Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort now open
RELEASE NUMBER 79/15
PHUKET, THAILAND – The spectacularly spacious Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort opened its doors and welcomed its first guests Aug. 1.
The first guests, a family from Dubai, arrived after a 30-minute luxury speed boat transfer from Kaadedhdhoo Airport in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the south of the Maldives.
The guests were welcomed ashore at the resort’s jetty by Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger managing director for Asia Pacific and the resort’s general manager, Pascal Billon.
After a traditional Maldivian welcome ceremony with drums and dancing, the father of the family cut the ribbon to open a new chapter in Outrigger Resorts’ expansion that has seen the company open premier-class beachfront properties in Mauritius, Phuket and Fiji, as well as the Maldives, in the last three years.
“Outrigger hosts and supporting contractors in the Maldives have done a terrific job in the run up to our opening today,” said Mr. Edmonstone. “I’m confident our large and wonderfully well appointed Beach and Ocean Pool Villas will become a major talking point in the Maldivian tourism scene.”
The 53 key all-villa property comprises 24 Beach Pool Villas (2271 sq ft), seven Two-Bedroom Pool Villas (3035 sq ft), 21 Ocean Pool Villas (2421 sq ft), and the Presidential Villa (6458 sq ft).
The turquoise waters off the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort feature a well-formed reef with abundant coral diversity and a great variety of marine life including turtles and eagle rays and regular sightings of dolphins.
On day two of opening, the Outrigger welcomed guests from China, Korea and the USA.
“We have very special dining, water sports and excursion options ready for all our guests, no matter where they come from,” said Mr. Billon. “The Outrigger on Konotta Island is shaping up to be a perfect holiday destination for a wide variety of international guests who are seeking an iconic Maldives holiday.”
Special limited period opening rates for the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort are available on outriggermaldives.com for stays up to Oct. 31, 2015. Or Email: [email protected]. Tel: +960 684 7771.