Best surfing spots for your next adventure


Beach time is always a good time. But for those who really want to dial up the excitement levels, few things compare to paddling out beyond the break and catching that perfect wave. Whether you're a newbie, or you're looking for somewhere new, here are some of the best surf spots to consider for your next getaway.

Surf The Impossibles, Bali

The great thing about Bali is that it’s got waves to suit pretty much every level, and Seminyak’s the perfect place to start. With manageable waves and endless sandy beach, it’s perfect for beginners and intermediates. Once you hone your skills, the more challenging swells of the Impossibles lie just to the south. Catch these at the right time and you’re surfing one of the best breaks to be found anywhere in the world.

Where to stayAvani Seminyak Bali Resort puts you just steps away from the action with a selection of cosy pool villas and apartments. Stroll down to the surf to catch some waves. Check out the local gastro scene. Or let your hair down at one of the local night spots.

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Ah, Surfers Paradise… says it all really. For those who haven’t experienced Australia’s east coast swells, this is an excellent place to start. With welcoming waves to suit all levels, lively nightlife, family-friendly activities and great weather throughout the year, this is the perfect spot for a fun-filled winter holiday. And if you want to get out of town, there are also great spots along the coast, including Tweed Heads just to the south and Noosa further north.

Where to stay: With spacious and stylish suites and sunny balconies overlooking the surf, Avani Broadbeach Residences puts you at the heart of the Gold Coast. With a choice of one- and two-bedroom suites, all with comfy living area and fully equipped kitchen, it’s the perfect base for families and couples looking to do their own thing.

Sweet Atlantic swells, Portugal

Did you know that in Portugal you can surf 365 days of the year and the sun shines an average of 270 days a year? Well, now you do! Portugal is home to some of the best surf beaches in Europe, such as Carcavelos, Oeiras, Guincho, Eirceira and Peniche, plus the famous big waves Nazaré (not for the faint of heart!). Also, this is Portugal, so there are oodles of amazing things to do when you’re not out on the waves.

Where to stay: For those who like to enjoy some city vibes with their surfing holiday, Lisbon is the perfect base for forays along the Atlantic coast. Carcavelos is just 25 minutes out of town, while there are more awesome surf spots than you could ever need within a couple of hours’ drive. When you’re done, Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel sits bang in the centre of Lisbon’s most fashionable street, giving you easy access to the best of this vibrant European capital.