Hi freda welcome to the forum, of the islands you have short listed i would go for mirhi, komandoo, angaga and filitheyo but i think you will have a problem with availability so it may come down to what is available as opposed to where you want to go
Bernese is spot on with response... comparing all islands, but...
For me Mirihi stands out above all else.
Good luck in trying to book at this stage of the year though!!
Thank you Bernese. Could you suggest a travel agent to me?
Thank you Emu! Could you recommend a travel agent who has good chance to help me book Mirihi?
german agent, but communicates well in english.
when to book sea plane?
thank you for help from all of you. but i was advised that many of my preferred islands are fully booked. now i am trying to book kurumathi cottage and spa. We will arrive in male on the night of feb.02,2009 and will stay in male one night. we will go to the island on feb. 03. shall i book sea plane now or can i buy sea plane tickets at the airport on feb. 03? how freguent is a sea plane flying from male to kurumathi? is there any fixed schedule? i hear that some people wait for the sea plane for many hours.
Transfers to/from islands are normally arranged by your travel agent/tour operator. If you book direct with the island, then they would normally arrange your transfers.
Transfers to Kurmathi are either by boat, which takes about 90 minutes, or by seaplane, which takes about 15 minutes. The seaplane transfers are operated by Maldivian Air Taxis and they only deal with the islands themselves or the tour operators/agents. You can't buy tickets yourself.
Seaplane schedules depend on the arrival times of flights coming into Male airport. So there are sometimes lengthy waits for passengers arriving on different airlines. However, there is a nice lounge/bar at the seaplane terminal.
thank you for your advise. so we will book with our travel agent.
Why don t you try Anantara It s a beautifull resort with 3 islands, around 30 min by speedboat from the airport, you will not need to pay for Seaplane, have a look on Anantara.com
freda1020 wanted a seaplane journey, it was one of her preferences for which island to go to, also anantara would be over the budget of the islands that she has shortlisted in her original post