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The Maldives are a true surf holiday destination, and its resorts take the word "paradise" to a whole new level. Luxurious resorts co-exist with breathtaking tropical landscapes and are surrounded by the ever graceful azure Indian Ocean and white sandy beaches. Waking up in suites that are built over water or in an all- your heart-desires bungalow with private beach access - the choice is yours. All resorts provide easy access, by either a short boat ride or a short paddle to some of the world's best reef breaks.

We offer the finest selectionof Surf Resorts in the Maldives

Family Resorts such as Anantara

Would you like to avoid all the hassle of organizing a trip for the entire family? Don’t waste your precious time – let the experts take care of everything. Our travel experts will go above and beyond to find a trip perfectly suited for YOU and YOUR loved ones.

Solo Surfer Resorts such as Dhonveli

Are you traveling solo and want to spend your well deserved holidays entirely YOUR way? No problem! The Maldives host an abundance of resort options for the independent surfer. We carefully selected resorts that offer everything your mind can conjure up with concerning modern conveniences, comforts, and waves.

Honeymoon Resorts such as Ayada

When choosing a perfect holiday or honeymoon for you and your significant other, you want to make sure that it hits all the right notes. LUEX only picks resorts that provide the ultimate romantic paradise ambiance without compromising on great surf conditions to fulfill all the needs of even the most demanding surf lovebirds.

Resorts for The Serious Surfer such as Hudhuranfushi (former Lohifushi)

Some people don't care about anything other than surfing their brains out while on vacation and here at LUEX, we hear you!

The sheer endless supply of waves, empty lineups, and warm water all year around with that little bit of luxury sprinkled on top, makes the Maldives the perfect playground for the serious surf traveler.

Our Bestsellers such as Six Senses

Shopping for the best holiday options that suit your needs, budget, and taste can be one overwhelming task - especially in the Maldives. Wonder no more! LUEX compiled a selection of the most popular, best selling and safest resort options this tropical Island nation has on offer.

Ultimate Luxury Resorts such as Niyama

We define ultimate luxury not only by the number of stars a hotel has but by the amount of jaw- drops our guests endure while on holidays. Ultimate luxury the LUEX way means everything you could possibly think of. From exquisite culinary encounters or private pool bars to heli drops at your preferred line up - we genuinely mean everything!

Be AwareSome Waves in the Maldives are Private

There is no bigger headache than having world class waves at your front door but not being allowed to surf them. While there is an abundance of waves in the Maldives some resorts offer private breaks to limit the number of surfers to control the lineups; hence, you won't be getting in, unless you have pre-booked your surf passes! As an accredited surf tour operator, we have you covered and make sure you won't be missing out on the session of your life because of a technicality.

Also be aware that not all islands have easy access to surf which can make surf transfers to waves a costly and time-consuming mission. Rates, quality, availability of transfer, coaching, guiding and board rental services vary dramatically. Let the hassling up to us to find you the best solution for your needs.

Why Book with Us

We work with ALL surf resorts in the Maldives! No matter what budget, style, taste, personal preferences or surf skill level you have - you name it, we have it!

The Maldives are the sweet spot. Our team keeps returning to the Maldives since 2005. We know the area and the different surf breaks like the back of our hands and have established some pretty special relationships with all the resorts over the years but don't hold exclusive agreements with any of them. Our Recommendations are unbiased and solely based on what's best for you and your needs.

We have the best rates you will find! Most often better than other surf travel agencies, general online travel agents and even the resorts themselves! Give us a try and we'll customize your dream surf holiday for you with the best possible prices on accommodation plus extras like surf passes, surf packages and other services.

Your experts

Surfers for Surfers! What makes LUEX stand out from the crowd is our team’s competence and personal approach to YOU.

We all surf and understand YOUR Needs. Combined with our intimate knowledge of each location we will find and tailor YOUR perfect Surf Holiday.

01

Best Waves in the World

Maldives surf resorts are scattered all over the region with the highest intensity situated on the North and South Male Atolls. These form the main surf focus of the area offering up the highest wave density with some of the world's best waves ready to be taken on by experienced punters.

The beautiful thing about surfing in the Maldives is that there are waves for all levels of surfing and all levels of stoke.

Should you decide that you want a day of something a little more fun or your surfing level isn't quite up there to trade barrels with other shredders at the more advanced spots, then just paddle out at a more mellow break and surf until the sun goes down.

02

Best Time to Surf is from April to October

With perfect protection from the wind, regular swells, and ideal reef setups, North Male Atoll probably offers the Maldives’ best surf.

Unfortunately, that level of perfection can be bittersweet as it also pulls the crowds. The best time to visit the area is in March/April until September/October with waves peaking from May to August.

With nothing to block the swell, the waves around the Southern Atolls are generally the Maldives’ biggest. Perfect reef setups can be found, big swells, and (except for the popular months of March/April) completely uncrowded lineups. The surf season is all year round (waves peak from March to October) with pretty consistent waves on tap all year around.

03

Yoga and Plenty of Non-Surf Activities on Offer

The Maldives isn't just about surfing until your legs fall off. If you decide to have a "lay day" or you need to nurture your reef booboos then there are plenty of things to do that don't include a surfboard.

Just relax at your Maldivian resort or on your private Island if you want. Indulge in all fresco dining at your secluded villa underneath the stars or replace your early morning session with a "dose of namaste" during a yoga class or a leg day at the gym.

Perhaps you'd like to try another water sport or head out into the blue on a dolphin or whale spotting jaunt. Frolic by the pool, make friends at the bar or go for a boogie - whatever you can think of to make your holiday simply perfect is probably available and much more.

04

Breathtaking Underwater World

The Maldives don't just look beautiful on land but underwater too. A true bucket list experience, snorkeling or scuba diving in the Maldives is something else. Incredible coral shelves can be found all over the place which makes the Island Nation a snorkeling and scuba diving paradise.

The water is crystal clear with plenty of sea life action going on; it's filled with rays, schools of clownfish (Nemo) & Powderblue Surgeonfish (Dory) and if you are lucky you will see some reef sharks too.

Its surrounding coral reefs are well preserved since some places are declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve which makes the experience all that much spectacular.

05

Explore Surrounding Waves by Plane or Boat

If staying on ol' small island isn't adventurous enough or you're getting tired of surfing the same spots all the time then just hop on a boat or charter a plane.

Yes, you heard right - an airplane. The once-in-a-lifetime experience of seaplane or helicopter surf excursions enables you to access remote lineups and surf for hours with not a single soul around. It's the fastest way to travel and the perfect choice of transport when the waves are pumping all over the atolls.

Dawn patrol your local before breakfast. Kiss your significant other goodbye before hopping on the plane that takes you to a perfect lefthander, not even boats can get to. Surf for hours solo and make it back in time for dinner with the family is something not many of us have ever been lucky enough to experience.

06

Adventurous Vacation for the Whole Family

It will probably come as no surprise to learn that with such pristine, natural surroundings and high-quality accommodations and facilities, surf resorts in the Maldives are a popular choice among families.

Attracted by extensive child care facilities and entertainment programs, your kids probably would want to stay forever. All LUEX selected resorts are incredibly attentive to kids and ensure their well-being while Mama and Papa trade cutbacks at a perfect reef break nearby.

There are a few mellow breaks around that are perfect to get your little ones hooked on surfing too. Wanna show your kids paradise - show them the Maldives!

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Can you surf here during COVID-19?

Disclaimer: We're trying our very best to keep up with the latest global travel restrictions. Our updates summarise changes reported by various sources, but with the ever-changing nature of the situation, please take this information as a guide only.

No restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter without or just limited restrictions:
  • Currently there is no data about countries in this group.
Some restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter, but with specific protocols:
  • Germany

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

    The basic entry requirements are as follows;

    • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

    • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

    • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

    • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

    • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

    • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel. You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

    • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

    • The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

    • The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

    • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

    All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    Germany - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    • No quarantine required when entering The Maldives.

    • Unvaccinated passengers returning from the Maldives will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Germany. Fully vaccinated passengers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

    The basic entry requirements are as follows;

    • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

    • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

    • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

    • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

    • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

    • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel. You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

    • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

    • The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

    • The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

    • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

    All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    UK - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    Passengers entering from the UK do not need to quarantine..

    Unvaccinated passengers returning home will have to quarantine at home for 10 days.

    Vaccinated passengers do not need to quarantine.

  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

    The basic entry requirements are as follows;

    • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

    • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

    • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

    • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

    • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

    • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel. You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

    • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

    • The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

    • The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

    • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

    All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    USA - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    • No quarantine required when entering The Maldives.
    • There is no quarantine required when returning home.

No travel allowed from these countries
Residents of the following countries are currently not allowed to enter:
  • Australia

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

    The basic entry requirements are as follows;

    • A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

    • A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

    • Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

    • Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

    • Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

    • Traveller Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 24 hours prior to their travel. You may submit the form electronically via IMUGA.

    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. Click here to check the Yellow Fever endemic countries.

    • COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form (sample taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives).

    • The maximum number of days granted on arrival would be 30 days, unless agreed by any bilateral means or treaty. This period of stay is not for the visitor to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Maldives Immigration to grant any number of days less than or equal to 30.

    • The period of stay granted is shown on the endorsement in the passport. Visitors are advised to check their passport for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days granted to stay in Maldives. Once arrived as a tourist, the visitor is not permitted to engage in any form of business, occupation, profession or paid employment while in Maldives.

    • Categories like; social visitors, friends, family visitors or media and business visitors, who are not considered as genuine tourists, are highly advised to declare sponsorship prior to their arrivals (if applicable), in order to facilitate the flow of passage.

    All travelers are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Maldives beyond the number of days given.

    Updated on November 26th, 2021

    Australia - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    People living in Australia are currently not able to travel overseas, unless granted an exemption. We'll keep you up-to-date as best as we can with the latest information and changes.

For more information please check our COVID-19 info page or visit the official website

Easy access from EuropeBest Surf Season from March - October

The Maldives sound like a distant paradise that requires uncomfortable hours trapped in a seat, too many pre-headed meals and even more layovers. Good news; it isn't all that bad, especially if you travel to the tropical paradise from Europe. One stop connections are available from most European hubs through Doha, Dubai or Sri Lanka. Non-stop flights are available with British Airways from London between November and March. It's a stretch, but in anywhere between 10 - 15 hours you are graced by absolute paradise, your private beachfront villa and pumping waves!