The SpaceTRAVEL LODGE TIGER STRIPES.
Room and Board are two beautifully simple rooms with a large bed for two, City view, and an exotic private outdoor en bathroom with shower. Each room has a closet and an additional beds for 2. Guest AccessPackage includes:
Room for 2 ( 20ft x12ft) with a bed 6ft x 5ft
3 authentic Maldivian and western meals per day prepared by the locals
beverages (water, tea, coffee)
free limited internet through Hotspot
on shore fishing
private bathroom with hot and cold water
house reef snorkeling
sunset picnic Interaction with GuestsEach room has a 2 single beds with an additional charge of $30.00 per person per night. Baby cot available on request. baby sitter available on request. Prices do not include 12% TGST Government tax.
Excursions and Activities:
PICNIC ON A DESERTED ISLAND,
OVERNIGHT STAY ON DESERTED ISLAND SINGLE REEF SNORKELING,
ROMANTIC DINNER ON THE SAND
SPEAR FISHING AND OCTOPUS HUNTING
NIGHT SNORKELING WITH LAMP
WHALE SHARK WATCHING(seasonal)
BIG GAME FISHING
RESORT ISLAND VISIT (BASED ON AVAILABILITY)
BODUBERU CULTURAL SHOW
SUNSET SNORKELING The NeighborhoodTo the northeast of Love Charms, in a narrow inlet between the islands of Gan and Gadhdoo, a lefthander breaks across a reef adorned with narrow gouges that look like stripes on a tiger. Tiger Stripes, sometimes referred to as Rockets, is an open lefthander that doesn’t get as hollow as some of the other nearby waves, but makes up for that with long and consistent carvable walls, fit for a variety of surfers and fun in a variety of conditions.
Although Tiger Stripes is pretty unimpressive when small, it luckily ends up being a lot bigger than everywhere else. After a tricky takeoff, the wave leads into a steep wall that speeds up as it turns the corner to an inside section that wraps around and occasionally barrels before mushing out into the channel.
Regularly noted for consistency, Tiger Stripes is the type of wave that—if there is swell—you can always count on to perform. It is a notoriously easygoing and cooperative wave, handling all stages of the tide and any variation of southerly swells, while breaking best during a southeast swell with northerly winds. It typically ranges from two to eight feet in size, but is definitely better the bigger the swell—a prime option when everywhere else is closing out. Getting AroundHuvadhoo (referred often as the Southern Atolls) are located in the most southern section of the Maldives, which surfers are continually reminded of when they arrive upon empty surf break after empty surf break. Although it may not be completely abandoned, fewer surf boats and surf charters operate in this area, causing even the most popular spots in this region to be less crowded than the Northern Atolls. Of all the Maldives surf spots, the breaks in the Southern Atolls remain among the most secluded and idyllic, preserving the reality of a remote island paradise that comes complete with incredible waves.
Huvadhoo Atoll is best known for Beacons, Castaways, and Tiger Stripes. Beacons and Tiger Stripes are touted as two of the most powerful waves in the Maldives, barreling down fast and hard on to a fringed an eerily shallow reef—a common feature of southern surf spots.
Although these waves tend to be smaller than some of the more northerly atolls, the south-facing coastline really opens the breaks up to the southern swells that flood the area in the summertime. Since a clean southern swell is about all you could ask for at these breaks, the result is waves with a ton of power and heaps of opportunities to get shacked. These southerly atolls differ from the northerly atolls in not providing perfectly shaped or soft-breaking waves. These waves break fast and throw hard, with a whole lot of power—probably best suited for advanced surfers or at least daring intermediates. The waves you can find in Southern Atolls are the kind of waves you keep reliving days, weeks, and months after your Maldives surf trip has come to an end. Other Things to NoteThe best time for Maldives surfing trips is the Southern Hemisphere winter, which lasts from March ’til October. During this period, the roaring forties cause storms which bring the largest swells to the archipelago. The biggest waves are likely to occur in June, July and August. During this period, the wind is mainly offshore all day long. This paradise is exposed to the same swells as Indonesia is, except that its higher latitude and its South-East exposure offers cooler and less hardcore surfing. The typical madivian wave rolls up like most point breaks with workable corners, fun pockets and long rides. Very rarely will the sets wall up or close out the channels. The waves break on mostly dead reef, and very rarely will you come in contact with it unless you are surfing on a very low tide.
Surfing in the Maldives is tempered by the North-East and South-West monsoons. During the North-East monsoon (from March until April), conditions are optimal in the Southern Atolls. From May to October, during the South-West monsoon, the best surfing area is in the Northern atolls or the Central atolls. A Maldives surfing charter is one of the best ways to experience the many different waves and breaks. If you have any questions regarding our charter boats and donestic flights please feel free to contact us.