Hurawalhi Maldives Resort will be a place to make any urban dweller go green with envy: luminous, almost surreal water with silky white sand to match, abundant marine life and spacious and private villas – combined, it’s virtually anyone’s tropical dream come true. Yet with our ambition to make Hurawalhi your 5-star resort of choice comes great responsibility: ensuring that our environmental footprint is minimum.
In addition to the extensive use of solar power and heat recovery system, from which we hope to satisfy a quarter of the resort’s power demand, our teams are working on various projects, which are aimed at ensuring our guests’ utmost comfort while keeping nature in mind.
Owen Ealden, Food and Beverage Director, a strong advocate of healthy and sustainable living himself, puts Hurawalhi’s theme of eco-consciousness in a nutshell: ‘We want to focus on three areas: healthy people, healthy planet and healthy local communities.’ Restaurants at Hurawalhi will offer organic and biodynamic produce, allowing guests to enjoy wholesome and good nutrition, which is not only healthy, but also beneficial to the environment. What’s more, food waste will be processed into fertilizers to use in Hurawalhi’s greenhouse. ‘Among other, we’ll grow lettuce, rocket salad, basil, lemongrass, thyme and curry leaves.’ The resort will also strive for maximum food transparency and thoughtfully sourced produce, favouring local suppliers whenever possible.
Aware how harmful and wasteful plastic bottles are, Hurawalhi will only be using glass bottled water, supplied by the nearby sister property Kuredu. Owen is convinced that in such a fragile environment like the Maldives, eco-savvy operations should be the norm. He believes that the environmentally conscious travellers and guests who want to spend a holiday at a resort that encourages a healthy lifestyle and appreciates the environment will be thrilled to visit Hurawalhi when it opens later this year.