Beach Break - 4 Days
For a long time the Maldives has not been considered a destination suitable for back packers, yet alone affordable.
But now with the introduction of local island guesthouses and budget airlines flying from Sri Lanka and India, the
Maldives is beginning to find itself on the backpacker map. Our backpacker breaks are designed to either work as a
self-contained budget Maldives experience or as a start to an independent stay in the archipelago.
Dhiffushi in North Male Atoll, is surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and pristine white sandy beaches; a typical
postcard tropical island which can be unusual for a local island. Dhiffushi is a very typical Maldivian local island and a
well-known fishing island. There are two lovely white sand tourist beaches with sun loungers where bikinis can be
worn and you can see the ocean from almost any spot on the island. There are a few local cafes and a population of
circa 1500. Day visits to nearby resorts are available subject to availability and there are snorkeling excursions and
sunset cruises on offer.
Note: The Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore alcohol is not available on local islands. Subject to availability day/evening visits to resorts can be arranged. Bikinis are also not allowed to be worn on local island beaches; however most of our guesthouses offer private gardens or private beach areas for guests.
All of our guesthouse accommodation is handpicked to provide a balance of comfort, good service, local atmosphere
and value for money. We have chosen a selection of locally operated guesthouses that provide comfortable clean
rooms, friendly service and good food. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, AC, ceiling fans and complimentary Wi-
Fi, whilst water, tea and coffee is always available.
Most of the guesthouses are single or double story comprised of a maximum of 10 rooms. Some are set facing out to the ocean with a terrace or balcony. Others are built around a
private garden or beach area, but in each you can be assured of a warm welcome.
Arrive Male International Airport where you will be greeted by one of our team who will assist you with your public
ferry transfer to your local island in North Male Atoll.
The ferry operates every day excluding FRIDAY and leaves
Male in the afternoon taking three hours to journey across the Indian Ocean to Dhiffushi. View the beauty of the
many Maldives islands that pass you by, keeping your eyes open for dolphins. Sit alongside the fruit and vegetables,
mattresses and electrical items that have been purchased that day and chat with the locals.
For guests arriving before afternoon ferry departure a complimentary Male walking tour is offered.
Upon arrival at your guesthouse experience traditional ‘hedikaa’ - Maldivian savoury and sweet short eats served
with black tea.