2021 Annual Report Launched By MUI – Six Senses Laamu

2021 Annual Report Launched By MUI – Six Senses Laamu

Saturday 7th of May 2022

Known to be the only luxury gem of a resort in the Laamu Atoll of Maldives, Six Senses Laamu is notably famous for their seclusion and privacy among the top luxury resorts of Maldives. This hidden private getaway boasts of world class cuisines, colorful house reef, a top-notch zen spa and wellness among many other experiences and activities.

Six Senses Laamu is also famous for their multiple award-winning marine conservation initiative, Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) that is based on the resort itself. MUI is made up of resort employees as well as representatives from the resort's three partner NGOs: The Manta Trust, Blue Marine Foundation, and The Olive Ridley Project, who collaborate to achieve research, guest education, and community outreach goals.

Incredible Team of MUI

Six Senses Laamu has just issued the latest annual report from their Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) team, which highlights their significant accomplishments in the areas of research, community outreach, guest education, communications, and resort sustainability. The report is available on their website.

Dr. Sylvia Earle and her team at Mission Blue proclaimed the Laamu Atoll a Hope Spot last year, based on years of data collected by MUI and a comprehensive application from the team. The Maldives cabinet soon after approved the preservation of six environmentally valuable locations in the Laamu Atoll, making them the first ever marine protected areas in the atoll itself.

Apart from these highly notable achievements, the report also shares some insights into many other aspects the MUI team has achieved. Some of them include;

• Laamafaru Festival 2021 which brought together 1,865 students to celebrate marine conservation at 8 different festivals

• 1,191 encounters with manta rays were logged by the Six Senses Laamu Manta Trust researches.

• 240 organizations pledged their support to the #SaveOurSharks movement launched by Blue Marine Foundation and Six Senses Laamu.

• 1,650 green sea turtle hatch-lings safely started their lives on Six Senses Laamu’s beaches.

• 15,096 moments of marine education was shared with guests at the resort.

• 53 colonies of corals were recorded spawning by Six Senses Laamu researchers during a 12-month study of the resort’s house reef.

A Snippet From The Research

Based on the report, the Regional General Manager of Six Senses Maldives, Marteyne Van Well shared her appreciation for her team. “No year compares to 2021 when it comes to the advancements we have made towards protecting Laamu’s marine ecosystems. The extensive work the MUI team has conducted in the areas of research, guest education, community outreach and communications, combined with the incredible support and encouragement we continue to receive from stakeholders, partners and guests alike, is allowing us to start making tangible impacts and we are seeing the fruits of our labors.”