If you planning to stay in Lux Resort Maldives for wedding or honeymoon than hope I can share great memories there. One word that I could tell you about Lux* is…
2 Years ago me and my wife dreaming to shoot wedding in Maldives and we simply browsing on internet than found one great photos about wooden deck which connected to water villa and don’t realize that this resort is Lux Resort Maldives in south atoll. Surprisingly in 2014 I got a pre wedding photo shoot enquiry from a lovely Hong Kong couple who ask me to fly thousand of miles to Maldives and stay in Lux*, what a dream do come true.
First thing that I did once we set the destination is booking this Lux Resort Maldives immediately cause I read that this 5 star resort is always fully booked especially during holiday season. By the way I use Agoda for almost my trip both for photography business and leisure with family and for over than 10 years I truly satisfy with the services.
What to Do After Landing in Maldives with Domestic Flight
Go check your flight schedule cause if your plane landed around 4pm than it’s pretty hard to find direct ground transfer to the resort due to Maldives geographic condition, if you push to move than there will be some sea storm at the ocean and it quite dangerous for all of us.
Few good suggestions that I could tell you once your flight landing in Velana International Airport are:
- Complete your immigration checking and get your luggage out, kindly check your Maldives’s visa requirements before visit.
- Walk out from terminal building and found your resort representative desk, if you book using Agoda than check your booking itinerary cause there will be a few details that you gonna see. They used to tell you your resort representative’s desk number at outside the terminal building.
- Re-confirm your arrival in Maldives and ask them what time that you should stand by for ground transfer to Lux Resort Maldives in south atoll.
- Tell your representative staff if you gonna get 1 night transit in Male city or nearby place, you also can read my recommendation of how to explore Male city while having 1 night transit.
- Exchange your money, I used to go to Bank of Maldives counter which is located near the terminal building.
How to Go to Lux Resort Maldives In South Atoll
Generally there are 2 (two) option that you can choose to go to Lux Resort Maldives, using double propeller seaplane and domestic flight + speedboat which is way cheaper and this is what I’m gonna share to you today.
After twice to go to Maldives for pre wedding shooting and try both seaplane and speedboat I can tell you that seaplane is faster but speedboat or domestic flight will be more comfort….and If I could go to Maldives again than I want to use domestic flight or speedboat for sure. Now let me share this experiences for you and hope you get inspiration before you go to Maldives.
Since me and Nina prefer to use domestic flight + speedboat to go to Lux*, surely because it is cheaper than once I landed in Maldives I choose to stay in Male City for 1 night. My Lux’s representative staff told me that I must stand by at Velana Airport tomorrow at 8 am and he promise me to remind my Lucky Hiya’s hotel staff during breakfast, and he do his promise so great!
Once I finished my tasty breakfast in Lucky Hiya than I catch my dhoni traditional Maldivian boat to go back to Airport, it cost MVR10 or equal for $1 than within 10 minutes I arrived in the airport. All thing that you need to do is back to your hotel representative’s desk and re-confirm that you are ready. They gonna guide you to go to domestic check in counter and give you the boarding pass to Maamigili. Flight to go to Villa Internatinal Airport Maamigili will take around 30 minutes and you gonna guided to local harbour to change into speedboat.
There is no meal or drinks for sure at the plane cause it will be so fast, once you landed than the ground-man will guide you to the harbour where you will see few boats are standing by. You gonna ride those boat together with Lux and other resort guests, so this boat will go to several resorts including your awesoem Lux Resort Maldives.
Transfer from Villa International Airport to go to Harbour will using a big car and take around 10 minutes than speedboat to go to Lux Resort Maldives will take around 20 minutes, so I think you gonna spend around 40 minutes for total to arrive in Lux. You might be a bit faster if using double propeller seaplane but since it’s small plane and the engine noise is quite hard, at the end you can choose which one that you love better.
Consider to Celebrate Your Wedding in Lux Resort Maldives?
If you gonna have a private destination wedding and stay in Lux Resort Maldives in South Atoll than this plan will be your best decision ever. Over and over again I still falling in love with Lux cause the hospitality are superb and surprisingly that they built another Lux Resort in North Atoll too.
I welcoming you to see my whole photoshoot in Lux Resort Maldives due to Billy and Dickie Ma’s pre wedding session, this such wonderful day that I could spend with the most lovely couple on earth. Here you gonna stay in 2 km long island that come with several room option, my couple choose to stay in Water Villa room and I stay in beach villa where I heard few bird singing in the morning, truly made my day!
I was so bless for having a photoshoot in September which is come with great weather even sometimes there will be a bit rain in the morning and cloudy sky but after 10 am than the sun goes up and shining so hard, my wife get her skin burn for just 1 hour so make sure you bring your sun screen when you travel to Maldives.
Whenever you want to discuss your wedding photoshoot in Maldives or in any other destination than I will be more than happy to help you with my expertise. Simply drop me a message and my wife will reply it within 24 hours, the most common way for my couple to meet me in person and discuss about make up, hair do, or even the bridal is using Skype or Whatsapp call.
Other Resort Recommendation
South Atoll Maldives is consist with few of 5 star luxury resort including Lux but in case you want to stay in other resort than this is the best rating resort in Maldives that I highly suggest you to consider: