Transportation within the Maldives is straightforward, even though the islands are dispersed across the third largest ocean on earth. Once you reach the Maldives, there are seaplanes waiting to fly you around the country. These seaplane flights are a magical affair as you will be treated to an aerial view of one of the most phenomenal tropical landscapes on earth.
Over the recent years the Maldives have embarked on mega projects to build airports across different regions of the country. In addition to the seaplanes you can now directly board an aircraft from the local airlines that will disembark you to the airport nearest to your chosen destination.
Transportation from the airport to your holiday getaway is additionally available through Speed Launches. These Speed Launches will deliver you a journey to remember and you can discover many islands en route.
Normally when you book for your holiday through a travel agent or directly from a resort, they will be present at the airport to receive you. In light of this, you can remain calm without any anxiety about reaching your chosen holiday spot, as everything will be arranged for you.
Transport Options in the Capital City
You can reach Male’, directly from the International Airport island Hulhule’, by embarking on the ferry boats operated round-the-clock between the islands. While in Male’, you can use, the local cabs for transport and sightseeing.
Most visitors prefer to take a leisurely walk across the island for sightseeing. If you find yourself driving a vehicle, remember that Maldivians drive on the left side of the road and the speed limit is 25 km/h.
Generally resorts offer buggy services to guests preferring a ride. There are no metered taxis available in Male’, but there is no reason to be concerned of, as the taxi fare is capped at a fixed price per ride. Currently there is also a public bus service operated in the Capital City.
Travelling between the Islands and Atolls
Commonly Boats and Speed Launches are used to travel between the islands and atolls. Maldivians are avid builders of seagoing vessels.
Get pleasure from the sea breezes and exquisite sights while travelling by sea. Local boats called “Dhoni”, which are powered by diesel engines, are commonly used for sea journeys.