The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. The capital, Malé, has a busy fish market, restaurants and shops on the main road and Friday Mosque made of carved white coral.
- Boat Sailing
- City Tour
- Scuba Diving
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Arrive Male International Airport where you will be greeted by our representative or your guide, who will assist you with your public speedboat transfer to your local island in North Ari Atoll. The speedboat operates every day excluding FRIDAY and takes 60 minutes to journey across the Indian Ocean to Thoddoo. Sit back and view the beauty of the many Maldives islands that pass you by, keeping your eyes open for dolphins.
Upon arrival at your guesthouse you will have time to settle in before exploring the island with your local guide to get yourself acquainted with the layout and to observe Maldives local life, before experiencing ‘hedika’. This is a very traditional part of daily life, similar to the western culture of afternoon tea. Enjoy savoury and spicy, as well as sweet bite sized short eats served with black tea in one of the local cafes.
DAY 2: GUIDED SNORKELING TRIP
Breakfast on Day 2 is served at your guesthouse before being taken out by boat to enjoy a 90 minute guided snorkeling trip to nearby reefs to discover the underwater world of the Maldives. There is always the opportunity to encounter sharks, turtles, groupers, mantas and a myriad of colorful fish. The afternoon is yours to relax or for those feeling a little more energetic take advantage of the many water sport options available including diving.
This evening enjoy a BBQ dinner cooked by your host!
DAY 3: RELAXATION ON THE BEACH AND A DOLPHIN CRUISE
Today is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax on the bikini beach or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers and day visits to resorts are also available.
All optional activities can be arranged prior to or during your stay. This evening experience a relaxing cruise in search of wild dolphins while viewing the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is home to several species of dolphins, which can be seen gracing the waters near Thoddoo. Watch them jumping and doing their friendly tricks as they frolic and play in the wake of the boat.
DAY 4: AN IDYLLIC BEACH ESCAPE
This morning after breakfast you will be taken to a nearby sandbank allowing you an idyllic escape. There will be plenty of time to relax on the beautiful white sands or to swim or snorkel the crystal clear waters.
Late afternoon we explore the agricultural side of the island and learn why Thoddoo is known as the home of the watermelon! When was your last time you dined with an abundance of freshly picked fruit and vegetables? Your evening meal will be prepared from produce fresh from Thoddoo’s farms.
DAY 5: FREE DAY
Day 5 is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax on the beach or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers and day visits to resorts are also available. All optional activities can be arranged prior to or during your stay.
DAY 6: EXPLORE MALE CITY & DEPARTURE
Following an early breakfast on Day 6, you will transfer on the early morning public speedboat to Male where accompanied by your local guide you will discover the history of the capital city and visit places including The Friday Mosque, The National Museum (entrance fee not included) and Sultan Park.
The remainder of the day is free for you to explore Male, enjoy lunch, buy souvenirs or just watch the world go by from a local coffee house. Transfer to Male International Airport or your onward destination.
5 breakfasts and 2 Dinners
USD 849 per person based on double/twin sharernSingle Supplement USD 525rnChild (2 -11 years) USD 449 rnPrice including:rn• 5 Night Deluxe room accommodation,rn• 5 breakfasts and 2 Dinners,rn• Airport and domestic transfer assistance,rn• Return transfer by public speedboat,rn• Island tours,rn• Hedika Experience,rn• Sandbank visit,rn• Snorkeling tour,rn• Sunset cruise,rn• Male City tour,rn• Services of English speaking Secret Paradise guide,rn• All local taxrnrnWhen: Scheduled tour departs every SundayrnSpeedboat transfers available at extra costrnStart: Arrival on day one by MiddayrnMeeting Place: Velana International Airport (MLE)rnGroup Size: Scheduled tours 2-8 peoplernPrivate tours available upon requestrnrnImportant Note: The Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore alcohol is not available on local islands. Subject to availability day/evening visits to resorts can be arranged. Bikinis are also not allowed to be worn on local island beaches; however all of our guesthouses offer either private gardens/balconies or private (non-chargeable) beach areas for guests where bikini swimwear can be worn.rn
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