Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa has been assisting Reefscapers in relocating the coral colonies in Gulhi Falhu lagoon which were destined to be either destroyed or relocated during the lagoon reclamation project. This project will help regenerate the house reef that had been damaged by a combination of natural events in the region. The Maldivian Government’s Environment Protection Agency appointed Reefscapers as custodians of the coral colonies in the Gulhi Falhu lagoon.
Interactive frame building activities led by experts in Fulhadhoo, Baa Atoll, offer guests hands on experience on the continuity of marine wildlife, whilst reducing one’s own coral reef footprint. Locals of the island are provided an alternative business source to its 250 inhabitants from this project whose primary source of income is fishing.
This initiative is an important aspect of Sheraton Maldives’ commitment to protecting and preserving their environment through day-to-day operation, encompassing Marriott’s wider “Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction” campaign. As part of this sustainable focus, the resort eliminated all single use plastic straws and bottles, replacing these with environmentally sustainable paper straws and reusable glass bottles.
Reefscapers is an independent marine consultancy, established in the Maldives in the year 2000. Reefscapers has been involved in coral reef restoration projects in the Maldives since 2005, with our pioneering and ground-breaking coral frame techniques.
Reefscapers Coral Propagation projects rank as some of the most successful in the world, founded by Marine Environment Consultant, Sebastien Stradal. To date, the team has transplanted more than six thousand coral frames using over 40 species of corals. The ecological benefits derived from the implementation of these new reefs are patent, contributing to the overall diversity of wildlife and increase the productivity of a reef flat.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa is a five-star resort offers 176 guest rooms designed to blend into the surrounding turquoise waters, pristine beaches and lush greenery. In addition to 7 unique restaurants and bars, the Shine Spa for Sheraton located on its very own island and 3 outdoor tropical fresh water pools, the resort caters for all guests and is the perfect destination for honeymooners, families with young children or teens and solo travellers alike.