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Some Maldivian resorts accept guests to visit on a days or day system pass. This is very convenient, because there is an opportunity to see several Maldivian resorts. And this type of holiday is also popular among those who travel to the Maldives islands by cruise ships.

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What is day use or day pass

This is a day pass that allows non-hotel guests to experience spa life. Spend the whole day on the resort island, enjoying excellent service (except for a hotel room).

Most of all, budget travelers who stay on the local islands of the Maldives, in guesthouses, like this type of vacation. For them, this is a great opportunity to plunge into the world of expensive resorts.

  • Usually resorts offering day use, located near the local islands: getting to them is quite easy. For example, many tourists depart from Maafushi, from where several one-day resorts are available.
  • At the luxury resort, you can enjoy all the restaurants, swimming pools, relax on a sun lounger, drink exotic drinks. Lunch is not always included in the price. Some resorts only offer free alcohol at lunchtime, while others give you access to an open bar throughout the day.
  • Often the day pass does not include water sports. But there are exceptions, especially for kayaks and other non-motorized equipment.
  • Booking a hotel for the day has an additional advantage: this is the only way you can navigate the weather and decide whether you want to relax that day at the chosen resort. Thus, you already understand whether it will be a rain or a sunny day.
  • Many agencies that help with day trip bookings require prepayment the day before the resort visit.

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Which resort to choose

Resorts do not always offer their guests all inclusive. When choosing a resort for a day trip, you should focus on a few points:

  • If the resort is far away from you, then the move itself can cost more than the cost of a day pass.
  • Free transfer to the resorts is carried out from Male, Hulhumale and the airport in Male. If you are in another location, check in advance how far the resorts are from you. If you are planning to get into the outback of the Maldives, it is more convenient to stay in Male first, having planned a trip to the resort. So the transfer will be free.
  • Usually the time of stay on the resort island is from 9:00 to 18:00. But sometimes the return flight may be later.
  • Resort departure times may vary. It depends on the transfer: tourists are picked up from different hotels. Therefore, the time of departure and arrival may differ slightly from the declared.
  • Most importantly, pay attention to what is included in the day package use.

Some hotels offer only the use of infrastructure. That is, you get a beach, sun loungers, use of showers and pools and other services. But meals in restaurants are paid. Their cost, of course, is higher than the prices in local cafes. But these are establishments of a much higher class than restaurants on local islands.

There are resorts in the Maldives that offer buffet lunches to their guests. Sometimes alcoholic drinks, snacks and lunch are also included in the price.

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What to bring to the resort

  • The main thing is to take a camera or a phone with a good camera with you: a lot of bright photos are waiting for you at the resort!
  • Take a change of clothes, swimwear, flip flops.
  • If you feel sick, don't forget your seasickness medicine: the transfer is by speedboat.
  • Take sunscreen, coral slippers.
  • Consider scuba equipment: bring masks, snorkels and fins. At resorts, they are usually rented out for free, on bail ($20), you need to pay $5 for fins.

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What a day at the resort looks like

  • They come to your chosen location. If you are in a hotel in Male or Hulhumale, a minibus pulls up, which then brings you to the speedboat parking lot.
  • Transfer can take 15-30 minutes. After that, you get to the paradise islands, you are greeted with welcome drinks and introduced to the resort.
  • You can absolutely freely explore the island, look into all corners, except for private villas.
  • Upon arrival at the island, you will be put on a colored bandage, which gives a sign to the hotel staff that you have purchased a day use.
  • Usually hotels provide free WiFi. So ask for the password immediately at the reception upon arrival.
  • If the hotel offers meals, check with the reception about the time of lunch and in which bars and restaurants they serve it. Lunch at the resorts is a large selection of delicacies both local and international dishes, freshly prepared seafood.
  • Some resorts offer to try water activities for free, but you often need to pay extra for them.
  • When the evening comes, when you meet the sunset with drinks, take spectacular photos.
  • Watch a musical performance of the boduberu. Participate in other activities - each resort has its own individual entertainment.
  • Check out the souvenir shop and in the evening a motorboat will take you to your hotel.

Tip: If you decide to celebrate your honeymoon at the hotel, book a table in one of the restaurants. You can usually find the menu on the website of the chosen hotel.

Asad Photo Maldives
Asad Photo Maldives

Price

As a rule, you can go to the resort for one day for a relatively low fee. Depending on the resort, prices range from $75 to $170 per person.

Hotels providing day use in the Maldives

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Rather, the hotel resembles an American cottage village than the Maldives. White walls under a tiled roof with panoramic windows are too unlike typical Maldivian motifs. The 4-star hotel offers fine restaurants with cuisine from around the world and noisy bars, a spa with rejuvenating programs.

Location: Velana International Airport, Hulhule, Hulhumale, Male. Provide combined transfer by speedboat.

Visiting time: from 11:30 to 17:30 (may vary slightly, the time of departure and arrival depends on the arrival and departure of other resorts).

What's in the package

  • Welcome drink
  • Lunch buffet
  • Soft drinks and water during meals
  • Sports activities (snorkeling, sailing, kayaking , paddle boarding)
  • Beach, resort shower use, towels
  • You can freely roam around the island and along the beach, enjoying the exotic beauty of the island

Cost: $125. Reservations must be made 1 day before travel.

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Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Club Med Kani Resort

Luxury Resort Club Med Kani is a tropical paradise with two kilometers of private beach. This is the most party resort in the Maldives, where all lovers of nightlife gather. Special Pride Club Med Kani - a huge number of water and land sports. Excellent diving with marine life and a wide range of water sports.

Location: Velana International Airport, or pick up from Hulhule, Male Hotel or Hulhumale Hotel. Combination is waiting for you transfer by speedboat.

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (departure and arrival times depend on arrivals and departures of other resorts).

What's in the package

  • Lunch buffet
  • Bar access (soft and alcoholic drinks)
  • Use of a shower at the resort
  • Sports activities (snorkeling, sailing, kayaking , paddle boarding)
  • Pool, beach, towels
  • Diving equipment
  • Free to roam the island and the beach

Cost: $170. Reservations must be made 1 day before travel.

Location: 30 km from the capital of the Republic of Maldives, Male. The journey takes 30 minutes by boat.

Club Med Kani Resort
Club Med Kani Resort

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Resort tree Vabbinfaru is the perfect island hotel for a honeymoon, anniversary or family vacation. There is everything: a restaurant, a bar, a marine research laboratory, a water sports center. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling on this tropical island's beautiful house reef.

Location: Pick up from anywhere in Male, Hulhumale or the airport.

Time: daily from 09:00 to 17:00.

What's in the package

  • Round trip transfer by speedboat
  • Welcome drink
  • Lunch buffet
  • Shower, towel, beach
  • Snorkel set (snorkel and mask) on request
  • Free WiFi
  • Free to explore the island
  • Free snorkeling around the island

Cost: $165.

Transfer: The resort can be reached in 30 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport.

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Adaaran Club Rannalhi is an all inclusive resort hotel. Swim and dive in the turquoise lagoon and explore the amazing house reef!

The island is located at the tip of the South Male Atoll, among the exotic collection of the Maldives. Its unique location offers access to pristine beaches, excellent scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities, and a relaxed environment.

This tour is ideal for passengers arriving from a cruise ship, those staying in Male city, Hulhumale, and those who want to join a holiday resort from the airport to spend their free time.

Location: Velana International Airport, or pick up from Hulhule, Male Hotel or Hulhumale Hotel. Combination is waiting for you transfer by speedboat.

Visiting time: daily 9:30 - 17:00.

What's included

  • Round trip transfer by speedboat
  • Lunch buffet
  • Free use of Wi-Fi
  • Shower, beach, towel
  • Beer, wine, spirits at the bar (unlimited)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cocktails at the bar (unlimited)
  • Soft drinks and cocktails at the bar (unlimited)
  • You can walk freely on the beach
  • $20 deposit for mask and snorkel, $5 for fins.
  • Free snorkeling around the island

Cost : $125.

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Adaaran Club Rannalhi
Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo

Vadoo has its own exotic reef, teeming with vibrant aquatic life. Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is a luxury resort in the Maldives that stands out among the best. Discover Adaaran Prestige Vadoo with an all-inclusive plan. Swim, snorkel and use the pool. A great opportunity to spend the whole day at a luxury resort.

This tour is ideal for passengers arriving from a cruise ship who are staying in Male City, Hulhumale. Free transfer is available upon request for clients staying in hotels in Male, Hulhumale and arriving from the airport.

Location: Velana International Airport, or pick up from Hulhule, Male Hotel or Hulhumale Hotel. Combination is waiting for you transfer by speedboat.

Hours: 6 am to 8 am, 9:00 am and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

What's in the package

  • Round trip transfer by speedboat
  • Lunch buffet
  • Free use of Wi-Fi
  • Use of the swimming pool, shower, towels
  • Beer, wine, spirits at the bar (unlimited)
  • Alcoholic drinks and cocktails at the bar (unlimited)
  • Soft drinks and cocktails at the bar (unlimited)
  • Free snorkeling around the island
  • Island walks
  • Enjoy the exotic beauty of the island freely
  • A snorkel kit (mask and snorkel) is available free of charge upon request at the time of booking. Deposit $20

Cost: $120.

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Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
Adaaran Prestige Vadoo

Angsana Ihuru

Resort in the Maldives Angsana Ihuru boasts one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. Dining at the resort is a delight: Riveli Restaurant serves a mix of Asian, Mediterranean and local Maldivian cuisine in the most enviable setting.

Location: Velana International Airport, or pick up from Hulhule, Male Hotel or Hulhumale Hotel. Combination is waiting for you transfer by speedboat.

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

What is included

  • Transfer
  • Welcome drink
  • Lunch buffet
  • Shower, towel, beach, sun loungers
  • Mask and snorkel rental
  • Island walks
  • Free snorkeling around the island

Cost: $160

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Angsana Ihuru
Angsana Ihuru

Adaaran Hudhuranfushi Resort

The island of golden sands and lush greenery is located in a secluded corner of North Male Atoll. Guests are waiting for 3 restaurants and 4 bars, an outdoor pool and a children's pool, a spa center, a diving center, a gym, a Chinese reflexology center. Nice selection of fresh seafood!

Location: Pick-up from any location in Male, Hulhumale or the airport.

Visiting time: from 10:00 to 17:00

What's in the package         

  • Transfer
  • Welcome drink
  • All Inclusive Morning Snacks (10:30 - 11:30)
  • Lunch buffet at a dedicated restaurant
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks ( premium alcoholic drinks and fresh juices not included)
  • All Inclusive Evening Snacks (16:00 - 17:00)
  • Use of the beach, showers, pools and towels

Cost: $125

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Adaaran Hudhuranfushi Resort
Adaaran Hudhuranfushi Resort

Centara Ras Fushi

Centara Ras Fushi, located on a pristine island of tropical beauty, operates on an adults-only basis, so guests over the age of 12 are welcome. Exceptional Service: The buffet offers a wide selection of European and Asian cuisine. This tour is ideal for those staying in Male City, Hulhumale and arriving from a cruise ship.

Location: Pick up from anywhere in Male, Hulhumale or the airport. The passengers of the cruise ship have chosen the place where the ship arrives.

Visiting time: rest lasts from 6 to 8 hours.

What's included in the package:

  • Transfer
  • Lunch buffet
  • Beach towel
  • Use of a sun lounger on the beach subject to availability
  • Snorkeling kit with a deposit
  • Some non-motorized water sports
  • Use of the shower
  • Beer, wine, spirits, spirits and cocktails at the bar
  • Soft drinks and cocktails at the bar
  • Free snorkeling around the island
  • Walking around the island, using the beach

Cost: $140

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Centara Ras Fushi
Centara Ras Fushi

Paradise Island

Imagine an island right in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with bright white beaches, a deep blue and aquamarine lagoon, and soaring coconut trees swaying in the breeze. This is paradise, or to be precise, Paradise Island Resort & Spa ! You will find restaurants, spas, sports facilities, tropical luxury. Paradise Island Resort & Spa will offer a gastronomic variety and an original serving of your favorite dishes of Italian, Japanese, local cuisine!

Location: Pick up from anywhere in Male, Hulhumale or the airport. The passengers of the cruise ship have chosen the place where the ship arrives.

Visiting time: from 10:30 to 20:30

What's in the package:

  • Pick up at Male, Hulhumale or Hulhule (airport)
  • Round trip transfer by speedboat
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch buffet
  • Use of the shower room in the sanatorium
  • Island walks
  • Free WI-FI
  • Use of hotel facilities (restaurants, bars, swimming pool, gym and private beach)
  • Free snorkeling around the island

Cost: $115

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Paradise Island
Paradise Island

Embudu Village

A small hotel located on a secluded piece of land in the Indian Ocean, it will be an ideal vacation spot for those who appreciate leisure, authenticity, tropical nature and scuba diving. The Embudu Village’s restaurant serves rich buffets, and the theme of the dishes changes every evening, so new gastronomic experiences are guaranteed. Available kayaking, windsurfing, stand- up surfing.

Location: Pick up from anywhere in Male, Hulhumale or the airport.

Visiting time: from 9:00 to 17:00.

What's included:

  • Lunch buffet
  • Free walks around the island and the beach

Cost: $110. Reservations must be made 1 day before travel.

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Embudu Village
Embudu Village

Malahini Kuda Bandos

Malahini Kuda Bandos is the perfect destination for beach and snorkelers with pearly white sandy beaches and easy access to the house reef from the beach. It has a pleasant and hospitable atmosphere, good 4-star service, resort entertainment and, of course, the incredible tropical nature of the Indian Ocean.

Pickup Point: This tour is ideal for those staying in Male City, Hulhumale and arriving from a cruise ship.

Time: lasts 6-8 hours

What's in the package:

  • Transfer
  • Beach, towel, shower
  • Bottle of mineral water per person
  • Island walks
  • Free snorkeling around the island

Cost: $75

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Malahini Kuda Bandos
Malahini Kuda Bandos

CROSSROADS and Dine at Hard Rock Cafe

CROSSROADS is the first extraordinary, fully integrated multi-island holiday destination in the Maldives. Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is not classic Maldives. One of the largest projects in the Maldives, uniting several islands. You can dine at Hard Rock Cafe, Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi Blue, Kinkao Thai Restaurant or Kebab & Curry Indian Restaurant. Adults receive a 4-hour free alcoholic drink package at Sansation Beach Club with beach access, and children receive a 4-hour free soft drink package at the same location. Swim, dream and discover the prestigious @CROSSROADS marina and anchor on the magnificent 30-berth waterfront.

Gathering place. This tour is ideal for passengers arriving from a cruise ship stopping at Male, Hulhumale, Maafushi, Himmafushi. As well as those in Male and Hulhumale.

Time: from 11:00 and 11:30 to 17:30 or 18:30.

What's included:

  • Transfer
  • Set lunch or dinner at Hard Rock Cafe / Kinkao / Kebab & Kurry or Nihonbashi Blue
  • Adults: 4 hours of complimentary alcoholic drinks at Sansation Beach Club with beach access. For a child: 4 hours of free soft drink package
  • Sansation Beach Club with beach access
  • Free WiFi access
  • Access to the Marine Discovery Center
  • Swimming pool
  • Equipment rental ( mask and snorkel) for 1 hour
  • 20% discount on spa treatments
  • Island walks, beach, snorkeling

Cost: $140

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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

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