NewsOctober 18, 2023

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Dhawa Ihuru and Angsana Velavaru Mark World Food Day 2023

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Dhawa Ihuru and Angsana Velavaru observed World Food Day on 16 October 2023 with meaningful awareness initiatives involving associates and guests.

World Food Day is an annual event celebrated globally, which calls for collaborative efforts to ensure that no one sleeps hungry, emphasising the importance of food security and nutrition for a better world.  This year’s theme is “Water is life, Water is food.  Leave no one behind.”


As part of the Banyan Tree Group, a trailblazer in sustainable tourism focusing on the purpose-driven mission of stewardship, the sister resorts consistently demonstrated a deep-rooted commitment to sustainability, striving to blend luxury with eco-consciousness.  This dedication extends to both responsible consumption and resource conservation, and it reflects throughout the group’s portfolio of properties, with a focus on “embracing the environment and empowering people.”

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Dhawa Ihuru initiated the day with a morning planting activity.  Later in the day, a captivating “Zero Waste Challenge” unfolded, demonstrating the properties’ dedication to reducing food waste and promoting eco-friendly practices.  Associates also had the opportunity to embark on a delectable journey through the “Most Wanted National Desserts,” celebrating unity in diversity.

Angsana Velavaru launched the thought-provoking “Empty Plate Challenge,” encouraging associates and guests alike to appreciate their meals and minimise food waste, aligning with the group’s broader eco-conscious efforts.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Dhawa Ihuru, and Angsana Velavaru believe that by collectively supporting responsible food choices and sustainable practices, everyone is contributing to a more food-secure future so that indeed, no one will be left behind.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a luxury barefoot tropical paradise at the heart of North Male’ Atoll, 25-minute away from Velana International Airport via speedboat.  With 48 pool villas dotting around the island, privacy and relaxation can easily be attained. 

Situated approximately two-minute away via speedboat from Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru lies Dhawa Ihuru, formerly known as Angsana Ihuru, is a distinct island retreat of its own with 45 villas, and dubbed as “one of the best house reefs” in the Maldives.

Angsana Velavaru, all-inclusive premium resort in the virtually untouched South Nilandhe Atoll surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and ocean views as far as the eye can see.  This vibrant tropical getaway offers 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 InOcean Villas, the first standalone collection of water villas in the Maldives, perched one kilometre from the main island.

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