Guesthouses in the greater Malé Region will reopen from 14th December 2020. Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom announced on Twitter that the government will grant permission for guesthouses and hotels in the greater Malé Region to reopen from 14th of this month.

Minister Mausoom said a gusts will require a 72 hours exit PCR screening to visit these guesthouses and hotels.

Tweeted by the Tourism Minister of Maldives, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom

Currently, a number of guesthouses in local islands have reopened. While the government initially planned to grant guesthouses permission to reopen in August, it was later delayed as an extra precaution to COVID-19.

So, guesthouses opened in 15th October 2020 with the first guests arriving in Maafushi. Furthermore, Local Island Councils issue to permit for guesthouses in islands to reopen.

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Several guesthouses operate in the Greater Malé Region. Hulhumalé features chic inns and boutique guesthouses near the beachside. Meanwhile, in the capital Malé, notable hotels include Hotel Jen by Shangri-la, Champa Central Hotel, Mookai Hotel, Mookai Suites, Maagiri Hotel and Samann Grand.

Hulhumalé and Malé feature an array of restaurants around both of the cities with cuisine and dishes from all over the world. The two cities and the Velana International Airport connects via a bridge. Hence, travelling between cities is now much easier.

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The chic guesthouses in Hulhumalé are perfect for travellers looking to enjoy a piece of paradise on a budget. After all, you can still enjoy the ‘sun, sand & sea’ experience here. However, if you want more privacy and would like total isolation, the unique one-island resorts in the Maldives are perfect for a getaway this holiday season.

Feature image by Hotel Jen Maldives Malé by Shangri-La