Is there any kind of holiday more invigorating and stimulating than a surf break? Spending some time out on the waves, getting back in touch with nature and topping up on some fun is a great way to enjoy your time off work. However, sometimes the thought of camping, sleeping in a cramped van or sharing a cheap beach shack with several strangers takes the edge off the appeal, which is why we often find ourselves fantasising about luxury surfing holidays.
There’s nothing in the rulebook about not combining the two. In fact, there is no rulebook. One of the beautiful things about surfing is that it’s up to you how you enjoy it. So, if you want to take on some waves on holiday but also enjoy the finer things in life, the following three luxury surfing holidays might be very appealing.
Medhufushi Islands, Maldives
One of the world’s premier luxury destinations, you probably associate the Maldives with luxury beach and island resorts. However, you might not know it as a surf destination, which works very much in its favour. Secluded and uncrowded surf spots can be reached via a short boat transfer from the Medhufushi Islands Resort.
It can occasionally be a little tricky finding transfer planes in the Maldives that will take surfboards and some resorts don’t offer surf options, which is the reason the waters are often deserted. But on a Medhufushi Islands trip with companies such as LineUpExplorers (LUEX) all of that is taken care of for you. Leaving you free to enjoy a surfing holiday in paradise.
Montezuma, Costa Rica
One of the adventure capitals of this incredible Central American country famed for its green credentials. On a luxurious surfing break with La Escuela del Sol, you can enjoy incredible surfing, yoga retreats, Spanish language classes, scuba diving and even fire dancing instruction.
This is a trip for the soul as much as it is the body, with such an array of stimulating activities to enjoy. Plus, your accommodation is right off the beach and within walking distance of spectacular waterfalls, giving this surfing adventure a distinctly luxurious edge.
Also offering surfing retreat-style holidays along with boutique accommodation is The Chillhouse in Bali. With a range of excellent surf packages, including Surf ‘n’ Yoga, Surf ‘n’ Love and Surf ‘n’ Family, they have all the bases covered.
Naturally stunning locations are accompanied by luxurious tropical style accommodation in bamboo-lined lodges. With all the expected accoutrements of five star accommodation, this is the very definition of luxury surfing holidays.