Adaaran Resorts Maldives achieves Travelife Gold certification

Resorts run in the Maldives under the Adaaran brand have achieved the Travelife Gold certification, an internationally recognised standard for sustainable tourism.

The certification was awarded to Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi and Adaaran Club Rannalhi on May 4.

Travelife is an international sustainability certification scheme that helps its 1,300 hotel members around the world improve their environmental, social and economic impacts cost effectively. Hotels that meet the Travelife standard are formally recognised with a Travelife award to promote their achievements.

To achieve a Travelife award and become certified, hotels must become a Travelife member and prove they meet the Travelife assessment criteria. They will then receive a Travelife Gold award, an award plaque and the right to use the Travelife certification mark to showcase their sustainability achievements to their customers.

Accessible by a short 15-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo offers 56 water villas with private spas, plunge pools and a glass-bottomed bathroom lounge with a view of marine life. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or spa pool or go for an in-room spa treatment.

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo. PHOTO/ ADAARAN

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu resort is a fabulous five-star property located in the northern Raa atoll. Surrounded by powder soft beaches and sublime turquoise lagoons, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu invites you to surrender to your senses and bask in the majesty of your tropical island surroundings. Guests can relax in the sumptuous Mandara Spa and try their hand at a number of exciting water sport activities, including scuba diving, windsurfing and water-skiing.

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu. PHOTO/ ADAARAN

Set in the South Male Atoll, Adaaran Club Rannalhi includes 96 standard rooms, which are tastefully adorned with tropically themed furnishings and bedding, and 34 water bungalows that offer a luxurious experience comprising of a private sun deck overlooking the stunning aquamarine ocean. The resort features three spectacular dining venues and a host of recreational activities, including diving, snorkelling and water-skiing.

Adaaran Club Rannalhi. PHOTO/ ADAARAN

Located in North Male Atoll, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is blessed with thriving vegetation and pristine waters, and offers 165 villas, including 37 Ocean Villas. Set in 83 acres of lush tropical beach property near Kani Beach on Lhohifushi Island, the resort’s design enables it to blend into its surroundings being one of the best resort in Maldives.

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi. PHOTO/ ADAARAN

Adaaran, a subsidiary of Sri Lankan conglomerate Aitken Spence, runs six properties in the Maldives; Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, Adaaran Prestige Water Villas and Adaaran Prestige Ocean Villas.

The resort operator has adopted a green philosophy, which follows a strict code of regulations in order to discourage littering of any sort and proper waste management. Focused on recycling every renewable resource, the staff have been trained to dispose of waste in an appropriate manner and minimise unnecessary wastage of reusable resources.

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