Do you miss the feel of the white sand on your toes?

Do you miss the sound of waves?

Do you miss the peacefulness of the ocean?

We do.

Imagine a white sandy beach with turquoise waters lapping at the shoreline. Calm waters protected by a coral reef, ready to dive deep into and explore all that the underwater world has to offer… Clean waves breaking on the reef, the ultimate fusion of natures playground.

Later, gorging on in delicious local food and wine, immersing ourselves in the local culture. Music, warmth, smiles and friends…

The ‘Staycation’ is the new holiday of summer 2020 due to the pandemic. You can still feel Luxe wearing our Clean Lines Collection whether that be immersed in a cold water river, diving into a lake or surfing at your local break.

One day, we will be able to explore the oceans, other cultures, eating local food and drinking local wine and fulfilling our wanderlust, all whilst travelling responsibly due to COVID 19.

We’re diving in and exploring the luxury lifestyle as part of our ‘Go SLO’ lifestyle series. Here are some stunning luxury destinations to inspire your next adventure. This is a warm-up to our upcoming Luxury Surf Travel Guide, so keep reading and enjoy.

Surf Hotel – Algarve, Portugal – Surf & Yoga Retreat

This Surf retreat is perfectly boho and chic and is set in a beautiful Quinta (Portuguese for ‘farmhouse’), situated in a quaint Portuguese village, located just outside of the town and marina of Lagos. At SLO active, we are nature lovers, and luckily this surf hotel is surrounded by idyllic countryside and has an orchard and beautiful gardens to explore. This retreat will not just relax you, but it is scientifically proven that nature benefits your mental health, and after the last 6 months this is crucial. Go here, and feel Mother Earth and Mother Ocean surround you. If you want to explore further, they have other Surf Hotel locations, including India where you can buy our pieces from.

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COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali, Indonesia

This ‘retreat for change’ is located near Ubud, Bali, with resident experts including a yoga teacher, holistic doctor and dietician. The retreat offers massage therapies and beauty treatments, as well as state-of-the-art programmes including, Cleanse, Be Active, Ayurvedic and Bespoke. Venture here, for the perfect place to embark on a new fitness goal or indulge in natural healing spa therapies. Until then, read our Wellness Fitness Guide: Staying Active at Home.

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Sailuxe – Exclusive Boat Experience

What better way to explore the oceans, than on a luxury boat experience. The sea has healing effects, in fact, the vitamin sea could boost your physical and mental health. A Sailuxe vacation is a unique journey by sea. One week aboard the finest boat or catamaran, you can experience the most fascinating islands and coasts, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. Indulge in the pleasure of your outstanding and luxurious holiday, and discover the most beautiful destinations in the world on your private boat, with a top-notch tailored tour by Sailuxe. Wear our Racerback One Piece, for a day of snorkelling in the deep blue.

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Anantara: Luxury Resort Maldives

This enchanting Maldives luxury resort is a glorious tree-filled paradise with views over envy-inducing empty stretches of private beaches and is just what we need after the first half of 2020. It is not just a peaceful sanctuary, the luxury retreat also offers adrenaline-fuelled Land Rover drives, star-gazing, underwater dining and wine tasting, spa treatments, unrivalled snorkelling and diving in the UNESCO protected seas. A concept SLO active love. Read our ethos here.

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Women & Water | Surf & Yoga Retreat |Cornwall

Want some time to focus on yourself for a few days but don’t want to stray too far from home? Escape to our ambassador’s Wild and Free Adventures’, Women & Water in Cornwall.

The retreat, named ‘Best Luxury Surf & Yoga retreat in the UK’ by Women’s Health, offers yoga and surfing in the gorgeous Cornish waters. The four-day retreats are located in Yurt Village at The Park, Mawgan Porth, surrounded by lush greenery and just a short walk to the golden beaches of Cornwall. You’ll start each morning with guided meditation, followed by a vinyasa flow yoga class and then a surf lesson.

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What makes you feel alive…? . . . Making time for doing things that makes you smile and your soul feel alive…is so important ✨✨✨ . . . Been getting lots of surfing in recently and lots of ocean time…it makes such a difference! I feel so much more alive, my mind is focused, clear and I’m much more productive and motivated. My body and emotions feel energised…and I feel so much more connected to myself and this earth ??? . Wearing the amazing #sustainableswimwear #earthtoocean . . . Go do something WILD today for YOU! . . ? @joecoconnor #challengeaccepted #blackandwhite #surfing #srilanka #surfgirl #blackandwhitephotography #healthylifestyle #yogagirl #yogaandsurf #surfhappy #permagrin #womenempowerment #embracelife #bewildandfree #maketimeforfunthings #oceanlife #waterbaby #womenwhosurf #womensupportingwomen #goslo #surfinglife #wildandfreeadventures

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It doesn’t matter if you have never surfed before, this retreat is perfect for beginners. For more guidance and information read our Beginners Guide to Surfing.

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We hope this final instalment of our Lifestyle Series has inspired you to go and explore the eco-luxury world. We will be sharing a Luxury Surf Travel Guide in the near future. So Go SLO, Live Luxe.


September 01, 2020 — Janaya Wilkins