Care for the environment lies at the heart of Hurawalhi Maldives, so it is only fitting for us to get involved in this year’s World Environment and World Oceans Day events. The resort will mark both occasions and you are kindly invited to participate in a series events that will put a spotlight on the beauty of the natural environment and the urgency to protect it.
World Environment Day, 5th June
‘Connecting people to nature’, the tagline of this year’s World Environment Day, will take real-life form with a special afternoon event for snorkellers. The excursion will encompass a presentation by Lisa Bauer, Hurawalhi’s resident marine biologist and Manta Trust researcher, snorkelling on a coral reef and a visit to an uninhabited island where the group will collect any debris that ocean currents may have washed upon the beach. Let’s be one #WithNature!
The event will be held from 14.30 to 18.00 ($29/person).
Ocean Watersports invites you to appreciate the beauty of the ocean during a special, 2-hour 3-reef snorkel excursion by speedboat at 10.00 ($99 per person; (min. 3 people, max. 6 people).
World Oceans Day, 8th June
At 10.00 and 11.30, Lisa invites you to join her for Nature Walks around the island. The walk, starting at Coco Bar, is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn about the island’s flora and fauna. There is much more to Hurawalhi than a luxury resort – the island is home to a plethora of interesting animal and plant species that will surely impress you. We will search for juvenile blacktip reef sharks, smell typical Maldivian plants and visit the resort’s greenhouse. Discover the naturalist in you during your holiday at Hurawalhi!
With your belly full, why not head to Coco Bar after lunch (14.30) – a guest speaker from Naifaru Juvenile, a local NGO, will present their charity work and introduce you to the turtle sanctuary at the Atoll Marine Center, where you can see sea turtles being nursed and rehabilitated.
Our divers are invited to join a free of charge house reef clean-up dive at 15.30. Join us for our oceans are our future.