Hurawalhi Maldives is a strong advocate of sustainable tourism and perceives its green practices as a responsibility rather than a choice. In addition to continually striving to lessen its impact on the fragile environment, the resort also takes pride in community outreach programmes.
To instill a deeper understanding of the world’s environmental issues and to encourage a desire to look after natural resources, Hurawalhi regularly hosts local schools. These visits foster the children’s environmental awareness through interesting discussions on a variety of pertinent topics, such as the importance of healthy coral reefs and oceans, plastic pollution and energy saving. Through so-called nature walks around the resort school children and their mentors receive first-hand knowledge from the resident marine biologist and representatives of other departments that are involved in the implementation of Hurawalhi’s green initiatives.
To make sure that awareness and education lead to a positive environmental attitude, sustainability is also a topic frequently at the forefront of team members’ trainings. Covering areas of economic significance of protecting Maldivian biodiversity, actions to protect coral reefs, endangered species (including trainings on how to help turtles entangled in ghost nets) and recycling, among others, Hurawalhi is proud that its team members understand why nature must lie at the heart of everything we do.