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SURF THE MALDIVES

NIGHTS

7

MAX GROUP

7

ACCOMMODATION

DATE OF RETREAT

28 Sep - 5 Oct 24

PRICE FROM

AUD

$6,700

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Delight in the perfect blend of sun, surf and relaxation as you indulge in a comfortable and fun 4-star island resort stay, with daily boat trips that promise to deliver the very best of this renowned Island Paradise.

Whether you're seeking a serene getaway, eager to elevate your surfing skills, or simply want to dip your toes into the world of surfing, this holiday is jam-packed with thrilling activities and ample time to unwind in the breathtaking beauty of this paradise.

Get ready for an unforgettable journey to one of the most beautiful corners of the world! Dive into the beauty of the Maldives, where every moment is a celebration of sun, surf and the extraordinary.

Key retreat highlights

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  • Stay 7 nights in paradise at the luxurious 4-star Kandooma Island Resort, nestled on a pristine island in the Maldives

  • Enjoy daily breakfasts and 3 x gourmet dinners across the week with the group

  • Learn to surf or improve your skills with daily professional surf coaching for beginners through to intermediate level surfers, including photos and videos to keep

  • Catch unlimited waves at the private surf break, with surf passes allowing you to immerse yourself in the surf culture

  • Explore hidden gems with daily boat rides to additional surfing and snorkelling spots

  • Relax worry-free with a female guide, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience throughout


whats included

Included in your retreat

Discover the perfect blend of luxury, surfing and adventure on our exclusive Maldives retreat. An unforgettable experience awaits you including

  • 7 nights accommodation in your own Beach View Room Nestled on the breathtaking South Malé Atoll, the 4-star Kandooma Resort welcomes you to a haven of luxury in the heart of the Maldives. Immerse yourself in the serenity of our Beach View Rooms, each designed for ultimate comfort and adorned with contemporary elegance. Wake up to the soothing sounds of the Indian Ocean and step onto your private terrace to witness the sun painting the sky with hues of pink and gold.

  • Daily breakfasts and 3 unique dinners offering a blend of international flavours infused with a touch of Maldivian essence. Dinners include one to welcome you to this island paradise, one mid week night out for the group to celebrate your holiday and one to reflect and celebrate on the week that was, the night before you leave the island.

  • Learn to surf or improve your surfing skills with surf coaching sessions led by our experienced coaches and local crew, tailored for beginners through to intermediate level surfers. Capture your progress with personalised photos and videos.

  • Immerse yourself in the Maldivian surf culture with a surf pass for unlimited access to the island’s private surf break. Daily boat rides will take you to additional surfing or snorkelling locations, ensuring an unforgettable aquatic experience.

  • Embrace the resort's lavish amenities, including the spa, fully equipped gym, multiple restaurants, bars and a central luxurious pool and beach facilities. Please note that beach activities and spa treatments may include an additional cost.

  • Navigate the Maldives worry-free with a dedicated female guide ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience throughout your retreat.

  • Ease of access from Male airport with the resort located just 45min boat ride away. (Resort transfers pending you arrival and departure flight, can be organised at extra cost).

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the Maldives

Arrive on the island via boat and settle into this extraordinary resort, with check-in from 2 pm. If you find yourself on the island a little earlier, feel free to drop your bags and make the most of the resort's world-class facilities for some relaxation before the official check-in.


At 6:00 pm, gather with your fellow surfers for a delightful Welcome Dinner. Post dinner enjoy a cocktail on the beach. 


This laid-back evening provides the perfect opportunity to connect with your Woman Explore guide, and other like-minded women joining this retreat.


Accommodation: Kandooma Resort


Meals Included

  • Welcome dinner

Day 2: Time to get active

Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast to fuel your energy, followed by an exhilarating surfing experience.


Kick-off your surfing adventure with a surf stretching session to ensure your body is ready for the week, and then hit the waves with your group. If you're a beginner, don't worry your surfing journey will begin with learning the basics in safe, calm, flat waters before you hit the swell. 


After catching some waves, take a break for lunch, savouring the flavours amid the excitement of the day.


The afternoon is yours to do as you please. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the pool with some of your new found friends, or check out the spa where you can indulge in a relaxing experience.


Accommodation: Kandooma Resort

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast


Included Activities

  • Surf stretching session

  • Surfing session

Day 3: Sleep, eat, surf & repeat

Begin your day with an energising island breakfast that sets the stage for the adventure ahead, as you join the group for another invigorating surf session.


Ensure your body is primed for hitting the waves, with a surf stretching session, before you revel in the beauty of the Maldives coastline from the sea.


Enjoy a post-surf lunch, and gather with the group for to discuss the morning's session. 


This afternoon and evening you have free time, allowing you to choose your path to relaxation. Consider a pampering massage (addition cost), explore the island, or join your newfound surfing buddies for dinner and drinks. Share stories, laughter, and the camaraderie that comes with a shared passion for surfing.


Accommodation: Kandooma Resort


Meals Included

  • Breakfast


Included Activities

  • Surf stretching session

  • Surfing session

Day 4: Snorkelling with turtles

Start your day with a delightful island breakfast, setting the tone for todays adventures.


Hit the waves again for a morning surfing session, as you conntinue to build confidence in the water. Post session you'll enjoy your first video analysis session, offering valuable insights and tips on how to improve across the rest of the week. 


Post lunch its time to don your snorkeling gear and dive into the turquoise waters and exotic world of Turtle Point. See colourful coral reefs, a plethora of marine life and of course try to spot both Hawksbill and Green sea turtles.


In the evening, reconvene with the crew for a mid-week group dinner. This is an opportunity to celebrate your progress, share your favourite moments from the day's adventure, and reflect on the experiences that have brought the group together.


Accommodation: Kandooma Resort Island


Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Dinner


Included Activities

  • Surf stretching session

  • Surfing session

  • Video analysis session

  • Snorkelling at Turtle point & tranfers

Day 5 & 6: Time to relax

Start your day with a revitalising surf stretching session, setting the stage for an exciting day ahead. As you prepare your body, feel the anticipation build for another thrilling surf session. 


Under the expert guidance of our instructors, you'll hit the waves once more, putting your newfound skills to the test and glide with confidence.


In the afternoon, treat yourself to a well-deserved break from the action and explore the possibilities of this island paradise.


Embark on a stroll through the local village, where you'll connect with the vibrant community that calls this extraordinary place home. Delight in the flavours of local cuisine and immerse yourself in the unique ambiance of this amazing country.


Alternatively, unwind at the resort and indulge in a pampering session at our world-class spa. Lounge by the pool, savouring the panoramic views, or join fellow retreat-goers for a refreshing cocktail at one of the island's inviting bars.


As the day transitions into evening, take a leisurely sunset stroll along the beach, soaking in the breathtaking beauty of this picturesque corner of the world. Cherish the moments as you create lasting memories in this enchanting destination.


Accommodation: Kandooma Resort Island


Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Dinner


Included Activities

  • Surf stretching session

  • Surfing session

Day 7: Final explorations

Embrace the dawn as you rise with the sun, fueling up with a satisfying breakfast before making your way to the beach. 


Today marks the culmination of your surf journey alongside your coaches and crew. It's your moment to put into action all the skills and insights you've acquired over the past week, showcasing your progress with confidence and flair.


Over lunch we'll show you firsthand the remarkable strides you've made throughout the week, with our final video analysis session. Reflect on your growth and accomplishments as you enjoy this insightful review.


In the afternoon, indulge in one last opportunity to engage in your favourite activities from the week. Whether it's mastering a particular surf technique, lounging by the shore, or exploring the local area, savour this final chance to revel in the experiences you've cherished most.


As evening descends, gather with your fellow retreat-goers for a heartfelt farewell dinner beneath the twinkling stars. Allow the ambiance to inspire reflection on your journey, from the exhilarating triumphs to the cherished memories forged in the surf and beyond.


Accommodation: Kandooma Resort Island


Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Farewell dinner


Included Activities

  • Surf stretching session

  • Surfing session

  • Video analysis session

Day 8: Breakfast & farewell

Enjoy your final day on the island. Relax with a morning visit to the beach, a swim or relish in that final island sleep in, followed by breakfast at your leisure. 


It's time to bid farewell to new found friends and head back to reality fully relaxed, recharged and rejuvenated. 


Board your airport transfer and enjoy your final glimpses of this amazing adventure from the sea.



Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Customer Reviews

See what the Woman Explore community are saying

They've mastered the perfect formula

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"As a dedicated Woman Explore / Surf Getaways groupie, I've recently wrapped up my 5th surf tour with them, and I must say, they've mastered the perfect formula. From the exotic locations to the splendour of beautiful accommodations and delectable cuisine, every aspect is meticulously curated. The level of customer service, both before, during, and after the trip, is nothing short of fabulous, and the coaching and guiding are truly legendary. Without a doubt, I'll be back for more, and I'm already encouraging my fellow surfer ladies to join the next adventure. Who's up for Morocco?"

Mel | Brisbane, Australia | Bali Surf Retreat