Male Island Transportation

  • Ferry boat ticket booth
    Ferry boat ticket booth
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  • Exchange Booth , Bank of Maldives
    Exchange Booth , Bank of Maldives
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    Ferry boat pier
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    Free Transfer Hulhule to Male and Return!

    by Gillybob Updated Dec 9, 2014

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    If you're staying at the airport hotel, or you're looking for a cheap transfer to Male from Hulhule (the airport island), then look no further than the Hulhule Airport Hotel dhoni. It departs from opposite the domestic terminal at the airport and takes only 10 minutes to transfer to Male.

    No one checked that I was a resident at the hotel at either ends of the return transfers.

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    Airport Ferry to Male' Island

    by ErwinKoo Written Jul 23, 2014

    To reach Male' from Hulhule Island (Ibrahim Nasir Airport) you can simply ride a ferry.
    Deparature is every ten minutes. Ticket price is $ 1 or Rf 10 tax included .From the airport arrival gate ,proceed to the ferry pier located near the Dhiraagu, Ooredo , and Whale Submarine.
    Ferry boat ride is just 10 minutes.
    Don't forget to exchange your money to Rufiyaa, if you intend to go sightseeing or shopping in Male' or the nearby Vilingili ,or Hulhumale, the reclaimed island.
    A helpful link about Ibrahim Nasir Airport : http://www.maleairport.com/male-airport-transportation

    Ferry boat ticket booth Exchange Booth , Bank of Maldives Ferry boat pier Inside the ferry Ferry Pier
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    Male island is so easily walkable

    by globetrott Updated Aug 22, 2010

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    Male island is really easily walkable and also totally flat. The main sights can be done from the pier within about 1 hour at the most and you will see all points of interest within that time. (The mosques, old and new, the Sultans garden, presidential palace, the cemetery, the fishmarket).
    I took an extra walk to the backside of the island and into all sidestreets that might take another 2-3 hours maybe plus some time on the beach.

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    Male airport (MIA)

    by globetrott Updated Aug 22, 2010

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    The airport of Male Island is just opposite of the island and the only way to get from there to Male is by boat. From the beach in the south of the island you can see lots of airplanes landing and starting from there all day long, as this is also the main airport for all maledives Islands. Smaller planes will take the passengers to the smaller islands from there as well.
    And when you enlarge my photo you will also see the main problem of the Maledives : The islands are totally flat and with increasing waterlevel these islands will totally disappear some day !

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    all cruiseships will have tender-service

    by globetrott Updated Aug 18, 2010

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    I came to Male Island by a german cruiseship called Delphin Voyager and like every cruiseship we had to anchor off the island and take our tenderboats in order to go ashore. The port for the tenderboats is directely in the towncentre, opporite of the shiny mosque and the sultans garden.
    It is just about 200 meters to walk to the former sultans palace from there and in general you could spend the whole day on your own in this town without booking a guided tour.
    Our cruiseship offered panorama-flights in small water-airplanes and a stay at a small island & Catamaran-tour.
    There are even some public beaches on Male Island, but the water is quite flat there and there are no facilities on these beaches.

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    water taxi's of Maldives

    by sharatkum Written Aug 16, 2008

    This is the best way to reach the island resort; fast convenient and the oly means of travel to atleast few islands located far away from Male.

    Your hotel/ travel agent should assist you to find a convenient one

    waiting for our sea plane view of village in Maldives (ariel view)
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    water taxi's of Maldives

    by sharatkum Written Aug 16, 2008

    This is the best way to reach the island resort; fast convenient and the oly means of travel to atleast few islands located far away from Male.

    Your hotel/ travel agent should assist you to find a convenient one

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    dhoni

    by husain Updated May 18, 2007

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    Male airport is built on Hulhulé Island which is a short ferry ride from the main town. Possibly the only way to travel to town and back to the airport is by ferry or as the locals call it, the dhoni.
    Dhonis that connect these two islands ply regularly at about 10-15 min intervals, and charge a fixed fare of 10 rufiyaas per passenger. You can get on board with your luggage, which is secured in the luggage hold area in the middle of the boat. The trip itself takes between 10 and 15 mins.

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    cabs

    by husain Written May 17, 2007

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    Male is not a huge island. From end to end, it dosnt take much time to travel. Yet, the traffic can be busy at best, since the cobbled roads are fairly narrow and theres really not much space to expand them.
    The best way to travel around is to get a cab. They`re pretty comfortable, air-conditioned and relatively inexpensive. In my limited experience, they seemed fairly reliable too.
    Theres a fixed point-to-point fare for any distance on the island- 15 rufiyaa, which is about a dollar.

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    Male International Airport

    by MikeAtSea Written Nov 28, 2006

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    Arriving in the Maledives you will land on a seperate island - Malé International Airport is on adjacent Hulhule Island which includes a seaplane base for internal transportation. Once you have cleared all formalities you will have to continue your journey either by boat or sea plane since the island stands on its own and is not connected to the capital city.

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    Male dhoni

    by Restless-in-kl Updated Apr 23, 2006

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    Taking a dhoni is like taking a bus. It's the most common sight in Male. All it takes is just 10 minutes from airport to Male and they run very often.

    It's interesting to see tourists and locals alike on boats as early as 6am in the morning.

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    Take a dhoni

    by trisanna Written Apr 15, 2005

    From the airport, you can take the local dhoni to the city of Male. The ride takes around 15 mins and the boats keep going quite late. The ride costs 1 USD per person. Also, they have a tv monitor on the street, where you can see your flight status.

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    by dhoni, of course

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 28, 2004

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    Being Male an island, and being Male airport located on a separate island (Hulule), it's necessary a dhoni to get there. Dhonis, which are nothing else than local falt-botoomed boats, leave from a jetty near arrivals. To reach Male, which is 10 minutes away, it costs either 1 dollar or 10 rufias one way. Boats leave about every 15 minutes - normally when one is full.

    near the dhoni jetty in male

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    Seaplane Island Tour

    by pironan Written Jul 13, 2003

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    Approx $70 pp, flight lasted approx 30 minutes.

    Never been in a seaplane before, was expecting it to be bumpy and umcomfortable, oh boy was I wrong!

    IT was the best aircraft ride I have ever had! I thoroughly enjoyed it.. My view was partially obstructed by another passenger, but they were kind enough to lean back a few times to enable me to get some superb snaps.

    ***** STAR VOTE - If you have the time, this is a must!

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