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Top 5 Family-Friendly Surf Resorts in the Maldives

Choosing the right surf resort in the Maldives for your family involves more than just a comfortable place to stay. It’s about creating an environment where every family member can flourish. Here, we highlight the top five resorts that excel in providing a family-friendly atmosphere, ensuring both fun and safety for kids, and an equally relaxing and enjoyable experience for adults.

First on our list is the Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort in the North Male Atoll. The resort is famous for its onsite private wave, Lohi’s. With 2 Bedroom Family Beach Villas, this is a great spot for a family surf trip!

Next, we have Anantara Dhigu, located in South Male Atoll, renowned for its exceptional kids’ club and family suites. The resort is located just a short boat ride from some epic waves.

Third, is the Soneva Fushi in Baa Atoll, offering a blend of exclusive luxury and nature with guided marine biology tours for children. This area has some of the quietest surf in the Maldives!

Fourth, the Six Senses Laamu in Laamu Atoll stands out with its surfing lessons perfect for younger surfers and various family bonding activities. This area has amazing waves and unspoiled nature.

Lastly, Niyama Private Islands in Dhaalu Atoll is our most popular family surf resort in the Maldives. With a world-class kids club, private wave onsite, and amazing villas. This is an incredible spot for your luxury family surf trip!

Planning Your Family Surf Vacation in the Maldives: Tips and Checklist

When planning your family surf vacation in the Maldives, a little preparation can go a long way in ensuring a smooth, enjoyable experience for everyone involved. We’ve put together some essential tips and a handy checklist to help you organize the perfect getaway:

  • Book Early: Start planning your trip early to avail the best deals on flights and accommodation. This also gives you ample time to peruse and choose the perfect resort that caters to your family’s needs.
  • Know the Weather: Although the Maldives boasts year-round surf, knowing the seasonal changes and what they mean for surf conditions can help you plan when it’s best for your family to visit.
  • Pack Appropriately: Besides surf gear, pack sunblock, insect repellent, hats, and lightweight clothing to protect your family from the tropical sun and insects.


  • Passports and necessary travel documents
  • Surfing equipment (if not renting on-site)
  • First-aid kit
  • Beach and swim gear
  • Games and toys for kids
  • Chargers and backup batteries

By following these tips and using the provided checklist, you establish a foundation for a seamless vacation, allowing your family to focus on the thrills of surfing and the beauty of the Maldives.


Embarking on a family surf adventure in the Maldives is an enriching experience that combines the serenity of exquisite landscapes with the exhilaration of surfing. Ensuring that from the moment you land until your last wave, your family’s dream surf trip is not just met but exceeded.

Eager for the surf adventure of a lifetime in the Maldives? At AWAVE Travel, we pride ourselves on crafting expertly curated trips that cater to every family member’s expectations. Get in touch with us today to plan your ultimate family surfing vacation at one of our partner resorts or onboard one of our partner surf charters!

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Written by The AWAVE Travel Content Team

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Tatsiana Radchanka 04/21/2024

Amazing surf camp. Felt at home there. Super nice, kind, helpful staff. Any of my requests has been satisfied. Highly recommended!

Charles Viellevoye 03/27/2024

Very professional team. Giulia is always on and have an accurate answer to all my questions. The boat trip was incredibly well organised. Nothing was missing.

Emily Bullen 04/03/2024

Professional and Top Notch! From the moment we started planning our trip AWAVE was responsive and professional. We had a lot of back and forth picking the perfect location and resort and James and Giulia were patient and helpful. The resort we stayed at, AYADA in the Maldives, was beautiful and relaxing- great for families and couples! It was perfect for us- we have 1 surfer in the family, he was able to enjoy the waves and we also were able to enjoy the reef and snorkel as a family. Our kids loved the kids club and the private pool on the beach villas was amazing. The alcohol is expensive if you don’t do full board but that is to be expected. Wonderful vacation and amazing travel agency! Definitely recommend!!

Cobus and Jackie Van Aswegen 10/19/23

awesome last minute trip which was well communicated, friendly crew and great surf guide! waves were not the best but we realised at the time of booking that it was end of season. crew could not be more friendly and willing to help all the time - chef prepared a wide variety of food and never any complaints on that front - thanks!!!... we will be back for more!

Steve 10/07/23

I've used Awave twice ... so far. This is the second time I've used Awave for a trip to the maldives. Stayed in 2 different resorts this time. They've always been incredibly prompt at replying and handled everything for us, making sure the 2 Resorts were in touch to get us transfered half way through our trip. At one of the resorts I even bumped into Giulia and Delia who were out there surfing at the time. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll use awave again if I'm booking a surf trip

Donald Ayres 11/06/23

Indonesia Surf Trip/ Java/Bali/Sumba - James Colston was my representative from AWAVE - I’m an older solo surfer and James was attentive, respectful, extremely responsive from the initial planning stages all the way through the booking. And he was so patient with all my crazy questions along the way. I couldn’t have been more pleased with James’s level of service. Thank you James

Alex Daish 12/28/23

Giulia was an amazing person to book with. I was overwhelmed with choices initially, but AWAVE knew their stuff and helped me with my options and even suggested delaying my trip so I could go to a certain hotel which ended up being the best decision I made all year.

Mickey 01/24/24

Giulia and James were always on line to answer any question or to give an advice. The Ayada resort is perfect both for families or for couples. We did not have waves as the season goes from April to September, but there are plenty options to have fun and good times. Highly recommended both Awave and Ayada.

James 01/30/24

The AWAVE team are knowledgable and helpful. Giulia is a very helpful and patient person to deal with, and do not worry, you can trust her. I had to delay my trip to Morocco due to unforeseen circumstances and Giulia was very understanding. I have just returned from having a fantastic week at Amouage in Taghazout. Thanks AWAVE!

Omar AlJammaz 03/07/23

Great travel options, great customer support, simplifying planing process.
Looking forward for my next trip.