Maldives in still mode

Maldives government lifts ban on spas in tourist resorts and hotels

Posted in News, tourism, Travel by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on January 4, 2012

The government today lifted the nationwide ban on spas and massage parlors, revoking a circular sent by the Tourism Ministry last week which ordered spas to cease operations.

Speaking to reporters this afternoon during a press conference held at Kurumba Maldives resort – the country’s first resort, which began operations in 1972 – the President said that the government has requested the Supreme Court to advise whether spas are legal under the Maldives constitution. (more…)