Planning your dream Maldives surf trip and want to score waves in a tropical paradise without breaking the budget?
Well, this local island Maldives surf package ticks all the boxes for beauty, island vibes, and of course pumping surf!
Based on Thulusdhoo Island, your closest break is arguably the most famous wave in the whole of the Maldives – Cokes.
This reeling right-hander bends around a shallow reef, offering whack-able walls and dreamy tube time – all with that picturesque Maldives backdrop.
Just across the channel (and with a daily surf transfer included) is Chickens, one of the most fun left-handers in the Maldives, and a favourite of the Stoked Surf Adventures team!
Much more mellow than Cokes, it offers a longer, open-face ride perfect for turns and big hacks and on bigger days some covers ups too.
Alongside Cokes and Chickens, this Maldives surf package also includes guided surf trips to your choice of other breaks within the North Male Atoll – so you can choose the best spot for the days conditions and sample some of the other world-class waves on offer.
These Maldives surf spots include:
And of course, there’s your base for the week – Akiri Surf Retreat – where you’ll be welcomed in by true local hospitality, home-cooked meals and all-round good vibes. Choose from a private, double or triple room (all A/C of course) to relax in after a hard day in the waves.
With everything you need included – from airport transfers and meals to surf transfers – the only real decision is when will you be heading here?!
Male Airport, Maldives
So friendly staff! Taking care of everyone personally! The food! The great attitude! The cats in the yard! The service!
Firushan and the rest of the crew made us feel like home. The property itself has a cozy and chill atmosphere. Breakfast was super delicious and it was no problem for them to adapt to our vegetarian needs. The rooms are spacious and the A/C works perfectly. Towels as well as beach towels are provided. Bikes are free of charge as well, which makes it easier to explore the island. Everyone is very friendly and is willing to help whenever questions arise.
When we arrived Firushan showed us around and let us know about good restaurants, shops and supermarkets, and the bikini beaches.
On my birthday Firushan decorated our bed beautifully and we celebrated my birthday with a big chocolate indulgence cake which Firushan organized from Male. To die for!!
When we checked out, Firushan dropped us at the jetty in the early morning and made sure that we get the right tickets.
Overall, we had a very pleasant stay and we would not hesitate to come back whenever we are back on Thulusdhoo.
Do yourself a favor and experience a real local atmosphere at Akiri Surf Retreat! A true home away from home.
Absolutely amazing hosts and love the ambience of the place. Excursions tailored to you so you can make the most of your stay and get an authentic Maldivian experience!
One of many beautiful islands in the Maldives. This retreat is in the centre of the island, and although there is no sea view, it is such great value and it’s a short walk to the beach. Given that we were only at the hotel for sleeping, dinner, and to change outfits, it didn’t matter being off the beach. Now the good part (other than the great price). The excursions were small (just us), personalised to our schedule, and a fraction of the price of the flasher resorts we stayed in such as Cinnamon Dhonveli. The island has many beautiful spots all within a couple of minutes by bike (which are complimentary). I recommend including Akiri Surf resort as a big part of your Maldives visit.