Marriott International resorts in the Maldives are poised to welcome guests again following the country’s announcement to re-open borders for international travel.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, W Maldives, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa, and JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa are set to re-open from October 1, while The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort will welcome guests starting November 1.

“Working hand-in-hand with the local authorities, we are delighted to announce the reopening of our five iconic resorts in the Maldives. The island-paradise remains as a beloved and inspired destination for many, and with the reopening of our resorts, we look forward to bringing those dreams to life as travel gradually resumes.” said Rivero Delgado, area vice president, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives, at Marriott International.

“The wellbeing of our guests is of paramount importance and we have the highest standards of cleanliness as well as hygiene protocols in place to ensure peace of mind for first-time and returning travellers to the islands,” he added.

Marriott says the Maldives’ signature “one-island-one-resort” concept allows guests to “maintain social distancing while enjoying a truly safe and secluded holiday”.

Members of Marriott’s loyalty programme, Marriott Bonvoy, who book direcly from the Marriott website or through the Marriott Bonvoy app before December 31 this year can enjoy up to a 20 per cent discount on rooms and suites for stays through June 30, 2021.