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The Ultimate Beach & Island Break on Dhiffushi

Relax in paradise as you make the most of idyllic beaches, tranquil island life, excellent snorkeling opportunities, and sample local delicacies. Whether you want to splash around in the beautiful waters or read a book under the shade of a palm tree, our 3-night Maldives Beach Break tour is a great way to start or end a trip to the Maldives.

Trip Details

Trip Details


  • From USD 775 per person based on double/twin share


  • Available all year round


  • Arrival on day 1 by midday

Meeting point

  • Velana International Airport (MLE)


  • 4 days & 3 nights

Group size

  • Minimum 1 person


  • Travelers must have a confirmed accommodation/tour booking.
  • Travelers must have a passport or travel document valid for a minimum 30 days from date of entry to the Maldives.
  • Travelers must have a return flight ticket.
  • The online traveler declaration form IMUGA must be completed within the 96 hour period prior to arrival in country.


  • 3 nights deluxe beach view room guesthouse accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts 3 Dinner including a beach dinner
  • Airport and domestic transfer assistance
  • Hedhika evening tea
  • Airport and domestic transfer assistance
  • Return transfer by speedboat
  • 2 Point Snorkeling trip including equipment
  • Sunset Cruise
  • 24/7 in-country Secret Paradise guide support
  • All local tax ($3 green tax per person per night, 10% service charge, and 16% GST)

Not included

  • Lunch
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance

What to bring

  • All this together with full details on everything you need to know about travel within the Maldives will be provided in our welcome information pack

Important 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 not allowed to be worn on local island beaches; however, all of our guesthouses offer either private gardens or balconies and tourist beach areas for guests where bikini swimwear can be worn.

Carbon Footprint

1115Kg of CO₂e – average carbon emission per person
Find our more about our Carbon Management here


Snorkel in diverse reefs and spot impressive sea life.

Kick back on beaches that most would call paradise.

Take part in numerous water sports such as kayaking or diving.

Chat to friendly locals and learn more about island culture.

Enjoy a magical dinner on the beach under the stars.

What to Expect

Arrive at Malé International Airport for the start of your Maldives Beach Break Tour, where you will be greeted by your guide who will assist you with your public speedboat transfer to your local island in North Malé Atoll. Embark on a speedboat journey from Malé to Dhiffushi and witness the breathtaking scenery of the Maldives from the comfort of your boat. The speedboat operates every day and leaves Malé in the afternoon taking less than an hour to journey across the Indian Ocean to Dhiffushi.

View the beauty of the many Maldives islands that pass you by, keep your eyes open for dolphins, or chat with the locals. For those arriving on a morning flight, we offer a free walking tour of Malé city to discover the history and tradition of the Maldives with one of our experienced local guides.

Upon arrival at your guesthouse, sample traditional ‘hedhika’ – Maldivian savory and sweet eats served with black tea at a local cafe.

Following breakfast, jump aboard a speedboat to enjoy a guided snorkeling trip to nearby reefs where you will discover the underwater world of the Maldives. Keep your eyes open for turtles, reef sharks, and rays, you never know what you may discover.

The afternoon is yours to relax on the white sand beach or for those feeling a little more energetic take advantage of the many water sport options available including diving.

Dinner this evening will be taken Robinson Crusoe style on the beach under the stars and with your toes in the sand!

On day 3, the morning is free for you to make the most of the beautiful beaches, let the sun kiss your skin and the breeze hug your body. Feeling more adventurous? Wander the sandy lanes and explore the local side of Dhiffushi life. Then as the afternoon draws to a close, head out to sea and enjoy a perfect moment when the sinking sun kisses the horizon, lighting the waves aflame in brilliant colors of gold and orange. Added to this there is always the possibility to spot dolphins.

Following an early breakfast in Dhiffushi on day 4 transfer by speedboat to Malé and on to Malé International Airport or your onward destination.

Bibee Maldives

Bibee Guesthouse room

This is a small, mid-range guesthouse with a local feel. Rooms are modern, clean, comfortable, and literally just a few steps away from the beach. Perfect to enjoy the slow, local pace of the Maldives.

All rooms offer an en-suite bathroom, AC and fan, flat-screen, satellite TV, an in-room safety deposit box, and Wi-Fi.

We have handpicked the best guesthouses throughout the Maldives to provide you the greatest experience while enjoying your Maldives Beach Break tour package. Personally selected to provide a balance of comfort, good service, local atmosphere and value for money. In each you can be assured of a warm welcome and know that your holiday money is contributing directly to the local economy and increasing local employment.

We require a minimum number of 6 persons for cruises to operate.

There is no minimum number for any of our land based tours.

Accommodation is offered on a twin/double room share basis.

If you are a single traveler and prefer a private single room to yourself throughout the tour/cruise, this can be arranged. A single supplement is charged on all our multi day tours except the following:

Yes, we can assist with organising pre and post tour accommodation, including a transit night in the capital area or a longer independent stay on a local island or resort island.

Like many places in the world today, the climate and weather patterns are changing and historical data is becoming less reliable as an indication of what to expect. With a tropical climate, plenty of sunshine and temperatures around 30°C throughout the year, there is never a really bad time to visit the Maldives. There are two distinct seasons: the dry season (northeast monsoon) from January to March and the wet season (southwest monsoon) from mid-May to November. ‘Wet season’ doesn’t mean it rains all the time, but during this period there is a higher probability of rain. However, in today’s world we do experience rain even during the ‘dry’ season.

More detailed weather information can be found here

The Maldives are a Muslim nation, therefore care needs to be taken regarding dress on small islands and in local communities.

While it is acceptable for men to wear t-shirts and shorts/swim shorts, women should avoid causing offence by maintaining a more conservative approach. T-shirts with sleeves that cover the shoulders, loose shorts that cover the thighs, or sundresses with a sarong around shoulders are advised.

All the islands we visit are more tolerant of guests wearing traditional beachwear, but women should NOT wear swimwear unless on an uninhabited island, sandbank, private tourist bikini beach (available on all islands you’ll stay on) or on board our cruises and snorkeling boats. Your tour leader will advise when and where this is possible.

No previous experience is needed for any of the included activities – just an average level of fitness and a sense of adventure. The activities aren’t strenuous, the only requirement is that you must be able to climb a ladder to exit the water, be comfortable in the water and be able to swim to participate in snorkeling activities.

We strongly recommend you bring along your own mask and snorkel wherever possible. Not only will you be assured the mask fits your face properly (making it more comfortable and less likely to leak), it’s also more hygienic. A mask and snorkel are small and light, so they should take up very little space in your suitcase! Due to the ocean current and wind conditions in the Maldives, the use of fins is essential for almost all snorkelling and these are included in all snorkelling activities we provide on tour. However, if you want to ensure a perfect fit, you are always welcome to bring your own.

On board our cruises we can cater to most diets providing we are advised at time of booking.  If there is something particularly you eat within your diet that you can’t live without we would encourage you to pack some and be prepared for perhaps more repetition of meals than you would be used to back home. For further clarification drop us a message.

Note to support our sustainable approach to cruises we do not offer beef products on board.

When traveling on land based tours properties can cater for vegan and vegetarian diets but it is worth noting in regard to food on local islands, over 95% of products are imported and then from Male they are transferred once or twice a week to outer islands.

Fruit and vegetables whilst available can be limited and they do not form part of the traditional Maldivian diet in the way you may be used to back home with your 5 a day! Given that tuna is a key component of our diet as vegetarians you will find your diet quite limited in comparison to what you are used to, even a potato curry is likely to have dried tuna added. On local islands you can’t just pop out to the supermarket and what you may see in the convenience store one week is not seen again for months!

Maldivians, as Muslims, are prohibited by law from consuming alcohol; hence there is a total restriction on alcohol being available on inhabited local islands, this includes the capital Male. Please do not bring alcohol through the airport as it will be confiscated and returned to you at time of departure.

Alcoholic beverages are available on our cruise itineraries and are purchased on board. Payment is required in USD cash or local currency to the boat captain.

When staying on local islands, visits to tourist resorts and bar boats in certain areas can be arranged.


Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our multi day tours. You need to be covered for medical expenses abroad, including any emergency transportation costs to the nearest hospital and any emergency repatriation that may be required due to illness/injury. We recommend your insurance covers flight delays, missing flight connections and lost/delayed luggage.

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