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What Makes the Maldives a COVID-19 Safe Holiday Destination?

COVID-19 Safe Destination
Find out what makes the island nation over 180,000 people already visited a COVID-19 safe holiday destination.

Worried you won’t be able to find a COVID-19 safe holiday destination in 2021? Tourists from all around the globe are visiting the tropical islands in the Indian Ocean—the Maldives. This island nation has already witnessed over 180,000 tourist arrivals in 2021.

While tourist destinations all over the world refused to reopen their borders, Maldives decided to open up its doors to let holidaymakers relax, create memories and reconnect to themselves. You’ve probably heard about the countless celebrities making headlines for visiting the island archipelago and thought its absurd. So, what makes the Maldives a COVID-19 safe holiday destination?

Natural Social Distancing

Maldives has a geographical advantage over other destinations with its unique islands. Each resort in the country nestles on its very own private island. This is usually referred to as the ‘one-island-one-resort’ concept.

So, as each resort is located on its very own private island, social distancing just comes naturally for holidaymakers. If privacy is what you’re looking for, the secluded resorts in this tropical holiday destination will not disappoint!

Enhanced hygiene and Safety Measures

The economy of the Maldives heavily relies on the tourism industry. Hence, the government of the Maldives took every step to ensure guests will have a safe experience when they visit the Maldives. Resorts in the country have also heightened their hygiene and safety measures.

On the other hand, employees in the tourism industry have started receiving the vaccination for COVID-19. Several resorts have already begun the process of vaccinating their staffs.

Less Than 0.20% of Tourists Tested Positive for COVID-19

According to the statistics, only 0.18% of tourists that visited the Maldives tested positive for COVID-19 from 1st January to 25th February 2021. Moreover, COVID-19 cases within tourists haven’t surpassed 0.40% in any months after the Maldives reopened its borders.

Also read: Choosing between a Beach, Overwater and an Underwater Villa in the Maldives

The Maldives is also recognized by the World Travel and Tourism Council for the country’s enhanced health and safety measures. And in 2020, the island nation also won the title of ‘World’s Leading Destination’ by the World Travel Awards. So, if you’re ready to travel, pack your bags to visit this COVID-19 safe destination.

Feature image by Velaa Private Island

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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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