How to Get to Riu Atoll-All Inclusive Maldives [Airport Transfer Guide]

A well-planned holiday in a lavish Overwater Resort or an Island Resort is one thing that is top of our to-do list after having such a long period of depressing lockdown because of a pandemic. Our article is about commutation to one such lovely resort Riu Atoll located in one of the most beautiful atolls in the Maldives. How to Get to Riu Atoll-All Inclusive Maldives?

The luxury resort is located in Dhaalu Atoll and is at a distance of 180 km from Male International Airport. In this article, you can get all the info related to commutation between Male International Airport and Riu Atoll. Let’s see what are the available modes of transfer, how much they cost, and how long the transfer takes from Male Airport to Riu Atoll.

Riu Atoll-All Inclusive Maldives
Riu Atoll-All Inclusive Maldives, Photo Credit: Riu Atoll Maldives

By Domestic Flight + Speedboat Transfer from Male Airport

You can reach Riu Atoll-All Inclusive Maldives by domestic flight followed by speedboat transfer. It is a 45-minutes flight from Male Airport to Kudahuvadoo Airport which is the closest Airport to Riu Atoll. Followed by the domestic flight, a speedboat transfer is required to finally reach the resort from Kudahuvadoo Airport.

The travel time by speedboat is approximately 15 minutes. So, overall approx. 1 hour journey from the airport to this beautiful island resort.

Domestic Flights are available between these standard transfer timings: 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. Let’s see how much is the cost of transfer by Domestic Flight + Speedboat from Male International Airport.

Transfer Charges for Round Trip

  • Adult: US$ 376 per Adult, inclusive of all taxes
  • Child (3-12): US$ 318 per child, inclusive of all taxes
  • Infant (0-2): Complimentary

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By Seaplane Transfer from Male Airport

The other available mode of transfer from Male International Airport to Riu Atoll is seaplane. Seaplane flights are functional only in day light hours and are suitable for transfers for guests with arrival at Male Airport before 3:00 pm. Let’s take a look at the cost of transfer by Seaplane:

Transfer Charges of Seaplane for Round Trip

  • Adult: 652 US$ per adult
  • Child: 326 US$ per child (between 2 and 12 years)

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Additional Transfer Information

Both the modes of transfer are comfortable and equally enjoyable. The cost of transfer of domestic flight includes Lounge Services at Moonima Lounge at Male Airport for arriving flights.

Guests arriving at Male can relax at the above said lounge by the time their flight is scheduled. Also there is a luggage limit for flights; maximum luggage per person is 22 kg (check in luggage) plus 1 piece of 5 kg hand luggage. Over this weight, guests have to bear a charge which comes at cost of 5 USD per kg.

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