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Maldives’ Top 10 Tourist Markets for February 2021

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Tourist source markets to Maldives that were leading the figures in February 2021, according to the Maldives Immigration.

Wondering which tourist source markets contributed to the Maldives’ highest number of tourists arrivals in February 2021? According to the statistics from Maldives Immigration, India was the leading tourist source market in February 2021. But, here are Maldives’ top 10 tourist source markets in February 2021.

The official statistics reveal that 24,905 tourists arrived in the Maldives from India. During the month, numerous Indian celebrities have also chosen the Maldives to spend their getaway. Check out this list of 31 celebrities that visited the Maldives during February 2021.

Russia ranked in 2nd place with 19,724 tourist arrivals. The Russian Federation played a pivotal role in Maldives’ road to recovery. Likewise, until last month, Russia consistently remained the leading tourist source market after the Maldives reopened its borders.

5,339 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Ukraine while 3,996 tourists arrived from Germany. As the 5th biggest tourist source market of February 2021, 3,732 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Kazakstan. Meanwhile, 3,231 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Switzerland and 3,204 tourists arrived from the Czech Republic.

A growing source market, 3,190 tourists arrived in the Maldives from Romania. And as the 9th leading individual market, 2,237 tourists arrived from the United States. Ranking the 10th place, Maldives recorded 2,052 tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom in February 2021. For further statistics and information go to

Statistics from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism reveals that 96,881 tourists arrived in February 2021. Moreover, tourists spent an average of 8.8 days in the tropical holiday destination. With the 96,881 tourist arrivals, Maldives welcomed 188,984 tourists by the end of February 2021.

Also read: Maldives’ Top 10 Tourist Markets for January 2021

Arrivals during the first 2 months of 2020 is a decrease of 40.7% compared to the first 2 months of 2020. However, Maldives aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021 as opposed to the 555,494 tourists the island archipelago welcomed in 2020.

Feature image by Cocoon Maldives

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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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