Leavin' on the Beach House Maldives' Seaplane, Don't Know When We'll Be Back Again
The Beach House Maldives, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is on our wish list for next year, and not just because we want to try out the Haa Alifu Atoll hotel. The pristine beaches are obviously a draw, but we're lusting over its luxe private seaplane service that takes you from Male International Airport directly to the hotel.
You are jetted off in a sleek-looking black, white and gray DeHavilland Twin Otter seaplane. It's pimped out with leather seats, iPads for in-flight entertainment, binoculars and Bose noise-canceling headphones.
This is all sounding especially good right now, since we're stuck riding in a middle-row seat in a packed-to-the-wings plane. But even before you board the plane for the 75-minute ride, you'll get pampered. Pre-flight, seaplane passengers get to hang in a private airport lounge, where they get massages and refreshments.
Of course, this kinda service will cost you. The round-trip seaplane transfer is $650 for adults, $325 for children 2-11 and free for infants are complimentary.