St. BARTH SURF SAFARI: HOTEL LE TOINY LAUNCHES NEW SURFING LESSONS
Conquer St. Barth’s most coveted surf spot with private lessons from the island’s top pro surfer
Catch the next wave of luxury with new private surf lessons at Hotel Le Toiny. Perched above Toiny Bay, Hotel Le Toiny offers instant access to the island’s most coveted surf break. With new surfing lessons at Hotel Le Toiny, guests will be able to experience one of the best waves in the West Indies with private instruction from local pro surfer and St. Barth native David Blanchard.
St. Barth is home to a passionate surf culture that has proliferated on the island for decades. Well-known by locals, Hotel Le Toiny’s Toiny Bay is home to an uncrowded “secret spot” which churns out consistent waves year round. The windward south-facing reef break provides a varying mix of beginner-friendly surf and challenging wind-charged swells, offering limitless rides for beginners and experienced surfers depending on the weather.
The private one-hour surf lessons include one-on-one instruction by David Blanchard, a St. Barth native, professional surfer and one of the most influential watermen on the island. David and his team of skilled local surfers, including Mathieu Granier, will show Le Toiny guests how to read the wind and waves to help build guests’ understanding of the sport and take their newfound skills home with them.
The surf break at Toiny Bay is fueled by an underwater coral reef rich in marine life. Guests who book a surf lesson with David – a member of St. Barth’s Coral Restoration Association – will also learn firsthand about the island’s eco system, and the history and preservation of its coral reefs.
Surfers of all levels are welcome to book private surf instruction at Hotel Le Toiny for a day of sun, surf and fun in the clear blue water of Toiny Bay. One-hour surfing lessons are available at €85 ($100) per person for one to two people, or €65 ($77) per person for a group of three.
For those who prefer a more leisurely paddling option, Hotel Le Toiny will also offer private paddle boarding lessons, an excellent way for beginners to ride smaller waves or simply watch the bay’s turtles, birds and marine life.
Paddle-boarding lessons are available for one-hour or 30-minute sessions and priced as follows:
- 30-Minute Lesson: €60 ($70) per person for one to two people, €50 ($59) per person for a group of three
- One-Hour Lesson: €90 ($106) per person for one to two people, or €70 ($83) per person for a group of three
Dude…you need these private surfing lessons.