Sun Island awarded Leading Sustainable Honeymoon Resort in the Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards

24th August 2022

Sun Island Resort & Spa is proud to be awarded the leading sustainable honeymoon resort in the Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards. The award is a testament to the luxury eco resorts continued commitment towards environmental sustainability and ocean conservation.

Set on one of the largest Maldives islands sprawled across 1.6km and located in South Ari Atoll near the South Ari Marine Protected Area (SAMPA), Sun Island Resort is a nature lover’s paradise overflowing with lush coconut palms and ample tropical vegetation. Home to thriving biodiversity and marine life, the resort takes responsibility to preserve and protect the natural environment with a range of innovative strategies in place to maintain its Green-Key certification. Sun Island Resort have demonstrated unwavering commitment towards saving energy, recycling and progressing towards carbon neutrality. Guests are invited to get involved in supporting the resorts sustainable efforts and caring for the planet by adopting the eco-friendly practices in place, which include only washing linen when required, recycling and taking part in regular beach clean ups held on the island and nearby sandbank.

As part of Villa Hotels & Resort’s contemporary vision for crafting breath-taking moments and extraordinary journeys, gastronomic experiences embody a new level of eco chic at Sun Island, with a focus on fresh organic produce sourced from the land and ocean. In keeping with a green approach to living, the resort grows its own vegetables and herbs in thriving botanical gardens, which are then served across the variety of restaurants including the signature garden to fork restaurant, Zero, perched above in the tree top canopy.

Nestled by the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean and fringed with pure white sand beaches, the eco chic Sun Island Resort offers an idyllic and romantic island retreat for honeymooners and families who seek the freedom to explore barefoot sustainable living in one most magical destinations in the world.