Spend An Eco-Conscious Holiday With Dhigali Maldives

Spend An Eco-Conscious Holiday With Dhigali Maldives

Wednesday 5th of April 2023

Tucked away amidst Tiffany-blue waters, Dhigali Maldives lies majestically in a remote location of the pristine Raa Atoll. Enclosed by a teeming coral reef and a mesmerizing crystal-blue lagoon, the island resort is a haven of natural landscapes where guests can blissfully immerse in the famed beauty and tranquillity of the destination from the moment they arrive on the island.

With such beautiful seascapes and vistas to bring solace to the hearts of wanderlust travellers, the need to protect and safeguard this paradisal place is realized more than ever. Treading on this path, Dhigali Maldives practices a wide range of environmental initiatives at its shores, harmoniously integrating each endeavour into its operations. Have a look into some of the eco-conscious aspirations that the resort has set up on the property.

Preservation of Indigenous Flora and Fauna

Environmental initiatives at Dhigali Maldives began long before it opened its doors to guests, with 80% of the original vegetation found on the island preserved during resort development. The lush greenery and foliage seen at the resort and can be enjoyed through the ‘Jungle Walk’ experience are all part of the untouched natural landscaping of the island.

Moreover, the various plants decorating the resort near building areas and villas are indigenous varieties found on the unique island. Dhigali is also home to 20 different kinds of tropical bird species, so guests might even have the opportunity to do some birdwatching!

Sustainable Modern Designs & LED Lighting

Dhigali Maldives ventured to create its living spaces in a minimalistic style with a simple design concept. Guest rooms will feature straight-line, flat roofs which are significantly different from traditional villas where high roofs and ceilings are featured. This innovative shift in architecture makes all the difference as Dhigali’s guest rooms are more efficient and better insulated than conventional ones, thereby requiring less power to cool and provide lighting. Additionally, 90% of lights on the island are LED light bulbs which are energy efficient.

Garden Waste Into Mulch & Recycling Water

All green and organic waste produced at the resort is turned into mulch – a compost spread around or over a plant to enrich and insulate the soil. Likewise, wastewater produced at the resort is treated using physical and biological processes to remove contaminants which are then used to water the gardens.

Cutting Down On Plastic & Recycling

Dhigali bottles its own water in glass bottles at the resort, which helps to replace an average of 10,000 plastic bottles per month. To phase out the usage of plastic, the resort has also stopped using plastic straws across all its restaurants and bars. It is also collaborating with organizations that tackle plastic pollution such as Parley Maldives. Similarly, Styrofoam boxes and cardboard boxes are recycled on the island with the former used as filling for bean bags while the latter is fed back to the soil as a fertilizer.

Generation of Steam from Waste Heat

At Dhigali, exhaust heat from power generators is harvested and used to power steam generators. These steam generators then generate the essential power needed to operate laundry machines.