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Sheraton Maldives: First Marriott Bonvoy Resort in Maldives to Earn Green Globe Certification

Sheraton Maldives
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has achieved the esteemed Green Globe Certification!

The Green Globe Certification is the World’s leading certification. This certification recognises organisations that demonstrate unwavering dedication to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and sustainable operational practices. With this, Sheraton Maldives becomes the first Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in the Maldives to receive this accolade. The resort earned this accolade after scoring an impressive 86% in the comprehensive sustainability assessment!

Some of the Sustainability Approaches Taken by Sheraton Maldives

The team at Sheraton Maldives is extremely passionate about preserving its unique environment. To achieve this the team actively engages and educates guests on how to contribute to holistic sustainability initiatives such as nature preservation. To achieve this, the resorts take measures such as the coral propagation program as part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy. Additionally, the ‘Adopt a Coral’ initiative is also carried out with Reefscapers.

Furthermore, the resort also implemented an INNCOMM system. This helps take steps such as setting room temperature to save energy when the rooms are unoccupied. Sheraton Maldives is also set to implement a cutting-edge Biogas plant in its waste management system. With this, organic kitchen waste is turned into biogas for cooking.

In a move to address plastic waste, Sheraton Maldives established a water bottling plant. Using reverse osmosis technology to purify seawater, the need for water transportation from the mainland is eliminated. This step saves Sheraton Maldives 375,000 plastic bottles annually!

The Chef’s Garden and Furana Organic helps organically grow vegetables. This Chef’s Garden has helped Sheraton Maldives reduce the resort’s carbon footprint while improving the fresh produce from farm to table. Lastly, through community engagement, Sheraton fosters meaningful partnerships with K. Huraa School. Through this, the resort hosts ‘Maldivian Journey’ every Friday, featuring local cultural celebrations.

As travelers increasingly seek eco-conscious and sustainable destinations, it is essential for us to prioritze sustainability. The accomplishment reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team at Sheraton Maldives. We are proud to be part of an organisation that values sustinability and strives to make a positive impact on the world, says Mohamed El Aghoury, General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is situated on the private island of Furanafushi. Just a 15-minute boat ride away from Velana International Airport. The resort is among the first to offer complimentary transfers to its guests. Marriott International is committed to fostering a positive and sustainable impact wherever they do business. Global responsibility is embraced to be a force for good, as demonstrated by their sustainability and social impact platform ‘Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction’.

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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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