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The Best Surf Holidays for Couples: Where to Take Your Non-Surfing Partner
September 10th, 2019 + Wayfarers Atlas

For us, the perfect surf trip is all about balance.

Balancing time in the water with time spent together, experiencing wildly beautiful parts of the globe.

Waves on your doorstep or a short boat ride or paddle away – so the keen surfer won’t be gone all day hunting for those killer waves.

Blend that in with sublime sunsets. Secluded surf spots. Beautiful boltholes with room enough for two. And now you have yourself a special, memory-making kind of holiday to fill up your heart and photo collections for years to come.

So to make your life easier, we’ve got the best surf holidays for couples mapped out.

Each of these stunning resorts and exceptional destinations are ideal for couples who want barefoot luxury, delicious cuisine, undeniable style, local culture, sustainability, adrenaline-pumping fun and high doses of romance all wrapped up in one.

Surfers can enjoy loads of time in the water when waves are just a paddle away, while still enjoying plenty of time to share amazing experiences with your partner. Travelling together will open up awe-inspiring corners of the world for you to explore and will keep you coming back time and time again.

Get ready to be inspired …



Nihi Sumba

This is the kind of place that leaves you changed forever and one that has ‘sustainable style’ and ‘designer haven’ written all over it.

First things first, secluded surfing is the order of the day at Nihi Sumba, and the coveted Occy’s Left is the star of the show. Even the name will send shivers of delight down the spine of any saltwater junkie.

With only ten surfers a day reserved to surf this world-class barrelling left, crowd control is not an issue, and when incredible surf is only a paddle away, there is plenty of opportunities to spend quality time with your partner while still surfing multiple times a day.

Back on shore, you’ll both be wooed by four-poster beds, sommelier wines, divine spa experiences, and starry nights at this luxury haven where rituals of rare wonder, epic adventures and once in a lifetime moments are at your fingertips.

And the staff at Nihi love building your dream itinerary – whether that’s yoga at dawn with breathtaking views, hikes into local villages, lunch and snacks served by the state-of-the-art resort lap pool, spa safaris or sunset massages overlooking miles of Nihiwatu Beach on the stunning Indian Ocean coastline.

Nihi Sumba sits top of our list of best surf holidays for couples; I’m sure you can see why!


Marangga view to the Occy's Left and the best surf holiday for couples

Views out to Occy’s Left from Marangga Villa, Nihi Sumba.


Surfing Occy's left at Nihi Sumba

Surfing Occy’s left at Nihi Sumba.


ladies doing yoga at Nihi Sumba on family surf trip

Daily yoga sessions at Nihi Sumba.



Suarga Padang Padang – Bali

An extraordinary setting for relaxation, adventure and romance, Suarga sits cliff-top overlooking Padang Padang’s world-class surf break and is one of the most committed environmentally-conscious resorts on the island.

With Padang Padang right outside your door, you can be first in line up to ride this bucket list wave. Suarga is perfectly positioned with Uluwatu, Impossibles and Bingin only a couple of minutes down the road.

This means you can maximise both your time in the surf and time with your partner – a couples’ holiday win/win.

Sustainable bliss and barefoot designer perfection is also on the daily menu at Suarga Padang Padang.

Every decision at Suarga has been thoughtfully made – from low footprint building designs to natural water collection, solar panels, and locally sourced food which makes for a guilt-free holiday experience for couples looking for eco-friendly vibes.


Suarga Padang Padang view of pool from restaurant

Suarga Padang Padang’s cliff-top pool overlooking the surf below.


surfing at Suarga Padang Padang

World-class waves at Padang Padang.


Suarga Padang Padang Bajau Villa bedroom

Bajau Villa at Suarga Padang Padang with panoramic views.





Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi describes its philosophy as “slow life” and views “life” as a combination of Learning, Inspiring, Fun and Experience.

That’s why couples will never run out of things to do at this enchanting Maldivian haven.

Surf holidays should be all about balance, and this barefoot castaway resort in a captivating corner of the Maldives truly has something for everyone.

Discover secluded waves in the Baa Atoll accompanied by Soneva Fushi’s experienced surf guides who’ll have you surfing the regions best breaks, the closest only a 5-minute speedboat away.

From private sandbank dinners and overnight camping under the stars to Robinson Crusoe castaway picnics to diving with Manta Rays and mystical jungle experiences, Soneva Fushi leaves no stone left unturned.

Prefer to take your holidays with a large dose of luxury-laden relaxation? Head to the award-winning Six Senses Day Spa for some holistic healing and 5-star treatments.


Lazy in overwater hammocks at Soneva Fushi, the Maldives best surf resort for couples

Lazy in overwater hammocks at Soneva Fushi.


Surfing secluded breaks in the Baa Atoll surrounding Soneva Fushi

Surfing secluded breaks in the Baa Atoll surrounding Soneva Fushi.


Wayfarers Atlas Soneva Fushi Maldives villa One bedroom. The perfect family-friendly or group surf holiday destination

Soneva Fushi one bedroom villa.


Anantara Veli

Starry-eyed couples and close-knit friends will love the adults-only island resort of Anantara Veli which offers one of the best surf holidays for couples in the Maldives.

From silent sunsets to laughter ringing beneath the stars, Anantara Veli is all about living unapologetically well.

It invites you into a world of perfect pleasures and grown-up fun. You can practically taste the freedom in the salt air.

Laze-worthy overwater bungalows, turquoise waters as far as the eye can see and serene spa treatments will see you living out your Maldives dream.

Anantara Veli is surrounded by some of the Maldives best surf breaks which are only a short boat ride away. The lagoon surrounding the resort is also the ideal spot for beginners to find their feet.

A curated whirlwind of surf, sass and infinity-edged sophistication Anantara Veli is an escape that offers something for everyone both in and out of the water.

Think: ocean-facing yoga, diving, snorkelling, ayurvedic cooking classes at The Spice Spoon School, wandering the vibrant markets of Male or simply lounging on a fluffy white towel poolside and never feeling the desire to leave.


Aerial view over Anantara Veli the perfect adults-only surf resort

Aerial view over Anantara Veli.

Anantara Dhigu perfect for your next family surf trip waves from june till november

Surfing at Anantara Veli.

Sundari Spa Massage at Anatara Veli Maldives offers the best surf holiday for couples

Sundari Spa Massage at Anatara Veli Maldives.





Qamea Resort and Spa, Fiji

The jewel of Fiji’s northern islands, Qamea Resort and Spa is located on a breathtakingly beautiful island of dramatic lush, green, tropical jungle-clad hills and white sand beaches with plenty adventurers to take while at this exclusive resort.

Qamea Resort is an adults-only utopia. Kickback relax and unwind with your partner at the resorts award-winning spa, salute the sun with front-row ocean views in a daily yoga class or immerse yourself in Fiji’s unique cultural and divine diving.

Partnering with the surf pioneers at Tropicsurf, the delightful Qamea Resort delivers you a sublime surf experience, close to dream surf breaks so remote and rare you’ll be pinching yourself when you’re out there.

Not another set of fins insight with long rights, billowing barrels and even some soft breaks for those who want to boost their confidence in the water. If your partner is looking to learn-to-surf, this could be just the ideal spot to do it. First-class coaches and empty line-ups will make learning a breeze.


Beachfront yoga pavilion at Qamea Resort and Spa, Fiji best surf holiday location for couples

Beachfront yoga pavilion at Qamea Resort and Spa.

Surfing at Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji

Empty line up surrounding Qamea Resort & Spa, Fiji

Interior of Honeymoon bure bedroom at Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji

The honeymoon bure at Qamea Resort and Spa.




Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa Samoa

There’s so many incredible things for couples to soak up and enjoy at Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa, you’ll have a tough time ticking it all of your list.

From papaya polishes and almond facials in open-air parlours at the Tui-I-Laga Spa to tennis courts, golf courses, live traditional music and cooking classes that’ll have you whipping up a Samoan feast fit for a king, both you and your partner can enjoy a whole host of amazing activities back on land.

Dive into some big game fishing to catch the finest fish in the world or visit Samoa’s oldest villages to learn the art of spear throwing and duck into the local primary school to meet the younger generation who will be carrying these ancient traditions to adulthood.

Lava cliffs, virginal jungle, natural springs, and healing pools will have you enchanted by untamed nature as you explore the stunning island, worlds away from your busy life.

A no kids under 12 policy means the Sinalei Reef Resort is a great surf holiday for couples – it’s just the right amount of tranquillity mixed with barefoot luxury vibes.


Couple exploring Samoa by car at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Samoas best surf holiday for couples

Explore the island of Upolu during your stay at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa


Surfer on a wave at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Samoa

Surf some of Samoa’s best breaks.


Lady overlooking the water at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Samoa, the best couples surf destination

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa stunning beachfront villa.





Nay Palad

Siargao offers an inspiring mix of laidback island chill, smiling locals and pumping waves and Nay Palad Hideaway has a special, intoxicating charm all of its own that’s perfect for a holiday just for two.

You’ll find some of the most impressive waves on the planet here with over 20 surf breaks to suit any level and the iconic surf break, Cloud 9, is only a 15-minute drive away.

Included in your stay at Nay Palad is expert surf coaching, transfers to surrounding breaks, boards and helpful local guides that will have you slotting into the best waves on offer.

There’s also an enticing menu of extra-curricular activities that guarantees a memorable and relaxing vacation.

If you’re keen for some exploration and culture, there are endless ways to discover the grace and glory of Siargao.

Take one of the many beautiful cycling trails and disappear into the trees. Go for a chauffeured drive or visit a local market with the chef.

Enjoy an adventure by boat to cut through the dense mangroves, visit ancient churches, explore rock pools and go deep down into an underground cave.

Or while your other half surfs, you can float on Cloud 9 after an ancient Hilot healing massage at the fairy-tale forest spa and continue the Zen vibes with some yoga and meditation in the Boathouse Yoga Pavilion overlooking the sea.


Enjoy yoga while staying at Nay Palad, the best surf holiday destination for couples in the Philippines

Enjoy daily yoga while staying at Nay Palad


aerial of Naked Island Nay Palad

Explore Naked Island just a boat trip from Nay Palad.


Nay Palad panoramic of the Spa

Nay Palads lush tropical gardens and unique architecture will leave you floating on cloud 9.



And there you have it.

Some of the best surf holidays for couples, in incredible destinations around the world. All these beautiful resorts offer world-class waves either on their doorstep or only a short boat ride away and experiences to enjoy together both in and out of the water.


Looking to surf on your honeymoon and need more inspiration?

Check out our full list of incredible hotels and resorts that are the perfect for that all-important honeymoon.


Need help deciding which destination is right for you and your partner. Chat with our travel specialists today Ph: 1300 611 338

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