The Best Luxury Surf Resorts & Surf Trips

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Tropical Island paradise at Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives

For those seeking the perfect blend of luxury and surf, these luxury surf resorts and surf trips offer unparalleled experiences in some of the world’s most stunning locations. From the pristine shores of the Maldives to the vibrant surf culture of Costa Rica, each property provides luxurious accommodations, world-class amenities, and access to some of the best waves on the planet.

We specialize in planning luxury surf trips tailored to your surf level, surf style, and travel preferences. Enjoy a 5-star done-for-you surf vacation with insider surf intel, the best local surf guides, stunning oceanfront villas, talented private chefs, surf photography, and more. Our expert surf travel designers have curated the crème de la crème at each surf destination and bring it all together to create your dream surf vacation.

The properties listed below are just a sampling of a few of the amazing surf properties we plan trips to around the world. Whether you’re chasing barrels in tropical waters or relaxing in oceanfront villas, these luxury surf resorts and surf trips make for unforgettable surf vacations. Dive in and explore these ultimate escapes for surfers and luxury travelers alike.

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Luxury Surf Resorts

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Experience 5-star luxury and amazing surf at this postcard-perfect tropical island paradise in the Maldives. Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers an unparalleled blend of luxury and adventure, making it one of the finest 5-star resorts in the Maldives.

The resort features private twin islands, Play and Chill, each providing a unique experience tailored to your ideal getaway. Play Island is all about excitement and activities, from treetop adventures to exploring the endless azure sea. Meanwhile, Chill Island offers tranquility and relaxation with the serene Drift Spa, gourmet dining, and luxurious over-water villas.

Choose from a variety of stunning accommodations, from beach villas nestled between jungle and white sands to over-water sanctuaries, each offering luxurious amenities and direct access to the beach or lagoon.

The Surf

The Central Atolls of the Maldives is a premier surf destination featuring uncrowded, high-quality breaks. At Niyama, you can paddle out to Vodi Point, a powerful and sometimes hollow left-hander that offers thrilling rides right onto the shore. Additionally, a short five-minute speedboat ride will take you to Kasabu, a rippable and hollow right-hander perfect for a different wave experience. The area boasts a variety of surf spots suitable for all levels, with consistent waves year-round. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping barrels or more mellow rides, Niyama’s surf scene promises an unforgettable adventure in a stunning tropical paradise.

Anantara Uluwatu

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort, perched on the southern tip of Bali, offers a blend of luxury, stunning views, and easy access to top surf spots. The resort’s terraced architecture seamlessly integrates with the dramatic landscape, providing breathtaking Indian Ocean vistas from every angle. With 73 luxurious suites, pool villas, and penthouses, guests enjoy ultimate comfort and privacy.

Amenities include private Jacuzzis, multi-layered oceanfront pools, and gourmet dining with spectacular sunset views. Nearby attractions, like Uluwatu Temple and hidden beaches, add cultural and adventurous experiences, making this resort the perfect luxury surf getaway.

The Surf

Bali’s consistent swells make surfing possible year-round, with the best conditions from May to September. Anantara Uluwatu is ideally located on the Bukit Peninsula near Uluwatu, and you can see three top surf breaks from the property: Impossibles, Bingin, and Padang Padang. Guests can check the surf from their rooms and access Impossibles via a private cliffside elevator. Impossibles offers long, fast waves for experienced surfers, ensuring an unforgettable surf experience right at the resort’s doorstep.

Six Senses Fiji

Located on Malolo Island, Six Senses Fiji is a luxury surf resort perfect for adventure seekers, families, and honeymooners. The resort blends classic South Pacific architecture with modern design, offering 24 spacious pool villas and private residences. Guests can enjoy the infinity pool, beachside lounging, yoga pavilion, and a spa with Fijian-inspired treatments. The resort’s Experiences Center offers activities like diving, water sports, and excursions, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

The Surf

Six Senses Fiji is near six world-class waves, including Cloudbreak and Restaurants, within a 20-minute radius. The peak surf season from April to October offers the best barrels, while the shoulder season from November to March provides manageable waves for beginners and intermediates. The resort offers surf guiding, beginner lessons, and advanced coaching, making it an ideal destination for surfers of all levels.

Six Senses Laamu

Situated on the private island of Olhuveli in the Maldives, Six Senses Laamu is an impeccable luxury surf resort surrounded by the bright turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. As the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, its remote location offers an exclusive escape for those seeking a pristine paradise. The resort features 97 water and beachfront villas, designed with sustainable materials and minimalist elegance, each offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

Guests can enjoy a range of activities, from kayaking and windsurfing to yoga and outdoor movie nights. The resort boasts the Maldives’ largest overwater amenities facility, including a wine cellar, restaurants, a boutique, and a dive center. Whether you prefer a picnic on a deserted beach or cocktails on a sailboat at sunset, Six Senses Laamu provides bespoke experiences tailored to your desires.

The Surf

Six Senses Laamu, located in the Laamu Atolls, offers quality waves in the Maldives’ least crowded surf zone. The resort provides access to multiple surf breaks, including fast lefts and a beginner-friendly wave near the beach. The highlight is Yin Yangs, a perfect right-hand barrel, accessible by a short boat ride. The peak surf season is from May to October, ensuring excellent conditions for all surfers.


luxurious costa rica beach house

Nantipa is a luxurious beachfront boutique hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, offering barefoot luxury and sunny hospitality. Opened in 2019, it boasts a perfect location between the main road and the beach, with 450 feet of beachfront and proximity to town and great restaurants.

The design blends modern Scandinavian style with Latin influences, featuring spacious, light-filled rooms and stunning views. Highlights include five oceanfront Ninta Bungalows with private plunge pools. Guests can relax by the pool, dine at the beachfront restaurant Manzú, or enjoy a sunset cocktail on the beach.

The Surf

Located in Santa Teresa, a top surf zone on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, Nantipa offers access to a variety of point and beach breaks suitable for all levels. The waves are warm and consistent, peaking from April to September but also good in the winter. The main beach break of Santa Teresa is known for its punchy, hollow sandbars. With its prime beachfront location, Nantipa provides easy access to excellent surf breaks for a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Aethos Ericeira

Perched on a cliff with sweeping ocean views, Aethos Ericeira is a stunning design hotel offering a luxurious and rejuvenating surf trip experience in Portugal. With 50 rooms, including 18 suites, the hotel features modern design and plentiful amenities.

Guests can enjoy the heated saltwater pool, meditation deck, and transformative spa treatments, or stay active in the fully-equipped gym. The outdoor sauna offers breathtaking ocean views, and the thoughtfully designed rooms reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

The Surf

Ericeira, known as Europe’s only “surf reserve,” is a dream destination for surfers. The coastline offers a variety of surf breaks, from beginner-friendly beach breaks to challenging reef breaks like Coxos. With over 20 surf spots and consistent waves, it caters to surfers of all levels. The peak surf season in Portugal runs from October to April, providing larger swells, while spring, summer, and fall offer smaller waves ideal for beginners and intermediates. Just 35 km from Lisbon, Ericeira also boasts charming cobblestone streets, vibrant local cuisine, and stunning coastal views, making it a top destination for surf and relaxation.

Luxury Surf Trips 

Lush Palm Signature: Oahu

Escape to paradise with our exclusive Hawaii Surf Trip to the breathtaking North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. This luxury surf trip distills the best of the North Shore into an extraordinary done-for-you experience with the ultimate blend of barefoot luxury and surf.

This 6-night trip includes everything you need for an amazing surf getaway and all logistics are taken care of, so all you have to do is choose dates, book your flights, and pack your bags. This experience includes:

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Explore luxury done-for-you surf vacations with Lush Palm Private Retreats.

  • 6 x Nights in a beautiful oceanfront villa 
  • 10 x Delicious meals by in-house private chefs (6 brunches, 4 dinners)
  • Daily chef-prepared grab-and-go snacks
  • 4 x 2-hour surf lessons or guiding with vetted local surf guides (per surfer)
  • 6 x Days surfboard rentals for all surfers
  • 1 x Surf photography session
  • 2 x Private yoga sessions
  • 1 x Massage per adult
  • 1 x Excursion of your choice (choose from boat trips, horseback riding, SUP tours, and more)
  • 6 x Days SUV rental
  • Grocery stocking
  • Lush Palm Travel Guide to the North Shore

Book this Lush Palm Signature Oahu Trip to experience the best waves, food, beaches, and barefoot luxury lifestyle that Oahu has to offer.

The Surf

The North Shore of Oahu, known as the 7-mile miracle, is a renowned surf destination with warm turquoise waters and over a dozen world-class surf breaks. The villa provides direct access to Freddieland, suitable for beginners and intermediates, and Velzyland, perfect for advanced surfers. Nearby surf spots include Backyards, Sunset, Rocky Point, Gas Chambers, Pipeline, and Off-The-Wall. Our local surf guides will take you to the best waves for your skill level, with personalized coaching and guiding sessions to help you make the most of the North Shore’s legendary surf.

Lush Palm Costa Rica

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Lush Palm Costa Rica is a 7-night all-inclusive surf coaching retreat for beginner and intermediate surfers. Enjoy an amazing surf getaway at our stunning oceanfront villa surrounded by fun waves, and take your surfing to the next level with top-notch surf coaching and video analysis.

The trips are all-inclusive — this week-long boutique retreat includes everything you need to have an incredible surf trip (and then some!). We’ve done all the planning for you, so all you have to do is book your flight, show up, and have the best time!

Retreats include 7 nights at our modern oceanfront villa, delicious foodie-approved meals by in-house private chefs, technical surf coaching and video analysis, primo surfboard rentals, daily surf guiding, all transportation to surf breaks, surf photography and video, restorative yoga sessions and massage, a private catamaran charter, round-trip airport transfers, a small group of rad humans, and more.

Join us for a week of surf, eat, chill, repeat at its very finest.

The Surf

Playa Negra and the surrounding areas are renowned for their consistent surf year-round, offering a variety of waves suitable for all levels. From November to April, smaller to medium-size waves make it an ideal time for beginner and intermediate surfers, while the largest swells occur from May to October. The retreat includes daily surf guiding to the best local breaks around Playa Negra and Avellanas, featuring everything from gentle sand-bottom rollers for beginners to powerful reef breaks for more advanced surfers. With technical surf coaching, video analysis, and primo surfboard rentals, this trip is designed to take your surfing to the next level in one of Costa Rica’s top surf destinations.

Tailor-Made Luxury Surf Trips

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Surf in, surf out, at this luxury villa in Mexico

Lush Palm Private Retreats are bespoke surf getaways for those who desire not just phenomenal waves, but an elevated surf experience. We cater to families and groups who want extraordinary surf trips without the hassle of planning.

Enjoy a completely done-for-you surf vacation with all logistics and details meticulously designed and taken care of. Everything from insider surf intel to stunning villas close to great waves, to talented private chefs and surf photographers – we’ve vetted and curated the crème de la crème at the best surf destinations and bring it all together to create your dream getaway.

The Surf

Our tailored surf trips offer expert surf guidance from our surf travel experts and local surf coaches, ensuring you get the best waves and surf experiences. Whether you’re a complete beginner looking to ride your first waves or an advanced surfer on the hunt for your favorite types of waves, we’ll set you up with everything you need for a next-level surf trip.

Oceanview Villa at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

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Perched on a lush mountainside, this luxurious design villa offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surf breaks at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. This indoor/outdoor villa compound harmoniously blends modern elegance with natural beauty, providing an oasis of tranquility and adventure.

Accommodating up to eight guests, it features four large ensuite bedrooms with incredible ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, Bluetooth speakers, high-quality linens, and marble finishes. The villa’s amenities include a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, a saltwater infinity pool, multiple private patios, and balconies. Hand-carved wood finishes, Italian leather furniture, and a massive canopy-style roof add to the sophisticated charm.

The Surf

A 5-minute walk down a private trail leads directly to Playa Hermosa, known for its consistent waves and multiple breaks suitable for all levels of surfers. The beach offers fun waves amid stunning scenery, making it ideal for both avid surfers and beginners. Nearby, Santa Teresa and Mal Pais on the Nicoya Peninsula are popular surf zones with a variety of point breaks and beach breaks that are warm, fun, consistent, and user-friendly. The south swell season from April through October brings the biggest waves, while November through March offers fun and clean waves during the dry summer months. Playa Hermosa has a variety of peaks and a nice channel for easy paddling on bigger days.

Luxury Surf Villa in Nosara, Costa Rica

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Located in the heart of Nosara, Costa Rica, this luxury surf villa offers a perfect blend of tranquility and convenience, just minutes from Playa Guiones and close to vibrant restaurants and shops. The villa, positioned against the beach’s nature preserve, features expansive living spaces ideal for solitude or social gatherings. It includes a spacious great room with a gourmet kitchen, SONOS speakers, and sliding glass doors that open to lush surroundings.

The villa boasts a separate yoga and meditation studio, a rooftop terrace with a full bar and hot tub, and outdoor amenities like an LED-lit swimming pool, veranda, and outdoor shower. Each of the five bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom and terrace access, with the master suite offering a luxurious bathroom and dual terrace access.

The Surf

Playa Guiones, Nosara’s main surf attraction, is a 7km stretch of sandy beach break perfect for surfers of all levels. Known for its consistent, year-round surf, Playa Guiones offers mellow, user-friendly waves for beginners and intermediates, as well as rippable peaks for advanced surfers. The beach’s long stretch and numerous peaks help to disperse the crowds, fostering a friendly and inviting surf vibe. This location promises an ideal surf and serenity getaway for all skill levels.

Luxury Oceanfront Villa in Punta Mita, Mexico

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This 8-bedroom, 13-bathroom ultra-luxury villa in Punta Mita, Mexico, offers a 15,000-square-foot oceanfront sanctuary. With breathtaking views over Bahía de Banderas and direct access to El Faro point break, the villa combines modern comforts with Old World charm. Designed by Joaquin Homs, it features expansive spaces that merge indoor and outdoor living, numerous relaxation areas, private terraces, an open-air palapa, a spacious movie theater, and a game room.

The Surf

Punta Mita is a surf paradise with a variety of reef, point, and beach breaks suitable for all levels. The villa offers direct access to El Faro point break and is close to other notable surf spots like La Lancha, El Anclote, Punta Burros, and La Bahia. The area has consistent waves year-round, with larger swells from June to October and smaller, beginner-friendly waves from November to May, providing a vibrant surf culture for an unforgettable adventure.

Luxury Oceanfront Villa in Mexico

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Nestled within the exclusive La Punta Estates of Punta Mita, this luxury oceanfront villa offers stunning views of the Bay of Banderas and direct private access to the El Faro surf break. This exquisite Spanish-Colonial villa accommodates up to 12 guests with six spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.

Designed by Karen Collignon, the villa features seamless indoor-outdoor living with massive sliding glass walls, Mexican warmth combined with contemporary elegance, and unique Old World and African design elements. Guests can relax in plush seating areas, sunbathe on chaise lounges, or swim in the infinity pool. 

The Surf

The villa offers direct access to the El Faro surf break, a spot typically accessible only by boat. Punta Mita’s diverse surf breaks cater to all skill levels, with consistent waves year-round. From June to October, larger swells attract advanced surfers, while November to May offers smaller, beginner-friendly waves. Nearby surf spots include La Lancha, perfect for all abilities, El Anclote for longboarders, and challenging breaks like Punta Burros and La Bahia. Punta Mita promises diverse waves and a vibrant surf culture, making it an ideal destination for a luxurious and thrilling surf getaway.

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