NewsSeptember 28, 2023

Canareef Resort Maldives, Paving the Way for Sustainable Tourism on World Tourism Day

On World Tourism Day, celebrated annually on September 27th, the spotlight falls upon Canareef Resort Maldives as it paves the way for sustainable tourism. This renowned resort demonstrates an unwavering commitment to preserving the pristine beauty of the Maldives while ensuring an unforgettable guest experience.

Canareef’s Sustainability Initiatives

Energy Saving Notices in Villas: In every villa, guests encounter energy-saving notices, encouraging them to be mindful of energy consumption. This seemingly small effort significantly reduces the resort’s carbon footprint while maintaining guest comfort.


Homegrown Produce: Canareef prioritizes sustainable agriculture by cultivating a substantial portion of its food, including lettuce, kankun, spinach, cucumber, chili, watermelon, tomato, eggplant, and banana on-site. Utilizing a hydroponic system ensures high-quality produce while conserving water resources.

The Chef’s Garden: Canareef’s culinary commitment extends to a herb garden tended to by talented chefs. This garden enhances the flavor of dishes while reinforcing the dedication to locally sourced, organic ingredients.

Eco-Friendly Straws: The resort replaces plastic straws with eco-friendly paper straws, contributing to marine life protection and reduced plastic waste.

Reusable Glass Bottles: Canareef offers reusable glass bottles as a sustainable alternative to disposable plastic water bottles.

Sustainable Lighting: Timer-controlled street lights reduce energy consumption without compromising safety.

Supporting Local Farmers: The resort actively engages with local farmers, sourcing fresh produce to support the community and promote sustainable agriculture.

Coral Conservation: Canareef initiates coral planting projects to protect and sustain vital coral ecosystems.

Green Mobility: Eco-friendly transportation options such as push bicycles, electric buggies, and electric motorcycles reduce emissions and enhance the guest experience.

Harnessing the Power of the Sun: Canareef plans to install solar panels for renewable energy, reducing reliance on non-renewable sources.

Educating the Future Generation: The resort organized an event for Seenu Atoll school students to experience tourism and witness sustainability efforts, inspiring future leaders in the industry.

Canareef Resort Maldives, located at 19060, Addu Atoll, Maldives, is committed to a sustainable future. As a pioneer in sustainable tourism, its dedication to nurturing the environment, reducing the carbon footprint, and educating future generations remains steadfast. On this World Tourism Day, Canareef invites all to embrace eco-friendly tourism principles for a brighter, greener tomorrow.

On World Tourism Day, Canareef Maldives takes pride in leading sustainable tourism initiatives. These initiatives are not mere words but a way of life. Guests are invited to experience the beauty of the Maldives, knowing their stay contributes to paradise preservation. At Canareef, every day is World Tourism Day.