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The Maldivian Islands are scattered like pearls across the Indian Ocean. For tourists, this is a real tropical paradise. The many resorts offer all the conditions for your perfect vacation. However, the Maldives have only one international airport. It is located in the capital - the city of Male. It is here that travelers from all over the world fly too. There is simply no other international airport to enter the islands. There is however a choice of internal transfer.

The farther your resort is from Male, the greater the distance, and with it the travel time and cost of the transfer. You need to get to more distant places by use of domestic airlines, or by seaplane to private hotels. The price of such a transfer, as well as a grueling journey of several hours, can be an unpleasant surprise. We offer you to familiarize yourself with the hotels in the Maldives near Male. They are separated from the main airport by a short, but picturesque journey on a Speedboat. On average, 20 minutes, maximum 40 minutes.

On wiotto.com you can find a Maldivian resort where the transfer is already included in the holiday price.


Male is the capital of the Maldives

Kurumba Maldives 5*

One of those resorts that has been building up its excellent reputation for several decades. The five-star Kurumba Maldives became one of the first resorts in the archipelago. It was opened in 1972 on the private island of Vihamanаafushi in North Male Atoll. After a complete renovation in 2004, Kurumba has started to play with new colors. There is an excellent number of rooms, including villas with a pool surrounded by a tropical garden.

In addition, Kurumba Maldives offers its guests:

  • seven restaurants;
  • first-class spa center;
  • the Majaa kids club with a varied program for toddlers and teenagers;
  • diving center and water activities for every taste.

Guests of the resort also note the very convenient location of the hotel near Male Airport, an excellent reef, free use of a kayak and the provision of snorkeling equipment for the entire period of the holiday.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: about 10 minutes by speedboat.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Bandos Island Resort & Spa 4*

The popular 4-star resort of Bandos is located on a private island of the same name, close to Male, the capital of the Maldives. This resort has many advantages that are worth noting. Among others - activities. Enjoy the Dive Bandos Dive Center with experienced multilingual instructors and access to over 40 dive sites. Sea excursions with dolphin and whale shark watching, snorkeling, cruises, various sports activities on the territory of the resort.

Bandos Island Resort & Spa also offers:

  • Relaxing treatments. The Orchid Spa offers a variety of massages (including a spa menu for children), a beauty salon and unique beauty treatments.
  • Diverse food. Several restaurants on the island provide an opportunity to fully enjoy local, European and Asian cuisine.
  • Leisure for children. The Kokko Kids Club offers active activities and fun games.
  • Wedding ceremonies. Organizing your beach event, romantic dinner and secluded sea cruise.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: about 15 minutes by speedboat.

Bandos Island Resort & Spa
Bandos Island Resort & Spa

Coco Bodu Hithi Resort 5*

Coco Bodu Hithi is a luxurious 5-star resort, recognized by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice 2020 as one of the Maldivian Top Rated Resorts with excellent reviews. The cozy green island of Bodu Hithi is suitable for both family and romantic secluded getaways. Snorkeling enthusiasts will also appreciate the resort. The island has a living reef with rich underwater fauna.

On Bodu Hithi you will find

  • extensive room fund;
  • variety of establishments;
  • dive center;
  • water sports of different directions;
  • a good selection of excursions;
  • spa and fitness center.

Atoll North Male.

Transfer about 35 minutes by speedboat.

Coco Bodu Hithi Resort
Coco Bodu Hithi Resort

Paradise Island Resort & Spa 5*

The private island of Lankanfinolhu is another attractive resort that has won loyal guests. This resort attracts with a good selection of restaurants, a luxurious spa and a wide range of water activities. A very varied selection of apartments and villas. Overwater bungalows are ideal for a romantic getaway on Paradise Island. With a variety of excursions, you will not get bored of a single day on vacation sea cruises, diving and snorkeling trips, tours in Male and nearby resorts.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: 15 minutes on a speedboat. It is one of the closest resorts to Velana Airport in Male.

Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Paradise Island Resort & Spa

VARU by Atmosphere 5*

The luxurious and sought-after resort VARU by Atmosphere on the island of Madivaru welcomes guests on an all-inclusive basis. This includes not only accommodation and meals on the island paradise, but also an incredible welcoming atmosphere. Many travelers note the professionalism of the staff, which makes their stay so unforgettable. The island boasts with a beautiful reef giving ideal conditions for snorkeling and other water activities.

The modern infrastructure of the resort includes:

  • more than 100 land and surface numbers;
  • 4 restaurants and a bar;
  • dive center;
  • SPA-center;
  • kids club;
  • open pool.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: 40 minutes by speedboat.

VARU by Atmosphere
VARU by Atmosphere

Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa 5*

The Four Seasons Hotel on the private island of Kuda Huraa welcomes guests with unrivaled comfort. The intimate atmosphere and the highest level of service are the main characteristics of the resort. An exquisite spa is located on a separate island. Four Seasons Maldives provides guests with the unique opportunity to embark on a stunning 40-meter yacht cruise.

The resort offers a wide range of services and entertainment:

  • 4 restaurants and 2 bars;
  • diving center with qualified instructors;
  • surf school;
  • modern business center;
  • kids club;
  • yoga lessons and gym;
  • swimming pools;
  • variety of water sports and excursions.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: 30 minutes on a speedboat. In order not to look for hotels near Male airport for a long time, pay attention to Kuda Huraa. The close proximity to the capital makes this resort ideal for those traveling to the Maldives for 3-4 days.

Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi 5*(Ex.Jumeirah Vittaveli)

The combination of modern comfort and unspoiled tropical nature is the main secret of the popularity of Maldivian resorts. The luxurious Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, located on a private island in South Male Atoll, has the same qualities. The infrastructure of the resort is developed at the highest level. In addition, villas with private waterslides have become its trademark. Another memorable feature is Ice Ice Maybe, the only ice skating rink in the Maldives. Ozen Reserve Bolifushi can be an ideal destination for both family and romantic getaways.

The resort offers its guests:

  • an excellent selection of restaurants with French, Mediterranean, Indian cuisine;
  • Lessons from PADI 5-Star Dive Center Instructors;
  • entertainment for children in a special club with an extensive program;
  • wedding ceremonies in a glass chapel by the ocean;
  • individual wellness programs at Talise Spa;
  • windsurfing, water skiing, sailing.

Atoll: South Male.

Transfer: 20 minutes on a speedboat.

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi
Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa 5*

Do you want to relax in the most amazing way? Then you should definitely pay attention to the fashionable Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. This is a secluded piece of paradise on the private island of Furanafushi. Paradise not only because of the white sand, palm trees and crystal lagoon but also complemented by impeccable service.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon offers:

  • ultra-modern beach and overwater villas and bungalows;
  • varied cuisine of seven restaurants on the island;
  • relaxing treatments at the elite Shine Spa;
  • ample opportunities for active recreation on water and on land;
  • Adventure Club for children from 4 to 12 years old;
  • diving center.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: 15 minutes on a speedboat. If you are looking for hotels in the Maldives close to Male, so that both you and children are comfortable, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon is exactly what you will enjoy.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Huvafen Fushi 5*

The 5-star Huvafen Fushi is the best place to go for romance. The resort is perfect for honeymoon and seclusion amid luxury, comfort and Maldivian landscapes. In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit the underwater spa center - the only one in the Maldives, and experience a massage according to the Beata Aleksandrowicz method. The restaurants of the resort offer delicious dishes from different cuisines of the world. A unique underground wine cellar, located at a depth of 8 meters, will surprise you with its design and assortment.

In addition to the above advantages, Huvafen Fushi has:

  • designer villas and bungalows with private beaches;
  • fiber optic infinity pool and seawater pool;
  • dive center PADI;
  • media gallery The Lair;
  • a variety of marine activities and excursions.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: 30 minutes on a speedboat.

Huvafen Fushi
Huvafen Fushi

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives 5*

Lankanfushi Island is a very small, but truly a tidbit of the Maldives. It houses the luxurious Gili Lankanfushi Resort with its incredible design. By the way, you can stay here exclusively in the above-water room. All villas and bungalows at the eco-resort are set on stilts over the lagoon. An atmosphere of complete seclusion in the bosom of ocean nature. Snorkeling and diving enthusiasts have an amazing swimming opportunity at the world famous Manta Point dive site, 10 minutes away. Gili Lankanfushi delivers the ultimate island getaway with the 2020 Travelers' Choice Award.

The infrastructure of the resort also includes:

  • elite spa over water;
  • several gourmet restaurants and an original wine cellar;
  • dive center PADI;
  • windsurfing school.

Due to its convenient location, Gili Lankanfushi Maldives has a wide selection of excursions: trips to local islands, sightseeing tour of Male, sea cruises with dolphin watching, whale sharks and much more.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: 20 minutes on a speedboat.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives 4*

The vast and very picturesque reef that surrounds the island on all sides is the main feature of the Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives resort. Luxurious beaches, dense tropical greenery and excellent infrastructure pull more than a solid four. Therefore, Cinnamon Dhonveli is often chosen for its price-performance ratio. The resort will appeal to both families with children and newlyweds.

What else does the resort offer:

  • variety of establishments and amazing cuisine;
  • beach and overwater villas and suites;
  • spa services;
  • fitness center;
  • open pool;
  • bikini beach;
  • live house reef;
  • good selection of excursions and entertainment.

Atoll: North Male.

Transfer: 20 minutes on a speedboat.


Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Velassaru Maldives 5*

The private island of Velassaru is one of the top Maldivian hotels, which is included in the Small Luxury Hotels of the World list. VIP vacation on a small, but so perfect island in every way. Here you will find stunning tropical nature and the highest level of comfort. To these you can add the hotel's convenient location close to Male Airport and a wide range of excursions.

Velassaru Maldives also offers a variety of water sports and the services of a local dive center's experienced instructors. There are about 60 excellent dive sites around the resort for exploring the depths of the Indian Ocean.

Atoll: South Male.

Transfer: 25 minutes on a speedboat.

Velassaru Maldives
Velassaru Maldives

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives 5*

For fans of rock music and beyond. The hotel is located on a separate island in the Embudu lagoon in South Male Atoll. The resort was awarded the Travelers' Choice 2020 medal for the level of service, extensive infrastructure and leisure facilities. The island has a large selection of restaurants of various world cuisines. So gourmets will definitely have a place to roam.

This includes a spa, fitness center, kids club and Rock Shop. In the latter, you should buy something themed or even change your image, at least for the vacation period :)

At Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, you can fall in love with music as a lifestyle forever. Each room has a state-of-the-art audio system and a perfect playlist. Guests are also offered free use of a Fender guitar, so that each guest can try himself or herself in a new role.

Atoll: South Male.

Transfer: 15 minutes on a speedboat.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi 5*

A relatively young hotel that has already become famous for its impeccable service. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is located on three islands at once. One of them is for private relaxation. In addition, on the other two, resort life is in full swing - there are 11 restaurants alone! In addition to the establishments, the resort has:

  • duplex overwater villas with private infinity pool;
  • the Waldorf Astoria Spa;
  • kids club with a water park;
  • diving center;
  • all opportunities for active recreation.

Atoll: South Male.

Transfer: 35 minutes on a speedboat.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Naladhu Private Island Maldives 5*

Another of the recognized resorts that travelers have appreciated. Naladhu Private Island Maldives provides an unforgettable vacation for two. A calm place with a secluded atmosphere, but many opportunities for a varied holiday. The resort belongs to the Anantara concept. Another two popular island resorts, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa and Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, share a lagoon with Naladhu. You can travel between the resorts on special small boats, with Veli the resort is connected by a pedestrian bridge.

Among the advantages of Naladhu Private Island Maldives:

  • Privacy. There are only 20 guest villas on a small private island.
  • The resort's spa invites you to a three-day program of complete mental and physical recovery.
  • A gastronomic journey. The three partner islands offer a variety of flavors in 7 restaurants of various cuisines.
  • Leisure. Excursions, diving, surfing, snorkeling, parasailing and other activities for the most vivid impressions.

Atoll: South Male.

Transfer: 30 minutes on a speedboat.

Naladhu Private Island Maldives
Naladhu Private Island Maldives

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