Surf and sun in style in the Maldives
Live the dream at Niyama
So you have a partner, son or daughter who loves surfing while you love the water with a side of luxury? Read on …
NIYAMA Private Islands Maldives is the only luxury resort with rideable waves that break directly onto the island. You don’t need to spend hours in a boat, or even live on a boat, just to be close to the breaks. That means that non-surfers can even watch the action without leaving the pool, or the balcony in your private villa.
While NIYAMA has been hot amongst honeymooners and those wanting a slice of paradise, a new series of surf options that cater for professional and novice surfers has been introduced. Intermediate and advanced riders will love the perfect waves here, with other spots perfect for beginner coaching. Could it get any better?
Aptly known as Nature’s Playground, NIYAMA Private Islands offers adjoining twin islands, Chill and Play. Just off the edge of Play Island’s Surf Corner is Vodi surf point – a classic, powerful left hand ride that breaks onto the shore. Off to the West and just five minutes away by speedboat is Kasabu surf point at Kudahuvadhoo Corner – a superb right hander with barrelling sections. Head East for ten minutes to Hocus Pocus at Maeenboodhoo Corner for another barrelling right hander.
NIYAMA’s 134 studios, suites, and pavilions dot both islands or extend out over the azure lagoon. Right on the beach at Surf Corner, surfers can chill out in customised Surf Beach Studios, Surf Beach Studios with a pool, or a Surf Family Beach Suite with a pool. The studios and suites are fitted with a surfboard rack and stocked with surf amenities and necessities, including bicycles with a surfboard rack and dedicated television channels displaying up-to-the-minute surf reports and a live feed of the nearby Vodi surf point. Each room is equipped with a king bed and Deli-In with full-size refrigerator overflowing with gourmet treats, as well as Thakuru (butler) service.
As the sun sets over the ocean swells, head off to the Surf Shack at Vodi surf point with the dudes to recall the day’s kick outs, bottom turns and barrels. Or while your surfers talk the lingo, you can just stare out over the tranquil setting with a cocktail.
FLOAT, NIYAMA Private Islands’ water sports operator, offers surf programmes and services developed in association with LUEX.com, one of the world’s leading luxury surf tour operators, to suit every surfer. From beginner coaching courses to various surf pass options that offer on-demand boat transfers to surf points located away from the resort, the professional Surf Dude is on hand to coax first timers or use video analysis to help intermediate surfers get to the next level.
And if you want to go further afield, NIYAMA Private Islands has a private seaplane at surfers’ disposal to discover and surf secret spots. The seaplane allows surfers to jump in directly behind the waves anywhere on the ocean, and swim back to the plane for the scenic short journey back to the resort.
Can it get any better?
For more information about the lessons or on how to sign up, please contact: [email protected]