Getting to and around Maldives

Getting to and around Maldives

Getting to and around Maldives

Maldives is a small country made of coral reef islands that are spread across the Indian Ocean. Known to be one of the best holiday destinations in the world, thousands of tourists visit the island nation throughout each year. Maldives has a tropical climate which makes it sunny almost all the time and has a natural beauty and a coral reef garden beneath the azure waters that is like no other. If you are planning to visit the Sunny Side of Life then there is not much you have to worry about as getting to and around Maldives is fairly easy. However, moving from one island to another is done via sea.

Visa – There is no need to make arrangements for a pre-arrival visa if you are coming to have a holiday in Maldives. A free 30 day Visa is issued to tourists of all nationalities upon arrival. You will have to have a valid passport and a ticket and enough funds to cover your expenses while you are staying in the Sunny Side of Life.

Getting to Maldives – The ideal way to enter Maldives and the easiest is by air. Plenty of Scheduled and Chartered flights from major cities around the world such as; Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dubai (UAE), London (UK), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Doha (Qatar), Paris (France), Singapore, and many more operate regularly to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Entering Maldives via sea is also possible if you are on a private yacht. However, you will need permission beforehand in order to enter.

Getting around Maldives
– there are three ways you can get around in paradise on earth; Dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat), Speed boat, sea planes (air taxis), private yachts, safari cruises.

  • Dhoni: Dhonis are one of
    the most common and oldest sea vessel used to get around from island to island in Maldives. Dhoni was essentially used for fishing but now are used as ferries to transport people from one island to another. Although, you will not climb aboard a Dhoni unless you are visiting a local island
  • Speed boat: speed boat is the main transport vessel used to take tourists from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport or Male’ City to their designated resorts in Maldives that are located close by.
  • Sea Plane (Air Taxi): to get to the holiday resorts in Maldives that are located further away from the local airport, a sea plane is used to transfer the guests. The main sea plane operators are Trans Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi. However, Sea Planes only operate during daylight and will not be flying after the sunsets.
  • Private Yachts & Safari Cruises: Yachts and cruises are used for dive groups or surfers that want to visit the best dive spots and surf breaks in Maldives. They arealso used for tourists that want to go on different adventurous excursions. If you rather stay in a luxury cruise rather than a resort and explore Maldives by travelling via sea then it is possible as well.

If you are going to a resort that is located too further away from the main airport then there are domestic flights that will take you to the closest local airport then transfer you to your resort.

Maldives is certainly an amazing vacation spot with tropical islands of pristine nature and luxurious resorts that provide the best Maldivian hospitality. There is no doubt that you will have the best vacation in the Sunny Side of Life.

To book a holiday at one of the best resorts in this tropical paradise, contact Budget Resorts Maldives.


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