After traveling South East Asia since 1999, a couple of young backpackers started organizing groups of friends and showing them all their secret hotspots in South East Asia. Eventually word of mouth turned into a high demand for the tours and things developed into what BeachLife is today – a booming travel company since 2002; running small group tours to destination such as Thailand, Bali, Philippines, and now focusing purely on the Maldives.
We were the first Canadian travel company to start running group trips in South East Asia as well as the local islands throughout the Maldives. As we were established in 2002, we have over 15 years of experience in the industry and have a close relationship with the local community.
BeachLife offers tours out of the ordinary, nothing like most of the packages you see offered all over the net, or your local travel agents. BeachLife tours are laid-back, in the sense that you’re not rushed, you have all the freedom you would ever want, and we normally have 2-5 nights in each location. You’re always free to do what you like as we travel, if you’re not interested in any of the activities then no worries, do your own thing. Our guides are more like friends and always in their 20’s or 30’s, easy to relate to and always a lot of fun. Our BeachLife Maldives packages are suitable for all ages, whether you’re joining solo or with friends.
Most importantly BeachLife offers a lifestyle while you travel, we introduce you to the people and the location secrets from our 17 years of extensive travel. Flights, hotels, guides, transportation, and a few unforgettable activities are also included.
All accommodation and transportation. An information package telling you everything you need to know about safety, your locations, activities, what we recommend bringing, and more! A group of new friends to travel with. FREE day trips as listed in your package. Experienced tour guides with you every step of the way. Not to mention a couple of free dinners and the local knowledge we’ll share with you to make your trip even more affordable and enjoyable. You also have an option to include airfare in your package, feel free to ask us for more details.
Travel insurance (we suggest getting this and can arrange it for your through our agency if needed). Travel visas, if required. Alcohol. Food. Shopping. Day activities outside of the free day trips we include. Travel supplies and other personal expenses.
You sure can. We offer ‘land only’ prices for all of our tours. Just speak with us before booking your flights to ensure you book the correct dates and arrival times.
We’re always in prime locations; close to all the action, and near the beach. The accommodation we stay in ranges from hotels to stilted seaside bungalows. All accommodation we stay in has private bathrooms and air-conditioning or a fan. Our travellers are always happy with our accommodation, besides… you’re either sleeping or showering… otherwise you’re outside enjoying the trip!
All of our guides started out as BeachLife travellers, just like yourself. They understand exactly what you’re hoping to experience on your journey and are with you to ensure you have the time of your life. They’ll accompany you for daytime activities, organize group dinners at night, take you partying, and be there to answer any questions you might have. If you want to explore on your own, they’ll be happy to offer suggestions on their favourite places to eat, drink, shop and relax, as they have been to all of our locations several times before.
Our flights to and from Asia are always with the top airlines in the world – you’ll pass the time on your flight by watching movies, eating tasty food, and drinking free alcohol! Once in Asia, BeachLife use’s many different types of transportation: on our overnight journeys we’ll travel by train and you’ll have a private bed to sleep in. During the day, our transport will vary from buses, to boats, to taxis and private cars. We ensure you’re comfortable always, but experiencing life in these places in a most authentic way!
You can come and join us! Many of the people traveling with BeachLife are coming alone. The advantage of travelling with a group is the fact you’ll always have people to explore and spend time with, many of whom you’ll become quite close to throughout your journey. You can choose to stay in a double or triple room with others travelling alone, or pay a supplement fee and have your own room for the entire trip.
After you’ve paid your booking deposit, BeachLife guarantees the price of your tour will not increase. As such, and to ensure you don’t miss out on the date that you’re looking at, we recommend that you sign up as early as possible.
Don’t worry! Because of the ideal sizes of the groups we take on our trips, a personalized experience is ensured. We offer total freedom and flexibility, with many options to modify the journey as we go, depending on what is of interest to you on a particular day.
You sure do. Once you’ve applied for your passport you may need to wait for a period of time before receiving it. So we recommend ensuring that you will receive your passport a month or so before your BeachLife departure, just to make sure you don’t encounter any problems. Your passport needs to have at least six months validity on it.
All nationalities are granted a free 30 day visa for the Maldives.
Due to religious reasons tourists are not allowed to bring duty free alcohol into the Maldives. Drinking alcohol on the local islands is also prohibited, however; there are yachts parked out front of the islands and they will pick us up for free and take us to their boats to enjoy some drinks (normally around $5 USD per beer). We also have the options to do day-trips to various resort islands where we pay around $100 entry fee and it includes full use of the resort, lunch, and unlimited alcohol drinks for the whole day.
Not very often at all. On travel days, there are some rare occasions when we can not schedule a departure late in the day. If this happens, we will make sure that there is plenty of rest time for you on the following day. With day trips, we almost always begin mid-morning or even at noon, to ensure everyone is all rested up and good to go.
Yes, we recommend you visit a travel clinic where you live as far before your departure date as possible. Let them know which region you are travelling in and they will advise you on what to do. If you can’t find a travel clinic near where you live, let us know and we’ll be happy to assist. Typically you will need typhoid, tetanus, hep A and B, and possibly one or two others.
We recommend bringing a debit card to withdraw your funds, and a credit card in case of emergency (though it’s not common you can use it), also USD is widely accepted and easy to exchange. There are bank machines almost everywhere we go which will dispense money from your bank account in the local currency. We also recommend that you use Internet banking to manage your funds while in Asia. If any problems should arise our BeachLife guides will be able to help you solve the problem.
Don’t worry… we’re very understanding in situations like this. Depending on when you cancel, sometimes there is are fee’s charged from the airlines and hotels, but not from BeachLife.
Yes you should, it’s mandatory when traveling with BeachLife Tours. If you have any problems selecting which travel insurance is most suitable for you, contact BeachLife and we will be able to take care of everything for you.
Yes! When coming on a second or third trip with BeachLife Tours we will give you discounts on your trip. Contact us to find out exactly what discounts we will offer for your chosen trip.
Sure! Contact us letting us know how many travellers will be coming and on which trip, and we’ll work out a deal!
Do you have questions for BeachLife Tours? Please contact us and we will reply within 48 hours.