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Would you Prefer a Seaplane or Domestic Transfer to Far Away Resort Trips?

One of the biggest questions that many guests have when it comes to travelling to resorts is whether to choose seaplanes or domestic transfers. Although both modes of transportation offer the Maldivian scenic view, both are truly unique experiences. While some people might choose to fly to their resorts through seaplanes facilitated by Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), Maldivian or Manta Air, for many, the domestic transfer is the better option. So, what’s the difference between these modes of transportation, and how do you make the choice between seaplane and domestic transfer?

Why Choose Seaplane Transfer?

For travellers who opt for the seaplane transfer, it might just be due to its truly unique aspect. While you can get on a flight to several destinations around the world, seaplane transfers are not as easily accessible. However, when it comes to the Maldives, seaplane transfers are one of the most common modes of transportation to your resort. Due to its unique nature, some travellers even opt to ensure that they are booking a resort that facilitates seaplane transfers. In addition to the. uniqueness, seaplanes also offer quick and easy access to your destination with amazing views. For many, just filming their seaplane arrival itself is an adventurous experience that they are getting while in the Maldives. As seaplanes operate a bit differently, you would be able to get a much closer view of the beautiful Maldivian islands.

Additionally, for VIP guests seaplane transfer also offers a personal touch that many travellers seek. One of the major benefits is the convenience when it comes to connecting you directly to your destination. Unlike domestic transfers, on seaplanes, you just need to get your luggage, passport and ticket and they’ll transport you right to the shores of your resort destination. Moreover, with seaplanes passengers are able to avoid the long crowds as the seaplane terminal is separated from the domestic and international airports. This also means that you will have more time to sit back and relax, and enjoy the amazing views of the beautiful terminal!

Why Domestic Transfers?

Although the seaplane might sound filled with adventure and excitement, for some, it domestic transfers all the way. According to PackThePJ’s, a travel blog, seaplanes can be quite noisy. Although the seaplanes offer ear plugs, for some the noise in addition to the heat can ruin the start of their trip. For this reason alone, passengers may prefer domestic transfers whether that is through speedboats or domestic flights. In the blog, PackThePJ’s also noted that the moment of landing, when the pilot tips down the plane was a very dsicering moment. As a lot of travellers from big cities are not used to landing on water or getting on seaplanes, this ‘feeling’ of motion sickness might come as a unique and foreign feeling. However, many of these travellers would not have these issues with domestic flights.

Some additional benefits of domestic flights might also include being able to carry more luggage. When it comes to seaplanes, depending on the capacity it might be difficult to haggle to bring more luggage. For domestic flights, however, it is oftentimes easy to just pay access luggage fees and have a hassle-free trip. Some of the bigger factors for domestic transfer also include the cheaper cost compared to seaplanes, comfort and convenience, as well as accessibility. Through Maldivian, Villa Air as well as Manta Air, passengers are able to connect not only to resorts but also to explore local islands.

Whether it is to a faraway resort or a nearby Maldives resort, for many passengers it’s all about the experience. So, are you a seaplane person or would you choose domestic transfers? If you’re planning to book your next trip with a seaplane transfer, here are some important facts you should know!

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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