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The Top Surf Resorts in the Maldives with Access to World-Class Waves
November 27th, 2019 + Wayfarers Atlas

Land of epic peelers, sultry warm waters, and stilted villas to make your jaw drop; the Maldives hits all the high notes when it comes to best places in the world to surf. Boasting three main atolls scattered across the archipelago, choose from Males famous surf spots, Centrals chic resorts, or remote waters down in the South. The best thing about surfing this side of the world is you can pick a place that matches the rhythm of your family with low-key luxury or five-star style. The Maldives is famed for her heavenly hideaways and fortunately, the top surf resorts in the Maldives grant easy access to the world’s best waves.

 

THE BEST LUXURY SURF RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES

 

Soneva Fushi

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A private island playground, Soneva Fushi is one of the best surf resorts in the Maldives and a family fantasy. Lavish in your own sustainable thatched mansion, indulge in daily highs from the chocolate room, and drop the kids at the club for ziplining adventures and cinema nights. Adults too will be thrilled with astronomical supper cruises, sandbank glamping and a rosta of creative classes.

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Blend the epic nature of the Baa Atoll with the world’s first sustainable surf program, and you get Soneva Fushi. All 13 nearby North Atoll breaks can be reached in a 5 to 35-minute speedboat ride, and only four of these breaks are surfed on a regular basis meaning the other nine are yours to claim.

Aerial of Soneva Fushi Surf Resort Maldives Wayfarers Atlas

Surfing at Soneva Fushi Surf Resort Maldives Wayfarers Atlas

Surfing Baa Atoll, the Maldives

 

Niyama Private Islands

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A tale of two islands, balance is everything at Niyama with one island for family fun and the other for romantic relaxation. Easy breezy villas and elegant eateries provide sublime staple spaces and in-between its champagne in underwater bars, snorkelling tours, kids clubs and private butlers.

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Expertly placed for surfers wanting instant access, Niyama is the only luxe resort where waves break right on the shore. There’s a great left-hander just off the Isle of Play and a five-minute speedboat hop away you hit a rare right-hander at Kasabu. Hocus Pocus and Vodi are also close by.

Niyama Private Island aerial view of overwater villas and surrounding turquoise waters

Niyama Maldives Infinity Pool on Chill

Niyama Maldives

 

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

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Everything you should expect from the Four Seasons name; the chic resort of Kuda Huraa is flowers, smiles, and special suites. Families adore the crafty kids club and the turtle pool onsite, and there’s that great blend of cultural immersion and stashed out of sight style that marks a luxury surf resort in the Maldives.

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Tropicsurf coaches can guide any age or any level, especially with the Four Seasons Explorer on hand to sail to the surrounding breaks and outer atolls. Even if you don’t care to go far, you have Ninjas, Cokes, Honkies and Tombstones well within access. In testament to perfect placement, Layne Beachley, Nat Young, and Tom Curren, among other greats have all graced the Four Seasons shores.

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives tropical gardens

Surfing at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives the perfect family surf trip

Surfing at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

 

Ayada Maldives

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Sitting in the Southern Atolls, the Ayada is ultimate luxury with private butlers, regal suites, and easy access to the ocean at every turn. Cheese and wine rooms, pool cabanas, and champagne on tap add to that elevated wonder. Yet, Ayada keeps one foot firmly on the floor, offering families a great kids club.

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The Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll is said to have some of the best surf spots in the Maldives and Ayada is perfectly placed for easy access to six epic breaks. Within 10 minutes you could be surfing the point break of Blue Bowls, and in 15 minutes you can be popping up on the tricky Tiger Stripes or heading into the hollows of Five Islands.

Surf transfers at Ayada Maldives Surf Resort Wayfarers Atlas

Interior of sunset ocean suite at Ayada Maldives

Ayada Maldives

 

Six Senses Laamu

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Richly organic, the Six Senses Laamu is a five-star surfers paradise in more than just mood. Personalized bikes, effortless elegance, and your own guest experience maker makes every moment feel tailormade without the try-hard vibe. The award-winning spa is sensational, and kids and teens alike will find lashings of things to do.

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The Six Senses Laamu offers an excellent wave out front that boasts a long left-hander and even a beginners spot which is an easy paddle from the tranquil lagoon. If you crave more saltwater fire, there’s the world-class Yin Yang break just five minutes away and another five epic spots all within ten minutes. As ever, Tropicsurf coaches and staff are always on hand making this one of the best all-round surf resorts in the Maldives.

Six Senses Laamu Laamu Aerial of Ocean Beach Villa with Pool

Yin Yangs Six Senses Lamuu the Maldives

Yin Yangs, the Maldives

 

Anantara Dhigu

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All the benefits of being close to Male, a carefree mood, and simply beautiful villas mark Anantara Dhigu on the map as being a firm favourite with young families keen to soak up Maldivian bliss. Coconut scrubs, cooking classes, and the Dhoni Kids Club complete with climbing wall and tree house ensure everyone is happy in this chic and comfortable resort that feels refreshingly chill.

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Daily boat departures and tremendous programs from Tropicsurf make Anantara Dhigu one of the top surf resorts in the Maldives. All levels will love the mellow take off at Nonyas just a 5-minute boat ride away. Some of the best sets can be found at Boatyards just 10 minutes away, and Riptides serves up a long speedy wall just 30 mins away.

Anantara Dhigu lagoon aerial showing Anantara Veli and Naladhu

Anantara Dhigu perfect for your next family surf trip waves from june till november

Surfing at Anantara Dhigu

 

COMO Maalifushi

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It may be a firm favourite with the A list crowd heading to Male, but the COMO Maalifushi leaves pretension at the door, instead making way for the highest calibre of laid-back luxury and fabulous family surf holidays in the Maldives. The design is all dreamy overwater villas and epic, bucket-list experiences including night swimming with whale sharks. For families, there’s a top-tier kids club and castaway picnics.

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One of the best notches in Tropicsurf’s program, guests can take scheduled daily trips to explore the empty reef breaks that populate the Thaa coastline. A single surf pass provides access to more than 20 killer spots with Farms being practically on your doorstep. The resorts own yacht also invites overnight guests to hit up dawn patrol while surfing the Maldives.

COMO Maalifushi Maldives Surf Resort Wayfarers Atlas

COMO Maalifushi the Maldives

 

Need more information? See our full list of Maldives Surf Resorts HERE.

Want to a rundown on surfing the Maldives? Which atoll is right for you, the waves and where to stay to surf them?

Read our article Surfing the Maldives: A Surfers Guide to the Atolls


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