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Male’, Maldives, 1st June 2022 – Villa Hotels & Resorts’ adventurous and eco-luxury resort, Sun Island Resort & Spa, has been nominated as the Maldives’ Leading Green Resort in the World Travel Awards 2022. The nomination is a testament to Sun Island Resort’s consistent efforts toward environmental sustainability and ocean conservation, which are at the core of the company’s values and key practices.

The resort was recently awarded the prestigious Green Key Award, following a thorough sustainability policy and concrete plan with objectives and annual actions formulated for continuous improvements in environmental management. Moreover, the resort has previously been awarded the Maldives’ Leading Green Resort and the Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort by the World Travel Awards. Since then, the resort has made significant progress in environmental protection and preservation of the natural ecology of the island. With such a thriving abundance of nature, yet a fragile environment, Sun Island Resort & Spa has implemented eco-friendly techniques to reduce energy consumption, save water and recycle. In addition, regular island and lagoon clean-ups are held on the island and nearby sandbank with all recycling donated to Parley for the Oceans. 

Located close to the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA), Sun Island is celebrated for its spectacular natural beauty, signature Indian Ocean experiences and innovative sustainability efforts. Boasting a lush tropical environment with extensive botanical gardens which produce more than 20,000 coconuts per month as well as a wide variety of tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs which are picked and served in the restaurants across the resort. In addition to the fertile environment, the island is also home to various migratory birds which take shelter within the dense tropical vegetation on the island. 

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