Photography by Housing Development Corporation (HDC)
8km from the capital, Malè, the Hulhumalé Yacht Marina is planned for the western side of Hulhumalé Island and will cater to the needs of yachts and safaris.
Apart from water sports facilities, the marina will have amenities such as retail, dining, and a yacht club that includes exhibition space, dry berth facilities and dock.
There will also be a modern fully equipped cruise terminal located right next to the marina with an automatic, covered boarding bridge to facilitate cruise lines visiting Maldives.
The city of Hulhumalé, which is managed by the government-owned Housing Development Corporation (HDC), was reclaimed with the aim of relieving the congestion and housing challenges facing the Maldives.
The plans will effectively centralise the small island nation’s population, while also promising safer homes for migrants from the outer islands.
Since breaking ground in 1997 with a total land area of 432 hectares, the city is now home to over 40,000 residents and boasts a multitude of mega projects.
The city is connected to an international airport and will soon be complete with a number of new facilities including a water theme park, yacht marina, a football stadium and an international cruise terminal.