An undiscovered secret, surfing in the Maldives is an unknown pursuit to many an avid traveller, but at NIYAMA Private Islands Maldives the secret is right in front of you at the only luxury resort sporting surf-able waves that break directly onto the island. 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.
Ready to accommodate luxury surfers, the hotel is made up of 134 studios, suites, and pavilions which 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, ranging from 135 to 255 square metres, each fitted with their very own surfboard rack. Nightly rates at NIYAMA Private Islands Maldives starts from £440 on a B&B basis www.niyama.com