Sustainable Places to Stay in Maldives
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Sustainable Places to Stay in Maldives

For travellers seeking ultimate luxury and paradise, there is an abundance of places to stay in Maldives that will exceed their expectations. Best known for luxurious resorts, pristine beaches, and an abundance of marine life, the Maldives is a stunning chain of around 1,200 small islands located in the North-Central Indian Ocean.

Water villas and beachfront rooms are popular features at the top resorts in Maldives with no detail left overlooked. There are even romantic Maldives resorts that are perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for a relaxing getaway.  You can learn more about sustainable travel in Maldives here. You can check on coral restoration in Maldives here.

Additionally, many resorts take part in sustainable initiatives that help conserve and protect the surrounding environment with features such as solar-powered energy and recycling programs. 

The following are two great options for sustainable places to stay in Maldives. 

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Credit: Kudadoo

Located on a private island in the northern area of the Maldives is Kudadoo, a fully-inclusive luxury resort that is designed to help travellers escape the stresses of life. With 15 overwater residences with open floor plans, lots of natural light, and a private infinity pool, it is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Maldives. Each residence also has its own butler, state-of-the-art electronics, and unobstructed ocean views. 

Kudadoo’s island boasts many amenities, which include fine dining experiences with a carefully curated menu, and even a cheese and wine cellar that has 70 exclusive wines for guests to taste. Adventure seekers will be pleased to know that Kudadoo hosts unlimited excursions with options such as snorkeling, scuba diving, water sports, and a luxury yacht Those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere won’t want to miss out on Kudadoo’s Sulha Spa, which is suspended over the ocean and houses the Lonu Cave, a room lined with mineral-rich Himalayan salt that is renowned for its healing qualities. 

Caring for the environment is part of Kudadoo’s core values with a focus on the sustainability of natural resources and social responsibility being at the forefront of everything they do. For example, the entire island/resort is solar-powered, the buildings are all made from sustainable materials, and they only use glass-bottled drinking water to eliminate plastics. In 2019, Kudadoo was the recipient of the Hospitality Design Award in the “Sustainable Resort Category” as they were recognized as being the only fully solar-powered resort in the Maldives.

One&Only Reethi Rah

Credit: One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah is one of the top resorts in Maldives that combines privacy with spectacular views. The resort spans an entire uniquely shaped island and has an impressive 12 beaches. There are several options for accommodations at One&Only Reethi that include over-water villas, beachfront villas, and a fully staffed grand residence that is perfect for large groups or families. The property also serves a wide selection of Maldivian and international cuisine throughout its 8 restaurants, with additional private dining experiences available. One&Only Reethi Rah has many excursion options that will appeal to all guest preferences. From encounters with sharks, rays, and turtles, to pampering spa treatments, and kayaking trips- there is something for everyone. 

As an Earth Check gold certificate recipient for environmental and social responsibility, One&Only Reethi is a part of an elite group of industry leaders who for over five years or more have demonstrated high levels of environmental management. For example, One&Only Reethi has strict procedures in place to reduce their energy and water consumption to protect the surrounding environment. The resort also has conservation efforts that work towards protecting and developing the coral reefs around the island along with a program that helps rehabilitate injured turtles in the area. 

Vacationers have a great selection of sustainable places to stay in Maldives. With luxurious amenities and environmentally friendly initiatives, the top resorts in Maldives will not disappoint those who visit. 


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