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


USD 70 per person

Departure time

Sunday to Thursday: 19:30 – 21:30

Meeting point

  • Collection from hotels in Malé/Hulhumale.
  • Collection from cruise tender jetty available upon request.


2 hours

Group size

Minimum 1 – maximum 6 persons

Participation requirements

We request female guests to dress with modesty when visiting the homes of our local families.


  • Services of a Secret Paradise guide
  • Transfer to and from hotel
  • Dinner and soft drinks
  • Coffee
  • Local tax (10% service charge and 12% GST)

What to bring

  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Refillable water bottle
  • 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 COVID-19 safety awareness training.


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.

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