After booking your Maldives Holiday Package, time to think about what to expect when you touch down at Malé Airport. This blog will cover on what to do when visitors reach the Malé airport, internal transfers, dining options in the airport, amenities, what to do if you are arriving late in the evening and even cover on what are some banned items in Maldives.
Read on to find out more
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1.) Buy a data sim card in Maldives
You can also get a sim card from your hometown; for example for Singaporeans, you can get it from Changi Airport. Nowadays in most of the resorts, they provide free WiFi. In the airport, if you purchase some food items, they will give you a password to assess their WiFi. Our personal take is to forego the sim card, get away from the digital world and relax and enjoy the nature of Maldives with your love ones
2.) Stay in an airport transit hotel if you arrive late in the evening or late at night.
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3.) Money changer at the airport
4.) Remember to arrange your internal transport to your dream resort
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The domestic airport on Hulhulé island is just a 2 mins walk from the international airport terminal. This domestic airport connects you to all the other major domestic airport all around Maldives. Typically your resort guest officer will be at the international terminal to welcome you. They will bring you to the domestic terminal lounge to wait for your flight. There at the lounge, they serve some basic hot meals and free flow of drinks foc…. bon appetit!! There are lounge staff who will provide you with a free wifi password, and will inform you when your flight is ready. Simply just sit down and relax.
5.) Dining at Male Airport
6.) Banned items at the airport
Maldives is a strict Muslim country. To avoid the hassle, do not bring in pork products, alcohol etc. If you are making a trip to the local island:
All the above rules do not apply on resort islands ! While on the resort island, there are restaurant that prepare pork dishes. If you are taking the Maldives honeymoon all inclusive package, usually it includes free flow of alcohol ! You can wear bikini, shorts on the resort island but do note that nude sunbathing is strongly discourage even at the resort island.
7.) Pre arrival visa is not required in Maldives
Now that you have read on our tips for first timers to Maldives airport, its time to continue your Maldives holiday in the individual luxury resorts ! We have added one more bonus tips are you embark on your Maldives holiday:
8.) Don’t bother about bringing shoes to Maldives