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Surf Hotel Beach Club


At A Glance

  • Flagship beach hotel (80 beds)
  • Direct sea views
  • Swimming pool, beach bar
  • Latest windsurf kit & dinghies
  • Nearest bars: <5 min walk

Your Holiday Includes

It's Good For

  • Specialist Windsurf Centre
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Windsurf foiling
  • Mountain biking
  • Paddle sports

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!

Surf Club - What's Included

All 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 dinghies, kayaks, paddleboards and windsurf kit. We’ve also got a crack team of expert RYA instructors teaching our (free-and-inclusive) beginner Start Sailing and Start Windsurfing lessons. They’ll help you rig up, get launched and free-sail our great kit all week; or coach you some more if you choose to take further tuition: We offer RYA courses for sailing and windsurfing (beginner to advanced) which follow the Ocean Elements ‘Fast Forward’ coaching technique with low groups sizes of (max) 6 guests.

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 bay 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 for those who don’t want to spend time with Eric, there’s always something going on back at the beach club. We lay on theme nights, excursions, (like island hopping), fitness clubs, (like Aqua Zumba, Stretch-and-Relax), yoga, jogging groups and bike rides. Vass’ is known for its great mountain bike trails 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...

About the Hotel

You’ll be right in the heart of all the fun in our beachfront hotel. We’ve a range of twin, triple, quad and inter-connecting 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.

Once you’re back in from the water you can relax over a drink in the Driftwood Beach Bar. It’s the perfect spot at the end of a hot day to get some extra tips from your instructor over a cool drink.

You can get to know the other guests at the Beach Club over dinner in our restaurant, or maybe at our end-of-week awards or BBQ. If you’re keen to work up a sweat while you’re with us then our Fitness Club offers Aqua Zumba, stretch relax and jogging classes.

Surf Hotel Beach Club Prices & Offers

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

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Your FREE Activities

Whatever you’re into, whatever your fitness, whatever you’re keen to try: you’ll be in your element with our huge range of all-inclusive activities for any age and ability.

Sailing Tuition

Dinghy Sailing



Stand Up Paddleboarding

Windsurfing Tuition

Beach Fitness

Kids Clubs (4-12 yrs)

Mountain Biking


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 along a sea-front promenade from the Surf hotel and 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!

Travel Info

  • Flights: London Gatwick, B’ham or Manchester direct to Preveza
  • Departure day: Sunday
  • Flight time: approx. 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

The Resort

Vassiliki has all the ingredients for the perfect beach holiday. As well as being a top watersports destination, it’s surrounded by jaw-dropping beaches, stunning coastal walks and epic mountain ranges. It’s a huge hit each year with families and couples alike who want to relax and play.

Vassiliki is one of the finest active sports resorts in Europe and an absolute must-visit for everyone from novice windsurfer to expert sailor.

It’s a fantastic windsurfing resort - catering for all levels - and our coaches can make sure you leave us with new skills under your belt. We also offer tuition for beginner to intermediate dinghy sailors, while more experienced dinghy sailors are able to freesail in Vassiliki.

Vass is unique in that it is also surrounded by beautiful beaches, stunning coastal walks, hills, mountains, cultural sites and olive groves, all of which means it provides some of the best walking and mountain biking in Greece.

There’s as much to do off the water as in it! Take one of our bikes into the hills around Vass and discover it for yourself - we even provide guided 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.


Perfect for all the family

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.


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 holiday discounts if you have your loyalty card! Apply to join our Elemental Loyalty Club online
  • You can also get 10% discount on lunches, snacks and drinks with this card (in line with current promotions)
  • Remember that our Kids Clubs (5 days) are free! But do remember to book them in advance, and enjoy a breather!
  • A ‘Start windsurfing’ and ‘Start dinghy sailing’ lesson is included for free.
  • RYA courses are from only £69 for 8-10 hours of tuition. That’s £6.90 an hour which is pretty good value! 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

Why Choose Surf Hotel Beach Club?

For the chance to Foil!

If you can plane a board in footstraps and a harness, then you should be ready to learn to foil this summer. So join our expert RYA foiling instructors and learn to foil on our new Starboard foiling boards. More on foiling >

For reliable wind conditions

Whether you prefer calm morning conditions to learn to sail or a daily serving of stronger winds to get your pulse racing, Vassiliki is famous for its reliable weather pattern where the thermal winds switch on like clockwork from early afternoon each day.

Vass attracts everyone from beginner windsurfers to expert sailors seeking flat water, warm weather and predictable winds which encourage even the novices to stay out for longer in stronger conditions. ‘Eric’, builds slowly after lunch giving a Force 3-5 cross-shore wind most days.

We often see Force 6 or 7 by the late afternoon which is great for the experts.

For the excursions

The beautiful islands of Cephalonia and Ithaca are about an hour’s boat ride away. It’s great to grab a bike (or go on foot) and try island hopping for a day out.

We’d also recommend visiting the areas’ many local beauty spots like the famous white sand beach of Porto Katsiki and other secluded beaches. Do hire a car or moped from reception.

If you fancy something even more local, then try a coastal walk or a hike through the olive groves, a wine tour in Sivota, or a bike ride or paddle board to the village for coffee and ice cream.

For the social

If you prefer the idea of a more sociable club-style holiday where you’ll meet lots of great people, super-friendly staff, an active Kids Club as well as beach fitness classes and lots going on from dawn ‘til dusk…then look no further.

Of course, you can choose to be as sociable as you like, and you can always get away from it all and visit many of the area’s local beauty spots, secluded beaches, culture sites or go on a walk, a bike ride or island-hop to Cephalonia or Ithaca.

Centre Facilities

  • Centre size: 80-100 beds
  • Ocean Elements water sports centre
  • Specialist windsurfing centre
  • Dinghy sailing centre

Hotel facilities:

Swimming pool, Sky bar restaurant, Drift wood beach bar, lawn-gardens, hotel reception, Kids Club and kids play area, sun loungers, Wi-Fi.


Twin/dbl, triple and family quad and interconnecting bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, sea views, balcony or terrace, fridge, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities

The best equipment:

Free use of all sailing dinghies, catamarans and performance dinghies from Topper, Laser, RS, Hartley. Free use of all performance and beginner windsurf boards and sails (all sizes) from Starboard and Severne. Free use of mountain bikes from Specialized, sit-on-top kayaks (1-2 man), stand up paddle boards.

The best tuition:

A Free ‘Start Sailing and Windsurfing’ lesson to get everyone on the water and free-sailing our great kit all week. RYA courses are from £69 for 8-10 hours tuition.

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