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Surf Hotel Beach Club


At A Glance

  • Flagship beach hotel (80 beds)
  • Direct sea views
  • Swimming pool, pool bar
  • Nearest shops & bars: <5 min walk
  • Specialist Windsurf Centre
  • Excellent Dinghy Sailing
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About the Beach Club

Welcome to the stunning Greek island of Lefkada, set in the shimmering blue waters of the Ionian Sea. It’s home to our flagship Beach Club that nestles on the sand of one of the finest watersports beaches in Greece: Vassiliki Bay.

A holiday at Vassiliki is a chance for the whole family to shake the rest of the year off, stretch out... and unwind. Flop into a lounger by our pool or gardens with a book, or take out our watersports kit for a spin round the bay and get wet windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Whatever your tonic, you’ll be in your element with us!

You can do it all safe in the knowledge that your kids are having the time of their lives in our brilliant Active Kids Club: hanging out with new friends, learning new sports and skills on and off the water... and giving you a well-deserved breather!

Activities Included

You’re not just staying with us for the week (or two) - you’re part of the club. So all our activities, whether they’re on dry land or in the water (for you or the children) are included in your holiday.

Our club is at the windward end of the beach, so you get the longest sailing hours and the best conditions to use all our excellent range of sailing dinghies, kayaks, paddleboards and windsurf kit. We’ve also got a crack team of expert RYA instructors on hand to deliver our free and inclusive programme of lessons (including free RYA courses) for sailing and windsurfing. We cover all levels: from beginner to expert. Our beach team will help you rig up, get launched and free-sail our great kit all week whether you are in a lesson or not. They’ll even teach you how to Foil on a Windsurf if you’re looking for the ultimate thrill!

Still hungry for more?
You’ll also enjoy our new and inclusive Healthy Elements programme with everything from fitness sessions and guided bike rides to yoga inspired Stretch and Relax workouts.

Reckon you can fit even more in? You can pay a little extra to take a boat trip to nearby Cephalonia or Ithaca, try a day trip on a yacht with us or a wine tour (to the wine museum) or even a trip to nearby Porto Katsiki (the famous white sand beach). Or, if you fancy some time on dry land, then hire a car or moped and explore the island for a day, there’s lots to see and do.

Wind & Sailing Conditions

The pool and gardens front one of the finest water sports beaches in Greece: Vassiliki is the perfect spot for windsurfing and dinghy sailing. Conditions in the morning are perfect for beginners with gentle on-shore winds and calm waters.

The arrival of stronger thermal winds (known locally as ‘Eric’) later in the afternoon are tailor-made for those who like more of a challenge.

More experienced sailors and windsurfers love to blast around the bay, backed up by the combination of our state-of-the-art kit and expert instructors on hand to help them get the most of it.

Activities on the shore

Meanwhile, if you’d prefer a break from the waterfront, there’s always something going on back at the beach club. We lay on theme nights, island hopping excursions, and our excellent fitness clubs, (like aqua zumba, stretch-and-relax, yoga-inspired workouts and jogging groups); we have clubs for kids and clubs for Teenagers and some really great biking with 3 guided rides a day for all levels.

Vass’ is known for its excellent mountain and road biking so grab one of our (all-new) Specialized bikes and go for a family cruise or a downhill blast.

If it all sounds like too much? Then it’s time for you to hit the sun-lounger - hard. Whether you prefer to be poolside or feel sand between your toes, we have plenty of sun-loungers for an afternoon snooze…

Food and Drink

A good day on the beach starts with one very important meal. Each morning you’ll enjoy our very own Breakfast of Champions. A freshly-cooked Full English style breakfast buffet with cooked options like eggs and bacon to set you up for the day; or mouth-watering continental options if you’d prefer.

There is a bar and restaurant at the Club where you can buy lunch and dinner. We offer an evening meal package of three evening meals for a special guest price so you can join in with our themed meal nights on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at our Beach Club ‘Skybar’ which has the best views in Vassiliki bay! Our package includes the popular farewell BBQ and awards ceremony. You can add this extra to your holiday booking online or over the phone.

For the other nights, it’s great to head to a nearby seafront restaurant (5 mins away) or along the seafront promenade into Vass’ which is an easy 10 mins walk. There you’ll find plenty of harbourside eateries and everything from pizza to a spectacular Greek feast!

The local bars can get pretty lively or head back to the Surf Hotel Beach Club for a nightcap at the bar.

Bedrooms...take your pick

You’ll be right in the heart of all the fun in our beachfront hotel. We’ve a range of twin, triple, quad and interconnecting family suites, all designed in a fresh, modern style. Each room comes with a sea view (some more direct than others), as well as a balcony or terrace for you to soak up the sun, and (as you’d expect) each has a full en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, Wi-fi, fridge and satellite TV with English stations. Tourist taxes are payable by you when you check out of the Beach Club. Charges vary by destination and are currently between €1.50- €4 per room per night.

Family and Kids

We pride ourselves on being a big hit with families, so it’s understandable that our flagship centre in Vassiliki attracts lots of children during the school holidays. We make sure they have a great time: kids love our free Active Kids Clubs for ‘Sea Urchins’ and ‘Tigers’ from 4 to 13 years.

Our excellent Youth Squad is a dedicated RYA coaching programme for 8-13 year olds that’s great for budding sailors and windsurfers. We offer coaching for older teens too, as well as a social club where they can hang out and make new friends over games of beach volleyball and frisbee.

Vassiliki itself is the perfect spot for kids to get to grips with the water. The gentle conditions in the bay each morning ensure everyone gets more than enough water-time, and the waist-deep teaching area and sand bar means it’s ideal for kids to learn sailing, windsurfing and paddle sports in warm, clear waters.

The short transfer from the airport (always popular with little travellers!) and the sheer range of kids’ activities on offer make this a great club for families. Our kids clubs will introduce kids to water sports as well as a whole heap of fun and (slightly crazy) shore based activities run by our expert childcare leaders. They’re designed to give kids a sociable time whilst learning new experiences and making the most of the local area.

If you’re travelling with babies or toddlers don't forget to ask about our baby packs with cots and high chairs. There's a crèche and kids play area where you can make feeds, warm milk and play with your toddlers. You'll also appreciate our range of interconnecting and family rooms.

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Surf Hotel Beach Club Prices & Offers

7Nts Accommodation, Flights & Transfers, Breakfast (daily), Free Water sports (RYA Tuition), Activities & Bike Hire

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Resort and location

The pretty village of Vassiliki (whose friends know it simply as ‘Vass’) is centred around a pretty harbour on the southern shore of the beautiful Ionian island of Lefkada. It’s just a 10-minute walk (with beautiful views) along a seafront promenade from the Surf hotel. The town offers an array of taverna’s boutique shops, cafes and late night bars with a laidback surf vibe to it. Best of all it’s just over an hour from the airport, so no long transfers once you land!

Vassiliki has all the ingredients for the perfect beach holiday. As well as being a top watersports destination, there’s as much to do off the water as in it! It’s surrounded by jaw-dropping beaches, stunning coastal walks and epic mountain ranges for two wheeled adventures. We even provide guided bike rides if you just want to switch off and pedal! Boat trips, island-hopping to Cephalonia, wine tours and scooter rental are also all at your fingertips.

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Travel Info

Departure airports: London Gatwick
Departure days: Sunday
Arrival airport: Preveza (PVK)
Flight duration: approx. 3 hours 35 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

Your holiday includes...

Hotel and flights
Direct flights | Coach transfer (1 hr 15 mins) | Accommodation | Wi-Fi in public areas

Inclusive Catering
Breakfast every day

Inclusive water based activities
Windsurfing with tuition | Dinghy Sailing with tuition | Windsurf Foiling Tasters | Kayaking | Stand up paddle boarding | Intro to Paddle sports lesson | Paddle cruises | Daily windsurf & dinghy racing | Swimming pool and kids' pool

Inclusive shore based activities
Mountain biking with guiding | Healthy Elements Fitness and stretch classes

Inclusive child care
Sea Urchins (4-7yrs) | Sea Tigers (8-13yrs) | Teen Clubs (13+) | Evening childcare on select evenings

What's extra...
Youth Squad club - £195 per week | Any meals and drinks not included above (Our 3x Evening meal package is £29 for under 12’s and £39 for Adults) | Tuition upgrades and private tuition | Excursions | Room supplements and upgrades | Accommodation tourist taxes (from €1.50- €4 per room per night).

Why Choose Surf Hotel Beach Club?

Healthy Elements

If you’re keen to work up a sweat while you’re with us then our Healthy Elements club offers things like Aqua Zumba, stretch n’ relax with Yoga inspired sessions, jogging groups and guided bike rides.

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Dinghy Sailing

Vassiliki suits both beginner and expert dinghy sailors alike. We offer free daily lessons and free-use of our great range of boats, with a crack-team of RYA instructors on hand to help you all week.

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Vassiliki is our Specialist Windsurf Centre and the undisputed ‘Windsurf Capital of Europe’! But that doesn’t mean it only suits the experts. Beginners and families will enjoy the gentle morning conditions, before the thermal wind switches on each afternoon to offer more thrilling sailing. Make use of our free daily lessons and our great range of boards.

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Kayak and SUP

Grab a paddle board or a kayak from our racks and explore the bay. Join our complimentary ‘Intro to Paddle Sports’ lesson and take part in our Paddle Cruise Safari, or our sunrise SUP sessions and SUP-Yoga workouts!

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Biking and Cycling

We have a fleet of Specialized road and mountain bikes which are free for you to use all week. Head out for a bike ride or join a guided ride (we run 3 rides each day) if you just want to switch off and pedal!

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Book Smart and Save Money

  • We recommend our two-week breaks which can save you up to £400pp and give you much bigger bang for buck.
  • Been before? – Remember you get discounts on your main holiday booking and discounts in resort if you have your loyalty card! Apply now to join our Elemental Loyalty Club online
  • Remember that our Kids Clubs are free! But do book in advance as spaces are limited and they are popular!
  • We include sailing lessons and windsurfing lessons for free
  • RYA courses are included with our holidays! So you can even go home with a new RYA qualification, so do bring your RYA logbook if you have one. If you don’t then we can supply.
  • All our boats, windsurf kit, paddle gear, beach kit and bikes are free to use all week. We don’t charge extra for performance kit (except foiling)
  • Book any holiday for June and save £’s over peak dates, with no loss of value or package! Different month - same great holiday

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