Today, guesthouses in the Maldives will be reopening in islands apart from the Capital Male City area. According to the Tourism Ministry, so far twenty-two guesthouses have been permitted to resume operations in six islands.
The islands in which guesthouses have commenced operations today include Maafushi and Huraa in Kaafu Atoll, V Thinadhoo, AA Mathiveri, N. Fohdhoo and Thaa Gaadhiffushi.
While the Maldives is most popular for its luxurious facilities, the island of Maafushi is well-known for budget vacations and luxury holidays. The island, featuring charming blue lagoons and sandy beaches along with the chic accommodation facilities, is just 35 minutes by speedboat or 1.5 hours by ferry from Male.
Huraa is well known in the Maldivian history as the last royal dynasty to rule over Maldives has its root in Huraa island. It was founded in 1757 by Sultan al-Ghazi Hasan ‘Izz ud-din. A mangrove swamp is located to the north of the island, declared a protected nature reserve. Its environment with its unique vegetation provides a safe resting place for species of protected birds.
Despite its rather small size, Thinadhoo features one of the best bikini beaches on Maldives. Like Thinadhoo, Mathiveri is also an extremely stunning island to explore the underwater beauty of Maldives.
Before you start planning, here’s everything you, as a traveller, need to know about guesthouses reopening.