I’ll soon publish a detailed review of the Park Hyatt Maldives, but want to use this post to outline how you get there…it isn’t the easiest trip to a resort.
Flying into Malé (MLE) alone is not enough to reach the Park Hyatt Maldives. An additional domestic flight to Kooddoo is required followed by a boat ride to the private island property.
I’ve already outlined what the domestic flights are like…you can expect a reasonably comfortable turboprop with a beverage and some beautiful scenery below.
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Once you reach Kooddoo, representatives from the Park Hyatt will be waiting to whisk you and your luggage away to an awaiting speed boat.
Onboard the speedboat, you will be offered a cold towel, beverage, and snacks. The ride to the island is about 30 minutes long and hit some rough bumps along the way.
You don’t have to worry about booking this yourself: the hotel will arrange everything for you via e-mail after completing your reservation. You will only need to provide you arrival and departing flight details and the hotel will take care of the rest. An entourage from the hotel will be waiting at the dock to greet you as you pull in past the overwater bungalows.
The entire service was $525/person for my wife and me, so factor that into the budget when deciding whether to come to this property versus one that is more easily reachable by boat directly from Male.
It took time, effort, and expense to reach the Park Hyatt Maldives, but it was sure worthwhile. Stay tuned for my upcoming review.