Getting Here

How to get to Amilla

Updated: 2024-01-10T12:36:32.611Z

To transfer to Amilla, you have two main travel options departing from Malé airport. The first choice involves a scenic seaplane flight, while the second entails a domestic transfer to a nearby airport, followed by a speedboat ride. The duration for both routes is approximately 35 minutes in total. Generally, we suggest the seaplane option as the preferred choice.

Alternatively, a private speedboat is available to arrange with the resort. However, this transfer time is approximately 2.5 hours in duration due to the distance from Malé (approximately 125km or 80 miles).

Private Jet transfers will likely land at Maafaru International Airport (NMF) in the Noonu Atoll where a luxury yacht transfer can be arranged.

Your Arrival at Malé Airport (MLE)

Upon your arrival at Malé airport (Velana International) and subsequent security clearance, a resort guide will be present to meet you. They will assist in directing you to the designated area for your onward transfer to Amilla and can provide support with your luggage.

Your further travels will be determined by whether you opt for a seaplane or a domestic transfer:

Option 1 - Seaplane to Amilla

Manta air seaplane for Amilla

Your resort guide will assist you and your belongings into a vehicle for the short drive to the seaplane terminal. Every international arrival will be greeted at the complimentary lounge located at the seaplane terminal, where you can check in and await your seaplane flight.

Amilla uses Manta Air seaplanes for transportation to the island. These seaplanes are among the latest models in the Maldives and operate on a predetermined schedule to reduce your waiting time.

The seaplane journey typically lasts about 35 minutes, but if there are stops to drop off guests at other Baa atoll resorts, the transfer may take a bit longer.

Seaplanes touch down on the water near Amilla. Occasionally, the seaplane lands directly next to the resort, while at times passengers are disembarked onto a compact floating platform near the island. You will then transfer to a boat for a brief journey to on the island resort. Resort staff will be on hand to aid guests and manage luggage.

Option 2 - Domestic Transfer to Amilla Maldives

Manta Air domestic transfer for Amilla

Amilla's nearest airport is located on the island of Dharavandhoo. The recommended domestic airline is Manta Air, offering regular flights to Dharavandhoo on air-conditioned ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft. These planes are recognized for their minimal greenhouse gas emissions and unparalleled fuel efficiency.

The short, non-stop flight takes around 20 minutes. Following your arrival on the local airport island, you'll embark on a 10-minute speedboat ride to reach Amilla Maldives.

Amilla domestic transfer map

Amilla Maldives Transfer Prices in 2024


These are the current costs for transfers to Amilla. Prices are per person for a return trip and the rates are subject to 10% service charge and 16% GST .

  • Seaplane
    • Adult $800
    • Child $400
  • Domestic Transfer
    • Adult $680
    • Child $400

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

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

Can I take a private yacht to Amilla Maldives?

Yes, if you're journeying across the Maldives aboard a private luxury yacht, you can find mooring facilities at Amilla Maldives. Contact the resort for more information.

Is a seaplane or domestic transfer better?

Generally, our recommendation leans towards a seaplane transfer to Amilla. Seaplanes are an iconic aspect of the Maldives, offering stunning views from a low flight level. The journey is truly spectacular and is a must-try experience.

However, there are instances where a domestic transfer might be more suitable for you. Opt for a domestic transfer if any of the following conditions apply:

  • 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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