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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. 


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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 

A Sustainable Holiday Experience at Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Meeru Island, a Sustainable Maldives Resort 

At Meeru Island Resort & Spa, we strive to be the most sustainable resort in the Maldives with our commitment to doing everything possible to positively impact the community in which we operate. Through our energy-efficient practices and sustainable operations, we help to ensure a greener tomorrow. 

Nature Walk


Every Sunday, we organise a guided nature walk where guests are given a tour around and receive information about the various plants and trees that flourish  in our beautiful surroundings, emphasising their importance and benefits of maintaining them on the island.  

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Coral Planting 

Coral Garden - Meeru Maldives

Guests can choose to participate in coral rehabilitation program through coral planting in our own Meeru Coral Garden. The programme was designed to regenerate segments of the reef and promote coral growth. For over four years, our coral garden has been a favourite spot for Meeru guests, where they can set their sights on a spectacular range of marine creatures such as sea turtles, stingrays, and schools of fish. See Underwater Live Webcam

Sustainable Garden 

Meeru Island Resort's Organic Garden

Meeru Island Resort & Spa, one of the most expansive resort islands in the Maldives, features ‘Meeru Garden’. The sustainable garden was not only developed to meet the needs of our daily kitchen operations but also provide our guests and team members with fresh ingredients and organic produce. There is also a ‘Nature and Vegetation Exploration’ tour offered to guests, which educates them on fruit and vegetable cultivation on the island and how this initiative helps preserve and respect the natural surroundings. 

No to Single-use Plastics

Meeru Maldives - No to Single Use Plastics

Reducing the amount of single-use plastics discarded each day is part of our on-going sustainability policy. From 2017 to 2019, through our on-site bottling plant, we have decreased the use of plastic water bottles by 71%. Glass water bottles are now used in all our villas, restaurants and bars, whilst plastic drinking straws have also been replaced with eco-friendly paper straws. 

Celebrating Earth 

Earth Hour - Meeru Maldives

As part of our efforts to raise awareness, we celebrate global events concerning Environmental Protection and Sustainability every year. Worldwide happenings we participate in include Environment Day, Earth Hour, Ocean Day, Tourism Day and Food Day. 

Find out more about our sustainability efforts here: Sustainability Report 

Book a Stay with Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives 

Meeru Maldives Sustainable Resort

Looking for an eco-friendly resort from which to explore the best experiences the Maldives has to offer? Meeru Island Resort & Spa is one of the Maldives’ leading sustainably-run resorts. Surrounded by azure lagoons and long stretches of white sandy beach, our island paradise features an abundance of accommodation offerings, with separate adults-only and family-friendly facilities making it ideal for couples and families alike.

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