Guraidhoo, Maldives

Culture Break on Local Island of Guraidhoo

4 Days | Snorkeling, Swimming and Getting to Know Locals

Get an insight into the 'real Maldives' with a short stay on the island of Guraidhoo in the South Male Atoll. In addition to enjoying time on beautiful beaches and snorkeling in the warm waters, you'll get to know many of the locals of this typical fishing island through meals with local families, traditional 'hedika' tea in a local cafe and plenty of time to wander on your own. A 30 minute walk around the island highlights locals going about their daily routine; carpenters at the small boat yard constructing traditional dhoni boats, locals drinking coffee in the many small cafes and children playing simple games in the street. Sit and watch the sunset alongside the locals on the public beach or kick back in a traditional seat called a ‘jolie’ and watch the world slowly pass by.

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Duration

4 Days / 3 Nights

Travel Style

Time to Relax, Active Adventure and Cultural Immersion

Languages

English and Other Local Language

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Beach, Island and Small Towns/Villages

Connect

Wifi: Limited
Cell: Available

Secret Paradise Maldives

Local/Foreign Owned Tour Operator
Starts at:

$500/person

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Speaks: English and Other Local Language

Details

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included

Lodging

3 Nights Guesthouse

Activities

Snorkeling, Swimming, Walking tours, Food Tour and Getting to Know Locals
Your transfers by public ferry, snorkeling trip and visit to local sand bank are included. See itinerary for more details.

Guide

Bilingual guide

Room

Private Room

Food

Some meals included (see itinerary)
1 local dinner, 1 local lunch, 1 beach dinner and 1 Hedika tea experience are included

Transport

Boat and Other local transport

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Secret Paradise Maldives

Local/Foreign Owned Tour Operator

From conservation reef dives to multi-day island hopping tours, Secret Paradise experiences combine adventure with cultural and sustainable travel. The basis of all their tours has always been to allow guests to learn about the Maldives, its culture, beliefs, and traditions through the eyes of a local. You'll experience daily life by travelling by public ferry, staying on a locally inhabited island where the local community benefit directly, sharing breakfast with a family in their home, exchanging stories of daily life or relaxing with a coffee in a local café with their local host.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included) and Boat
Arrive Male International Airport where you will be greeted by a local representative who will assist you with your public ferry transfer to the local island in South Male Atoll.