Upon arrival at Male 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 Villimale situated on the west side of Male, which is often described as the ‘quieter side of Male’.
This morning you will be accompanied to Male to catch your transfer to the local island of Rasdhoo, North Ari Atoll. You'll have time to settle in at your accommodation before a briefing on the island and activities available. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like - go for example on a complimentary island tour. Rasdhoo is close to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives so if you’re a diver, get yourself signed up at the local dive centre. Diving tours (paid locally) take you for example to Hammerhead Point where during the manta season (November to April) there are great opportunities for spectacular close encounters with these majestic large rays.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then simply do your own thing. There are regular snorkelling excursions giving non-divers the opportunity to discover the colorful marine life and coral reefs in this area. Alternatively, join the catamaran sailing excursion and spend the day cruising, sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming. These activities are subject to availability and paid locally. Late afternoon you will head out for a sunset kayaking tour that is included in your package. Kayak through the beautiful lagoon and enjoy the sunset from the ocean.
We'll make sure you'll catch your transfer a bit later in the morning to your next local island destination - Ukulhas. You will arrive just in time for lunch. We'll give you information on the island and activities that are available so that you can make an informed decision on how to spend your day. Go on the complimentary island tour or take a walk to discover the island's stunning beaches. The local community here are particularly friendly and will be delighted to engage in conversation with you and show off their home island.
If you're feeling energetic, you can choose between the many diving or snorkelling excursions and try out a variety of watersports. The house reef at Ukulhas is worth getting in the water for and can be accessed easily from the beach. A less active option could be a picnic lunch to a nearby sandbank or uninhabited desert island.
Or why not book a whale shark day trip to South Ari Atoll that has a unique year-round population of whale sharks and is known for the good odds of spotting them. You may be lucky enough to encounter one or two sharks already within half an hour, but please note that given that they are wild creatures in their natural habitat, we may not encounter even one for the whole time we are searching. However, the unpredictability adds to the excitement! If we do spot them, you will have the opportunity to snorkel alongside them, which is a truly magical experience. All the suggested experiences are paid locally.
Today the morning is yours to enjoy as you like. You'll have time for lunch before moving on to our third island destination, Mathiveri. As usual you'll receive information on the island and activities available so you can spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring the island. Stop for a refreshing drink at a local café or just relax by the ocean listening to the gentle lap of the waves on the shore. Alternatively you can go on the complimentary island tour. In the afternoon before the sun sets we head out in search of dolphins that can often be seen jumping and spinning as the sun sinks on the horizon.
Following breakfast a guided snorkelling tour will take you out to close-by reefs - keep your eyes open for turtles and, if you are lucky, manta rays. Spend a leisurely afternoon after the more active morning, or alternatively go and visit Mathiveri Finolhu, a private uninhabited island fringed with a white sandy beach and surrounded by crystal clear water. As this is an uninhabited island, it is possible to wear a bikini.
Wake up and enjoy your last breakfast on this paradise island before catching your transfer back to Male. On arrival in Male you will be assisted with your transfer onwards to Male International Airport where your trip ends.
Airport & domestic transfer assistance
7 nights of standard accommodation including breakfast
All guesthouse facilities including tea, coffee, daily bottle of water & free Wi-Fi
Transfers between the local islands
Sunset kayaking tour on Rasdhoo
Dolphin cruise on Mathiveri
Complimentary local island tours
24/7 in-country guide
All local taxes