Getting Here

How to get to Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is exclusively accessible via a 10-minute speedboat journey from Malé airport (Velana International).

Due to the short distance from Malé (4km or 2.5 miles), boat-only transfers are the sole method of reaching Kurumba Maldives. Seaplanes are not required for this journey.

Your Arrival at Malé Airport (MLE)

Upon your arrival at Malé airport (Velana International) and after clearing customs, you'll be greeted by one of the Kurumba team members holding a resort signboard. Once all Kurumba guests from your international flight have cleared customs, the team member will escort you to the Kurumba speedboat, just a short walk away. They are also available to assist with your luggage if required.

Speedboat Transfer to Kurumba Maldives

Speedboat transfer for Kurumba Maldives

Your resort guide will escort you and your belongings to the marina, where you'll board the Kurumba Maldives' exclusive boat.

Designed to efficiently shuttle guests to and from the resort, the journey typically takes just 10 minutes, minimizing any waiting time in Malé.

The speedboat provides ample comfortable seating for all passengers. While life jackets will be available for both guests and crew, they are not required during the transfer.

Rest assured, resort staff will handle the loading and unloading of your luggage, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenic ride.

Kurumba Maldives speedboat transfer map

Kurumba Maldives Transfer Prices in 2024


These are the current costs for transfers to Kurumba Maldives. Prices are per person for a return trip and do not include taxes.

  • Speedboat Transfer
    • Adult $50
    • Child $25
  • Private Speedboat Transfer
    • Adult $75
    • Child $38

Infants are classed as children for transfers to this resort. Children aged 12 or over are classed as adults for transfers.

Prices above are for guidance only, your actual charge will depend on the prevailing rates at the time of your booking.

Do I have to travel by boat?

In short, yes. Travelling to Kurumba via boat is the only option, as it is the closest resort to Malé International Airport.

However, if you wish to explore the Malé Atoll from above, seaplane tours are also available.

There are specific advantages to a boat transfer though:

  • Unlike seaplanes, boats can journey at night, alleviating concerns about late arrivals of international flights
  • Waiting for the transfer to commence is typically minimal, as the boat is often ready upon your arrival
  • Boat transfers are significantly more economical compared to domestic flights or seaplane transfers
  • You are only bound by the luggage restrictions of your international flight, eliminating additional baggage concerns
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