Located in the North Malè Atoll, approximately 30 minutes boat ride from Malè airport is Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort (translates to 'Island of White Gold'). Formerly known as Lohifushi, this is the ultimate surfers' paradise with a perfect left right on your door step! Hudhuranfushi is a mid-range, multi-facility resort. The island itself is highly regarded as one of the most naturally beautiful islands in the Maldives. This reputation is due to the lush tropical vegetation that offers plenty of shade from the hot sun and the white sandy beaches that lead into the turquoise lagoons, teeming with tropical fish (it's a snorkeller’s paradise, too!).
There are not too many resorts in the world with a world-class wave within walking distance from your room. Lohis is widely regarded as the best left in the Maldives, not only is it super consistent and surf-able in any swell/wind/tide combination, but it is also good at any size, from 2ft to 6ft, and has multiple take off areas to spread out the guests. It’s hard to imagine a better set up so close to your room. Under the surfer management plan, you will be one of only 45 surfers with access to Lohi's left. Less people in the water will mean more waves for you, but with only 45 passes available at any one time, you must act now.
World Surfaris initiated the capping of on-island surfer numbers to a maximum of 45 to improve the surfer package and maintain uncrowded waves at the house break 'Lohis'. Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort is a mid-range multi-facility resort, perfect for surfing couples, honeymooners, families or the boys looking to kick back after a boat trip. There are not too many resorts in the world with a world-class wave within walking distance from your room. Lohis is widely regarded as the best left in the Maldives, not only is it super consistent and surf-able in any swell/wind/tide combination, but it is also good at any size, from 2ft to 6ft, and has multiple take off areas to spread out the guests. It’s hard to imagine a better set up so close to your room. Under the surfer management plan, you will be one of only 45 surfers with access to Lohi's left. Less people in the water will mean more waves for you, but with only 45 passes available at any one time, you must act now.
Prior to 2014, there has been no control on the number of surfers permitted to stay at Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort. As a result, surfer numbers spiralled out of control during the last few years, leaving many people frustrated after travelling half way around the world only to surf with a crowd. In order to guarantee uncrowded waves and a great atmosphere in and out of the water, surfer numbers were capped in 2014 and every surfer visiting reported a very enjoyable surf experience.
ALL SURFERS coming to the resort MUST book onto the ‘surfer allocation’. If surfers arrive at the resort without a space booked in the surfer allocation, they will not be able to surf during their stay. The allocation system is the only way to manage surfer numbers and ensure uncrowded waves.
Hudhuranfushi resort accommodation is a mix of Lohis Rooms (within 1 min walk to surf break); Beach Villas; and romantic Ocean Villas.
Hudhuranfushi's main restaurant serves an extensive buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast features fresh croissants and baked treats from the on-island bakery, fresh fruits with natural yogurt and the legendary "all in" Lohis omelettes. Lunch and Dinner buffets feature traditional Maldivian and Western cuisines such as pastas, curries and stir fries, plus a daily speciality like grilled fish. In addition you can expect a good healthy salad selection, lots of fresh tropical fruits and an impressive dessert bar.
Perched on a deck overlooking the island’s scenic harbour, the Sunset Restaurant offers an exceptionally fine dining experience featuring an impressive a la carte menu. This elegant restaurant is ideal for any special occasion and we do recommend you indulge at least once during your stay.
Offering guests both North and South Indian cuisine, for a more traditional experience. Open for lunch and dinner, we recommend reservations.
Sunset Bar: is attached to Sunset Restaurant and is a great place to enjoy a chilled bottle of wine as the sun sets.
Beach Bar + Grill: is at the north end of the island next to the beach volley ball court.
Hiyala Bar: is the main bar near reception.
Dohdi Bar: also known as the Disco Bar is near to the dive centre.
Lohis Bar: is at the south end of the island with full view of Lohis left and the ultimate place to kick back and tell ‘best wave’ stories after a hard day in the water. "All Inclusive" beverages now available until 11pm. Also Lohis Bar now offers Buffet Breakfast & Lunch for surfers and their families, rather than having to take all meals at the main Banyan Resturant.
World Surfaris packages are all inclusive with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Banyan Restaurant daily; 3 snack buffets (morning tea/ afternoon tea/ midnight snacks); and "all inclusive" beverages (full description as per World Surfaris quotes).
The Maldives experiences a similar surf season to Indonesia from March through to October. During these months the conditions are usually off-shore somewhere. Swell direction varies from SE to S to SW. The breaks of North Male Atoll generally face a southeast to southerly direction with bigger long period SW swells having to wrap in. Due to this, size may vary greatly depending on both swell intensity and swell direction. On any given day the surf size could vary from waist-chest high to double overhead +. Traditionally May to September is the biggest and most consistent, although every season has a few surprises and early and late season are becoming renowned for perfect conditions. A great variety of reef breaks exist and range in intensity from quite mellow shreddable walls to gnarlier hollow pits. The diverse range of waves in the North Malè offers something for everyone. In the North Male' atoll, between Male' and Thulhusdhoo is an assortment of breaks accessible on the World Surfaris 'Surf Package' including:
Swell: SE or S (nothing comes close to a big South!!!)
Wind: Light W-NW
The local surf guides at Hudhuranfushi's love nothing more than scoring good waves in the Maldives… and it’s this enthusiasm to be in the ocean, combined with their years of experience, that ensures you will be at the right place at the right time, every time...
These guys will take you on daily boat trips to the 6 breaks within 30 minutes and ensure you are at the right break to suit your wants and needs at the right time. The combined surf guiding experience at Hudhuranfushi is without a doubt one of the greatest assets of your surfing holiday. Trust us, you're in very capable hands!
Take a dip in the pool and grab a drink at the pool bar, take a stroll though the lush tropical gardens or snorkel in the aquatic playground of the turquoise lagoons. Hudhuranfushi Resort keeps the party going after sunset with several bars scattered throughout the islands with live music and even karaoke.