NewsSeptember 8, 2019

Kihaa Maldives ceases use of plastic straws

Kihaa Maldives announced that they will no longer be using plastic straws in the resort.

This is the latest initiative by Kihaa Maldives to eliminate single-use plastics and to contribute to their continued efforts to protect the environment. The decision to discontinue single-use plastic straws is in immediate effect and guests are served drinks without straws. If requested, straws made from sustainably sourced organic bamboo are offered.


The resort has established its own water bottling plant, where guests are offered water in reusable glass bottles. This helps remove about 275,000 plastic bottles per year that either needs to be disposed or recycled which brings a massive negative impact on the environment.

Kihaa Maldives stated that “To reduce the environmental footprint, Kihaa Maldives takes great pride in operating responsibly. Kihaa Maldives endeavours to be eco-friendly and is committed to sustaining the natural environment”.

Kihaa Maldives is located right at the heart of the world-famous biosphere reserve ‘Hanifaru Bay’ where giant mantas and whale sharks thrive seasonally in feeding frenzies. They have 124 villas, combining contemporary and classic features such as elegant furniture, romantic four-poster beds, and exotic rattan lounge seats.