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The Maldives Allows Split Stay in all Tourist Establishments

guests in Maldives resort Mövenpick
The Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism has announced that the island nation will allow split stay between all types of accommodations.

Can’t get enough of the Maldives from one place? The Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism has announced that the island nation will allow split stay between resorts, hotels, guesthouses, and liveaboards with prior approval from the Ministry.

On August 2020, the Maldives announced split stay between resorts and safaris. However, holidaymakers can now split their stay between all types of accommodation in the Maldives. The Maldives tourism ministry believes allowing split stay between places would encourage tourists to holiday in the Maldives longer. 

This decision would also assist increase the tourist arrivals to the Maldives. As of 15th October 2020, the Maldives recorded a total of 27,217 tourist arrivals. And this month, from 1st October to 15th October 2020, Maldives recorded 8,350 arrivals. Russia is the leading tourist market during this period with 2,308 arrivals. Likewise, the Russian Market has been the strongest source market in terms of tourist arrivals since the borders reopened.

The Maldives has also resumed guesthouse operations outside the Greater Male’ Region on 15th October 2020. According to the Ministry of Tourism, 28 guesthouses now remain operational (as of 20th October 2020). Although Guesthouse tourism was initially planned to resume in August 2020, it was delayed to 15th October 2020 as an extra precaution to COVID-19.

Maldives has also made it mandatory for tourists to present a negative PCR test upon arrival. Travellers should take this test less than 96 hours before guests depart to the Maldives. Moreover, travellers must submit this PCR test result when completing the Traveler Health Declaration Form. And all tourists must submit this form via the immigration website.

Also read: Maldives Resorts Reopening its Doors on November 2020

While COVID-19 has negatively impacted the Maldives’ tourism industry, since the border reopening on 15th July 2020, tourist arrivals are rising at a steady pace. Furthermore, more airlines have also announced to operate flights to the Maldives in the coming weeks.

Feature image by Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives
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Earth Week at Oaga Art Resort: Connect with the Beauty of Nature

Oaga Art Resort is getting ready to celebrate Earth Week with Nature's Embrace!

Oaga Art Resort is dedicating a week to connecting with the beauty and wonder of the planet! In celebration of Earth Week, the resort is curating a programme with meaningful experiences and deep appreciation for the Earth from March 21st to 27th, 2024.

Earth Week Specials at Oaga Art Resort

On March 21st, the resort will celebrate Poetry Day to unwind with Earth-inspired creativity. Start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. As the sun goes down, guests are invited to enjoy poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo ‘Something Lovely’.

On March 22nd, guests can enjoy a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the nighttime falls, witness the artistry of a sand artist as they create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

On March 23rd, Connect with Nature in a mindful way. As part of the Earth Hour, a candlelit Earth meditation and Sound healing session will be hosted. Guests can also savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire! Additionally, a special coral planting cocktail will take place at sunset. At this event, guests can also help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. The project is carried out in partnership with Coralive, aiming to completely resort to the house reef by 2028.

Celebrate Holi with an Eco Twist on March 25th. Create stunning sand mandalas and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Oaga Art Resort will also be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting!

Reflect and reminisce under the stars on March 26th. Cuddle up for a captivating movie night! The Grand Finale, with World Theatre Day will be hosted on March 27th. The resort will be hosting a puppet show in addition to live performances by the Sky Rock band. End the night with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Earth Week and so Much More!

Guests are welcome to enjoy these activities and so much more at Oaga. The resort is all about fun, creative and new experiences. The Earth Week celebrations are weaved into the activities throughout Oaga Art Resort during this period. Oaga Art Resort is the perfect spot for an all-inclusive getaway. The Greatest All-inclusive plan redefines your resort experience!

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