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Off the beaten track. Uncrowded waves. High quality breaks. Welcome to Nature’s Playground. Welcome to the only luxury surfing resort in Maldives that has a surf point breaking directly onto the island.

Here the waves are quality, fun and suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers, with some spots perfect for beginner coaching. And the best part is - no crowds.

Just off the edge of Niyama’s Play Island you’ll find a classic, powerful left hand ride.  Off to the west and just five minutes away by speedboat is Kasabu surf point at Kudahuvadhoo Corner - a superb rippable and hollow right hander. On large swells, Head East for ten minutes to Hocus Pocus at Maeenboodhoo Corner for another barrelling right hander. Or stay at Niyama and surf Vodi point at Niyama Corner for a good length left hander.

And when you’re done surfing for the day, chill out in your customised Surf Beach Studio or Surf Beach Suite with surfboard rack and other surf amenities and necessities right on the beach at Play Island’s Surf Corner. Follow us on Instagram for more.

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VODI SURF POINT AT NIYAMA CORNER

This wave works best when the wind is from a north to easterly direction. This left hander becomes perfect – hollow and rippable. It usually picks up more swell than Kasabu as it is perfectly exposed to south and southwest swells. The wave is suitable for the intermediate to advanced surfers when it gets bigger. Even when the swell is small, the waves are still really fun and caters to longboards, funboards and beginner surfers.

The best part of all - you can reach this wave from land by simply walking to the point and paddling out – no boat transfer needed. Also, upon request we'll do our best to get you a Beach Villa as close to the spot as possible.

KASABU SURF POINT AT KUDAHUVADHOO CORNER

This is the spot to surf in west to northwesterly winds. Kasabu is located on the opposite side of the channel from Niyama's Play island, approximately 10 minutes away by boat. The reef is perfectly shaped and offers a long world class right hand wave suited for intermediate to advanced surfers.

Up towards the lagoon the wave fades out and is more user friendly but still really enjoyable. In medium sized swells, intermediate and advanced surfers can enjoy the corner where the wave wraps around the point offering long, rippable walls, and a barrel section.

OTHER SURF POINTS

There are a number of other surf spots in and around the Dhaalu Atoll that can be explored during your stay at Niyama. Mad and Swirl are located north west of Niyama and can be reached by boat. East of Niyama offers more spots such as Hocus Pocus, Tio, Van Damme, and Candy, with Hocus Pocus being the stand out right hand barrel over a shallow reef.

For those looking to adventure further, Inside Mikado’s in the Thaa Atoll is a quality wave accessible by boat. For those looking for the ultimate luxurious adventure, book a private sea plane to access any wave in the Maldives!

SURF SHACK AT NIYAMA CORNER

As the sun sets over the ocean swells, head off to the Surf Shack with the dudes. Here the Rastaman mixes classic Rum cocktails from the Caribbean Islands to the rhythms of reggae music. Ya mon.

GOOD TO KNOW

If you plan to bring your own surfboard to the resort, kindly let us know the number of and dimensions of each board during the reservations process.

Due to limited space on seaplanes, there may be a delay in transporting your board to the resort. Alternatively, you can travel to the resort via a domestic flight.

 

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FLOAT, Niyama’s water sports centre, offers an array of tailor made surf programmes and services 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.


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