Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP)

Easy to hit the water without tuition

Paddle boarding holidays

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. In the early 1960s, the beach boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf.

One of the reasons for the rise in popularity of SUP boarding is that, unlike surfing, it is very easy to learn. Within one hour, you can become very comfortable in the water and on your board. And at all of our resorts, you can give it a go yourself. 

Our Top Locations

At all of our resorts, guests can try their hands at stand up paddle (SUP) boarding for free.


  • LocationIonian Coast, Greece

Paleros is known for its calmer waters, making it a great destination for SUP first-timers. With shallow water a long way out, Paleros is the ideal place to find your footing quite quickly. 


Phokaia Beach Resort sits on the edge of a glorious bay on the west coast of Turkey, providing you with the calm waters you need to get familiar with SUP. The west-facing bay picks up gentle winds in the morning, making it great for sailing and windsurfing beginners, too. The beautiful fishing village of Foça is just a 30-minute stroll away, where you can catch the spectacular sunsets while dining along the promenade.

  • LocationFoça, Turkey


SUP boarding is one of the top-rated family activities at our Lemnos Beach Resort, along with windsurfing, which is popular across the island. One of the least-touristy Greek islands, Lemnos is loved for its terracotta rooftops, sandy beaches and authentic taste of Aegean living.

  • LocationLemnos, Greece


Our Kamari Beach Resort in Rhodes is located on the east coast of the island, where a warm, gentle breeze and abundance of sunshine provide the perfect conditions for getting out on the water. It’s also an excellent destination for adventures on land, with many great hiking and mountain bike trails.

  • LocationRhodes, Greece

Aeolian VillageBEACH RESORT

Another great choice for a range of watersports, our Aeolian Village Beach Resort sits beneath the dramatic hillside in its own quiet corner of Eressos beach. Known as the “Emerald Island”, Lesvos is home to many forests, olive groves and a huge variety of plantlife.

  • LocationLesvos, Greece

Stand up paddle boarding lessons

Because SUP boarding is such a simple sport and quick to pick up, most people won’t need to take lessons to learn the ropes. If it’s your first time, instructors will take you through the basics in a quick intro to SUP lesson. You will be guided through the safety and important aspects of the activity.

You may be able to book a private lesson, but this varies from resort to resort. These are subject to availability and can be booked in resort.

Intro to SUP

  • How to use a SUP board

  • The function of the paddle

  • How to stay safe on the water

  • How to enjoy the views and stay balanced

  • How to sit, kneel and lie on the board

Price Free

I hour

SUP boarding private lesson

You may be able to book a private lesson, but this varies from resort to resort. These are subject to availability and can be booked in resort.

Price £70

1 hour

Sunset SUP / Kayak:

After the beach has shut, grab this opportunity to head back out on the water as a group with our instructors for a gentle paddle to watch the sunset.

Price At extra cost, condition dependent at the resort

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