In Maldives, This Is How You Fly to Your Resort
Just like the tuk-tuk Taxis of Ceylon or the yellow taxis of New York City, anyone who visits to the Maldives you would not leave without noticing the seaplane taxis. Flying in low altitudes over the islands and reefs of the Maldives giving the passengers a scenery like no other, these trips to and from the resorts are truly unforgettable.
The de Havilland Twin Otter is the safest and the most reliable form of transportation in the Maldives, especially in the tourism industry with many resorts only relying on them. Manufactured in Canada these plans are used all over the world in different environments such as tropical rain forests and ice-cold mountains in the Arctic. With a fleet of over 48 Twin Otters, the Trans Maldivian Airways operates the largest seaplane operation in the world.
Some of the luxury brands including Cheval Blanc, Soneva and Four Seasons even have their very own seaplanes designed four luxury. These private seaplanes are curated with colors and details of the brands giving travelers an exclusive experience.
Once landed and checked out from the immigrations, the hotel’s airport will be waiting to greet the guests. If you are traveling with TMA the team will take the guests to the check-I counter, located just a few minutes away from the arrival gate. Once the luggage is taken in, the guests should take the TMA bus or if the property offers an exclusive vehicle, a five minute long trip to the seaplane terminal. In the terminal, along with the beautiful lagoon views, the guests will see seaplanes take off and land in the water every few minutes, giving them a glance of the largest seaplane operation in the world.
Most of the resorts have lounges at the seaplane terminal for guests to relax and get refreshed before they fly to their dream destinations. Tea, coffee, drinks, and snacks are served for the guests, some lounges even have bestseller novels and top magazines if the guests get too bored. Inflight the barefoot pilots and the crew will take off with you after a briefing of safety instructions.
Flying over the deep blues, turquoise lagoons and isolated islands of the Maldives will give anyone who’s visiting the Maldives the best scenery one could dream off. Honestly mesmerizing and perfect for your Instagram feed.