Stats show over 3,500 tourist beds not in service

Statistics show over 3,500 registered tourists beds are not in operation.

Tourism facilities were closed when the Maldives closed its borders in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and most facilities have reopened since then. Official statistics released by the Tourism Ministry show the Maldives' operation capacity is 57,338. However, the number of beds currently in operation is 53,836. Over 3,502 beds are not in operation for various reasons, including changes to tourism capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of resorts: 167
Number of resorts in operation: 162
Number of guest houses and hotels: 819
Number of guest houses and hotels in operation: 629
Number of safaris: 157
Number of safaris in operation: 144

The statistics show despite having the license to operate, 1,011 beds are not in service. While the total operating capacity in resorts is 39,833, the number of beds in service is 38,822. Although the total capacity for guest houses and hotels is 14,570, the number of beds in service is 12,180. The number of beds licensed for operation is 2,935 in safaris and liveaboards, out of which 2,834 beds are in operation.