How's this for a taxi stand?
For those people staying on the Maldivian resorts too far away from the main airport for a speedboat transfer, the only way to get there is via the air taxi service.
As you leave the airport terminal a little mini-bus takes you to the air taxi rank to catch a sea-plane transfer to your island - over some of the most amazing views you are ever likely to see (and which many are already posted here on TE).
There are several companies running the services to the different attolls in the Maldives - this one was ours - the Maldivian Air Taxi company. The different planes take different routes round the islands, dropping you off at the start of the holiday and coming to pick you back up at the end.
It truly is a stunning way to start - and end - a wonderful holiday in a wonderful part of the world.
Scanned from a poor quality original photo, with quite a bit of post processing (although the colours etc are pretty much as seen - pp was jst to clean up the image etc).
Note - The descibed state of "Baa" is incorrect - but nothing in the prescribed choices matched where the picture was taken (Veligandu Island, Rashdu Attol, North Ari Attoll, Maldives)