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A guide to navigating the Maldives’ local islands for the adventurous traveller
You’ve heard others call it “paradise on earth”. What is so special about the Maldives, you wonder. You know you’ve got to see it for yourself, but you’re not interested in a curated experience. You want to explore at your own pace, to pick a random direction and just go and have flexibility over your schedule, your plans and your time. In fact, you don’t wanna plan it all out before you go either, you just want to see where the flow takes you.
Can the Maldives offer this kind of vacation? Most definitely.
Once you find your island, simply make a booking online, call the guesthouse or hotel, and let them know that you’re in the Maldives already. The guesthouse will arrange the transport for you. Most of the speedboats heading off to local islands will leave from the jetty near the Republic Square in Malé city. However, if you’re keen on taking a ferry to your local island, you can check the schedule on Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC). If you’re unable to find it, call them and check when and where the ferry departs. As exciting as a speedboat is, there is a special charm to a dhoni journey. The dhoni gives you the time to slow down and tap into the Maldivian groove. Note that the MTCC ferries do not travel to all the Maldivian islands, and if you’re travelling far from Malé, it’s best to arrange the transport through the guesthouse.
Now that you’re here
On the move
NEWS FROM THE ISLANDS
Follow the footsteps of the locals and experience the Maldivian way of life.
LOCAL ISLAND GUIDES
Swipe through our collection of island guides for your next Maldives holiday inspiration