Getting Here

How to get to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Updated: 2024-01-26T08:47:04.993Z

To reach Adaaran Select Meedhupparu from Malé airport, there are two transportation options. The first is a picturesque 45-minute seaplane flight, while the second involves a 20-minute domestic transfer to a nearby airport, followed by a 45-minute speedboat ride.

Usually, we recommend the seaplane option as the preferred choice.

It's important to note that there are no boat-only transfers to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu due to the substantial distance from Malé (154km or 96 miles).

Your Arrival at Malé Airport (MLE)

Upon reaching Malé airport (Velana International) in the Maldives, following the completion of security procedures and exiting into the arrivals hall, a resort guide will extend a warm welcome. They will provide assistance in directing you to the designated location for your subsequent transfer to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu and can also aid with your luggage.

The method of onward transfer will be determined by your preference between a seaplane or a domestic plane:

Option 1 - Seaplane to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane for Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Your resort guide will aid and accompany both you and your belongings to a vehicle bound for the nearby seaplane terminal. Upon reaching the terminal, you can finalize the check-in process and await your seaplane flight. This period offers a chance to enjoy up-close views of the seaplanes or unwind in the comfort of the complimentary Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) lounge with light snacks, tea, coffee and refreshing juices.

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu relies on TMA seaplanes for transfers to the resort. TMA proudly possesses the world's most extensive seaplane fleet and has built a dependable track record.

Upon boarding the seaplane, the expected duration of the flight is approximately 45 minutes. However, the overall transfer time might be slightly prolonged if the plane makes stops to drop off guests at other resorts along the journey.

Seaplanes touch down on the water near Adaaran Select Meedhupparu.
Upon arrival, guests will disembark at the arrivals jetty and be able to walk to the island. The resort staff will be readily available to assist guests and ensure the seamless handling of luggage.

On the occasion that the seaplane needs to land away from the island guests will be transported by dhoni (a local ferry boat) for a short journey to reach the shores of Meedhupparu.

Option 2 - Domestic Transfer to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Manta Air domestic transfer for Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

The closest airport to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu is Dharavandhoo Airport, situated in the nearby Baa Atoll. Manta Air, known for its commitment to domestic travel, operates regular flights to Dharavandhoo Airport aboard their air-conditioned ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft. These flights are celebrated for their minimal greenhouse gas emissions and exceptional fuel efficiency, maintaining a focus on eco-consciousness while ensuring passenger comfort.

The direct flight typically spans 20 minutes. Upon arrival at the local airport island, guests proceed to embark on a 45-minute speedboat journey to their ultimate destination, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu.

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu domestic transfer map

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu Transfer Prices in 2024


These are the current costs for transfers to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu. Prices are per person for a return trip.

  • Seaplane
    • Adult $480
    • Child (aged 7+) $480
    • Child (aged 2-6 years) $240
  • Domestic Transfer
    • Adult $320
    • Child $160

Infants under 2 are free in both cases. Children aged 12 or over are classed as adults for domestic transfers.

Prices above are for guidance only, your actual charge will depend on the prevailing rates at the time of your booking.

Is a seaplane or domestic transfer better?

Typically, we recommend opting for a seaplane transfer to Adaaran Select Meedhupparu.

Seaplanes are renowned in the Maldives for offering breath-taking views due to their low flying altitude. The experience is genuinely exceptional and is something worth trying at least once.

However, there are specific benefits to choosing a domestic transfer that may align better with your preferences. Consider a domestic transfer if any of the following conditions apply to your situation:

  • International flights arriving in the Maldives after 3pm Malé time (seaplanes only fly during daylight).
  • You don't want to go on a seaplane, or you have limited mobility which would make it difficult.
  • A cheaper transfer option is preferred or you have a significant amount of luggage
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