The Maldives are a unique and extremely charming place, in particular because of one of the protagonists of its ocean, the coral.
It is mainly thanks to this fundamental component of the oceans if guests of our resort can enjoy the incredible beauty of the reef.
Its vital importance to the reef’s life is the reason why Diamonds Athurugaand Diamonds Thudufushi decided to promote the “Coral Conservation Project”.
The project’s main objective is to preserve the coral reefs and to create and encourage a responsible kind of tourism.
Working with EcoIslanders, local environmental consulting agency, marine biologists resident on the Islands, who since long have been involved into explaining and describing the uniqueness of the reef to our guests on every ride, took part in a special training aimed at the conservation and regeneration of the reef.
Thanks to this project, which has begun in may 2015, each guest has the opportunity to adopt a frame (iron structure covered with sand) which, in addition to the coral, will also have a label with its name on it.
Back home, the guest will receive via e-mail photographs and information about the frame that they have sponsored every 3 months.
The purchase of the frame is 150 USD and will give a real help to the nature of the place, in a unique way.
An important project whose objective is to make the Maldives even more attractive and to help the future of coral reefs.
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At 15 hectares, Ayada, on the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and just 30km north of the Equator, is big enough to get lost on, and the more walking or cycling about you do, the more surprises keep popping up. Take a stroll after dinner (there are six restaurants) and… hello, what’s this? A wine-and-cheese station for a glass of rouge and a sliver of brie while sitting on a bench fashioned from a fishing boat. Or as you head off to Zuzuu (the kids’ club), you might stumble across The White Room, a part-colonial, part-tropical folly (pillars and a thatched roof) of such kitschness, you half expect the ghost of Elvis to emerge in a white tuxedo. Or you could stop in at the Ottoman Lounge (a nod to Ayada’s Turkish ownership) and settle in for a coffee with a squidge of Turkish delight and a shisha pipe. The Middle Eastern mood shimmies through the villas: a filigree lampshade here, a joss-stick there, a flounce of Turkish fabric over the bed. And there’s a full-on Turkish bath in the spa. This far from Malé, there’s not a hint of light pollution in the inky night skies; by day there are dive sites, snorkelling with whale sharks and (unusually for the Maldives) surf breaks.
NUMBER OF VILLAS 62 beach, 50 overwater
TRANSFER TIME A 55-minute flight from Malé to Kaadedhdhoo, then 45 minutes by speedboat
GETTING THERE The Couture Travel Company (www.couturetravelcompany.com) offers seven nights’ half board in a Beach Villa from £2,597 per person sharing, including flights and transfers.
Situated on Gasfinolhu—a beautifully preserved island in the Maldives—Club Med’sFinolhu Villas isn’t your average upscale retreat.
At a glance the spread mirrors any other ultra-luxe vacationland—one replete with all the perks of a typical high-end hideaway (with personal butlers, private pools and terraces, complimentary champagne, and picturesque vistas part of the all-inclusive package).
Linked together like vertebrae extending from a spine, the resort’s 52 lavish three-room villas—which range in size from 1,628 to 1,811 square feet—showcase 12-foot ceilings that curl up, mimicking waves, complemented by shingled roofs (a nod to local building conventions).
“This project was an architect’s dream come true,” Yamazaki told Inhabitat. “The chance to imagine a resort in this gorgeous setting and to experiment to meet the challenge of energy independence has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”