Sunday, 29th October 2023
The monthly statistics of Tourist arrivals in Maldives for October 2023 was 159,141, and that’s increased 3.52% compared to October 2022. The total arrival of Tourists from 1st January 2023 until 31st October 2023 was 1,520,189.
The Top 10 Arrivals by Nationality in October 2023 :
1/China 2/Russia 3/Germany 4/India 5/UK 6/Italy 7/USA 8/Switzerland 9/Spain 10/South Korea
[October 2023 Updates] : Maldives Work Permit Application gets easier : You can check here the latest regulation on employment of Expatriate Workers, effective in October 2023.
Our colleagues, who are skydivers, along with Guests from the recently opened Ifuru Island Resort
SERVICE CHARGE UPDATES October 2023
Keep yourself informed about the most recent developments regarding service charges in the Maldives by staying connected with our profiles on different social media platforms
|#||Hotels & Resorts||Service Charge per Staff (USD)|
|1||The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands||1127|
|2||Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi||1055|
|5||Ozen Reserve Bolifushi||773|
|6||Madifushi Private Island||731|
|8||The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort||687|
|11||Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa||586|
|12||Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences||575|
|13||Oblu Select Sangeli||574|
|14||The Nautilus Maldives||521|
|15||Kudafushi Resort & Spa||520|
|–||Avani+ Fares Maldives||500|
|–||SO/Maldives||500 (Allowance until the opening date)|
|20||Sun Siyam Iru Veli||486|
|22||Finolhu Baa Atoll||472|
|25||Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa||413|
|27||SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton||396|
|–||Hard Rock Hotel Maldives||396|
|30||COMO cocoa Island||384|
|31||Sun Siyam Vilu Reef||380|
|34||Barcelo Whale Lagoon Maldives||300|
|35||Amari Raaya Maldives||300|
|37||Sun Siyam Iru Fushi||266|
What is Service Charge in the Maldives ?
In all Resorts in the Maldives, the prices you see on the menu or for activities do not include the tax and service charges. These extra fees can increase the total cost by as much as 27.6%, so it’s crucial to carefully check the details to know the exact amount you’ll pay.
For tourists coming to Maldives, there are three types of charges you need to be aware of: GST, Service Charge, and Green Tax.
Service Charge in Maldives is a fee that Guests have to pay by law, even though it’s not exactly a tax. You can’t choose to not pay it. The Employment Act’s sixth amendment says that service charge should be at least 10%. This rule covers everything, from where you stay to the food you eat and the things you do in that Resort. However, it doesn’t apply to businesses that only sell things, like the shops at some resorts. The law also says how the service charge money should be used :
- It has to be shared equally among all the employees regardless of their grades or levels.
- The employer can only keep up to 1% for managing it.
- They have to keep records and show them to the Tax Authority (Maldives Inland Revenue Authority).
- Service charge is not meant to replace giving tips to the staff. You can still choose to tip them if you want.
Halamaldif.com: Your Trusted Source for Maldives Resort Service Charges
Halamaldif.com is the first trusted website in the Maldives to provide monthly updates on service charges for different resorts, since 3 years, sourced directly from official sources.
⚠️ In recent months, we have noticed some websites stealing information about service charges from us and copying it exactly onto their websites without giving credit to halamaldif.com. We do not object to sharing this information with the public, but it is essential to take our permission first and to acknowledge the source as halamaldif.com. This is a matter of professionalism. hala Maldif maintains strong and positive relationships with all Companies in the Maldives and aims to uphold these relationships. However, we strongly condemn these actions of Copyright infringement and theft. We put in significant effort to gather these updates from various Resorts.
Previous Service charge updates
To review the service charge updates for the past months in 2023, encompassing the revisions from both 2021 and 2022, along with forthcoming service charge updates, all you need to do is click on the provided link.
|Service Charge 2021||Service Charge 2022||Service Charge 2023|