All tourists, including yourself, coming to the Maldives will arrive at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE).
Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is actually a separate Island near Male’ City. So the first thing should be getting to the City.
Getting to the City is quite easy.
After exiting the arrivals terminal you will be facing the sea.
Go right to the departure jetty.
You should find a big “DEPARTURE” plate on your way.
If unsure you can always ask the help desk inside the terminal.
You should get ferry closest to “READY TO DEPART” plate.
You will spend MVR 10 and a duration of around 10 minutes to reach the City.
When you reach Male’ get a taxi – a lot of them will wait you just near jetty.
Ask the driver to take you to the “VILLINGILI FERRY TERMINAL” which is on the opposite side of the City.
The drive will take around 8 – 12 minutes depending on the traffic and will cost approximately MVR 30.
Go to the terminal counter and ask for tickets to Maafushi Island.
The ferry is located left of the counter and should be easy to find.
Always remember there will be NO FERRY ON FRIDAY.
Ferry leaves Male’ at 15:00 (only one schedule).
If you cannot reach the ferry by 14:50 latest, try to find a hotel in Male’.
When you reach Maafushi Island the hotel staff will be there to greet you and escort you to the hotel.