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Maldives Records 35,759 Tourist Arrivals in November 2020

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Tourists arrivals to the Maldives has increased by 66% in November 2020 with over 35,000 tourist arrivals during the month.

The Maldives has recorded 35,759 tourist arrivals in November 2020. According to the figures by Maldives Immigration, tourist arrivals have increased by 66% in November 2020.

An average of 1,192 travellers arrived in the Maldives per day, in November. Daily tourist arrivals to the Maldives saw an increase of 72% in November 2020 as well. Likewise, the month’s highest number of tourist arrivals recorded in a single day was 2,299. This figure is also the highest number of arrivals recorded in a single day since the island nation reopened its borders.

In terms of the leading tourist markets, Russia continues to retain its position as the top contributor. A total of 8,581 tourists from Russia arrived in the Maldives during the month. This is an increase of 43% as well. Secondly, tourist arrivals from neighbouring India grew by a whopping 445% with 7,610 tourist arrivals.

Several Indian celebrities have also made headlines throughout November with their vacays in the Maldives. See the full list of Indian celebrities that spent their holiday in the Maldives HERE.

Followed by India, 2,093 tourists arrived from the USA, an increase of 44%. Meanwhile, 2,091, 2,087, & 1,245 tourist arrivals were recorded from the United Kingdom, Germany and Ukraine respectively.

The United Arab Emirates ranked as the 7th leading tourist source market for the Maldives. A total of 1,033 tourists arrived from UAE, according to the Maldives immigration. Moreover, Brazil, Switzerland & Czech Republic ranked as the 8, 9 & 10 top source markets respectively.

Also read: ‘Daisy Baby’ Samira Mighty Stuns in the Maldives

Since the Maldives reopened its borders, tourist arrivals have steadily started growing. Furthermore, the tropical holiday destination expects arrivals to further increase with the holiday season.

In November 2020, Maldives won prestigious honours at the 27th edition of the World Travel Awards as well. The island archipelago claimed the title of the World’s Leading Destination for the first time this year. Moreover, 8 properties in the Maldives have also grabbed awards globally.

Feature image by Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
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The Nautilus Maldives Announces Ananda Wellness Residency

The Nautilus will host two senior practitioners from the world’s most renowned holistic wellness retreat. From 16th to 26th August 2023, Ananda in the Himalayas will be at The Nautilus. Combining Ananda’s specialist Ayurvedic knowledge with The Nautilus’s timeless hospitality offering, this residency will provide the ultimate restorative wellness experience.

Exploring the Restorative Wellness Experiences

The Nautilus tailors holidays to individual needs, providing a completely bespoke experience renowned for its customization. Additionally, the resort also provides unscripted and timeless offerings to its travellers. With this, the Ananda treatments will be available to guests at any time of day. The treatment will be provided in the overwater Solasta Spa’s glass-floored private treatment pavilions. Interested guests can also explore the treatments in the comfort of guest houses and residences.

The two practitioners, Mr Sandeep Dhamada and Ms Krishna Karki, are some of Ananda’s most accomplished and expert holistic therapists. As a follow-up to these speciality treatments, The Nautilus guests will also benefit from an online consultation with an Ayurvedic physician. This will further enhance the holistic benefits of the treatments in addition to the overall experience. Ananda’s gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is available to consume anywhere on the island, incorporating anti-inflammatory properties, with fundamental food tastes carefully combined with macronutrients.

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of the world’s leading luxury wellness retreats, aligning with the rejuvenating spirit of The Nautilus. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation, Ananda integrates these ancient practices with therapy. The partnership first launched in 2022 and this year’s iteration enhances the already extensive wellness offering with a series of curated experiences for guests looking to rebalance their body, soul and mind.

Specialty Treatments Offered by Ananda at The Nautilus:

  • Ananda Touch with Reflexology (90 Mins)- A rhythmic flowing massage with rose-scented oils. The treatment releases tension and stress combined with the stimulation of reflex points. This practice aims to restore energy flow throughout the entire body and foster balance within the body and mind.
  • Indian Head Massage with Reflexology (90 Mins)– This ancient experience relaxes, tones, and eases muscle tension. It also aids in eliminating toxins by stimulating circulation. Following this, a massage is administered to the feet, applying pressure on the soles to restore healthy energy flow throughout the body.
  • Indian Head Massage with Shiatsu (90 Mins)– A traditional massage which provides deep relaxation. Following this, Shiatsu is applied. This is a full body pressure point experience that enhances circulation and boosts the immune system.
  • Himalayan Honey and Rose Facial with Foot Massage (90 mins)– This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils. We massage pure organic honey harvested from the Himalayas into the skin and apply a mask of cooling cucumber. As the mask hydrates your skin, indulge in a soothing foot massage that stimulates reflex points.
  • Ananda Moksha (90 Mins)– A full body massage which uses traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques. The holistic therapy draws inspiration from the concept of Moksha, signifying a liberation of the senses and a release for the free flow of Prana or energy.

About The Nautilus Maldives

The private island of The Nautilus boasts just 26 beach and oceanside houses and residences. Guests can also explore an extensive range of facilities and spa amenities. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, one of the largest manta-feeding hotspots in the world, offering white sandy beaches, pristine waters, and coral reefs. This extraordinary, tranquil location combined with an unmatched ultra-luxury five-star experience make The Nautilus the perfect private island resort to relax, reset and recharge.

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