MӦVENPICK RESORT KUREDHIVARU MALDIVES’ COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY AND ITS OBLIGATION TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE COMMUNITY
Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale brand within the AccorHotels Group, has raised its first flag in the Maldives, opening the doors to Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives on a private island in the Noonu Atoll. Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives promises serene seclusion and tropical tranquillity.The resort, which is just 45 minutes by seaplane from the capital, Malé, features 105 villas and suites comprising 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences, each with their own private plunge pool – perfect for adventure-seeking families and honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway.
Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives is committed to sustainability and its obligation to the environment and the local community. Several steps have been taken to reduce their energy usage by using renewable energy through solar power which generates 450 watts of maximum power during a sunny day using the photovoltaic system. They have also kept in line with technology and is proud to have its own desalination plant. Using a method known as reverse osmosis, a water purification technology, they can produce fresh water from seawater. With the in-house production of drinking water and bottling plant, they can now produce up to 4,000 liters each day, which eliminates the usage of approximately 300,000 plastic bottles per year.
Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives also believes in living in harmony with nature by respecting and nurturing it in any means possible. Their diving centre is able to better facilitate diving experiences for guests while protecting the precious marine life and the ecosystem by means of educating snorkelers and divers before any tour about the coral reef ecosystem and its surroundings. Furthermore, within the resort each guest is gifted with a pencil that has a water activated seed capsule to be planted and transformed into an edible herb when they return home. Encouraging each guest who visits the pristine island to take what we treasure and share within their own communities similarly. Also embracing the eco-friendly lifestyle, they offer their guests bamboo straws which are reusable, biodegradable and safe for the environment.
In the future they have a project to involve their guests and heartists to support the environment protection efforts by planting coral to ‘foster’ coral/reef maintenance. Not only is a healthy coral reef beautiful they are some of the most valuable ecosystems on earth as reefs support an enormous amount of biodiversity. It is their passion to encourage many of their guests in joining them to help protect the Maldivian underwater playground filled with adventure, tropical fish and coral that amazes us each time we dive in.
“The Maldives is often considered a destination reserved exclusively for romance and relaxation, but at Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives we understand that modern guests desire more than just sun, sea and sand. Today’s travellers seek activities, experiences and most importantly, memories. Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives lets guests create their own journey of discovery, doing as much or as little as they choose in the ultimate picture-perfect tropical island setting,” commented Michael Melzer, General Manager.