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Transportation in the Maldives - Pick Your Ride for a Hassle-Free Vacation

Most of the islands in the Maldives are rather small and therefore, can be easily explored on foot. However, there are some more options as well.


Taxi service

This form of transport is more popular in busy cities like Male, the capital of the Maldives. Considering the hot and humid climate, some tend to opt for the more convenient and air-conditioned taxis for a seamless experience. The fare charges begin from 20 MVR and may increase during peak hours. One thing one must be comfortable with and understand is the fact that most taxis, pick up multiple customers on way. This is to be more efficient and cut down on traffic. The benefit is you get to split your cost.



This easily is one of the more popular ways to travel simply because of their convenience, flexibility, helps be healthier and also a greener option with regards to the environment. There are many things to do in the Maldives and one of it, is to cycle around the island and explore. It is the best way to reach every nook and cranny. If you get sore, simply go to a wellness centre at any hotel like The Residence Maldives by Cenziaro and de-stress and feel rejuvenated! What an ending to an already fun-packed day!



After all, the Maldives consists of many islands and therefore, the most sought-after mode of travel between the islands is by the ferry It is also one of the cheapest options. While it gives a completely different experience, one must keep in mind that they do not function after 6 pm. The average cost for each ride is around MVR 40.


Maldivian Dhoni

This is the oldest and still, easy way to travel. It would be best to hire one for those times you wish to go island hopping in the most traditional and locally unique style! The average cost ranges from MVR 1000 to 1500.



The most expensive one out of the list! However, the advantage of travelling in one is that you would spend far less time travelling. Though budget-wise, it understandably is the pricier option and is definitely a unique experience.



A public transport system that is run by the Maldives Transport Contracting Company. The cost of tickets starts as low as MVR 3 and the busses rain fairly frequently. Only a few trains operate on the island and therefore, it helps to have a map of it your own!



This is yet another expensive but less time-consuming way of travel. The cost is around MVR 3,500 and rarely exceeds it. Alternatively, you can speak to the local fishermen who might be willing to give a lift at a price that you deem is worthy. Share a few smiles, laughs and memories that will last a last time.



For those who want the Hollywood movie vacation experience and have the cash for it, go ahead and splurge on a yacht and organize a party on the deck! Live the luxury life for some time; after all, it is once in a lifetime opportunity!

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