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How to get to the Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

Huruelhi Island, South Ari Atoll 20026, Maldives

Situated on the private island of Huruelhi, our resort hotel can be reached by a seaplane journey from Velana International Airport (MLE), also known as Malé International Airport, or a domestic flight from the MLE airport to Villa Airport Maamigili (VAM), followed by a speedboat ride to the resort. Additional charges apply for the transfers. Please contact the resort reservations department at least five days prior to your arrival to arrange your preferred mode of transfer.

Seaplane & Domestic Return transfer rates: 

  • Adult (12 years old and above): USD 759.22 per person 
  • Child (2 to 11 years old): USD 631.62 per child
  • Infant (younger than 2 years old): Complimentary (carried on parent’s lap)

From Velana International Airport (MLE)

By seaplane transfer:

The duration of the transfer is 30 to 45 minutes each way.

Seaplanes operate during daylight hours only and will be arranged based on the following timings: 

- Arrival via international flight—arrival time before 3:30 pm at Velana International Airport (MLE) 

- Departure via international flight—departure time after 9 am at Velana International Airport (MLE) 

- Residing in Malé, not traveling by international flight—seaplane will be arranged on or before 11:30 am. 

Seaplane baggage allowance:

- Baggage allowance per person (over age of 2 years old) is 20 kilograms for check-in luggage and 3 kilograms for hand luggage.

- Excess baggage will be charged at an additional fee of USD 5.60 per kilogram and is to be paid at the seaplane counter.

- For any individual baggage piece, the linear dimension must not exceed 158 centimeters and the weight must not exceed 32 kilograms.

- There is no baggage allowance for infants. 

The pick-up and drop-off point for the transfer is the Velana International Airport (MLE), and you will need to return to the Velana International Airport (MLE) for your transfer to the resort if you are at another location in the Maldives before your arrival at our resort. The exact seaplane timings can only be confirmed the evening before your scheduled arrival or departure because seaplanes are operated by a third-party company that prepares the schedule the evening before your travel to and from the resort. The resort is not responsible for any supplementary charges incurred due to seaplane transfers being canceled by the service provider.

When you have arrived at Velana International Airport (MLE), our Airport Team will welcome and escort you to the seaplane terminal lounge, where you can relax and wait to be assisted to check-in to your seaplane to the resort based on the schedule. The waiting time for the seaplane transfer is approximately two to three hours from the time of check-in and is dependent on airline operations and weather conditions. Since this is a shared seaplane transfer, the seaplane may occasionally stop at other destinations while en route to and from our beautiful island.

Mandatory details required:

All guest names to be provided as per passport plus nationality, age, children’s dates of birth as per passport, arrival flight number plus date and time, and departure flight number plus date and time.

From Villa Airport Maamigili (VAM)

By domestic flight transfer:

Domestic flights operate between Velana International Airport (MLE) and the neighboring Villa Airport Maamigili (VAM). To arrange your domestic flight transfer, please let us know at least five days in advance.

The pick-up and drop-off point for the transfer is the Villa Airport Maamigili (VAM), and you will need to return to the Villa Airport Maamigili (VAM) for your transfer to the resort if you are at another location in the Maldives before your arrival at our resort.

The exact seaplane timings can only be confirmed the evening before your scheduled arrival or departure because seaplanes are operated by a third-party company that prepares the schedule the evening before your travel to and from the resort. The resort is not responsible for any supplementary charges incurred due to seaplane transfers being canceled by the service provider.

Upon arrival at Velana International Airport (MLE), our Airport Team will welcome you and escort you to the Domestic Terminal, where you can check in for your domestic transfer and wait for the airplane’s departure. The waiting time for the domestic flight transfer is approximately two hours from the time of check-in and is dependent on airline operations and weather conditions. Once the airplane is ready for boarding and departure, you may follow the instructions of the airport and airline staff. The airplane flight is a direct flight between the Velana International Airport (MLE) and the Villa Airport Maamigili (VAM). The domestic flight journey takes approximately 30 minutes each way. Once you have arrived at Villa Airport Maamigili (VAM), you will be received by our front office team, and they will escort you to the speedboat. From there, it is a 15-minute speedboat ride to the Radisson Blu Resort, Maldives.

Seaplane baggage allowance:

- Baggage allowance per person (over age of 2 years old) is 25 kilograms for check-in luggage and 5 kilograms for hand luggage.

- Excess baggage will be charged an additional fee of USD 5.60 per kilogram.

- For any individual baggage piece, the linear dimension must not exceed 158 centimeters and the weight must not exceed 32 kilograms.

- There is no baggage allowance for infants. A lounge facility is available at the Domestic Terminal for an additional charge of USD 22.40 net per guest, per visit.

The lounge service must be booked 24 hours in advance and is subject to availability.

Mandatory details required:

All guest names to be provided as per passport plus nationality, age, children’s dates of birth as per passport, arrival flight number plus date and time, and departure flight number plus date and time.