Hurawalhi Maldives hosts local students on environment programme
Hurawalhi Maldives has hosted a group of students from a local school for an exposure session on the resort’s commitment to a healthy and clean environment.
On August 26, 17 students from the Nature Club of Madhrasathul Ifthithaah, located in the nearby island of Naifaru, visited the resort.
Starting out with a presentation on sustainability in the Maldives, Hurawalhi’s resident marine biologist Lisa Bauer familiarised the inquisitive youngsters with the resort’s green initiatives like glass-bottled water, solar panels, greenhouses and rainwater capture system. In addition to focusing on the resort’s efforts, Lisa also shared several ideas about ways to reduce plastic waste in everyday life.
After the presentation, Lisa along with Hurawalhi’s landscaping manager Bandara took the group on a nature walk around the island, during which the students and their teachers were acquainted with both indigenous Maldivian plants and the introduced ones. Bandara shared his extensive knowledge on plants and landscaping, wowing the group with his career highlights, love of nature and the beauty of his gardening projects alike.
Bandara also donated two boxes of plants to the students as an encouragement for their upcoming gardening competition; they have until the end of October to plant the most beautiful garden.
“We hope to have helped the Nature Club have an exciting day at Hurawalhi and we look forward to organising many more community events and to be able to share our passion for these fascinating island with them,” a statement issued by the resort read.
Officially inaugurated in January, the five-star Hurawalhi resort is accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport, and offers 90 villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. The villas are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.