Follow the sun

The time is right to enjoy sun, sea and surfing in the Maldives.

29 March 2023


Surfing in Maldives took off in the 1970s, and more people are being drawn by the sun, sea and surf ever since.

While the Maldives is famed for its crystal-clear waters and bright-white beaches, active guests find Kuda Villingili in the North Male Atol is one of the best located in the Maldives for beginner and seasoned surfers alike. Its rolling waves and quiet, beautiful beaches are a wave rider’s playground.

Just moments from the famed Chicken Break, a reef stretch capable of creating clean 10-second barrels, the gentle, consistent waves are ideal for those starting out, while more experienced surfers can take on the bigger swells.

Thrill-seeking beginners can try their hand at the newest water sport of e-foiling, which allows surfers to practice the art of balance in gentler waters. With speeds of up to 30 miles an hour, fly above the Indian ocean on an electric surfboard that lifts up to 80cm above the water’s surface.

Operated by an electric propeller, this almost silent hydrofoil wing allows riders to zip through the tranquil environment without imposing on it.


Chicken’s – a famed long, lively left break just off the island – can hold swells from 3 to well over 10 feet and provides wave rides up to an impressive 500 metres long. With the perfect wind conditions, it could be considered one of the best waves in the world, making Kuda Villingili the most idyllic spot the archipelago has to offer for intermediate and experienced surfers.

For post-surf relaxation, settle into one of the eight oceanfront spa villas for a rejuvenating treatment to soothe tired muscles and ease tension.

Refuel at one of the resort’s seven world-class dining concepts, each offering a unique and delectable menu that caters to every taste and preference, from steak and Asian cuisine to seafood specialities and decadent sunset barbecues.

The five-star private island resort is just a 25-minute speedboat ride from Malé. The beautiful offering of 75 villas is also home to elegant beach retreats with private pools and captivating water villas that overlook the shimmering lagoon.


About Kuda Villingili

Kuda Villingili in North Malé Atoll offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration located just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport in Malé. The beautiful offering of 75 one-to-four-bedroom villas is home to elegant beach retreats with private pools, through to captivating water villas.

New for the 2022/23 winter sun season, 16 water villas have seen the addition of private pools overlooking the ocean.

New beach residences with private pools launch, including a three-bedroom beach retreat – The Suite – with an oversized swimming pool directly facing the shimmering lagoon. The interiors of each residence capture the relaxed and elegant spirit of the Maldives with an Asian eclectic style complemented by traditional Maldivian arts and fabrics.

Whether for an intimate escape or an indulgent family retreat, Kuda Villingili provides impeccable choice and seamless service for a destination perfectly fitting for multigenerational families where every detail has been meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment.



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