Velassaru Maldives introduces edible drinking straws to combat plastic pollution

Velassaru Maldives has started offering guests edible flavoured drinking straws.

Introduction of eco-friendly straws are part of Velassaru’s continued effort towards protecting the environment and to help guests “reimagine the cocktail consumption experience”.

These eco-friendly straws can withstand up to half an hour submerged in liquids, giving you plenty of time to enjoy and finish your drink. These straws are gluten free, and come in a range of flavours — chocolate, strawberry and neutral.

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.

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