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Hotels and Guesthouses in Greater Malé Region to Reopen from 14th December 2020

Hotel in greater Malé Region
Guesthouses and hotels in the greater Malé Region will reopen from 14th December 2020, according to tourism minister.

Guesthouses in the greater Malé Region will reopen from 14th December 2020. Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom announced on Twitter that the government will grant permission for guesthouses and hotels in the greater Malé Region to reopen from 14th of this month.

Minister Mausoom said a gusts will require a 72 hours exit PCR screening to visit these guesthouses and hotels.

Tweeted by the Tourism Minister of Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom

Currently, a number of guesthouses in local islands have reopened. While the government initially planned to grant guesthouses permission to reopen in August, it was later delayed as an extra precaution to COVID-19.

So, guesthouses opened in 15th October 2020 with the first guests arriving in Maafushi. Furthermore, Local Island Councils issue to permit for guesthouses in islands to reopen.

Also read: Maldives Records 35,759 Tourist Arrivals in November 2020

Several guesthouses operate in the Greater Malé Region. Hulhumalé features chic inns and boutique guesthouses near the beachside. Meanwhile, in the capital Malé, notable hotels include Hotel Jen by Shangri-la, Champa Central Hotel, Mookai Hotel, Mookai Suites, Maagiri Hotel and Samann Grand.

Hulhumalé and Malé feature an array of restaurants around both of the cities with cuisine and dishes from all over the world. The two cities and the Velana International Airport connects via a bridge. Hence, travelling between cities is now much easier.

Also read: Add to Your Bucket List: 5 Romantic Dining Venues in the Maldives

The chic guesthouses in Hulhumalé are perfect for travellers looking to enjoy a piece of paradise on a budget. After all, you can still enjoy the ‘sun, sand & sea’ experience here. However, if you want more privacy and would like total isolation, the unique one-island resorts in the Maldives are perfect for a getaway this holiday season.

Feature image by Hotel Jen Maldives Malé by Shangri-La
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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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