Ellaidhoo Maldives achieves Green Globe Gold status for their five consecutive years of certification.

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is a quaint six hectares island paradise at the edge of the largest of the 22 natural atolls in the Maldives. Island innovation is at the forefront of sustainable planning at this beautiful resort culminating in a number of notable green initiatives.

Maldivian resorts have been pushed to come up with their own creative solutions in achieving zero plastic targets by 2023. As part of its Save Ocean From Plastics campaign, Ellaidhoo Maldives has replaced its plastic garbage bags for large bins with a washable and reusable garbage bag. In addition, plastic guest laundry bags have been replaced with handmade paper bags made from old Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts’ magazines — a colourful solution for an urgent and serious problem. Single use plastic (SUP) bottles were also in the resort’s sights. In March, 1.5 litre PET bottles were replaced with refillable water flagons, while 500 millilitre bottles were replaced with customised reusable drinking bottles that were gifted to guests upon check-in. The results in reducing overall plastic waste were substantial. Within the 2019/20 period, the resort diverted a total amount of 915.86kg of plastic waste from landfill and marine environments. 

A detailed breakdown provides more information on exact figures:

  • Total reduction in large plastic garbage bags from November 2019 to March 2020 was 17,450 bags X 0.044 kg per bag = 767.80kg
  • The total reduction in plastic laundry bags for the same period was 2300 bags X 0.010 kg per bag = 23 kg
  • Total reduction in plastic 1.5 litre water bottles in March 2020 was 3573 bottles X 0.035 kg per bottle=125.06 kg

Ellaidhoo Maldives has invested in infrastructure that can harness solar energy as an affordable and clean energy source. 

A total of 428 solar panels have been installed on rooftops generating a total capacity of 150 kW. In the last financial year 2019/20, 192 008 kWh of solar energy was generated at the solar plant. That is a saving of 59,280 litres of diesel fuel, a reduction in carbon emissions of 156, 499 kg of CO2 and a financial saving of $29,640.

As you come in for a landing after a 25-minute seaplane journey at this Maldives beach resort, Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is one of the best family friendly resorts in the country for underwater exploration, and offers diving 24 hours a day with more than 50 dive sites around the hotel. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet for its diving experiences, Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is a quaint island paradise at the edge of the largest of the 22 natural atolls in the Maldives. 

Photo Credit: Ellaidhoo Maldives

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