Transport in the
The Maldives being an island nation, water
transport is the most popular mode. Dhoani,
the locally made wooden boats are primarily
used for transport. Speedboats are also
used to cater for the tourism industry.
Speedboats can be hired as well.
Male' International Airport at the island
of Hulhulé is the hub for international
air traffic. From the airport, tourists
are transferred to the resorts in dhoani,
speedboats, helicopters and seaplanes.
If a visitor arrives with a booking at
a resort, the representatives of the travel
agents or the resort will cater to the
transport between the airport and the
resort. The national airline Air Maldives,
operates domestic flights to the other
four regional airports in the Maldives.
Malé and some other islands offer
taxi services. The taxis have a fixed
fee and the normal fare for a taxi in
Malé is MRF 15. Most islands are
small enough for a brisk walk to cover
Seaplane - widely
used for tourist transfer
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