Hudhuranfushi Resort

  • March - November
  • 45 Guests
  • $210+
  • 4 Star Rating
  • Airport: MLE

Experience a holiday in the tropics beyond compare at Hudhuranfushi Resort. Set in 83 acres of lush tropical beach property on Lhohifushi Island the resort’s design enables it to blend into its surroundings and is considered one of the best resort in Maldives.

Hudhuranfushi is the best surf holiday resort in the Maldives with a perfect left breaking down one side of the island and six other world class waves just a short boat ride away. The four star resort offers comfortable accommodation and excellent buffet dining that will satisfy even the hungriest of surfers after a long day in the waves!

Surfers can chose to stay in the popular Beach Villas nestled under the trees along the edge of a white sand beach, or in one of the newly refurbished Lohis Rooms that are literally a one minute walk to the surf! There is even a third option in one of the breathtaking Ocean Villas, great for traveling on a romantic getaway and still have a chance to sneak in a few surfs.

In between surf sessions you can chose to relax in the pool or stay active on the tennis, badminton, squash or volley-ball courts, or work out in the on-island gym, or enjoy a Yoga class! Alternatively just relax and enjoy the many other attractions that make Hudhuranfushi the ideal destination for the discerning surf traveler who is looking for a relaxing, stress free holiday, while scoring some great waves.

If you want a change of scenery from the perfect lefts at Lohis, the resort runs twice daily surf excursions to the other waves in the area in their large, safe, shaded Surf Dhonis. These trips are included in the surfer package and are operated by a team of experienced surf guides in the island.

If you love relatively uncrowded waves in Paradise, Hudhuranfushi is the best destination in the Maldives!


The lovely island of Hudhuranfushi in the Maldives truly lives up to its name, which translates to ‘Island of White Gold’ in the local language. A delightful tropical haven with picturesque palm trees, spotless powder soft white beaches and sapphire waters under the clearest of blue skies, Hudhuranfushi never fails to enchant visitors. Although the Maldives has acquired the reputation of a recognized tourist destination, the islands remain romantically idyllic, with a refreshing charm and a leisurely ambience.

The exceptional Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is a luxurious Maldives beach resort located in beautiful environs that truly resemble a pristine tropical paradise. The resort also borders an immense scenic lagoon with inviting turquoise waters.

Offering an irresistible combination of an array of modern conveniences and facilities amidst a wondrous natural panorama, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is one of the best Maldives Islands Resorts promises to pamper its guests in style. Its Beach Villas project a contemporary design while the attractive Water Bungalows with their wood and thatch exterior lets one experience a traditional old world charm. This enchanting Maldives beach resort promises guests the holiday of a lifetime irrespective of their age or interests.

Hudhuranfushi is particularly noted for its opportunities in the field of water sports, with a multitude of exciting options available for outdoor enthusiasts. The shimmering waters of the lagoon make an ideal environment for catamarans, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and banana boat riding among many others. Hudhuranfushi is particularly renowned as a superb destination for surfing, with many avid surfers frequenting the area.

Hudhuranfushi is conveniently situated in North Male Atoll, just 19 kms from the international airport; a speedboat covers this distance in a mere 30 minutes. Visitors who choose to stay at Hudhuranfushi will enjoy easy access to local landmarks such as the National Museum, Grand Friday Mosque and the Presidential Palace which may be visited after returning to Male prior to departure.

Package Inclusions

Your trip to Hudhuranfushi includes: 

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner in the Banyan Restaurant and/or Lohis Bar daily.
  • 3 snack buffets (morning tea/ afternoon tea/ midnight snack).
  • All inclusive beverages (House pouring) in the Hiyala Bar (10:00am- Midnight), Beach Bar (11:00am-6:00pm), Banyan Restaurant (during lunch & dinner) & Lohis Bar (11am-11pm) are as follows: Spirits (Whisky/Brandy/Gin/Vodka/Rum) by the glass, Wines (Red/White table wines) by the glass, Beer by the glass, Choice of 5 cocktails from the included spirits above. Choice of 5 Mocktails, Mineral water by the glass, Cordials (Mango, Orange, Passionfruit & Pineapple) by the glass, Tea/Coffee.
  • Tennis (Daytime court with equipment), Gymnasium, Badminton, Table Tennis, Squash (daytime court with equipment), Pool Table & Beach Volleyball.
  • All current applicable Maldives taxes and services charges.

Please note: Standard check out time is 12:00 pm (generally you won’t leave for the airport until approximately 7:00 pm). Late checkout is possible but there is an extra cost. Please advise World Wave Expeditions if you wish to include a late checkout. Return airport transfers by speedboat (approximately 45 minutes) are $135 USD per adult and $68 USD per child. Photo packages are also available from Richard Kotch photography.

Surfer Package includes:

  • Your allotment within the maximum 45 surfers permitted at Hudhuranfushi Resort between the period March 1st and November 30th, 2018.
  • Unlimited surfing at Lohis surf break and access to 2 x daily boat trips to the 6 surf breaks within 30 minutess of Hudhuranfushi Resort.
  • Cocktail evening once a week (non-surfing partners included).
  • Fishing excursion and BBQ dinner once a week (non-surfing partners included).
  • Free WiFi for all surfers (non-surfing partners included).
  • 30 minute Chinese reflexology back massage per stay
  • Expert and friendly assistance from the dedicated surf-guides who live at the resort from March – November.

Surf Management Plan

In recent years Hudhuranfushi has implemented a surf management plan. In order to enhance the surfing experience and improve service levels to the surfers, the resort will restrict the maximum surfers per day to 45. All surfers planning on surfing while at Hudhuranfushi between March 1st and November 30th 2018 need to be registered. Please note that any surfer arriving unregistered between March 1st and November 30th 2018 will not be allowed to surf during the course of their stay.

Surf Guides

Husband and wife super guides, Richard and Amy Kotch have been managing the surf operation at Hudhuranfushi  for 10 years and are now assisted by 2 local surfer guides.  Both Richard and Amy live to surf and love nothing more than scoring good waves in the Maldives…and it’s this enthusiasm to be in the ocean, combined with seven years experience that ensures you will be at the right place at the right time.

Richard and Amy Kotch co-ordinate the boat trips to the 6 breaks within 30 minutes and ensure you are at the right break to suit your needs at the right time.  This dynamite duo is without a doubt the greatest asset on your surfing holiday. Years of experience on the island mean that your surfing holiday is in the most capable of hands. Richard has fast earned a reputation as a surf photographer and for an additional fee can capture amazing keepsakes that will immortalise your surf adventure. Amy is a goofy footer charger and a veteran of many Maldivian barrels, her unique style and ability has been well documented on the World Surfaris blog. These two know the North Malè atoll region better than the back of their hands.



Hudhuranfushi resort accommodation is a mix of Lohis Rooms (within 1 minute walk to surf break); Beach Villas; and romantic Ocean Villas.

10 Lohis Rooms:  This is the ultimate place to stay for keen surfers who want to be as close to the action as possible.  It’s literally a 1 minute walk from room to paddle out.  These rooms are configured with 1 double bed or 2 single beds with TV, Mini Bar, wardrobe, well appointed bathroom and a small relaxation deck.

Beach Villas:  Beach Villas are spacious with timber front deck, polished cement flooring, TV, mini bar, bathtub and outdoor open air shower. They are literally 20 steps under the vegetation canopy to the white sandy beach and lagoon making the Beach Villas an ideal choice for couple or families with non surfers.

Ocean Villas:  These are ideal for honeymooners or that special romantic occasion; however they are only available on a request basis and prices are substantially higher.  All rooms are air conditioned as well as ceiling fans.  Non surfing partners and families love the laid back island paradise feel just as much as the surfers.



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.

Chavana Day Spa:  Enjoy a myriad of cleansing and rejuvenating treatments offered by Chavana Spa at Hudhuranfushi. With spa services ranges from traditional aromatherapy massages to result-driven Elemis face and body treatments, using dynamic with medical grade formulas that offer scientific solutions to every skin, body and lifestyle concern; a perfect way to complete a perfect getaway. The spa features four double room with outdoor shower and bath, 3 outdoor Bale, Manicure and Pedicure and retail boutique which offers a range of retail products and spa gifts. With the healing touch of an experienced Balinese therapist, let the practice of traditional therapeutic methods naturally purify both body and mind and experience an incomparable sense of tranquility.

Sporting Facilities:  Hudhuranfushi Resort also has a myriad of other sporting facilities to keep you active and entertained. Have a game of tennis or squash at the courts; work out in the gym; take the kids to the playground or swim some laps in the pool.

Yoga & Physiotherapy:  Hudhuranfushi Resort offers twice daily yoga sessions of surf specific yoga to prepare and recover the body for what will be long days of perfect waves. Packages are available for purchase at the resort with private and semi-private yoga sessions also available.

Water Sports:  The Maldives has long been considered an aquatic adventure land, thrilling surfers and non-surfers alike. Hudhuranfushi Resort makes the utmost of its beautiful surrounds. The lagoon is a premiere feature at the resort, teeming with tropical fish. The Water Sports Centre offers catamaran-sailing courses (international licence), wind surfing, banana rides, canoeing, kite surfing, snorkelling and more.

Dive Centre:  The Maldives boasts an amazing array of marine life, from bronze whale sharks, to bright tropical fish and colourful coral. Highly regarded in the top 10 ‘must dive’ sites for international divers, the Maldives crystal clear water, array of marine life, dramatic drop offs and abundant reef life adds yet another dimension to this amazing holiday. You can access up to 40 different dive points including; MS Victory Wreck, Octbetilla, Manta Point, Shark Point, Rainbow Giri, Lions Head, Paradise Rock, Aquarium, Coral Garden, Banana Reef and more whilst staying at Hudhuranfushi Resort.

Hudhuranfushi Resort offers dive courses in; English, German, Japanese and Dhivehi in order to cater for all groups. Additionally Hudhuranfushi Resort now also offers certificates for: PADI, Barakuda and CMAS. The following equipment is available through the dive centre: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, computer, mask, fins, snorkel, video camera etc and can organise diving safaris or excursions every day.



Huduranfushi boasts a multi faceted dining experience at its Maldives Hotel Restaurants with spectacular views accompanying almost every meal. Start the day with a breakfast buffet and enjoy ethnic dishes, international cuisine or light snacks in a variety of restaurants and cafes. Choose from a range of fresh sea food and create a meal to your liking while you enjoy the ever changing views of the Indian Ocean.

Indulge in a candle lit dinner or celebrate and sip a glass of wine and relax to the soothing sounds of the ocean at the Sunset Bar and Restaurant, the resort’s signature cafe. Themed buffet style meals at our distinctive Maldives Hotel restaurants offer a combination of Maldivian and international cuisines to tempt discerning tastes nightly.

Banyan Restaurant:  
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.

Sunset Restaurant:  
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.

Breeze Restaurant:
Breakfast is served from 7:30 – 10:30am at the Breeze Restaurant, near the Ocean Villas.  There are snacks also served here three times a day.

Breeze Bar:  is opened from 10:00am to Midnight.

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:  is at the north end of the island next to the beach volley ball court (“all inclusive” beverages available until 6pm).

Hiyala Bar:  is the main bar near reception (“all inclusive” beverages available until midnight).

Dohdi Bar:  also known as the Disco Bar is near to the dive centre (“all inclusive” beverages available until midnight).

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.


Let the practices of traditional therapeutic methods, naturally purify both body and mind to formulate a holistic spa experience enhanced by the relaxing atmosphere of the lush surroundings at our exclusive Spa Maldives in Hudhuranfushi.

Enjoy a myriad of cleansing and rejuvenating treatments offered by Chavana Spa at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi. With spa services ranges from traditional aromatherapy massages to result-driven Elemis face and body treatments, using dynamic with medical grade formulas that offer scientific solutions to every skin, body and lifestyle concern; a perfect way to complete a perfect getaway.

The spa features four double room with outdoor shower and bath, 3 outdoor Bale, Manicure and Pedicure and retail boutique which offers a range of retail products and spa gifts.

With the healing touch of our experienced Balinese therapist, let the practice of traditional therapeutic methods naturally purify both body and mind and experience an incomparable sense of tranquility.

Local Climate

The Maldives Islands enjoy a delightful climate, sunny and pleasant for majority of the year. In the course of the drier season the guests may benefit from eight or nine hours of sunlight each day. Sunbathers will find an ideal environment on the beaches of the Maldives.

Although rainfall is not very frequent, scattered showers can be expected during certain times of the year. The islands close to the south of the Equator receive rainfall more predictably. Forceful weather conditions seldom occur in the Maldives and are very short-lived.

Resort Rates

All Hudhuranfushi rates are based on Single, Twin, and Triple Occupancy and vary by Season. There are three classes of accommodation available; Lohis Rooms, Beach Villas, and Ocean Villas. Transfers from Male Airport is $135 USD per adult and $68 USD per child. All quotes rates include the necessary ‘Surfer Package’.

Please inquire for specific rates based on your desired dates and options.

A 25% deposit is required with the balance due 90 days before the trip starts,

The Surf

The Maldives experiences a similar surf season to Indonesia from March through to October. During these months the conditions are usually offshore 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 your Hudhuranfushi Surf Package.

Lohis’ Surf Village at the point
There are only a handful of places in the world where your partner or family members can sit in the shade on the observation deck sipping a cool drink with the perfect vantage point of the surf action.  Makes for a great location to capture some memorable footage and photos of the surf action.  Come in from the surf at dusk and signal the bar man for a cold beer as you watch the sunset over the islands beyond.  Lohis surf point has an incredible atmosphere and is being further enhanced by creating a surf village type atmosphere near the bar area with cool tunes playing; professional photos of the action on display; and nightly entertainment on offer.

Jailbreaks:  is a classic right-hander that was previously off limits. A long down the line right-hander with 3 distinct sections including a mid-barrel section. Rides of up to 300m can be had when it’s lining up.

Next stop only a few hundred metres away is the infamous Thanburudhoo Island. False claims of exclusivity have been made in the the past regarding the surfing of Sultans & Honkies.  Rest assured these 2 waves are open to all surfers to enjoy and in early September 2014, the Minister of Tourism announced that Thanburudhoo will become a surfing reserve.

Honkey’s:  Super fun left hander with a mellow takeoff and a big bend. Super whackable but not super consistent

Sultans: Everybody loves Sultans as it’s one of the most user friendly rights on the planet with long workable walls and some great barrel opportunities.  Will handle a bit of a crowd due to the length of wave and several take off regions. Extremely consistent !

Next stop North is Ninjas.  Ninjas is a fun right hander and perfect for lower level surfers to have fun on.  It’s located directly across the channel from Lohis but not recommended to paddle between due to strong currents.

25 minutes north of Hudhuranfushi are 2 breaks opposite each other at a reef pass.

Cokes (colas):  is a right-hander which breaks 3-10ft and is fairly protected from the southerly winds that may affect other breaks such as Lohis. This wave has been well photographed and is the hollowest in the North Male atoll. Cokes surf break will test your tube-riding ability.

Chickens:  is the left hander and is known as one of the fastest wave in the North Male atoll. This wave holds swell size from 3ft to well over 10ft and provides rides up to 500m long.

Ninjas:  Besides Lohis, “Ninjas” is the closest break to Hudhuranfushi. A mellower right-hander perfect for longboarding or just cruising on the fish… best at 2-3ft.

  • Waves Rating by Month

    • Ideal Size: 2′ – 6′
    • Tides: Medium
    • Swell Angles: SE / S
    • Wind Direction: NW / W


  • Average Wave Size (feet) and Period (seconds)

  • Average Water and Air Temperatures by Month (°F)

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