3 dream destinations for a luxury surf break in Asia

Imagine soft sand pressing under your feet, a sea that’s impossibly blue, and all the opulence you can dream of; imagine that with open waves crashing beneath your surfboard. Great surf and prolific luxury can co-exist. In fact, it does exist and here are 3 dream surfing destinations in Asia to prove it.

Kuda Huraa, Maldives

This incredible resort is the watersport lover’s dream; it’s also one of the most exclusive beach destinations in the world. Just a speedboat ride away from Ibrahim Nasir Airport, Huraa Island in the North Malé Atoll is the ultimate hotspot for swimming, diving, snorkelling, fishing and of course surfing. Or if none of those activities take your fancy, kick back with a cocktail and simply do nothing at all.

Kuda Hura

Kuda Huraa in the Maldives is a fantastic alternative surfing destination for those who refuse to forfeit luxury for adventure. Privately owned by the ultra-glamorous Four Seasons, any time spent here will be seriously indulgent. And for those armed with a surfboard, you’ll find racy waves at Honky’s Break, one of the longest racy lefts at Chicken’s Point, and thrilling barrel rides at Coke’s. Tropicsurf on the island aim to provide a 5 star service to surfers of all levels, and can also provide coaching for surf beginners.

Tangalle, Sri Lanka

For those in the dark, Sri Lanka remains to be a mysterious place with surprises around every corner. But for those in the know, Sri Lanka is the ultimate destination for anything and everything lavish. If you want the perfect luxury surf break in Asia, make tracks for the paradise that we know as Tangalle in the Hambantota District. The white sandy beaches and azure blue waters resemble something out of a movie whilst the surf breaks are just fantastic. Just further up the coast, you have Hikkaduwa which is recognised as Sri Lanka’s surf heaven. The best time to surf in Tangalle and Hikkaduwa is between the months of November and April.

Tangalle

Bali, Indonesia

There really is no other island quite like Bali; a visual jungle of volcanic mountains, lush greenery and rice paddies, paradisiacal beaches, and beautiful architecture, it’s without a doubt a bucket list destination for all. It’s also a chosen destination for yoga retreats, meditation and health holidays – and with its tranquil nature that tourists love so much, comes everything you will need to really wind down. Luxury spa treatments and serenely decorated hotel resorts await, and Bali is certainly no stranger to gastronomical delights and fine dining; head to Beduur for panoramic views, Ku de Ta for a refined Balinese menu, or CasCades for a truly romantic setting.

Bali

For those who have come to satisfy a sense of adventure, surfing is extraordinary here. With more islands and better surf than any other destination on the planet, Indonesia is not to be missed for surf enthusiasts. The island of Bali adopts the full throttle of the Southern ocean swells and you’ll find quality waves at Matias Point, Bluffs, Impossibles, Green Ball, Ewan’s Left and Padang Padang.

James Jayasundera is Founder and Managing Director of Ampersand Travel.

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