Located in such close proximity to Baa Atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, we see sustainability as a non-negotiable and we keep it at the core of everything we do. Working very closely with the Manta Trust Foundation we see to create manta ray sanctuary right here in the Resort’s lagoon. We have coral restoration projects run by the resort biologist, with tasks to monitor and protect marine life. A big focus is dedicated on the resorts ‘Green Engage’ initiatives to minimise carbon footprint.
Protecting and preserving our lagoon and surrounding ocean is at the heart of everything that we do. Our Marine Discovery Centre run by a team of experienced and passionate resident Marine Biologists are excited to share their knowledge and research through weekly screenings of educational documentaries, conducting presentations on the marine life and their coral restoration activities. These efforts are shared with the Guests during educational presentation at The Retreat.
Day: Tuesday & Saturday
Place: The Retreat
OCEAN CONSERVATION PROGRAMME
Recognizing the unique privilege of occupying an island in such close proximity to Baa Atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, sustainability and protecting the marine life is non-negotiable. Working in collaboration with the Manta Trust Foundation and their mission to protect the graceful manta rays and the ocean they inhabit is part of our efforts. Here at InterContinental® Maldives Maamunagau Resort we encourage our guests to join in our conservation efforts through the “Adopt A Manta” initiative, taking part in our educational presentations or research as well as initiatives excursions to manta sites in our very own lagoon and at Hanifaru Bay. Join the team in an educational presentation on how you can be part of protecting these gentle giants.
Day: Thursday & Sunday
Place: The Retreat
SOLAR ENERGY PRODUCTION
With the installation of solar panels on the roof of our colleague accommodation, we are able to generate sufficient power for the daily running of the entire back of house complex reducing our carbon footprint by a staggering 3,149.280 tons per year.
GLASS, PLASTIC RECYCLING & COMPOSTING
To reduce our volume of glass waste, we are working on the implementation of a glass crushing system that will allow us to use it as a component alongside aggregate in concrete works.
Similarly, by creating our own compost from organic waste we are saving the ocean from food components such as, spices and food coloring, which can be harmful to marine life. For an instance we have commitment to reduce plastic by 90% and glass waste by 80%, composting bio waste.
ULTRAFILTRATION AND RETICULATION
The Resort has a ultrafiltration and reticulation plant system that carries a production capacity of 155,000 litres of water per day. This high-functioning treatment plant can store and distribute the treated water in fields such as the irrigation lines, bathrooms for the colleagues’ accommodations, cooling towers as well as the air-conditions chilled water lines.
This process of waste water ultrafiltration and reticulation is an important ongoing task of recycling used water and better manage our water usage throughout the Resort.