Maldives booking and transfer info

Why do I need my flight details in order to make a booking?

Arrival/departure date and time are required to ensure proper scheduling of transfers to and from the resort, for all guests.

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What if I do not have my flight details yet?

If you don’t have your flight details at the time of the booking, please contact Agoda Customer Support at +44 (0)20 3027 7900, no later than 3 days prior to your arrival in order to ensure transfers to and from the hotel are properly arranged.

As the Maldives is an island nation, seaplanes and speed boats serve as taxis to your destination. Without this service, getting to your hotel is not possible.

Please note: these island transfers are coordinated by your hotel. All costs associated with this transfer service will be payable to the hotel at either check-in or check-out.

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What if my travel companion and I arrive on separate flights?

Please contact Agoda Customer Support, 48 hours prior to your check-in date, at +44 (0)20 3027 7900. We will inform the hotel directly. All island transportation will be arranged as per your arrival time at the airport.

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Will someone meet me at the airport?

Most hotels will provide representatives, to greet you at the airport arrival hall. If this is not the case, please approach the hotel contact counter in the airport arrival hall.

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How far is the airport arrival hall from the transfer departure points?

It is approximately 50m walking distance from the airport arrival hall. The ferry pier for speed boat transfers is just outside the arrival hall.

Check-in for Seaplane transfers is located at the arrival hall. A shuttle bus will bring you to the Seaplane terminal. Travel time is approximately 10-15 minutes.

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How long does it take to get to my hotel from Male Airport?

Island transfer time depends on the selected hotel. Speed boat transfers can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as 60 minutes. Seaplane transfers usually take from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Please refer to the hotel page on our site for more details.

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What is the schedule for island transfers and the luggage policy?

Speed boat transfers operate 24 hours per day. These transfers will be arranged by the hotel based on your arrival/departure time.

Seaplanes operate from 6:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., 7 days per week. However, schedules vary depending on the arrival and departure times of all guests on that given day. You must arrive into Male before 3:30 p.m. in order to catch a same day Seaplane transfer. Seaplane Carriers are independent operators which provide the resort with schedules in the evening prior to arrival and departures. As such, all schedule timing are solely at the discretion of the seaplane management. Each passenger may carry 20kg of checked luggage and 5kg of hand luggage. Any excess thereof is subject to the additional fees to be paid direct to the seaplane operator. The Carrier does not guarantee to transport baggage on the same flight as the passengers and reserves the right to refuse carriage of out-sized items as well as restricted articles and dangerous goods.

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What if my flight arrives into Male after 3:30 p.m.?

If you are booked on a Seaplane transfer, you will be required to stay overnight in Male. We recommend booking a hotel within close proximity to the airport.

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How do I get from Male Airport to my stopover/ layover hotel in Male city?

If the city hotel you book does not include airport transfers, there is a ferry located at the pier just outside the arrival hall. The trip costs USD 1.00 and takes approximately 15 minutes. Taxis are available once you arrive but most hotels are within walking distance from the arrival point. Alternatively, if the hotel provides transfers, their representative will meet you at the airport.

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How do I arrange my return transfers back to Male Airport?

All resort transfers are roundtrip. Please ensure that both arrival and departure flight details are noted on your booking to ensure that your hotel arranges your transfers accordingly.

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What if I miss my transfer?

In the arrival hall of Male Airport, you may proceed to the contact counter of your hotel for further assistance. If there is no designated contact counter for your hotel, please call Agoda Customer Support. The phone number is listed on your hotel voucher.

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What is Full Board/Half Board?

These terms refer to your meal plan. "Full Board" refers to breakfast, lunch and dinner. "Half Board" refers to breakfast and dinner, only. The hotel will specify as to whether drinks are included. Most meals are in buffet style.

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What is Bed Tax?

Bed Tax is a mandatory country tax. All hotels charge USD 8.00 per person, per night, regardless of age. Please note that most hotels already include bed tax in their room rates. However, some hotels prefer to collect the bed tax separately. If you have booked one of these hotels, you will see the additional bed tax listed in your total booking costs. Bed tax is for all nights stayed in the hotel, regardless of promotional details.

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