Maldives Surf Resorts

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Maldives Resorts Are A True Surfer’s Paradise

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.

Can you surf during Coronavirus?

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

    • Free 30 day Visa On Arrival for all tourists

    • No Quarantine necessary

    • Passengers and airline crew must complete a ""Traveller Health Declaration"" 24 hours before departure here

    • Mandatory Negative Nucleic PCR test up to 96 hours prior to departure, however fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. Passengers will need to bring their certificates showing they have received all shots required for relevant vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the Maldives.

    • A confirmed pre-booking at a registered tourist facility is a prerequisite for the visa. Important! A booking is considered valid ONLY for tourist resorts, camps or guesthouses, liveaboard boats, and/or pre-approved transit facilities.

    • Travelers are allowed to stay in multiple resorts & guesthouse facilities
      (subject to individual resort rules)

    • If at any point in their stay a traveler stays at a tourist guesthouse, they are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure from the Maldives

    • Inter-island travel procedures will be done on your behalf by the tourist facility. However, any movements between vessels and resorts/guesthouses cannot be authorized at the moment.

    • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found here

    Updated on July 11th, 2021

    Germany - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    The Maldives are currently classified as a high-risk destination and testing is mandatory for all travelers returning to Germany. Be aware! You are also required to self-isolate for 5 days upon your return.

    Example Scenario for returning from the Maldives

    1. Register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de before entering Germany

    2. Carry proof of registration with you

    3. Get tested - Check section above for more info on testing options

    4. Proceed directly to your destination after entering the country

    5. Self-isolate for 5 days.

    Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    • Free 30 day Visa On Arrival for all tourists

    • No Quarantine necessary

    • Passengers and airline crew must complete a ""Traveller Health Declaration"" 24 hours before departure here

    • Mandatory Negative Nucleic PCR test up to 96 hours prior to departure, however fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. Passengers will need to bring their certificates showing they have received all shots required for relevant vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the Maldives.

    • A confirmed pre-booking at a registered tourist facility is a prerequisite for the visa. Important! A booking is considered valid ONLY for tourist resorts, camps or guesthouses, liveaboard boats, and/or pre-approved transit facilities.

    • Travelers are allowed to stay in multiple resorts & guesthouse facilities
      (subject to individual resort rules)

    • If at any point in their stay a traveler stays at a tourist guesthouse, they are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure from the Maldives

    • Inter-island travel procedures will be done on your behalf by the tourist facility. However, any movements between vessels and resorts/guesthouses cannot be authorized at the moment.

    • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found here

    Updated on July 11th, 2021

    UK - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    All though not red-listed, All travelers returning from the Maldives are subject to a 11-day mandatory quarantine, negative PCR, and a completed Public Health Passenger Locator form. You are also advised to stay at home and follow local lockdown rules.

    Be aware that there are restrictions on international travel, and you are required to fill out a declaration of travel form ahead of your departure.

  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    • Free 30 day Visa On Arrival for all tourists

    • No Quarantine necessary

    • Passengers and airline crew must complete a ""Traveller Health Declaration"" 24 hours before departure here

    • Mandatory Negative Nucleic PCR test up to 96 hours prior to departure, however fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. Passengers will need to bring their certificates showing they have received all shots required for relevant vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the Maldives.

    • A confirmed pre-booking at a registered tourist facility is a prerequisite for the visa. Important! A booking is considered valid ONLY for tourist resorts, camps or guesthouses, liveaboard boats, and/or pre-approved transit facilities.

    • Travelers are allowed to stay in multiple resorts & guesthouse facilities
      (subject to individual resort rules)

    • If at any point in their stay a traveler stays at a tourist guesthouse, they are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure from the Maldives

    • Inter-island travel procedures will be done on your behalf by the tourist facility. However, any movements between vessels and resorts/guesthouses cannot be authorized at the moment.

    • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found here

    Updated on July 11th, 2021

    USA - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    All travelers returning from the Maldives need to present a negative PCR test (72h prior to departure) or you might be denied entry. There’s currently no quarantine required but it is advised to stay home and check domestic restrictions of your home state.

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

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    • Free 30 day Visa On Arrival for all tourists

    • No Quarantine necessary

    • Passengers and airline crew must complete a ""Traveller Health Declaration"" 24 hours before departure here

    • Mandatory Negative Nucleic PCR test up to 96 hours prior to departure, however fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. Passengers will need to bring their certificates showing they have received all shots required for relevant vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the Maldives.

    • A confirmed pre-booking at a registered tourist facility is a prerequisite for the visa. Important! A booking is considered valid ONLY for tourist resorts, camps or guesthouses, liveaboard boats, and/or pre-approved transit facilities.

    • Travelers are allowed to stay in multiple resorts & guesthouse facilities
      (subject to individual resort rules)

    • If at any point in their stay a traveler stays at a tourist guesthouse, they are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure from the Maldives

    • Inter-island travel procedures will be done on your behalf by the tourist facility. However, any movements between vessels and resorts/guesthouses cannot be authorized at the moment.

    • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found here

    Updated on July 11th, 2021

    Australia - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are a few important points travelers from Australia should keep in mind before heading off to the Maldives.

    People living in Australia are currently not able to travel overseas until June 17, 2021, unless granted an exemption. We'll keep you up-to-date as good as we can with the latest information and changes.

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

LUEX offers the most extensive and best selection of surf trips worldwide.

Provider independence and quality are our mission.

Our goal is that our customers can find the perfect surf trip, tailored to their needs, in one place.

All our experts are surfers and part of the lifestyle.

Our experts know the destinations/spots personally or are in close contact with local surfers or suppliers.

We are supplier-independent. We only offer trips that fit the needs of our customers.

We guarantee to beat any price on the market.

It is not cheaper to book directly with the supplier.

We do not charge a fee for our expert advice.

We offer professional booking tools for our customers.

Secure payment functions for all currencies.

Payment options for groups and instalments.

You're talking to real people, not automated chats or bots.

We'll stand up for you when the going gets rough.

We are insiders and want you to enjoy the surf lifestyle as much as we do.

Unbiased, independent, technology driven! We don't own, run or control any of the trips but rather connect travelers with operators/suppliers of once-in-a-lifetime sports travel experiences and products. Your trip - orchestrated according to your taste, budget, style and skill level and backed by our technology-driven booking services and support

Your expert

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.

Be Aware...

Some waves in the Maldives are private! You need a surfpass for them and can NOT book them, when you are already there.

Make sure your passport is valid long enough for your stay.

Not all islands have easy access to surf, so the transfer to the spots is important!

The Maldives are alcohol-free, since they are an islamic nation. However most boats, resorts and camps have a licence, so you can consume your beer or cocktails there.

Please inform yourself about the local laws and restrictions before your trip!

What our customers say

"... just cycling on white sandy paths through tropical perfect vegetation puts a smile on your face. ..."

Thomas
(Niyama Private Islands – Maldives)

"... We know we were quite picky and required a lot of support but you totally got our idea. The Maldives were incredible! Thanks!"

Victoria
(Kandooma Resort – Maldives)

"If I could use just one word to describe the trip, it would be PERFECTION! ...I loved everything: rooms, location, crew, waves, view, weather,...It was so relaxing. ..."

Reinaldo
(Four Seasons Kuda Huraa – Maldives)

"... A friend told me about Luex and I have to say that they surpass all our expectations. Very professional, honest and with a very good knowledge of Maldivas which mean Martin provide us exactly the trip we were looking for...."

Robin
(Niyama Private Islands – Maldives)

"... That was also the first time that we tried surfing. My boyfriend was really good, I not so much. But we both agree that surfing is our new favourite hobby. We're already planning some new surf adventures :)"

Mila
(Naladhu Private Island - Maldive)

"... The whole trip was perfect. There were only a few surfers at the resort the entire time. Got to love November surfing. We got to surf Lohi's and Sultans by ourselves. The team at the resort were really friendly and a lot of fun. ..."

Shannon
(Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort - Maldives)

"... The resort was everything and more than we'd expected especially for my non-surfing wife. The local break was handy and the surf boat trips were great. Our surf guides were knowledgeable, helpful and completely chilled. ..."

Alec G.
(Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort - Maldives)

5 Reasons For Staying At A Surf Resort In The Maldives

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

Perfect surf destination all year around

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

Besides surfing your brains out there are plenty of alternatives in the Maldives

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

Adventurous Vacation with kids

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!

Check out these Maldives surf holidays
Maldives

One of the hottest and the most reliable surf spots in the world - and you can have it, no matter what!

Maldives Southern Atolls

The Southern Atolls are all about surf charters - and we got the one that fits you best.

It doesn't stop here...We have plenty more on offer for you...check out our whole portfolio of Maldives Surf Trips