Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas

How do I get to Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas from Male International Airport

Situated on the beautiful private island of Kedhigandu, Riu Palace Maldives is an idyllic vacation for families, couples, and even groups. The luxury offers a nice range of more than 150 villas with unique features like a junior suite, private pool, swim-up bar finest amenities, fine dining with live cooking options, water sports, and a lot more.

How far is RIU Maldives from Male Airport? Riu Palace Maldives is located at a distance of 180 km from Male International Airport. How do you get from Riu Palace Maldives to Male International Airport or from Male Airport to Riu Palace? Find in the coming sections of this article, all about transfers between Male International Airport and Riu Palace Maldives. You can read here about the available modes of transfer, charges, baggage allowance, and more important details. So, let’s see!

Hotel Riu Palace Maldivas
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How do I get to Hotel Riu Palace Maldives from Male International Airport?

Transfer arrangements are coordinated by the resort at an additional transfer charge. Riu Palace Maldives is accessible by the following modes of transfer:

Transfers by Seaplane

On your arrival at Male International Airport, you will be guided by one of the airport representatives of Riu Palace about transfers. The guest first needs to reach the Seaplane terminal by bus, which is located at Male International Airport at a 1 km distance. A Seaplane flight takes approximately 40 minutes of time for transfers from Male Airport to Riu Palace Maldives. Here are the details of the charges:

Seaplane Transfer Charges

  • Adult: USD 652 for a  round trip per adult
  • Child (2 to 12 years): USD 326 for a  round trip per child
  • Infants (0- 1.99 years): Complimentary transfers as no extra seat is occupied

Note: Seaplane transfers are available only during daylight hours.

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Transfers by Domestic Flight plus Speedboat

Guests can also avail of transfers by Domestic flight from Male International Airport to Kudahuvadoo Airport followed by a Speedboat transfer to reach Riu Palace Maldives. The total travel time by this mode of transfer is about an hour, precisely about 45 minutes by plane and 15 minutes by speedboat. Transfer charges are mentioned below:

Transfer Charges of Domestic Flight + Speedboat

  • Adult: USD 376 per adult for a round trip, inclusive of all taxes
  • Child (3-12): USD 318 per child for a round trip, inclusive of all taxes.
  • Infant (0-2): Complimentary Transfers

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Additional Transfer Info

Domestic Flight transfers are available from morning to night between these Standard Transfer Timings- 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to Moonima Lounge during the waiting time.

About the Baggage allowance, the Complimentary luggage allowance on a domestic flight is 22 kg with dimensions not more than 158cm or 62 inches plus 1 hand luggage of a maximum of 5 kg with dimensions not exceeding 55 x 20 x 40 cm. Over this weight charges at the rate of USD 5 per kg are levied. Also, as infants (0- 1.99 years) are not entitled to any seat, there is no complimentary baggage allowance for them as well.

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