Maldivian Island Up for Grabs

There's an island up for grabs in the Maldives. Any takers? We hear a Maldivian island has come on the market complete with building permits for a luxury hotel resort and spa.

Orivaru is a tropical island in the northern Maldives that covers 34.6 acres and is one of 71 islands forming the Noonu Atoll. Only 13 of the islands are inhabited, the closest of which is home to a luxury Hilton resort and spa. 

Planning permits issued by the Ministry of Tourism pave the way for a luxury island resort including 100 five-star private rooms and water villas built around the coastline with integrated facilities such as restaurants, guest lounges, pools and a wellness spa. The island also features a natural port allowing boats and seaplanes to berth.

The Maldivian registered owners are seeking offers in the region of $14 million for their interest in the island and would give developers a blank canvas on which to create the resort.