Twenty Five Resortsyou can Easily Reach by Boat Transfers
Maldives, being a collection of resplendent islands, the only way possible to reach them is either by boat or by aircraft. However, the most common way of travelling between resorts and islands is by boat. Here are the resorts that can be reached by boat, the transfer time, and approximately how much it would cost per person.
30 Minutes or Under
1. Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Hard Rock Hotel is located close to the Velana International Airport. It can be reached in 15 minutes via speedboat. A round trip would cost USD 148 per adult and USD 74 per child.
2. Jumeirah Vittaveli
A speedboat to Jumeirah Vittaveli can only be taken from the Velana International Airport. It will cost USD 340 per adult and USD 170 per child for a round trip. The journey will take approximately 20 minutes.
3. Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Speedboat services are available at Velana International Airport and a round trip would cost USD 200 per adult and USD 100 per child. A one-way trip would take around 25 minutes.
4. Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort
You can reach this resort via speedboat from Velana International Airport, and would take around 20 minutes for a one-way trip. A round trip cost per adult would be around USD 85 and USD 42.50 per child.
5. Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
A speedboat transfer can get you to the resort in 15 minutes. An all-inclusive round trip (including taxes and service charge) would cost USD 130 per adult and USD 65 per child.
6. Kandima Maldives
The speedboat ride will take around 15 minutes. Moreover, a round trip for an adult would cost USD 350 and USD 290 per child.
7. Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Reaching Paradise Island Resort & Spa is a 20-minute journey by speedboat from the Velana International Airport. The cost of a round trip would be around USD 119 per adult and USD 59 per child.
8. Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives
The speedboat ride takes upto 20 minutes, starting from the Velana International Airport. A round trip is USD 180 for an adult and USD 90 for a child.
9. SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection By Hilton
A boat transfer would cost USD 148 per adult, and USD 74 for a child. The total time taken for a one-way journey is around 15 minutes.
10. Kurumba Maldives
If you are travelling from Male, a round trip would cost USD 111 per adult and USD 55.50 per child. This trip would generally last for 10-15 minutes. On the other hand, you can also hire private speedboats to the island which would cost more (USD 185 per adult and USD 92 per child).
45 Minutes or Under
11. Meeru Island Resort & Spa
This island resort can only be reached via speedboat from the Velana International Airport. The average time taken to reach the resort is around 45 minutes. Furthermore, round trip rates for an adult is USD 160 for adults and USD 80 for adults.
12. Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
Speedboat transfers are the only option here. A round trip would cost USD 229 per adult and USD 115 per child. The journey will take around 45 minutes.
13. VARU by Atmosphere – North Male Atoll
It is a 40-minute speedboat journey from the Velana International Airport. It would cost USD 260 per adult and USD 130 per child. Keep in mind that these costs are for return trips.
14. OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo
A round trip speedboat transfer would cost USD 280 per adult and USD 140 per child. Keep in mind that the time taken to reach the resort will take around 45 minutes from Velana International Airport.
15. Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi
You are not necessarily transferred via speedboat but it is a shared transfer on the resort’s yacht. This would cost USD 350 plus taxes and service charges per adult, and would cost USD 100 plus 23.2% tax and service charge for a child. Keep in mind that these rates are only for a one-way trip. You will reach your destination in 40 minutes.
16. Fihalhohi Island Resort
Speedboat transfers can be taken from the Velana International Airport for USD 150 per adult and USD 75 (round trip inclusive of taxes). The estimated transfer time to the resort is around 45 minutes.
17. Adaaran Prestige Water Villas
You can take the slow boat (dhoni), which will get you to the resort in 40 minutes. This would cost USD 275 per adult and USD 138 per child.
18. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Speedboat transfers would cost USD 258.72 per adult for a return trip, and would take around 30 minutes. Keep in mind that this service is only available when travelling from Velana International Airport.
19. Adaaran Club Rannalhi
You can reach this resort in 45 minutes via speedboat from the Velana International Airport. This would cost USD 150 per adult and USD 75 per child.
Under 1 Hour
20. Fairmont Maldives
Speedboat transfers are only available from the Hanimadhoo Airport. Therefore, if you are coming from Velana International Airport, you will have to board a domestic flight to Hanimadhoo. The total cost of the service, including the flight, will come to around USD 680 for adults and USD 515 per child. The time taken to reach the destination is around 50 minutes.
21. OBLU SELECT at Sangeli
A round trip from the Velana International Airport would cost USD 270 per adult and USD 135 per adult. The time taken to reach the resort is around 50 minutes.
22. Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa
Reaching this resort would take around 50 minutes from the Velana International Airport. A round trip cost would be USD 85 per adult and USD 42.50 per child.
Over 1 Hour
23. Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives
You can reach this resort directly from Velana International Airport itself. The resort can be reached in 75 minutes by speedboat. Moreover, a round trip would cost USD 250 for adults and USD 125 for children.
24. Kuramathi Maldives
This service is available at the Velana International Airport. A round trip would cost USD 124.75 per adult and USD 50 per child. The estimated transfer time is around 90 minutes.
25. Dhigali Maldives
Speedboat transfers are only available at the Dharanvadoo domestic airport and it takes 110 minutes to reach the resort. A round trip would cost USD 450 per adult and USD 340 per child.
Of course, the rates are subject to change depending on the taxes and service charges. Regardless, this will give you a good idea of where the boat service is available from, an approximate cost for your transfers and the time taken to reach your destination. Depending on your budget and duration of stay in the Maldives, you can plan out your holiday!