Pasta Point

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Pasta Point

Offering exclusive access to the classic Pasta Point surf break, Chaaya Island Dhonveli is the only holiday resort with a programme designed especially for surfers. Surf the region’s most consistent break, is just a minute’s walk from your room.

Other classic breaks – Sultans, Honky’s and Jailbreak – are less than ten minutes away by boat. You can see the waves from Chaaya Dhonveli, so you’ll know when they’re pumping. No matter what the conditions are, you’re in the perfect spot. Boats are available throughout the day, from 6am for those who want a solid session before breakfast. They make morning and afternoon trips to Chickens and Colas (about 45 minutes away) when conditions are favourable.

All boats have radio communication with each other and the island, for the latest information on surf conditions and surfer numbers, and as a safety precaution. Chaaya Island Dhonveli accommodates up to 250 guests, but the number of surfers is limited to just 30. Resort facilities include a spa, open-air restaurants, three bars (one overlooking Pasta Point), swimming pool, billiards, tennis court, badminton, gym, safe beach for children, and a fully certified PADI Diving School. With a perfect white sand beach and plenty to do for non-surfing partners and children, it’s a great place to relax or to holiday with the family.


Standard accommodation is in two-storey air-conditioned Garden Bungalows, with a king size bed up on the mezzanine level. On the ground level there’s a spacious sitting room with an extra bed (or day bed), and a separate bathroom.

Facilities include tea/coffee making, a stocked mini-bar, satellite-cable TV, telephone, closets, writing table and chairs. Additional beds can be provided for family accommodation.
Facing the lagoon, Beach Bungalows are beautifully finished with tropical timbers and textured walls. There’s a king-size bed and an open-air bathroom with shower and tub in a private tropical garden. Other luxuries include a divan/day bed, mini-bar, satellite-cable TV, telephone and air conditioning. The spacious room can accommodate another bed for family holidays if required.
Wake up to the sound of the surf in a Water Bungalows built over the water inside the reef, with views of the waves and the Pasta Point break just a short stroll away. Water Bungalows are air conditioned and fully equipped with spa bath, minibar, tea/coffee making, TV, telephone, writing table, separate bathroom and private sun deck.
Built over the blue lagoon, Over Water Suites have a wide outdoor deck with private sun lounges and steps down to the water. The bedroom has a king sized bed and en suite bathroom with shower and personal spa bath.

Things to do

Discover Maldivian village life on an Island-Hopping Tour, or visit the main island of Male on a Shopping-Sightseeing Tour – just book at the resort (extra charge applies).The resort’s own dive operator conducts Scuba Diving courses and runs daily trips to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives. A separate living room features a divan/day bed, TV, entertainment system, minibar, telephone, writing desk and internet access.The open-air Makana Restaurant serves an international buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those who like to try the local foods, and particularly enjoy a curry, the Maldivian dishes are highly recommended. Right at the water’s edge, the Raiyvilaa Bar opens daily from 8am till late at night. It’s the place to enjoy a fancy cocktail on the open deck as the sun sets on another tropical island day. The Raalhu Bar, overlooking the break at Pasta Point, is the ideal place to watch the action or retreat for a cool beer after a long day in the surf. It’s open from 6am till late at night. The Kayasa 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.