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28 Guesthouses in the Maldives Reopens—As of 20th October 2020

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According to the Maldives Ministry of tourism, 28 guesthouses in the Maldives have reopened as of 20th October 2020.

28 guesthouses in the Maldives has reopened as of 20th October 2020. According to the Maldives Ministry of Tourism, the most number of guesthouses reopened in Kaafu Atoll, Huraa. Moreover, only guesthouses outside the Greater Male’ Region in the Maldives currently received approval to reopen.

Maldives’ Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom welcomed the first guesthouse tourists earlier. The guests also received a warm welcome at the ceremony held in Maafushi, Kaafu Atoll.

List of guesthouses currently reopened (according to the Ministry of Tourism)

Noonu Atoll, Fodhdhoo

  • Sabba Beach Suite

Kaafu Atoll, Huraa

  • Maakoalhi Lodge
  • Aqua Lodge
  • Kanborani
  • Nala Veshi Inn
  • Ocean Vibes Guesthouse
  • The Sunrise Huraa
  • Maldives Seashine Guest House
  • Pearl Sands at Huraa

Kaafu Atoll, Maafushi

  • Arena Fushi Seaview
  • Kaani Palm Beach
  • Whiteshell Island and Spa
  • Triton Beach
  • Crystal Sands
  • Salt Beach

Kaafu Atoll, Guraidhoo

  • Ithaa Beach Maldives

Vaavu Atoll, Fulidhoo

  • Huvan Inn
  • Island Break

Vaavu Atoll, Thinadhoo

  • Plumeria
  • Plumeria Sea View

Alifu Alifu, Mathiveri

  • Sands Inn Mathiveri

Alifu Alifu, Ukulhas

  • Gunbaru Inn
  • Sealavie Inn
  • Ukulhas Villa

Alifu Alifu, Thoddoo

  • Veli Thoddoo Inn
  • Resten Inn
  • Thoddoo Sunsky Inn
  • Thoddoo Beach Holiday Inn

Guesthouse tourism was initially planned to resume in August 2020. However, the government decided to reopen guesthouses on 15th October 2020 as an extra precaution to COVID-19. Likewise, the permit to reopen guesthouses is issued by the island councils.

Image: Triton Beach Hotel & Spa

Tourists visiting the Maldives currently require a negative PCR test before arrival in the Maldives. The test must be taken less than 96 hours before guests depart to the Maldives. Furthermore, travelers must submit this PCR test result when completing the Traveler Health Declaration Form. And all tourists must submit this form via the immigration website.

Also read: Guesthouses in Maldives Reopens – First Guests Arrive in Maafushi

COVID-19 has had a negative impact on the Maldives’ tourism industry. But, since the border reopening on 15th July 2020, tourist arrivals are rising at a steady pace. This month, from 1st October to 15th October, Maldives recorded 8,350 tourist arrivals. Thus, makes the total number of tourist arrivals 27,217 (since border reopening).

Feaure image by Arena Fushi Seaview
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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