Resort Transfers in the Maldives

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Getting to the Maldives : Speedboat, seaplane or domestic flights

The Maldives is known for its picture-perfect islands with tropical vegetation surrounded by white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons. For many visitors, seeing the atolls from the air is a fantastic experience … however it is also possible to reach some resorts by a domestic flight from Male to a smaller airport, followed by a speedboat transfer.

Below you can see how each of the resorts we feature is reached from Male International Airport.

Call our friendly travel specialists on 01752 880880 if you have further questions about any of the resorts featured or email [email protected].

Resorts reached by Seaplane transfer

On arrival at Male airport, guests will be taken to the seaplane terminal where some of the more luxurious resorts have their own private lounge.
Seaplane transfers don’t operate after dark or in poor weather, so it may be necessary to wait in transit at the beginning or end of your holiday. Baggage for seaplane flights is strictly limited to 20kg, plus 5kg of hand luggage.

Constance Halaveli, North Ari Atoll – 25 minute flight

Lily Beach Resort & Spa, South Ari Atoll – 25 minute flight

LUX* South Ari Atoll, South Ari Atoll – 25 minute flight

Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll – 25 minute flight (also accessible by domestic flight and speedboat transfer)

Atmosphere Kanifushi, Lhaviyani Atoll – 30 minute flight

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, BAA Atoll – 30 minute flight

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, South Ari Atoll – 30 minute flight

Constance Moofushi, South Ari Atoll – 30 minute flight

Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru, BAA Atoll – 30 minute flight

Mirihi Island Resort, South Ari Atoll – 30 minute flight

Filitheyo Island Resort, North Nilandhe Atoll – 35 minute flight

Reethi Beach Resort, BAA Atoll – 35 minute flight

Reethi Faru, Raa Atoll – 45 minute flight (also accessible by domestic flight and speedboat transfer)

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, South Nilandhe Atoll – 35 minute flight

Angsana Velavaru, South Nilandhe Atoll – 40 minute flight

Kanuhura, Lhaviyani Atoll – 40 minute flight

Komandoo, Lhaviyani Atoll – 40 minute flight

Kuredu Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll – 40 minute flight

Niyama Private Islands, Dhaalu Atoll – 40 minute flight

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Noonu Atoll – 45 minute flight

JA Manafaru, Haa Alif Atoll – 75 minute flight

Finolhu, Baa Atoll – 30 minute flight (also accessible by domestic flight and speedboat transfer)

Resorts reached by Speedboat transfer

Transfers by speedboat are usually very smooth when crossing atolls but can be more choppy in the open sea. It is possible that guests will see dolphin and other marine life during their journey.

Bandos Island Resort & Spa, North Male Atoll – 15 minutes by boat

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, South Male Atoll – 15 minutes by boat

Angsana Ihuru, North Male Atoll – 20 minutes by boat

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, North Male Atoll – 20 minutes by boat

Baros, North Male Atoll– 20 minutes by boat

Gili Lankanfushi, North Male Atoll – 20 minutes by boat

Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa, North Male Atoll – 25 minutes by boat

Huvafen Fushi, North Male Atoll – 30 minutes by boat

Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives, South Male Atoll – 35 minutes by boat

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, South Male Atoll – 35 minutes by boat

Coco Bodu Hithi, North Male Atoll – 40 minutes by boat

COMO Cocoa Island, South Male Atoll – 40 minutes by boat

Holiday Inn Kandooma, South Male Atoll – 40 minutes by boat

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, South Male Atoll – 45 minutes by boat

Makunudu Island, North Male Atoll – 50 minutes by boat

OBLU by Atmosphere, North Male Atoll – 50 minutes by boat

Vivanta by Taj – Coral Reef, North Male Atoll – 60 minutes by boat

One & Only Reethi Rah, North Male Atoll – 75 minutes by boat

OZEN by Atmosphere, South Male Atoll – 45 minutes by boat

OBLU Select at Sangeli, North Male Atoll – 50 minutes by boat

Resorts reached by domestic flight & sPEEDBOAT transfer

The domestic terminal is just a few minutes’ walk from the international terminal at Male airport. Domestic flights operate through the day and night, but may stop off at other islands en route to your destination. Baggage is restricted to 20kg of checked in luggage plus 5kg of hand luggage.

Six Senses Laamu, Laamu Atoll – 35 minute flight followed by 15 minute speedboat transfer

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Haa Alif Atoll – 45 minute flight followed by 20 minute speedboat transfer

Angsana Velavaru, South Nilandhe Atoll – 20 minute flight followed by 70 minute speedboat transfer

Reethi Faru, Raa Atoll – 20 minute flight followed by 30 minute speedboat transfer

Amari Havodda, Dhaalu Atoll – 55 minute flight followed by a 10 minute speedboat transfer

The Residence, Gaafu Alifu Atoll – 55 minute flight followed by a 10 minute speedboat transfer

Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll – 20 minute domestic flight and 15 minute speedboat transfer

Kihaa, Baa Atoll –  25 minute domestic flight and 5 minute speedboat transfer

Finolhu, Baa Atoll – 20 minute domestic flight and 25 minute speedboat transfer

Kandima, Dhaalu Atoll – 30 minute domestic flight and 20 minute speedboat transfer


Call us on 01752 880880 or email [email protected] to discuss your next holiday to the Maldives – all our holidays are tailor-made so we can put together a suggestion including the best flights and hotels for you.

We offer fully bonded and protected holidays, whether booked with flights via our ATOL 5615 or for accommodation only holidays with our ABTA Y5401. This means you can rest assured that your Tropic Breeze holiday is safe and secure.

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