Velassaru Maldives installs water bottling plant, discontinues plastic bottle use
Velassaru Maldives has announced its decision to discontinue the use of plastic water bottles, replacing them with eco-friendly bottled water.
A new purpose built water filtration and bottling facility allows the resort to serve still and sparkling water in sustainable glass bottles. This initiative removes a minimum of 200,000 plastic bottles per year that will need either to be recycled or disposed of with a massive negative impact on the environment.
“We take great pride in our commitment to provide green and sustainable initiatives. Along with replacing plastic straw with edible straw, the implementation will not only reduce plastic bottle consumption and pollution from disposal but also reduce the costs and carbon emissions generated by transporting bottled water to the resort,” an announcement by the resort read.
Owned and operated by leading local hotel group Universal Resorts, Velassaru is located in South Male Atoll and accessible by a short 25-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport.
Velassaru offers luxurious beachfront and overwater accommodation with uninterrupted ocean views. Featuring wooden ceilings and floors for a tropical atmosphere, the contemporary-styled villas and bungalows offer chic serenity.
A wide variety of international specialities are offered at Velassaru’s five restaurants, including fresh contemporary seafood, Japanese, international and grill pan Indian options. The two beach bars serve cocktails and wines.
Guests can enjoy relaxing spa treatments in overwater pavilions, or hop on a Maldivian boat and watch the crew demonstrate traditional fishing methods. Other resort facilities include a fitness centre, tennis court and infinity pool with the view of the beach and the ocean.