5 NIGHT SHORT STAY Start from $525
Our short stay packages are ideal for those looking to experience a different side of the Maldives or for travelers who also wish to experience resort life in the Maldives or are planning a vacation in Sri Lanka or India.
Our short stay package is based on the local island of Thoddoo, an island positioned almost on its own at the top of North Ari Atoll. Thoddoo is truly a unique island paradise and is waiting to be explored. Experience an island rich in culture with vast agricultural resources, not at all what you expect from a Maldivian island. With a beautiful white sandy beach a short bicycle ride away from the village centre, Thoddoo offers the ideal location to venture away from the main tourist islands of the Maldives.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Arrive Male International Airport where you will be greeted by our representative or your guide, who will assist you with your public speedboat transfer to your local island in North Ari Atoll. The speedboat operates every day excluding FRIDAY and takes 60 minutes to journey across the Indian Ocean to Thoddoo. Sit back and view the beauty of the many Maldives islands that pass you by, keeping your eyes open for dolphins.
Upon arrival at your guesthouse you will have time to settle in before exploring the island with your local guide to get yourself acquainted with the layout and to observe Maldives local life, before experiencing ‘hedika’. This is a very traditional part of daily life, similar to the western culture of afternoon tea. Enjoy savoury and spicy, as well as sweet bite sized short eats served with black tea in one of the local cafes.
on Day 2 is served at your guesthouse before being taken out by boat to enjoy a 90 minute guided snorkeling trip to nearby reefs to discover the underwater world of the Maldives. There is always the opportunity to encounter sharks, turtles, groupers, mantas and a myriad of colorful fish. The afternoon is yours to relax or for those feeling a little more energetic take advantage of the many water sport options available including diving.
This evening enjoy a BBQ dinner cooked by your host!
Today is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax on the bikini beach or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers and day visits to resorts are also available.
All optional activities can be arranged prior to or during your stay. This evening experience a relaxing cruise in search of wild dolphins while viewing the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is home to several species of dolphins, which can be seen gracing the waters near Thoddoo. Watch them jumping and doing their friendly tricks as they frolic and play in the wake of the boat.
This morning after breakfast you will be taken to a nearby sandbank allowing you an idyllic escape. There will be plenty of time to relax on the beautiful white sands or to swim or snorkel the crystal clear waters.
Late afternoon we explore the agricultural side of the island and learn why Thoddoo is known as the home of the watermelon! When was your last time you dined with an abundance of freshly picked fruit and vegetables? Your evening meal will be prepared from produce fresh from Thoddoo’s farms.
DAY 5: FREE DAY
Day 5 is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax on the beach or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers and day visits to resorts are also available. All optional activities can be arranged prior to or during your stay.
Following an early breakfast
on Day 6, you will transfer on the early morning public speedboat to Male where accompanied by your local guide you will discover the history of the capital city and visit places including The Friday Mosque, The National Museum (entrance fee not included) and Sultan Park.
Accommodation :Thoddoo Retreat
Private tours available upon request