Here’s Why Surfing In The Maldives Is Such a Big Deal
Kelly Slater once said in Surfer Magazine, “Surfing is all about the experiences we have. The travel aspect of surfing – experiencing the world – is something that can’t be replaced.” The Maldives is frequently the pinnacle of many surfers traveling experiences, so what’s the big deal?
1- Some of the best surf spots in the Maldives are incredibly easy to access.
Sometimes we forget about that last stretch of the journey, from the airport to your hotel or resort, but for various surfing resorts in the Maldives, surfers need not worry. World-class surf spots like Kandooma Right are accessible via just a 45-minute speed boat ride from the international airport, and we’re talking about one of the best surf spots in the country. And when you book at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, you enjoy the exclusivity of a limited number of surfers – so the waves are pretty much all yours!
With surf resorts, you’re staying in rooms that are right next to the surf. At Holiday Inn Resort Kandoom Maldives, the Beach House’s are 30 metres, yes only three zero metres, from arguably the best wave in the country. Keen to have a beer or other refreshment on the beach while you surf? Totally possible!
As for the quality of the waves, you might as well hear from surfers themselves on what great waves the Maldives gets.
2- There are plenty of opportunities to surf with absolute #legends!
If the surf is good enough for legendary surfers like Barton Lynch, Pam Burridge, and Shane Dorian, then it’s good enough for any surfer. Surf trips organised by Perfect Wave and featuring surfing legends are not only hugely successful, they’re also incredibly enjoyable for the whole family.
Take Shane Dorian, for example. Along with his family and son, Jackson Dorian, another legend-in-the-making, Shane stayed at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives for a family surf trip and had the following to say about his trip: “A family trip to the Maldives has been on the bucket list for years. It’s been a truly epic week of great waves and adventures. We are going to do it again next year and will have information available soon if anyone is keen to join us.”
3- Surfing knows no age (Or level of experience!)
Watching surfers like Jackson Dorian, it’s clear that surfing really knows no age. But for the non-professionals, the Maldives is a great location to get started and learn to surf.
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Part of why the Maldives is a great family surf destination is that it caters to kids and surfers of all experiences. Surf centres based out of the resort offer surf lessons where kids can learn to surf in a fun and safe environment under the watchful eyes of professional instructors. They also have a vast range of equipment and boards for beginners as well as surf guides and instructors whose passion is to make sure you have a memorable first surf.
4- Unwind in the best ways possible, yoga and spa.
After a full day of surfing, head over to your resort’s spa and reward yourself to treatments just for surfers. Kandooma Spa by COMO Shambhala, for example, offers the Surfer’s Massage, a 45-minute treatment specially designed to reduce tension in the neck and shoulders and to increase blood circulation and flexibility in muscles and joints.
In addition to getting your daily dose of sunrise and sunset flows with the resort’s resident yogi master, you should definitely try SUP yoga, a new and increasingly popular version of yoga on top of a stand-up paddle board. Yes, in the water. And yes, if you fall, then that’s just part of the fun.
5- For the music lovers.
Picture this: listening to your favorite artists play live on the shores of clear, turquoise waters, chilling on some beanbags with your partner, family, and friends, and your favorite drink in hand. Now imagine doing it yourself and getting to meet those artists. It’s no joke – Perfect Wave’s series of Surf Music in Paradise events makes surf music events a reality at resorts like Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, who have hosted Donavon Frankenreiter, Bernard Fanning, the Hoodoo Gurus, and Jimmy Barnes.
If you’re a surf music fan yourself, some upcoming concerts you can look forward to – all being hosted at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives – are Jimmy Barnes, Richard Clapton & Daryl Braithwaite, and Xavier Rudd.
So, what are you waiting for? If you’re gonna do this (and you really gotta), why not do it now with 25% off Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?