Riu Atoll Maldives

How to Get to Riu Atoll Maldives from Male International Airport

Where is Hotel Riu Atoll located and How do I get from Male International Airport to the resort? With a lovely location in the Dhaalu Atoll, Riu Atoll is one of the most loved resorts in the Maldives. A perfect place to be if you are craving leisure and adventure and loads of Maldivian feel. You can book yourself a stay in a lavish villa by the beach or overwater.

To get to the resort, there are two modes of transport available. In the coming sections, you can read all about transfers between Male International Airport and Riu Atoll. We have compiled brief info explaining the available modes of transfer, their charges, and a lot more related detail. So, let’s see!

Riu Atoll Maldives
Riu Atoll Maldives, Image Credit: Riu Atoll Maldives

Riu Atoll is nestled in the Dhaalu Atoll at a distance of 180 km from Male International Airport. Airport transfers are coordinated by the resort at an additional transfer charge, exclusive of the tariff. Let’s get to the details!

Domestic Flight plus Speedboat Transfer

To reach Riu Atoll Maldives, you can opt for transfers by domestic flight followed by speedboat transfer. From Male International Airport, guests need to board a domestic flight to Kudahuvadoo Airport which is the closest Airport to Riu Atoll. The travel time is 45-minutes by domestic flight followed by a Speedboat which will take 15 minutes of time to reach Riu Atoll from Kudahuvadoo Airport.

A speedboat transfer is required to finally reach the resort from Kudahuvadoo Airport followed by a domestic flight. Access to Moonima Lounge at Male Airport for arriving flights is complimentary. The standard transfer timings of Domestic Flight services are 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. The charges are mentioned here, let’s see!

Domestic Flight plus Speedboat Transfer Charges for Round Trip

  •  Adult: USD 395 per Adult for a round trip, inclusive of all taxes
  •  Child (3-12): USD 334 per child for a round trip, inclusive of all taxes
  •  Infant (0-2years): Complimentary Transfers (no extra seat is occupied)

Seaplane Transfer

You can also choose to transfer via a Seaplane if your scheduled arrival flight lands at Male International Airport before 15:00 hours as Seaplane flight services are available only during daylight hours. Let’s get to the transfer charges of Seaplane:

Seaplane Transfer Charges for Round Trip

  • Adult: 685 USD per adult for a round trip
  • Child (between 2 and 12 years): 342 USD per child for a round trip
  • Infant (0-2 years): Complimentary Transfers (no extra seat is provided)

Here is the webpage link to make a reservation for your overwater bungalow/villa at the best prices.

Additional Transfer Information

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It is important to keep the concerned team at Riu Atoll about your preferred mode of transport along with your flight schedules (inbound and outbound) for smooth arrangements. Do share the info at the earliest or a minimum of 5-6 days prior to your arrival at Male Airport. The complimentary baggage allowance is 22 kg of check-in luggage plus 1 single 5 kg hand luggage per person with paid seat. The excess over this weight is chargeable at the rate of 5 USD per kg.

John Mathew is a travel writer and travel enthusiastic, primarily interested in how to get to any place, hotels guide, resorts guide, destination guide, and worldwide travel tips.