Happy #EarthDay! This year's theme is #ProtectOurSpecies and we have a lot to protect right here in Laamu Atoll. #Maldives may be famous for vibrant coral reefs, but we are also lucky to be able to explore Hithadhoo's mangrove just five minutes from the resort. Today, students from Mukurimagu School visited the mangrove as part of our 'Hello Hallu' education program, as this month's lesson was on mangrove and sea grass ecosystems. Students were also encouraged to tell their friends and family about the #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass campaign. Many species of invertebrates, fish, and birds depend on these ecosystems, so we must work hard to protect them! #OutOfTheOrdinary
Who is collecting all of these eggs? Is it the Easter Bunny or our Sri Lankan chefs? We have the Maldives' first free range chicken farm at a resort and our feathered friends happily produce fresh, organic eggs for our guests. Hop on over to the Sri Lankan corner of our Asian Street Market tonight to kick off your Easter weekend with an egg-cellent string hopper! #OutOfTheOrdinary #FoodieFriday #Maldives
Nearly ⅓ of all seahorse species are classified as threatened. We were lucky enough to spot a seahorse in our sea grass meadow, which we have pledged to protect as part of the #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass campaign! Help save seahorses and their sea grass habitats by signing the pledge at www.protectmaldivesseagrass.com
This will be the best summer school of all time! Thriving sea grass habitats, one kilometer of corals on our house reef, and a unique mangrove minutes away from the resort; this is where our Junior Marine Biologists will spend most of their time exploring this summer. Sign your little VIPs up for this exciting educational experience now!
Warning: not all sea turtles are happily munching on sea grass around Six Senses Laamu! Unfortunately, we often find sea turtles, especially Olive Ridleys, caught in drifting nets during the northeast monsoon season. Luckily, we partner with Olive Ridley Project, who works to the remove lost fishing nets - or ghost gear - from the marine environment and rescue these sea turtles by sending them to local rehabilitation centers for treatment.
Today we are celebrating our 8th anniversary! A heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of our guests and partners who continue to support Six Senses Laamu and make it more than just a holiday destination, but a home away from home. We look forward to 8 more years of magic and infinity more #OutOfTheOrdinary guest experiences!
One hectare of sea grass can be home to as many as 100,000 fish! Check out some of the residents that live in the five hectares of seagrass meadows around Six Senses Laamu. Join Maldives Underwater Initiative and The Maldives Resilient Reefs Project to #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass at www.protectmaldivesseagrass.com
What did you do for #EarthHour? Our guests had a candlelit dinner on the sandbank, stargazed with our marine biologists, and did moonrise yoga at the spa. We #Connect2Earth every day through Six Senses' mission to help our guests reconnect with themselves, others, and the world around them. #OutOfTheOrdinary #Maldives
Welcome to our poolside bar, Sip Sip. A place to experience what Six Senses is all about: integrated wellness that is effortlessly sustainable, caring hosts anticipating your every need, and locally crafted experiences that are always served with a splash of fun! #FoodieFriday #OutOfTheOrdinary #Maldives
#WorldWaterDay 2019 theme is "Leaving no one behind", as UN #SDG 6 aims to ensure the availability of water for all by 2030. Last year we donated water filters to all schools in Laamu Atoll, ensuring access to clean water to 3,724 students. Today we challenged the schools to count how many plastic water bottles they avoided throughout the day. ...
There are 3 key requirements that you should never compromise when booking a luxury resort that promotes surfing. 1. Distance from the resort to surf breaks: For us it is only up to 5 minutes! 2. Surfing sessions with no one else: If there is anyone in the water, then it is because you're bringing friends!... 3. Quality of waves: From high performance to intermediate to beginner, there are four different surf breaks for all levels! Well..we do not compromise. Do you? #SaturdaySurf #OutOfTheOrdinary #Maldives 展开
One of our most valuable ecosystems on our planet, seagrass, is being intentionally removed across the Maldives to maintain the white sandy beaches prized by the tourism industry. Today, on #WorldSeagrassDay, Six Senses Laamu's Maldives Underwater Initiative is working with Blue Marine Foundation's The Maldives Resilient Reefs Project to launch the #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass campaign to protect seagrass at resorts in the Maldives. Thanks to all of our partner organisations and ...resorts who are working with us to protect this critical habitat. Bluepeace Naifaru Juvenile Save the Beach Maldives Olive Ridley Project Manta Trust Fulidhoo Dive Maldivers Diving Centre DiveClub Maldives BeLeaf Ecocare Maldives Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives Anantara Veli Maldives Resort Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Naladhu Private Island Maldives Reethi Faru Resort Soneva Fushi Soneva Jani Kurumba Maldives One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives 展开
Can you think of a better honeymoon experience than this? An entire island just for the two of you!! All you’ll need is a picnic basket, a couple of snorkels, and each other. If you are convinced and need assistance making your honeymoon dreams come true, we are here for you. #Maldives #OutOfTheOrdinary #RobinsonCrusoe
One of our kukulhus sneaked into the wine cellar to get a taste of the special bubbles we have in stock! Mr. Jean Pierre Redont, the President of Prix Culinaire Le Pierre Taittinger, will be hosting an exquisite champagne dinner at the resort next Monday, February 11th. Make sure to book two seats for this exclusive event to kick start your Valentines Day celebrations with your special someone. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your GEM for bookings. Champagne Taittinger #OutOfTheOrdinary #Maldives
Mobulids aren't often caught as bycatch in the Maldives, as most fishing takes place by #PoleAndLine, without large nets. Nevertheless, making sustainable choices when it comes to seafood helps to #ReduceBycatch. Last year, we removed shrimp and prawns from all resort menus, as fishing methods for these species often damage habitats and result in high amounts of bycatch. #EatWithSixSenses #MantaMonday Manta Trust Blue Marine Foundation
....and that's a wrap! We had the best ending to the longest and most exciting turtle nesting season 2018! Our Nestwatch team spent a total of 1,542 hours monitoring 31 nests over the course of 7 months to ensure that 480 guests could witness 1,452 baby turtles run down the beach into the sea! Check out this video of the very last nest hatching - a treat to be able to witness it just as the sun was setting! A huge thanks to Olive Ridley Project and our Nestwatch volunteers. #TurtleTuesday
Want to learn culinary art from the Denmark's Master Chef? Jakob Mielke returns to deliver #OutOfTheOrdinary dining experiences from January 24 - 30. He'll even be doing a complimentary cooking demo at Leaf Restaurant for those interested in discovering some of his secrets. Contact email@example.com to book your spot! #Maldives
When someone as #OutOfTheOrdinary as photographer Erin Quigley of goaskerin.com visits Laamu, it feels like things get even better than usual around here. Erin had a rare encounter of a leucistic manta ray at our resident manta cleaning point. She caught her at the safety stop, so unfortunately didn’t get an ID. Hopefully we see this mysterious manta again!
We are incredibly excited that Laamu Atoll Council has locally recognized five important habitat areas in Laamu Atoll, which is the first step towards official recognition by the national government and the establishment of a network of marine protected areas! The Maldives Underwater Initiative team will be doing extensive community outreach this year to ensure that all stakeholders have a say in the MPA planning and management, and to ensure a sustainable income for both the fisheries and tourism sectors
Isn't this the best way to start a new year? Maldives Travel Awards has named us "Maldives' Leading Eco Resort 2018" ! We are proud that our guests choose to stay with us because of the positive impact we have on the environment and in the community. Thank you Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) for the recognition and to all of our guests for your continuous support of our efforts to preserve Laamu for the future generations! #OutOfTheOrdinary #Maldives
Happy new year! While we welcome 2019, we wanted look back at the very successful and prosperous 2018. We hope this year will be filled with even more happiness, laughter, and success. We hope to welcome many more guests and welcome back friends we have made in the past years, either here or from any of our #OutOfTheOrdinary sister properties of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Cheers to a happy and healthy 2019!
We celebrated the holidays in local style with a Maldivian Street Market, complete with banana flower salad, grilled reef fish and tender coconut cake. If there is one dish you love and dying to try at home, we have posted the menu and you are more than welcome to email our Executive Chef for the recipe: firstname.lastname@example.org #Maldives #OutOfTheOrdinary #Festive2018
(to the tune of "Silver Bells") Silver star, silver star, it's Christmas time in the island...soon it will be Christmas Day! Christmas trees don't grow on beaches, but we have the next best thing - our Christmas tree this year is made from recycled coconut husks! Kudos to our Engineering team for their creativity. #OutOfTheOrdinary #Sustainability #Maldives
You may not be in the mood for mulled wine this holiday season, but we’ve got your tropical festive drink covered - introducing the Laamu Passion! Try it at Chill Bar, or have a taste of island life by making it at home. Combine your favorite vodka with white peach ice tea, peach purée, pineapple juice, and lemon juice. Voila! Happy holidays! #Maldives #OutOfTheOrdinary #Festive2018
When our guest Ammar wanted to surprise his wife on their honeymoon, their GEM Mafaz arranged them to watch her favorite movie at our Jungle Cinema under the twinkling stars with popcorns and drinks. With #TheLittleThings like this, each of our hosts craft truly #OutOfTheOrdinary experiences for every guest in Laamu.
Our guests can experience the Six Senses sustainability philosophy and #TheLittleThings we do for the environment by visiting our Earth Lab. Recycling glass, candle making, and harvesting fresh eggs are just a few of the things guests can learn about and take home with them to make their lives a little more sustainable. #OutOfTheOrdinary
Happy International Day for Biodiversity! Our Marine Biologists record the diversity of marine life we see around the resort, and so far they have identified nearly 300 species of fish, 12 species of ray, 12 species of shark, 3 species of turtle and 2 species of dolphin! These experts are always available in our Welcome Champa to help you figure out what you saw on your snorkel or dive - #TheLittleThings and the #OutOfTheOrdinary things!
Every Tuesday night at 7:30 pm meet us at ICE to take part in Six Senses Laamu Sustainability Trivia Quiz and learn about our sustainability initiatives in a fun way. The winner gets a very sustainable coconut leaf fish handwoven by Megan, our very own Sustainability Manager. #TheLittleThings #OutOfTheOrdinary
After learning to make coconut oil with a traditional Maldivian "huni gondi", our guests deserve nothing less than a personalized bottle with a handwritten label to take home with them. Every time they use the oil, the smell of coconut will remind them of their #OutOfTheOrdinary stay at Six Senses Laamu. #TheLittleThings
When you have so much fun at Sip Sip pool, you might forget that you brought your bike. Or when you have so much to eat at Leaf Restaurant, you may just want to walk back to your villa. In any case, if you misplace your personal bicycle with your initials on it, somehow it always magically finds its way back to your villa, doesn't it?
We have a surprise ready for our little VIPs traveling with their stuffed best friends. Our housekeeping team will place an extra bed in the villa for the stuffed toys with a custom embroidered blanket to keep them warm and secure next to their best friends during their stay at Six Senses Laamu. #TheLittleThings #OutOfTheOrdinary
We are delighted to welcome our newest visiting practitioner Liam Harkness to Six Senses Laamu spa. Liam’s innate gift to heal people has earned him a reputation as a sports therapist among Olympic gold medalists and A-list celebrities. He will be with us during the month of May and the services he offers include Postural realignment therapy, Physical therapy for pain management, Relaxation massages and Pilates #OutOfTheOrdinary #WellnessWednesday #Maldives #Spa
Dr. Jillian Hudgins & Dr. Claire Petros from the Olive Ridley Project will be giving our guests an intriguing presentation on turtle identification and marine turtle rescue today at 7:30 pm. Join these visiting experts to get answers to all your questions about the sea turtles. #TurtleThursday #OutOfTheOrdinary
Our marine and sustainability teams recently completed a training course with the Climate Change Adaptation Project -CCAP in which they learned new survey techniques both on land and underwater. These monitoring surveys allow us to collect detailed information about our island and surrounding reef in order for our team to develop protection and conservation measures in the future. #OutOfTheOrdinary #Maldives
This week Professor Callum Roberts and Dr. Julie Hawkins have been on site as visiting practitioners sharing their knowledge and experiences of the oceans. Callum wowed our guests by talking about the value of coral reef ecosystems supported by stunning photographs from his colleague and co-author Alex Mustard, a world famous underwater photographer. His thought provoking discussions about the future of the Maldives and it’s reefs left our hosts feeling inspired and motivated to act as local ambassadors for change within their communities.