JOALI Maldives is paving the way for eco-friendly luxury travel. The resort’s Reef Restoration Project has been named as a legend awards honoree for eco initiatives by Departures Magazine.
Departure Magazine’s Best Eco-Initiates in Hospitality 2020 is selected by assessing the luxury hotels and resorts that are keen to do their part to inspire conservation initiatives in their local communities. These hotels are reported to be working tirelessly to preserve the region’s natural beauty, by finding innovative ways to reduce waste, and reuse and conserve resources. They are not only implementing new eco-initiatives, but educating their staff, travelers, and members of the community on best preservation practices.
Opened in 2018, JOALI Maldives is leading the way for eco-friendly luxury travel in the Maldives with its focus on nature, sustainability, and preserving and protecting the rich natural environment of the region.
At JOALI Maldives, on-site Marine Biologist Samantha Reynolds is leading the hotel’s Reef Restoration Project. For this project, Reynolds grows coral at JOALI Maldives’ underwater nursery for nine to 12 months, then transplants the coral to an underwater snorkel trail accessible to JOALI guests. Guests are encouraged to take part in the growing and transplanting process, and snorkelers benefit from the underwater beauty this restoration initiative is producing.
Set on the picture-perfect Muravandhoo Island, JOALI Maldives is comprised of 73 private beach and over-water villas and residences, each of which showcase how luxury travel and sustainability can go hand-in-hand with impeccably stylish design.