How to Get to Vakkaru Maldives from Male International Airport [Guide]

Either you are looking for a perfect destination wedding or a break with your family or friends to unwind from the stress of your hectic and monotonous life schedules, Vakkaru Maldives make up for the perfect holiday destination in the Maldives. Be it the luxury of the villas, authentic cuisines, water activities, natural surroundings, or hospitality, your visit and stay at Vakkaru Maldives will gather you the best memories of the Maldives for life.

Whether you are traveling as a couple on a romantic break or in a larger group with family and friends, Vakkaru Maldives offers a superlative choice of luxury accommodation types. The resort gives you a choice of 113 beach villas, overwater villas, and suites with a beautiful blend of rustic charm and fashionable comforts. Have you booked the resort but are not sure about the transfers from Male International Airport? If yes, in this article you can find all about transfers between Male International Airport and Vakkaru Maldives Resort.

Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives, Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives

By Seaplane Transfer

To reach Vakkaru Maldives from Male Airport, Seaplane transfers are coordinated by the resort. The Seaplane takes about 30 minutes of travel time to reach your destination. The transfers are arranged by the resort at an extra charge which is not included in your stay package. Let’s have a look at the updated transfer charges by Seaplane:

Seaplane Transfer Charges:

  • Adult: USD 830 per Adult inclusive of taxes (Seaplane transfer only)
  • Kids: 50% of the adult rate per kid (between 2 to 11.99 years)
  • Infants below 2 years: complimentary transfers

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By Domestic Flight + Speedboat Transfer

Alternatively, you can also choose to travel by Domestic Flight from Male International Airport to Dharavandhoo Airport which is the closest airport to the resort. The travel time by Domestic Flight is 30-minute and it is also followed by a 25-minute speedboat ride.

Domestic Flight is the best alternative for guests with travel schedules (arrival and departure flights) falling after the working hours of Seaplane Flights. Lets’ have a look at the transfer charges:

Domestic Flight + Speedboat Transfer Charges:

  • Adult: USD 830 per Adult inclusive of taxes
  • Kids: 50% of the adult rate per kid (between 2 to 11.99 years)
  • Infants below 2 years: complimentary transfers

Important Transfer Details

Seaplane transfers are available only during daylight hours, so guests arriving after 3:00 pm at the Maldives will be transferred by Domestic Flight only. Seaplane Transfers can be arranged for guests with flight arrivals between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm.

You need to keep your resort updated about your flight schedules (arrival and departure) in advance or at least 4 to 5 days prior to your scheduled arrival at the Maldives.

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