Insight & Culture Holidays

Experience the real Maldives, away from resorts, among the locals that call this thousand-isle nation their home. Our portfolio of insightful and culturally-based holidays focus on the rich heritage and way of life that most tourists never discover. 

Off the beaten path holidays to The Maldives have only been possible since early 2010 as the Maldivian government changed laws to allow foreigners to stay on local islands. Dhivehi people (Maldivians) have received visitors with enthusiasm, starting new businesses to cater for traveller needs, developing new authentic experiences, opening comfortable guesthouses and embracing opportunities to learn about different ways of life. 

The Maldives is an incredibly visual country with striking colours; the strong, tuquoise waters and the pastel primary colours of the architecture are beautiful contrasts. Most roads are simply sandy walkways and the sound of palm leaves in the wind will be one you'll always remember. The mysterious muezzin call for prayer creates an enchanting, spiritual element to your stay and the relaxed, slow-paced way of life is infectious.

These holidays are ideal for any traveller who wants to get beyond the surface of The Maldives, to the very heart of this enigmatic and incredibly beautiful country.  

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Centara Grand was fantastic. There are not many places in the world we would want to go back to but this is one of them. We loved it!

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