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My Top Tips to Conscious Travel

  • Ensure electricity such as air conditioning and lights are turned off when you are not in your room.
  • Do not accept plastic bottles or straws, but choose places that use alternatives like glass and paper.
  • Ask to see how the resort handles solid waste. Soneva Fushi happily takes guests on a Eco Centro tour to show our waste-to-wealth practices.
  • Choose food that has a low environmental cost. Ideally avoid meat and choose plant-based options. Shades of Green at Soneva Fushi offers fantastic plant-based dining experience.
  • Choose resorts that offset your carbon emissions including air travel. Alternatively offset your own emissions.
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Local Experiences in Kunfunadhoo Island, The Maldives

  • ART: Learn to weave coconut leaves and make the thatched roof that most locals use for the homes of neighboring island of Maalhos, known for their remarkable efforts to adopt sustainable practices
  • ARTISINAL SHOPS: Glass Studio where a Soneva team of glass specialists create signature items for our restaurants and villas, even working directly with our chefs on collaborative projects.
  • DRINK & EAT: Our organic gardens provide the freshest fruit, vegetables and herbs for our restaurants. Tour the garden with our Horticulturist and pick the ingredients for a garden lunch and plant a tree sapling to commemorate your stay.
  • CONNECT WITH NATURE: Wildlife explorer is designed for Young Sonevians and their families, an immersive experience to get up close to the wildlife of Kunfunadhoo island. Learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit the island, their local names, stories about them and learn how to spot animal tracks.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Cinemaparadiso is a classic film screening in an open-air on-the-sand theatre experience with complimentary munchies like popcorn and over 60 flavours of ice cream, a cocktail or something more substantial.
  • WATCH THE SUNSET/BE KISSED: Join a Sunset Dolphins Cruise to watch dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. Cruise ever deeper in the sea with the beat of traditional Maldivian Boduberu drums and be served canapés and a flute of Champagne.

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