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6-night Manta Ray Trip (Hanifaru Bay)

Image by Sebastian Pena Lambarri

Included in the Price:

  • 6-night accommodation in a hotel on a local island

  • Full Board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Return Transfer from Malé

  • All taxes & chargesGreen Tax, Service Charge and Goods & Service Tax

  • Excursion to Hanifaru Bay to snorkel with Manta Rays

  • Bikini Beach

Accommodation Options:

Kiha Beach

Price: $1250 USD per person


Only a 20-minute flight away from the Malé, this hotel is in Dharavandoo, Baa Atoll, with endless blue waters and is known as being the 7th richest biodiversity region in the world.

Within these waters, hide the iconic green turtles. When you see one of these protected beauties, you can’t help but smile. Manta rays visit the atoll from August to November to indulge on abundant planktons. Whale Sharks annually gather to breed, 2km from the hotel rooms!


Kiha Beach is a luxury hotel with beautiful rooms. The rooms include up-cycled materials such as driftwood headboards and bedside lights. All rooms are 30 sqm with adjustable air-conditioning to create your perfect atmosphere.

Why not draw the black out curtains for complete darkness or leave the balcony door open for wave sounds and music made by palm fronds?

  • Free High Speed Wi-Fi 

  • 24-hour front desk

  • In-room safe

  • TV

  • Air-conditioning & Fan

  • Beach towels

  • Tea & coffee set 

  • Toiletries


From fresh fish, to creamy pasta dishes the Kiha Beach Restaurant is perfect. They sustainably source wild, local fish from unpolluted waters and barbecue the catch of the day - part of the ‘island life’ diet.

The Chef serves world regional cuisines such as Western, Thai, Chinese and Maldivian with plentiful options for pescatarians and vegetarians. If you have a dietary requirement such as gluten free or dairy free, please let us know in advance.

Near the poolside, discover tropical flavors from our fresh juice bar. Create your own mix fruit juice using your imagination.


Apart from Manta spotting, you can enjoy the following activities at Kiha Beach:

  • Bicycle rental

  • Water Sports

  • Canoeing

  • Diving

  • Snorkelling

  • Half Day Snorkelling Excursion + Sandbank + Lunch 

  • Half Day Picnic in Local Island +Snorkelling 

  • Sunset Dolphin Cruise 

  • Night Fishing

Swimming with Manta Rays

Please keep in mind the below information regarding Manta Ray Snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay:


  • Swimming with the mantas is strictly 45 minutes, waiting time in the boat is not included.

  • There will be a schedule on which date you could go. 

  • Note that Manta visibility is not always 100% guaranteed as it is affected by so many factors. Hence, we highly suggest that you carefully plan the dates of your trip. High chances of manta visibility is before and after full moon! 

  • If in case you go on a manta trip but did not see mantas, trip payment will not be refunded as there are already expenses incurred.

  • Diving is not allowed in Hanifaru Bay, only snorkelling.

This 6-night Maldives Manta Ray Trip gives marine lovers the opportunity to explore one of Maldives’ most picturesque islands, as well as the opportunity to explore its fascinating underwater world.

This trip is for nature-loving travellers on a mid range budget who enjoy the freedom of having a flexible self-guided Maldives holiday itinerary. Travellers will enjoy staying in hotels on local islands and must be confident at swimming for the excursions, in tropical lagoons with manta rays.


  1. This trip does not include your international flight to Malé Velana Airport.

  2. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance so we can prepare to accommodate these requests. 

  3. Keep in mind that this hotel will not serve pork nor alcoholic drinks as according to Maldives Law, as it is located on a local island. If you want to drink alcohol during your holiday, check out our budget resorts.

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