Looks like sunny days are back again in Maldives. Well, they were for Bollywood hottie Mouni Roy who recently soaked up the sun, the sea and the sand on the island paradise.
More than a getaway, it looked like a vacation where the curvy actor succeeded in making a style statement with her immaculate taste in beach wear and accompanying accessories.
As for Maldivian tourism, Roy’s pictures are sure to be a shot in the arm for the island nation’s industry which had been badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roy’s “Sunny Sunday” pictures, trending at present on social media surely sent an adrenaline rush to viewers as she lies on the ocean blue clad in a yellow bikini with large dark shades covering her eyes. This particular wow-worthy picture which she calls cosy nook posted on Instagram has been lapped up by celebrities with many of them liking and commenting on it. The picture was apparently shot from a luxury resort in Maldives.
Roy had also earlier posted pictures of her chilling out on the islands. Another visual shows a barefoot Mouni Roy clad in a white lace frock, poised on a bicycle enjoying what she called “Heaven under our feet, over our heads and all around”. The lush greenery around was a most effective backdrop for the sensuous pose.
Clad in a black bikini, a pool selfie has her pout in place, a magazine in hand and a beige hat shading her from the glare. Mouni Roy was evidently revelling in every moment of her Maldives time.
The island nation is slowly picking up the threads of its shredded tourism industry in the aftermath of the COVID lockdown. Though the island has been under siege for quite some time, it has taken ample care to see that tourist arrivals have not taken a beating. A great deal of attention is being taken to promote safe tourism.
The tourism ministry stipulates that all tourists who land at Velana International Airport should have had their test results for COVID negative taken 72 hours prior to landing in Maldives. These “No COVID” certificates are to be submitted through the emigration portal Imuga.
Though the country has thrown open its borders as per global COVID guidelines, all precautions are being taken to see that a further spread of the disease does not occur, says Tourism Minister Abdulla Mausoom.
Apart from the country’s mandatory general health guidelines which are to be strictly followed, each resort has been allowed to set its own set of rules. One of these is to take blood samples from all guests and have them tested.
Maldives recorded a mere 11, 629 tourist arrivals between July 15 and September 8, this year. The World Bank in April had predicted that the Maldivian economy would be the worst hit in the whole of South Asia. However, the tourism ministry expects to see a total change with no less than one lakh tourists expected to hit the island before 2020 winds up.
As part of the government effort to infuse fresh life into the nation’s tourism industry, all guest houses on the mainland as well as the islands will start functioning from October 15.