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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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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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