Azerbaijan's brand-new kitesurfing centre offers a unique opportunity to go skimming across a Caspian lagoon with glorious sunsets, reliable wind yet relatively calm shallow water. Lessons available (from AZN180). Consider booking a few days ahead.

Along with its cafe-restaurant, the centre is set on an isolated headland beach, 16km off the main Baku–Quba Hwy via Shuraabad.