Many resorts are now offering domestic flight + speedboat as a lower cost alternative to seaplanes. I am looking for advice to weigh the pros & cons of each. In my case, I am staying at LUX in the Southern Ari Atoll, the resort is offering to arrange either, I am arriving in MLE early in the day, and the cost savings is 254$ for 2 persons*.
*Domestic+Speedboat = 353 per person; Seaplane direct = 480 per person (for LUX resort).
Your input is appreciated. Examples include: typical domestic layover duration, overall comfort of flight, whether or not your Seaplane stopped at other islands along the way, and subjective value of the seaplane 'novelty' factor. If you had the option of either at time of booking, which would you choose.