Yes, it’s a long distance from the U.S., and includes likely a connection through Doha or Dubai, followed by a connection to Male, then likely a Seaplane to Milaidhoo. That alone will be enough to turn many people away. The flight was most certainly long. The Seaplane we thoroughly enjoyed and it was quite an amazing (and very safe/professionally run) experience. If you are someone that has trouble sitting for 10 hours at a time on a plane, or that just despises airline travel, the nearby Caribbean is perhaps for you. But, if you want to try something quite different --- a real experience and, in our opinion, beauty that surpasses anything you’ll find in the Caribbean, do some research on the Maldives, and in particular see what you can learn about Milaidhoo. And when you come back, take the time on the 10 hour flight as we did and write a review that honestly and plainly lays it out for others in the U.S. We appreciate those that did that for us, as they helped us make a great decision that fit us perfectly. The more of us that do that and share our knowledge and what we found, the easier it will be for someone to take the leap to fly 8,000 miles across the globe to a microscopic island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Thank you to the ownership, management and staff at Milaidhoo. You created memories for us that we’ll have for the rest of our lives, and we could not be more grateful for that.