Discover the pleasures of island life while staying local at Velana Beach, the premier boutique hotel in Maafushi.
Escape the tedium of daily life and explore the white sandy beaches and crystal clear lagoons.
Immerse yourself in the unique culture and warm hospitality of the islanders.
There are three different options to travel to Maafushi island - where your hotel is located. Please let us know your preferred option upon your booking or 3 days ahead of your arrival, so we can make the necessary arrangements and assist you.
Private Speedboat Transfer
SMALL SPEED BOAT
Price: US$ 180.00 (per group)
Number of passengers: 8 (max)
Time to hotel: 35 minutes Scheduled time: upon arrival at airport SMALL SPEED BOAT
Price: US$ 320.00 (per group)
Number of passengers: 18 (max)
Time to hotel: 35 minutes Scheduled time: upon arrival at airport INSTRUCTIONS: If you have requested a private speed boat transfer, upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the hotel.
Public Ferry Boat Transfer
Price: US$ 2.00 (per group)
Number of passengers: 18 (max) Departure Location: Near Villingili ferry terminal
Time to hotel: 1 hour 30 minutes Scheduled time: 15.00 hours everyday (EXCEPT Fridays). Its advisable to be there 15-20 minutes before ferry departure time. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Upon arrival at the airport take a ferry to Male’ (the capital city). There is a ferry to Male’ every 10 minutes. Take a ticket at the ferry counter. The price of a ferry ticket to Male’ is US$ 1.00 per person. The ferry takes 15 minutes to reach Male’. 2. After you reach Male’, you can take a Taxi to Villingili Ferry terminal where the Maafushi ferry will depart. Taxi’s will charge around US$ 3.00. If you have a lot of time you may choose to rest to spend your time in one of the many restaurants and Cafés in the Male’. 3. After you arrive at the Villingili Ferry Terminal area, buy a ticket at the counter to Maafushi. Ticket per person is US$ 2.00. After you buy your ticket ask for the Maafushi ferry. Its always safe to arrive 15-20 minutes before ferry time, so you have time to buy the ticket and find the ferry. After you find the ferry please reconfirm with the captain or crew if the ferry is going to Maafushi island. 4. We will greet you on arrival at Maafushi island.
Scheduled Speed Boat Transfer
Speedboat transfer takes approximately 35 minutes each way and costs US$ 20.00 per person per way.
Transfers are available 3 times a day as follows.
Male'/Maafushi Departure at 9:15am - In front of bank of Ceylon Departure at 01:30pm - In front of bank of Ceylon
Departure at 07:00pm - In front of bank of Ceylon
Maafushi/Male' Departure at 08:00am from Maafushi harbour Departure at 12:00pm from Maafushi harbour Departure at 12:00pm from Maafushi harbour Departure at 05:00pm from Maafushi harbour
Note: if your flight lands after 5:00pm, you will need to take a private speedboat transfer or make arrangements to stay in Male'. INSTRUCTIONS: The hotel will send you instructions on transfer time and departure locations.