The Eco-friendly and Sustainable Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives
The natural beauty of the Maldives is celebrated worldwide. At Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, we take pride in delivering an exceptional experience to our guests whilst simultaneously working to help protect and conserve the fragile environment surrounding our island.
To keep our adventurer’s paradise beautiful, we have put in place long-term, sustainable practices that adhere to internationally-accepted standards and continually look for ways to improve our environmental footprint.
To minimise the use of plastics, we have our on-site bottling plant and produce our potable water for our guests and team members.
Glass water bottles are also used, instead of plastic water bottles, in our villas, bars and restaurants, which goes the same for our soda glass bottles in our minibars. To support this even further, we introduced our ECO-Bottle in 2019, an aluminium bottle sold to guests at a small charge that can be refilled with drinking water free of charge. Plastic drinking straws have also been replaced with eco-friendly alternatives. With these approaches, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint and the amount of single-use plastic waste discarded every year.
Supporting Local Communities
Supporting the local community is imperative for us at Vilamendhoo. We employ many Maldivians, with a majority of them from the island of South Ari Atoll. We also support various local charitable causes and community projects such as blood donation drives and sports events, and host cultural nights where we invite Maldivians from our neighbouring islands to join us at the resort.
In addition, we purchase our products from local suppliers and buy fresh fish directly from fishers from nearby islands, providing support to the local economy.
Marine Life & Biodiversity Conservation
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is dedicated to protecting our diverse eco-biology in the South Ari Atoll and beyond. Initiatives to conserve our marine eco-system include:
- Island and beach cleaning, a monthly drive that helps maintain the cleanliness of our beach and house reef.
- Prohibiting illegal fishing and fish-feeding activities on our island.
- Showing educational video materials on reception TVs and in-house channel to provide guests with valuable information on dos and don’ts on the island and in the sea.
It is evident that we at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa are committed to playing our part in the conservation of natural resources for our generation and those to come, protecting marine life and biodiversity, reducing waste, and minimising the unnecessary consumption of resources.
Find out more about our sustainability efforts here: Sustainability Report
Experience Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Looking for a sustainably-conscious resort from which to explore the beauty of the Maldives? Located in the South Ari Atoll, an area celebrated for its stunning biodiversity, Vilamendhoo is working towards becoming one of the leading sustainable resorts in the Maldives. Highlights of your holiday experience at our resort include whale shark spotting, manta ray encounters and excellent scuba diving. See: Vilamendhoo’s Scuba Diving and Snorkellers’ Calendar For South Ari Atoll Maldives
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