7 Night South Male Island Hopping – Private group

Highlights

  • Stay in guest houses and visit local homes to share meals and stories with the family
  • Discover stunning beaches and lagoons, sandbanks, and breathtaking sunsets.
  • Snorkelling trips to see turtles, colourful fish, sharks, and dolphins.
from £1277 per person*
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What you'll do

Overview

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...Read All

Arrival

Arrive at Malé International Airport for the start of your South Malé Island Hopping Tour. Here you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your guesthouse on Hulhumale. Settle in after your flight before taking your first steps on the sands of this tropical paradise.

Join your guide at the beach side for coffee, a very popular daily activity for Maldivians, and a chance to gain your first insight into the local side of this island paradise.

Accommodation: Point Inn H...Read All

Walking tour of Male & Dinner with a local family

Today you will have chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Malé, exploring its bustling markets, historical landmarks, and cultural gems, you will visit iconic sites like the President’s Palace, Sultan Park, and the Friday Mosque. There will be a stop for lunch at one of the many waterfront restaurants, where you can savour the local flavours before boarding the afternoon ferry to the charming island of Guraidhoo, approximately 2 hours journey, on the way you will pass by ...Read All

Snorkelling and island discovery

Following breakfast, accompanied by your guide we travel by speedboat to two of the best nearby reefs. The coral reefs of the Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teaming with colourful fish and corals. Keep your eyes open for turtles, sharks, turtles, groupers, mantas, and myriad colourful fish.Your  guide will provide a briefing on responsible snorkeling and act as your ‘spotter’ pointing out marine life that may not have caught your eye.They will assist less confident...Read All

Speedboat trip to the reefs

Today you will start early and transfer by local ferry to the local island of Maafushi, just 20 minutes away, where after checking into the guesthouse you will be able to enjoy a relaxed breakfast before exploring the island to get yourself acquainted and to uncover the best spots to take lunch or enjoy a refreshing juice with a view.

This afternoon,  discover the story of Renee’s Coral Garden and why coral rehabilitation projects are important in the Maldives. On route to the coral...Read All

Snorkelling, Dolphin spotting and Sandbank picnic

Today will start with an early breakfast and then we will go by speedboat to an idyllic sand bank just a short distance from Maafushi . Maldives sandbanks are a natural wonder that epitomizes the breathtaking beauty of this tropical paradise. Picture a pristine stretch of glistening white sand emerging from the crystal-clear turquoise waters, forming a tiny, isolated island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

We will stop at a sandbank for a picnic lunch with time to swim and snorkel in...Read All

Local Life

Following an early breakfast you will take a short speedboat journey to the quiet local island of Gulhi.

Once  you have checked in to your guesthouse, your guide will accompany you on a tour of the island. Visit the boat yard and see the  huge boats under renovation, chat with the ladies sweeping the streets and finally refresh yourself with a cool Kurumba (coconut).
Over your refreshment your guide will share with you how  plastic is being dealt with in the Maldives and the w...Read All

Free Day

With so many activities and excursions available, we leave today free for you to enjoy as you please. Relax on the bikini beach, or embark on an aquatic adventure like SUP, kayaking, and much more. Optional diving trips can also be organized for certified divers.

This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the peaceful courtyard of your guesthouse.

Accommodation: Tropic Tree Guesthouse.

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Departure Day

Today after your last breakfast at the guesthouse, you will be transferred to Male by Ferry boat, arriving at Velana airport at around 10 am. From here you can take your flight home, or continue your Maldives island adventure by transferring to your next destination.

What's included

Included

  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in comfortable locally run guesthouses
  • 7 breakfasts, one picnic lunch and 6 dinners
  • All transfers between islands and accommodation
  • Island tours and hedhika experience
  • Guided snorkelling, sandbank and dolphin cruise
  • Guided Snorkelling tour and snorkelling incl equipment
  • Beach clean, seagrass and Coral Nursery Visit
  • Male City guided walking tour
  • Experienced and passionate local guide for all activities
  • All local taxes
Your local host

Maldives Paradise Team

We are an award winning sustainable tour company. We are mindful of ensuring we promote local tourism in line with Maldivian culture and traditions. Through education of our team, our guests and locals, we aim to protect the environment and limit where ever possible any negative impact to local life. We are based in the Maldives and we specialise only in the Maldives. Through our connections with The Maldives Ministry of Tourism we receive the most up to date travel advice and tourism announcements as they are made. We make it our business to know what is happening throughout the Maldives so that you don’t have to spend time researching. We have visited every local island and every resort we recommend, we have stayed at every accommoda... Read All

We are an award winning sustainable tour company. We are mindful of ensuring we promote local tourism in line with Maldivian culture and traditions. Through education of our team, our guests and locals, we aim to protect the environment and limit where ever possible any negative impact to local life. We are based in the Maldives and we specialise only in the Maldives. Through our connections with The Maldives Ministry of Tourism we receive the most up to date travel advice and tourism announcements as they are made. We make it our business to know what is happening throughout the Maldives so that you don’t have to spend time researching. We have visited every local island and every resort we recommend, we have stayed at every accommodation option to ensure we can provide you accurate, honest advice and information. We audit our property partners on an annual basis to ensure the standards we require for our guests are maintained and you are ensured a safe and comfortable stay. We care about each individual guest’s needs and requirements. We know that everyone travelling counts and so will always be happy to tailor-make an experience.

Location

You will meet your host at Velana International Airport (MLE).

This is a private group tour for maximum 8 people, which can depart on any day.

The tour will take you to from  Male to Guraidhoo to sample to the local life, culture and cuisine, and of course the marine life,  then on to Maafushi with its stunning beaches and coral reefs and deserted sandbanks, you’ll hop to Gulhi and meet local fishermen and boat builders, before returning back to Male, 8 days later

FAQs

Is alcohol allowed in the Maldives?

No. Alcohol consumption in the Maldives is illegal. In private hotel resorts alcohol can be consumed, however on this trip we are staying in locally run guesthouses and no alcohol is allowed here. Subject to availability visits to resorts, where alcohol can be served legally, can be arranged.

Are bikinis allowed to be worn in the Maldives?

Bikinis are not allowed to be worn on local public beaches in the Maldives, however all of the guesthouses offer private gardens and balconies and there are tourist beach areas on the islands where bikinis may be worn.

What time is the hotel check in on day one?

Check in is at midday on day one, but if you are arriving early we will try to arrange an early check in for you subject to availability.

Are children able to come on this trip

Yes we are happy to accommodate children from age 12. The rooms at the guest houses are single or twin/ double share, we may be able to arrange for a triple room - please contact us to request this if needed.

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