Luxury Surfing Destinations Around the World

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  • Costa Rica

  • Mexico

  • Morocco

  • Portugal

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Beaches

  • International Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Surfing

  • Multi-Destination

A woman in white on a white surfboard in crystal blue waters with white sand for a luxury surf vacation in the Maldives.
Curator’s statement

As a surfer myself and a lover of beautiful resorts, I think this makes the perfect combination for a lot of people who want to enjoy good waves but don't want to stay at cheaper resorts.

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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Enjoy simple life at the Four Seasons with the canopy plunge pool suite, sunset views and breakfast in bed.

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NIHI Sumba

Located at the edge of the wilderness with a cutting-edge design and infinity pool, this hotel is best known for its beach frequented by wild horses.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Six Senses Fiji

Spectacular villa-style accommodation with a Six Senses dedication to wellness and on-site iguana conservation.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Surfing at the Four Seasons in Costa Rica

Two surfers in Costa Rica with white and blue surfboards walking in shallow blue water with green lush trees in the background.

Four Seasons knows how to bring barefoot luxury to a new level. This eco-luxurious resort with 175 rooms gives its guests privileged access to two renowned surf spots giving consistent swells all year round: Ollies Point and Witch’s Rock. Surfers of all levels can enjoy the waves here and take lessons through the hotel's surf school (or join a guide to discover other surf spots).

Luxury surfing in Sumba, Indonesia

Oceanside cliff with tan dirt in Sumba, Indonesia with blue water and white surf along lush green forest.

NIHI Sumba is an eco 5-star resort situated on Sumba Island between lush jungle and stunning beach and is home to one of the world's most desired waves, “God’s Left” or “Occy’s left.” Catching a wave here is not easy, but once you get on one you are rewarded with a two-to-three-hundred meter long ride. NIHI Sumba limits the amount of surfers to 10 per day so you are sure to have an incredible surfing experience. Newbies can also have their try at nearby Coconut Cove, where you can spend half a day with breakfast or lunch.

Catching a wave at the Six Senses in Fiji

A blue ocean water wave with a white break for surfing in Fiji.

Surrounded by crystal clear waters and pristine beaches, Six Senses Fiji is located in a beautiful bay on Malolo Island. The luxury resort has its own private beach and the famous spot Cloudbreak is only a 15-minute boat ride away. Other breaks in the area are Restaurants, Wilkes and Swimming Pools, and there are waves for beginners as well. If your travel partner is not a surfer, no sweat, the resort offers plenty of other activities, such as snorkeling, cooking classes, underwater cleanups and sailing.

Riding the surf in the luxurious Maldives

A surfer on a white surfboard in the Maldives with blue water and white water waves crashing.

Amazing eco-resort with overwater villas overlooking endless blues, Gili Lankanfushi is a private island where the accommodations blend in harmoniously with their natural surroundings. Jailbreak is the wave closest to the resort at just a five minute boat trip. Other spots near the hotel are Honkies, Sultans and Chickens. At Gili Lankanfushi, you'll find waves for every level.

Hidden surf in Sri Lanka

A surfer with brown swim shorts riding a blue and white wave on a white surfboard in Sri Lanka.

Located on Sri Lanka's south coast, Anantara is truly a haven of peace. Surrounded by 42 acres of lush coconut trees, the resort with 152 rooms offers ocean view villas, private dining and surf lessons. This coastline is perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers and the best surf is from April to November.

Private surf charter around the Maldives

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A surfari on another level, the 39-meter luxury Four Seasons catamaran is an excellent way to explore empty surf breaks. The cruise starts at Four Seasons resort at Kuda Huraa, Maldives, and visits the outer atolls or the north. Cruises are operated both as shared or private charter.

Exploring consistent waves in Mexico

A black silhouette of a person carrying a surfboard with waves crashing and an orange sunset in Mexico.

Mexican spirit and contemporary luxury meet at the One & Only in Palmilla, set in a lush tropical garden at the Sea of Cortez. The area offers consistent waves, from beach breaks to reef breaks and pointbreaks.

Busy breaks in Portugal

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Areias do Seixo is situated between pine trees and the ocean and offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic. The luxurious boutique hotel is located away from the busy breaks in Peniche and Ericeira. The best time to go for beginners is May to September. For more advanced surfers, it is best to visit from September to February.

Private surfing getaway in Morocco

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This exclusive resort with only 12 rooms is situated near the beach of a quiet lagoon. The Moorish designed resort offers incredible views and is the perfect getaway to catch one of the best waves in Morocco. Beginners can start at La Sultana, while more advanced surfers can catch waves at “Les Tomates.”

Laidback surfing in the Seychelles

Crystal blue water with surfing waves crashing on tan sand and green lush forest in the Seychelles.

While the Seychelles aren't known as a surf destination, the Four Seasons Seychelles, located at the sandy bay of Petit Anse, offers a laid back surf experience ideal for longboarders. The best time to go is from April to October.

For more water fun, check out Arlette's guide for 'Best Diving Destinations Around the World by Month'.

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