The Maldives are, simply put, the perfect tropical paradise stereotype: deep blue crystal clear water, tiny round shaped islands made of incredibly white sandy beaches and coconut trees, surrounded by a ring of reef full of colorful and diverse marine life. No wonder this archipelago became the mecca for super luxury hotels and a favorite honeymoon destination in 10 out of 10 brides worldwide. It’s a must do. For surfers, it means perfect reef breaks on pristine surroundings, with perfect waves that offer just enough of a challenge to keep it interesting and fun, while the family is having a blast at the resort. Everybody wins. Period.
MLE - Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (Malé)
International Direct Flights from: Doha (DOH), Dubai (DXB), Abu Dhabi (AUH), Singapore (SIN), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Hong Kong (HKG), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG), Colombo (CMB), Bangkok (BKK & DMK), Moscow (SVO), Istanbul (IST), Bengaluru (BLR), Koci (COK), Mumbai (BOM), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV).
APRIL - OCTOBER: Best surf season in the Maldives with light offshore winds and consistent swells.
NOVEMBER - MARCH: Still some surf but not as consistent and smaller swells in general, best for beginners.
SIX SENSES LAAMU - Best for the ultimate barefoot luxury and isolation from the crowds, there are no other resorts in this area so spots are generally empty.
FOUR SEASONS KUDA HURAA - Best for easy access, world class service and facilities and near the most famous spots north of Malé.
ANANTARA DHIGU - Best for families looking for variety of services, gastronomy and activities.
ANANTARA VELI - Best for honeymooners and couples looking for an adults-only experience.
NALADHU PRIVATE ISLAND - Best for a private Villa experience with access to larger resort amenities and facilities.