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Join Jah Shaka Surf for their 8th Roxy girls surf week, which is set to be their best ever! As featured in Cooler Magazine, the Guardian, and Cosmopolitan, this sells out quickly and they recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Roxy week is perfect for the single girl traveler. With the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the lodge, it is the ideal place to relax and meet new friends. Enjoying the same experiences from surfing, there will never be a moment that isn’t filled with laughter.
Jah Shaka Surf offers one of the widest ranges of surf camp, surf house, or surf lodge inspired accommodation in Portugal for surf, kitesurfing, and activity holidays. From the brand new lodge in partnership with Tiny Whale, they are able to offer an unmatched quality and selection of accommodation to any surf camp in Portugal.
Jah Shaka Surf still offers the luxury holidays at their beach front studios and apartments, as well as a new venue called, the sea view lodge, both are situated in Praia da Luz, a truly fantastic holiday destination for all. All their accommodation comes with the legendary friendly vibe their customers expect and they feel they really do have all your accommodation options covered.
For this holiday, you will be staying in the Tiny Whale Surf Lodge. Teaming up with Tiny Whale Surf Lodge in the Algarve just a stone's throw from Lagos, has given Jah Shaka Surf a fantastic opportunity to offer much more than just a normal surf camp.
The venue hosts not only surfers, but a wide selection of people from all over the world that share a common passion for getting active outside and trying something new. You never know who you are going to meet and which new passion you might fall in love with.
They are set in the beautiful countryside offering a tranquil escape in nature. They are still just five minutes' drive away from Lagos, voted as the world's best holiday destination in 2014. With fantastic restaurants, a great range of bars and lively nightlife, staying at Tiny Whales Surf Lodge truly gives you the best of both worlds!
The lodge has a beautiful pool and garden, vast orange groves, in house bar, plenty of hammocks and communal spaces, free Wi-Fi, and a beautiful garden yoga studio. Fully run and managed by the Jah Shaka Surf team, you will enjoy the great social atmosphere they are famous for and have a choice of private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, private rooms, luxury bell tents, and a shared dorm providing something for every budget.
The Tiny Whale Lodge is ideal for couples, families, groups of friends, and solo travelers looking for a little more space, but wanting to enjoy the type of social atmosphere of a surf camp venue with better quality service and accommodation.
Jah Shaka Surf's all girls surf safari is perfect for all levels, whether you have never surfed before, an intermediate and looking to ride green waves, or you are confidently riding down the line and looking to work on turns. Their dedicated surf coach will create a tailored program based on your level experience.
By the end of your week, you will have a new found confidence in the water and surfing better than ever. Wetsuits and boards are included, so you can use or try out a range of boards from five feet fish's to 9'6 inch longboards, twin fins to quads, stand up paddle boards, and fun boards.
The sunrise paddle boarding lesson and tour is the real highlight of the week. Your lesson starts on Praia Dona Ana, voted Europe’s most beautiful beach, before gliding along the stunning coastlines, exploring caves and grottos.
Stand up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport. You will be surprise how quickly you will be on your feet and making quick progress. It is a brilliant all body workout with focus on core and balance, which goes hand-in-hand with surfing.
After a day of surfing and chilling at the beach, you will return to the villa for a sunset yoga session on sea view yoga terrace. Their qualified yoga teacher will guide you through inspiring yoga classes. The perfect way to gently, yet deeply stretch and strengthen your entire body, relax, and totally unwind after a day in the sun and surf.
This retreat will take place in Algarve, Portugal. Bursting with sunshine and known for its laid back lifestyle, the western Algarve is the perfect holiday destination to unwind and recharge with some deserved rest and recuperation. Whether you achieve this by exploring the fantastic culture and un-spoilt countryside, chilling out, and catching some waves at some of Europe's most stunning beaches or want to find adventure taking part in the endless outdoor activities on offer, the choice is yours.
Well away from the main stream eastern Algarve international tour operators, the west has largely stayed underdeveloped and still retains its natural charm. Traveling just half an hour from either the south or west coast up through the countryside to the Monchique mountain at 1000 meters, the whole area is speckled with small villages and towns with one foot in past.
You can find traditional coffee shops, bakers, fresh produce from local producers, and artisan craftsmen all selling their wares. Don't miss out on the local cuisine of this area, either with a cataplana (fresh fish stew), barbecued sardines, and a pastilla de nata for dessert.
For this holiday, you will indulge in delicious evening meals, lovingly prepared by their expert chef, Bas. With experience in a five-star boutique resorts and restaurants, his a passion for fresh, delicious, and healthy food ensures delightful two course dinners, paired with great local wine.
For two evenings, you will venture out to explore some of their local restaurants, which is the perfect opportunity to taste the day's freshly caught fish. For each day of your morning, you will enjoy surfer breakfasts, pancakes, fresh fruit, muesli, and freshly baked bread to start off your day.
There will be plenty of time to chill out at the beach and by the villa's pool, soak up some sun, and explore the beautiful local towns and villages, including Lagos, Luz, and Burgau, and to find hidden treasures at the flea market of Barão de São João. Besides surfing, you can also enjoy other endless activities available, such as kite surfing, mountain biking, climbing, coasteering, diving, fishing, fly boarding, horse riding, jet skiing, sky diving, sailing, and many more.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from the airport is included. Jah Shaka Surf will pick you up from the airport. Direct airport transfers are the easiest option to get to Jah Shaka Surf and on the whole are only slightly more expensive that public transport.
Transfers can be arranged with Jah Shaka Surf before your travel date, so you know someone will be there waiting for you at the airport. They have a special discounted rate from their providers from Faro Airport (FAO) for 46 EUR for both ways. If you would like to arrange this service, please mention it when booking.
There are three main airports that service the Algarve region, which are Lisbon, Seville, and Faro. For internal European flights, Faro is often the best option and offers unbeatable value for the cheapest flights into Portugal. Seville also offers cheap flights from many of the main discount flight companies. Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is normally reserved for international flights from farther a field, but a good bus and train service down to the Algarve still makes this journey very possible.
Lagos bus station delivers passengers from a variety of operators from all over Portugal. Buses are frequent, well-maintained, and are good value.
There are good value rail links from east and north bring passengers through to Lagos station.