TransMaldivian Sea Plane

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Introduction: Maldives an Ocean Paradise
Etihad First Class Lounge JKF Airport
Etihad First Class Apartments New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) A380
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Etihad Regional Business Class Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE)
Conrad Maldives Arrival Lounge and Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Conrad Maldives
Around Rangali Island
Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Leeli Lounge Male Airport
Emirates Business Class Male (MLE) to Dubai (DXB) B777
Conrad Dubai
Around Dubai
Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai
Emirates First Class Dubai (DXB) to Dallas (DFW) B777
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Trans Maldivian Seaplane

We woke up early on the morning of our departure and settled our bill at the resort.  We grabbed a quick bit to eat (the buffet opens 6am) and the pilots were the only other people  eating with us.  The plane was at the resort overnight and thus I guess the pilots stayed the night at the staffs quarters.

We were escorted to the pier where the plan awaited. There were also a few Conrad employees catching a ride back to Male with us.  It was a really nice sunrise on this, our last morning in the Maldives.

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Our ride to Male

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Pilots up front

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Maldives sunrise

After a quick safety demonstration we strapped in for takeoff.

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Some employees sitting up in the first row

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Getting ready for takeoff

Shortly after we got of the water we got some nice areal views of the Conrad Maldives.  We could see all three of the islands.  The two islands for the guests and the smaller island where the employees are housed.

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The Conrad Maldives from the air

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The smaller island on the left is where the staff/employees stay

After about 15-20 minutes we had to stop and pick up another couple staying at a different resort.  Then we were back up in the air for another 15 minutes until we got to Male.

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Picking up some guests at another resort

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Taking off from the second resort

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Enjoying the views from the sea plane

We enjoyed some of the final views of the Atolls with just a few turbulent bumps thrown in on this flight.

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Another small island resort

Remember these flights are paid for on your resort final bill for $550 per person roundtrip. Our baby was free however.

 

-PointsPinnacle


 

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