When you stay at the Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa, Beach House Maldives A Waldorf Astoria Resort or Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, you start getting amenities even before you arrive at the hotel. The perks actually start rolling in when you step off of the plane.
After you arrive at Maldives International Airport and await your seaplane transfer to your island getaway, you get to chillax in the new VIP seaplane lounge that gives out a number of freebies. The best of which is the complimentary shoulder massages, which are probably much-needed after that long, cramped international flight.
Other freebies in the air-conditioned lounge include hot and cold food prepared by a resident chef, drinks, WiFi, computer stations, toilets, showers and changing areas. There are indoor and outdoor lounging areas with oversized couches that invite lounging. And in case that shoulder massage just doesn't cut it, you can get other massages and body scrubs for a fee. Kiddies aren't left out, either; there's a play room with a ball pit where they can let loose.
Guests staying at the Beach House Maldives and Conrad Maldives Rangali Island get a large shared lounge while guests of Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa receive their own separate area.
The lounge is free from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. If you want to head there from 5 to 11 p.m., you'll have to pay $80 and $40 for kids. The evening rate includes use of all the lounge facilities, buffet dinner and drinks. It's not bad considering you can shower, eat and surf the Web for that price.