Getting Here

How to get to Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Updated: 2024-01-18T10:33:56.356Z

There is only one way to reach Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and that is by seaplane. The 30-minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport provides guests with a spectacular introduction to their holiday - a panoramic view of the azure lagoons and meandering atolls.

It offers a glimpse of the natural beauty that accompanies your Maldives vacation. Upon landing, you step into one of the world's essential sanctuaries - a designated UNESCO biosphere reserve teeming with extraordinary marine life and vibrant reefs.

There are no boat-only transfers to Coco Palm due to the distance from Malé (118km or 73 miles).

Your Arrival at Malé Airport (MLE)

Upon arriving in the Maldives at Malé airport (Velana International) and clearing security to enter the arrivals hall, a dedicated resort guide will be there to meet you holding a wooden sign with the resorts name. They will assist in guiding you to your onward transfer point and can provide support with your luggage as needed.

Seaplane to Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane for Coco Palm

Your resort guide will assist you and your belongings into a vehicle for transportation to the seaplane terminal, just a few minutes' drive away. Upon reaching the terminal, you will be able to check in and await your seaplane flight. Meanwhile, you can enjoy close-up views of the seaplanes, or for an extra charge of $25 per person, access the Trans Maldivian Airways lounge with refreshments.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu utilizes seaplanes from Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) for transfers to the resort. TMA prides itself on possessing the Maldives' most extensive seaplane fleet and has built a dependable track record.

Upon boarding the seaplane, the flight is expected to take approximately 30 minutes; however, transfers may extend slightly if the plane is making stops to drop off guests at other resorts in the Baa Atoll along the way.

Seaplanes make a water landing just off Coco Palm. Upon arrival, you'll disembark onto the floating seaplane platform and then proceed to the island by speedboat. The resort staff will be on hand to assist guests and manage luggage throughout the process.

Baa Atoll map featuring Coco Palm

Coco Palm Transfer Prices in 2024

$ USD

These are the current costs for transfers to Coco Palm. Prices are per person for a return trip.

  • Seaplane
    • Adult $454
    • Child $227

Infants under 2 are free. 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.

Do I have to transfer via seaplane?

Seaplanes are such an iconic part of the Maldives and the low flight level gives incredible views. It's a fantastic journey worth experiencing at least once.

However, there are other ways to travel within the Maldives and if you feel seaplanes are not an option for you or your family then it is worth speaking to the resort to see if they can offer an alternative mode of transport.

Alternative transfers might be worth considering if any of the following conditions apply:

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