Written by Maldives Halal Travel
Marriott Bonvoy has a portfolio of resorts in the Maldives that are dedicated to reducing their environmental impact and promoting sustainable tourism practices. To celebrate Earth Hour on March 25, 2023, the resorts took initiatives and activations to raise awareness about the importance of environmental sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. These initiatives are part of a broader commitment to environmental stewardship and promote responsible tourism practices. The resorts encourage guests to be mindful of their impact on the environment and take part in creating a more sustainable future.
The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa took a significant step by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour during Earth Hour. The resort also organized a candlelit evening at their dining venues, Aailaa, Hashi & Shio, with a special setup of lights and a candle-lit signage. In addition, they created a black sand artwork with "60+" signage on the beach to promote the Earth Hour celebration, and the Little Griffins Kids Club held a movie night for the little ones at the pirate ship.
W Maldives offered its guests an unforgettable experience with an oceanfront fire grill dinner with unplugged music, premium cuts, Maldivian lobster, and seafood straight from the charcoal grill. The guests enjoyed a bonfire-toasted dessert under the stars, making it a unique and memorable celebration.
The Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa went beyond the hour and turned off the restaurant lights for 90 minutes and set up a 60+ signage made of candles at Anchorage. The resort also featured a special cocktail called “The Black Out” in all restaurants. This cocktail was inspired by the Earth Hour initiative, and its use of locally sourced ingredients reflects the resort's commitment to sustainability.
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort also participated in Earth Hour by turning off the lights in all public spaces during the designated hour, reducing its energy consumption and carbon footprint. To celebrate this occasion, the resort created a special candlelight dinner experience with live music, offering guests a unique and romantic ambiance.
Overall, the resorts' efforts to reduce their environmental impact and promote sustainable tourism practices during Earth Hour and beyond are commendable. As guests, we can also do our part by being mindful of our impact on the environment and participating in sustainable practices during our stay.
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