by Peter Curilla

The below selections are the top destinations chosen by our Perfect Wave travel consultants based on their personal experiences and recommendations given to our clients over the years. They are in no particular order and should help with making your decision on where your next family surf holiday should be.

Family surf holiday

1. Fiji surf holiday

  • Only 5 hrs flight from most major cities in Australia (Perth 9 hrs)
  • Different budget levels to suit every family
  • Easy to find a resort with kids club or babysitting
  • World class surf breaks like cloudbreak, namotu, wilkes passage, Frigates are all world class waves and easily accessible by boat from numerous resorts throughout Fiji
  • Friendly locals
  • Safe holiday destination
  • Plenty of activities e.g. diving, fishing, kayaking etc…
  • Great weather all year

2. Bali surf holiday

  • Direct flights from anywhere in Australia and only 3 hours from Perth.
  • Cheap accommodation
  • Literally 100’s of surf breaks suitable for all levels of surfers from someone who has never ever surfed before right up to professional shredders!
  • Different accommodation types available, family resorts, family surf camps, learn to surf schools and camps, large private villas
  • Friendly locals
  • Lots of family activities available
  • Great weather all year
  • Range of cuisines available at numerous restaurant/bar locations all over Bali

3. Samoa surf holiday

  • Under 7 hr flight from most cities in Australia
  • Safe destination for a family
  • Beautiful beaches and crystal clear water
  • Still a large amount of Polynesian culture giving families a very different cultural experience
  • Great waves and something for every level including beginners
  • Range of accommodation style, prices and locations around Upolu (main island) and Savaii (small island).
  • Other activities like fishing, diving and kayaking all available
  • Great weather all year

4. Maldives surf holiday

  • Increasingly affordable for families to visit
  • Absolutely beautiful island chain people dream about/see on a postcard
  • Very friendly locals
  • Babysitting and kids club available in most family orientated resorts
  • Amazing customer service
  • Amazing food quality
  • Awesome waves spread over 3 major regions (nth/sth male Atolls, Central atolls and the Southern Atolls).
  • Options for everyone
  • Different style accommodation to suit your budget
  • Amazing weather all year round


Written by:
Ben Horvath

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