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Over 3000 Tourists are Visiting the Maldives Every Day on Average

According to the statistics by the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, over 3000 tourists visited the Maldives every day on average in 2021.

According to the statistics by the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, over 3000 tourists visited the Maldives every day on average in 2021. Dubbed as the World’s Leading Destination in 2020 by the World Travel Awards, Maldives has become a trendy holiday destination.

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed resorts, guesthouses and other service providers in the Maldives to take extra precautionary steps. When the country reopened its borders in July 2020, tourists starting visiting the island archipelago once again. Then, during the holiday season of the same year, the island nation witnessed numerous celebrities flocking to the destination. The Maldives concluded 2020 with 555,494 tourist arrivals.

In 2021, Maldives already witnessed over 220,000 tourist arrivals. According to the figures from the Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism, the island archipelago recorded 227,488 tourist arrivals from 1st January to 12th March 2021. Despite the fears of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives has ensured travellers can enjoy a safe holiday experience.

Figures indicate 3,204 tourists visited the island nation on average by 12th March 2021. Likewise, tourists are spending an average of 9 days in the Maldives. Statistics further reveal that tourist arrivals during the period (1st January 2021 to 12th March 2021) decreased by 38.7% compared to 2020. Furthermore, tourist arrivals decreased by 40.6% compared to 2019 during this period.

Also read: Indians Dominate Maldives’ Tourist Arrival Figures

India and Russia contribute to a large portion of tourists that visited the Maldives so far in 2021. Meanwhile, other leading source markets include Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. India and Russia were also the leading tourist source markets in 2020. Moreover, some of the most influential Indian and Russian celebrities have vacationed in the Maldives during the past few months.

The Maldives aims to welcome 1.5 million tourists in 2021. Tourism Ministry forecasted that the tropical holiday destination will witness 10 million bed nights this year.

Feature image by Velaa Private Island

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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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