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Maldives Records 96,411 Tourist Arrivals in December 2020

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Tourists arrivals to the Maldives has increased by 170% in December 2020 with over 96,000 tourist arrivals during the month.

The Maldives recorded 96,411 tourist arrivals in December 2020. This figure is an increase of 170% compared to November 2020.

According to the statistics from the Maldives Immigration, an average of 3110 tourists arrived per day in December 2020. Furthermore, the minimum number of tourists that arrived in December per day was 114, 569 and 1,585 respectively.

Neighbouring India overtook the Russian Federation, becoming the biggest tourist source market to the Maldives. India was also the fastest-growing tourist source market in 2019. Maldives recorded A total of 18,637 tourists arrivals from India in December 2020. Meanwhile, 15,323 tourists arrived in the Maldives from the Russian Federation during the month.

The United Kingdom took third place with 14,431 arrivals during December 2020. 4,363, 3998 and 3,010 tourists arrived from Germany, France and Ukraine respectively. The United States ranked in the 7th place with 3,005 tourist arrivals. And 2,839, 2,210, and 2,088 tourists arrived from Kazakhstan, Switzerland and Romania respectively.

While the average daily tourist arrivals increased by 161% in December 2020, it increased by 72% in November 2020 and 118% in October 2020.

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

Before the Maldives closed its borders, 383,760 tourists visited the tropical holiday destination. Meanwhile, during the border closure period, 87 tourists visited the Maldives. According to the statistics from the Maldives immigration, 172,552 tourists arrived in the Maldives after the country reopened its border. Hence, surpassing the target of the Maldives’ tourism ministry to welcome 500,000 tourists in 2020.

In 2021, the Maldives has already welcomed over 10,000 tourist arrivals during the first 3 days. According to Tourism Minister, Dr Abdulla Mausoom, the island archipelago welcomed an average of 3,456 tourists during the first 3 days of 2020. Minister further stated 2021 looks promising to the Tourism industry of the Maldives. Tourism Ministry also forecasts a 1.5 million tourist arrivals in 2020.

Feature image by Huvafen Fushi 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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