Beran Island, a Surfers Dream
A week at Beran Island Resort in the Marshall Islands feels like a month and it would be difficult for anyone to leave, this is a surf, dive haven for anyone wanting to switch off and ride endless waves with no one around.February 26, 2019
Rebecca MurphyFebruary 26, 2019
Surfers will travel anywhere on the promise of great waves and good times, whilst Beran Island is a bit of a journey there’s a reason some of the world’s elite surfing fraternity ensure they hit this place up, unbelievable water and waves, a stunning private 45-acre island, five star service and no more than 16 guests at a time, it’s every surfer’s dream location.
Owner Martin Daly has been navigating the world on his Indies Trader fleet of vessels, searching for the perfect wave has been his quest for many years, his eye for detail and adventurous spirit has had him end up here in the Marshall Islands, Beran Island Resort is a passion project that he has masterfully pulled off and then some.
The Marshall Islands are about as remote as you can get, most know and certainly older Marshallese will remember the post-war atomic tests such as the famous Bikini Atoll explosion, where an entire fleet of captured and retired warships was obliterated in a single blast. There is also a persistent, but lesser known story surrounding the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in 1938, which places her forced landing in the Marshalls.
Getting to Beran from Australia you travel on Nauru Airlines ex Brisbane, When landing at Wotje airport you can be reminded that your’re no longer in the first world. The runway is straight off the reef, with a little more grass than coral but it’s all part of the adventure, you can’t expect to get to a place like this without a bit of rough and ready.
Often before you before check-in, even before you lay eyes on the resort, you will be on a boat heading for what promises to be some truly magnificent surf. Beran Island Resort has hosted big name surfers and celebrities but it too has a laid back feel to it, it does feel exclusive however, not many people around ensures you can design the perfect break away on this secluded paradise. The island offers several charter boats, which take guests out fishing, diving or surfing. A floating hotel of sorts, you can surf all day without needing to go back on shore with lunch and snacks catered for.
A week at Beran feels like a month and it would be difficult for anyone to leave, this is a surf, dive haven for anyone wanting to switch off and ride endless waves with no one around. Visit their website for more info.
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