Travellers in search of a responsible resort that adheres to Maldives environmental protection policies should stay at the Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives. Offering guests luxurious amenities and facilities the stylish rest is ideal for conscientious holidaymakers from around the world.
Blessed with some of the most breathtaking marine landscapes in the globe the island archipelago of Maldives is one of the world’s favorite holiday destinations. Frequented by honeymooners water sports lovers, angling and marine life enthusiasts this collection of coral islands is also a geographical anomaly in Asia. Made up of several atolls this unique piece of paradise littered with sandy beaches and azure lagoons is also one of least inhabited corners on the planet. In spite of this face the Maldives and its pristine natural environment is under the threat of pollution and environmental deterioration due to the country’s booming tourism industry and other environmentally harmful practices by locals and tourists that has resulted in the bleaching of its coral reefs and the loss of habitat for marine eco systems occupying its oceans. Responsible travel is therefore paramount and visitors diving, exploring and spending time on the resort islands of the country should follow environmentally sound practices to ensure these paradise isles are preserved for the next generation of vacationers.
Snorkelers and divers should take care so as not to damage the marine eco system they are exploring. Touching or breaking apart pieces of coral or behave in a manner that damages the reef is prohibited in the archipelago while the collection of sand, live and dead species of coral and sea shells is also prohibited and harmful for the underwater environment. As the main food source for many marine creatures preserving the coral reefs of the island is at the top of the list in conservation efforts.
The fish species occupying Maldivian waters should also be treated with due respect as visitors should refrain from catching or attempting to touch the animals. The catch and release initiative in big game fishing tours is another sound practice for angling fanatics. Feeding marine life or interacting with the creature in a physical manner also endangers the ecosystem as most fish contain protective membranes that may dissolve when in contact with the PH levels of human skin.
Responsible waste disposal is another way to preserve the local environment as littering and discarding rubbish on the beaches should be avoided. The use of water and electricity within the resort should also be minimized as the resources are environmentally costly energies to produce.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.