Kuredu Resort Maldives wins TUI Environmental Champion Award for fourth year
Kuredu Resort Maldives has received the TUI Environmental Champion award for 2019.
For already the fourth consecutive year, this important award is a testament to the resort’s ongoing, measurable actions toward sustainable hotel management.
“We are pleased to have again received this accolade, but even more so that thanks to the guidance of TUI that complements and enhances our commitment to sustainability, Kuredu is a more responsible resort every year,” an announcement by the resort read.
In 2017, Kuredu significantly reduced the number of single-use plastics, encouraged guests to use reusable water flasks, continued providing in-house bottled water, used cutlery made from biodegradable materials at events whenever possible, and worked hard to raise eco-awareness among guests, team and local communities alike. The resort also plans on eradicating single-use plastic straws completely by September 2019.
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.
Kuredu is also a proud recipient of the Travelife Gold Award for 2018-2020.
Located on a 1,800 metre by 325 metre remote island in the northern atoll of Lhaviyani, Kuredu is accessible by a 35-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport. This 4.5-star resort has 383 rooms, including beach and water villas, making it the second largest resort in the Maldives.
The island boasts a dive and snorkel centre, a water sports centre, a spa, golf and tennis courses, a kids’ club, and an extensive choice of restaurants and bars. Kuredu guests can also dine in 5.8 Undersea Restaurant at the neighbouring Hurawalhi Maldives resort.