The successful merit comes after an in-depth audit of the resort’s contribution and effort towards sustainability. As this is the 3rd consecutive title conferred by the Travelife group; specific elements of the resort operations had to meet the stringent criteria of waste management, energy and water management, recycling to the welfare of staffing, etc.
Apart from being a splendid choice for honeymooners, families and food connoisseurs, the 1.8km resort island actively contributes to the environment and the natural surroundings thanks to the green initiatives and eco-conscious thinking integrated into the daily operations.
It is crucial to highlight some initiatives by the Eco Centre as well over the years that have been implemented and put into practice. At present, the food and beverage department is undergoing an innovative process to replace single-use plastic straws with biodegradable paper straws, and paper coasters are one project that has paved way for a significant change. Usage of home-made distilled, purified water in glass bottles tackles the consumption of plastic bottles; while electric buggies for commutation limits the utilization of fuel.
The progressive ideas adapt to the changing habits of the world and its major problems pertaining to climate change. As the world gears up for more conservative and sustainable measures to limit the carbon footprint and preserve the beauty of our planet; more and more research is done to play our part to educate, inspire and cultivate and harness the knowledge.
Recently; Kuramathi has also introduced coral-friendly sunscreen lotions to combat the damage of floating chemicals that is detrimental to coral growth. This is part of an intricate drive to encourage and foster guest’s support in using coral friendly products, to protect and upkeep our pristine surroundings.
Congratulations once again for the steadfast resolve wielded by the team members of Kuramathi!
What is Travelife?
What is Travelife? Travelife is an international sustainability certification scheme for hotels and accommodations. We help them to improve how they manage their environmental and social impacts, such as reducing their energy or water consumption and ensuring they support local people, businesses and culture.
The Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations certification criteria also covers issues like human rights, child protection and employee welfare. Helping to ensure they operate fair practices and are working to protect their guests, employees and the local community where they operate.
Accommodations that prove they meet the Travelife sustainability criteria become Travelife Gold certified.
Information sourced via //travelifecollection.com/about_travelife
About Kuramathi Maldives
Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises Private Ltd, a 100% Maldivian owned company, and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives.
An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters, Kuramathi is a stunning island retreat with acres of luxuriant vegetation surrounded by spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank. Villas blend contemporary design and nature and are set on the beach, amongst lush gardens or over
water. Four poster beds, open-air bathrooms, rainfall showers or Jacuzzi, large outdoor decks with inviting daybeds or sun loungers, are just some of the creature-comforts enjoyed by our guests.
Dining options are diverse with many restaurants, bars and great-value all-inclusive packages, topped off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.