Six Senses Bhutan
Six Senses Krabey Island
Six Senses Fiji
Six Senses Fort Barwara
Six Senses Vana
Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali
Six Senses Kyoto
Six Senses Kanuhura
Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Samui
Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Con Dao
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Six Senses La Sagesse
3,870 orchids growing on island
Our extensive orchid nursery houses over 3,000 orchids across all color hues. Most notably, we also have our endemic species of orchid, Dendrobium Kanuhura, a rare golden and orange orchid that flowers once a year in our gardens. Dendrobium Kanuhura is a beautiful sight to see, a crossbreed between the Dendrobium Jiad Gold and Dendrobium Schulleri Orchid, certified as a new species by the UK's Royal Horticultural Society.
760+ plants growing in our hydroponic system
In our hydroponic farm, we grow over 25 varieties of herbs and leafy greens at a single time. When our system is fully operational, we have over 760 plants in house! From microgreens to salad greens, aromatic herbs and more, we have grown over 90 kilos in one month from this system. While it does not offset our entire produce needs for the resort, we have become self-sufficient in a few lettuce and herb types from our Earth Lab productions. Given our remote location, a soil-less island, and intense saltwater intrusion into our growing spaces, this system helps us to lower our emissions, up our nutrient intake, and inspire our chefs with fresh ingredients to harvest and experiment with.
Over 27,000 plastic water bottles avoided in 2023
All our water is bottled on-site at our desalination plant. Still or sparkling water, offered in reusable glass bottles, has not only diverted swaths of single-use plastic bottles from the landfill, but also the transportation emissions it takes to bring them to our remote location. Proceeds from every bottle of water purchased at our restaurants and bars helps give back to our community, contributing to local environmental and social projects through our Sustainability Fund.
It is our mission to protect the turtle population of our island and of Lhaviyani Atoll. Our marine biologist studies and conducts research on the local turtle population, using identification techniques, and also monitors turtle nests on Kanuhura and its neighboring islands.
Our Marine Biologist conducts research on the local turtle population using photo identification, which is submitted and aggregated into a global database, overseen by Olive Ridley Project. We aim to better understand the status of sea turtle populations local to the hotel, promote responsible tourism, and safeguard sea turtles from threats such as ghost nests.
Furthermore, with guidance from experts, scientists, and conservationists throughout the Maldives, we monitor, and research endangered green sea turtle nests laid on the beaches of the resort and neighboring islands. Assuring nests are protected, and understanding their success rates further helps protect this vulnerable species and assures a good start in life.
With guidance from our colleagues at Maldives Resilient Reefs, a Maldivian branch of Blue Marine Foundation, we are working to strengthen local capacity to protect natural resources through a sustainable fishing program.
“Laamaseelu Masveriya”, meaning ‘exemplary fishermen’ in Dhivehi, is a program developed by Blue Marine Foundation that sets a code of conduct for local fishers and the resort to follow to ensure that the entire process, from fishing to purchasing, is done sustainably. As the first resort in the Lhaviyani Atoll to embark on establishing traceable fisher-to-resort supply, this program aims to provide economic support and social safeguards to fishermen who use sustainable catch methods, abide by size guides, and adhere to the rules of marine protected areas.