Top Luxury Surf Resorts

These 10 tony stays go above and beyond the typical indulgences, offering wave chasers of all levels the ultimate amenity: access to the world’s best breaks.

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Just a few years ago, the very idea of a luxury surf resort would have seemed oxymoronic to most any wave rider. Surfers, after all, have traditionally eschewed creature comforts in favor of access to their favorite breaks. (Many still crowd into shared sandy-floored motel rooms and trailers). These days, however, everybody’s gone surfing, to quote the Beach Boys—including those of us who appreciate lavish accommodations. Here within, a short list of the top resorts around the world that cater to this new breed of surfer with luxe accommodations, excellent surfing programs, and prime break access.