75 percent of resorts now in operation

Over 75 percent of resorts are back in operation, the Tourism Ministry has stated.

Almost all tourism establishments in the Maldives closed last year following a border closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resorts and guest houses began reopening after the borders were reopened three months after closure.

Statistics released by the Tourism Ministry show that 37,140 beds are ready for occupancy at 159 tourism establishments across Maldives. Out of these, 150 establishments are already in operation, making 34,656 beds available. This amounts to 75 percent of beds available at the establishments.

The ministry said 16 percent of guesthouses have reopened thus far out of a total of 678 guest houses with 11,059 beds. 394 guest houses in 57 islands are now in operation, which is equivalent to 7,198 beds. Additionally, 6 percent of safari vessels and live-aboard, and 3 percent of hotels are also in operation.