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Maldives is served by Male Intl Airport (Male)

Arriving in the Maldives

Cheap flights to the Maldives provide individuals with affordable access to a beautiful area full of things to do. Most visitors arrive by plane through the Male International Airport (MLE.) The airport is on Hulhule Island next to the capital of Male. This is an international airport with flights coming in from China, Dubai, Sri Lanka and numerous other airports from the Southeastern portion of Asia. Some charter flights arrive from Europe. It is possible to take a connecting flight in as well.

Additionally, there are Maldives flights that go through the Gan Airport (GAN). This airport sits on Addu, which is a southern atoll. This airport is smaller, but it does have a connecting flight coming in from Milan throughout the week.

Getting Around the Maldives

Once Maldives flights arrive, you need to travel to the area you plan to visit. You can do this by boat, seaplane or private yacht. Keep in mind that boats are like cars here in terms of the easy transport they provide. Yachts, on the other hand, are often what tourists use to get around. Air taxi services are also available from the Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways operators, both of which are private providers.

Once you arrive at your destination, some cars may be available, depending on where you are in the Maldives. Many locals use bikes or scooters. It's also possible to walk from one destination to the next. You will find that navigating the area is not difficult to do.

Main Attractions in the Maldives

The main attractions in the Maldives will encourage you to relax and unwind. Diving and snorkelling are two main attractions. With hundreds of coral reefs to explore, especially in the area surrounding Male, it's well worth exploring this region. Surfing is also popular from March through October. There are many areas to do so, but the best surf brakes are on the southeastern portion of Male.

There are numerous resorts throughout the Maldives. Visitors will find it easy to enjoy the beaches. One of the best beaches in the area is Veligandu Island Beach. You may wish to visit the National Museum on Male, Manta Point for the fantastic marine wildlife and Hukuru Miskiiy, which is an old mosque. 

Shopping, Dining and Night Life in the Maldives

Cheap flights to Maldives allow you to enjoy more than the outdoors, though. You may want to escape the hot temperatures with some shopping. Be sure to walk through the various open markets and bazaars. Majeedhee Magu is the main shopping area where you'll find practically everything you need or want.

For meals, be sure to visit the main island of Male. You will find a variety of foods to eat here, including a range of Asian options. Try a location such as Athama Palace, which offers very spicy Indian cuisine. You may also want to check out the smaller family owned restaurants and those at the resorts. Dancing is a popular activity at night. Be sure to visit any of the clubs throughout the area. Invest in cheap tickets to the Maldives and explore all of these destinations.

Flight stats for Maldives - did you know?
  • Maldives is 3 km from Male Intl Airport (Male).
  • Male Intl Airport (Male)
    • Right now, 44 airlines operate out of Male Intl Airport.
    • Male Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 38 cities.
    • Every week, at least 0 domestic flights and 560 international flights depart from Male Intl Airport.

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