FOR THE CONSERVATIONIST> Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
Six Senses Hotels Resorts and Spas have been a vanguard in sustainable travel, evidenced by such programs as the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI). Guests at this chic retreat can meet MUI team members and participate in sustainability and marine conservation initiatives, in addition to enjoying nightly complimentary presentations on subjects related to the efforts. Additionally, the #protectmaldivesseagrass campaign combats the removal of seagrass for tourism, as the natural seagrass habitat is critical to ocean health. And young travelers can get in on the action, too, with MUI’s new Junior Marine Biology program. The first of its kind in the Maldives, the program pairs one-on-one mentoring with MUI marine biologists with a “choose your own adventure” structure that allows junior marine biologists to design personalized programs.
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