Hoteliers in the Maldives and Mauritius claim to be benefitting from a leap in occupancy rates as consumers look to travel to countries deemed safer.

Sandrine Petit, of Sun Resorts, which operates a string of hotels in the two destinations, said occupancy at the start of the high season was notably higher than previous years.

“The Maldives and Mauritius hand always been popular in the UK but the geopolitical situation, with unrest elsewhere in the world, has meant that occupancy rates have been ever better than usual.

“Our destinations are safe, and we’ve seen a notable rise in occupancy from October onwards. “People also know that coming to Mauritius and the Maldives they will get exceptional service and will be looked after.”

Sun Resorts opens its new property Kanuhura in the Maldives on December 1.

The hotel will be its first foray in the Maldives, having established itself in Mauritius.