5* Maldives Resort Awarded Top Sustainability Accolade

jumeirah_vittaveli_aerialThe luxury 5* Jumeirah Vittaveli, located on Bolifushi Island in the South Male Atoll of the Maldives, has been awarded the internationally renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a recent sustainability audit. This accolade is the premier worldwide sustainability stamp for the tourism industry with 349 exacting standards having to be met in order to achieve the award.

The resort has consistently developed its green policies  and the resort’s sustainability performance have already resulted in substantial cost savings for the hotel.

 General Manager, Graham Kiy, proudly states: “We are delighted to be recognised for this prestigious award. Here at Jumeirah Vittaveli all our colleagues place high importance on working towards a more sustainable future. This is particularly important in the Maldives where it is essential to increase the awareness of sustainability and take steps to protect the environment we live and work in.”

jumeirah_vittaveli_exteriorActions taken include implementing a heat recovery system, which uses excess heat from generators to warm the water supply on the island; the inclusion of LED lights all around the resort and the use of an in-house bottling plant that reduces the carbon footprint by reusing glass bottles (saving approximately 50,000 plastic bottles per year). The resort also implemented the Eco Pure system in 2012, which treats sea water onsite to create fresh drinking water.

It is not only the environmental aspects that led the resort to receiving this accolade, the hotel also places high priority on community engagement and cultural projects for guests and staff. These include monthly reef cleaning exercises; excursions to visit local islands to learn more about the local culture and meet the community and a once-a-week ‘Maldivian Night’ offering guests locally inspired cuisine, a chance to watch traditional entertainment and buy locally crafted souvenirs.

Best At Travel is offering 7 night half board packages to Jumeirah Vittaveli, including flights from £1905 per person.

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