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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.

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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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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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