Resort facilities

966 tourist facilities currently in operation across the Maldives

966 tourist accommodation establishments are currently operational across the Maldives.

Over the past week, four more tourist facilities have reopened to tourists across the Maldives, including three guesthouses and one resort.

The latest weekly statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism on Friday revealed that between March 10 and 16, a guesthouse reopened to tourists in the Greater Male region of Kaafu Atoll, a Guesthouses on Kaafu Atoll’s Gaafaru Island have also resumed services and a guesthouse in Meemu Atoll’s Veyvah Island has also reopened to tourists.

This means that the total operational capacity of tourist accommodation establishments in the Maldives has increased to 966, including 163 resorts, 643 guesthouses, 12 hotels and 149 cruise ships.

The number of operational beds also increased to 54,478, including 38,928 in resorts, 1,916 in hotels, 11,212 in guesthouses and 2,920 in safari boats.

The Maldives currently has a capacity of 1,169 tourist facilities, including 152 safari boats, 849 hotels and guesthouses, and 168 resorts. This means that out of the total capacity of the facilities, three safari ships, five resorts, 195 guesthouses and hotels have yet to resume operations.

On January 1, the ministry also facilitated the introduction of Homestay in the Maldives, with the first of its kind launched on Dhiggaru Island in Meemu Atoll. This falls under the President’s Tourism Development Vision and Policy aimed at making tourism and its benefits accessible to island communities.

Almost four months after the borders were closed, the Maldives reopened the borders on July 15, 2020 and initially resorts and cruise ships were given the green light to begin operations. Guesthouses outside the Greater Male region were allowed to resume operations on October 15, 2020. Authorities allowed guesthouses to reopen in the capital region on December 14, 2020.