Discover The Real Maldives In a Week

Highlights

  • Enjoy lush vegetation, long white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoon whilst staying in luxury accomodation
  • Experience an unforgettable dolphin snorkelling trip with a marine biologist, aiding conservation monitoring
  • Delve into Maldivian history and culture with locals
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What you'll do

Overview

Indulge in a beach front room, surround yourself with an endless sandy beach and rich turquoise horizon from your very own doorstep!

Experience first-hand conservation monitoring while spotting magnificent dolphins, sea turtles and snorkelling coral reefs with marine biologists. Explore Maldivian culture and history through authentic guided tours at Hanimaadhoo and Utheemu Island. These 7 nights will be unforgettable!

The Maldives offers so much more than their white sand beaches ...Read All

Welcome To Paradise

Arrive at Velana International Airport before 14:00pm, Maldives and be get ready the holiday of a lifetime!

Leave stress behind as you will be met by a guide and assisted to check in for your domestic flight transfer. We would advise arriving by 14:00 to ensure ease of transfer.

The flight time will soon ‘fly’ by as you admire the picture-perfect archipelago from a bird’s eye perspective. On arrival in Hanimaadhoo it’s a short 10 minute vehicle ride to the property where...Read All

Private Bicycle Tour & Hedikaa

Wake up feeling refreshed to the rich turqiose sea as you open your curtains. Enjoy a delicious breakfast is served between 08:00 – 10:30

Today accompanied by a guide explore the island of Hanimaadhoo on a half day bicycle tour. Learn about the local way of life including a visit to the Mosque to understand how their faith underpins their daily routine. Stop and chat with children playing in the street, visit the agricultural centre, identify the tropical vegetation and experienc...Read All

Free Day

Enjoy a delicious breakfast between 08:00 – 10:30. You then have the entire day to soak up the sun on the beach or participate in optional tours and excursions on offer.

Complimentary activities include:

volleyball, snorkelling by dhoni with the marine biologist on the house reef, bikes for adults and children, seawater swimming-pool, fully equipped gym, canoes, library, board games, telescope, biology lectures, test of underwater respiration.

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Dolphin Monitoring and Snorkeling

Fuel yourself at breakfast before experiencing an unforgettable trip to see dolphins!

The marine excursions have been created and developed to reduce the impact on the environment, while also contributing to the monitoring of biodiversity. You will have the opportunity to support the process by joining this “conservation snorkelling” trip that is operated within a monitoring framework.

Observe these magnificent creatures and collect data indicating their population dynamics ...Read All

Free Day

You have the option to lie in this morning before breakfast! Then relax and read a book or enjoy one of the complimentary activities available at the hotel.

Complimentary activities include:

volleyball, snorkelling by dhoni with the marine biologist on the house reef, bikes for adults and children, seawater swimming-pool, fully equipped gym, canoes, library, board games, telescope, biology lectures, test of underwater respiration.

Chargeable Activities include:

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Private Boat Trip tp Utheemu

Make sure to prepare for today’s trip with a delicious breakfast before taking a short speedboat journey to the historical island of Utheemu. The kings of the Utheemu Dynasty, Sultans Muhammed Imaduddin I (1632 to 1648 AD), Ibrahim Iskandar I (1648 to 1687 AD), Kuda Muhammad (1687 to 1691 AD) and Mohammed Moheyeddin (1691 to 1692 AD) all descended from this island. Regents from Utheem also ruled the Maldives from 1573 to 1632 AD.

Visit Utheemu Ganduvaru ( Palace) and Kandhuvalu M...Read All

Free Day

Enjoy another restful day or try something new like yoga or scuba diving! Options include:

Complimentary activities include:

volleyball, snorkelling by dhoni with the marine biologist on the house reef, bikes for adults and children, seawater swimming-pool, fully equipped gym, canoes, library, board games, telescope, biology lectures, test of underwater respiration.

Chargeable Activities include:

Snorkelling trips by boat, SCUBA diving, Kitesurfing, Desert island t...Read All

Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast with us before saying your goodbyes.

You will be transfered to Male Airport for your domestic flight to Velana International Airport.

Meals

Breakfast

 

What's included

Included

  • 7 Night Beach Front Room luxury accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts & dinners
  • Return Domestic flight transfer to Male - Hanimaadhoo – Male
  • Hanimaadhoo Bicycle Tour and Maldivian evening tea
  • Entrance Fee Utheemu Ganduvaru and speedboat transfer
  • Dolphin Snorkelling tour with Marine Biologist
  • In Country 24/7 Secret Paradise English Speaking Guide
  • All Local Tax
  • Arrival and departure airport and transfer assistance.
  • Welcome drink and refreshing towels upon arrival
  • Free daily activities such as volleyball, snorkelling by dhoni with the marine biologist on the house reef, bikes for adults and children, seawater swimming-pool, fully equipped gym, canoes, library, board games, telescope, biology lectures, test of underwater respiration.
  • Free Wi-Fi connection available throughout the resort including all room categories.
  • Sun beds, shade umbrellas and beach towels for all guest rooms.
  • For all room categories 1 glass bottle of water per person/night in the room.
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

Barefoot Eco Hotel, Hanimaadhoo, Maldives

This 4 star hotel is situated in an almost untouched forest on Hanimaadhoo island in the preserved deep North of Maldives. Fall in love with the  luxuriant vegetation, privacy, untouched nature, half mile private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon framing your room.

Enjoy authentic excursions and amazing modern facilities. There is a restaurant, bar, pools, fully equipped gym, dive centre, boutique shop, conservation centre and spa! Choose from an array of activities available in your free time:

Volleyball, Snorkelling by dhoni with the marine biologist on the house reef, Bikes for adults and children, Seawater swimming-pool, Canoes, Library, Board games, Telescope, Biology lectures, Test of underwater respiration., Snorkelling trips by boat*, SCUBA diving*, Kitesurfing*, Desert island trip*, Fishing* and Spa Treatments*

*Activities/experiences that are not included in the price of this trip*

FAQs

What do the guest rooms include?

Direct access to the beautiful beach
Each room is large, creatively designed, and has an en-suite elegant natural stone bathroom with shower.
Full AC rooms with individual temperature control
Ceiling fan
Tea and coffee makers free of charge
Fully stocked mini bar on charge
In room personal safe box
Hair dryer
Beach towels
Telephone with direct external line
Twice daily housekeeping service
Wireless internet access free of charge

What do we do for lunch?

Guests can choose from either:

Buffet lunch in the main restaurant, snacks from the juice bar, sandwiches, toasted sandwiches, cake etc. There is also a small room service menu. The cost will be charged to the room and paid at the hotel before checkout.

Walk to a local cafe in the village for a main meal and drink

Do I need to be a good swimmer?

It is not necessary to know how to swim in order to snorkel, but you do need to be comfortable in the water. We provide buoyancy aids for all non-swimmers and our guides will initially take you to a shallow lagoon where you can put your feet down onto the sand in order to allow you to learn to float with the aid of the buoyancy aid before then adding a snorkel and mask. Our guide will provide instruction and coaching on how to snorkel and utilize the equipment. Our guide will assess your confidence and ability in the water to ensure it is safe to proceed to a coral reef area for your first snorkel encounter.

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking if you are a non-swimmer

What sea wildlife could I see?

It is possible to encounter dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, mooray eels, giant pelagic fish, small tropical fish, whale shark and reef sharks (don't worry they are safe to swim with)

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