Bed capacity of tourist facilities exceeds 57,000

The operational bed capacity of tourist facilities across the Maldives has exceeded 57,000.

The latest daily figures released by the Ministry of Tourism revealed that a total of 1,156 tourist accommodation establishments are currently operational in the Maldives, with a total of 57,487 tourist beds.

The total number of operational beds spans resorts, hotels, guest houses and cruise ships, including 39,481 in resorts, 1,564 in hotels, 13,478 in guest houses guests and 2,954 in cruise ships. Currently, there are 10 operational beds in host families.

Ministry statistics show that 69% of operational beds are in resorts, followed by 23% in guesthouses, 5% in cruise ships and 3% in hotels.

The Maldives currently has 1,156 operational tourist facilities; which include 150 safari ships, 828 guesthouses, 12 hotels, 2 homestays and 164 resorts.

The Maldives currently has a capacity of 1,167 tourist facilities, including 154 safari boats, 829 guesthouses, 12 hotels, 2 homestays and 170 resorts. The total bed capacity is 58,674, including 40,643 resort beds, 13,490 guest house beds, 1,564 hotel beds, 2,967 safari boat beds and 10 guesthouse beds. inhabitant.

This means that out of the total capacity of the facilities, four safari ships, six resorts, one guesthouse have yet to resume operations.

On January 1, the ministry also facilitated the introduction of Homestay in the Maldives, with the first of its kind opened on Dhiggaru Island in Meemu Atoll. This is in line with the President’s tourism development vision and policy to make tourism and its benefits equally accessible to island communities.

The Maldives reopened its borders on July 15, 2020, nearly four months after borders were closed, and initially resorts and cruise ships were given the green light to begin operations. Guesthouses outside the Greater Male region were allowed to resume operations on October 15, 2020. Authorities allowed guesthouses to reopen in the capital region on December 14, 2020.

Richard F. Gandhi