The former president also said he was talking to the military's top brass.
Thousands are expected to use ferries in their Eid getaways.
The minister said he used Facebook to get news of a threat out fast.
Water villas at the resort can cost as much as US$1,500 a night.
Two Sri Lankans and a Maldivian were injured in the blast.
The government has given India until the end of June to remove the helicopter from the Maldives.
Police recovered 115 kilos of drugs that had washed ashore in three inhabited islands and two uninhabited islands.
A fast-tracked process through the Housing Ministry will ensure the flats are handed over swiftly, the defence minister said.
There have been several media reports about security force personnel in custody although the police have only confirmed that two of its officers have been detained.
Security measures were stepped up, with the military recording the names of everyone coming in and out of the house.
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