How to Get to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa from Male Airport

Situated in the mesmerizing locales of South Ari Atoll, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers perfect holiday experience with its beautiful range of villas. The property offers luxury villas in different capacities and with different features. You can choose to stay at Beach Villas with terrace and Jacuzzi or stay with luscious greenery and tropical flowers in the garden villa or select a stay in an Overwater bungalow.

All the villas at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offer fabulous amenities and modern comforts. Coming to travel, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is at 25 minutes distance from Male Airport. Seaplane transfers are one of the most popular and admired modes of transfers available in Maldives to cover distance between Island Resorts and Male International Airport. Let’s read all about transfers in the coming sections.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa
Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa, Photo Credit: Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

By Seaplane Transfer from Male Intl. Airport

For transfers from Male Airport to Vilamendhoo Island Resort, Seaplane rides are available. The mandatory transfers by Seaplane are coordinated by the resort at an extra transfer charge. The travel time by Seaplane from Male Airport to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is approximately 25-30 minutes. Here goes the transfer charge detail:

From November 1, 2022, the return rates are:
Adult (12 years and above): USD 380.00, round trip, inclusive of all taxes
Child (2 to 11.99 years): USD 190.00, round trip, inclusive of all taxes.

To make a reservation/booking for your desired dates with good rates, don’t forget to visit our partner website here.

Sending Transfer Details

Seaplane transfers are available only during day light hours between Standard Transfer Times: 06:00 to15:00 hours. To enjoy smooth transfers, guests must inform their arrival and departure flight schedules to the Reservation team of the resort at least three days in advance.

For same day transfers, guests must arrive at Male International Airport before 03:00 pm. Guest reaching after 03:00 pm may have to book a stay at a hotel nearby Male to catch the earliest flight in the next morning.

About Baggage, there is a restriction of baggage weight for Seaplanes. For check in luggage, the weight should not exceed 20 kg per passenger and for hand luggage, a permissible limit of 3 kg per passenger is allowed. Any weight over this limit will be charged at the Airport at the prevailing rates.


Apart from awesome accommodation, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa also offer excellent dining options to its guest to  enjoy local as well as international cuisines.

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