The Future of Earth is also discussed at Soneva Resorts in Maldives

The Future of Earth is also discussed at Soneva Resorts in Maldives

sandank in Maldives a fragile environment
Marvelous sandank in Maldives, a fragile environment | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

We often talk of melting ice and water rising in recent years. The Maldives, a beautiful Island nation whose highest level averages only 1.50 m is on the front line on this subject. Opinions are mixed and no one really knows what will happen to these paradisiacal islands and sandbanks in the coming decades.
Will these landscapes still exist for our children? QED.

What follows is a bit different from what you are used to at Dreaming of Maldives, but good initiatives, like the ones of Soneva by Six Senses Resorts, deserve once again that we talk about it, here, on our blog (see my previous article on Soneva and solar energy in Maldives)

From April until the end of 2011, several explorers will succeed each other at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili in  Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand to make the latest inventory of the Planet and answer the many questions that we are entitled to have about the future of Earth.

Tom Avery, Charley Boorman, Patrick Woodhead and others, will stay at the 3 Resorts for the new 2011 season of the gourmet diners “SLOW LIFE”. The “SLOW LIFE” term is part of the Six Senses philosophy of the 2 creators of  the Company, Sonu and Eva Shivdasani, who are committed long before the hour, to a sustainable and intelligent development in Tourism & Hotel Industry.

Slow Life at Soneva
The “Slow Life” Moto exposed in the garden of Soneva Gili | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

The “Slow Life” is based on respect of the environment by using sustainable materials, local, organic and healthy food. Respect for the environment is applied to all Resorts, from construction materials, methods of operation to gastronomy.

This philosophy is the essence of Soneva who perfectly blend Luxury and Ecology. Active and committed, the Company also offers its clients to actively participate  in environmental protection, and learn about it in a very attractive and fun way, while on vacation.

During these diners, the explorers will give their views and balance sheets about today’s Earth situation and discuss about it, around healthy menus made with organic food harvested on the islands themselves (a long and difficult process in the Maldives).

Soneva  makes a point to set up the dinner  in a very particular place  : ” To emphasize the poignancy of his message the talk and dinner will be held on Soneva Fushi’s own private sandbank in the middle of the ocean. Sadly, if sea levels rise as anticipated, the sandbank may not be with us for long. “

Soneva carbon offset programme

The new series of dinners will begin Thursday, April 14 2011 with the British explorer Tom Avery, who will speak about his exploits, which include the discovery of the unknown parts of the Himalayas and participation to Pole’s marathons  (Tom Avery is one of only 41 people in history to have reached both the North and South Poles on foot).
He will share his observations on the melting Antarctic ice caps, which for most scientists presents the greatest threat and leads to the rising sea level.

Each Soneva Resort will hold a minimum of 3 ‘Exploratory Talkers Tables’ each.
The current official dates are for the moment:
Soneva Fushi – Tom Avery – April 14, 2011;
Soneva Gili – Patrick Woodhead – June 22, 2011 | Olly Steeds-to be rec.;
Soneva Kiri – Neil Laughton – 15 October 2011 | David Hempleman-Adams – 2nd week of November 2011 Charley Boorman to be rec.

Explorers in Maldives at Soneva Fushi and Gili
Explorers in Maldives at Soneva Fushi and Gili

© Dreaming of Maldives 2011


About The Author

I am Rozenn, Dreaming of Maldives writer and editor. Sakis, my partner in life, is the photograher behind most of the images you will see here. We travel to the Maldives several times a year for journeys that can vary from 1 week to several months. We created Dreaming of Maldives “The Blog” as an extension of the webite of the same name to make you discover the Maldives in the most complete and different way as possible. This blog is a place to dream. It is mainly aimed to share with you our long time experience and Emotions of travelling in the marvelous and so unique Maldives… PLEASE ...NEVER STOP DREAMING . Dreamfully Yours. Rozenn. Carpe Diem.

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    1. Dreaming of Maldives

      Dear Emna,
      Soneva Fushi is indeed Child friendly.
      I advise you to ask to the resort if they take care of 2,5 years old kids as most of the resorts don’t, excepted if you ask for a Baby-Sitting service.
      Hope this answers to your question,
      Kind regards,


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