Maldives - Getting Around
Getting around in the Maldives involves three options: boats, seaplanes, and private yachts. Planes operate regular schedules to many of the islands, none of which are more than a 45-minute flight away. Most resorts have their own boats to shuttle guests from the airport; these range in quality depending on the hotel and generally only operate during daylight hours. Visitors who want to travel independently and are not part of an organized tour must apply for an Inter Atoll Travel Permit from the Ministry of ATolls, and will need a copy of their passport and an invitation from a resident of the island you wish you visit.