Earth Day and Eid Al-Fitr, two significant occasions that came during the same weekend this year, were commemorated by W Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. To commemorate these events, the two Maldives resorts in the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio provided a variety of thrilling, enjoyable, and significant activities. The resorts gave visitors the chance to become fully immersed in Maldivian culture while showcasing their cultural traditions and sustainability initiatives.
This Earth Day, the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa continued its coral planting program. In-house marine biologist Kate Sheridan from Reefscapers supervised a coral planting session for guests at the resort. More than 25 visitors helped glue coral bits to a massive frame big enough to hold 120 pieces of coral fragments. Since the project's launch in February 2020, more than 25,000 coral fragments from 15 different species have spawned. Additionally, visitors had the chance to support reef habitats by adopting a coral.
Eid Al-Fitr was also celebrated at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa with a thoughtful event that emphasized community. Making paper lanterns, participating in boat races, and playing classic Maldivian games like Thin Mugoali and Faiga Thalhaa were just a few of the family-friendly activities that associates and their families enjoyed. The day came to an end with the Kula Koadi Parade, in which guests marched around the resort while being accompanied by the energetic Boduberu beat. The Around-The-World delicious buffet supper at Feast with a live band was the highlight of the evening.
At the resort's FIRE Beach, W Maldives also celebrated Eid Al-Fitr with a unique beachside fire grill feast including premium cuts of meat and seafood. Along with the weeklong festivities, guests will also be taken to the resort's private island, Gaathafushi, on April 28 for a castaway Eid celebration featuring delectable food and a live DJ.