homeMaldives travel guide > Maldives getting around - internal travel
Maldives guide
Traveler café 
Travel directory
Last updated : Nov 2009
Maldives Getting Around - Internal Travel
Maldives Internal Travel - Getting Around Maldives - TravelPuppy.com

Island Aviation Services operates domestic air services, connecting Male with Kaadedhdhoo, Kadhdhoo and Gan. Flights to Hanimaadhoo in the north are also available; however, these islands will not be on most visitors’ itineraries.

Many companies provide twin-otter and float planes around Maldives for guests. Transfer from the airport to the resort islands is an optional extra on the tour. These services are also offered for journeys around the islands.


Travellers usually stay on their resort island for the extent of their stay; however, island-hopping by ferries are usually available. Local charter boats are widely available for hire. Speed boats pick up arrivals at the airport, provided by the resort they are reserved through. Boats are also available for hire at the ferry counter near the jetty area. The speedboats link the airport with Ari Atoll and some faraway islands. The native people, however, are interested in things that affect their local area and tend only to travel to Male, and even then irregularly.


Travel on individual islands is not a problem since few of them take longer than 30 minutes to cross on foot. In Male, taxis are available.