Nothing is more magical than taking a surf trip with your special someone. Whether you’re just starting out or are a long-time surfer, there are thousands of dreamy destinations out there, offering a little something for you and yours. We’ve rounded up five destinations that serve as the perfect romantic getaway for any surf couple.
Sayulita, Mexico. Famous for its stunning beaches and classic surf breaks, Sayulita is a colorful town located 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita offers waves for surfers of all levels. Bring your boards from home, rent, or participate in a multi-day surf camp with your special someone. After a fun day on the water, cool off with some local tequila and fresh fish tacos from one of the many restaurants dotting the streets. Cozy up in one of the gorgeous hotels lining the beach and drift off to the sounds of the Pacific.
Bali, Indonesia. Bali has it all—from white, sandy beaches, to bustling reefs, to pumping surf—making it the ideal romantic getaway. On land, spend some time exploring the dense jungles. Navigate sleepy villages, ancient temples, befriend monkeys, or visit historic volcanoes. Surf famous Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Suluban, or any number of classic breaks alongside your better half. Dive beneath the surface and explore abandoned shipwrecks or explore the reefs in hopes of spotting turtles, rays, or even whale sharks, depending on which region you chose to explore. Dine like a king as Bali offers affordable prices, allowing you to get more bang for your buck.
Maui, Hawaii. Hawaiian culture is rich in romance and Maui is no exception. With stunning scenery, balmy breezes, sunset cruises, and traditional luaus, Hawaii has a little something for everyone. Park it at your hotel or drive the famous road to Hana and experience everything Maui has to offer. From classic surf breaks to opportunities to paddle over calm reefs, Maui has adventures for couples of all experience levels. After a day of surfing, unwind by the pool, the rhythmic sounds of steel drums and ukuleles drifting through the warm air.
The Maldives. Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are composed of 26 atolls composed of over 1,000 coral islands. While there are many stunning hotels to choose from, the more romantic option is to spend your time aboard you own personal surf charter. Popular among honeymooners, surf charters offer air conditioned cabins, fine dining, and allow you to plan your adventure to your specific needs/tastes. Live out your own personal postcard in one of the most stunning destinations in the world.
Playa Avellana, Costa Rica. Power couple, Beth Alfonso and Daniel Alvarez, offer a unique SUP/surf/yoga retreat through their company, Real Surf Trips. You’ll stay in the couples’ beautiful home and experience professional surf lessons, yoga sessions, healthy meals, and fun games/activities alongside the other guests. If retreats aren’t your thing, go it alone and stay at one of the many beachside hotels and visit some of the most beautiful beaches in the Tamarindo area.
Cover Photo: Sarah Hauser & Casey Hauser in Maui. Photo by Fish Bowl Diaries/Amorphia Photography.