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December 2015
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Maldives: ecology at the Soneva Fushi

Resort Soneva Fushi, Maldives. Travel News of PLUME VOYAGE decembre 2015. @plumevoyagemagazine © DR

It was 20 years ago on one of the largest archipelago in the Maldives, Sonu and Eva Shivdasani opened the first eco-luxury resort in the Maldives, known for its motto “No News No Shoes,”. They are well positioned as pioneers in sustainable development applied to hotel business as this resort of 65 villas overlooking the beach with bathrooms opening onto a private garden, some with their own pool, prove it. The resort includes among other wonders: a Six Senses spa, a cinema Paradiso, the first outdoor cinema in the Maldives, a recently installed observatory, as well as delicious and varied restaurants …. So therefore no question of stopping on the way: today, Soneva Fushi is innovating by opening the first wind tunnel in the Maldives to recycle glass waste of the hotels of the Baa Atoll, each making about 5 tons of waste every month! Result: the Glass Studio at once a shop, a gallery and a workshop where hotel guests learn to blow glass. The idea of ​​Sonu Shivdasani: “transform the glass in a valuable object” World renowned artists stay over there and create works of art. Several exhibitions will be organized every year in collaboration with artists. A. F.-M.

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