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The Maldives is one of the world’s most popular and sought-after holiday destinations, famous throughout for its astonishing natural beauty. The one thousand two hundred tropical islands which make up this Indian Ocean nation are a picture postcard of paradise: with soft, white sands, swaying coconut palms, and brilliant, azure lagoons.

Addu is one of the most untouched, and interesting Maldivian atolls. With astonishing marine life, including all-year Manta Ray and dolphin sightings, fascinating colonial history, and a spectacular southern hemisphere setting, the atoll is popular with divers, as well as those wanting to get off the beaten path to find their own, untouched slice of Maldivian bliss. Ismehela Hera is on the Eastern edge of Addu atoll. A natural island with its own, small lake, Ismehela Hera is blessed with stunning ocean views, a beautiful beach, crystal clear lagoon, and lush tropical vegetation. Close to the local island village of Hulumeedhu, Ismehela Hera is a great place to explore Addu’s unique cultural heritage.

Getting Here

South Palm Resort is approximately 70 minutes from Male international airport by domestic flight followed by 10 minutes Speed boat ride from Gan International Airport.
Alternatively, you can choose to fly to Bandaranaike International Airport (Colombo) and take a direct flight from Colombo to Gan Via Sri Lankan Airlines.

Direct Flight from Colombo to Gan

Fly with Sri Lankan Airlines from Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, to Gan International Airport in Addu City, Maldives. The flight operates three times a week, and takes approximately 109 minutes. The airline provides convenient connections to its global network of 100 destinations in 47 countries from Colombo. Upon arrival to Gan International Airport, you will find our staff with the “South Palm Resort Maldives” placard right outside the arrival terminal. They will escort you to the Speedboat for a pleasant 10-minute ride to our beautiful island resort.

Flight Schedule: Thursday, Saturday, Monday

Departure Arrival
Colombo – Gan 0700hrs 0825hrs
Gan – Colombo 0905hrs 1125hrs

Schedules are subject to change.

Speed Boat Transfers

Gan-Resort/Resort-Gan: 10 minutes shared Speed Boat transfers.

Child below 12 years Adult (12 years & above)
FREE US$ 70 per person

Connections from Male International Airport:

Upon arrival to Velana International Airport in Male’, you will find our staff with the “South Palm Resort Maldives” placard right outside the arrival terminal. From there on they will arrange all necessary arrangements until your connecting domestic flight to Gan International airport. This flight takes approximately 70 mins. While you wait for your flight you will be provided access to the lounge with refreshments.

Please note that while the resort assists in making reservation arrangements for the domestic flight, we have no control on the scheduling of flights. Departure timing are occasionally affected by weather conditions, flight connections and various aviation regulations. However, we always arrange the flight with the best connection to your international flight with the least transit time.

Domestic connections can only be made for International flights arriving before 22:00hrs and departing after 09:00hrs. Late arrival and early departure guests would need to arrange their accommodation in Male’ at their own cost.

Domestic flight connection will be provided based on the below flight Schedule

1- Q2102 MLE-1205 GAN-1340
2- Q2106 MLE-1645 GAN-1820
3- Q2112 MLE-2330 GAN-0105+

1- Q2113 GAN-0430 MLE-0655 – 1 Stop
2- Q2103 GAN-1415 MLE-1550
3- Q2107 GAN-1900 MLE-2035

Domestic Flight & Speed boat transfer charges

0-1 years 2-11 years 12 years & above
FREE US$ 325 US$ 420

The above fares are per person (Round trip) domestic flight and Speed boat transfer from Velana International Airport to South Palm Resort Maldives. Please provide your international flight details at the time of booking.

Domestic flight Baggage allowance

Maximum baggage allowance for domestic flight is 20kg for checked baggage and 5kg for hand baggage. Any excess baggage is subject to a charge of USD 5 per KG. Children below the age of 2 are not entitled for baggage allowance.

South Palm Resort
Maldives, Addu City,


Tel: +960 689 0010
Fax: +960 689 0009
Email: [email protected]

Check in Time: 1400hrs

Check Out Time: 1200hrs