Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 1. Where is the Maldives?

    The Maldives is a group of 1,200 coral islands located in the Indian Ocean to the south and south-west of India and Sri Lanka, respectively. It is about four hours flying time from Singapore to the east, and five hours flying time from the Gulf Region to the west.

  • 2. How do I get to the Maldives?

    The best way to travel to the Maldives is by air. A number of flights, both scheduled and charter, operate to the Maldives. 

  • 3. Do I need a visa to enter the Maldives?

    No, you do not need a visa to enter the Maldives. All travellers are given a 30-day visa upon arrival. To receive this, each traveler must present a passport (valid for at least six months), and a valid return air ticket to a destination where the passenger has permission to enter, together with any visa required for that destination.

  • 4. What is the weather like in the Maldives?

    Located on the equator, the Maldives has a hot, tropical climate with plenty of sunshine and a high level of humidity. The temperature fluctuates between 24C and 30C. The Maldives has two monsoons: the north-east monsoon occurs from November to April during the dry and sunny season, while the south-west monsoon occurs from May to October, during the rainy season. There are lengthy sunny periods even during the rainy season — Maldivian rainy spells usually last for three to four days, followed by a sunny period.

  • 5. What is the best time to visit the Maldives?

    The best time to visit the Maldives is from November to April, the clearest, driest and sunniest time of the year. Visibility for diving is also excellent during this period. For surfers, the best time to visit is during July and August. 

  • 6. How long does it take to get to Finolhu from Male?

    It takes just 30 minutes by seaplane or 20 minutes by domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport, then a short 10-minute speedboat ride to arrive at your island home.

  • 7. What currency is used on the islands?

    The local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa. We accept US dollars and all major credit cards.

  • 8. What time zone is Finolhu in?

    Finolhu is two hours ahead of Male time and seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. 

  • 9. What languages are spoken at Finolhu?

    The official languages spoken at Finolhu are Dhivehi and English. However we have many multi-lingual staff who can speak a variety of languages. 


  • 10. Is there a kids' area at Finholu?

    Yes, the Oceaneers' Club offers a range of outdoor and indoor activities for kids of all ages.

  • 11. Do you provide a babysitting service?

    Yes, babysitting is available on request and subject to charge.

  • 12. What is Finolhu's policy on photography and drone footage?

    Due to privacy laws, the use of unmanned aerial systems or drones is not permitted on the island. Drones can be left at TSMIC airport lounge and collected on departure. Photography is allowed for personal use.

  • 13. Is there somewhere to play soccer, basketball and other sports?

    Yes, Finolhu has a multi court where guests can play a number of different sports.

  • 14. Is Wi-Fi available?

     Yes, there is complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the resort and in all guest rooms.

  • 15. Can I smoke anywhere in the resort?

    You may smoke outside in designated areas but please note that all of our villas are non-smoking.

  • 16. Do you provide a laundry service?

    Yes we do. Please place your laundry in the bag provided in your room together with the completed form and your villa attendant will collect it. Express service is also available. Please note that we do not provide dry cleaning services.

  • 17. Is medical assistance available at Finolhu?

    Yes, there is a resident nurse on the island. If required, transport assistance can be arranged through the Mojo Agents.

  • 18. Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

    Yes we do. On arrival, please discuss any dietary requirements or allergies you may have with our Mojo Agents. Our chefs can then prepare a menu specially tailored to your requirements.

  • 19. Can I swim anywhere around the resort?

    We would advise you not to swim in front of your water villa when the sea is very rough as there may be strong currents. Please note that the maximum depth of the swimming pool is 1.2 metres. Diving is prohibited and children must be supervised at all times.