Resorts set up social distancing for tourists

From underwater dining to underwater villas, the Maldives is coming in imaginative ways that help travelers stay away socially while still enjoying the holiday.

The island nation reopened to visitors on 15 July, and more than 57,000 tourists have arrived. More airlines are scheduled to resume flights this month and next. Earlier in November, the country’s tourist board launched a marketing campaign with the tagline: “Isolation never felt that good.”

Visitors are required to show a negative Kovid-19 test and fill out an online health declaration form. Resorts have increased cleanliness and added contactless check-in, but it is the privacy and solitude that is likely to attract travelers.

Eating in trees

At the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Itafushi, guests can eat bamboo pods such as treetop, nest in a restaurant in Terra. Six “naturally distracted” nests seat two, while one can accommodate four in the seventh, and the menu includes elements such as alba white truffle and wagyu beef.

Restaurant Terra at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithafushi.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Itafushi

Itafushi, which includes three interconnected islands, has seen an increase in demand for terra as well as in-room dining, and guests can also do spa treatments and yoga classes at their villas.

Travelers can book an entire island in the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithafushi.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Itafushi

One of the islands can be kept in its entirety. It includes three villas, five pools and a clubhouse, as well as a chef and concierge.

Life in the ocean

A 16-foot underwater master bedroom is submerged in the Muraka abode of Konrad Maldives Rangali Island. With a 180-degree curved roof, it is effectively the guests’ private aquarium. Upstairs is a bedroom with indoor and outdoor lounges, a private pool and sunset views.

An underwater bedroom in Muraca, part of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

Konrad Maldives Rangali Island | Justin nicholas

A personal butler, chef and private seaplane transfers are available as part of a VIP package, which starts at $ 46,500 a night for a stay in November and December.

A bubble on the beach

Singer Rita Ora and model Cara Delevingne have attended Finolu in recent years. Its two-bedroom “Rockstar Villas,” which come with a wine cellar and bar, are the most popular rooms.

Guests of the Maldivian island of Finolu can stay in a private “bubble tent” on the beach.


But for a more socially distant vacation, Finolu has a “beach bubble tent” – an enclosed transparent bedroom on a sandbar surrounded by ocean views. It comes with its own “bubble butler” and booking includes a private barbecue on the beach.

Your own personal cinema

For those looking for a quiet holiday, Tiny Kandolu has just 30 guest rooms. It is surrounded by a coral “garden” which is accessible from the island.

Kandholu in Maldives has only 30 guest rooms.

Kandolu | Universal

Socially perverted evening entertainment includes a moonlight cinema where guests can watch the film in seclusion with cocktails and snacks on a private jetty.

A Day of Social Distinction

Kurumba is the original private island resort in the Maldives. Opened in 1972, it is a 10-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, The main airport in Maldives.

Kurumba in the Maldives is offering a day of social-perverse activities through its app.

Kurumba | Universal

Its recently launched resort app allows guests to book “Just You and Me Time”, which includes a private breakfast, snorkeling, a distributed lunch, a spa treatment, a private dinner and a social night including a movie night A day of perverted activities.

Work from heaven

Those who wish to work from the sidelines can book a one-month “Work from Paradise” package on the Pullman Maldives momuta.

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa has launched the “Work from Paradise” package.

Pullman Maldives Mamuta

The stay consists of 200 square meters of residence with a personal trainer, a dive or a spa treatment, a day trip to the sister’s property, a night at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo and underwater villas – an underwater bedroom is.

Barefoot isolation

People staying at the Coco Palm Dhuni Crusher Resort in the southern Ba Atoll of the Maldives can escape for a “cast away” break in a rustic room on uninhabited Ambudho Island, away from a short speedboat ride.

Dudu’s private island is part of the Coco Palm Dhuni Crusher Resort in the Maldives.

Cocoa Palm Fad Crusher

Described as “the ultimate private – and isolated – getaway”, travelers find themselves secluded island for two nights, enjoying breakfast and lunch with them for picnics and an evening barbecue dinner.

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