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Surfing in the Algarve: 5 high-end & luxury surf holidays

Looking for a high-end and luxurious surf holiday? Look no further than the Algarve! With its stunning coastline, year-round beautiful weather, and endless waves, it's the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature. Treat yourself to a salty surf adventure with one of these top luxury surf (camp-ish) getaways in the Algarve. Read on to discover our top five picks for the ultimate luxury surf holiday.

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Analog shot of surfers at Praia do Zavial, Algarve



To the Sea Retreat

Barefoot luxury: surf & yoga on the ocean

Of course we love our own To the Sea Retreat more than anything, we designed it ourselves! Also, Elle Magazine just appointed us number 3 of the best retreats in Europe!

Our retreats are all about your comfort. Make new connections and revive your soul in a luxurious and peaceful environment, with only good vibes. Practice yoga with an ocean view, nourish your body with beautiful fresh food, enjoy the beach, make new friends and enjoy your first surf lesson!

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To the Sea Reteat

Highlights of To the Sea retreat

  • Beautiful traditional villa on the ocean

  • A small boutique size family style retreat

  • Unstrained: want to namastay in bed? Do it! Want to enjoy a wine by the ocean? Do it! It's your holiday.

  • Surfing with the best (eco) surf school around. Perfect for your first try!

  • Uniquely styled rooms and comfortable beds

  • High quality vegan and vegetarian food by an in-house chef

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To the Sea Retreat: the food <3

What's included

  • Shared accommodation in oceanfront villa

  • Heated pool

  • Morning fruits, tea and coffee

  • Big brunch

  • Home cooked dinner

  • Tea, coffee, water

  • 2x daily yoga sessions

  • Sunrise cliff top yoga session

  • Sunset silent meditation walk

  • 1 yoga dance party

  • Ocean cliff hike

  • Goodie bag

  • Meditation session

  • 1x private adjustment session

Extra options

  • Surf lessons

  • Massage

  • Private room

Surf level

Beginner (no experience with indigently riding green waves)



Tiny Whale Surf Lodge

Surf, surf, surf in a comfortable and luxury environment

I love everything boutique and to get away from large crowds. This surf lodge offers just that. They're a small luxury surf camp, however not so much of a camp - there is one luxury Safari tent or you can stay in their beautiful comfortable villa.

What I also really like about this place is their offer in surf packages. They don't just offer a surfing holiday for all levels - you can actually choose a surf holiday that fits your level. It's so much more fun to try your first class with like minded other beginners. The same counts for when you're more experienced, and like to get more advanced guiding to enhance your performance, they cater for this in their advanced weeks.

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Tiny Whale Surf Lodge

Highlights of Tiny Whale Surf Lodge

  • Carefully structured surfing days

  • Daily video coaching, surf and ocean theory

  • Transport to the best beaches each day and all the surf equipment you'll need

  • Healthy breakfasts, beach picnics, and delicious three-course dinners

  • Pool technique lessons and surf-skate sessions

  • Surf-inspired yoga session

  • Beautiful villa or very cool tipi tent

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Tiny Whale Surf Lodge

Surf level

All levels depending on the package you choose



Wavy surf camp

Surf adventure and glamping awaits you!

A high-end and adventurous surf camp experience. If you like going on a surf camp but also prefer a calm environment, comfortable beds, healthy food and options for yoga, this is where you'll want to be. Wavy Surf Camp is surf focussed but also offers several other activities like a skate ramps, surf skates, volleyball, ping pong and yoga. Wake up from your high quality and spacious bell tent and smell the pine trees and ocean. A pure rejuvenating experience!

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Wavy Surf Camp, Algarve

Wavy Surf Camp is located close to the surfers town of Sagres. Sagres is one of my favorite towns because of its chilled vibe, great surf, wild nature and variety of cafes and restaurants.

The best High end luxury surf holidays in the Algarve
Wavy Surf Camp, Algarve

Highlights of Wavy Surf Camps

  • Daily surf lessons

  • High quality bell tents

  • Comfortable beds

  • Unique location in nature

  • Liability and sports accident insurance

  • 7 nights' accommodation

  • Transfer to surf spots

  • Daily meals



Surf and yoga in Memmo Baleira

Treat yourself to oceanfront luxury and high quality waves in Sagres

A stunning yoga shlla, the Algarves best waves and a luxury ocean front location in Sagres. I'm saying yes to this!

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Surfing in Sagres

This slightly bigger boutique style hotel is located right on the beach in one of my favorite surf towns of the Algarve, Sagres. A small town where beautiful beaches and world class waves meet. This contemporary design hotel offers everything you you dream of for an adventurous yet luxurious surf holiday. Enjoy the Algarve best waves and end your day with a yoga or meditation sessions and stunning views across the ocean.

The most beautiful luxury surf holidays in the Algarve
Memmo Baleira Hotel, Sagres

Highlights of Surf & Yoga Memmo Baleira

  • 7 days of activities

  • 1 - 2 yoga classes per day

  • Breathwork and meditation sessions

  • Qigong, mindfulness, and singing bowls sessions

  • Optional surf or SUP lessons with FreeRide Surf school

  • Nature walks with Nicolau da Costa

  • 6 nights accommodation

  • Daily meals

  • Luxury location



Quinta Alma Ecological Retreat Farm

True bliss in a magical retreat in the middle of nature

As soon as I found this place I fell in love with it. Quinta Alma is a magical place to retreat in the wild West coast nature of the Algarve. Quinta Alma is located close to the town of Aljezur and only 20 minutes from one of the Algarves most stunning surfing beaches, Praia do Arrifana. The perfect place to take your first lessons, hang out at the beach and retreat at your stunning bell tent at Quinta Alma.

A little different from my previous choices in this list because this place is not surf focussed but just a place I had to show you with a convenient location towards one of the best and most beautiful surfing beaches around.

Quinta Alma is an ecological farm and complete of grid! With even purely functioning mobile signal you'll make sure you'll have a break from home. Try surfing, explore the mountains of Monchique, practice yoga, go stargazing and hug donkeys!! Yes, donkeys!

Highlights Quinta Alma

  • Stunning in the middle of nature

  • Wide range of activities like trekking, stargazing, donkey hugging yoga and of course surfing.

  • Off grid living.

  • High-end comfortable and stylish tents.

Want to go on the perfect get-away in the Algarve in nature with the ocean nearby? Make sure to book your surf holiday and rejuvenate!


I hope this list of high-end and luxury surf holidays in the Algarve has inspired you to plan your next dream surf adventure. From top-notch accommodations to expert instructors and stunning locations, these getaways offer everything you need to unwind, recharge, and catch some epic waves. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a beginner looking to learn, the Algarve has something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Book your luxury surf holiday today and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!


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