Water bungalows in Anantara resort destroyed in fire

Several water bungalows in the Anantara Dhigu resort in Kaafu atoll were destroyed in a fire last night.

The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) spokesperson major Adnan Ahmed told local media that the military’s fire and rescue service was informed around 2:17am and the resort’s employees had managed to extinguish the fire when officers arrived in the island.

The fire broke out in a water bungalow and spread to other rooms, he said. Three water bungalows have been destroyed beyond use and two more were affected.

The affected bungalows were unoccupied and no one was harmed in the fire. The cause of the fire is unclear, he said.

The resort is operated by Thailand-based hospitality group Minor International, which also operates the Anantara Veli, Naladhu, and Anantara Kihavah resorts in the Maldives.