Many resorts offer bicycle rental. It is a pleasant way to explore the resort islands however certainly
not Ayo recommended in Malé.
Popular and effective in Malé and Addu for a comfortable and air-conditioned ride. Only necessary for longer trips with a lot of luggage such as from the airport to a selected destination in Malé, otherwise the best way to get around is on foot. Traffic in Malé is very hectic but the taxi drivers are used to it and get around safely.
The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) is limited to certain routes but is cheaper than a taxi. Bus transportation is only available in the larger cities and not on the resort islands.
Ferries are the cheapest way to travel between the Maldivian islands and are also referred to as water taxis. Traveling with a ferry is a form of transportation used by natives and tourists alike. A ferry trip is necessary when going from the airport island to Malé. These ferries run regularly but are quite a slow mode of transportation.
Speedboat fares are quite expensive. The price depends on the resort and the distance to be covered. A speedboat trip is often essential when traveling to the resort islands. If you suffer from sea sickness, this may not be the best mode of transportation for you. However, if not, then transportation via speedboat is a very fun and exciting way to get around in the Maldives.
If you are traveling with a bigger budget, a yacht is certainly one of the best modes of local transportation in the Maldives. They provide access to isolated reefs and the remote islands and make for a lovely day trip.
Seaplanes are often necessary to get from the airport island to the resorts and vice versa. They fly on demand which means there is no regular flight plan. The seaplanes on the Maldives don’t fly past 5pm so be sure to plan your flight into Malé early enough so that you can continue your travels to your resort and don’t have to stay overnight in Malé. Seaplanes offer an exceptional view of the beautiful shades of blue in the Maldives from the air.