Getting Here

How to get to InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

Updated: 2024-01-26T12:49:04.661Z

To access InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau from Malé airport, there is one primary transfer option. This entails a picturesque 35-minute seaplane flight. Although there is a second option, it is reserved for those arriving at Malé airport after 3:30 pm and involves a domestic transfer to a nearby airport followed by a speedboat ride.

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

It's crucial to highlight that there are no boat-only transfers to InterContinental Maldives due to the considerable distance from Malé (147km or 91 miles).

Your Arrival at Malé Airport (MLE)

Upon arriving at Malé airport (Velana International) in the Maldives, after completing security procedures and exiting into the arrivals hall, a resort guide will be holding a tablet showing the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort logo will greet you. They will offer guidance to the location for your onward transfer to Maamunagau and can also assist with your luggage.

Your onwards journey will depend on what time of day Malé airport:

Option 1 - Seaplane to InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

Manta Air seaplane for InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

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 interval provides an opportunity to appreciate close-up views of the seaplanes or relax in the comfort of the complimentary private lounge with refreshments.

Manta Air seaplanes, among the newest in the Maldives, are the chosen seaplane airline for reaching InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau. Operating on a predetermined schedule, they aim to reduce waiting times and ensure timely arrivals at the resort.

Once aboard the seaplane, the anticipated duration of the flight is approximately 35 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 land on the water near Maamunagau. Upon arrival, you'll disembark onto the floating seaplane platform and then transfer to a boat for a brief ride before taking your first steps on the island. The resort staff will be readily available to assist guests and ensure the seamless handling of luggage.

Option 2 - Domestic Transfer to InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

Manta Air transfer for InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau

Dharavandhoo Airport in the nearby Baa Atoll is the nearest airport to InterContinental Maldives. Manta Air is the airline of choice for domestic travel, offering regular flights to Dharavandhoo Airport on their air-conditioned ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft. Renowned for their minimal greenhouse gas emissions and unparalleled fuel efficiency, these flights prioritize eco-consciousness without compromising on comfort.

This non-stop flight typically takes 20 minutes. Upon reaching the local airport island, you will then proceed to board a speedboat for a 40-minute journey to your final destination - InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau.

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau domestic transfer map

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Transfer Prices in 2024


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

  • Seaplane
    • Adult $893
    • Child $447
  • Domestic Transfer
    • Adult $893
    • Child $447

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?

In general we will always recommend a seaplane transfer to InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau.

This method not only aligns with the resort's preference but also offers an iconic Maldivian experience, with breath-taking views due to the low flight altitude. It's an unforgettable journey worth indulging in at least once.

Nevertheless, there are distinct advantages to opting for a domestic transfer, which might better suit your needs. Consider selecting a domestic transfer if any of the following situations resonate with you:

  • 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.
  • You have a significant amount of luggage
© 2024