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Getting Around Maldives


Internal flights in the Maldives are operated by Maldivian (, linking Malé with provincial centres Hanimaadhoo, Kaadedhdhoo, Kadhdhoo and Gan.

Trans Maldivian Airways ( and Maldivian Air Taxi ( operate seaplane transfers from Malé airport to individual resorts. These services are also available for charter trips around the islands.


There are only roads in Malé and a couple of other islands where there are small tarmaced strips. Overland transport on resort islands is by golf buggy.

Road Classification

Travel on individual islands does not present any problem since few of them take longer than half an hour to cross on foot.


In Malé, it is possible to take taxis.



Visitors generally remain on their resort island for the duration of their stay, although island-hopping trips by dhoni charters are widely available. High-speed boats usually meet arrivals at the airport, supplied by the resort they are booked with, and boats are available for hire at the ferry counter near the jetty area. The speedboats connect the airport with North and South Malé Atolls.

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