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 to 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 turquoise waters and the pastel primary colours of the architecture contrast beautifully. Most roads are 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.
Classic Sri Lanka & undiscovered Maldives: Bespoke Holiday Itinerary
Our trademark authentic experiences and boutique accommodation in Sri Lanka combined with a very take on The Maldives. Special.
Maldives Off the Beaten Track
The itinerary to discover the real Maldives, away from the resorts on a local island where you can experience day-to-day life in comfort.
Relaxed Kerala & undiscovered Maldives
An insightful holiday through South India and The Maldives. Explore quiet Kerala and experience true Maldivian culture.
Sri Lanka & Undiscovered Maldives Family Holiday
Sri Lanka's diverse wildlife, countryside and culture combined with a unique local island adventure and a resort holiday in The Maldives.