- Austin to Frankfurt: United Economy & Lufthansa First Class
- Frankfurt to Osaka: Lufthansa First Class
- Osaka to Bangkok: Thai Business Class
- Bangkok to Male via Singapore
- Seaplane Transfer to Conrad Maldives
- Beach Villa and Water Villa at Conrad Maldives
- Routine in Paradise
- Male to Dubai via Colombo: Emirates First Class
- Dubai to Paris: Emirates First Class
- Radisson Blu Champs Elysee
- Exploring Paris
- Paris to Houston via London: British Airways First Class
I didn't sleep too well probably due to the excitement of finally being back in the Maldives and heading to Conrad. I got out of bed around six and woke up a grumpy wife before heading for a nice morning walk around Male. We strolled along the water heading to the fish market hoping to see some tuna but was disappointed by the lack of bustle at the market. Maybe we were too early?
|Trans Maldivian Seaplane Check-In counter|
I spotted the "Conrad seaplane" from the lounge and was hoping we were going to getting on that plane since it was supposed to be more exclusive.
To save time when reaching the island, most of the check-in formalities like credit card authorization was completed in the lounge itself.
|Outdoor Smoking Patio|
|Basic Seaplane Waiting Room|
I was slightly disappointed to find out that we would not be taking the "Conrad seaplane". There's no assigned seating and being the last to board, I was surprised that what I found to be the best seats on the plane, i.e. right behind the pilots, to still be available.
|8Q-TMI taking us to the Conrad|
As usual on seaplane flights in the Maldives, the flight provided wonderful views of various atolls and islands. I was also caught up in observing how the pilots were flying the plane. Maybe if I struck it big in the lottery, buying and flying my own seaplane would be a fun thing to do.
A quick forty minutes later, the pilot made a turnaround and started descending to Conrad. We were greeted at the seaplane jetty with a refreshing cold towel by our island host.
|Descending to Conrad|
We were then escorted to the lobby where our island host elaborately explained the island and perks of my newly acquired Diamond Status such as the free breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. It did take a while longer for our host to return with disappointing news that our room wouldn't be ready until later that afternoon but he arranged for us to change and shower in the showers nearby the gym and minutes later, we were swimming in the clear crystal blue water around the island.