One feather in the cap of Niyama Private Islands is the surfing. Surfing in the Maldives is world class – warm turquoise waters lap up against paradise islands, with swells sent up from Southern Ocean storms, producing some of the most beautifully formed rides on the planet. This is a location on the bucket list of anyone who has paddled into a wave. The thorny issue in most resorts however is that while the waves are indeed the stuff of fantasy, they are typically breaking on a remote reef miles from the resort you are staying at, necessitating a boat trip, which is both slightly inflexible, and can be costly.

Niyama, however, is one of the very few resorts where a pre-breakfast surf is very much on the menu – with a perfect left-hand point break peeling down the west side of the lower island, you can jump in from the beach and enjoy a couple of waves at your leisure.

With a highly experienced surf school, and a selection of other breaks close by (accessible by boat), Niyama has to be at the top of list for waveriders, experts and beginners alike.

Niyama operate a Pass system whereby all experienced surfers at can ride for multiple days with the easy Surf Pass System. Right-handed, left-handed, different sizes for different levels – Niyama will take you to the best breaks around the resort, offering excellent conditions for the intermediate and advanced riders looking for the perfect swell. 

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