Authentic Maldivian Food Tour

Cultural Immersion

Evening Experience

An Authentic Evening Meal Shared With a Maldivian Family

Gather around the table of our local family to taste authentic Maldivian cuisine freshly prepared for you by mother and daughter. Learn how they mix exotic flavors, cook with fresh ingredients, and gain an insight into local family life. Finish your evening with a coffee under the stars!

Trip Details

Trip Details


  • USD 85 per person

Departure time

  • Sunday to Thursday: 19:30 – 21:30 subject to local family availability

Meeting point

  • Collection from the airport, hotels in Malé and Hulhumale or the cruise tender jetty is offered free of charge.

We are unable to offer collection from resorts for this tour. Alternatively if you arrange transfer to the airport through the resort we offer return airport transfer free of charge.


  • 2 hours

Group size

  • Maximum 6 persons

Participation requirements

  • We request female guests to dress with modesty when visiting the homes of our local families, (shorts/skirts/dresses should at the very least covering the upper thigh and shoulders/chests should be fully covered).
  • Maldivian cuisine comprises of three key ingredients, fish, coconut and chili, accompanied with roshi (flat bread) or rice. Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.


  • Services of a Secret Paradise guide
  • Transfer to and from hotel
  • Dinner and soft drinks
  • Coffee
  • Local tax (10% service charge and 16% GST)

What to bring

  • Camera, money for personal expenditure.

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 training.

Meet the team

Carbon Footprint

20Kg of CO₂e – average carbon emission per person
Find our more about our Carbon Management here


Visit the home of a local Maldivian family.

Enjoy traditional Maldives dishes prepared by your host.

Finish your experience with coffee at an authentic local cafe.

What to Expect

Maldivian meals include the staple ingredients of fish, coconut, and chili. Rice and curries have also become an integral part of Maldivian food. Your dinner, prepared by our Hulhumale-based local family, will provide the opportunity to savor the exotic flavors of authentic Maldivian cuisine not often found in local restaurants.

Around the table, you can share your thoughts about the cooking process, learn more about the Maldives, or you could learn some useful words that you can use during the remainder of your holiday. In the traditional way, we finish our evening on the beachfront for coffee under the stars!

Dietary requirements? Our local family can accommodate some but not all dietary requirements, so if you are unsure get in touch and we will be happy to discuss options.

Learn more about Maldivian food here

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