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18 Jun 2024 | Tue 16:26
70 percent of the bed capacity is occupied by resorts
70 percent of the bed capacity is occupied by resorts
Operational tourist facilities
1,199 tourist facilities currently operational
62,542 tourist beds are in operation across 1,199 tourist facilities including 175 resorts, 860 guesthouses, 14 hotels and 150 live-aboard vessels. 70 percent of the bed capacity is occupied by resorts.

The number of tourist facilities that are currently operational across the Maldives currently sits at 1,199.

This was revealed by the latest weekly statistics publicized by the Ministry of Tourism earlier this week.

As such, the ministry’s figures revealed that as of June 12, the number of operational tourist accommodation facilities across the Maldives sits at 1,199.

The guesthouses span across 115 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 23 percent occupied by guesthouses, four percent by safari vessels and three percent by hotels.

Presently, a total of 62,542 tourist beds are in operation across these facilities, which include 175 resorts, 860 guesthouses, 14 hotels and 150 live-aboard vessels.

The beds operational across these facilities include 43,197 in resorts, 1,956 in hotels, 14,461 in guesthouses and 2,928 in live-aboard vessels.

Maldives currently has a capacity of 1,206 tourist facilities which include 150 safari vessels, 860 guesthouses, 14 hotels and 182 resorts. This means that of the total facility capacity, seven resorts have yet to resume operations.

Tourist facilities currently in operation are:

  • Two resorts and 21 guesthouses in four islands of Haa Alif atoll,
  • One hotel, Two resorts and 17 guesthouses in five islands of Haa Dhaal atoll,
  • Two resorts and nine guesthouses in six islands of Shaviyani atoll,
  • Eight resorts and 13 guesthouses in five islands of Noonu atoll,
  • 17 resorts, one hotel and five guesthouses in seven islands of Raa atoll,
  • 16 resorts, one hotel and 70 guesthouses in 13 islands of Baa atoll,
  • 11 resorts and five guesthouses in four islands of Lhaviyani atoll,
  • 56 resorts, eight hotels and 313 guesthouses in 10 islands of Kaafu atoll,
  • 11 resorts and 151 guesthouses in eight islands of Alif Alif atoll,
  • 18 resorts, one hotel and 98 guesthouses in 10 islands of Alif Dhaal atoll,
  • Five resorts, one hotel and 55 guesthouses in five islands of Vaavu atoll,
  • Three resorts and five guesthouses in five islands of Meemu atoll,
  • One resort and eight guesthouses in two islands of Faafu atoll,
  • Nine resorts and nine guesthouses in six islands of Dhaalu atoll,
  • One resort and eight guesthouses in five islands of Thaa atoll,
  • Two resorts and four guesthouses in one island of Laamu atoll,
  • Six resorts, one hotel and 13 guesthouses in six islands of Gaaf Alif atoll,
  • Three resorts and 10 guesthouses in four islands of Gaaf Dhaal atoll,
  • 27 guesthouses in Fuvahmulah City,
  • Two resorts, one hotel and 19 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: 3 weeks ago
Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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