8 days in Maldives Itinerary

8 days in Maldives Itinerary

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Fly
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Maafushi Island
— 1 night
Fly
2
Male
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Hulhumale
— 2 nights
Bus to Male, Fly to Riyadh

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Maafushi Island

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at Oak Spa and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bikini Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maafushi Island holiday planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Maafushi Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Maafushi Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Maafushi Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

4
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Male

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Step out of Male to go to Vihamanafushi and see Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Friday Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Artificial Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque).

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Male vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maafushi Island to Male. In December, daily temperatures in Male can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Male

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

2
nights
Hulhumale

Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): have unforgettable encounters with Dune Maldives Diving Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hulhumale Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Banana Reef and then step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale.

Plan trip to Hulhumale with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Hulhumale is just a short distance from Male. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.