THE MALDIVES EXPERIENCE - DISCOVERY TRIP
NOTE : This page talks about the discovery trip we have organised for December 2021.
This page does not list the details of The Maldives Experience planned for October 2022, although some details here will be the same for the October 2022 trip.
If you want to get on the waitlist for the October 2022 trip, so we can notify you when all details are ready, CLICK HERE
this Holiday season we will be sailing across the turquoise atolls of The Maldives, on board of Maavahi, the most traditional and locally built Maldivian cruiser.
Join us for a special opportunity to experience authentic Maldives, local food and uncrowded surfing, guided by 2 insiders around the North Male Atoll.
Discover with us, behind the scenes, all the unique activities that will be part of The Maldives Experience, planned for Autumn 2022.
PICTURE YOURSELF EXPLORING THE MALDIVIAN ATOLLS ONBOARD THE MAAVAHI, A LOCALLY BUILT SURF CRUISER
SURF IN BEAUTIFUL, REMOTE LOCATIONS
VISIT INCREDIBLE PLACES AND DISCOVER THE MALDIVIAN CULTURE
AN EXPERIENCE WE'VE NEVER OFFERED BEFORE AND WILL NOT REPEAT IN THE FUTURE
During this trip, you will travel throughout the North Male Atolls guided by us, two insiders who have lived and traveled The Maldives extensively, while we visit and scout famous surf spots like Chickens and Cokes, and other off the beaten tracks spots.
We are going to film this experience and share all the behind the scenes in social media.
We will visit Male, the capital, experience the real Maldivian culture and try local foods.
We will surf uncrowded waves and wake up to a sunrise on the Indian Ocean.
We will celebrate the new year with a barbecue on a deserted island, grilling the fish we caught together, looking at the stars.
This experience is not for everyone as you need to be an independent surfer to join, but for the few who qualify, this is a unique opportunity to participate in this exploratory trip with us and get exclusive access to our hand selected activities and itinerary, while we plan and create our official 2022 Maldives Surf Experience.
The crew on board Maavahi, the locally built traditional Maldivian cruiser, will look after us and accompany us in the different activities.
We have intentionally chosen Maavahi for its unique traditional taste, and for the presence on board of a local surf guide.
Local culture and history will be part of The Maldives Experience planned for Autumn 2022, and during this trip in december we will go look for the most authentic and traditional experiences available in the archipelago.
WHO WE ARE
We are Andrew and Eleonora, and we are the people behind Andrew Goodman Surf Coaching.
With nearly 40 years of surfing experience, to say that surfing is in Andrew's blood is an understatement. Andrew has developed skills that allows him to read a surf break to pin-point accuracy, within just a few moments.
Eleonora is a Maldives expert and freelance writer for Trans Maldivian Airways inflight Magazine.
Eleonora has also been creating experiences for people for the past 15 years, and she has deep knowledge about the Maldivian culture and history.
THE MALDIVES EXPERIENCE - DISCOVERY TRIP
27 December 2021 to 3 January 2022
We will stay aboard the Maavahi surf charter, our floating hotel for the week, navigating the reefs , surf spots and sandbanks of the North Male atoll.
Pick up from MLE international airport.
- A 7 night exploration aboard the Maavahi surf charter (double occupancy)
-Transfers from and to MLE international airport
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks during the day
-Coffee, Tea and Water
-Surfing in remote surf breaks
-Traditional Maldivian fishing sessions
-Snorkeling in pristine thilas (underwater reefs)
-Visit to deserted islands and sand banks
-Dreamy New Years barbecue on a deserted island (weather permitting)
-Visit to Male, for a full immersion in the most authentic Maldivian culture.
2997 Euro per person in a double room (based on 2 people traveling)
includes full board basis, water, tea and coffee, and New Year's Eve barbecue.
Includes surfing, fishing, snorkelling, sand banks excursions and Male tour.
PAYMENT PLAN OPPORTUNITY :
Secure your spot today for only 400 Euro. Pay the balance in 3 payments of 929 Euro each (one before October 31st, the next by November 15th and the last by November 31st).
This is an offer that we will never put out in the future again, in this form.
This is your opportunity to come and discover the authentic Maldives, surf uncrowded waves, visit sand banks and deserted islands, and try local food.
You will have exclusive + behind the scene access to all the activities that will be part of The Maldives Surf Experience.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO TRAVEL AND SURF WITH US IN THE MALDIVES
WE KNOW THE MALDIVES LIKE NO OTHERS
A surfing experience in The Maldives with us means receiving unparalleled surf guiding in a destination we know to perfection.
Andrew lived in the Maldives and surfed extensively the most popular surf breaks, as well as some hidden gems along the way.
Eleonora is a regular author for the inflight magazine of Trans Maldivian Airways, the national Maldivian airline and seaplane company, since 2015, as well as the founder of Maldivology.
We have traveled The Maldives for many many years. You won't waste time searching for the best spots as we've already done it for you. We will bring you to the most incredible places in the north Male atoll.
Exploring The Maldives surfing with us is a unique and unforgettable experience.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO WE STAY AT AN HOTEL OR ON THE BOAT THE WHOLE 7 NIGHTS?
This trip is a surf safari on board Maavahi, a 27 meters vessel.
We will sleep and have all our meals on the boat, for the entire trip.
We will leave the boat to visit deserted islands, surf breaks and sand banks.
A dinghi, or small boat, will transport us in shallower water to reach islands and sand banks.
DO I NEED TO BE AN ADVANCED SURFER IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE ?
Surfing the Maldives requires skills like being a confident swimmer and being able to duck dive with your board.
If you wish to surf in this trip, you need to be an independent surfer as surf coaching/surf lessons is not part of this surf experience. If you have questions about this, reach out via the contact/booking form below.
IS SURFING GUARANTEED ?
We can control many things, but we can't control the weather.
When we surf, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature, who decides when to create perfect waves.
Therefore we cannot guarantee surfing, but we will definitely go look for waves all around the North Male Atoll and the famous surf spots like Cokes and Ninjas, as well as less known spots.
IS THERE A SURF GUIDE ON BOARD ?
Yes, there will be a local+experienced surf guide who will bring us to the best waves of the North Male Atoll.
ARE THERE SURF BOARDS FOR ME TO USE?
While Maavahi provides some complimentary equipment like fishing gear, they don't provide free surf boards onboard.
We can organise a surf board rental on request, let us know in the booking form.
We also recommend to bring your snorkelling gear, like mask and fins.
I DON'T SURF, WILL I HAVE FUN IN THIS EXPERIENCE?
In one word, A B S O L U T E L Y !
Surfing is only one of the gems that make this experience unique.
We will visit sand banks, reefs, outer reefs (thilas).
We will snorkel, fish with the traditional maldivian line fishing, and visit Male on the last day.
There is so much to do aside from surfing!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE ?
- Surf coaching (available on request)
- Surf board rentals (available on request)
- Canoe / sup rentals (available on request)
- International plane ticket
- Alchool and bottled soft drinks
- Crew's tip (10$ per person per day)
- Wifi onboard Maavahi
- Travel and surf Insurance
- Everything else not listed in what's included