Cash rich and time poor? Or simply dreaming of that perfect surf trip? Maybe you have a credit card and ain’t afraid to use it? Well, these next seven surf trips come with cocktails, infinity pools and world class waves. They don’t come cheap, and so they won’t come often, but if you want add a splash of luxury to your quest for barrels, they are hard to beat.
1) Nihi, Sumba
God’s Left is the perfect lefthander that breaks directly in front of the Nihi resort that Claude Graves founded back in 1988. Over 20 years he built up a luxury resort at the wave, and exercised exclusive rights to the break.
In 2012 new owners took over and have further primped the new resort. Hong Kong Tatler, for example said, “Once the preserve of savvy surfers, Nihiwatu on the remote Indonesia island of Sumba has evolved into a ruggedly luxurious destination for the global jet set.” That’s you, right?
Season: May to October
Fly to: Denpasar, then charter flight to Tambolaka Airport in West Sumba.
Accommodation cost: Room start at $US1000 per night.
Fellow guests: Bankers, visiting aid doctors, Silicon Valley millionaires and love struck Euro honeymooners.
2) Palmilla Resort, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Tucking into a signature ginger margarita in the infinity pool which stretches, well as the equation goes, without limit, the only decision at the Cabo San Lucas’ Palmilla resort is whether to have a second tequila-based drink or instead hit either the Pacific Coast or Sea of Cortez for some fun zippy Baja runners. “I’ve had some of the best times in my life in Cabo,” big wave surfer Ian Walsh told Mpora. “It has warm water, loads and loads of hot girls, even more tequila, cheap beer and great waves. How can you not have fun there?”
Best season: June-October
Fly into: Los Angeles, then charter flight to Los Cabos International Airport
Accommodation cost: From $US600 per night
Fellow guests: Hollywood B-listers, fake-boobed bikini babes, Californian shredders and 50-year-old longboarders.