Editor's PickMay 10, 2021

Editor’s Pick: Top 4 Surf Resorts in Maldives

Picking out a resort for a surf holiday can be a tricky task. Every traveler desire something a little different, even the surfer. Left, right, hollow, slab, long – or a decider could be boat ride, jet-ski or paddle? Here we have compiled a list of the top 4 resorts for a surf holiday.



Aiming to create an experience for everyone, Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort combines natural beauty with splendid accommodations and a complete range of both land and water-orientated entertainment.

Surfers have direct access to the iconic Kandooma Right. The iconic and adrenaline-pumping, Kandooma Right is a few steps away from the resort offering plenty of barrel waves, before finally breaking off on a reef that stretches for 100 metres. The resort offers exclusive surf packages for experienced surfers during the peak surf season between April – October. To maintain exclusivity of this surf zone, surfers wishing to surf between April to October each year are required to book their surf passes and stay with The Perfect Wave Travel.

There’s always fun beginner waves about with lessons and coaching that is supervised by their resident certified instructors. Other popular surfing sites that enthusiasts, whether beginner or professional can try, include: Tucky Joes/Boatyards, Twin Peaks, Kates, Quarters, Natives/Foxys and Riptides.


Niyama Resort is beautifully designed to provide you a true luxury surf holiday with unbeatable personalized services.

Just off the edge of Niyama’s Play Island you’ll find Vodi, a powerful and sometimes hollow left hander. When small, the wave is fun and caters to beginners, longboards and funboards. When bigger, it becomes suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers. The best part of all is you can reach this wave by simply walking to the point and paddling out – no boat transfer is needed.

Off to the west and five minutes away by speedboat, Kasabu is a rippable and hollow right hander. The wave wraps in on the reef by more than 90 degrees and is a world-class right hander suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. In medium-sized swells, enjoy the long, rippable walls and end barrel section.


Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is one of the best surf holiday resorts in the Maldives with a perfect left breaking down one side of the island and six other world-class waves just a short boat ride away, making it the ideal location for Maldives water sports activities. The four-star resort offers comfortable accommodation and excellent buffet dining that will satisfy even the hungriest of surfers after a long day in the waves.

If you want a change of scenery from the perfect lefts at Lohis, the resort runs twice daily surf excursions to the other waves in the area in their large, safe, shaded Surf Dhonis. These trips are included in the surfer package when you book with a surf travel agent. They also have a team of experienced surf guides on the island to help you find the perfect wave!


Located in South Male’ Atoll, Naladhu Private Islands is a luxurious hideaway surrounded by coral-fringed beaches, white sands and the jewel-toned Indian Ocean.

The area around Naladhu Private Island Maldives offers a variety of waves, from peeling, playful rights to down-the-line left barrels. The closest break is accessible from the neighbouring Anantara Veli, while the furthest break is a thirty-minute boat ride away from the resort. For those looking for extra style and comfort, all day surf excursions are also offered on-board the Nirvana Luxury Yacht at this Maldives surfing resort.

Anyone can surf at Naladhu; beginners start under instruction in the calm waters of the lagoon, while more advanced surfers can find Nirvana at Nyona’s, a nearby break offering long, peeling rides and mellow take-offs.