Hulhumale to get hotel, Maldives first water theme park

A project has begun in the satellite town of Hulhumale to build the first ever water theme park in Maldives and a city hotel.

Materials required for the project have been gathered at the site.

Housing Development Corporation (HDC), which oversees the development of Hulhumale, signed an agreement with Malaysia’s Miri Housing Development Sdn Bhd last year to develop and operate the water theme park and hotel.

Located on Nirolhu Magu next to the Youth Park, this USD 25 million new development will come with numerous attractive facilities, including different types of water slides for both adults and children such as spiral slides, speed slides and family slides, kids pool, bumper boats, water houses, water rollers, water gyro, aqua loops, fountain square and rivers.

Additionally, the water theme park will come with related commercial developments such as food and beverage outlets and a six-storey hotel.

“HDC believes that the water theme park is another important step towards realising the government’s vision to develop Hulhumalé as Youth City as it is projected to transform the landscape of the city creating a more youth friendly environment,” HDC earlier said, in a statement.

“Furthermore, it will also create an additional platform for the city to become a centre for urban tourism in the country.”

Hulhumale is home to a number of guesthouses, but the town has no hotels. A project by State Trading Organisation (STO) to build a luxury hotel in Hulhumale has also stalled.

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