Malé, Maldives

$2.398,00

This holiday will give you an introduction to yoga and how it can assist and improve your diving and breathing techniques. There are 20 to 30 dive spots at a boat distance of 20 to 40 minutes, all of them can be reached by traditional dhoni and/or speed boat. Diving excursions to Makunudhoo where whale sharks are present for several months a year and manta and dolphin dives are offered according to the season.

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    Price

    $2.398,00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    8 Days/ 7 Nights

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Maldives, Malé

Highlights

Experience local culture and traditions
Enjoy traditional Maldives resort life
Eco friendly property

Course description

Unlike many of the other diving areas of Maldives, in Haa Alif you are unlikely to see many other divers or boat traffic. Because of this the marine life seems to revel in the minimal interference from humans with flourishing hard coral growth over most of the submerged boulders. This holiday will give you an introduction to yoga and how it can assist and improve your diving and breathing techniques. There are 20 to 30 dive spots at a boat distance of 20 to 40 minutes, all of them can be reached by traditional dhoni and/or speed boat. Diving excursions to Makunudhoo where whale sharks are present for several months a year and manta and dolphin dives are offered according to the season. The program is suitable for everybody from divers to non-divers, and from experienced yoga practitioners to beginners. When not enjoying the diving or yoga sessions there are plenty of optional activities to participate in including snorkeling, watersports and daily excursions or just lie back and relax on the white sandy beach and listen to the gentle lapping of the Indian Ocean waves. All yoga lessons are conducted by an International Yoga Master and can be performed by yogi of any level. A morning session (8.00/08.15 am – 9.00 am), followed by a sunset time session (5.30 pm - 6.15 pm). Each class has a duration of 45 min (introduction – breathing practice – warm up – standing and seating sequence – meditation). The diving center operated by PADI professionals guarantees the highest level of quality and professionalism and offers complete sets of rental equipment including BCD, masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, dive computers and underwater digital cameras as well as customized services, suitable for both adults and children. All level courses are available including “PADI ENRICHED AIR DIVER”. Free try dive. The water is azure blue, warm and the varieties of dive spots (20-30 at a boat distance of 40 minutes) are stunning. The area is unique and renowned for the abundance of big aquatic animals such as manta rays together with the diversity of corals (soft and table), sharks and fish of all sizes. The dive boat usually leaves at 09:00 and 15:00 daily. Full day trips to enjoy dive sites further afield are arranged on an adhoc basis dependent on level of interest.

About the place

The Barefoot is located within an almost untouched forest on the local island of Hanimadhoo in the preserved deep North of Maldives. This 4 stars Eco Hotel is well connected to Male international airport by numerous daily 45 minutes flights. The dense vegetation allows not only privacy but the opportunity to experience untouched nature and the genuine and natural Maldives along with all the amenities expected from a charming accommodation option. A half mile private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon frame and invite to experience an authentic and relaxing holiday at outstanding value. Hanimadhoo is located in the North and it is one of the most beautiful islands of Maldives: lush vegetation, long beaches and turquoise lagoon. It opens the door for an adventure and genuine gateway where to be spoiled with a true Maldivian warm hospitality. It is a quiet fishing village with lots of tree-shade and swings. Fishing and agriculture is what most of the 2000 habitants of the island do for work. It is a typical island custom that everyone finish their work by late afternoon, take their daily shower or bath near their wells, dress the children in fresh clothes and go for a stroll in the island, visiting friends and relatives, delivering small bowls of fresh homemade curry or taking some time to relax at the beachside, watching the late afternoon sun while children play around the beach. Hanimadhoo community services: school, mosque, health center, climate observatory, local village, police station, airport. The hotel is located within an almost untouched forest on the Maldives local island of Hanimadhoo in the preserved deep North of Maldives. The dense vegetation allows not only privacy but the opportunity to experience untouched nature and the genuine and natural Maldives along with all the amenities expected from a modern day accommodation option. A half mile private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon frame the hotel and invite you to experience an authentic and relaxing holiday at outstanding value. The Barefoot Eco Hotel is an ecological touristic structure that follows the Ecotourism principles of uniting Sustainability and Conservation, involving Local Community within its activities. The Barefoot has maximized the Sustainability of the structure, intended to have minimal impact on the local environment and reduce its carbon footprint. It is a Natural Health Retreat where body and spirit are nurtured and restored.

Food

The Barefoot Restaurant takes pride in sourcing the best ingredients available, seafood arrives fresh and is served to the guests full of flavor. Two Italian Chefs specialized in Mediterranean dishes continuously wow the guests with creative and unique combinations, textures and flavors in order to provide a memorable experience, full of heart, care and soul! The Barefoot Restaurant is fully committed to supporting local suppliers. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the main sea view restaurant. For private and romantic dinners, seafood menus may be reserved at an extra charge. Breakfast from 08.00 to 10.30 Lunch from 13.00 to 14.30 Dinner from 20.00 to 21.30 The panoramic “juice bar” next to the main restaurant is a gathering place to sip soft drinks, fresh juices and mocktails. A new floating bar “Black Pearl” located in the hotel lagoon is offering alcoholic drinks.

Things to do

Holistic treatments

SPA offers a natural health retreat, Ayurvedic, holistic treatments and classic massages services. Detox programs are research-based and combine medical science with holistic therapies.

Other activities

The establishment of a Conservation Centre has enabled development of a series of responsible activities for guests (such as snorkeling, dolphin watch, turtle identification and more). This way, during the activities a double goal can be pursued: “fun” for the guests and environmental monitoring at the same time. In fact, during the excursions at sea, our marine biologists can carry out several projects of environmental monitoring, in order to collect data on the ecosystem and monitor the effect of tourism. Open lab sessions provide the chance to discover our daily marine research efforts and get involved with the marine biologists in their scientific work. There is a well-stocked and original boutique (clothing, souvenirs personal care products). Two highly skilled tailors can do made to measure clothes of guests choice with typical material in a short time. The boutique always offers an excellent selection from the latest collection. We purchase quality local handcrafts as well. The diving center guarantees the highest level of quality and professionalism and offers complete sets of rental equipment including BCD, masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, dive computers and underwaterdigital cameras as well as customized services, suitable for both adults and children. All level courses are available including “PADI ENRICHED AIR DIVER”. Free try dive. The water is azure blue, warm and the varieties of dive spots (20-30 at a boat distance of 40 minutes) are stunning. The area is unique and renowned for the abundance of big aquatic animals such as manta rays together with the diversity of corals (soft and table), sharks and fish of all sizes. A range of daily activities and excursions.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

7 nights accommodation in a Seaside room, Half Board (Breakfast including beverages, lunch or dinner), 7 Complimentary morning Yoga sessions, 6 dive package including tank/weights, boats fees and guide, Return, Domestic Flight Transfer Male - Hannimadhoo - Male, Airport Assistance, Local Tax ($6 Green Tax per person per night, 10% service charge and 12% GST)

What’s not included

International flight, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenditure, All services not listed above.

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Male International Airport.

How to get there

Our airport representative will assist you upon arrival at both Male International Airport and at Hanimaadhoo Domestic Airport.

Airport transfers

Assistance and domestic transfers are included in this yoga retreat.

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Yoga Styles

  • Pranayama
  • Vinyasa yoga

Activities

  • Cultural Experiences
  • Diving
  • Paddle board
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surf & Kite Surf
  • Swimming

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfer
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Eco-friendly hotel
  • Surf
  • Towels, bed sheets, toilet paper

Daily Program

The schedule for this yoga retreat will be announced upon booking or arrival.

Instructors

Vanille Simeon
After exploring a variety of practices focusing on body language and self-expression through movement – contemporary dance, biodanza, trapeze...–, I fell in love with Yoga about 9 years ago. Captivated by the therapeutic and empowering experience of mindfulness, I quickly got hooked to the creativity of Vinyasa Flows, primarily focusing on postural alignments and breath to movement synchronisations. I slowly but surely left behind my career as an Art Events Organiser to train as a Yoga Teacher and a Massage Therapist, including the beautiful depths of YIN meditative long-holds along the way. My last breakthrough in date? Partner Acrobatics and Acroyoga; I hadn't imagined playing would teach me so much about Being! The diversity of my practice and my teaching methods now focus on developing a joyful and safe space for explorations, where movements, touch and breath blend to nurture body awareness, personal development and community feeling. One simple direction: the power of care, intuition and creativity to induce powerful and peaceful transformations.

 


 


 


 

 

    Easily the best tour operator for Maldives. Prompt responses, good rates and excellent service. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Maldives. From secretparadise.mv
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  • Wennie K

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    I love the snorkeling, sunset cruise and dolphin watching very much since this is a valuable experience !!! The snorkeling spots are beautiful with different kinds of fishes and we saw sea turtle too! The staffs are nice and funny, good that we've chosen Secret Paradise. From Trip Advisor
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  • Annie Minter

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    I had the best experience booking a yoga holiday in the Maldives at Barefoot Eco Hotel through Secret Paradise. Ruth was incredibly helpful and very accommodating when booking and everything was organised perfectly when I arrived. At the end, I was offered a surprise tour of the capital, Male while waiting for my flight home, which was fantastic. If you're planning a trip to the Maldives, I honestly can't recommend them enough. From Google Reviews
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  • Debra Charlton

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    Secret Paradise are helpful with excellent customer service , queries answered promptly . Ruth is warm and friendly and flexible and wants you to enjoy your holiday fully . I was able to contact her direct for changes I wanted to make to my booking allowing me to be able to stay a few days longer . Thank you to the staff that welcomed us and helped with our connections to the island. Thank you to all at secret paradise until next time ... From Google Reviews
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  • Maggie Dix

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    Can't thank Ruth & her great team enough at Secret Paradise. Ruth went above & beyond to help make my Yogis stay a memorable one. Making sure the transfers went smoothly from Male to the island my group were heading for their yoga holiday and helping connecting flights when due to adverse weather, my student missed their connecting flight home. Nothing was too much trouble. Secret paradise staff were very helpful when greeting us at the airport and took the strain away by checking all 15 of us in!! Quite a job with all the luggage we had between us! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Secret Paradise to anyone wishing to travel to the Maldives. Many thanks! From Facebook
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  • Zarmisal Qureshi

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    Amazing experience, very professional and knowledgeable team. Ruth and Kamey thank you very much for making our trip wonderful. From Google Reviews
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  • Ace Gapuz

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    Service is 100% from start to finish! They pick you up from your hotel, take care of you very well during the entire excursion, and bring you back to the hotel safe, happy, and satisfied! Very highly recommended if you're going to the Maldives! From Facebook
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