There are three types of transfers in the Maldives:
- Speed boat transfer
- Sea plane transfer
- Domestic flight transfer
All the transfers are group transfers and not individual ones. Domestic + Speed boat
This transfer is from the international airport to the closest domestic airport to the hotel. The guest will be received by the hotel representative in the domestic airport and will be escorted to the speed boat transfer to the hotel.
Guests in the international airport will be escorted to the check-in to the domestic terminal. Domestic check-in starts 90 minutes before departure. Some hotels will offer access to a comfortable lounge where guests could relax with drinks and Wi-Fi. Boarding will start 20 minutes before departure. *During the booking process please check if the hotel provides access to the lounge.
The time of waiting for domestic flight depends on the flight schedule and availability of the seats. The waiting time cannot be confirmed or discussed in advance and it could be between 1 to 6 hours. What the guest needs to know:
- The timetable of domestic flights could change without prior notice.
- The plane could make stops at other airports and may not be direct.
Seaplanes fly only during daytime from 6am to 4pm. They may make stops on the way at other hotels. The time schedule for seaplane transfer can only be known on the evening of the day prior to departure.
- The waiting time for seaplane could be from 30 minutes to 4 hours.
- Luggage restrictions on the seaplane:
- Maximum 20kgs per luggage.
- Hand luggage 5kg per person.
- For excess luggage charges will be applied during check-in.
The hotel, nor seaplane transfer company nor Exciting Travel Holidays will bear any responsibility for delays of the seaplane transfer during extreme weather conditions that might make the guest miss their international flight | or not being able to reach their hotel on time. Speed Boat
Speed boat transfer takes up to 90 minutes depending on the distance of the resort from the airport.
All the transfers need to be booked and paid in advance while the guest books the tour. Guest will not be able to book the transfers at the airport and hotels will not confirm the booking unless the transfer is paid.