Indian import business, Mohan Mutha group, is planning to develop an all-vegan, alcohol-free ‘wellness’ resort in the Maldives.
The US$30 million resort will be developed on the Vaadhoo island, the group’s Executive Director, Suresh Mutha told The Hindhu Businessline.
The project is awaiting one final approval from the Maldives authorities and will also be funded by a Maldivian bank, the Hindhu Businessline reported.
Mohan Mutha Group, vegetarian Jains from Rajasthan, operates 15 tugs and barges to carry cargo between India and the Maldives.
Entry into the hospitality industry was a natural extension of the group’s logistics operation in the Maldives. Non-vegetarian food and alcohol served at resorts posed a problem due to their religious sentiments, but with the popularity of veganism growing across the globe, the group believes that an all-vegan, alcohol-free resort could be successful.
Wellness is an increasingly important component in the hospitality sector but an all-vegan, alcohol-free establishment would be a novel concept in the Maldives.