Recently, the disaster struck the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, a luxury resort in Maldives, early morning in January 29, Tuesday. A fire broke out on the property, taking out five of the over-water villas in the resort.
The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in Maldives is spread across the island of Emboodhu Finolhu, which is located in one of the largest lagoons in the country.
In spite of this recent hiccup, the hotel has stated that it is still fully operational and guests are still welcome on the property. In an official statement released by the luxury resort in Maldives via a spokesperson, they stated that they’re currently working with the authorities and management in order to learn more about the incident. According to the statement, no guests or staff were injured during the incident, having been moved to a safe location immediately following the fire. The statement ended saying that the resort’s operations were not interrupted by the incident and will continue as normal.
The fire broke out early in the morning, with police stating that they received reports from people saying that there was a fire on the luxury resort in Maldives, upon which the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), which also provides fire-fighting services, were called into the resort in order to deal with the fire. While the flames were dealt with in due time, some water villas were still destroyed in the incident.
Local media reported that they were unable to contact the resort for additional details about the damage done by the fire.
Official reports say that the fire was reported at 4.48a on Tuesday, and was brought under control in 90 minutes by the MNDF, with assistance from the resort staff.
Incidentally, this is not the first incident of its kind, with Gili Lankanfushi Resort having been ravaged by a fire on the night of January 2. Currently, that resort is temporarily closed for repairs and renovations, with the reports that it’ll reopen in about two months.
Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed visited the resorts in order to see the inspect the extent of the damages.