South West France for Surf & Sun

A new surf package has been introduced by La Réserve, so now you have no excuse not to grab your board and head for the renowned surf resort of St Jean de Luz, in the South West of France. This beautiful Basque resort is perfect for beginners, experienced surfers and all abilities in between. Enthusiasts can improve their skills on the big waves while the beginners can learn the surfing basics of paddling, positioning and balance.

La Réserve is a charming boutique hotel that is located in a magical position on a cliff top with spectacular views over the ocean. It is a member of the Group Floriat, a family run company and has recently been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. It now boasts a coveted Ecolabel and guests can enjoy the luxury of an infinity pool.

After a hard day polishing up on their surfing techniques, guests can enjoy the innovative Basque cuisine created by top chef and surfing enthusiast Fabrice Idiart. The town of St Jean de Luz is a lively, cosmopolitan seaside town with the distinct beauty of the Basque region. It is very close to the Spanish border, and oozes charm and style and has a long and colourful history.

There are also some outstanding golf courses in the region for guests to enjoy as well as excursions to Bilbao, Lourdes and Bayonne. A 3-night surf package at La Réserve starts at £384 per person and early booking is advisable.

• 3 nights half board in a Standard Room (based on 2 adults sharing)
• Surf tuition for 3.5 hours a day for 3 days with the Quicksilver Surf School, St Jean de Luz (lessons will be on a group basis and include all equipment)
• Upgrade to a sea view room from £44 per night

For reservations please call +33 5 59 51 32 00 or www.hotel-lareserve.com