Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Celebrates World Environment Day & World Oceans Day 2021 in the Maldives

World Environment Day and World Oceans Day Celebrations at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

The adventurer’s paradise of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa will celebrate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day on the 5th and 8th of June, respectively.

The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration,’ focusing on resetting our relationship with nature, whilst it is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’ for World Oceans Day 2021, which reminds everyone of the vital role the oceans have in daily life.

To honour the United Nations’ global environmental initiatives, Vilamendhoo presents a programme of eco-inspired activities and events to foster interest and awareness and for guests and team members to participate.

On World Environment Day, the agenda will include a lagoon and house reef clean-up drive around the island to be participated by guests, Vilamendhoo team members, and staff from Euro-Divers Maldives.

An awareness-raising session will also follow the activity at Bonthi Bar, where associates from the Euro-Divers team will provide insight into environmental issues, such as global warming and ocean pollution, along with interesting facts about the marine life species flourishing in the waters of the Maldives.

On World Oceans Day, guests are invited to join one of the resort’s eco-conscious excursions where they can learn more about the Maldives’ diverse ecosystem and for a chance to meet various aquatic life creatures such as rays, fish, turtles, and whale sharks.

The day will be concluded with a special ‘Oceans Trivia Night’ that will allow dive fanatics and marine life enthusiasts to connect and learn some fun facts about the oceans and the diverse range of oceanic species.

World Environment Day and World Oceans Day are all about appreciating and conserving the environment and encouraging people to shift their thinking towards the planet for a greener and more sustainable tomorrow.

Every Day is Environment Day and Oceans Day at Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Located in South Ari Atoll, a world-renowned whale shark and manta ray hotspots, Vilamendho Island Resort & Spa features one of the best house reefs in the Maldives – an exceptionally stunning, shallow, and easily accessible house reef that allows guests to explore and be wowed by the abundance and variety of marine life.

The resort is sustainably conscious, aiming to continuously protect and preserve the marine ecology around the island and beyond through initiatives such as energy-efficient practices, biodiversity protection, waste management, and conservation of natural resources.

Read more: Sustainability Efforts at Vilamendhoo


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Sustainable Practices at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

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 island of adventure 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. 

Environmentally-friendly Practices 

Eco Bottles at Vilamendhoo Maldives

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 Local Communities - Vilamendhoo Maldives

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 

Marine Life & Biodiversity Conservation at Vilamendhoo Maldives

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is dedicated to protecting our diverse eco-biology in 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 channels 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 

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Located in 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.

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