• Ranveli Island Resort in Ari Atoll, Maldives

Ranveli Island Resort – Location


Ranveli Island Resort

South Ari Atoll, 00210 Dhangethi, Maldives

Area Information

Ranveli Island Resort is located within the South Ari Atoll in Maldives – a place known for its crystalline waters, untouched natural lagoons, and abundant marine life.

Get a glimpse of the underwater world with our magnificent house reef that is approximately 15m on one side and 60m on the other. But if you just want to chill with friends or family, you can stay at the beach and have fun among the sea, sand, and sun.

You can reach us from Male airport by:
Speedboat – 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on the weather
Air Taxi – Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) which takes 25 to 30 minutes. Air Taxi transfers are scheduled by Ranveli Island Resort in Maldives once flight details have been received.

Departure from Ranveli Island Resort to airport

  • Seaplane seats will be arranged by the operator between 06:00 AM to 04:00 PM based on your International Departure flight timing. The schedule will be given to the resort a day before your departure date at 06:30 PM. Until then, the resort will not be able to provide the seaplane check-in time.

  • For guests leaving the Maldives on an evening flight, a seaplane will be arranged by the operator between 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM. In the same way, guests with a flight schedule before 8:55 AM must leave Ranveli Island Resort a day early so the seaplane operator can arrange departure seats. For this reason, we would recommend the guests to find an accommodation in the Airport Hotel or anywhere in Male.

Helpful & Important Notes

  • Communication will be done exclusively through email. Updates, requests, international flight schedules and other important changes should be sent to info@ranvelivillage.com and cc. to reservations@ranvelivillage.com. Telephone transactions must be communicated and confirmed through the emails.

  • Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA/Seaplane operator) is an independent operator which provides the resort with seaplane schedules in the evening prior to arrivals and departures. As such, the schedule is solely at the discretion of the Trans Maldivian Airways management. The resort will not be held responsible for the varied waiting times or for additional costs incurred if the seaplane operator cancels the transfer seats due to bad weather.

  • Baggage allowance is 20kg checked luggage and 5kg hand luggage per person. Excess baggage is chargeable and must be paid directly to Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) USD 4 per 1 kg and a GST return for excess baggage or as per current Trans Maldivian Airways rates. A single luggage of 30kg or more in weight will not be accepted as per international standards.

Resort Transfer Rates – Payable at resort

  • Adult 12 years and above: USD 395 per person

  • Child 1.99 – 11.99 years: USD 270 per child

  • One-way Seaplane Transfer Rate: Adults USD 250 and Child USD 153. Infants below 1.99 years are free of charge (no seat) – minimum of 4 days is required to get 100% seat confirmation from the seaplane operator. Last minute booking transfer will be confirmed based on seaplane flight/seat availability. The transfer arranged by the resort is subject to international flights landing at Velana International Airport during seaplane operating times.

  • Guests arriving to Maldives on an international flight after 03:25 PM will need to find overnight accommodation at the airport hotel or in the capital city, Male.

Seaplane transfer advisory

  • Our airport staff will be waiting for the guest in the arrival hall to help with checking into the seaplane counter. Remember to collect the seaplane voucher/boarding pass from the counter. After that the seaplane operator will take you to the Seaplane Departure Terminal where you can wait for your flight to Ranveli Island Resort. Please contact us directly if you are unable to find the airport representative at 00960 7875632.

  • If you want to catch the daytrip for the seaplane, you must arrive at Velana International Airport between 06:00 AM to 03:25 PM. In case you missed the seaplane after 04:00 PM, please contact Ranveli Island Resort at 00960 9518701 (mobile phone) or 00960 6680828 (landline) immediately.

  • We will book seaplane seats for you 3 days in advance. In case of a full flight, bad weather, or late arrival of international flights, guests will need to stay in a Male city hotel at their own expense. Please inform us through phone or email about your location so we can contact you and organise the transfers for the next day.

  • Guests should be at the airport 2 hours before the scheduled departure time to Ranveli Maldives or be at the counter 15 minutes before the seaplane checking time.