World Water Day on 22nd March and Earth Hour on the last Saturday of March, aim to raise awareness of the need for sustainability and responsible use of the resources we often use without even thinking. Here at Hurawalhi Maldives, thinking about the environment is what we do, we are proud to be a luxury resort that treads lightly on the environment. While staying with us, guests can enjoy the utmost comfort, secure in the knowledge they have made an eco-friendly choice for their holiday in paradise.
World Water Day highlights the importance of the need to protect water as the world’s most valuable resource, and limit the environmental impact of producing clean drinking water. Fresh water is a very scarce resource in the Maldives and as such resorts are faced with the choice of either importing it in plastic bottles or producing it themselves. Hurawalhi’s state-of-the-art desalination and bottling plant uses a process of filtration, reverse osmosis, and mineralisation to convert water from the ocean to fresh drinking water. Enough water is produced to supply all of our fresh drinking water requirements and with no transport required, our carbon footprint is further reduced. The water is supplied in glass bottles, eliminating the need for thousands of single-use plastic bottles each year.
Lights are switched off around the world for one hour to mark Earth Hour, a symbolic gesture to draw attention to the need to take action on climate change. Switching to renewable sources of energy is a key part of halting this destructive change and ensuring the protection and survival of nature on our planet. In a destination where the sun shines almost every day, solar power may seem like an obvious choice but Hurawalhi is one of the few resorts in the Maldives to harness the sun’s rays. Solar panels are installed on roofs of the team village, on the arrival jetty and on the jetty leading to the a la carte restaurants. Combined, Hurawalhi is proud to be equipped with over 4,000 m2 of solar panels.