Sun Hotels purchases two islands for resort development

MP Ahmed Shiyam’s Sun Hotels and Resorts have purchased two islands in northern Noonu Atoll for resort development, according to local media reports.

The company purchased Noonu Atoll Dhigurah Island from its previous owner Wego Maldives for an unspecified amount two months ago, Haveeru has said.

The second island, Noonu Atoll Minaavaru Island, was leased for agricultural development to a company called Impact Fisheries Maldives in 2010. Sun Hotels and Resorts has asked the Fisheries Ministry permission to transfer ownership of the island and said it intends to develop eco-agro tourism on the island.