Thulusdhoo Guesthouse faces Coke’s on Thulusdhoo island. You can see Chickens and Cokes from most of the premises (meal tables, garden area, Balcony lounge). Cola’s or Coke’s is a worldclass right, probably the most tubular wave in North Malé atoll, being well exposed to swells and winds. There is always surf there but S-SW winds can be side / onshore, W-NW is good / perfect. In summer (March-April and Oct-Nov to some extent), Coke’s is always 1ft bigger than Sultan’s, which makes it the greatest wave in North Malé at this period of the year.
Surfing Cokes : www.flickr.com/photos/64357569@N00/sets/72157628290977855/
On the other side of the pass, Chicken’s left stands a super playful wave, that can be ridden for 500m and as big as 8-10ft face. Theoretically, you could paddle across but best is to take a short dingy ride (10 USD to be paid there). You can also ask the dingy to take you to other spots like Sultan’s and it’ll cost 25 USD both ways.
Surfing Chickens : www.flickr.com/photos/64357569@N00/sets/72157628403583827/
Thulusdhoo Cokes Guesthouse is the most affordable land-based option in Maldives.
Price includes aircon room (single, double or triple), 3 meals a day and local surf guide assistance (Liutey, Nahu or Brian).
13 rooms available in 2013, the guesthouse features a TV theatre room for guests to hang out and mingle after a solid days surfing, snorkelling and fishing.
Surf board rental, ding repair, Dingy rental to travel between other surf spots.
Transfer from the camp :
Surf transfer to Chickens surf spot (2 hours session) = 10 USD
Surf transfers to other North Male atoll points (2 hours session) = 25 USD
Night fishing = 30 USD
Cost (full board) per day:
- Single room : 125 US$
- Double room : 110 US$ per person
- Triple room : 90 US$ per person
- Bed only : 70 US$
If you are alone and you want to pay a triple or double room price, you can share a room. There is a local cafe in the island where you can get various types of food.
- By speed boat :
For transfers from / to airport, there are 2 options :
- By local ferry (dhoni) : 3 USD per way (1 USD per boardbag). Ferry is available everyday except tuesday.
The ferry leaves Malé at 15:30 (be there 30min before) and arrives at 1700
The ferry leaves Thulusdhoo at 07:30 and reaches Malé at 09:00 (too sketchy for flights before 12:00).
On Fridays :
The ferry leaves Male' at 22:30 and reach Thulusdhoo at 24:00.
The ferry leaves thulusdhoo at 14:00 and reaches Malé at 1530.
For one person
: 200 USD one way
For two persons
: 100 USD one way per person
For three persons
: 70 USD one way per person
The price depends on the booking, and how many clients there is for the day.
There is a special rate of 60 USD one way per person if the boat is full.
Notes : prices for 2013 with bed tax (8 USD) and GST (8%) included.