This is the original Eco walking tour offered by a World Responsible Tourism Awarded company.Through education of both guests and locals we strive to protect the environment in which we operate and limit wherever possible any negative impact preserving this country's unique location for generations to come.
Safety has always been important to our business, this is why our guides are Emergency First Responders & Life Guard Certified.
We are pleased to offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines.
Private tours available upon request.
Donation to Save the Beach NGO
Local snacks substituted during Ramadan
Round-trip shared transfer from Male to Villimale
What's Not Included
Food and drinks, unless specified
Personal expenditure ( souvenirs, snacks etc)
Pick Up from airport, hotels in Hulhumale and Malé at a charge of $25 two pax.
INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
CHILD: Age: 6 - 12
ADULT: Age: 18 - 99
All our guide team are:
* Have been trained on HPA (Maldives Health Protection Agency) How to Identify & Manage Suspected cases of COVID19 for Tourist Operations.
* Emergency First Responder Certified
* Level Three International Life Guard Certified
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Safety has always been important to our business, this is why our guides are Emergency First Responders & Life Guard Certified. We are pleased to offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Maldives Safe T
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
The Maldives is a Muslim country and care needs to be taken in relation to the dress code on local islands. Whilst it is acceptable for men to wear T Shirts and shorts or swim shorts; females should avoid causing offence by maintaining a more conservative
A maximum of 6 people per booking
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Our guide will conduct a health screening questionnaire and check your temperature at time of meeting.
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Join “Save the Beach” and discover the quieter side of city life by exploring the smaller island of Villimale’, located south west of Male’. Our guide will meet you and travel with you by public ferry to Villimale’. Wander the quiet streets, learn the names of local trees and learn more about the conservation work being carried out by “Save The Beach”. Before returning to Male we take time to sample traditional ‘hedika’ at a local café on the beach. Hedika is traditional sweet and savory snacks traditionally served with black tea and taken between 3.00 and 5.00pm. A percentage of the rate is donated to Save the Beach.
Please note that during Ramadan 02 April -03 May 2022 we are unable to include refreshments at a local cafe.
Admission Ticket Free
I had an amazing experience. Our guides were well versed in all things Villimalé and the local ecosystem.
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What a trip that was, 25 days in PARADISE AND I could not say my trip in the Maldives would have ever been the same if it wasn’t for Ruth and her amazing team at Secret Paradise.
I was travelling with two friends and we had so many doubts about what to do and what not to do. We were travelling from different places. Brazil and London..
With covid the islands are working around a very different dynamic and their tailored packages fit our demands and budget perfectly.
We have done both resort and local islands and I can’t wait to be back. The walking tours are amazing and I learned so much about the culture, language and Maldivian community with the local guides.
I cannot recommend them enough we all had a great hassle-free trip thanks to them!
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