Hurawalhi takes pride in a series of environmentally friendly undertakings and thereby continually works to minimise its impact on the fragile ecosystem that it is a part of. Going green is a responsibility rather than a choice, with sustainability and eco-consciousness not taking a back seat when ensuring guests’ satisfaction and comfort.
Solar energy system
Embracing the power of the sun
Harnessing solar energy on an island that receives opulent amounts of sunlight throughout the year is an obvious choice, yet Hurawalhi is one of the few Maldives’ resorts that tap into this renewable resource comprehensively.
Solar panels are installed on roofs of the team village, on the arrival jetty and on the jetty leading to the over-water Aquarium Restaurant. Combined, Hurawalhi is proud to be equipped with 4,243m2 of solar panels, which is approximately the size of 26 volleyball courts. The target is to produce 3,000kWh of solar energy per day – the equivalent of almost a quarter of the resort’s power demand.
Energy-wise hot showers
Heat recovery system
The resort’s hot water requirements are met through a high-efficiency heat recovery system. Waste heat produced by generators is cleverly converted into sufficient amounts of electrical energy to enable you relaxing, hot showers without a negative impact on the environment.
Desalination and water bottling
Recyclable, glass water bottles
Hurawalhi says ‘No, thank you!’ to plastic water bottles and obtains the water that quenches your thirst in glass bottles from the nearby sister resort Kuredu. In its desalination plant, fresh water is derived from seawater through reverse osmosis, mineralised and chilled, before being bottled in a top-of-the line facility and delivered to Hurawalhi.
The proximity of the innovative plant enables Hurawalhi to decrease its carbon footprint and impose a ban on the wasteful and bygone plastic water bottles at the resort.
Eat well, live well at Hurawalhi
Keeping nature and your health in mind, Hurawalhi’s eco-consciousness expands to food choices. Restaurants at Hurawalhi offer organic and biodynamic produce, allowing guests to enjoy wholesome, tasty and at the same time nature-friendly nutrition. The resort strives for maximum food transparency and thoughtfully sourced produce, and grows a variety of produce in its hydroponic greenhouse and open areas.