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 caf 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.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 4 Hrs
Departure Time :
02:00 PM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise portHotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details :
Dress code is smart casual. 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 .. read more
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewThis 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.
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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.
- Local guide
- Local snacks substituted during Ramadan
- Round-trip shared transfer from Male to Villimale
- Donation to Save the Beach NGO
- All Local taxes
- Personal expenditure ( souvenirs, snacks etc)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Pick Up from airport, hotels in Hulhumale and Mal at a charge of $25 two pax.
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Public transportation options are available nearby
Infants are required to sit on an adults lap
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 approach to clothes by wearing T Shirts and loose shorts/trousers.
Note this tour is not suitable if you are staying on a private island resort.
Our guide will conduct a health screening questionnaire and check your temperature at time of meeting.
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.
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
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
I’m so happy to join such a meaningful Eco Tour to Villimale. I heard the detailed explanation from the founder of the NGO “Save The Beaches Maldives” what they have been doing to save the beaches and ocean of Maldives. We walked around Villimale and learned how the place changed. I also learned how they conserve the corals and educate people to protect the environment. Together with the guide of Secrete Paradise Shark, we had a tea time, enjoyed some local Maldivian snacks and talk of exchanging each other’s cultures. What a wonderful experience! I will come back to Maldives and hope to see you guys again!
A big shout out to Shark, Irene, and Ruth. They made this Eco-Tour to Villimale was truly an insightful and eye-opening experience. Shark, our tour leader was informed, hilarious, and full of personality as a local Maldivian who guided us excellently by picking us up right from the hotel with an umbrella and walked us to the ferry. We met Irene, an active marine biologist and passionate about saving the beach. She is full of knowledge and passion and doesn’t sell you on gimmicks but knowledge about saving the beaches. We left encouraged and well-informed about the island, eating some local treats, and learning about our footprint as humans. Ruth was a game-changer, since the weather conditions weren’t favorable, she quickly responded for other tour options, was flexible, and attentive to our short stay in Male. I can’t commend this dream team enough and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their service and passion to the Maldives!
I had an amazing experience. Our guides were well versed in all things Villimalé and the local ecosystem.
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!