Originating from Hawaii, paddle boarding is the latest craze to hit the water sports scene, taking the world by storm and becoming the globe’s fastest-growing water sport.
Quintessentially Travel gives us the insider’s scoop on where best to learn, practice and master your paddle boarding skills.
- Maldives – Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa
The Maldives’ first and only resort south of the equator, Shangri-La’s Villingli Resort & Spa is the most remote and unspoilt of Maldives retreats. Found on Villingli Island, its three natural lagoons provide the paragon of idyllic surfing waters. Move like water and go with the flow on your paddle board above the vibrant underwater world, subtly working out your core and balance as you take to the island’s best breaks.
QT Tip: When you’re not paddle boarding, venture out for a traditional hand line night fishing trip.
- Mexico – Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
The surf off Punta Mita is one of the world’s best year-round destinations for paddle boarders. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, local guides at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita will take you to find the best breaks and your personal instructor will help you achieve your paddle boarding goals.
QT Tip: Float along on the resort’s on-site lazy river and let the current do all the work as you soak up the sun.
- Antigua – Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Jumby Bay is a 300-acre private island that combines an air of exclusivity with an enticing variety of complimentary watersport activities. Surrounded by warm crystal waters and one of Antigua’s most stunning beaches, the island is a veritable playground for paddle boarding enthusiasts. Experience the thrill of standing up on a board and gliding across a wave. Relax in the peaceful atmosphere at this secluded resort, away from the surfing crowds.
QT Tip: Be enchanted on the resort’s Sunset Cocktail Cruise Charter, revelling in the warm hues of pinks and oranges that fill the sky and indulging yourself with gourmet canapés and cocktails.
- Portugal – Paddle Board Experience
For the really enthusiastic Paddle Boarders venture to Portugal for Quintessentially Travel’s ultimate Luxury Surfing and Yoga Experience. The country has one of the best surfing scenes in Europe, boasting numerous swells and unknown spots begging to be found. Your hosts for this holiday have developed a unique adventure for you in the true spirit of surfing, refined by years of working in the most famous surf sports around the world. All accommodation, some meals, all surf and paddle boarding and all yoga sessions are included.
- Santa Barbara – The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is home to epic surfing and surfing legends, including Tom Curren with whom you can spend the day riding out both heavy and gentle waves at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. All summer long the hotel offers paddle boarding lessons and equipment rentals to novices and competitors alike.
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