Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort Wants To Teach You How To Surf

There might not be a better place on the planet to take lessons.

If you've ever wanted to try your hand—err, foot—at surfing but never knew where to start, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort offers a complete surfing package ideal for beginners and dedicated pros alike.

There's a reason why the Maldives is a world-class destination for surfing, with balmy temperatures, year-round swells, and stunning views. And the Anantara Dhigu's Ultimate Surf Break experience gives guests everything needed to surf and recover all within the comforts of a luxury resort. In addition to surf lessons, included are five-star accommodations, some of the best dining found in the Maldives, and, last but not least, spa recovery for your aching muscles. 

Guests partaking in surf lessons will spend the first day in the resort's calm and shallow lagoon, where expert Tropicsurf instructors will go over basics such as safety, take-off, and board control. The second day involves a half-day of coaching in the water, and then guests are free to take their skills to the open ocean with complimentary use of a pro Firewire surfboard.

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The lessons start simple, allowing guests to work up the courage and confidence to face bigger waves. | Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

More experienced surfers can skip the lessons and head right for the swells—and there are plenty to be found. Beyond the surfable waves just past the house reef, guests can be transported by speedboat to other sites 30 minutes away within the nearly 1,200 islands that make up this archipelago.

Gourmet dining awaits at several on-site restaurants. Guests can prepare for a long day of surfing by fueling up with a breakfast buffet at Fushi Café. Later, enjoy dinner al fresco over the water at the Sea. Fire. grill restaurant, which offers a selection of fresh seafood and aged steaks, or at the picturesque Baan Huraa Thai restaurant perched over the lagoon.

Additional dining options can be found at the Anantara Dhigu's sister resort Anantara Veli, accessible 24 hours a day by speedboat just across the lagoon.

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Guests can unwind in a variety of ways after long days of learning to ride and get back up. | Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

The resort's award-winning Anantara Spa provides an overwater sanctuary of relaxation, where guests can be pampered while taking in panoramic ocean views and listening to the calming sound of waves beneath. In addition, the spa offers holistic therapies designed to enrich and detoxify, as well as a 60-minute couple's massage that combines Eastern and Western techniques to restore and revive sore muscles.

As if there isn't enough to keep guests plenty busy, the Anantara Dhigu also offers myriad water sports and activities—from flyboarding, kitesurfing, and sea bobbing for the more adventurous to PADI diving, dolphin cruising, and touring the islands by sleek yacht for those who like to take it easy.