Being from the travel industry, I could just do the entire trip one day at a time. No itinerary was planned. Landed in Male and took it one step at a time. Slept on a barge boat, travelled 18 hours watching the sunset , the sunrise and dolphins and landed on a remote non touristy island south of male, and stayed at a homestay for a week. Snorkeled in virgin reefs, surfed, and lazed for a good one week.