Kuramathi Maldives organises lagoon clean-up on kayaks, snorkels
A team of 10 brave and motivated volunteers from Kuramathi Maldives took to the waters Wednesday afternoon in a snorkel clean-up on kayaks.
The event, organised by the resort’s Eco Centre and Aqua Sports and Fun Centre, focused on the lagoon side of the island.
“This marks the first ever expedition on kayaks and snorkels,” an announcement by Kuramathi read.
Garbage collected include peculiar non-biodegradable waste such as steel beams, plastic bottles, tin cans and bottle caps. A highlight was a nine-foot long metal scaffold lying on the bottom of the sea bed, which was removed with sheer effort along with fun and laughter in the afternoon sun.
The intrepid volunteers later celebrated their hard work with a toast of fresh coconuts on the beach.
“Kudos to the team members of Kuramathi for striving to maintain the island in an immaculate state,” the announcement said.
Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises, a 100 percent Maldivian company and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives.
An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters, Kuramathi is a stunning island retreat with acres of luxuriant vegetation surrounded by spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank.
Villas blend contemporary design and nature, and are set on the beach, amongst lush gardens or over water. Four poster beds, open-air bathrooms, rainfall showers or Jacuzzi, large outdoor decks with inviting daybeds or sun loungers, are just some of the creature-comforts enjoyed by guests.
Dining options are diverse with many restaurants, bars and great-value all-inclusive packages, topped off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.