Your Laamu experience begins with arrival at Male' International Airport where our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the arrival hall. You then will be accompanied directly to the domestic terminal or the Island Aviation Lounge, which is just a two minute stroll from the arrival hall. A flight of approximately 35 minutes allows you to experience a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Maldives archipelago. Our Guest Experience Maker will welcome you at the Domestic Airport (Laamu Kadhdhoo Airport) and a 15-minute speedboat ride will take you to the resort.
Resort Transfers and Transfer Fee
Round-trip transfers between Male’s International Airport and the resort are by domestic commercial flight followed by a speed boat transfer to Six Senses Laamu, totalling USD 545 + 23.2% tax and service charge per person until December 21, 2017. From December 22, 2017, the rate will be USD 590 + 23.2% tax and service charge per person. This will be arranged and booked accordingly by the resort upon making a reservation.
Domestic Flight Operating Hours
Domestic flights within Maldives operate throughout the day and night. Depending on the destination you are flying to, variable schedules determine the best connecting flight in line with your international flight or onward transfer. Flight schedules remain subject to change and are traditionally released to the resort by the domestic airline company at/around 6 pm daily.
Is My Flight Direct?
On some occasions your flight may have a stop on route to drop off and pick up passengers at other domestic airports. We will endeavor to provide you with the most direct route, subject to availability and the required connecting time of your international flight, or onward transfer arrangements.
Each person is with 20 kilos luggage allowance for checked-in luggage, and an additional 5 kilos for your hand luggage. Any luggage exceeding this weight will be required to pay excess and the cost of this will be advised to you by the airline. Passengers are also recommended not to carry over-sized hand luggage as some smaller aircrafts do not have an overhead compartment.
If you are planning to bring large items of luggage, such as surf boards, pushchairs etc, please let us know so that we can inform the domestic flight handler and check if this can be carried on your flight, due to the limitation in the baggage compartment of some aircrafts. For example, the maximum length of surfboards packed must not exceed 7 feet in length. Please contact us or to your travel agent if you are planning to bring large amounts of luggage.
Combined Boat Transfers
The speedboat transfer from Six Senses Laamu is a combined boat transfer which means they are shared with other guests of the resort.
Alternatively, you may have paid a supplement to travel by private charted transportation, in which case the boat will depart as soon as you are ready without delays.
If you wish to enquire about upgrading to a private transfer, please do not hesitate to contact your Guest Experience Maker who will be happy to try to make the necessary arrangements subject to boat availability.
Two Island Holidays
If your vacation includes more than one resort reachable by both boat and domestic flight, please note that your transfer to the second resort will be via the airport. As with all combinable transfers, you may be required to wait for other international flights to arrive before boat transfer is ready to depart. Our dedicated airport representatives will be present for any assistance.
Please note requests for specific transfer times are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Time from the nearest airport: 15 minutes by speedboat
Time to city center: 35 minutes by domestic flight
Time to shopping: 15 minutes by dhoni boat
A thirty day free visa is issued on arrival for all nationalities, provided the following conditions are met. The visitor entering Maldives should posses a valid passport and have a valid ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives within 30 days.
Airlines flying to Male
There are many internation flights which fly into Male such as, Etihad, Qatar, Emirates, Lufthansa, Sri Lankan Air, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Air, Bangkok Airways.
Dhivehi, a language spoken only in Maldives, is as exotic as it sounds. With a strong Arabic influence, it has its own script. Since the 1960s, English has become widely understood, spoken and written by locals.
It is illegal to bring alcohol and pork into Maldives - they will be removed from your luggage before you enter the country. Guest are also prohibited to travel with dogs in Maldives.
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