Planning for a trip can be a time-consuming venture – When to go? Where to stay? How to avoid the mediocre touristy places and find the cool local spots? Then add surfing into the mix and you’re looking at a whole other level of complexity.
From surf seasons and consistency to figuring out the ideal destinations and waves for your surf ability, there’s a lot to consider to set yourself up for the highest wave-scoring potential.
Introducing the Lush Palm Surf Club.
Lush Palm Surf Club was created in our never-ending mission to help you go on the surf trips of your dreams.
Essentially a boutique surf travel agency, we’ve scoured the globe to find the best hotels, villas, and surf retreats at surf destinations around the world, and we’ll guide you to the perfect surf properties and experiences to suit your travel preferences, surf ability, budget, and wishes.
We’re all about epic stays at epic waves.
You can explore our curated Travel Collection to find amazing places to stay, or send us a few details about what you’re looking for and we’ll give you tailored recommendations.
How It Works (in a coco-nut shell)
1. Explore the Travel Collection >>
2. Find a place you love.*
3. Submit an inquiry with your travel dates and any other requests.
4. We’ll send you availability, booking details, and answer any questions (via email or phone call). If the property isn’t available for your dates, we’ll give you other recommendations based on what you’re looking for and help you book the perfect trip.
5. Confirm your booking and we’ll send you payment details to secure your reservation.
6. Go on the surf trip of your dreams. Get stoked.
* If you’re not sure where you want to go, share some details with us here and we’ll send you tailored recommendations based on what you’re looking for. (We also work with many additional properties that aren’t listed on our site yet, so if you’re not seeing a certain something, let us know and we might have the perfect place).
Why Book with Us?
We’re passionate and knowledgeable about surf travel, destinations, and the properties in our Travel Collection, so we provide a wealth of insider information, tips, and recommendations.
We guarantee the best rates available, we offer our guidance freely, and as our guest, you’ll be treated to a ‘Lush Palm Perk’ with most stays you book with us. From complimentary cocktails to a room upgrade or spa treatment, booking with Lush Palm Surf Club has its perks.
We don’t throw around the phrase ‘dream surf trip’ lightly. We truly want you to have the best trip ever and we’ll do everything we can to make that happen. If you’re interested in a certain property and we see that it might not be ideal for some reason (maybe it doesn’t have something you’re looking for or your dates aren’t ideal for the type of waves you want), we’ll always let you know and give alternative suggestions that best fit your preferences.
As a third party to the properties we work with, we’re an objective resource with unbiased recommendations – our number one priority is giving you the most accurate information and the best trip possible based on your individual wish list. Consider us your surf travel bestie.
We’re proud members of 1% for the Planet, and a portion of all bookings are donated to ocean-based conservation efforts.
Last but not least, when you book your stay through Lush Palm, you’re helping support our team to create more helpful free surf travel guides and content highlighting the best in surf. In case you want a tidy list of reasons to book with us, here you go.
The Win-Win-Win Situation
It might come as a surprise, but our services are without charge. That’s not a typo – working with us is exactly zero cost to you and you won’t pay any extra to book through us.
If you’re wondering how on earth we could manage to work with you one-on-one to help plan your dream surf trip without charge and keep the lights on, wonder no more. Our fees are paid by the properties we work with, and no, you won’t be charged a premium because of our services. Our close relationships with the properties in our Travel Collection enable us to offer the best rates available (and often some extra perks).
It’s the ultimate win-win-win situation. We get to do what we’re passionate about and help you plan the most awesome surf trips ever, you get to go on said awesome surf trips, and the properties we work with get to have your lovely presence at their awesome place. It’s a golden triangle of winning.
The Travel Collection
At the heart of the Lush Palm Surf Club is our Travel Collection which is our curated collection of exceptional surf resorts, boutique hotels, villas, and retreats at top surf destinations around the world. We’re all about quality over quantity and we have high criteria for our Collection. It’s invite-only (properties can’t buy their way in), and all properties are carefully selected.
In addition to hand-picking properties with surf goals in mind, we believe in a holistic travel experience. This translates to hotels and retreats with an elevated sense of design, cuisine, amenities, and activities for lay days and/or any non-surfing companions.
Properties in our Travel Collection:
- Are located in top surf destinations and exclusive locations
- Reflect an elevated sense of design and style
- Are special – whether it’s through originality, phenomenal food, location, amenities, people, or all of the above
We understand you may have loved ones who don’t surf and might not be keen on taking a trip based on hunting waves. Our Travel Collection was curated with your non-surfing loved ones in mind. All properties were selected as destinations with plenty of things to do and amenities to make non-surfers love the trip as much as your wave-stoked self.
We also work with many places that aren’t listed on our site yet, so if you’re looking for something in particular and you don’t see it in the Travel Collection, let us know what you’re looking for here as we might have the perfect place.
Whether you’re looking to go on your first surf trip or 20th, we’re dedicated to helping you save time, surf more, get stoked, and have the best trip ever.
If you’ve been following Lush Palm for a while, thank you so much for your support. And if you’re new to our little surf stoked world, thank you so much for being here. We’re super excited to connect with you all and help you make your own travel dreams come to life.
~ Tara, Eric, & the Lush Palm Team
2 thoughts on “Surf Travel Made Easy / Introducing the Lush Palm Surf Club”
Thanks for the insight. I look forward to your help as I plan to visit Nicaragua next spring.
Sounds great, Mark! We’d love to help you with your trip to Nicaragua. Cheers