Celebrating Earth Hour and Preserving The Natural Environment
Preserving the natural pristine environment and conserving the ecology of the islands is at the heart of the Villa Hotels & Resorts philosophy. Dedicated to protecting the fragile coral reef and natural sandbanks, this Earth Hour, Villa Hotels & Resorts properties will be holding several conservation and environmental activities. Proud to be joining millions around the world in celebrating Earth Hour on 26th March, the resorts pledge commitment to the planet during one of the world’s largest environmental movements.
Earth Hour encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30PM to 9:30PM. Inspiring guests to pledge commitment to a sustainable future, the resorts will be switching off all non-essential lights during Earth Hour, while offering guests an array of magical dining options illuminated by candle light and the star-studded sky. The resorts already operate several innovative energy and water saving initiatives which are part of the greater goal to work towards carbon neutrality.
In a collective pledge of commitment to the planet, guests and team members are invited to help pave the way for a brighter, sustainable future. DiveOceanus together with Qadventure will be hosting resort wide clean-ups of their house reefs and nearby sandbanks. All dive clean ups taking place at the resorts have been registered on the official Earth Hour Events page. All plastics removed during the clean ups will be donated to Parley for the Oceans – an organization addressing major threats towards our oceans and fighting for environmental protection through recycling initiatives and global projects. In a testament to Villa Hotels & Resorts commitment to sustainability, two of the properties; Sun Island Resort & Spa and Royal Island Resort & Spa have recently been awarded the prestigious Green Key eco-label award.