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Meet the Team: Aroofa, Meeru’s Front of House Supervisor 

Aroofa - Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Meet the Meeru Team: Fathimath Aroofa

In our palm-fringed paradise here at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, we are so grateful to have many amazing colleagues working with us day after day to ensure that we are able to provide guests with a safe and beautiful holiday experience in the Maldives.

We want to take a moment this month to shine a spotlight on one of those amazing team members that has shown what it means to be a great Meeru team member. 

Meet Aroofa, Meeru’s Front of House Supervisor 

Born and raised in the Maldives, Fathimath Aroofa works as a Front of House Supervisor at Meeru Island and has been with the resort since 2017.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management and enjoys meeting new people and helping them craft a wonderful holiday experience.

Always motivated and up for new challenges, Aroofa is passionate about hospitality and eager to learn new things to grow and advance her career within the industry.

In her current role, she supervises and coordinates the entire Front of House team, ensures guests receive the warmest possible welcome, and that service runs smoothly.

We sat down with Aroofa for a chat to learn more about her experience and received some insightful tips that, especially those of you who are coming to Meeru Island for the first time, will appreciate.

Aroofa Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

What is it like to be a Front of House Supervisor and how long have you been working at the resort?

As a Front of House Supervisor, I enjoy working with my colleagues from different nationalities and learning their cultures. Leading the team, providing excellent customer service, and overseeing day-to-day activities are my primary responsibilities.

I have been with Meeru Island Resort & Spa for already three years and eight months.

Why did you decide to become a Front of House Supervisor?

To become a Front of House Supervisor is a part of my journey to grow forward with my career in the hospitality industry.

What do you love most about your work?

What I love most about my work are my colleagues and the work environment. Additionally, I enjoy working with people and assisting them with their concerns to make their holiday experience feel like ‘a home away from home’.

What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

In my free time, I enjoy diving, hanging out with friends, and watching movies.

What extraordinary experiences should guests embark on when holidaying at Meeru Island Resort & Spa? 

There is a wide range of spectacular experiences to be had at Meeru Island. I recommend diving with mantas and turtles and going on full-day snorkelling trips and sandbank excursions.

On the one hand, candle-lit beach dinners are perfect for couples seeking intimate time together alongside delightful cuisine. 

What advice or motivational words can you give to those who want to work in Front of House?

“Quality is never an accident. It is always a result of an intelligent effort.” – John Ruski


Travelling in the ‘New Normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience at Meeru

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Every Day Is World Oceans Day at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

World Oceans Day 2021 at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

In celebration of World Oceans Day on 8 June, the palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island Resort & Spa will celebrate the day with various activities designed to educate, entertain, and encourage both guests and team members to be more mindful of one of the world’s most precious natural resources – the ocean.

With this year’s theme ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’, Meeru presents a programme of ecologically considerate marine life exploration and awareness-raising activities to support the United Nations’ global environmental initiative.

Join Us For World Oceans Day Activities

Ocean Explorer On A Yacht* 

Guests are invited to join this excursion that will transport them to some of the most spectacular reefs in the North Malé Atoll for a chance to spot and swim alongside sea turtles and other marine creatures.

This remarkable, full-day experience is open to swimmers over 18, with lunch, snacks, and refreshing drinks included and served on board.

Special Full Day Snorkelling* 

Led by the experienced team of Euro-Divers Maldives, this activity offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a snorkelling experience unlike any other, where they can set their sights on sea life species such as fish, turtles, morays, sharks, rays, and crustaceans.

Marine Life Awareness Session (Special Marine Trivia)

This insightful activity will educate guests on environmental issues, such as climate change and ocean pollution, alongside fascinating facts about the pelagic creatures thriving in the Maldives. 

Ocean Discovery Night

This session will provide ocean lovers and marine life enthusiasts with further knowledge of the ocean’s inhabitants – home to a diverse range of marine life species.

* Maximum participation is limited and will be on a first-come basis. Reservations are required and may occur incremental charges. Guests can sign up for the activity at the Reception.

Every Day is World Oceans Day at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

World Oceans Day 2021 at Meeru Island Maldives

At Meeru, we strive to be the top sustainable resort in the Maldives with our long-term sustainability efforts which aim to positively impact the environment and the community in which we operate.

Through our energy-efficient practices, waste management programme, and planet-conscious operations, we help to ensure a greener and more sustainable tomorrow. Find out more: Meeru Island Resort & Spa | Sustainability Report 

Located in North Malé Atoll, Meeru Island Resort & Spa is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives (1,200 meters long and about 350 meters wide).

The island resort is surrounded by a beautiful turquoise lagoon and long stretches of white sandy beaches lined with swaying palm trees. With a wide variety of facilities available, guests enjoy luxurious accommodation options – including plenty of recreational facilities for families, couples, and groups of friends. 


Travelling in the ‘New Normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience at Meeru

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Your Questions Answered Before You Travel |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update See What Our Guests Say About New Normal Holidaying at Meeru

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June 2021 is Ocean Awareness Month at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Ocean Awareness Month Celebration at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

We started celebrating the month of the ocean with an awareness session about coral reefs and our property’s Coral Restoration Project on World Reef Awareness Day on 1 June 2021. 

The day began with collecting broken pieces of corals, which were carefully attached to coral frames, and then placed in Meeru’s Coral Garden for the fragments to flourish. Meeru team members, guests, and staff from Euro-Divers Maldives joined hands to realise this eco-project.

The Coral Garden Project at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Coral Garden Meeru Island Maldives

Meeru Island Resort & Spa’s coral garden is one of the most successful coral restoration projects in the Maldives. This reef care project started in 2016 in association with Save the Beach, a Maldivian non-profit organisation, after a coral bleaching event that affected most of the coral reefs in the country.

This project allows us to foster interest and awareness of coral reefs and the global threats facing them to inspire actions to conserve our resources when people visit the ocean.

Our aim has always been to help regenerate reef segments, promote coral growth, and provide guests with an enchanting underwater experience in Meeru’s lagoon whilst simultaneously creating respect and an understanding of the benefits of corals and their contribution to the ecosystem.

Today, more than 3,000 coral fragments of about 14 different species have been planted, with an average growth rate of 7 centimetres per year.

Many marine species have made Meeru’s Coral Garden their habitat, with the biodiversity of more than 22 fish types in the lagoon, including some rare species like ghost pipefish and tetralia crab, which is an excellent coral crab.

Other species such as turtles, rays, and small reef sharks can be spotted cruising in this area, an awe-inspiring sight for all marine life enthusiasts.

Coral Garden Monitoring

 

Coral Garden at Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

The Coral Garden Project is looked after by our well-trained Meeru team members, who frequently monitor the area to clean the algae and check the temperature changes that affect the coral growth rate.

So far, five different ways of coral plantation have been researched and implemented in the coral garden itself.

See Meeru’s Coral Garden LIVE

Coral Garden Meeru Maldives

Our resort team has also installed a web camera that sits underwater in the coral garden situated on the island’s eastern part.  The webcam feed can be seen live directly from the Meeru website – an enthralling aquarium as described by visitors to the nursery and viewers of the live webcam.

Guests staying in the comfort of their homes may have a glimpse of our coral garden here: Meeru’s Coral Garden Live Webcam Feed

On 8 June, in celebration of World Oceans Day 2021, our resort team has prepared various activities for guests to participate. Discover more: Every Day Is World Oceans Day at Meeru Island Resort & Spa 

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