NewsMarch 11, 2024

Angsana Velavaru Achieves’s Travel Sustainable Level 3+, a Milestone in Responsible Tourism

In a remarkable achievement, Angsana Velavaru, an all-inclusive premium resort in the virtually untouched South Nilandhe Atoll, attained’s Travel Sustainable Level 3+, placing it among the top-tier resorts in the Maldives committed to sustainability.  Out of 175+ resorts in the region, Angsana Velavaru stands tall as one of the 25 resorts at this prestigious level, showcasing a strong dedication to responsible and mindful travel practices.

This accomplishment reflects the growing trend among conscious travellers who seek destinations aligned with sustainable values.  Guests choosing Angsana Velavaru are making a conscious decision to support responsible tourism, underlining their commitment to environmental conservation and ethical travel choices.


Mindful Holiday Rooted in Sustainability

Angsana Velavaru’s commitment to sustainability is deeply ingrained in the resort’s ethos.  A mindful holiday at Angsana Velavaru is synonymous with a commitment to environmental stewardship.  The resort meticulously employs eco-friendly practices, ensuring that guests enjoy an immersive experience while respecting and preserving the pristine natural surroundings of the Maldives.

The resort’s steadfast dedication to sustainable practices is further exemplified by its EarthCheck Gold Certification, a recognition maintained for an impressive eight consecutive years.  This certification underscores the resort’s adherence to the highest global standards of environmental responsibility and sustainable tourism.

As part of Banyan Group, sustainability is not just a buzzword for Angsana Velavaru but an integral part of the broader philosophy of Banyan Group.  The group’s overarching ethos, “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People,” signifies a profound commitment to caring for associates, protecting the environment, and uplifting local communities.

Banyan Group’s three core pillars of sustainability – “Our Environment, Our Community, Our Responsibility” guide its initiatives.  The group actively raises awareness, advocates responsible travel and tourism, and drives positive change within the hospitality industry.

Angsana Velavaru’s Best Practices

Angsana Velavaru walks the talk with a series of best practices that contribute to its sustainable journey:

  • Single-Use Plastic Bottles Elimination
  • Solar Panel Installation
  • Food Compost Machine Implementation
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Saltwater Chlorination Project
  • SustainLinen: The Story of Tote Bag with a Purpose

Preserving the Marine Ecosystem

Angsana Velavaru’s commitment to sustainability extends to the marine environment.  Regular Marine Talks and House Reef Cleanups demonstrate the resort’s dedication to preserving the reefs and their inhabitants.  These initiatives involve removing debris, litter, and invasive predators like the Crown of Thorns Starfish.

On calm days, the Marine Centre invites guests to actively participate in coral planting at no extra cost.  This hands-on experience allows guests to contribute directly to the restoration and preservation of the delicate coral ecosystems surrounding the resort.

Guests can now indulge in a holiday experience that not only captivates the senses, but also contributes to a more sustainable and responsible future.

Join Angsana Velavaru in embracing sustainability and in contributing to a more resilient and harmonious future.  Discover more at  Sustainability | Angsana.