The five-star Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & SPA, located on the private island of Feranafushi, just a kilometer from Male International Airport, opened its doors back in 1973. For 50 years, it has been considered the third largest resort in the Maldives. There are 176 rooms organically inscribed in the local nature, beaches, turquoise water, restaurants and bars. On a separate island there is a spa and three outdoor tropical pools with fresh water. To whom and why it will be good here, we will tell right now.
The resort has a family program Side by Side, which is able to provide an interesting and high-quality pastime for any generation: grandparents, children, and young couples. It includes: a family spa day (you can go there even with kids), culinary master classes under the strict guidance of professional chefs, an island picnic, which will help organize a local chef.
For those wishing to spend time just for two, the resort offers a «Romantic Escape». The mini trip includes: premium accommodation in a water bungalow or water villa, daily breakfast buffet and dinner at the Feast restaurant, an aromatherapy massage session for two, additional treatments. And of course, an unforgettable five-course dinner. For guests who follow a vegetarian, vegan or Jain diet, the resort invites you to the Masala Hut restaurant. Here you will be prepared three dishes, taking into account all wishes.
ISLAND TO TASTE
It seems that cuisines from all over the world are collected on this island. Fresh seafood awaits at Sea Salt, and vegetarian dishes from the north and south of India await at Masala Hut. Fans of Chinese noodles and other Asian cuisine are met at ChopstiX. Under a coconut roof, Feast chefs prepare dishes from all over the world right before the eyes of visitors, while locals can try at Baan Tai Restaurant. All the best and most Thai is collected here. For complete relaxation and time for signature cocktails, there is Kakuni Hut or the Anchorage Bar. And that is not all. From March 20 to March 27, Andrey Shmakov is preparing a new exclusive menu at Sea Salt — before heading the Moscow Savva, the chef managed to undergo internships in significant European establishments and even receive a Michelin guide star. Details are still kept in the strictest confidence, but there are rumors that the guests of the island will be lucky enough to try Russian and Scandinavian cuisine.
Increasingly, tourists are expressing a desire to help the environment. To encourage their desire and help nature, the hotel launched the Adopt Coral program. The fact is that the coral reef is rapidly disappearing. To help save him, the resort is offering to plant his own plant. The coral will be assigned a unique serial number, and an experienced marine biologist will monitor the condition and growth of the marine life. Hosts can request a progress report every two years.
The resort is partnered with Reefscapers, a marine biodiversity conservation organization that, on behalf of the Maldivian government, is conserving coral colonies that have been threatened by climate change. Under their guidance, program participants can transplant coral fragments into their natural habitat. Conservation of the coral population is only part of the resort’s eco-initiatives.
FAREWELL TO PLASTIC
As part of its efforts to protect the environment, the hotel has launched its own production of bottled water. During bottling, advanced reverse osmosis technology is used: water is passed through an environmentally friendly filtration system, then mineralized, cooled and put into reusable glass bottles. The water is ready to drink, which means there is no longer a need to transport it from the mainland.
“Our resort is always striving to be as self-sustaining as possible while preserving the environment. Therefore, we are glad to be able to finally get rid of plastic bottles on the island. In addition, we have launched free transfers to and from the airport, which means not only our efficiency will increase, but also the convenience for guests. I’m sure there are many more initiatives ahead of us,” says Emilio Fortini, General Manager of the hotel.
Last year, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort Spa moved away from disposable plastic straws and spoons to stylish paper ones as part of Marriott International’s global plastic straw initiative. With a more granular purchasing approach, the resort aims to reduce waste by 45% by 2025.