Kuramathi Maldives proudly upholds its commitment to responsible tourism as the property is awarded the Travelife Gold status once again. Travelife is an internationally recognized certification system promoting sustainability within the tourism industry. Now on its tenth consecutive year, Kuramathi first received the certification in 2012, proving our enduring efforts in monitoring and managing our social and environmental impacts. The highest distinction was granted after an on-site assessment and extensive evaluation of the resort’s performance on waste management, energy and water consumption, team member welfare and community relations.
The renewed pledge highlights the eco-initiatives at the forefront of our operations and the objectives set to achieve excellence in sustainability. Currently, we have progressive practices implemented, such as offering glass bottles and water refilling stations for guest use, reef-safe sunscreens, monitoring changes in seawater by deploying new light and temperature loggers around the island.
This year’s targets include further reducing plastic bottles in minibars by replacing them with glass bottle alternatives, installing automatic door closer in the guest villas, transitioning guest key cards to a wooden biodegradable version, and introducing biodigester for organic waste and turning it into compost, amongst others. “The Travelife policies guide us in the path of sustainability and securing a certification assures guests that we are aligned with our goals to protect our rich environment and the community, which are our greatest assets,” said Executive Resident Manager Ibrahim Ali.