7 Nights North Male’ Island Hopping
Departs every second Sunday in the month. Visiting the islands of Dhiffushi, Thulusdhoo and Huraa in North Male Atoll, this tours allows guests to relax on the world famous white sandy beaches, snorkel or catch a wave and get a view behind the scenes of local life.
- Standard Deluxe Room
- 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 local dinner
- 2 Hedikaa Experiences
- Airport and domestic transfer assistance
- Local island return transfer by public ferry & speedboat
- Guided house reef snorkelling tour
- Snorkeling trip
- Sunset kayaking
- Male City Walking Tour
- The Original Villimale Eco Tour
- 3 Island tours - Dhifushi, Thulusdhoo, Huraa
The Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore alcohol is not available on local islands. Subject to availability day/evening visits to resorts or bar boats can be arranged. Bikinis are also not allowed to be worn on local island public beaches; however all guesthouse islands offer tourist bikini beaches and properties may also offer either private gardens or balconies for guests where bikini swimwear can be worn.
Includes standard room at
Newtown Inn Hulhumale
Bibee Maldives Dhiffushi
Dream Inn Thulusdhoo
Arrival in Maldives before 12:00 in order to join Villimale Eco Tour
No ferry transfers on Friday.
Upon arrival at Male International Airport you will be greeted and transferred to your guesthouse on Hulhumale. Settle in after your flight before taking your first steps on the sands of this tropical urban paradise. For those arriving before 14:00 there is an optional walking tour to the island of Villimale situated on the west side of Male and is often described as the ‘quieter side of Male’. Wander the quiet streets, learn the names of local trees, and learn more about the conservation work being carried out by “Save the Beach”. Before returning to Malé we take time to sample traditional hedika at a local café on the beach
This morning your tour leader will accompany you on a tour of the capital city before transferring by local ferry to the local island of Dhiffushi, North Male. In Male Visit the fish market and local market and heritage sites including Presidents Palace, Sultan Park and Friday Mosque. Following free time for lunch, you board the ferry for a leisurely 3- hour journey across the Indian Ocean to Dhiffushi. You can choose to sit up top and view the beauty of the many Maldives islands that pass you by, keeping your eyes open for dolphins, or sit inside and chat with the locals. Upon arrival at your guesthouse, you will have time to settle in before enjoying the sunset from the beach and perhaps taking your first swim!
Breakfast 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. As the afternoon cools down, accompanied by your guide, spend time exploring Dhiffushi with the opportunity to learn about the local way of life including a visit to the Mosque, learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built, stop. Learn how to open a coconut and remove the husk, chat with children playing in the street and watch the ladies of the community begin their evening meal preparations. Stop by a local cafe for the second round of hedika, we know this will become a favorite snack for you!
Today is free for you to enjoy as you please, you can opt to join your guide on a complimentary house reef snorkeling tour where you will learn about the benefits of seagrass to the ecosystem. Relax on the bikini beach or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional water sport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organized for certified divers. Dinner this evening is spent with a local family just don’t expect silver service as traditionally meals are eaten without the aid of a knife and fork!
Following an early breakfast, you travel by local ferry to Thulusdhoo. After checking in to your hotel, there will be the opportunity to explore Thulusdhoo accompanied by your guide. Thulusdhoo is home to the world’s only desalinated Coca-Cola production plant and an optional tour will take you behind the scenes of this facility. The afternoon is free for relaxation on the many hammocks and day beds that can be found along the shoreline of this island.
Today there is free time to enjoy Thulusdhoo. If you’re an experienced surfer, try out the surf breaks or, if you do not hold your diving certification, why not take your first steps by booking a discover scuba dive. Late afternoon you will head out for sunset kayaking. Kayak through the beautiful lagoon as the sun sets in the ocean.
Today is a completely free day to enjoy the white sandy beach on Thulusdhoo. There are optional excursions and watersport activities for those feeling more energetic. As the afternoon cools down there is the option to spend time on the beach, giving back to the community that has welcomed us by supporting a beach clean. Our reward will be a refreshing fresh Kurumba (coconut water) followed by an ocean swim!
Following breakfast, join the public ferry for the return journey to Malé. We stop off at the local island of Huraa. After storing luggage, discover the mangrove swamps and freshwater lake and learn more about this fragile ecosystem. Discover how fish is dried and cured and taste fresh rihakaru paste, a love-it-or-hate-it delicacy! Take lunch at a local cafe and spend some time relaxing on the beach before returning to Malé by speedboat. Arriving back in the capital at 16:30, you will be assisted with your transfer to Malé International Airport where your tour ends.