Dreaming of an active summer break, but also want to throw a little luxury into the mix? Luckily you can now get the best of both worlds at idyllic Maldives’ resort Gili Lankanfushi, with the opening of a new top-notch surf shack on the island.
Voted Trip Advisor’s 'Best Hotel in the World' just last year, Gili Lankanfushi shares the same stretch of reef as the famous ‘Jails’ surf break, where even the most experienced surfers can push their performance. Situated in the stunning North Male Atoll, some of the best breaks in the country lie right on its doorstep, a quick hop, step and boat ride from the resort’s front door (which is only a twenty minute boat ride from the airport, too).
Teaming up with renowned surfing company Tropicsurf, who specialise in combing the very best surfing with the very best resorts, you’ll be in the most experienced of hands thanks to bespoke lessons and surf trips tailored to your very own needs. What’s more, options range from an hours’ beginners lesson to all-day excursions, perfect for those looking to make a day of it. Sounds like the dream summer trip to us, and all just a quick four hour plane journey from Dubai! Count us in…
Stunning aerial views of Gili Lankanfushi
INFO: Surfing lessons start at Dhs460 per hour with equipment hire, from age eight upwards, villas start at Dhs5,000 based on two sharing, Lankanfushi Island, North Male Atoll, +960 664 0304, gili-lankanfushi.com