Surf Season Has Officially Begun! Here Are Some Resorts Best Known Among Surf-Travelers

Surf Season Has Officially Begun! Here Are Some Resorts Best Known Among Surf-Travelers

Monday 25th of July 2022

Families who enjoy surfing will find no place more luxurious to vacation than the Maldives. The Maldives not only cater to experienced surfers with some of the world's best waves, i.e. Lohis Left, Kandooma Right, Pasta Point, Jails and Sultans, but it's also an ideal destination for beginner surfers and families with sparkling safe lagoons for swimming and snorkeling. Warm water is available year-round in the tropics, and perfect waves pump from April through to October.

It's difficult to imagine taking your family on a surfing vacation anywhere else with 5-star day spas and an endless array of award-winning restaurants by renowned international chefs! Here are some of the top choices for surfers at various price points.

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is a "nature's playground" with stunning beaches facing every direction, making it the ideal island retreat and snorkeling destination for families all year round. It is only a 25-minute speedboat ride north of Male’. The resort has three dining establishments, two bars, the Chavana Spa, and a sizable Kids Club.

Lohis Left, a perfect left-hander and the most reliable wave in the Maldives, is a private break on Hudhuranfushi. Only resort guests have access to Lohis Left, which breaks just 20 meters from the Lohis restaurant and bar, giving family and friends front-row seats. Guided surf tours can also access the nearby surfing spots Ninjas, Sultans, Jails, and Cokes.

Holiday Inn Kandooma

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives will impress you as soon as you arrive with its refreshingly all-white villas in contrast to the sparkling turquoise ocean, which is only a 45-minute speedboat ride south of Velana International Airport. The resort features a COMO Shambhala Spa, a spacious Kandoo Kids Club, three restaurants, and three bars.

With its exclusive Kandooma Right Break on the island only 30 meters from the closest island villas, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is the ideal all-around family vacation destination for surfers. From the chic daybeds and beach bar of the resort, family and friends can also observe the surfing action of Kandooma Right. Other surf spots in the Maldives that can be reached by Kandooma's surfing charter boats include Foxy's, RipTides, TwinPeaks, Tucky Joes, Quarters, Last Stops, and Kates.

Club Med Kani

One of the most energetic islands in the Maldives, Club Med Kani is only a 25-minute speedboat ride north of Male’ and is known for its jam-packed daily schedule of activities and island parties. There is never a dull moment at Club Med Kani for the whole family with a fun Kids Club program for children ages 4 to 16, dance performances every night, and an all-inclusive food and beverage package that includes alcohol.

Surf break on Kani Island owned by Club Med All levels of surfers find Ninjas to be one of the most enjoyable surfing breaks in the Maldives, and resort visitors can reach it with ease by paddling out from the beach. By prearranged surf tours, other nearby Maldives surfing spots include Sultans, Jails, and Cokes.

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is a luxurious island paradise with endless views across brilliant blue water that is located about an hour and a half away from Male by plane and boat. The eco-friendly, award-winning hotel has six restaurants and bars, a Six Senses Spa, and a kids' club called The Den. The main focus of this surfing resort in the Maldives is sustainability.

Four Seasons Regularly providing quick ripple lefts, Laamu's house reef is a short, convenient paddle right from the resort beach. Children and beginners alike will benefit greatly from the house reef and safe lagoon. Another intermediate wave is close to the Jetty C villas, and it can be reached by paddling or taking a short boat ride. Numerous other uncrowded world-class surfing spots can be found on the atoll, including the well-known Ying Yangs just across the channel.

Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi, hailed as one of the few six-star resorts in the world, offers a "barefoot sophistication" experience unlike any other. The sustainable and eco-friendly resort, which is situated in the Maldives' rare dense rain forest and is a 25-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, offers a variety of outstanding dining options, including the distinctive Fresh in the Garden Maldivian dining experience, as well as a Six Senses Spa and The Den eco-Kids Club.

Surfers will have a personalized surfing experience with their own knowledgeable Maldives surfing guide in addition to their own Mr. Friday personal butler. All of the surfing breaks found on Baa and Noonu Atoll are within 5-35 minutes by speedboat from the resort, and the waves are almost always empty. Soneva Fushi caters to surfers of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals.

Como Maalifushi

The award-winning COMO Maalifushi resort in the unspoiled Thaa Atoll is 50 minutes by seaplane, south of Velana International Airport. It exudes luxury and has three restaurants and bars, the COMO Shambhala Wellness Retreat, and the Play By Como Kids Club.

Because of its isolation, surfers can now access some of the Maldives' best-kept secrets, including surf breaks that were previously only accessible by surf charters. Farms, which is accessible by boat in just 15 minutes, Kasabu, Vodi, Hocus Pocus, and No Name are a few of the more well-liked getaways. COMO Maalifushi is one of the most reliable surfing spots in the Maldives due to the numerous atolls' ability to capture swells from different directions.

-All photos taken from respective resort websites-

-Cover Photo: Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi-