Maldives Transportation

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Maldives Transportation

  • AIR AND SEA TRANSPORT FROM MALÉ

    The entry point for almost all visitors to the Maldives is the Island of Malé. From here you have 2 choices:• Fast and beautiful seaplanes (expensive)• Slow supply boats that cost less• Speedboat – somewhere in between in priceThere are 2 large domestic airlines:• "Fly Me" by Villa Air• "Maldivian" by Island Aviation ServicesOther Seaplanes:• ...

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    to come from airport to holiday island and vice versa i would recommend to book an arrangement by local touragent to avoid high expenses, even transfer by sea oand even more by seapülane is very high in generalour tour agent Island voyage was very reliable and helpful and well connected

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  • THE ONLY WAY TO FLY !!!

    They only fly their planes during the day. It is the ONLY way to really see the Maldives! You will probably be here in the Maldives on a 'once in a lifetime' visit. Do not take the boat and see the waves. Take the seaplane transfer to your resort island and see the real beauty of the Maldives. Its not cheap - but you will never see anything like...

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  • Atoll Explorer

    One of the most memorable trips of my life and one that I would love to repeat. The boat was small and cozy and the service was the best that I ever experienced anywhere in the World.No two days were the same as we took in different sights and island visits every day. We had the chance of daily water sports as well as of course diving, which is...

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  • Seaplane Transfer

    If you're staying at one of the resort island further away from Hulhule, seaplane transfer may well already be included in the cost of your package. If not, its worth considering paying for an upgrade from your boat transfer to seaplane for at least one direction of your resort transfer. The views from the seaplane are wonderful and you may find...

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  • Air and Sea

    To get to the Maldives one would need to get on an airplane, there are many major carriers that connect Maldives with the rest of the world (Qatar, Emirates, Indian Airlines, Srilankan, Singapore Airways). Many european countries also have special charter services to the MaldivesAs each resort is on one island, the only way to reach your resort is...

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  • Maldives Liveaboard

    I just came back from my one week vacation in Maldives. We booked the Black Pearl liveaboard online through MaldivesDiveTravel.com website. I can say that me and my husband had an amazing experience diving with them, the staff were very friendly and attentive. We visited 2-3 dive sites each day and saw some manta rays, whales, turtles and sharks....

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  • airplane!

    of course to get there is fastest and easiest way by plain, we book with emirates.com Then the private seaplane from airport, some hotels include in a package, its faster and little more fun :)

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  • By waterplane from the island to the...

    One other way to travel from your island to the airport is by waterplane. It is the fastest way to do so. But also the expensive one. Up to 12 people can go in this waterplane. The suitcases and handluggage go in the back of the plane.

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    marine farumaa maldives pvt ltdMarine Farumaa Pvt Ltd is a registered company in the Republic of Maldives, operating in the market of sea transport and cargo handling since 1997. During its tenure as an emerging leader in the field of sea transport, cargo handing and ship maintenance it has had the privilege of being a service provider to a diverse...

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  • By boat from the Airport to the resort.

    After I landed on the International Airport of the Maldives, I had to wait for about half an hour. Around 10am I went to the boat. Together with some other people. First the people go in the boat. When everybody is sitting down, the suitcases go in. Once everything is done, the boat is leaving. From the International Airport to the Rashdoo Atoll it...

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  • GET A GOOD DEAL !

    Getting to the Maldives is not cheap by any means and virtually all fights here are tied up with a hotel deal. If you can find any good deals or sales on holidays here, please post them here: MALDIVES DEALS It’s you deals page for the Maldives here on Virtual Tourist. Yet another great feature on VT!

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  • Seaplane Transfers

    After flying from the Uk to Dubai and a change of aircraft for the flight on to the Maldives we were then to be transfered by seaplane on to Kuredu Island. What an experience!! the seaplane takes off from the seaplane terminal at Male Airport and the flight to Kuredu takes about 45mins. Here's a little tip: pick up some earplugs at the check-in in...

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  • Malé International Airport

    Because Malé island is so dense, they had to build this airport on a small island nearby called Hulhulé. It was opened on 19th October 1960. The runway is 2,840 meters (9,315 feet) long and 45 meters (148 feet) wide. It can handle any sized jet passenger plane. It can handle 350 passengers an hour and lists the following services: Duty Free...

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  • Walk or Cab.

    Male is a very small city and most places can be reached by merely walking. It is very easy to find Shops, Restaurants, Businesses and other things in the city. If you really find is difficult to enjoy the walk and if it is far out you can hop a cab which will cost you Rf 15/- for your ride. The charge is from point A to B no stopping in between

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  • Hotel Transfers

    The cost of transport from Male to the hotels is an extra that most people dont consider while budgeting a trip. A return trip by speed boat to 'Baros' was US$ 160 per person and the sea plane to 'W' was US$ 250 per person. Thats 800 chips extra to just get there!!!Depending on where and how you are going, wait at the airports can be upto 2 hours...

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  • THE LITTLE CARTS

    Almost every resort island is a small speck of sand in the ocean. Unfortunately tourists show up with huge heavy suitcases and drink loads of alcohol. They also consume mass quantities of food. So they have THE CART! Small carts are how the staff get all this stuff out of airplanes and boats and into your room and restaurants! THE CART. Maldives...

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  • Water plane

    In my opinion this is the way to go!Some resorts that are far away only have that choice for the mode of transport, the closer ones normally offer speed boats for transit, for the plane you have to pay a little extra.I think that "little extra" is well worth it. The Maldives are such a lovely sight from the sky. The Atolls look like pearls on a...

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  • Dhoni or Fast Boat

    If you are not flying, you only have the choice to take a boat on the Maldives. There are practically no cars (except for the few on the bigger islands and Male) and they would not be possible driving over the water anyway.The islands are many and sometimes far apart.Transportation to and froom the resorts on the islands is mostly done by speed...

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  • Views from the seaplane

    When arriving into the Maldives via the international airport at Male, you can transfer to your resort by seaplane or speedboat (or Dhoni boats for the closest resorts). The seaplanes are a little more expensive (About $75 supplement) but well worth it for the views from above.Timewise, you may not save much, as you have to go to a seperate...

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  • Living up the glam life by seaplane!

    Even if it was just for 30 minutes haha! There's just something magical of climbing into a seaplane, feel it take off from water and land on water next to a fantasy island. It was a truly memorable experience.At airport, go to the Arrivals (boat from Male stops at Departure jetty). Get luggage tags and board minibus to get to seaplane jetty. Check...

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  • Get to the Maldives by foot ? LOL

    There's only one way to get there : plane ! Oh yes ! no other solution to get there quickly ^_`From Zurich it's a 9 hours flight.

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  • Whale boat

    There is a small whale or boat to/from Kuda huraa and Bodu huraa.If you miss a Dhoni from Bodu Huraa,you could take a boat ride from Kuda huraa. price range around 2USD.

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  • Maldives Dhoni

    The Dhoni is the traditional means of transport of the Maldives and is thought to have derived from the Arab Dhow. From Male aiport to Male city cost around 15 Rufiyaa (1USD). As the price for other island,its depend on the journey and destination

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  • Hand Luggage

    As your transfer to your island will be seaplane or speed boat your luggage may not travel with you especially if there are a few of you on the seaplane. Your luggage can follow in a few hours, there for put any thing you need in your hand luggage such as medication, camera, suntan lotion. Also put shorts, bikini, swimwear as the first thing you...

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  • dhonis

    From the airport to the island, a speed boat will be sent from the island to fetch you. For the other excursions, you will be using dhonis, look like the bumboat in Singapore. The dhoni is great when the weather is good, but when the sea is rough, you will be praying for your life...

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  • Maldive Air Taxi Seaplane

    On arrival at Male airport, you either transfer to your chosen resort island by Speedboat, Dhoni boat or if you're going further afield, by Seaplane.They use DH-6 Twin Otter 18 seat aircraft with 2 pilots and 1 crew member in the cabin who ties/unties the ropes upon arrival.The landing strip is usually next to a floating pontoon and a dhoni boat...

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  • The golf buggies

    If you don't hire a bike at Sun Island, and a certain day its too hot, or too rainy to walk in, or you're just feeling lazy, then you can hire a golf buggy to come pick you up. The telephone number of the service is in the room, and 2 minutes later, it will come pick you yup and take you wherever you want to go. The service is something like $3,...

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  • Bikes

    A very clever idea from the Island Staff. The best way of getting around the Island is by bicycle. And everyone seems to agree, from Old to Young. Around the main beach, pool and restaurant are little hidden parking zones for bikes, so you have no worry of just leaving it anywhere, Each bike is also numbered, so no one can steal yours!Personally,...

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  • Seaplane Transfer

    As mention in my intro. I don't find it a pleasant journey. If I were to go Maldives again, I will look for resort that is near to Male which need only transfer by boat.Is an very expensive transfer. It cost me USD265 per pax round trip from Male to Hakura Club and vice visa.

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  • Boats and Planes

    As most of the Maldives consists of many Islands, the only way to get to them are by boat or sea plane, the cheapest mode being the boat which takes a bit longer, if you can afford the plane the views are spectacular.

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  • Speedboat to Makunudu

    Once you arrive at Male airport to be transported to your island, beware of the heat. Try to change just prior to landing into something a bit lighter than jeans.The speedboat to Makunudu was very pleasant and only took about 50mins.

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  • Seaplane

    You've got the choice between the boat and the seaplane to reach your resort island from Male airport. We were lucky again, only paid for the boat transfer, but got the flight. The transfer from the International Airport to Velidhu island takes about 20 minutes and you can enjoy the beautiful atolls from above.

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  • All this water....how to get around?

    The best and perhaps the only way to get around the Maldives is by boat. Yes, there are seaplanes but this is an expensive way to travel and only resorts which are far from the airport use seaplanes to transport their guests.Everyone else use the boat. You need to take the boat from the airport to the capital Male and the fare is US$1 one way. This...

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  • Seaplanes

    Seaplanes are fun! Seaplanes land near a platform a few minutes by boat from your island - and this is the least interesting part of the trip. The best part is the flight... barefooted pilots fly them very low so that you can enjoy other islands, resorts and sand banks in the middle of the ocean. Spectacular sights. We flew Maldivian Air taxi: 20...

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  • Dhonis and speeedboats

    Dhonis are the (modified) traditional Maldivian vessels. They are quite slow so they are only used for short distances: to go from the airport to Male, or in the resorts to go on day trips to nearby islands. Speedboats are used for transportation from the airport and your resort. Some are as big as yatchs!

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  • Speed Boats

    Speed Boats are the other option available for transportation in Maldives. Most of resorts have their own speed boats for tranfers of guests.Usually speed boats fare are expensive then that of dhoni. For just 15 minute speed boat ride to Giravaru resort from Maale they charge $75. Same is the case with other resorts.

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  • Dhoni

    Main mode of transportation in Maldives is by local boats called "Dhoni". From airport to Maale its fare is 10 Ruffiya per person. Its cheap and widley popular amoung Maldivians.Sea could be very rough and Dhoni could be very uncomfortable so incase you are sick or ill then I would not recommend you to use it.These days especially sea is very rough...

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  • Take your camera in your hand luggage

    As we left Duba for the Maldives at 0345, a couple of hours later, we were lucky enough to witness this amazing sunrise in the distance.So, it's a good idea to have your camera handy to capture moments such as these (as well as the islands as you arrive as shown above).

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  • Dubai Airport

    We flew Emirates via Dubai.The flight from LHR to DXB was around 6 1/2 hours, and then the flight from Dubai to Male was about 4 hours.I was glad for the break, and there is so much to do at Dubai airport, so you won't be bored, waiting around for your flight.Upon check in at Heathrow, you are given your boarding pass for both legs of the journey....

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  • Islands form the air

    Try to get a window seat on the plne into the Maldives is it will be daylight when you arrive.We did and the view of the islands is spectacular.

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  • Dhonis...

    You can rent a Dhoni for $30 per hour and go to the nearby islands. If you fancy a massage and your island does not have a Spa, call the neighbouring islands and schedule a trip there.

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  • Maldivian Air Taxis

    Just some info for people about to visit the Maldives and who will be transferring from Male to their island by seaplane:1.The excess baggage charge with Maldivian Air Taxis is USD 2 per kilo in excess of 25 kg. That charge covers both outbound and inbound trips. Your hand luggage will also be weighed. So, if you make use of, for example, the...

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  • Flying

    Of course u need a flight to Male' International Airport (more info @ www.airports.com.mv) and I've choosen a Condor one (www.condor.de, Condor is the 'charter' company of Lufthansa) from FFurt (in 2004 it was LTU).Then, depending which island u r targeting, u probably need a boat (better if it is a 'speedboat') to reach your target. The boat can...

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  • Don't Doni

    If you can - go by seaplane, if you can't then go by speedboat. The only alternative then left is the Doni. Believe me they are uncomfortable with wooden benches for seats - no padding for your bottom! They often have smelly engines with fumes that linger and can you imagine several hours of transfer time under those conditions? Look, this is a...

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