Getting Here

How to get to Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho

Updated: 2024-01-26T12:28:01.287Z

To reach Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho from Malé airport, you have two transportation options. The first is a picturesque 40-minute seaplane flight, while the second involves a 35-minute domestic transfer to a nearby airport, followed by a 30-minute speedboat ride.

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

It's crucial to highlight that there are no boat-only transfers to Fasmendho Resort due to the considerable distance from Malé (162km or 100 miles).

Your Arrival at Malé Airport (MLE)

Upon arrival at Malé airport (Velana International) in the Maldives, after completing security procedures and exiting into the arrivals hall, a resort guide will warmly welcome you. They will offer guidance to the designated location for your onward transfer to Fasmendhoi and can also assist with your luggage.

The mode of onward transfer will depend on your choice between a seaplane or a domestic plane.

Option 1 - Seaplane to Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho

Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane for Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho

Your resort guide will assist and accompany both you and your belongings to a vehicle heading for the nearby seaplane terminal. Upon reaching the terminal, you can complete the check-in process and await your seaplane flight. This interval provides an opportunity to appreciate close-up views of the seaplanes or relax in the comfort of the Trans Maldivian Airways lounge with refreshments.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho utilizes Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) seaplanes for transfers to the resort. TMA boasts the world's most extensive seaplane fleet and has established a reliable track record.

Upon boarding the seaplane, the expected duration of the flight is approximately 40 minutes. However, the overall transfer time might 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 Fasmendho. Upon arrival, you'll disembark onto the arrivals jetty and walk to the island. The resort staff will be readily available to assist guests and ensure the seamless handling of luggage.

Option 2 - Domestic Transfer to Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho

Maldivian domestic transfer for Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho

Ifuru Island is the nearest airport to Emerald Fasmendho. The recommended domestic carrier for this route is Maldivian, the leading domestic airline in the country. Maldivian operates regular flights using air-conditioned ATR-72 and ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, along with Dash 8-200 and Dash 8-300 aircraft, recognized for their sturdy design, advanced safety features, and reliable performance.

This direct flight typically takes around 35 minutes. Upon reaching the local airport island, you will then proceed to board a speedboat for a short 30-minute journey to your final destination - Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho domestic transfer map

Emerald Fasmendho Transfer Prices in 2024


These are the current costs for transfers to Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho. Prices are per person for a return trip.

  • Seaplane
    • Adult $590
    • Child $360
  • Domestic Transfer
    • Adult $540
    • Child $280

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?

Usually, we suggest choosing a seaplane transfer when travelling to Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa Fasmendho.

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

Nevertheless, there are specific benefits to opting for 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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