W Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa celebrated two important events that fell over the same weekend this year – Earth Day and Eid Al-Fitr. The two Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of resorts in the Maldives offered a range of exciting, fun-filled, and meaningful activities to mark these occasions. The resorts showcased their sustainability initiatives and cultural traditions while offering guests the chance to immerse themselves in Maldivian culture.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa continued its coral planting activity this Earth Day. The resort invited guests to participate in a coral planting activity led by in-house marine biologist Kate Sheridan from Reefscapers. More than 25 guests participated in fixing coral fragments onto a giant frame enough for 120 pieces of coral fragments. The initiative, which started in February 2020, has resulted in over 25,000 coral fragments spawning from 15 different species. Guests also had the opportunity to adopt a coral and promote reef habitats.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa also celebrated Eid Al-Fitr with a thoughtful celebration that embraced togetherness. Associates and their families enjoyed a day filled with family bonding activities, including making paper lanterns, canoe races and traditional Maldivian games such as Thin Mugoali and Faiga Thalhaa. The day concluded with a Kula Koadi Parade where associates dressed in colourful costumes marched around the resort accompanied by the upbeat rhythm of Boduberu. The evening was highlighted by an Around-The-World tantalizing buffet dinner at Feast accompanied by a live band.
W Maldives also celebrated Eid Al-Fitr with a special oceanfront fire grill dinner at the resort’s FIRE Beach with premium cuts and seafood under the stars. As the celebrations continue through the week, guests will also be whisked away to the resort’s private island, Gaathafushi, on April 28th for a castaway Eid celebration accompanied by sumptuous cuisine and a live DJ.