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World Oceans Day, Global Wellness Day celebrations at Sun Siyam Iru Veli, Vilu Reef

In honour of World Oceans Day, Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Sun Siyam Vilu Reef organised a series of impactful activities aimed at promoting ocean conservation and fostering local community engagement. These events underscore the resorts’ unwavering dedication to caring for the ocean and supporting the communities they serve. In conjunction with Global Wellness Day, Sun Siyam Iru Veli engaged guests with invigorating sunrise yoga and a spirited sunset Aqua aerobics session.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli: Sunrise Plogging and Bandidhoo Island Visit

Sun Siyam Iru Veli began the day with a unique plogging event at sunrise, combining jogging with beach cleaning to promote environmental stewardship and fitness. Guests and staff worked together to collect litter along the beautiful shoreline, ensuring the beach remained pristine and highlighting the importance of individual actions in preserving natural habitats.

Following the plogging activity, participants traveled to the nearby island of Bandidhoo. The day’s agenda included an extensive beach cleanup, where volunteers joined forces with local residents to remove debris and restore the island’s coastal beauty. The visit to Bandidhoo also featured exciting watersports activities, allowing participants to enjoy and connect with the ocean they are striving to protect. A recycling competition was also held, engaging guests and locals in creative and educational ways to repurpose waste materials. This competition not only showcased innovative recycling practices but also raised awareness about the importance of reducing environmental impact.

Sun Siyam Vilu Reef: Meedhoo Island Beach Cleaning, Watersports, and Art Competition

Simultaneously, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef organised a visit to the nearby island of Meedhoo, where they conducted a comprehensive beach cleaning operation. This initiative brought together resort guests, staff, and the local community in a unified effort to eliminate litter from the island’s shores, promoting a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

The Meedhoo visit also included a variety of watersports activities, providing a fun and engaging way for participants to appreciate the ocean’s beauty while reinforcing the need to protect it. These activities fostered a deeper connection to the marine environment and highlighted the resort’s commitment to encouraging environmental awareness through enjoyable experiences.

Additionally, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef conducted an Ocean World Day art competition for local students of Meedhoo Island. This competition invited young artists to express their creativity and raise awareness about ocean conservation through art. The students’ artworks beautifully captured the essence of the ocean and underscored the importance of protecting marine ecosystems. Winners of the competition were awarded prizes, further motivating the youth to take an active role in environmental conservation.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli Celebrates Global Wellness Day with Sunrise Yoga And Aqua Aerobics

Sun Siyam Iru Veli celebrated Global Wellness Day with a series of invigorating activities aimed at promoting holistic well-being. Guests started their day with serene sunrise breathing exercises on the beach, followed by a rejuvenating Hatha yoga session, both set against the tranquil backdrop of the Maldivian sunrise. The day concluded with a lively Aqua aerobics session at sunset, combining a fun and energetic workout with upbeat music in the resort’s pristine waters. General Manager Masdhooq Saeed emphasized the resort’s dedication to wellness, highlighting their ongoing commitment to offering diverse wellness programs and activities that leave guests feeling both energised and relaxed.

Both Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Sun Siyam Vilu Reef are dedicated to environmental sustainability and local community involvement. Both resorts aim to inspire positive change and promote collective action to preserve the world’s oceans.

“We are passionate about our oceans and deeply committed to engaging with our local communities. Through these World Oceans Day activities, we hope to inspire a sense of responsibility and care for the environment, ensuring a healthier ocean for future generations,” said Chaminda Upul, Sustainability Manager for Sun Siyam Resorts.

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