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Amilla Celebrates EarthCheck Silver Certification

Amilla Celebrates EarthCheck Silver Certification
After working hard to make the island sustainable, Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is celebrating becoming EarthCheck Silver Certified.

After working hard to make the island sustainable, Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is celebrating becoming EarthCheck Silver Certified. EarthCheck is the leading environmental benchmarking programme in the global travel and tourism industry.

From collecting precious rainwater to energy reduction projects, the achievement was two years in the making. Efforts included producing and bottling desalinated, mineralized water on-site as well as using the island’s plentiful space to grow as many vegetables, fruit and herbs as possible. The management of waste on the island also plays a part. The new waste processing facility, ‘The UN’ (short for ‘UNdo the Harm in the World’) sorts all of the island’s waste, identifying much of it for recycling.

Amilla also made many inroads in reducing the volume of waste through bulk purchasing items, as well as sourcing compostable products, such as vacuum pack bags and pot scrubbers.

The Islanders are also planning a solar outdoor lighting project, which launches soon. Amilla Maldives’ Sustainability and Wellness Manager, Victoria Kruse, took on the challenge of making Amilla sustainable in 2019. Two years down the line, she is delighted to see the hard work paid off.

The EarthCheck Silver certification recognises the concerted efforts the whole Amilla team has made over the past two years in devising, committing to and implementing the many sustainability initiatives we have put in place. As the resort’s first-ever Sustainability and Wellness Manager, I could not be more proud of our team in supporting these measures, both the ones we’ve achieved and those planned in the future. Sustainability and reducing the impact on our environment can only come from a whole team effort, and the Silver Certification we received today is an important external recognition of all the hard work that our whole team makes in these efforts.

Victoria Kruse, Sustainability and Welness Manager at Amilla Maldives

Victoria was also the brains behind the resort’s hugely popular ‘Wellness Your Way’ (WYW) menus, featuring fresh produce grown steps away from the restaurants, in Amilla’s new organic gardens. These unique menus cater to guests with special dietary requirements, such as gluten-free diets, as well as lifestyle diets such as keto and paleo.

Feature image by Amilla Maldives

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The Nautilus Maldives Announces Ananda Wellness Residency

The Nautilus will host two senior practitioners from the world’s most renowned holistic wellness retreat. From 16th to 26th August 2023, Ananda in the Himalayas will be at The Nautilus. Combining Ananda’s specialist Ayurvedic knowledge with The Nautilus’s timeless hospitality offering, this residency will provide the ultimate restorative wellness experience.

Exploring the Restorative Wellness Experiences

The Nautilus tailors holidays to individual needs, providing a completely bespoke experience renowned for its customization. Additionally, the resort also provides unscripted and timeless offerings to its travellers. With this, the Ananda treatments will be available to guests at any time of day. The treatment will be provided in the overwater Solasta Spa’s glass-floored private treatment pavilions. Interested guests can also explore the treatments in the comfort of guest houses and residences.

The two practitioners, Mr Sandeep Dhamada and Ms Krishna Karki, are some of Ananda’s most accomplished and expert holistic therapists. As a follow-up to these speciality treatments, The Nautilus guests will also benefit from an online consultation with an Ayurvedic physician. This will further enhance the holistic benefits of the treatments in addition to the overall experience. Ananda’s gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is available to consume anywhere on the island, incorporating anti-inflammatory properties, with fundamental food tastes carefully combined with macronutrients.

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of the world’s leading luxury wellness retreats, aligning with the rejuvenating spirit of The Nautilus. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation, Ananda integrates these ancient practices with therapy. The partnership first launched in 2022 and this year’s iteration enhances the already extensive wellness offering with a series of curated experiences for guests looking to rebalance their body, soul and mind.

Specialty Treatments Offered by Ananda at The Nautilus:

  • Ananda Touch with Reflexology (90 Mins)- A rhythmic flowing massage with rose-scented oils. The treatment releases tension and stress combined with the stimulation of reflex points. This practice aims to restore energy flow throughout the entire body and foster balance within the body and mind.
  • Indian Head Massage with Reflexology (90 Mins)– This ancient experience relaxes, tones, and eases muscle tension. It also aids in eliminating toxins by stimulating circulation. Following this, a massage is administered to the feet, applying pressure on the soles to restore healthy energy flow throughout the body.
  • Indian Head Massage with Shiatsu (90 Mins)– A traditional massage which provides deep relaxation. Following this, Shiatsu is applied. This is a full body pressure point experience that enhances circulation and boosts the immune system.
  • Himalayan Honey and Rose Facial with Foot Massage (90 mins)– This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils. We massage pure organic honey harvested from the Himalayas into the skin and apply a mask of cooling cucumber. As the mask hydrates your skin, indulge in a soothing foot massage that stimulates reflex points.
  • Ananda Moksha (90 Mins)– A full body massage which uses traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques. The holistic therapy draws inspiration from the concept of Moksha, signifying a liberation of the senses and a release for the free flow of Prana or energy.

About The Nautilus Maldives

The private island of The Nautilus boasts just 26 beach and oceanside houses and residences. Guests can also explore an extensive range of facilities and spa amenities. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, one of the largest manta-feeding hotspots in the world, offering white sandy beaches, pristine waters, and coral reefs. This extraordinary, tranquil location combined with an unmatched ultra-luxury five-star experience make The Nautilus the perfect private island resort to relax, reset and recharge.

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