Embark on a 7-night Maldivian odyssey, as you explore the vibrant local life of Hulhumale, Guraidhoo, Maafushi, and Gulhi. Immerse yourself in cultural encounters, environmental projects, watersports, and serene relaxation, creating lasting memories in this tropical haven.
This is a bucket list Maldives with a difference. A unique private experience for your group of up to 8 people. Staying in locally run guesthouses in great locations, visiting locals who welcome you into their home for dinner, seeing the small islands from the perspective of a local, getting to know the history, culture and cuisine whilst enjoying the stunning white beaches and turquoise waters the country is famous for.
This is a captivating 7-night journey through the heart of the Maldives, where the allure of turquoise waters and pristine beaches merges seamlessly with an authentic exploration of local life. Your local guide will lead you to four enchanting inhabited islands in Malé Atoll – Hulhumale, Guraidhoo, Maafushi, and Gulhi – each revealing a tapestry of Maldivian culture, traditions, and warm hospitality.
Hulhumale, North Male Atoll, provides the ideal base as a start or finishing point to a holiday. There are plenty of local coffee shops,
restaurants and a small local shopping area. The public beach on the east side of the island is an endless stretch of sand ideal for swimming or to just sit and watch the world go by.
Guraidhoo in South Male Atoll, it is a typical fishing island with just over two thousand inhabitants, it has sandy roads and palm
trees and here you will see locals going about their daily routine; drinking coffee in the many small coffee shops and children playing simple games in the street. Sit and watch the sunset alongside the locals on the public beach or kick back in a traditional seat called a ‘joali’ and watch the world slowly pass by.
Guraidhoo is a regular stopping point for safari boats and there are a handful of souvenirs shops, local restaurants and coffee shops, offering an insight in to the ‘real Maldives’.
Maafushi was once typical Maldivian local island but tourism has grown here in recent years. There are two beaches on opposite sides of the island, one of which is a tourist bikini beach, plenty of hotels and guest houses and a variety of cafes and restaurants all giving the island more of a tourist buzz.
Immerse yourself in the daily rhythm of island living, from delicious local cuisine to hands-on participation in environmental projects. Balancing adventure with relaxation, enjoy watersports and guided trips together with precious moments of tranquility against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean. This immersive tour promises an unparalleled blend of cultural enrichment, environmental awareness, and the sheer bliss of the Maldivian paradise.
All the guesthouses chosen for this tour are run by local Maldivian hosts and provide comfort, good service and local atmosphere. A warm welcome is waiting for you and you can rest assured that you are contributing directly to the local economy of the islands.
This adventure is suitable for children from age 12. If you have younger children and would like to book this experience, please get in touch.
*Based on per person (sharing a room) travelling from May-July
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