‘The island of everything’ or ‘the last Eden’—whatever you want to call it, the Marshall Islands are a true waterman’s paradise. Featured in many different promo videos such as Cabrinha’s 2012 product video, Patagonia’s ‘Island of Everything’ and rated as one of the top destinations that The Best Odyssey and The Cabrinha Quest visited, the Marshall Islands is second to none. Beran Island is about 45 acres. It’s a typical atoll sand island covered in coconut palms with many substantial hardwood trees as well. Beran enjoys a cooler more temperate climate than Indonesia during the winter season. From December to March, the wind typically blows between 10-25+ knots. Beran is truly central to all the surf in the atoll, and you can see the two most consistent breaks from the island’s new and only lodge designed by surf visionary Martin Daly. Any visiting kitesurfer or windsurfer, amateur or pro rates the Marshall’s as possibly the best surfing location in the world.
CLOSEST AIRPORT: Majuro (MAJ)
DISTANCE TO LOCATION: 4.5 hour flight from Honolulu, 45 minute commuter flight from Majuro and 30 minute boat ride to Beran Island.
TRANSPORT TO LOCATION: Once in Majuro, our staff will meet you and coordinate the next leg of your trip. As of early 2016, Indies Trader will be flying a private plane from Majuro to the outer islands every Friday.
BEST SEASON: December to March
WIND RANGE: 15-20 knots
WATER TEMPERATURE: 85°F
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Boat
AVG COST OF TRANSPORT RECOMMENDATION PER RIDE OR PER DAY:
Beran has one all inclusive resort. With my camp, you get daily guided tours from me and my staff to the best location/activity of the day and on the water coaching. Transportation is by boat.
LODGING RECOMMENDATIONS AND COSTS:
Beran is a mostly unknown destination that has just undergone its first phase of development and opened its first resort. I’ve partnered up with Martin Daly and the Indies Trader to bring you a 6 night/7 day kitesurfing adventure to what could quite possibly be the best kiting destination in the world! Currently, we have the Indies Trader 2, a 45-foot fly bridge sport fisher/day boat, a 23-foot Noosa Cat fast day boat, and four jet skis based at the island.
The 45-foot boat has four ground rooms. Each has a loft with a queen size bed. In the lower living room area there is a single day bed. There are two powder rooms and two shower rooms to share between the four rooms which all have a/c and a mini fridge. Twin share: $4375/Single: $7150
The upstairs deck also has four rooms with king beds, a/c, en suite bathrooms and a private deck. Couple: $4475/Single: $7450
THE ONE THING EVERY VISITOR MUST DO:
Put a mask on and jump in the water! The 200 foot visibility is unbelievable.
WHY REO RECOMMENDS BERAN ISLAND:
“Beran Island in the Marshall Islands is truly a bucket list destination; it just hasn’t made it on anyone’s bucket list yet! My best comparison is visiting Tavarua/Cloudbreak 25-30 years ago, but instead of instead of sleeping in beach bures, you are sleeping in a villa–and because of its remoteness you won’t have to share it with anyone outside of the resort.”
Words and photos by Reo Stevens | www.reostevens.com
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