Overwater villas at the Vakkaru reef resort, in the Maldives. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has reopened for business, with robust safety precautions in place. Photo: Lee Cobaj Overwater villas at the Vakkaru reef resort, in the Maldives. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has reopened for business, with robust safety precautions in place. Photo: Lee Cobaj
Overwater villas at the Vakkaru reef resort, in the Maldives. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has reopened for business, with robust safety precautions in place. Photo: Lee Cobaj

Mask-free in the Maldives: what it’s like now in the tourist idyll – as beautiful as ever, and coronavirus-free

  • In one of the first destinations to reopen, our correspondent finds the resort experience as enchanting as ever, and dispenses with a mask on deserted beaches
  • Covid-19 restrictions in the Maldives do nothing to lessen a unique experience, but having to quarantine afterwards in Hong Kong is daunting

Topic |   Asia travel
Overwater villas at the Vakkaru reef resort, in the Maldives. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has reopened for business, with robust safety precautions in place. Photo: Lee Cobaj Overwater villas at the Vakkaru reef resort, in the Maldives. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has reopened for business, with robust safety precautions in place. Photo: Lee Cobaj
Overwater villas at the Vakkaru reef resort, in the Maldives. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has reopened for business, with robust safety precautions in place. Photo: Lee Cobaj
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