The world renown Spanish hotel chain RIU Hotels & Resorts is going to open two resorts in Dh. Atoll.
The islands, Dh. Kedhigan’du and the adjacent Dh. Maafushi are 40 minutes away from Velana International Airport and are being developed by the Chinese company known as China Communication Construction Company Ltd (CCC). The CCC is known in the Maldives as the contractors who completed the bridge to Hulhulé and Hulhumalé.
The islands were opened by the Minister of Tourism, Mr Ali Waheedh in a small ceremony. The Minister was joined at the ceremony by the Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives, Mr Zhang Lizhong, along with the Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure, Mr Mohamed Aslam, the Minister of Envionment, Dr Hussain Rasheed Hassan, and the Kudahuvadhoo constituency representative, Mr Ahmed Amir.
The name given to the newly developed resort on Kedhigan’du is “RIU Atoll” while the name given to the resort on Maafushi is “RIU Palace Maldives”. The two resorts are reported to have a total of 440 rooms with 880 beds. These two resorts are also noteworthy for being RIU Hotels’ first resorts built in the Maldives.
RIU Atoll is a four-star resort with a total of 264 rooms, of which 36 are water villas. The resort also provides different types of cuisine, a bar, and a large swimming pool.
Conversely, RIU Palace Maldives has a total of 176 rooms, of which 72 are water villas. This resort also provides different types of cuisine, bar, and pool facilities.
Both resorts are connected via a walkway.
According to statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism, there are 140 resorts currently being developed in the Maldives.