The Maldives has long been an underexplored tropical destination. Be among the first to discover its idyllic islands on this eight-day trip and hop around this archipelago. Head underwater to witness diverse marine life and extensive coral reefs, relax in the laid-back vibe of Dhiffushi's "bikini beach", and indulge in traditional meals with local families. Only recently has island hopping the Maldives been possible for tourists and this itinerary does it efficiently with your budget in mind.
Arrive any time. Arrival transfer included.
Explore with some free time before boarding a ferry to Dhiffuhsi, a typical Maldivian island known for fishing.
Embark on a morning snorkelling excursion, and try to spot sea turtles. This afternoon, relax on the beach or opt for water sports. Head out fishing to catch dinner the traditional way with just a line. Return to the beach, where the fish will be barbecued to be enjoyed under the stars.
Catch an early ferry to Thulusdhoo island, known for surfing and its laidback vibe. Explore the island, sunbathe on the "bikini beach" or relax in a hammock by the water. Later, take a walking tour of the island and sample traditional tea.
Enjoy the day to explore or relax as you like. Opt to take a surfing lesson or rent a stand up paddle board. Later enjoy a sunset kayak paddle across the lagoon to a nearby sandbank.
Continue to the island of Huraa, home to mangroves and a seawater lake. Learn about local delicacies on an island tour before enjoying a traditional meal at the home of a local family.
Travel to Malé, one of the world's most densely populated cities, and see highlights including the Presidential Palace, the fish market, and the Friday Mosque.
Depart at any time.