Lakshadweep will soon have three premium Maldives-style water villas, claimed to be the first-of-its-kind in the country. The three premium projects will come up in Minicoy, Kadmat, and Suheli islands, for which the administration floated global tenders recently. With a vision to establish a robust base for maritime economic growth with tourism development at its core, the administration said it is engaged in developing high-end eco-tourism projects at these islands as anchor projects under the aegis of NITI Aayog.

The scientific approach adopted in each stage of the finalisation of the project ensures that it strikes a balance between protection of the fragile corals’ ecosystem and the need to improve livelihood opportunities of the islanders, the administration claimed in a statement.

“In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, three premium water villa projects are identified in Minicoy (150 keys), Suheli (110 keys), and Kadmat (110 keys) islands, based on comprehensive location suitability analysis, technical and financial feasibility and project structuring”, it said.