NewsFebruary 24, 2020

Fushifaru Maldives Opens Participation for Coconut Climbing Competition

Fushifaru Maldives is inviting participants from different resorts around Lhaviyani Atoll as well as sponsors and guest speakers for Lhaviyani Atoll’s very first the Coconut Climbing Competition. The event has been endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism.

The competition is said to take place on Friday 28th February 2020 at Fushifaru Maldives. The winner of the competition will win a cash prize and a free stay for two at the resort.

The resort released a statement saying, “We can’t wait to celebrate our amazing Maldivian culture by bringing back one of our fantastic traditions. Not only will it be an occasion to remember, but it will also be a fantastic opportunity to connect with colleagues from other resorts in our beautiful Lhaviyani Atoll. We are extremely excited to be reviving this Maldivian tradition that hasn’t taken place since 1985!”

Climbing trees is a staple skill among the islanders to gather coconuts and palm fronds for making everything from twine and baskets to mats and fans and to harvest fruits, leaves and spices that typify traditional Maldivian cuisine.