Maldives Local Island Hopping Adventure

Company : Secret Paradise Maldives
Location : Kaafu Atoll
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1250 to 1500 $ Dollars (US)
Tour Code : OW365/002

Looking for a longer Maldives adventure? Our North Male island hopping tourover 10 days provides the opportunity to combine local island life with activities and relaxation.

Learn and practice some of the crafts traditional to the Maldives. Put your cooking skills to the test in a family kitchen as you learn to prepare a typical Maldivian lunch. There is plenty of time to allow the energetic to enjoy optional activities that include snorkeling, diving and surfing.

North Male Atoll has been popular with surfers for some time thanks to a variety of breaks that stay fairly consistent. For those who are looking to enjoy some time on the world’s famous white sandy beaches we spend a lazy couple of days at the end of the tour enjoying a picture perfect postcard beach.


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 early there is an optional walking tour to the island of Vilingilli situated on the west side of Male and is often described as the ‘quieter side of Male’.

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 Himmufushi, North Male. In Male Visit the fish market and local market and heritage sites including Presidents Palace, Sultan Park and Friday Mosque. Stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants overlooking the water front before boarding the afternoon ferry. Upon arrival you will have time to settle in before and perhaps take either a relaxing walk or a swim. Dinner this evening is taken in the home of a local family with your first opportunity to sample traditional Maldives cuisine.

Following breakfast explore Himmufushi accompanied by your tour leader. You will have the opportunity to learn about the local way of life including a visit to the Mosque. At the boatyard learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built. If the season is right you could pick your own fresh mango! For the energetic there are optional activities which include surfing, snorkeling and diving. Mid-afternoon depart by public ferry to the island of Huraa. Once settled into your guesthouse it will be time for Maldives evening tea, ‘hedika’ - Maldivian savoury and sweet snacks served with black tea at a local café. Sit at the harbor and enjoy the beauty of a Maldives sunset. 

Breakfast this morning is taken with a local family allowing you true access to Maldivian local life. The morning will be spent exploring the island. Learn about the mangroves and their importance to the Maldives eco system and visit the local ‘Rihaakura’ producing business. Following lunch you will visit the local wood turning business and under the supervision and guidance of the craftsman assist in the production of souvenir products such as trinket boxes or jewelry. This evening you will be taken out on a fishing boat to learn the art of traditional Maldivian line fishing. Your catch will be BBQ’d in the traditional way on the beach for dinner.

Following breakfast this morning some of the ladies of the village will share with you traditional crafts. Learn to weave palm fronds, create sweeping brushes from palm and perhaps make coir rope, while the men will teach you how to knot the seat of the traditional chair the ‘joali’. Then it is in to the kitchen to learn how to cook a traditional Maldives lunch which you will share with the family in their home. The afternoon is yours to do as you please. Relax on the beach or for the more energetic participate in the many watersports available. Dinner this evening served at your guesthouse.

As part of our commitment to supporting local communities and giving something back, a 2 hour beach clean will be arranged this morning. Involvement is optional, however, should you choose to join your efforts will be rewarded with fresh coconut water! Otherwise you can choose to relax on the beach or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer including diving surf trips to the close by surf break……. We leave Huraa late afternoon and take the public ferry to our next island destination of Thulusdhoo. Dinner this evening served at your guesthouse.

Today is spent on an uninhabited picnic island, imagine white sandy beaches and aqua marine water. Here you will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel or just lie back and relax. A picnic lunch will be provided. Dinner this evening served at your guesthouse.

Following breakfast there will be the opportunity to explore Thulusdhoo accompanied by your tour leader. Thulusdhoo is home to the world’s only desalinated Coco Cola production plant and a tour will take you behind the scenes of this facility. There are optional excursions to the nearby surf break of Chickens. Late afternoon transfer by public ferry to our final destination, the local island of Dhiffushi. Dinner served at guesthouse.

Following breakfast at the guesthouse you will be taken on a morning snorkeling trip in search of Nemo and the many beautiful multi coloured coral and marine life in the Maldives. On return to Dhiffushi the rest of the day is free for you to relax on the beach and do as you please. Dinner will be taken on the roof of the guesthouse under the stars.

Today is a completely free day to enjoy the white sandy beach on Dhiffushi. There are optional excursions and watersport activities for those feeling more energetic. A day visit to a resort can also be arranged for those wishing to experience the luxury style of life in the Maldives. Dinner this evening will be served on the beach.

Following an early breakfast join the public ferry for the return journey to Male. Arriving back in Male at 09:45 your tour leader will assist with your transfer onto Male International Airport where your tour ends.


  • Airport Pickup
  • Boat / Ferry


  • Accomodation Included
  • Guesthouse


  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tour Price

INCLUDED: 10 Night Standard room 2* guesthouse accommodation based on double/twin share 8 Dinners including local dinner and BBQ 1 Local Lunch 1 Picnic Lunch Airport and domestic transfer assistance Local Island Return transfer by public ferry Cultural activities as detailed in itinerary Hedika Experience Evening Fishing trip Snorkeling Trip Picnic Island visit Male Tour and Local island tour Services of Tour guide Local Tax EXCLUDED: International Flight Travel Insurance Personal expenditure ( souvenirs, tips, snacks, beverages)

Start Dates

Every Saturday all year round

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