After years and years of Mimizan, we thought it couldn’t get any better, but we’ve never been so glad to be wrong. Sandwiched between the forests and the sea, located at the riverfront only steps away from the beach, and opening in 2018: The Single Fin Hotel & Lodge. Laid-back, beachy and tasteful, it has it all.
The Single Fin Hotel & Lodge is a classic basque landaise home from the outside, but with bohemian comfort inside. Crammed with Scandinavian touches, big sofas, a huge fireplace and quirky treasures from around the world, its décor blends in perfectly in this region that loves its tradition. There are 18 rooms, all with private bathrooms and balcony and they share a large rooftop terrace and an open-plan living area on the ground floor with bar and restaurant facilities.
The hotel is run by a French couple. Arnaud grew up in this hotel ran by his father and after travelling all over the world to find the best surf, him and his wife Aurelie settled here with their daughter Mila. Together they welcome you with the sincere pleasure and personalised advice of natural born hosts – daily breakfast, arranging surf lessons, bike hire or superb massages and yoga they’ll be there for you.
The warm welcome from the staff and the fantastic views set it far above a simple hotel or other surf accommodation and you’re only minutes from the centre of the town.
The Single Fin Lodge offers professional surf lessons by experienced, passionate and qualified surf teachers who will teach you all surfing skills. Surfing is a relatively difficult sport that requires a lot of patience and good instructions. If you take surf lessons you can accelerate the learning process immensely. This way you will learn the basics of surfing in a few days time! This definitely increases your surfing pleasure! So do not hesitate, book surfing lessons at The Single Fin Lodge and learn or improve your surfing!
Whether you are an experienced or novice surfer, we have surfboards for everyone! The packages are available with or without a surfing lessons.
At the Single Fin Lodge you can rent wetsuits. If you book lessons a wetsuit is even mandatory. There are men and women wetsuits in all sizes.
We have surfboards in all sizes, from short boards (6.7 ft) and mini Malibus (7.6 ft and 8 ft) to longboards (9 ft and 10 ft). Our surfboards are all good brands such as NSP, South Point, BIC, Surftech and Victory. Also we have a very large number of soft top surf boards that are perfect for surf lessons and novice surfers. At your disposal are also body boards with fins and several skim boards.
You can even borrow Durkes skate longboards every day for free!
A good idea is our Meal Package. Our chef cooks on three days a delicious meal with fresh products. So you can get a Italian pasta, mushroom risotte, stir fry, fresh salads and a huge final surf BBQ with drinks!
We also offer a breakfast buffet. So no more shopping early morning but a nice prepared breakfast with: fresh bread, various spreads, eggs, cereal, milk and orange juice, and every day a surprise. Daily breakfast is inclusive!
During the week various activities are organized for which you can register on site.
On Monday, we want to hear and see musical talent at our Open Mike. Tuesday night we are sure you have enough energy for our fantastic Quiz Night.
On Wednesday we do a daytrip to the beautiful Spanish town of San Sebastian, where you can eat delicious tapas and drink the best rosado’s and sangria.
The Single Fin Lodge is situated in the lovely little beach town Mimizan-Plage on the French Atlantic coast. Our Lodge is located within walking distance of the village of Mimizan-Plage and the ocean. The atmosphere in the camp is always great so you get to know new people really fast.
The Lodge is situated in a nice area there are several shops, including a bakery, an internet shop and a supermarket. On site is also a good WIFI connection.
At Single Fin Lodge there is a fantastic Surf Chill Out with lounge sofas on which you can enjoy a good surf video or live guitar music.
You will be accommodated in beautiful double or twin rooms or shared bunk rooms. All come with private shower and toilet. Bedlinen and towels are provided. And so is a television, WiFi, safe and balcony with river/sea views.
Write us an enquiry with the time period you desire. We will reply immediately and are happy to answer all your questions. Hope to see you soon - your Surflife team!