Kodhipparu Resort welcomes first tourists after reopening

Grand Park Kodhipparu Resort has welcomed its first tourists after the reopening.

The Maldives closed its border to tourists on MArch 27 as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, after which most tourism properties in the Maldives shut down temporarily. The country reopened its borders on July 15 and welcomes its first tourists.

According to Kodhipparu Resort, the resort’s first tourists arrived via Qatar Airlines on July 15 on the very first flight that traveled to the Maldives upon border reopening. Four tourists have arrived at the resort located about 10 minutes away by speedboat from Velana International Airport.

The resort features 120 villas designed by famous interior designer Herich Brenda’s Herich & Associates. The resort has been reopened while maintaining special precautionary measures in response to COVID-19.

104 tourists arrived in the first flight that landed in the Maldives following the lockdown. Research has estimated that 10,000 tourists will visit the country in July.