Construction boom in Maldives: Despite climate fears, many new resorts are expected to open in 2025


The Maldives are sinking at a rapid pace. According to alarming reports from NASA and the US Geological Survey, nearly 80 percent of the popular destination could be uninhabitable by 2050. But that hasn’t stopped the massive construction boom taking place on the 26 atolls connecting 1,190 coral islands spread across 35,000 square miles in the Indian Ocean.

This small country hopes world leaders will cut their carbon emissions before it’s too late. With the lowest elevation of any country in the world, many of the islands are only 3.5 feet above sea level and can become inundated by rising tides. The global climate threat has not affected tourism, which is stronger than ever despite the pandemic with record numbers of visitors. Many travelers like to visit the luxury resorts on the island with their beautiful beaches and famous villas over the water.

Private Island Naladhu

Private Island Naladhu

With the current construction boom, the Maldives will soon get at least 7 new island properties. They join recent newcomers patina, Ritz Carlton the refreshed Private Island Naladhu, Nova Maldives and Joali Being. Many additional properties are also undergoing renovations and additions of private homes and villas.