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Reethi Faru Resort's Conservation Promise

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Reethi Faru Resort has added a 'coral tree' nursery as a part of the resort's conservation promise and reef restoration efforts.

Reethi Faru Resort has added a ‘coral tree’ nursery as a part of the resort’s conservation promise and reef restoration efforts. In its quest for becoming a sustainable island, Reethi Faru also produces organic food with sustainable farming concepts adopted within the resort.

The Coral Tree Nursery

Corals reproduce sexually and asexually. Asexual reproduction occurs through a process called ‘fragmentation’. By using finger-sized fragments of corals, Reethi Faru Resort is enabling this natural process to efficiently propagate the corals in larger numbers.

Image: Reethi Faru Resort

A coral tree is a simple structure created using simple PVC pipes, on which these fragments are hung using a monofilament line. This tree is tethered to the reef slope at about 10m depth; floating in the water column, moving with the wave surges. A single tree allows the resort to grow 90-100 coral fragments.

Once these fragments reach up to a certain size (approximately 9-12 months later), they will be attached directly to the house reef. This is Reethi Faru’s first “coral tree” at the resort. Likewise, the resort further plans to add a few more of these trees in the near future.

Hydroponic Garden

Recently Reethi Faru Resort began mushroom cultivation and farming and within 25 days they were able to harvest the first batch. Currently, the resort is working with three types of mushrooms. At this stage, the resort’s team is experimenting to see which types of mushrooms grow best in Maldivian weather conditions.

Once the testing phase is completed, the resort will fully start the function. The resort has also established its own
hydroponic greenhouse to vertically grow cucumbers, tomatoes, and other greens needed daily. The greenhouse is weather controlled, temperature controlled with mist technology, while properly sealed to avoid any sort of contamination.

Reethi Faru Resort is well known for its Eco and Sustainability efforts to invest more time in taking care of our planet. Located on the island of Filaidhoo in Raa Atoll, the resort is a private boutique resort with an enviable pedigree for conserving the natural beauty of the islands and sustaining the ecosystems upon which the fragile coral reef relies.

Feature image by Reethi Faru Resort, Maldives

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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