Soneva Jani Transfer Options

The Soneva experience begins when you arrive at Malé International Airport. You will be greeted by a Soneva Representative after you have collected your luggage and pass through the exit doors, who will be holding a wooden sign saying “Soneva”

Our representative will escort you to the Soneva lounge, just a five minute car ride away.


Manta Air Seaplane

The Twin Otter is a twin-engine turbine powered aircraft, operated by Manta Air.  The seaplanes only operate between sunrise and sunset, and the schedules are set by Manta Air. The exact time of the flight is confirmed by Manta Air one day prior to departure.

These seaplanes seat 14, while Manta Air’s one VIP luxury aircraft seat eight.

Private Charters

Fly in style with a private charter on Soneva’s own seaplane or a Manta Air seaplane.  The CIP service is a service offered by the Maldives Airport at a charge of USD 280 net per passenger. The service includes being met at the stairs of the aircraft and escorted through immigration to the lounge to wait for your onward transfer.

The passport details of all the passengers are required at least 72 hours prior to the arrival date to arrange the CIP service.

*CIP service cannot be arranged for the following airlines on departure due to the airline’s rules and regulations: Air France (AF), Austrian Air (OS), Lufthansa (LH & 4Y) and Edelweiss (WK & LX)

Commercial Plane Transfers to Maafaru Island

Domestic transfers are also available from Malé to Maafaru Island via a wheeled plane. The aircraft seats between 37 to 50 passengers. From Maafaru Island it’s a short 15 minute speedboat ride to Soneva Jani.

First and last flight arrival times (from Malé to Maafaru): 08:00 – 23:00

First and last flight departure times (from Maafaru to Malé): 06:00 – 19:30

Luggage allowance: Hand luggage is 5kg and checked-in luggage is 20kg, with a maximum of 32kgs (additional charges may apply).

*Please note that if a guest’s luggage is over the permissible capacity of 25kg then it will be sent on the next available flight. It is recommended that guests use the bathroom prior to departure as no bathroom facilities are available onboard. 

Price List

Round trip Shared Seaplane: Price: USD 1,250 per adult and USD 625 per child, Duration: 40 minutes from Malé to Soneva Jani

One way Manta Air Normal Charter including CIP service (for up to 14 persons): Price: USD 6,750, Duration: 50 minutes from Malé to Soneva Jani

Round-trip wheeled plane (domestic): Price: USD 580 per adult and USD 290 per child, Duration: 25-30 minutes from Malé to Soneva Jani


Please contact our Reservations department to arrange your preferred transfer option at:

E: [email protected] or

T: +960 660 4300

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