Innahura Maldives Resort is Open!
14th January 2019
...‘I don’t want to spend a holiday in the Maldives!’, said no one ever, and it is easy to understand why: on the attractiveness scale of 1 to 10, the Maldives’ islands are a solid 11! Joining the Crown & Champa Resorts collection is Innahura, whose formula is straightforward: take the quintessential sun, sea and sand elements, add a traditional twist to modern facilities and round it up with a generous dose of authentic experiences.
Paradise-seekers of all ages will find that life at Innahura is easy. Here, in the south-east corner of Lhaviyani Atoll, days revolve around laid-back and fun adventures, socialising and feeling the heartbeat of the Maldives.
Be it for a honeymoon, family get-together or simply a week or two to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and complete a personal Maldives bucket list challenge with a group of friends, Innahura’s 3-star and All Inclusive Easy concepts are perfect for all those who are desperate to spend a holiday in the Maldives but don’t particularly fancy the hefty price tags with benefits you don’t always enjoy.
Innahura boast 78 Beach Bungalows, a restaurant, two bars, a spa, a Prodivers dive center, a water sports center with non-motorised activities, a gym, and a diverse events program to help guests appreciate the Maldives in its entirety and make lifelong memories together with their dearest ones and the joyful resort team, including General Manager, Rainer Steinhilber
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Coastal Clean-ups by Angsana Velavaru
Garbage has been discarded into the oceans for as long as we can remember, this had little to no effect on the marine life living there because all substances were biodegradable. Everything changed when the invention of plastic happened in early 1900s, plastic has a high molecular weight, very low cost and high versatility. What was not considered was the degradability of this compound and the implications it would have to the environment.
There are thousands of plastics produced on a daily basis and practically everything we use contains some form of plastic. Plastic can be produced from either natural or synthetic compounds with around 300 million tons produced on an annual scale and 8 million metric tons finding its way into the oceans every year. Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
This has led to increased levels of pollution as we are constantly dumping non-biodegradable and polluting trash such as plastics into the ocean. Angsana Velavaru last year launch a plastic awareness campaign working with guests, associates and locals from surrounding islands to educate in plastic reduction. The main aim was to focus on the environmental impact of plastic being discarded into the oceans, how to recycle or reuse plastics and to participate in beach cleanups. In 2018 with the help of everyone involved the team managed to remove 1.5 tons of plastic from the local beaches.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru promotes the ‘‘International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2018’’
Last year marked the third ever International Year of the Reef (IYOR), an awareness-building initiative addressing the growing threats to coral reefs and associated ecosystems across the planet.
The 2016 global coral bleaching event was the most severe event recorded to date and there is more urgent need than ever to increase awareness about threats to coral reefs, and a greater commitment is needed to restore and conserve coral reefs. Banyan Tree, with its core values deeply rooted in sustainability and responsible travel, was firmly committed to supporting IYOR 2018.
Over the course of 2018 we promoted the occasion by engaging guests and associates with enjoyable and meaningful activities that connected them to the importance of this cause. During the last quarter of 2018, a total of 2402 guests joined our CSR activities and during the course of the year 8303 guests and 141 associates participated in activities such as coral predator removal, marine neology talks, stingray awareness and coral planting events. These efforts contributed to the conservation of coral reefs in the Maldives. But rest assured, as the New Year commences, Banyan Tree’s efforts to increase awareness about threats to coral reefs and their commitment to restoring and conserving coral reefs, will by no means lessen, regardless of the lack of IYOR’s official status.
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Preservation of original vegetation / Preservation of Indigenous Flora and Fauna by Dhigali Maldives
Dhigali Maldives has preserved around 80% of the original vegetation of the island. Unlike other resort developments, the ‘Jungle’ that you see in the center of the island was untouched during construction phase. Almost all plants used in the landscaping around the buildings consist of indigenous varieties.
We are home to more than 20 different species of birds. The tropical birds carry seeds from one island to the other and they have played an integral part in the growth of what you see today on the island. Our Spa and signature restaurant Battuta are both located in the center of the island which is set inside thick vegetation.
The “jungle walk” which is a one of the unique places to visit embraces the look and natural feel of time gone by.
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Velassaru Maldives receives the Agoda Gold Circle Award 2018
Velassaru Maldives has been awarded the Agoda Gold Circle Award 2018. The Gold Circle Awards, now in its 10th Year, recognizes elite service, high scoring peer-to-peer customer reviews from the 22 million reviews on Agoda, as well as excellence in pricing and availability. Velassaru Maldives Resort is among the only 7 hotels in the Maldives to receive the prestigious award this year.
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Mysteries of Kurumba Tour
Kurumba is a leader among Maldivian resorts in its use of green technology to protect the environment on and around the island. The Mysteries of Kurumba Tour is introduced to in- house guests with an aim to give them a better view of how Kurumba ticks, where the resort treats water as well as convert organic and inorganic waste into nutrient-rich soil, which is then freely shared with gardeners on nearby local islands.
The herb and vegetable garden is usually the highlight of this tour where the resort produces some of its own harvest along with a coconut oil processing machine which produces high-quality refine oil used for traditional spa treatments and cooking.
The resort’s aim is to preserve the island for future generations.
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