Doing their bit for the environment, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili by Six Senses have devised the unique Eco-Season Voluntourism package
2010: In a bid to do their bit for the environment, Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili by Six Senses have devised a unique plan for their guests. Under their unique Eco-Season Voluntourism package, guests can stay for five nights paid and five nights free in exchange for five hours per day of valuable and motivating work for the first five days of a luxurious 10-day holiday. Under this plan, guests will spend five hours of each day working on projects, such as marine conservation, teaching children, planting trees and learning how to turn waste into wealth.
Soneva resorts would like to teach ‘Intelligent Luxury’ to its guests. While relaxing in Maldives, strolling in beaches and indulging in exceptional dining and excursion experiences, guests can now see behind-the-scenes and discover ways to preserve this natural paradise. Not only is it conscience-satisfying, but also a fun way to spend your vacation.
Six Senses offers a choice of marine conservation, where divers and snorkelers will be taught how to boost coral reef recovery and to learn more about how to protect the dwindling shark community; waste management, where guests learn how to create home-made compost, charcoal and biochar to encourage locals into self-sufficiency and thereby reduce importation of food that can be grown at home; and carbon mitigation, where guests spend five hours planting trees on nearby islands to neutralise the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.