Fushifaru Maldives, a luxurious and environmentally conscious boutique resort located in Lhaviyani Atoll, has been awarded the prestigious 'Best Hotel Sustainability Progress' award at the TUI Global Hotel Awards 2023. The award was presented during the ITB Fair in Berlin, the world's leading travel trade show.
The resort was recognised for its outstanding commitment to sustainability, environmental responsibility and community development. Fushifaru Maldives has implemented a range of green initiatives, including a coral propagation project, the elimination of plastic bags, planting trees and promoting sustainable cooking practices with a chef's garden. The resort has been commended for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, preserve marine life and support the local community.
Ahmed Siaar, the General Manager of Fushifaru Maldives, said, "We are honoured to receive this award, which is a testament to our commitment to helping the environment. We believe that tourism should be sustainable and responsible, and we are proud to be leading the way in this regard.”
The TUI Global Hotel Awards is an annual event that celebrates the world's most exceptional hotels, resorts and destinations. The ITB Fair attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world and provides a platform for industry professionals to network, showcase their products and services and share the latest industry insights.
Fushifaru Maldives is a 5-star resort located in Lhaviyani Atoll, which has been celebrated for its excellent hospitality for five years. The resort is an ideal reflection of its name, which means "island" and "reef" in Dhivehi, the local language. The island features a stunning landscape above and below the waterline, with powder-soft sands and crystal-clear waters. Facilities at the resort include a watersports centre, swimming pool and spa, but the main attraction is the beautiful beach.
Fushifaru Maldives has set an excellent example for other resorts by demonstrating that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand. By implementing green initiatives and supporting the local community, the resort has shown that tourism can be responsible and sustainable. The award recognises the resort's commitment to preserving the natural environment and promoting sustainable tourism practices.