Thought you were arriving to/departing from Male? Well, you'd be wrong. It might be called Male International Airport but its actually on the island of Hulhule in the Maldives.
If you find yourself with time on Hulhule, why not make use of the free dhoni provided by Hulhule Island Hotel which departs from opposite the Domestic Terminal and takes just 10 minutes to whisk you over to Male where there are plenty of sights and sounds to take in.
Check with the hotel for the schedule. Whilst this service might be provided by the hotel, there were no checks when I boarded to ascertain if I was a hotel guest or not.
A selection of dishes is available at this restaurant - they suit both budget and palate.
I had a wonderful plate of seafood and each item was delicious, fresh and full of flavour - a great last meal in the Maldives!!
Favorite Dish: Any of the seafood - wonderfully fresh and full of flavour!
If you have time to spend on Hulhule, you could easily take a quick trip over to Male, the capital island of the Maldives.
The Hulhule Airport Hotel operates a free dhoni service over to the capital which takes approximately 10 minutes. Departure times are available from the hotel.
The dhoni departs from opposite the domestic terminal at the airport and is free - theoretically, to hotel guests but no one checked to see if I was a guest of the hotel on either transfer.