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Recap at Meeru Island: Initiatives to Protect the Environment and the Ocean

On June 5, 2018, Meeru Island Resort & Spa celebrated World Environment Day with an educational and insightful Back-of-House Tour, which included our very own Meeru Garden and Greenhouse, as well as the Fresh Water and Water Bottling Plants. Meeru continues to actively show support of an environmentally sustainable future for the Maldives through a daily commitment towards creating awareness.

 

Since the day began in 1972, people from around the world hosted a number of events in support of more positive environmental action, from connecting with nature to reducing carbon footprints and action against wildlife crime. Meeru has been an avid participant of World Environment Day over the years, but also, in each and every way to conserve the pristine nature of the Maldives and protect our unique marine life.

 

Closely related to a sustainable environment for the Maldives, is preserving and protecting our ocean. With 26 atolls covering 90 000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean and over 2000 species of tropical fish residing in the Maldives’ warm, crystal clear waters, protecting our Ocean is just as important.

 

 

For World Oceans Day on June 8, 2018, Meeru hosted a lagoon cleaning activity together with the Euro-Divers team, where staff and guests joined in an effort to clear out the pristine lagoon of any remaining debris, which is a daily action towards maintaining our beautiful marine ecology.

 

Both occasions where held under the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”, to coincide with theme from Earth Day on April 22. The theme recognizes the effects of plastic pollution on our environment, wildlife, marine ecology and the planet as a whole, with billions of people building awareness and taking action towards a plastic-free future.

 

At Meeru, we are dedicated to advocating environmentally sustainable business operations, with an aim to positively impact the communities in which we operate through energy-efficient practices and sustainable education while maintaining high-quality services to our guests. We continuously strive to incorporate good environmental practices into all of our decisions and operations.

 

View our Sustainability Report here »

 

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A Nature Walk for Earth Day 2018 at Meeru

On Earth Day, April 22, 2018, Meeru Island Resort & Spa in collaboration with the Meeru Green Club hosted a successful Nature Walk around the Island, and an eye-opening Back-of-House Tour of the Resort operations.

 

The Nature Walk offered insights into the beautiful, unspoiled natural environment, the various trees, vegetation and plants that are home to the Island. Guests were treated to important information and a look at Meeru’s Greenhouse, where organic produce is grown by harnessing the natural Maldivian sun.

 

Following the informative Nature Walk, guests were guided on an eye-opening tour of the Resort operations and the daily efforts made to contribute to environmental sustainability. The Back-of-House Tour includes an inside look at the Fresh Water Plant and information on how Meeru uses reverse osmosis to produce its own fresh water, as well as the use of recyclable glass water bottles in a separate plant.

 

Guests can join the Nature Walk and Garden Tours from 0930 every Sunday by signing up at the Main Reception.

 

In celebrating Earth Day and various green initiatives with educational activities about our environment, Meeru aims to inspire the fundamental changes in human attitude and behavior about sustainability.

 

The Meeru Green Club is a newly established initiative that aims to further the Resorts’ commitment towards environmental sustainability, through awareness, outreach an engagement in the green activities held on the Island.

 

To stay up-to-date with our initiatives, follow Meeru Green Club on Instagram and join the Facebook Group.

 

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Here is how you already experience Maldivian Heritage a Meeru

Much of the beauty that is Meeru Island Resort & Spa originates from the authentic and proud practice of Maldivian heritage. By preserving the unspoiled natural resources of the Maldives Islands, Meeru continuously helps create an unforgettable holiday experience.

 

To honor World Heritage Day 2018, here are the ways that you already experience Maldivian Heritage at Meeru, from arrival to departure and everything in between:

 

Abundant Ocean

From arrival, you are transported by speedboat to the Island, which is only a 55-minute transfer away from Velana International Airport. The experience allows you to take in the first natural resource, the abundant ocean surrounding the Maldives.

 

Welcome to Meeru

 

A Maldivian Welcome

Your welcome to Meeru is with harmonious song and the sound of Bodu Beru drums, along with a refreshing Kurumba cocktail to enjoy. The Guest Services and Reception team adorn functional garments made from cotton, with traditional influences in design and threading.

 

Authentic Villas and Facilities

The design of each facility is influenced by traditional architecture that uses one of the most useful trees in the world, from the authentic, thatched Villas, to the high ceiling Restaurants. The popular Coconut Palm Tree is considered the Maldivian National Tree or “Tree of Life” for the many ways that it is used, to this day.

 

Maldivian Nights

Every Friday is Maldivian Night at Meeru Island, from the delicious themed cuisine at Farivalhu and Maalan Buffet Restaurants, to the informative Maldivian Cultural Presentation and Bodu Beru Dance Show.

 

Meeru Museum

 

Cultural Awareness

The Meeru Museum exhibits several artefacts from centuries ago that portray the Maldivian way of life. Particularly how the early local Maldivians cooked, dressed, travelled and schooled.

 

Read more facts about Maldivian Heritage & Culture »

 

Additionally, Meeru also offers excursions to the neighboring Island of Dhuffushi, where you can see how local Maldivians live and work more of a traditional lifestyle. Other excursions include Casting and Big Game Fishing, where you can learn how to reel in the big fish like a Maldivian pro!

 

Book Meeru for your authentic experience of Maldivian Heritage, while you enjoy the beautiful tropical Island and it’s natural wonder.

An EGGciting Easter Sunday at Meeru

Hop on over for an EGGciting fun-filled day for the kids and the young at heart!

 

Everyone is invited to a relaxing Easter Sunday on April 1, 2018, at Meeru Island Island Resort & Spa.

 

Your day starts with an Easter theme breakfast specially prepared by our Meeru Executive Chef and his team. After recharging your batteries, the Easter egg hunting starts on our Golf Course, followed by cookies and coconut painting fun for the whole family.

 

For dinner, a special buffet will be served for everyone in both adults-only Maalan and family-friendly Farivalhu Restaurants.

 

Your Meeru family will be waiting for you!

 

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International Women’s Day 2018: Celebrate YOU!

Every year, International Women’s Day on March 8 provides a day dedicated to celebrating women across the globe. This year, under a theme that encourages inclusivity, Meeru Island Resort & Spa celebrates YOU!

 

Take your hat off to yourself for everything that you do and pamper yourself with a holiday to the idyllic Maldives islands. From the big milestones to the small wins, every moment is worth it and Meeru’s Early Bird Special Offer is the perfect opportunity to experience tropical paradise at an exceptional discount of 15% on all room categories.

 

The one-time-only offer is valid from March 1, 2018 until March 31, 2018 and for stays between May 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018.

 

Whether you are traveling solo, with a group of friends or loved ones, indulge in the joys of an Island vacation:

 

  • A diving adventure with our professional Euro-Divers team and the chance to (not guaranteed) swim with Manta Rays on the Manta Trips.
  • An Island Hopping excursion to 4 different Islands with a BBQ picnic and the chance to shop for souvenirs.
  • A delicious dinner on the beach, “under the stars” at the water’s edge with the pleasures exceptional service from our Restaurant teams.
  • A luxurious massage from Duniye Spa to induce a sense of relaxation and revitalization.

 

Every woman deserves to be celebrated, especially with a dream vacation to paradise.

 

International Women's Day - Meeru Islan Resort & Spa #EveryWoamn

 

To further appreciate you this Women’s Day, share your pictures with us on Instagram by tagging @meeruisland and using the hashtag #everywoman in your posts. Honor the women in your life and all that they do by sharing your best moments together, every adventure and every experience.

 

Have a happy International Women’s Day!

Year in review: 7 ways that Meeru exceeded expectations in 2017

The New Year is right around the corner, which is the ideal time to look back and review the year at Meeru. From the highlights and achievements, to the moments that made us smile, here are the top 7 ways that Meeru has exceeded expectations in 2017:

 

Number 7: We added more awards to our wall

For Meeru, 2017 was the year to collect a variety of accolades and recognitions, including the HolidayCheck Gold & Recommended Awards; the Hotels.com Top 100 Spa Award, the Agoda Golden circle Award; the Expedia Top Partner – Platinum Award; and the Thomas Cook Sunny Heart Award.

All awards are thanks to you, our most valued guests, who continuous leave excellent reviews, ratings and feedback on the travel platforms. So, thank you!

 

 

Number 6: We remain Environmental Champions

For the 3rd consecutive year in a row, Meeru has been awarded the TUI Environmental Champion Award 2017 for continuous efforts to promote sustainable tourism and a clean environment. To make the 4th consecutive year, Meeru has also been awarded the TUI Environmental Champions for 2018!

 

Number 5: We welcomed a Resident Marine Biologist

The latest addition to the Euro-Divers team is Emma Bolton, Resident Marine Biologist. Emma provides valuable information and education about our beautiful underwater world and marine eco-system to our guests. Besides other tasks, Emma is also a part of Meeru’s Evening Program, where guest join the weekly Marine Presentation.

 

 

Number 4: We added new facilities to the Northern part of the Island

The new Games Room and TV Lounge at adults-only Uthuru Bar is a huge hit with guests staying on the Northern part of the Island. The Games Room features Billiards, Snooker, Foosball Table, Darts and Board Games; and the TV Lounge features an extra-large Ultra HD TV screen complete with a sound bar.

 

Number 3: We launched a brand new, sleek and easy-to-use website

On December 1, 2017, we launched a brand new website with a responsive design that is perfect on all your devices. The website is simple and easy to navigate and includes a new image gallery, virtual reality tours of the Island and all the best features.

 

 

Number 2. We helped restore the coral reefs

Together with Save the Beach Maldives – a Maldivian Non-Government Organization, Meeru launched the Coral Garden Program to restore and enhance our coral reef ecosystems. The aim of the program is to transplant corals from some of the surrounding reefs to dedicated areas in the eastern lagoon. The corals grow lively each day.

 

Number 1: We made friends, shared smiles and celebrated holidays

This year, Meeru welcomed several long-standing repeat guests, first time holidaymakers, influential bloggers and celebrities to the Maldives. The warm, friendly hospitality of our teams and the pure charm of the Island have made the year memorable for guests of all ages.

 

 

From building lasting friendships, sharing smiles with guests and celebrating holidays, like the recent #FestiveChallenge, Meeru has certainly exceeded expectations in 2017.

There is more to come and we look forward to welcoming you in 2018!

Making the Maldives a better place for World Tourism Day 2017

World Tourism Day 2017, globally observed every year on September 27, highlights the social, cultural and economic value of tourism. The most important question, as we celebrate this day, is “How can we contribute to make the Maldives a better place?”

This year, Meeru Island Resort staff will be participating in Blood Donation Day to coincide with World Tourism Day 2017 and the commitment to making the Maldives a better place. By taking the time to donate, our teams will be giving someone else a chance at life.

The Blood Donation Drive will be held at the ‘Ekuveni’ Staff Area, from 0930 and ends at 1600.

Meeru also welcomed students from the local Majeedhiyaa School that is located in Male’ City for an Exposure Trip by the Maldives Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with schools and universities in the Maldives.

The trip will create awareness and foster career development among the students and enhancing the perspective around the Maldives tourism industry.

Last year, Meeru hosted a variety of tourist-friendly activities, including Coral Planting, Maldivian Cultural Shows and fun outdoor games. These guest favorites were also part of the World Tourism Day 2017 celebrations at Meeru.

Help us continue to make a difference on our Island and the Maldives environment by protecting our precious corals, marine life and vegetation.

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