· · · ·

Top 5 resorts in the Maldives that can be reached by seaplane

The Maldives is known for its beautiful beaches, pristine lakes and luxurious accommodation. However, to reach some of the best places to stay in the Maldives, you will need to make use of a seaplane. These are our top 5 resorts that can only be reached by air. Your seaplane will take you to the resort you intend to stay in.

1. Conrad Rangali Island

The Conrad Rangali Island in Maldives is owned by Hilton Worldwide. If you’re looking to stay in a luxury destination that’s owned by a familiar brand, this resort could be perfect for you. There are several things that you can do while you stay in this resort. You can go fishing, diving, windsurfing, canoeing, and more. There is also a sauna and options for a massage service. There’s a tennis court, a swimming pool, a hair salon, a cooking class, and a lot more. One of the highlights of the stay in Conrad is the Underwater restaurant – you can literally feel that you are having a meal underwater with the beautiful marine life. You’ll never be bored when you’re in this resort.

2. Hurawalhi

Hurawalhi is situated on a private island within the Lhaviyani Atoll in Maldives. This place is known for being tranquil, and for hosting spots of excitement as well. Whether you want a comfortable vacation or you want a taste of adventure, you’ll find it here. To visit Hurawalhi, everyone in your group must be at least fifteen years old. The nearest airport is the Malé airport. From there, hop on a seaplane and visit Hurawalhi.

3. Lux Maldives

The Lux South Ari Atoll is one of the most beautiful resorts to stay in, within the Maldives. This resort is around 104 kms away from the Maldives International Airport. If you use a seaplane, then you’ll be able to reach the resort within thirty minutes. The resort has some of the best Water Villas and Beach Villas in the Maldives that are affordable compared to Maldives standards.

4. Soneva Jani

Soneva Jani can be found in the Medhufaru region of the Maldives. It’s near the Noonu Atoll. This is a private archipelago that includes the Madhufaru island as well as five islets. Four of these islets are untouched by humans. Experience the best of water luxury at Soneva Jani. Some of the Villas have slides making it truly a unique stay. If you’re planning on visiting Soneva Jani, then leave your shoes at home. Here, you’re expected to feel the sands between your toes.

5. Lily Beach Resort And Spa

The Lily Beach Resort and Spa is a great place to visit on your next trip to the Maldives. With adult-only pools and restaurants, this destination is better suited for groups with only adults. The Lily Beach Resort and Spa is situated on the Huvahendoo private island, situated within the South Ari Atoll. In 2019 and 2020, Trip Advisor awarded this resort the prize for Best All-Inclusive Resort within Maldives, as well in Asia.

Jay Kajaria is Founder of Bespoke India Holidays. Bespoke India Holidays is an award-winning company that specialises in creating luxury trips to India and the subcontinent.

If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Jay Kajaria

Jay Kajaria is the Director of Erudite Travel Consultants LLP – the company that owns Bespoke India Holidays. The company specializes in offering high quality bespoke tours, offbeat experiences to guests traveling to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Dubai and Southeast Asia region. The company has received National Tourism Award and has been nominated as a leading Luxury tour operator in Asia by World Travel Awards for year 2020, 2021 and 2022. Erudite Travel Consultants LLP is a responsible travel company focusing on community tourism, animal friendly tours, reducing carbon footprint and engaging in CSR initiatives.

Did you enjoy this article?

Receive similar content direct to your inbox.


  1. While it isn’t a necessity to take a seaplane to truly enjoy the Maldives, it does add a certain thrill to the overall experience. Flying over the idyllic islands does set the tone for the rest of your stay in the Maldives.

  2. There’s always been a real sense of romance and adventure to seaplane travel. For me it’s the only way to arrive in style in the Maldives.

    1. I’ve only been to the Maldives once and our transfer was by boat. Friends who’ve had seaplane transfers say that it really is the best way to see the Maldives spread out ahead of you.

    2. I’ve done both air and sea transfers to Maldives islands and in my book seaplane is the only way to arrive.

      For me the views that you get as you fly in are one of the highlights, if not the highlight of the trip.

  3. My wife and I only have to see a boat and we start to feel sea-sick. It would have to be an air transfer for us.

  4. Maldives has always been on my bucketlist and now finally I amm gonna be at my most favourite place. Definitely gonna visit one of these resorts. Very helpful thanks for sharing!!!

  5. In my mind the Maldives is one of the great luxury holidays. If you are going to invest that much time and money travelling to the Indian Ocean then I think you should go for the full Monty and get the sea plane experience as well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *