- Get to live on a local island
- Meet the natives
- Save money
- Get in / out the surf whenever you like.
Since Thulusdhoo (Cokes) opened doors in 2010, homestay becomes more popular in Maldives. For solo travellers and backpackers, or small groups. If location is good (ie guesthouse facing the wave), you may access the surf whenever you like (remember reef access usually means booties). Bear in mind private airport transfers can be costly (public dhonis are cheap but only once a day) and favour guesthouses with organized surf transfer to nearby breaks.
Remember: no beers & alcohol available on islands, no bikini suntan on the beach.
Pricing: 60-110 US$ per day.
THULUSDHOO GUESTHOUSE : more info
- Very consistent surf
- Cokes : hard breaking right, not for beginners
- Busy lineups
GURAIDHOO GUESTHOUSE : more info
- Riptides semi-consistent right May15-Sept15
- Quite uncrowded
- Beginner friendly
- Diving options.