Eriyadu relaunched as Thomas Cook’s first Maldives resort

Leading global holiday company Thomas Cook has launched its first resort in the Maldives, smartline Eriyadu.

Eriyadu, a resort earlier run by local company Platinum Capital Holdings (PCH), was relaunched last month under Thomas Cook’s smartline brand.

Located in North Male Atoll and accessible by a 50-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport, smartline Eriyadu has 76 rooms in four categories — Standard Single Room, Standard Room, Deluxe Single Room and Deluxe Room — that reflect the typical Maldivian style and natural local materials like palm leaves and bamboo as well as the colours of this diving paradise.

For dining, smartline Eriyadu has a main buffet restaurant, which serves local and varied dishes with the influence of Asian cuisine, the Blitz Café and Bar, which features a comprehensive à la carte menu and a fully stocked bar, and a beach bar. Guests can also enjoy tailor-made dining options such as dinner at sunset and in-villa dining.

With 21 of the most extraordinary dive spots in the world within reach, smartline Eriyadu is the perfect place to explore the underwater world of the Maldives. The resort features a PADI-certified diving school and a water sports centre that offers a range of options, including banana boat, catamaran sailing, jet ski and wind surfing, as well as excursions such as big game fishing and sunset fishing.

Recreational facilities at smartline Eriyadu include a swimming pool, a wellness centre and table tennis.

The three and four-star smartline hotels are located in popular holiday destinations, close to the beach and surrounding hotspots. The UK-based Thomas Cook already runs 65 smartline hotels in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Cape Verde, Gambia, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Tunis and Turkey.

Thomas Cook is also opening at least 14 more hotels as part of its own-brand portfolio in the next two years. These include properties in Cape Verde, Bulgaria, Turkey and Croatia, Spain, Italy and Cyprus.

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