Picture yourself lounging in a lavish overwater villa with glass floors revealing vibrant reefs below. Or learning to surf atop glittering turquoise waves. These daydreams could be a reality in as little as 10 minutes from Male’s International Airport when you book the Closest Maldives Resorts to the Airport with The Travel Makers, the best travel agency in Dubai for Maldives tour packages.

As one of over 100 resorts scattered across 1200 coral islands in the Maldives archipelago, deciding where to Basecamp can be overwhelming. If maximizing your beach time and minimizing travel time is a priority for your vacation or honeymoon, this guide to the Closest Maldives Resorts to the Airport will narrow your choices. Check out these dreamy resorts less than 30 minutes from Wheels Down in Male.


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Resorts 10 Minutes or Less from Male Airport

When seeking the quickest and most convenient access to the Maldives’ famous snow-white beaches and underwater wonders, you can’t beat these resorts just minutes from the airport: 

Kurumba Maldives

  • 10 minutes away
  • Direct speedboat transfer
  • House reef snorkeling, 8 dining options, water sports 

With the advantage of being one of the first resorts in the Maldives back in the 1970s, Kurumba enjoys a prime location just a 10-minute cruise from the airport. This pioneered paradise checks all the boxes with a house reef, activities like snorkeling and windsurfing, a kids club, and restaurants serving up everything from pub fare to gourmet international cuisine.

Bandos Maldives

  • 8 minutes away
  • Direct speedboat route
  • House reef, beach and water villas, 7 dining outlets

Even closer at just 8 minutes, Bandos Maldives gives you more time to play thanks to its proximity. This mid-range resort bursts with amenities like a blue-flag awarded beach, convenient water villas, a house reef, and plenty of food choices from pizzerias to fine dining. With the fastest access in the Maldives, Bandos is perfect for a long weekend escape.

Resorts 15 to 30 Minutes from Male Airport

While not quite as lightning-fast as Bandos or Kurumba, these island idylls deliver easy airport access often under 30 minutes:

Kuredu Island Resort 

  • 30 minutes away 
  • Direct speedboat  
  • Maldives’ only golf course, 11 bars & restaurants

Kuredu Island enjoys the title as the only golf course resort in the Maldives, as well as options for diving, water sports, and indulgent spa treatments. While further than Bandos and Kurumba, its 30-minute speedboat transfer is still impressively fast for the Maldives. Kuredu tempts with 11 dining outlets spanning cafes to romantic fine dining options.

Embudu Village

  • 15 minutes away
  • Direct speedboat   
  • Excellent value, yoga classes, house reef

In only 15 minutes you can escape to Embudu Village, known for its laid-back ambiance and affordable rates. Sink your toes in pearly sands, take yoga classes in a jungle clearing, or snorkel vibrant reefs directly off the beach. With 6 dining options and a no-fuss vibe, Embudu also appeals to couples and groups seeking a tranquil island getaway without blowing budgets.

Resorts ideal for Day Tripping from Male

Two additional luxury options lie close to Male, while just beyond the 30-minute transfer mark for overnighting. Both make fantastic day-trip options to experience world-class Maldivian resorts without fully investing in an overnight stay:

Biyadhoo Island Resort

  • 55 minutes total (30-minute flight + 15-minute speedboat) 
  • Single restaurant, barefoot rustic-luxe aesthetic

While Biyadhoo lies further across open ocean, the quick 30-minute seaplane flight followed by a 15-minute speedboat makes transfers easier than more distant speedboat resorts. Savor organic cuisine, sunset cocktails, and dolphin cruises at this chic and laid-back escape just 55 minutes from touching down at the airport. 

Cocoa Island Resorts

  • 40 minutes total (30-minute flight + 10-minute speedboat)
  • Overwater bar, gourmet dining, dazzling infinity pool

If budget allows, Cocoa Island dazzles with sumptuous villas perched atop turquoise waters, torch-lit infinity pools, and world-class cuisine. Also, treat yourself to indulgent massages, sunset stargazing from your overwater hammock, and exploring vibrant house reefs with just 40 40-minute combined transfer from Male airport.

Let Us Plan Your Special Escape

The Maldives awaits over 100 resorts to tempt island-lovers and aquatic adventurers. But why waste precious beach time and island-hop if you don’t have to? These Closest Maldives Resorts to the Airport give you the best of both worlds – easy airport access so you can maximize your time in paradise!

The Travel Makers can help you customize the perfect Closest Maldives Resorts to the Airport getaway based on your budget, style and interests with our handy online trip planning tool.  As the best travel agency in Dubai for Maldives tour packages and experts in this island-nation paradise just a short flight from the UAE, we provide exceptional service and insider advice. Contact The Travel Makers today to start planning your amazing Maldives escape!