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A guesthouse in Hulhumalé
A guesthouse in Hulhumalé
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Operational tourist facilities
Number of operational tourist facilities drop further
 
A total of 61,466 tourist beds are in operation across these facilities
 
This means that over the past week, one resort and two guesthouses halted services
 
Maldives currently has a capacity of 1,144 tourist facilities

The number of tourist facilities that are currently operational across the Maldives has dropped further.

This was revealed by the latest weekly statistics publicized by the Ministry of Tourism on Friday.

As such, the ministry’s figures revealed that as of January 24, the number of operational tourist accommodation facilities across the Maldives sat at 1,139.

The guesthouses span across 114 islands of 20 atolls, with hotels operational in nine islands of eight atolls. 70 percent of the bed capacity is occupied by resorts, followed by 22 percent occupied by guesthouses, five percent by safari vessels and three percent by hotels.

Presently, a total of 61,466 tourist beds are in operation across these facilities, which include 175 resorts, 809 guesthouses, 15 hotels and 140 live-aboard vessels.

This means that over the past week, one resort and two guesthouses halted services.

The beds operational across these facilities include 43,123 in resorts, 2,016 in hotels, 13,627 in guesthouses and 2,700 in live-aboard vessels.

Maldives currently has a capacity of 1,144 tourist facilities which include 140 safari vessels, 809 guesthouses, 15 hotels and 180 resorts. This means that of the total facility capacity, four resorts have yet to resume operations.

Tourist facilities currently in operation are:

  • Two resorts and 20 guesthouses in four islands of Haa Alif atoll,
  • One hotel, one resort and 17 guesthouses in five islands of Haa Dhaal atoll,
  • Two resorts and nine guesthouses in six islands of Shaviyani atoll,
  • Eight resorts and 12 guesthouses in five islands of Noonu atoll,
  • 17 resorts and five guesthouses in seven islands of Raa atoll,
  • 17 resorts, one hotel and 63 guesthouses in 13 islands of Baa atoll,
  • 11 resorts and five guesthouses in four islands of Lhaviyani atoll,
  • 56 resorts, seven hotels and 301 guesthouses in 10 islands of Kaafu atoll,
  • 11 resorts and 140 guesthouses in eight islands of Alif Alif atoll,
  • 18 resorts, one hotel and 90 guesthouses in 10 islands of Alif Dhaal atoll,
  • Five resorts, one hotel and 54 guesthouses in five islands of Vaavu atoll,
  • Three resorts and five guesthouses in five islands of Meemu atoll,
  • One resort and seven guesthouses in two islands of Faafu atoll,
  • Nine resorts and nine guesthouses in six islands of Dhaalu atoll,
  • One resort and six guesthouses in five islands of Thaa atoll,
  • Two resorts and four guesthouses in one island of Laamu atoll,
  • Six resorts, one hotel and 11 guesthouses in six islands of Gaaf Alif atoll,
  • Three resorts and eight guesthouses in four islands of Gaaf Dhaal atoll,
  • 25 guesthouses in Fuvahmulah City,
  • Two resorts, one hotel and 18 guesthouses in six districts of Addu City in Seenu atoll

The ministry introduced Homestay in the Maldives in January 2022. Since then, a few more homestay facilities have been opened. This came under former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s tourism development vision and policy to make tourism and its benefits accessible to the island communities as well.

Last updated at: 2 months ago
Reviewed by: Fathimath Zuhaira
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