The Maldives is a destination most famous for the spectacular underwater environment of tropical coral reefs. We recommend doing a full course, but if you'd rather just have a try, you can book try diving as a supplement to this package. Snorkeling is also very popular and a less expensive way to see some of the aquatic wonders. Operators on the island advertise organized tours on the basis of popularity. So sign up for a snorkeling excursion, or rent a set of snorkeling gear from the dive center, be bold and go explore on your own. The dive centre staff will be happy to give you ideas of where to go and where not to. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards can be rented on an informal basis from vendors on the beach. Experience the great outdoors while silently gliding over the water with the ocean breeze to ruffle your hair. During the months from April to October, Thulusdhoo is a surfer's dream. With five world-famous surfing waves right on your doorstep, you can surf these bucketlist waves to your heart's content. Surf taxis operate from the beach at very reasonable prices for drop off and pickup. Surf coaches can be found on the island to introduce you to the surfing world, with expert advice on beginner waves right there on the beach.
Thulusdhoo is a destination that brings together the best of the Maldives: the laid back local island vibe, beautiful beaches, hammocks between palm trees and good diving. What makes Thulusdhoo different from other great destinations, is a strong environmental focus and the work that is being done to re-establish coral on reefs that have been damaged during the coral bleaching event that occurred in 2016 in the Maldives and elsewhere. A unique aspect of Thulusdhoo is that many guesthouses line the beach, all with their hammocks and chillout spaces creating one of the best beach vibes available in the Maldives. Being a surfing destination as well means that Thulusdhoo is a mecca for the young, fit and active crowd, so you will fit right in!
Thulusdho is an island where the surfing and the diving crowds live side by side on the beach. One block away is the real Maldives, the local village with its steady, slow pace of life, white sandy streets and green plants everywhere. It is all very pretty!
There is no alcohol on the island, but often, there is a really cool bar-boat just off the island, where you can quench your thirst with a cold beer, while the sun goes down and the tropical heat makes way for the comfortable evening breeze. From June to October you might even see manta rays feeding on the plankton which is attracted by the lights of the bar-boat! Take a mask and snorkel with you and join them in the warm water for an amazing encounter with these gentle giants.
No activities are included in this package. Below you will find a few things you might enjoy while visiting the island.
This has to go on the top of the list. It is the Maldives, a mecca for scuba diving! You can book your try dive as a supplement to this package. (but why not learn how to dive with an actual course. It will be a skill for life!)
You've got world famous surf right in front of your accommodation and options to rent boards or take lessons on all levels.
The island of Thulusdhoo is small, and could easily be paddled around. However, it does also have some of the best surfspots in the world, and you do not want to be caught surfing your kayak on these world famous waves. So make sure you get a good introduction of where to go, and what currents to look out for, before you jump in your kayak!
There are so many different things you can see, snorkeling from the island of Thulusdhoo! If you go out from the long wooden pier, or the big rock boulders on the Northeast coast, you can often be so lucky to see the eagle rays fly by in formation.
For something different, try snorkeling in the little mangrove lagoon in the Southeast around sunset. If you move very slow, you might be able to get close to the small baby sharks hanging out in this area. (they are very shy)
Bikinis are absolutely okay at the beachfront, where sunbeds and hammocks are up for grabs.
On the South & West coast you will find yourself on a long stretch of land, running next to the ocean. This place is awesome for sunsets! Look for baby sharks in the water, go running or join a game of football with the locals.
Itinerary - 5 day, 4 night stay with no pre-booked activities.
This package is made for non divers, traveling with one or more divers.