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Oberoi and Leela to develop tourist resorts on two islands in Maldives

India-based hotel groups Oberoi and Leela have announced they will develop new hotels in the Maldives. According to Moosa Zameer, the Tourism Minister of the Maldives, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts and Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts will transform two uninhabited islands in the Indian Ocean into luxury tourist resorts.

Oberoi and Leela to develop tourist resorts on two islands in Maldives

The Tourism Minister of the Maldives Moosa Zameer has revealed that Indian hotel giants Oberoi and Leela are planning to develop new resorts in Indian Ocean.

Following a recent to India, Zameer said the two companies were looking to build luxury tourist resorts on two uninhabited islands in the Maldives.

In press conference Mr Zameer explained to reporters:

“They’re in the process of finalising the projects.”

The Oberoi Group was founded in 1934 and under Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, it operates 30 luxury hotels, a Nile Cruiser and a Motor Vessel in Kerala. The hotel group operates hotels and resorts under the luxury Oberoi and five-star Trident brands in India, Egypt, Mauritius, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates. The Leela Group owns Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, which is managed by Hotel Leelaventure Limited and was established in 1983 in Mumbai.

The Maldives is an archipelago nation spanning nearly 1,200 stunning coral islands, of which only 200 are inhabited. Home to stunning natural landscapes and blue skies, holidaymakers can enjoy a variety of activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, boat trips, hiking through tropical forests and relaxing on unspoilt white sugar sand beaches fringed with swaying palm trees and azure ocean waters.

The islands offer magnificent scuba diving conditions and during underwater adventures, divers can catch sightings of an abundance of tropical marine creatures including turtles, stingrays, dolphins, whale sharks, zebra sharks, manta rays, angel fish, clown fish, butterfly fish and parrot fish.

Holidaymakers can go island hopping and enjoy secluded beaches and tranquil lagoons, or head to the capital Male, where they can go shopping in boutiques on Majeedhee Magu, or buy souvenirs in the markets in Orchid Magu.

The Maldives was a British Protectorate in 1887 and was protected by Britain against colonial expansion for more than 70 years. The island nation gained full independence on 26th July, 1965.

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