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Surfer's Destination Thulusdhoo Island Welcomes First Guests

Thulusdhoo reopening ceremony
On Saturday, 7th November 2020, Thulusdhoo Island welcomed its first guest after the Maldives reopened its borders.

On Saturday, 7th November 2020, Thulusdhoo Island welcomed its first guest after the Maldives reopened its borders. Kaafu Atoll Thulusdhoo is one of the most sought after destination for guesthouse travellers for surfers as the island has the world-class famous surf break Cokes in addition to multiple diving points. The island has over 20 guesthouses. Likewise, more properties are being developed.

All the guesthouses in Thulusdhoo worked together with the island council, the health centre and other institutions to prepare the island for the reopening. The guesthouses organized a grand reopening ceremony for the arrival of the first guests. Minister of Tourism, Dr Abdulla Mausoom, and other officials from Tourism Ministry joined the event.

During the Minister’s brief speech he lighted on the cooperation of guesthouses to prepare the island to meet the safety standards and also emphasized the importance of working together to market and promote the Island as a brand.

The first guests who arrived in Thulusdhoo were surfers from Israel. They had come to Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo property which is one of the most popular guesthouses in Thulusdhoo. The property is a 12 room beachfront property overlooking the popular Cokes surf break. The owners of the property had also travelled from Male to Thulusdhoo to attend the ceremony.

Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo offers guests modern amenities and service. Some of the features from the wide range of services available at the guesthouse include; television LCD/plasma screen, mirror, towels, umbrella, internet access and more. In addition to that, the guesthouse located in a convenient location offers canoe, watersports equipment rentals, snorkelling, and surfing lessons as well.

Also read: Let Dhigali Maldives’ Special Package Inspire Your Next Journey

The government initially set Guesthouse tourism to resume in August 2020. But, changed plans to reopen guesthouses on 15th October 2020. Which is was as an extra precaution to COVID-19. furthermore, Island councils issue the permit for guesthouse operations.

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Dusit Thani Maldives Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives!

Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Day with a series of initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. In honour of Earth Day, Dusit Thani Maldives implemented several eco-friendly practices, including:

  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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