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CROSSROADS Maldives Achieves Green Globe Certification for Two Consecutive Years!

CROSSROADS Maldives announces the achievement of Green Globe certification for the second consecutive year. The multi-island integrated leisure destination recently had a sustainability audit, including the lifestyle hub – The Marina@CROSSROADS and two world-class resorts, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton.

CROSSROADS Maldives has adopted environmental best practices in accordance with Green Globe  standards. These environmental standards are accepted worldwide as the highest benchmark in the tourism and hospitality industry. With the MoU signed in December 2023, the destination has been complying with its sustainability goals towards its beacon, “Building Big, Protecting Small”. 

Sustainability Measures by CROSSROADS Maldives

The talented in-house marine biologists and their very own sustainability experts work closely with the Maldives government and NGOs. The resorts at CROSSROADS embed sustainable practices from daily life to yearly plans in the operations as well. Additionally, the property also features a Maldives Discovery Centre and a Marine Discovery Centre. These outlets work towards sharing in-depth knowledge about the environment and culture of the Maldives with visitors. The interactive facilities have been popular as they showcase the new experiences to the tourists.

As part of Green Globe Members, the three world-class resorts within the destination, are committed to enhancing the alternatives and tactics for environmental sustainability. Hard Rock Hotel Maldives recently also introduced a wet bag. The wet bags are made out of fabrics from damaged umbrellas with sustainability in mind. Guests can easily store their wet closed and carry them around the island with the wet bags. SAii Lagoon Maldives is also investing substantially in sustainable solutions. This includes an Organic Garden, a hands-on experience for its guests and currently working on its very first Turtle rehabilitation center.

Guests who are seeking a sustainable getaway at CROSSROADS Maldives can easily access the destination. Located just 15 minutes away from the city, CROSSROADS offers day trips as well as amazing vacations. Additionally, the location is also perfect for layover travellers. Travellers looking to explore CROSSROADS also have the chance to do that with free transfers! Book directly and go on an adventure of a lifetime.

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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