Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru Maldives have conducted coral planting activities for their guests.
The program is regularly organized and hosted by both properties to create awareness on the importance of the coral reefs for our ecosystem, and is part of their sustainability approach to tourism.
Banyan Tree’s sustainability approach emphasizes on building in harmony with nature and contributing to the growth and development of the community where each of their hotels is planted.
A total of 233 corals were planted into frames using the ‘spider frame’ technique, which maintenance divers then placed into coral nurseries. These frames stabilize the area and provide space to grow new corals.
This technique is especially useful for areas that have been damaged by blast fishing, anchor and storm damage, where structural complexity has been lost.
Similarly under their sustainability approach, Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay recently organized a beach clean-up at a nearby fishing village, during which a team of associates collected a whopping 500kg of trash.
Banyan Tree was founded with the core values of driving sustainable development. As a global hospitality group operating in diverse locations, Banyan Tree’s concept of sustainability seeks to create long term value for multiple stakeholders and destinations.