President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has initiated operations at Hurawalhi Maldives on Monday, 30th January. The newly established Hurawalhi Maldives in Faadhippolhu Atoll, is built and operated by Champa Lars Holding Pvt Ltd.
Fathimath Ibrahim, the First Lady of the Maldives inaugurated “5.8”; the world’s largest underwater restaurant installed at Hurawalhi Maldives.
“5.8” is an underwater restaurant made of glass for the most part and is fully submerged 5.8 meters under the sea. The restaurant holds capacity to serve 24 diners at a time. The 74 feet long restaurant stands on a steel structure and a transparent, acrylic dome situated 5.8 meters below the Indian Ocean, enabling the guests to experience the unusual phenomenon of dining and witnessing marine life passing by.
Hurawalhi Maldives is a five-star resort that offers 90 Villas. This includes 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas for adult guests who seek luxury and variation. The Villas are stylish and exquisitely conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.
Hurawalhi gives back to the Maldives with a strong environmental focus. Sustainable methods such as using solar panels, its own water bottling plant, energy saving solutions and hot water recovery.
With an in-house marine biologist, Hurawalhi’s eco credentials are one of the finest in the Maldives. Further, Hurawalhi is cooperating with Manta Trust, the marine conservation and education specialists. Manta Trust is teaming up with the resort’s own 5* PADI Instructors to provide educational guided dives and snorkeling through the marvelous reefs and shipwrecks near the island.
Hurawalhi is a nesting site for Green Turtles and the reef, a breeding ground for Manta Rays and Manta Trust is tasked with preserving this natural habitat as well as educating visitors on these beautiful and endangered creatures.