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Male’, Maldives, 11th June 2024 – Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Sun Siyam Vilu Reef marked World Oceans Day with a series of impactful activities aimed at promoting ocean conservation and community engagement. These events underscore the resorts’ commitment to preserving marine environments and supporting local communities. In conjunction with Global Wellness Day, Sun Siyam Iru Veli delighted guests with sunrise yoga and a vibrant sunset aqua aerobics session.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli: Sunrise Plogging and Bandidhoo Island Visit

Sun Siyam Iru Veli kicked off the day with a sunrise plogging event, combining jogging with beach cleaning to promote environmental stewardship and fitness. Guests and staff collaborated to collect litter along the pristine shoreline, highlighting the significance of individual actions in preserving natural habitats.

Following the plogging activity, participants traveled to the nearby island of Bandidhoo. The day’s agenda included a comprehensive beach cleanup, where volunteers worked alongside local residents to clear debris and restore the island’s coastal beauty. The visit also featured exciting watersports activities, allowing participants to enjoy and connect with the ocean they are striving to protect. Additionally, a recycling competition engaged guests and locals in creative ways to repurpose waste materials, raising awareness about reducing environmental impact.

Sun Siyam Vilu Reef: Meedhoo Island Beach Cleaning, Watersports, and Art Competition

Simultaneously, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef organized a visit to the nearby island of Meedhoo for a thorough beach cleaning operation. This initiative united resort guests, staff, and the local community in a collective effort to eliminate litter from the island’s shores, promoting a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

The Meedhoo visit also included various watersports activities, offering participants a fun and engaging way to appreciate the ocean’s beauty while reinforcing the need to protect it. These activities fostered a deeper connection to the marine environment and highlighted the resort’s commitment to environmental awareness.

Additionally, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef hosted an Ocean World Day art competition for local students of Meedhoo Island. This competition invited young artists to express their creativity and raise awareness about ocean conservation through art. The students’ artworks beautifully captured the essence of the ocean and emphasized the importance of protecting marine ecosystems. Winners of the competition were awarded prizes, motivating the youth to take an active role in environmental conservation.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli Celebrates Global Wellness Day with Sunrise Yoga and Aqua Aerobics

Sun Siyam Iru Veli celebrated Global Wellness Day with activities designed to promote holistic well-being. Guests began their day with serene sunrise breathing exercises on the beach, followed by a rejuvenating Hatha yoga session against the tranquil backdrop of the Maldivian sunrise. The day concluded with a lively aqua aerobics session at sunset, combining a fun and energetic workout with upbeat music in the resort’s pristine waters. General Manager Masdhooq Saeed highlighted the resort’s dedication to wellness, emphasizing their commitment to offering diverse wellness programs that leave guests feeling both energized and relaxed.

Commitment to Sustainability and Community

Both Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Sun Siyam Vilu Reef are dedicated to environmental sustainability and local community involvement. The resorts aim to inspire positive change and promote collective action to preserve the world’s oceans.

“We are passionate about our oceans and deeply committed to engaging with our local communities. Through these World Oceans Day activities, we hope to inspire a sense of responsibility and care for the environment, ensuring a healthier ocean for future generations,” said Chaminda Upul, Sustainability Manager for Sun Siyam Resorts.

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