Introduction of glass bottles set to further reduce top hotels’ carbon footprint
From September 2013, the luxurious Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli resorts in the Maldives are running new water bottling plants as part of an on-going commitment to reduce the hotels’ carbon-footprints.
By utilizing the water bottling plants instead of shipping in bottled water, each resort will save approximately 100,000 plastic bottles per year. This new water system will form an important part of both resorts’ continued effort to preserve the idyllic surroundings of the Maldives for future generations of guests.
The Eco Pure system will enable each hotel to treat sea water on site, passing it through complex stages of filtration to make it perfect for drinking. Salt content is separated from the water, as well as other impurities, whilst some minerals are added. The final product is then passed through a cooler for still water, and CO2 is added for sparkling water, before being stored in recyclable glass bottles.
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is an exclusive all suite resort situated in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, 400 km south of the capital city of Malé, located in an area of extraordinary beauty surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs. The intimate resort comprises just 22 island villas, as well as an exclusive water village including 16 ocean villas, called the Ocean Pearls, that is situated 800 meters away from the main island of the resort and is easily accessible by speedboat ride. Each of the 38 villas come complete with private butlers, so guests can rest assured that their every wish will be catered to; from guided snorkelling tours of the reef in the crystal clear Indian Ocean, to private meals on secluded beaches and sessions with the resort’s dedicated yoga master overlooking the award-winning over-water Talise Spa.
For personalised luxury closer to Malé guests opt for Jumeirah Vittaveli, just a 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport. Far from the clutches of stressful city life, Jumeirah Vittaveli is nestled in a spot of outstanding sophistication, with every detail of a stay meticulously crafted to excite and indulge. All villas, complete with private swimming pools and private beach access, make for the perfect setting. Enjoy discrete luxury service against a backdrop of incredible ocean views and, for a taste of adventure, take time to wander along sea facing trails of unsurpassed beauty. The 5-star dive centre is a veritable hive of activity for canoeing, windsurfing and diving in one of the world’s most incredible coral reefs.