DHONVELI Surf Resort - Maldives, Northern Atolls. Maldives
Dhonveli in Maldivian means crystal white sand… This resort is a small island of its own, blessed with exotic tropical beauty and its unique, authentic Maldivian architecture blends seamlessly with the nature.
Dhonveli is an outstanding resort having some of the finest rooms, with the widest range of types and amenities, including the Amaan Spa
Dhonveli Beach formerly known as Tari Village is one of the world’s famous surfing resorts and the island has the privilege of hosting many world class surfing competitions. Pasta Point, the region’s most consistent break, is just a minute’s walk from your room, and is exclusively reserved for Dhonveli’s surfing guests. You can see the waves from Dhonveli, so you’ll know when they’re pumping. No matter what the conditions are, you’re in the perfect spot.
The hotel has a wide range of rooms. All the rooms are well equipped and very comfortable. There is a total of 90 rooms (The Suites, Sunrise Beach Villas, Sunrise Beach Cottages, Garden Villas, Sunset Villas). All The Water Bungalows Face Pasta Point.
- open air exotic garden bathrooms
- mezzanine beds
- interconnected rooms
- open air water falls
- fresh hot/cold water
- satellite TV
- sun beds
- tea & coffee makers.
- PADI certified Dive Centre
- deep sea fishing
- swimming Pool
- water sports center
- coffee shop
- fresh water swimming pools
- professional animations theatre
- flood-lit tennis court
- cyber café
- child care centre.
- capital city sightseeing tours
- sunset cruise
- The Amaan Spa offers a range of health and beauty treatments
- For surfers we especially recommend the Sport Massage, to loosen tight muscles and relax the body and mind.
Dhonveli Beach formerly known as Tari Village is one of the world’s famous surfing resorts and the island has the privilege of hosting many world class surfing competitions.
Pasta Point, the region’s most consistent break, is just a minute’s walk from your room, and is exclusively reserved for Dhonveli’s surfing guests. Other classic breaks – Sultans, Honky’s and Jailbreak – are less than ten minutes away by boat. You can see the waves from Dhonveli, so you’ll know when they’re pumping. No matter what the conditions are, you are in the perfect spot.
The Surf Season runs from mid February to November when swells are produced by winter low pressure systems in the southern Indian Ocean. The early part of the season has the most stable weather, with light, favourable winds. Swell consistency and size improve from February, with March, April and May having very clean conditions. June to August have the most potential for big swells (the WQS contest is held in June every year), although tropical storms can be more common in these months. September and October are also very consistent months for swell, with variable winds and tropical storms becoming less frequent. November is still quite consistent for small to medium size waves and the weather is usually perfect.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
The MaldivesSitting in the Indian Ocean the Maldives are a group of coral islands straddling the equator southwest of India and west of Sri Lanka. There are about 1,200 islands and roughly 200 of those are inhabited. These low lying islands, isolated reefs and sand spits make up part of a larger formation of 26 atolls that formed around the edges of sunken volcanic peaks. Ring shaped and situated atop a submarine ridge that runs from north to south, the atolls cover an area of approximately 90, 000 square kilometers. The average size of the islands is only one to two kilometers in area and most are flat with white sandy beaches, crystal clear reefs and deep blue lagoons. They sit just 1.5 meters above sea level, and with the highest point being only 2.4 meters above sea level, the Maldives are considered the flattest country in the world.
There are many places around the globe that surfers would define as paradise and the Maldives is definitely at he top of the list. As a destination for surfing perfect waves over a crystal clear reef in a tropical setting it doesn’t get much better than this. When Tony Hussein first came upon these islands in 1973 he was thinking the same thing yet the word didn’t get out for another 15 years about how good the Maldives really were. Eventually his discovery made its way through the surfing community and the Maldives were no longer just a destination for diving. These idyllic tropical islands slowly began seeing a steady influx of surfers and they haven’t stopped coming since. While breaks in the northern atolls have gained most of the attention thanks to several resorts and charter boats that offer easier access, the central and southern atolls are where new discoveries are being made. The best way to reach these more distant locales is by charter boat, and while it might take just a bit longer to get there, you and your mates will likely be the only people in the water.
The Maldives have a warm, year round tropical climate and is influenced by two monsoons courtesy of the Indian subcontinent to the north. The southwest monsoon from May to October, called “halhangu”, will tend to see more wind and rain, while the northeast monsoon, called “iruvai”, from November to April is the dry season with little or no wind. But due to the Maldives location on the equator, the monsoons are mild and do not always conform to the monsoon patterns of the Indian subcontinent. The temperatures range from 25°C (77°F) to 33°C (90°F) throughout the year and there is an abundance of sunshine in this tropical paradise. That being said, the tropics can see its share of foul weather and tropical storms are rare but not unheard of during the summer months. The water temperature remains at about 26°C (80°F) all year round.
Male Airport (MLE) Male airport is an island just dedicated to the airport. Scheduled & charter flights: Qatar Airways, Martin Air, Condo, Eurofly, Lufthansa, LTU, Singapore airlines, Sri Lanka Airlines, Air Swiss, Air France, British Airways. You will be met on arrival at the Maldives international airport, and transferred by speed boat to Dhonveli, 30 minutes away. Staff are on hand to assist with surfboards, luggage and any other equipment.
Visitors are issued a 30 day tourist visa upon arrival, regardless of their nationality
SURFBOARDS: Your airline will most likely charge excess baggage fees for surfboards. While this excess is rarely avoided, please make sure that your airline allows for surfboards. A call to the airline prior to booking your ticket will safeguard you against any disappointments.
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