Post lockdown tourism: Over 200 guest houses now in operation

Over 200 guest houses are now in operation in the Maldives.

The Maldives closed its borders to tourists earlier in March as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. While most resorts and all guest houses and hotels remained closed during the period, the government permitted resorts to resume operation in July. Guest houses were permitted to resume operation later in October.

According to statistics released by the Tourism Ministry, 222 guest houses have been brought to operational status by December 24. This includes 99 guest houses in Kaafu atoll, 54 in Aa. atoll, 21 in ADh. atoll, 21 in V. atoll and eight guest houses in Fuvahmulah. Four guest houses each have reopened in both Ha. atoll and southernmost Addu city, as well as eight guest houses in Baa atoll, and one each from N. and GDh. atoll.

A total of 4,276 beds are available at the facilities.

32,380 beds are now in operation in 138 resorts and yachts. 1,186 beds from ten hotels and 2,521 from safaris are also in operation.