These Coastal Hotels Offer Epic Surf Adventures

These Coastal Hotels Offer Epic Surf Adventures

From the sun-kissed California Coast to the pristine shores of Nicaragua and Hawaii, the following hotels provide unique surf programming experiences, promising unforgettable adventures on the waves this summer.

Laguna Surf Lodge by SCP Hotels | Laguna Beach, California 

Surf Programming: At the newly rebranded Laguna Surf Lodge, surf culture comes to life in the design of the hotel and curated surf experiences. Situated one of the best surf breaks in Laguna Beach, Thalia Street surf break, guests of the hotel won't need to wander far for an epic day of surf. During their stay guests can book SCP’s signature programming and Epic Adventure, Dawn Patrol, which includes a full-day of personalized surf instruction, beachside brunch and lunch, fireside s'mores and drinks back at the hotel to end the afternoon. In addition, the hotel offers the Little Groms program, providing complimentary boogie boards, sand toys, beach educational books, and kid surf lessons (available at additional cost) for the little surfers in the family.

About: The recently reimagined Laguna Surf Lodge by SCP Hotels, is a classic, beachfront experience in one of California’s most iconic destinations. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the vibrant local surf culture at this newly renovated 41-room surf lodge, situated directly on the beach, steps from Laguna's renowned art galleries, eateries, boutiques, and the Pacific Ocean. From sustainable amenities to curated wellness experiences, Laguna Surf Lodge offers a truly unique stay in Southern California.

Mission Pacific Beach Resort & The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa | Oceanside, CA

Surf Programming: This summer, guests are invited to experience wave-riding adventures at The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa and Mission Pacific Beach Resort, located just steps from the beach in Oceanside. Nestled along a four-mile stretch of pristine coastline and recently named the official training ground for usa surf, Oceanside is a hub for professional surfers and enthusiasts alike. Guests can take surf lessons from Duran Barr, a second-generation pro surfer. The 1.5 hour guided experience is designed for all ages and skill levels, including all gear like wetsuits and surfboards. For seasoned surfers, Mission Pacific's surf concierge, Ryan Gregg, stands ready to help navigate the O'side breaks, offering insights into surf culture and providing guidance to fine-tune skills. Whether travelers are brand-new to the sport, or are experienced wave chasers, the family-friendly experience guarantees plenty of tailored attention and endless fun.

About The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa: Boasting beautiful ocean estate architecture, The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa is a grand beachside resort, reimagined. This classic seaside resort is beautifully refined with 226 guest rooms, including 56 suites, an expansive pool with an indoor/outdoor living room, a contemplative library, three dining outlets, and authentic, farm-to-sea treatments at Sunny’s Spa.

About Mission Pacific Beach Resort: Situated on 700 feet of pristine beachfront near the historic pier in Oceanside, CA, Mission Pacific Hotel is a beachfront sanctuary with a laid-back spirit. The hotel offers immersive surfing experiences, bold culinary moments at MICHELIN-Starred restaurant Valle, and Oceanside’s only rooftop pool/bar and the Top Gun House (as seen in the iconic “Top Gun” film).

Kaimana Beach Hotel | Oahu, Hawaii

Surf Programming: Kaimana’s Surf and Shoot Experience allows guests to team up with surf legends Kai Sallas and Tommy Pierucki to shape their own custom board, learn how to surf Hawaii’s famous breaks and capture amazing content. Guests will work personally with ISA World Longboard Champion Kai Sallas to shape and design their own longboard, picking everything from board model to color. Kai will even write a personalized message on the board, which will be shipped to the guest’s home following a private surf lesson. For an added cost, all the action can be captured by legendary surf photographer Tommy Pierucki, whose photos have appeared on the cover of the world’s top surf magazines as well as in promotional content for brands like Roxy, Quicksilver and RVCA. The experience includes five-day accommodations in an ocean view suite; pricing starts at $6,999.

About: Located at Waikiki’s best address along the quietest end of the Gold Coast of Oahu, Kaimana Beach Hotel celebrates its original mid-century architecture with a new modern-boho aesthetic. With a “come as you are” mentality and barefoot casual style, the 122-room hotel has been an integral part of the fabric of Waikiki for more than five decades. As the social hub of the hotel, the oceanfront Hau Tree restaurant beckons with barefoot elegance as the only spot in Waikiki where guests can dine just steps from the sand. The Hau Tree team expertly blends international flavors and handcrafted pastas using local, farm-fresh ingredients which are matched only by the unforgettable views.

Rancho Santana | Nicaragua 

About: Spread across 2,700 acres of Nicaragua’s pristine Emerald Coast, Rancho Santana is a world-class resort and residential community with five private beaches, over 21 miles of hiking trails, five dining concepts, outdoor and cultural adventures and a treetop wellness sanctuary.

Surf Programming: From an exclusive retreat with professional surfer Kassia Meador to a Yoga and Surf Wellness Week, guests can enjoy numerous exceptional surfing experiences at Rancho Santana. For guests who are learning how to surf, Rancho’s skilled coaches will help identify the best surf spots tailored to the wave conditions and individual skill level. Experienced surfers can even embark on Rancho Santana’s Surf Safari Boat which will take them up and down Nica’s coast for the best waves. Professional photography and videography can be included in any surf experience for an added fee.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach Offers an Exclusive Surf Program for Young Adventurers

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach is an award-winning, luxury resort that seamlessly blends the amenities of a private residence with the exceptional services of a luxury resort and unobstructed Pacific Ocean views, just a five-minute walk to the beach. Recently the resort launched Little Paddlers, a surf program that encourages young travelers to begin their surfing journey at a young age. Waikiki’s calm waters are the perfect place for keiki (kids) to catch a wave, and this daytime activity includes a surf lesson with a certified instructor along with curated snack boxes to enjoy afterward. Each participant will receive a framed certificate of completion as a keepsake of their accomplishment.

From the Lagoon to the Ocean, COMO Uma Canggu Takes Travelers on a Surfing Adventure in the Waters of Bali

Surfers of all levels will find a haven of perfect rippling waves and sunshine on Bali’s south coast at the beachside COMO Uma Canggu. For those looking to start their surfing adventure, the property offers lessons for levels one through four alongside Tropicsurf’s in-water personal instruction and equipment. The first lesson is a Lagoon session, allowing travelers to learn the foundations of the sport in the resort's lagoon pool. The lesson will incorporate board handling, stance, ocean safety, and balance-board simulations, ensuring that travelers are ready to brave the waves the next time around. Level 2 is the Canggu lesson, a 1-hour-long session at the resort’s reefs, whereas Level 3, also known as the Local Surfari Lesson is a 3-hour-long session taking place offsite at nearby local reefs. Level 4 travelers are ready to venture into the ocean for an Island Surfari lesson, typically lasting six to eight hours, allowing for professional instruction further afield at Bali’s beginner breaks. Travelers may also choose to experience a private session allowing four surfers per guide, perfect for families or those wanting personalized instruction. Additionally, the property never leaves out younger travelers from the fun, and thanks to Play by COMO, children aged six to 12 can participate in a specialized learn-to-surf program where they will learn about ocean awareness and safety, followed by a pool session to learn basic techniques.

Only Guests at Domes Lake Algarve Get Exclusive Access to Surf at Praia de Falesia Beach

Situated in the idyllic beach town of Algarve, Portugal and the only Domes resort open year-round, Domes Lake Algarve, Autograph Collection, is home to a host of unique programming for guests looking to experience a luxurious surfing getaway. Known as a popular surfing destination, Algarve, Portugal features waves suitable for all levels, from beginners to pros. With the resort boasting exclusive access to Praia de Falesia Beach (one of the most beautiful beaches in the world), guests can experience beginner-friendly waves that appeal to Domes Lake Algarve’s family-friendly ethos. For surfers looking to shred the waves without the kids, the resort showcases the novel KiEPOS program, bound to entertain younger travelers while their parents are on the water. Allowing children to plant their own greens, herbs and flowers during their stay, the KiEPOS program teaches lessons in eco-responsibility in a kid-friendly way. After a long day of surfing, guests can take advantage of Domes’ signature Soma Spa, boasting standout treatments and wellness experiences inspired by ancient Greek techniques, using all-natural products. Zen-seekers can also enjoy sunrise yoga, a fitness center, and birdwatching for the ultimate relaxation.

Fajã do Belo: Azores, Portugal

Pegasus Lodges introduces Fajã do Belo, a hidden gem on São Jorge Island in the Azores, Portugal. Accessible via a brief mountain hike, this retreat caters to surf enthusiasts, providing optimal conditions for surfers of all levels. The eight villas, meticulously crafted from locally sourced volcanic stone, offer a cozy atmosphere with high ceilings, traditional wooden beams, and panoramic views of the sea and lush fauna.

Fajã do Belo distinguishes itself with an intimate connection to nature, surrounded by untouched mountains, waterfalls, and a location between the tumultuous Atlantic waves and the rugged Azores coast. Beyond surfing, guests can enjoy canyoning, fishing, diving, or simply relaxing onsite. Culinary offerings, curated by a resident chef, highlight traditional Azorean and Portuguese dishes. Accessible hiking trails, guided by knowledgeable hosts, lead to hidden lakes, waterfalls, and remote surf breaks, providing a local perspective on the region. Rooted in Pegasus Lodges' "edges of the Earth" philosophy, Fajã do Belo offers a genuine escape for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the unspoiled beauty of the Azorean landscape with a focus on an exceptional surfing experience.

Telo Island Lodge: Telo Island, Indonesia

Telo Island Lodge is designed to provide one of the world’s best-serviced surf travel experiences in Indonesia. The lodge is strategically positioned to allow guests to access two world-class waves right from their doorstep. Spacious covered decks and common areas are surrounded by lush lawns and a tropical lagoon, where an epic little fleet of surf transfer speedboats wait on standby to take guests to over 18 additional surf breaks. When taking a break from the waves, guests can savor the finest flavors of Indonesian cuisine with the all-inclusive dining experience or enjoy the exclusive masseuse for revitalization and rejuvenation.

Nootka Wilderness Lodge: British Columbia, Canada

For surfers looking to break the norm and venture into colder waters, Nootka Wilderness Lodge offers a unique surfing experience on the west side of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Situated approximately 160 miles northwest of Vancouver, guests will begin their journey to the floating lodge with a thrilling seaplane ride, soaring over the rugged landscapes and pristine waters, setting the tone for an unforgettable maritime wilderness retreat. Due to the extremely remote location of Nootka Island, there are no crowds, and their well-equipped boat allows them to access a wide variety of waves with ease. Their local guides will choose the best area based on conditions and ensure that they pick a break that is suitable for all skill levels and abilities.

The lodge's comfortable accommodations feature private and spacious rooms with ensuite bathrooms, ensuring a relaxing stay within the pristine wilderness. With breathtaking views, tasty dining options, and a devoted and attentive staff, Nootka Wilderness Lodge transforms into the perfect destination for guests looking to create lasting memories in an adventurous landscape where the sea meets the mountains.

Pinnacles: North Telo, Indonesia

Pinnacles on North Telo where the brand's journey began, is a surf lodge masterpiece designed by the renowned BAR Architects of San Francisco. Located in North Sumatra, Pinnacles is not just a place to stay, it’s an adventure waiting to happen. With over 20 surf breaks located less than 25 minutes from the property, guests will enjoy waves for all experience levels. The surf guides at Pinnacles not only know the area like the back of their hand but are intuitively tuned in to guests' desires, limits, and abilities. Pinnacles collection of 8 exclusive bungalows that offer panoramic views of the ocean, guests will enjoy a full-service spa, pool, paddle boarding, fishing, snorkeling, bike tours, and more. With an array of activities by land and sea, travelers of all kinds will find an experience tailored to their interests.

Aganoa Lodge Samoa: Savaii, Samoa

Aganoa Lodge Samoa offers an immersive experience in the untouched beauty of Savaii, preserving one of the last untrodden surf wonderlands on Earth. Located on a five-acre oceanfront, adjacent to the Tafua Rainforest Preserve, Aganoa Lodge is ideal for surfers and non-surfers alike. Guests are expertly guided on surfing adventures, as well as catering to land travelers who seek an active and enriching cultural experience. The expansive common area boasts an open-plan design, complete with a bar, a welcoming lounge area, and prime surf-observation spots.