Well-heeled travelers bound for the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Maldive Islands now have a new place to park their private jets. Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa has put paradise on the radar with a private jet airport terminal.
The terminal, at Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll, is a five-minute speedboat ride to the resort and is for the exclusive arrival and departure of the resort's guests. A private lounge offers one-stop immigration, custom and baggage screening services.
“With Gan airport, we have found the ideal partner to provide guests arriving by private jet a unique experience, unmatched convenience and privacy," said Rene D. Egle, the resort's general manager.
Guests taking advantage of the new private jet terminal also can try the resort's “Private Jet Experience,” which features a stay in a 10,000-square-foot presidential villa with a butler and daily massage.