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THE BEST SURF RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES

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The Maldives is an unbeatable luxurious holiday destination for surfing families.

With warm water year round in the tropics and perfect waves pumping from April through to October, The Maldives not only caters to experienced surfers with some of the world’s best waves, i.e. Lohis Left, Kandooma Right, Pasta Point, Jails and Sultans, it’s also an ideal destination for beginner surfers and families with sparkling safe lagoons for swimming and snorkelling.

And with 5-star day spas and an endless selection of award-winning restaurants by acclaimed international chefs, it’s hard to imagine your family surfing holiday anywhere else!

We hope you enjoy our curation of the Best Surf Resorts in the Maldives across all surfing budgets.

BEST SURF RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES – GREAT VALUE

HOLIDAY INN RESORT KANDOOMA

Location: Kandooma Fushi, Maldives (Location Map)

Getting there: 45-minute speedboat from Male

Best surfing conditions: April – October (Peak: June-September)

Instagram: @holidayinnresortmaldives

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Located just a short 45-minute speedboat ride south of Male airport, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives will dazzle you as soon as you arrive, with its refreshingly all-white villas in contrast to the sparkling turquoise ocean. The resort boasts three restaurants, three bars, a COMO Shambhala Spa and spacious Kandoo Kids Club.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is the perfect all round family getaway for surfers, with its exclusive @kandooma_right break on the island only 30-metres to the closest island villas. Family and friends can also watch the surfing action of Kandooma Right from the resort’s stylish daybeds and beach bar. Other nearby surfing breaks include Foxy’s, RipTides, TwinPeaks, Tucky Joes, Quarters, Last Stops and Kates, accessed by Kandooma’s surfing charter boats.

✓ Private Kandooma Right surf break for guests only

✓ Family can watch the surfing from daybeds & bar

✓ Children’s Surf Camps

Kandoo Kids Club

✓ Children (up to 12 years) eat for free

  • Prices for Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, one of the best surf resorts in the Maldives start at USD 2,970++ for a Beach View Villa for 7 nights bed & breakfast for 2 adults with one surfer. Click here to make an inquiry
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Image by Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

ADAARAN SELECT HUDURANFUSHI

Location: North Male Atoll (Location Map)

Getting there: 25-minute speedboat from Male

Best surfing conditions: March – November (Peak May – September)

Instagram: @adaaranselecthudhuranfushi

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Only a 25-minute speedboat ride north of Male, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is a “nature’s playground” with stunning beaches facing all angles providing the perfect island retreat and snorkelling for families all year round. The resorts features three restaurants, two bars, Chavana Spa and spacious Kids Club.

Hudhuranfushi’s private break Lohis Left @life_at_lohis is a perfect left-hander and considered the most consistent wave in the Maldives. Lohis Left is only accessed by resort guests and breaks only 20-metres from Lohi’s restaurant/bar giving family and friends front row seats. Other nearby surfing breaks by guided surf tours include Ninjas, Sultans, Jails and Cokes.

✓ Private Lohis Left surf break for guests only

✓ Family can watch the surfing from restaurant/bar

✓ Maldives most consistent surfing break

Chavana Spa

✓ Spacious Kids Club

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Images by Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi

CLUB MED KANI

Location: North Male Atoll Kanifinolhu (Location Map)

Getting there: 25-minute speedboat from Male

Best surfing conditions: April – October (Peak: June-September)

Instagram: @clubmedikani

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Club Med Kani, just a 25-minute speedboat ride north of Male is known as one of the most vibrant islands in the Maldives with a packed schedule of daily activities and island parties. With a sporty Kids Club programme for ages 4-16, dance performances every night, and an all-inclusive food & beverage package inclusive of alcohol, there is never a dull moment at Club Med Kani for the entire family.

Club Med Kani’s island right-hand surf break Ninjas is considered one of the most fun surfing breaks in Maldives for all surfing levels and can be easily accessed by the resort’s guests by paddling out from the beach. Other nearby surfing breaks by scheduled surf tours include Sultans, Jails and Cokes.

✓ Island Ninjas surf break

✓ Family can watch the surfing from the surf lookout

✓ All-inclusive F&B packages, inclusive of alcohol

✓ Vibrant nightlife 

✓ Club Med Kids Club

  • Prices for Club Med Kani, one of the best surf resorts in the Maldives start at USD 2,635++ for a Superior Garden room – ALL INCLUSIVE SURF PACKAGE – for 7 nights. Click here to make an inquiry.
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Images by Club Med Kani
BEST SURF RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES – LUXURY

SIX SENSES LAAMU

Location: Laamu Atoll (Location Map)

Getting there: 45-minute domestic flight from Male / 20-minute speedboat 

Best surfing conditions: April – October (Peak: June-September)

Instagram: @sixsenseslaamu

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Positioned approximately a 1.15 hour journey via plane and boat from Male, Six Senses Laamu is a luxurious palm-fringed island paradise with endless vistas across dazzling blue water. The award-winning accommodation constructed of sustainable materials boasts six restaurants and bars, a Six Senses Spa and The Den Kids Club. Sustainability is very much at at the heart of the resort.

Six Senses Laamu’s house reef frequently offers quick ripple lefts which are a short, convenient paddle right from the resort beach. The house reef and safe lagoon is also perfect for children and beginners. There is also an intermediate wave is situated by the villas of Jetty C, accessed by paddling or a quick boat ride. The Atoll contains many other uncrowded world-class surfing breaks, including the popular Ying Yangs just across the channel.

✓ House reef break

TropicSurf personal surfing coach

✓ Surfing programs for experienced & beginner surfers

✓ Six Senses Spa

The Den Kids Club

  • Prices for Six Senses Laamu, one of the best surf resorts in the Maldives start at USD 3,665++ for a Lagoon Water Villa – ALL INCLUSIVE SURF PACKAGE – for 7 nights. Click here to make an inquiry.
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Images by Six Senses Laamu

SONEVA FUSHI

Location: Kunfunadhoo Island, Baa Atoll (Location Map)

Getting there: 25-minute seaplane from Male

Best surfing conditions: May – September

Instagram: @discoversoneva

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Hailed by many as one of the world’s only 6-star resorts, Soneva Fushi is a “barefoot sophistication” experience like no other in the world. Positioned a 25-minute seaplane ride north of Male, the sustainable and eco-friendly resort amongst rare dense-rainforest in the Maldives, features its unique Fresh in the Garden Maldivian dining experience amongst many other outstanding restaurants with internationally acclaimed chefs, a Six Senses Spa and The Den eco-Kids Club.

Along with your Mr Friday personal butler, surfers will have a personalised-surfing experience with their own experienced surfing guide. Soneva Fushi caters to all levels of surfing from beginners to professional surfers and all surfing breaks found on Baa and Noonu Atoll are within 5-35 minutes via speedboat from the resort, and the waves are almost always uncrowded.

✓ Customised surfing programs for experienced & beginner surfers

✓ Eco-friendly & sustainable surfboards 

✓ Mr Friday personal butler

✓ Six Senses Spa

✓ The Den Kids Club

  • Prices for Soneva Fushi, one of the best surf resorts in the Maldives start at US $1,565++ per night for a family villa. Surf packages are US $245++ per day. Click here to make an inquiry.
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Images by Soneva Fushi

COMO MAALFUSHI

Location: Kunfunadhoo Island, Baa Atoll (Location Map)

Getting there: 50-minute sea plane from Male

Best surfing conditions: April – October

Instagram: @comomaalfushi

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Located a 50-minute sea plane ride south of Male airport, COMO Maalifushi’s award-winning resort in the untouched Thaa Atoll oozes luxury, boasting three restaurants and bars, COMO Shambhala Wellness Retreat and Play By Como Kids Club.

Its remote location gives surfers access to some of Maldives best kept secrets, with surf breaks only previously accessed by surf charters. Some of the more popular breaks include; Farms, just 15-minutes away by boat, Kasabu, Vodi, Hocus Pocus and No Name. The many atolls capture swells from numerous directions making COMO Maalifushi one of the most consistent surfing destinations in the Maldives.

TropicSurf personal surfing coach

Farms surfing break 15-minutes by boat

✓ Remote surfing location

COMO Shambhala Wellness Retreat

✓ Children (up to 6 years) eat for free

Play by Como Kids Club

  • Prices for Como Maalifushi, one of the best surf resorts in the Maldives start at US $1,100++ per night for a family of four, with children below the age of 12. Surf packages are US $245++ per day. Click for best available prices.
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Images by Como Maalfushi

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