Airplanes, trains and automobiles are more frequently used to travel in Europe or else where in the world, but how do I travel to other islands of the Maldives?
Islands in the Maldives are remote and separated by deep ocean, domestic plane operation made it more easier to travel now yet transportation here in the Maldives tend to be a little bit different story. Domestic Planes, seaplanes, speed boats or dhonis (local version of boat) are common modes of transportation in the Maldives. Domestic travel is a unique experience. The company providing domestic plane service is called the “Maldivian”, offers refreshing towels and light snacks during flight. Domestic flight is also an opportunity to experience the birds-eye view of the islands. From domestic airport to the other islands one can travel either by speed boat, dhoni or car to the desired location.
There are eleven airports in the Maldives including Male’ International Airport. Dharavandhoo, Kahdhoo, Hanimadhoo, Kaadehdhoo, Fuvamulah, Kooddoo, Thimarafushi, ifuru Airport, Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Maamigili and GAN. Hanimaadhoo to Northernmost in Haa Alifu Atoll. We travel to the other islands in the region by speed boat or dhoni. Gan International Airport in Seenu Atoll is the option to travel to the most southern Atolls. From here other islands in the atoll are reached by taxi and couple islands to be reached by Dhoni or Speed boat from GAN. We go via Kadhdhoo Airport to visit Laamu Atoll region and from here most islands are reached by taxi, speed boat or local dhoni. We go Kaadedhdhoo Airport to travel Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll region and islands in the region are reached by speed boat or dhoni.
The seaplanes will normally operate to resort islands, land either to the resort island beach or a platform nearby the resort then travel by a speedboat or dhoni operated by the resort. Resorts in the Male’ Atoll region can be reached by speed. Either ways its going to be a unique tropical experience to the dream destination in the Maldives.