Meeru Island Resort and Spa has celebrated World Environment Day and World Oceans Day 2018.
Meeru celebrated World Environment Day with an educational and insightful back-of-house tour, which included its very own Meeru Garden and greenhouse, as well as the fresh water and water bottling plants.
Since the day began in 1972, people from around the world have hosted a number of events in support of more positive environmental action, from connecting with nature to reducing carbon footprints and action against wildlife crime.
“Meeru has been an avid participant of World Environment Day over the years, but also, in each and every way to conserve the pristine nature of the Maldives and protect the unique marine life,” an announcement by the resort read.
Closely related to a sustainable environment for the Maldives, is preserving and protecting the ocean. With 26 atolls covering 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean and over 2,000 species of tropical fish residing in the Maldives’ warm, crystal clear waters, protecting the ocean is just as important.
For World Oceans Day on June 8, Meeru hosted a lagoon cleaning activity together with the Euro-Divers team, where staff and guests joined in an effort to clear out the pristine lagoon of any remaining debris, which is a daily action towards maintaining the beautiful marine ecology.
Both occasions where held under the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”, to coincide with theme from Earth Day on April 22. The theme recognises the effects of plastic pollution on the environment, wildlife, marine ecology and the planet as a whole, with billions of people building awareness and taking action towards a plastic-free future.
“At Meeru, we are dedicated to advocating environmentally sustainable business operations, with an aim to positively impact the communities in which we operate through energy-efficient practices and sustainable education while maintaining high-quality services to our guests. We continuously strive to incorporate good environmental practices into all of our decisions and operations,” the announcement read.
Located in the North Male Atoll and accessible by a 55-minute speedboat ride from the Maldives main Velana International Airport, Meeru is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives, offering its guests a variety of facilities and affordable to superior accommodation.
With five types of room categories to offer, Meeru counts more than 280 rooms, five restaurants, five bars, a renowned spa featuring treatment rooms both overwater and on land, and a wide range of sports and other recreation facilities.