Maafushivaru recognised as TUI Environmental Champion

Maafushivaru has been recognised as a TUI Environmental Champion resort.

According to the resort, which holds the Travelife Gold status, this is the first TUI Environmental Champion award it had received.

“Firstly, sincere appreciation to our guests whose contribution helped achieve this goal. Secondly, and not lastly, a round of applause for the dedication of our team members whose work ethic helped us broaden our belt of accomplishments. Being a small island we have our own challenges to work with, but without the support of our guests and team, we couldn’t have done it. Thank you,” Resort Manager Ronald Schweighardt was quoted in a statement, as saying.

TUI, one of the largest tour operators globally, is a keen enthusiast for environmentally responsible hotels, and its Environmental Champion Award is limited to a select group of TUI Germany Hotels and Resorts, worldwide, whose performance achieves exemplary sustainable tourism.

To qualify for the award, TUI Germany guests must rate a resort more than eight out of 10 in the environment section. The hotel or resort must also hold a certificate recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council such as Travelife.

Set in the picturesque South Ari Atoll and accessible by a scenic seaplane flying over the breathtaking archipelago of Maldives and its mysterious atoll formations, Maafushivaru is an island that charms guests with its dazzling turquoise lagoon, knitted with lush flora and wide sandy beaches. A stone’s throw away is Lonubo, its very own desert island, all set to provide couples with an intimate island experience.

The resort offers a choice of three distinct villas. Beach Villas sit on the postcard perfect beach with views out to the sea, while the chic Water Villas offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Families or friends travelling together will find the Pool Villas ideal as they come with two separate villas with a shared private pool. All villas are fine-tuned with hints of modern architecture and design.

Maafushivaru’s main restaurant overlooks the lagoon and offers a buffet of international and local flavours. 135° East is a contemporary Teppanyaki and Sushi restaurant with its own overwater pavilion. The Library Lounge coffee shop serves a range of tea and specialty coffees. There is also bar and a wine chiller.

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