Marhabaa and greetings from Maldives. My name
is Hassan and I am working as a guest service host in Kurumba Maldives. Arriving to Maldives
might be a big adventure for you especially if you are coming for the first time. So today
I am going to give you some useful tips which will make your arrival experience easier and
more convenient. Here I am at the Ibrahim Naseer International airport, lets see
what you can do even before you get off your plane. To make the process easier try to get
off your plane and get to the immigration lines as soon as possible. Long lines can
develop quickly. Make sure you fill the arrival card before you get off your plane or before
you reach the immigration counters. Arriving to the Maldives is quite simple, free visas
are given to all tourists upon arrival. After you collect your luggage you need to pass
through customs. Make sure you do not bring any contraband items. You cannot bring items
like pork and alcohol to the Maldives. At customs each and every piece of your luggage
will be scanned and these are some items which will be confiscated only to be returned upon
your departure. As in any other country please note that there are strict rules on narcotics
as well. I do recommend that you read the information on Kurumba website in the section
About Kurumba Resort Information. This has lots of pre-arrival information about
immigration and what to pack which will be very helpful for you. Right, so when you are
coming out of the terminal your resort representative will meet you and if you are going to Kurumba
myself or my colleague will assist you with your onward transfer to the resort. So in any case if
we are not there at the arrival to receive you, you can always come to the counters.
Every resort has a counter, so our Kurumba counter number is counter number 4. Right,
so if you have booked for the resort closer to the airport your transfer is more likely
by speedboat and if you have booked for resort far from the airport then you need to go by
seaplane or by domestic flight. Seaplane counter is right over there. When you come to Maldives
your airport representative will take you to the counters. Right so my colleague will
assist you with your luggage, lets head to our boat.
We have luxury speedboats for all our transfers. If you are coming to Kurumba you do not have
to wait at the airport for long time till we receive guests from other flights as we
have separate transfers for each flight. Most resorts offer either private of shared transfers.
When its shared sometimes you might have to wait for a little long till they receive
the guests from other flights. Once on board you will get a quick safety briefing. The
journey to Kurumba is only 10 minutes. Welcome to Kurumba! Once you arrive the
process if very quick. Before you arrive we recommend you to preregister, which you can
find on the top right side on our website. Please visit the link below.
Please have a sit. Thank you. Hello! Have your passport and voucher ready for the
check in. then we will give you a quick resort orientation. Our check in time is 14 hundred
hours and check out time is 12 noon. If you are arriving earlier we recommend you to book
from the previous night. This will guarantee immediate access to your room. Most of time
we can provide the room earlier and it depends on what time the previous guests are departing.
Otherwise we have shower room facilities, a waiting lounge and we will store your luggage,
and you are more than welcome to use these services.
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