Soneva partners with local organisations to plant trees in Maldives

Soneva has partnered with local organisations and government institutions to plant trees in the Maldives.

On August 18, Soneva, in association with local NGO Foundation for Eydhafushi Youth Linkage (FEYLI), Eydhafushi Council and Baa Atoll Education Centre, planted trees in the island of Eydhafushi in Baa atoll as part of the ‘Clean and Green Eydhafushi’ campaign.

More than 60 trees were planted on the northern reclaimed area of Eydhafushi, with more planned for the future. Additionally, Soneva donated five wheelie bins to the island to be placed in the harbour area.

Soneva runs two resorts in the Maldives, including the Soneva Fushi in Baa atoll.

Established in 1995, Soneva Fushi is the original Soneva. The No News, No Shoes blueprint for all desert island barefoot luxury hideaways is located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Soneva Fushi inspires the imagination with 57 spacious beachfront villas, ranging in size from one to nine bedrooms, hidden amongst dense foliage.

The iconic resort has bagged several international awards for eco-friendly tourism and green initiatives, including the 2017 Green Hotelier Award for the Asia Pacific region and a spot in the Gold List compiled by Condé Nast Traveler China as the Best Hotel in the Maldives.

Soneva opened its second property in the Maldives in December.

Soneva Jani encompasses a collection of 24 overwater villas and one island villa set in a 5.6 kilometre private lagoon located in the northern Noonu atoll. The resort spans five islands surrounded by pure white beaches, covered in rich tropical vegetation, offering the ultimate in privacy and luxury.

Each of the resort’s multilevel water villas has its own private pool and a retractable roof that allows guests to sleep beneath the stars. Many villas also have slides that transport guests directly from the top level into the lagoon below. Other hotel highlights include a spa, an observatory — home to the largest telescope in the Indian Ocean — and an outdoor cinema.

Since its opening, Soneva Jani has created a lot of buzz amongst luxury travellers with its exciting features such as the retractable roofs and the water slides. It has also been named the Best Over-the-Top Luxury hotel of the year by Jetsetter.com.

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