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Six Senses Laamu Launches Annual MUI Report

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Six Senses Laamu has published the annual Maldives Underwater Initiative report.

Six Senses Laamu has published the annual Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) report. MUI is a multiple award-winning marine conservation initiative based at the 5-star resort, Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives. Six Senses Laamu was recently selected among the Top 25 Hotels in Asia.

According to the report, Six Senses Laamu spent USD 163,219 of the resort’s sustainability fund on projects that positively impacted numerous people, wildlife, and habitats in 2019. Furthermore, the majority of this expenditure was invested in furthering MUI’s research, education, and community projects.

Over the years MUI has invited some of the world’s leading marine conservationists to Laamu. Likewise, in 2019 the initiative worked with a range of researchers and storytellers, entrepreneurs, and lecturers. All of them played a vital role in helping MUI achieve their goals this year.

As the only resort in Laamu Atoll, we are fortunate to be located in a relatively untouched region of the Maldives. We are in Laamu to create a legacy, to leave this beautiful and unique part of the Maldives better than we found it. This vision was ignited by our General Manager, Marteyne van Well, and continues to burn through our research projects, which allow us to fully understand the marine resources that exist in Laamu and how we can best protect them. With scientific-based evidence and the support of the Laamu community, we hope to protect Laamu’s natural resources for generations to come.

A statement by Six Senses Laamu on the report

MUI consists of staff from the resort, as well as its three partner NGOs: The Manta Trust, Blue Marine Foundation, and The Olive Ridley Project. All of these partners work together to reach research, guest education, and community outreach goals.

As the first resort in Laamu Atoll, Six Senses Laamu takes a great deal of responsibility for the conservation of the marine and terrestrial environment upon which the resort and local community are reliant. The resort employs 55% Maldivian staff and works closely with all 13 island councils, the Laamu Atoll Council, and all 13,000 residents to achieve shared community development and education goals.

Feature image by Six Senses Laamu
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Earth Week at Oaga Art Resort: Connect with the Beauty of Nature

Oaga Art Resort is getting ready to celebrate Earth Week with Nature's Embrace!

Oaga Art Resort is dedicating a week to connecting with the beauty and wonder of the planet! In celebration of Earth Week, the resort is curating a programme with meaningful experiences and deep appreciation for the Earth from March 21st to 27th, 2024.

Earth Week Specials at Oaga Art Resort

On March 21st, the resort will celebrate Poetry Day to unwind with Earth-inspired creativity. Start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. As the sun goes down, guests are invited to enjoy poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo ‘Something Lovely’.

On March 22nd, guests can enjoy a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the nighttime falls, witness the artistry of a sand artist as they create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

On March 23rd, Connect with Nature in a mindful way. As part of the Earth Hour, a candlelit Earth meditation and Sound healing session will be hosted. Guests can also savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire! Additionally, a special coral planting cocktail will take place at sunset. At this event, guests can also help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. The project is carried out in partnership with Coralive, aiming to completely resort to the house reef by 2028.

Celebrate Holi with an Eco Twist on March 25th. Create stunning sand mandalas and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Oaga Art Resort will also be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting!

Reflect and reminisce under the stars on March 26th. Cuddle up for a captivating movie night! The Grand Finale, with World Theatre Day will be hosted on March 27th. The resort will be hosting a puppet show in addition to live performances by the Sky Rock band. End the night with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Earth Week and so Much More!

Guests are welcome to enjoy these activities and so much more at Oaga. The resort is all about fun, creative and new experiences. The Earth Week celebrations are weaved into the activities throughout Oaga Art Resort during this period. Oaga Art Resort is the perfect spot for an all-inclusive getaway. The Greatest All-inclusive plan redefines your resort experience!

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