Getting Here

How to get to Cora Cora Maldives

Updated: 2024-01-26T10:09:36.736Z

To access Cora Cora Maldives from Malé airport, you have two transfer options. The first option is a picturesque 45-minute seaplane flight, while the second involves a 35-minute domestic transfer to a nearby airport, followed by a 20-minute speedboat ride.

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

It's essential to note that there are no boat-only transfers to Cora Cora Maldives due to the substantial distance from Malé (178km or 110 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 holding a board displaying “Cora Cora Maldives”. They will provide assistance in directing you to the designated location for your subsequent transfer to Cora Cora Maldives and can also assist 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 Cora Cora Maldives

Maldivian Seaplane for Cora Cora Maldives

Your resort guide will assist and accompany both you and your belongings to a vehicle bound for the nearby seaplane terminal. Upon reaching the terminal, you can complete the check-in process and await your seaplane flight. During this interval, guests have the opportunity to enjoy close-up views of the seaplanes or unwind in the comfort of the complimentary lounge, where refreshments are provided.

Cora Cora Maldives relies on the services of Maldivian Seaplanes for resort transfers. Maldivian Seaplanes operate 15-seat DHC-6 Twin Otter Aircraft and are a reputable airline with a dependable track record.

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

Seaplanes touch down on the water near Cora Cora Maldives. Upon arrival, you'll disembark onto the floating seaplane platform and then transfer to a boat for a brief journey to reach the shores of Cora Cora Maldives. The resort staff will be readily available to assist guests and ensure the seamless handling of luggage.

Option 2 - Domestic Transfer to Cora Cora Maldives

Maldivian domestic transfer for Cora Cora Maldives

Ifuru Island serves as the closest airport to Cora Cora Maldives. The recommended domestic carrier for this route is Maldivian, the leading domestic airline in the country. Maldivian operates semi regular flights using air-conditioned ATR-72 and ATR42 turboprop aircraft, as well as Dash 8-200 and Dash 8-300 aircraft, recognized for their sturdy design, advanced safety features, and reliable performance.

This non-stop flight typically lasts around 35 minutes. Upon arriving at the local airport island, you will then proceed to embark on a speedboat for a 20-minute journey to your final destination, Cora Cora Maldives.

Cora Cora Maldives domestic transfer map

Cora Cora Maldives Transfer Prices in 2024


These are the current costs for transfers to Cora Cora Maldives. Prices are per person for a return trip and include all taxes.

  • Seaplane
    • Adult $475
    • Child $238
  • Domestic Transfer
    • Adult $450
    • Child $225

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.

Is a seaplane or domestic transfer better?

Typically, we recommend opting for a seaplane transfer when traveling to Cora Cora Maldives.

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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