NewsMarch 17, 2020

Villa Resorts Temporarily Shut Down, Except for Paradise Island Resort

Maldivian resort chain, Villa Hotels and Resorts has announced that all their resorts will be temporarily shut down, except for Paradise Island Resort and Spa.

Villa Hotels & Resorts is one of the leading resort chains in the Maldives managing five exclusive island resorts which are:

– Paradise Island Resort
– Sun Island Resort
– Royal Island Resort
– Holiday Island Resort
– Fun Island Resort

Villa group informs that they will close down its other resorts following the departure of its existing guests. They will not accept any new bookings, except for Paradise, and plans on transferring its existing bookings at other resorts to Paradise in the coming days.

It is reported that the group had to resort to this decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the travel ban imposed by the government on major markets, Maldives tourism industry is significantly affected.

The Government has taken border control measures by temporarily suspending all tourist arrivals from China, Italy, Bangladesh, Iran, parts of South Korea, Spain, and certain regions of Germany and France.