5 Luxury Surf Resorts Around the World

  • Guests of Karma Surf Retreat on Portugal's Carcavelos Beach.

    Guests of Karma Surf Retreat on Portugal's Carcavelos Beach.

  • Pura Vida Adventures is located steps from Playa Carmen, which is regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Pura Vida Adventures is located steps from Playa Carmen, which is regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

  • One of Surf & Soul's vintage Ambassador surf wagons.

    One of Surf & Soul's vintage Ambassador surf wagons.

  • Located in Seminyak, Bali, Surf Goddess Retreats has just celebrated its 10th year.

    Located in Seminyak, Bali, Surf Goddess Retreats has just celebrated its 10th year.

  • In addition to surfing, guests have access to yoga, massages, and healthy meals at Three Jewels.

    In addition to surfing, guests have access to yoga, massages, and healthy meals at Three Jewels.

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From a luxurious resort in Bali to a rustic corner of Kerala, these surf retreats will have you riding the waves in no time
By Natasha Dragun

COSTA RICA
Pura Vida Adventures
Steps from Playa Carmen—regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world—at the tip of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, this eco-chic retreat offers weeklong women-only and mixed-gender surf camps. Jungle envelops rooms designed with teak floors and bamboo beds, and semi-open pavilions make the ideal perch for meals or yoga sessions. Surfing programs are customized to each guest, which means that everyone from beginners to experienced board-riders are catered for, and with a three-to-one student-to-teacher ratio, you’re assured personalized attention. The water is warm, the consistently good breaks are un-crowded, and there are diversions aplenty in the area, from rain forest walks to bang-up seafood meals in the old fishing village of Mal Pais.

Seven-day retreats from US$2,295, per person, all-inclusive. 

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