Tucked away in the pristine Shaviyani Atoll, the private island hideaway of Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi is inviting guests of all ages to unleash their inner mermaid with the newly launched Generation Sea programme. With this inception, children can embark on a marine exploration journey, uncovering the secrets of the Maldives’ rich biodiversity while learning to swim like a mermaid and participating in various conservation workshops.
Illustrious for its commitments to marine conservation – from the pioneering coral regeneration project, Coralarium in the form of an underwater gallery to the Sustainability Lab where plastic waste is repurposed into wonder - this programme forms the next innovative initiative to be hosted on the property. Through this empowering endeavour, The Secret Water Island hopes to inspire the next generation of eco-conscious travellers and give invaluable insights into the protection of the underwater.
Under this programme, eco-warriors will embark on several activities including a visit to the Sustainability Lab where specialized machinery is used to redesign waste into bespoke souvenirs. Here, little guests can help to create exclusive Generation Sea bracelets from ghost nets removed from the ocean which are a huge threat to sea turtles. Afterwards, they can partake in engaging workshops that highlight how best to conserve the region’s marine assets for many generations to come.
Budding explorers can then join the marine biologist for an exciting tour of the Coralarium, frequently visited by tropical schools of fish and manta rays. Avid adventurers can choose to take their exploration further by signing up for a thrilling discovery of the resort’s teeming 9-kilometre house reef. With mermaid tails intact, take the rare opportunity to glide past vibrant coral gardens and gentle turtles and watch manta rays in action at cleaning stations.
Back on dry land, the Kids’ Club awaits to bring forward a host of awe-inspiring activities for tiny guests to indulge in. Artistic talents among guests can find their calling and muse at the in-house art studio where they can invest the time to make marine-inspired masterpieces such as shell jewellery. After days spent discovering, families can opt to unwind and unplug in Beach Tented Villas set on the island’s untouched white shores.
Enclosed by lush tropical jungle and crystalline waters, these villas are the perfect castaway option for a conscious getaway. Spaciously designed, the villas can comfortably accommodate a family of four and are a step up from the conventional beach and overwater villa choices. To top it off, guests staying at these villas can enjoy a private beach BBQ and pop-up cinema with a supply of fresh popcorn after dark, paving way for a memorable evening beneath the stars.
The Generation Sea programme starts from $1450++ and for further details and bookings head to: http://www.fairmont-maldives.com/special-offers/generation-sea