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Exploring Addu’s rich biodiversity with Canareef Resort

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In a momentous achievement for environmental conservation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared Addu Atoll and Fuvahmulah as biosphere reserves in 2021. This historic recognition places these regions alongside Baa Atoll, which was designated in 2011, as vital areas promoting sustainable development and biodiversity preservation in the Maldives.

Previously, Baa Atoll stood as the sole biosphere reserve in the Maldives, celebrated for its rich marine life, including the congregation of Manta Rays. With the addition of Addu and Fuvahmulah, the Maldives now proudly boasts three UNESCO biosphere reserves. These new additions are described as “learning places for sustainable development,” where the conservation of biodiversity is harmonised with its sustainable use.

The Maldivian government nominated these regions in September 2019 to ensure the protection of their unique marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Protected status was granted to key eco-rich sites, such as ‘Kudakandu’ in Addu’s lagoon and several wetlands in Hithadhoo and Hulhudhoo, reinforcing the commitment to environmental stewardship.

Canareef Resort Maldives: A Haven of Biodiversity

Canareef Resort Maldives, nestled within the captivating landscape of Addu Atoll, takes great pride in its role in this momentous achievement. As part of the resort’s remarkable features, Canareef boasts five freshwater and saltwater lakes, among them the expansive Canareef Eco Park. This serene sanctuary offers a nature trail and picturesque spots where guests can immerse themselves in birdwatching, fish observation, and the breathtaking beauty of nature. Additionally, the Kids Club is situated within the Eco Park, providing young explorers with the opportunity to engage with nature firsthand while learning about the intricate ecosystems that surround them.

Experience the Natural Wonders

Addu Atoll, situated at the southernmost tip of the Maldives, is renowned for its stunning ecosystems. The Eedhigali Kilhi, one of the largest wetlands in the country, attracts hundreds of migratory birds annually, including the Dhondheeni, or white tern bird, which is found mostly in the Addu region.

Nature Parks offer locals and tourists alike the opportunity to immerse themselves in these natural landscapes through boardwalks, canoeing points, walk trails, and snorkelling spots. These parks are designed to provide access while ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of the resources.

Biosphere reserves encompass terrestrial, marine, and coastal ecosystems, divided into core areas, buffer zones, and transitional zones. These zones allow humans to coexist with nature, fostering learning, protection, and sustainability.

As the resort commemorates International Day for Biological Diversity with the theme “Be part of the Plan,” Canareef Resort Maldives invites you to explore and appreciate the rich biodiversity of Addu Atoll. The resort is committed to preserving this natural heritage and promoting eco-friendly tourism practices.

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Fushifaru Maldives welcomes guests to unforgettable Eid al-Adha celebration

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Fushifaru Maldives is inviting guests to a vibrant and joyous celebration of Eid al-Adha, a festival that symbolises connection through a carnival of colours, music, and dance. From 15th June to 16th June, join us in creating an atmosphere of fun, perfect for commemorating this special occasion with family and friends.

On 15th June, festivities will begin with our Grand Coconut Show at our Eggamuge. This interactive event offers guests the opportunity to explore the diverse uses, benefits, and cultural significance of the coconut in Maldivian life. Following the show, guests are invited to Korakali for an exquisite culinary experience that blends Maldivian and Arabian flavours. This celebration of cultural fusion promises to tantalise your taste buds and leave you wanting more!

The celebrations continue on 16th June, starting with a special Eid breakfast at Korakali. Begin your day with a delightful spread that sets the tone for the festivities ahead. At 7:30 AM, guests are welcome to join the Eid Prayer at the mosque, offering a serene and spiritual start to the day. In the afternoon, experience the vibrant energy of Dhafi Negun, this is a traditional Maldivian dance, characterised by rhythmic beats, expressive movements, and colourful costumes – it will transport you to the heart of Maldivian culture. Following the dance, the beach fun continues with traditional games like Tug of War and a Dhafi Negun match, accompanied by delightful Maldivian tea as the sun sets.

The celebration culminates with an enchanting Eid Show at Fanihandhi Bar. Guests will be mesmerised by cultural performances including Dhandi Jehun, Bandiyaa Jehun, and Boduberu. These captivating performances invite you to sit back and enjoy, or even join in and dance along. Guests will be mesmerised by cultural performances including Dhandi Jehun, Bandiyaa Jehun, and Boduberu. These captivating performances invite you to sit back and enjoy, or even join in and dance along. Fushifaru Maldives offers an idyllic setting for this grand celebration, combining stunning natural beauty with exceptional hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you to an Eid al-Adha celebration filled with joy, unity, and unforgettable moments.

For more information about Fushifaru Maldives and its family-friendly services and experiences, please visit www.fushifaru.com or contact reservations@fushifaru.com.

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Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans raise awareness for ocean conservation during Maldives getaway at Seaside Finolhu

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Singer Nicole Scherzinger and her fiance Thom Evans, a well-known former rugby player, turned their recent Maldives vacation at the luxurious Seaside Finolhu into an opportunity to champion ocean conservation.

Scherzinger, known for her powerful vocals and time with the Pussycat Dolls, is a frequent visitor to the Maldives. This idyllic archipelago has become a favorite holiday destination for her, with Scherzinger having visited numerous resorts across the island nation.

On Ocean Day, Scherzinger took to Instagram, sharing a video documenting their participation in the Seaside Finolhu Maldives’ Coral Reef Propagation Project. This initiative allows guests to actively contribute to reef restoration by planting coral fragments on specially designed structures. Scherzinger even named their “coral tree” H.O.P.E (Heal. Oceans. Preserve. Earth), underlining the critical role healthy oceans play in sustaining our planet.

“Our oceans are vital to life on Earth,” Scherzinger wrote in a passionate caption, highlighting the threats posed by climate change and plastic pollution. She urged her followers to reduce plastic use, support clean-up efforts, and spread awareness about marine conservation.

Evans, Scherzinger’s fiance, also took to Instagram to express his love for the resort and the Maldives. Through a series of videos and photos, he praised the breathtaking beauty of Finolhu Baa Atoll and promised a return visit.

Nestled amidst the pristine beaches and turquoise lagoons of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Seaside Finolhu Maldives is a haven for luxury travelers seeking a blend of relaxation and adventure. The resort offers a variety of experiences, including indulgent spa treatments, thrilling water sports, and, as highlighted by Scherzinger and Evans, the opportunity to contribute to environmental efforts.

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Blissful Eid-Al-Adha celebrations at Baros Maldives

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Experience an exquisite Eid-Al-Adha celebration at Baros, the epitome of Maldivian charm and hospitality. Nestled amidst pristine turquoise waters and lush palm trees, Baros beckons discerning travellers to revel in a tropical paradise of unparalleled beauty.

Book your Eid stay directly with the luxury private island resort until the end of June and enjoy exclusive book direct benefits and indulge in their special Eid Offer. Embark on adventurous explorations with complimentary access to kayaks or stand-up paddleboards or unwind with a traditional shisha experience.

For moments of intimacy, embark on a serene sunset cruise as you relish indulgent delights. Savour candlelit beach dinners under the stars or awaken to the tantalising aroma of a sumptuous breakfast, served either in the privacy of your villa’s deck or floating in your private pool.

Pamper yourself with discounted spa treatments, join early-morning yoga sessions and discover vibrant marine life with complimentary snorkelling gear. With flexible check-in and late departure, cherish every precious moment on the serene island sanctuary.

Seize the opportunity and treasure unforgettable moments with loved ones amidst Baros’s breathtaking beauty, with enticing villa discounts and exclusive Limited Time Deal Meal Plan offers. This Eid, embark on a journey of pure relaxation, rejuvenation and bliss on this enchanting paradise.

Visit www.baros.com or contact the resort directly at reservations@baros.com or call +960 664 26 72 to book your Eid holiday at Baros.

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