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Visit Beautiful Sandbanks in Idyllic Blue Lagoons

Come and explore the peaceful bleached-white sandbanks and the pristine waters of the lagoons in the Maldives. This 5-hour sandbank tour includes a boat trip to picture-perfect beaches where you can relax under a parasol to read your book, explore colorful sea life as you snorkel, and with an upgrade, enjoy a local-style picnic lunch with a 5-star view.

Trip Details

Trip Details


  • USD 150 per person

Departure time

  • Any 5 hours Saturday – Thursday

Meeting point

  • Westside jetty Hulhumale (adjacent to the ferry terminal).
  • Collection from the airport, hotels in Malé, Hulhumale or the cruise tender jetty available upon request and is offered free of charge.

We are only able to collect from private resort islands in North and South Male Atolls. Permission must be gained from the resort to enable us to use their private jetty. Not all resorts will allow this service so please do confirm with the resort prior to booking. Charges for return transfer will be based on the distance the resort is located from Male.


  • 5 hours

Group size

  • Maximum 8 persons

Participation requirements

  • Be sure to share your shoe size so we can have the correct fin sizes available for you.


  • Snorkeling equipment/ fish ID card
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Water and fresh fruit
  • Speedboat transportation
  • Secret Paradise snorkeling guide
  • Local tax (10% service charge and 16% GST)

We do provide snorkeling equipment on all our tours but please feel free to bring along your own mask and snorkel. Not only will you be assured your mask fits your face properly and is comfortable and less likely to have leakage, it will also lower any health associated risks. We find that peace of mind goes a long way.

Not included

  • Lunch

What to bring

  • Refillable water bottle, beach towel, sun glasses, sun hat, water resistant reef friendly sunscreen, camera, snacks, money for personal expenditure.

We recommend the use of a rash guard or t-shirt whilst snorkeling.
For all water based activities we would advise wherever possible for your belongings to be in a ‘dry bag’ and to bring only the minimum requirement. It is also advisable if you intend to take a taxi or bus following your tour to carry a set of dry clothing.

About your guide

One of our experienced and professionally trained Maldivian tour guides will accompany you for the duration of the activity. All our guides hold First Aid and Lifeguard qualifications and have completed Travelife Sustainable Tourism Certification.

​Meet the team

Carbon Footprint

130Kg of CO₂e – average carbon emission per person
Find our more about our Carbon Management here


Escape from the bustle of the capital city to a paradise island.

Relax the way you want – swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, or picnicking.

Look out for dolphins whilst cruising the Indian Ocean.

Snorkeling equipment & sun parasol included.

Upgrade and include a Maldivian picnic lunch.

What to Expect

We head south to a beautiful sandbank set in a blue lagoon approximately 45 minutes from the capital. Relax on the sands under the shade of a sun umbrella, swim in the warm waters, or snorkel the house reef. An ideal location to learn to snorkel with your guide or refresh your skills.

Your guide will provide a safety briefing and highlight how to protect the reefs by being a responsible snorkeler, they will also act as your ‘spotter’ pointing out marine life that may not have caught your eye. They will assist less confident or inexperienced snorkelers, ensuring your equipment is comfortable and you feel safe in the water

Looking to make your time on the sandbank a romantic moment with your loved one? Let us know what you are celebrating and allow us to customize a romantic surprise!

Timings are confirmed based on the date and high tide.

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A man snorkels alongside a sea turtle
Three snorkelers paddle in clear blue water
A couple pose under a parasol on a sandbank