Adaaran Resorts have achieved the Travellife Gold certification for the second consecutive year. The award was presented to Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, and Adaaran Club Rannalhi.
Travellife is an international sustainability certification scheme that helps more than 1300 hotel members globally improve environmental, social and economic impacts cost effectively. Embracing an eco-friendly approach through the ‘Adaaran Sustainability Policy’, to maintain a high level of environmental consciousness through strategizing and executing suitable eco-sustainability policy. The group’s resorts organize projects on island cleaning, tree planting, environmental awareness, and coral transplanting.
Some of the other current sustainability projects include installation of bottle plants, has helped terminate use of single plastic bottles altogether and paper straws are handed out only on request. Moreover, one of the measures taken is to operate an energy saving system in all rooms, by the use of a key card to activate the electricity in the room. Guest rooms are installed with inverter type air conditioners. A program is currently underway to replace light bulbs with energy-efficient LED lamps in all rooms, public areas, and gardens.
Adaaran, a subsidiary of Sri Lankan conglomerate Aitken Spence, runs five resorts in the Maldives: Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, and Adaaran Prestige Vadoo. Aitken Spence has also recently opened a new property in the Maldives under its Heritance brand, Heritance Aarah.