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Amanda Batlle Morera Joins Kuramathi Maldives as the Resident Marine Biologist

Amanda Batlle Morera diving
Amanda Batlle Morera has joined the Kuramathi Maldives Eco Centre as the Resident Marine Biologist once again.

Amanda Batlle Morera has joined the Kuramathi Maldives Eco Centre as the Resident Marine Biologist once again. She has been in the Maldives from 2011 to 2018 as Base Leader/Dive Instructor at Kuramathi Dive School. Amanda also served as a Marine Biologist/Dive Instructor at the resort’s sister island.

According to Kuramathi Maldives, Amanda is a qualified Biologist who holds two Masters’ Degrees in Remote Sensing & GIS, and in Marine and Coastal Systems Sustainable Management. Additionally, during her tenure in the Maldives, she designed and established a Crown of Thorns starfish outbreak control program at Maafushivaru.

Amanda Batlle Morera
Image: Kuramathi Maldives

During the course of the program, Amanda removed more than 3000 of these sea creatures which are a real threat to the coral reef health. Likewise, she’s also one of the first marine biologists to take action against this outbreak.

With her fascination for the sea, it has also led her to become an award-winning videographer. Likewise, Amanda is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian with knowledge in German as well.

About Kuramathi Maldives

Kuramathi Maldives presents an excellent range of rooms which has something suitable for every type of holidaymakers. Whether it’s for a romantic getaway or for an adventure seeker, the resort is an ideal destination for a getaway. Kuramathi Maldives offers the opportunity for; families, couples, and friends. So, they can enjoy their holiday filled with exciting beach, water, and underwater activities.

Also read: Choosing a Villa in the Maldives: Beach, Overwater or Underwater?

The Universal Resorts property is located 56 kilometres west of Velana International Airport. The tropical island is about 1.8km long. And guest villas are scattered around lush vegetation, facing secluded areas of the long beaches or poised over water.

Feature image by Kuramathi Maldives

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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

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Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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