Here's what to expect in 2021.

27 January 2021

The Maldives (Engl.: "chain of islands") are considered to be the holiday paradise par excellence and are at the top of many people's dream holiday wish list. To stay up to date, we have summarized all the news and current information about the island nation in the Indian Ocean for you.

Airlines increase the number of flights to the Maldives

Both Qatar Airways and Emirates have increased the frequency of their flights from Doha, Qatar, to Malé, the capital of the Maldives, to four per day. The archipelago has benefited from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Maldives has received the "Safe Travels Stamp" and is therefore considered a Covid19-safe holiday destination for travellers. No quarantine period is required upon arrival, but a negative PCR test result must be presented to the respective airline before departure to the Maldives.

Experience Maldives virtually

Since January 2021 Maldives Virtual Tour and offers travel enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the Maldives like never before in 360° virtual tours. With over 2,000 virtual tours of more than 150 islands, viewers also have the opportunity to book the best prices directly from the resorts shown.

Vakkaru Maldives introduces new Ayurveda programs

At the luxury resort Vakkaru Maldives a new Ayurveda program offers guests another way to maximize their well-being during their stay at Baa Atoll. The treatments, specially designed for Vakkaru with the support of Sri Lankan Ayurveda brand Siddhalepa developed are led by Ayurvedic physician Kalani Perera and take place in a dedicated Ayurvedic treatment room at Merana, the resort's overwater spa.

Maldives among top six destinations to visit in 2021

Lonely Planetthe travel guide publisher, has compiled a list of the top six destinations that holidaymakers can look forward to in 2021. The luxury destination, which is known for its pristine beaches and vibrant underwater ecosystem, ranks high in both surveys and search results. The Maldives reopened to tourists on July 15, 2020 and, despite the global Corona pandemic, is considered a safe destination. Other travel hotspots: Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Las Vegas and the Great Smoky Mountains a mountain range in the southeastern United States of America.

Insight into the design concept of the Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is a new 100-villa resort set on the beautiful beaches of North Malé Atoll and will welcome guests to the island in the second quarter of 2021. The vision behind the resort's iconic design is inspired by the natural landscape of the turquoise lagoon and swaying ocean breezes. The interior and exterior design is understated, minimalist and visually pared down. A particular highlight: from all bedrooms you can look out over the horizon through panoramic sliding doors.

Picture Credits: Velana International Airport, Vakkaru Maldives, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, MMPRC

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