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How This Maldives Resort is Protecting Wildlife & Our Beloved Ocean

Located on the South Ari Atoll, Nova Maldives is a soft luxury resort focusing on wellness, offering memorable experiences for guests including the chance to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and other marine creatures, and fluro-snorkelling in the dark. Be swooned by the call of the sea in one of the resort’s 76 overwater villas and be pampered by Nova’s very own range of curated spa treatments inspired by “Dhivehi Beys” rituals, in the EsKape Spa, more info here

Coral Frame Sponsorship

Big on sustainability, the resort runs several meaningful initiatives, including regular coral clean-ups for their house reef, and a Coral Frame Sponsorship program which invites guests to plant their own coral frame in Nova’s coral garden and follow its growth
​real-time through annual online updates.

Flora and Fauna Workshop 

Throughout the year, Nova also hosts flora and fauna workshops to help raise awareness of the ecosystem on the island and how to give back to nature. Nova introduces guests to the creatures and plants native to the island, such as: fruit bats, herons, and raa bondhi, and plants, such as: coconut palm, ficus, screw pine and pink rose. Participants are invited to make a charitable donation to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help train and equip wildlife protectors.

Nova is also an accredited safe Manta Tour Operator, providing guests with peace of mind when paying these gentle underwater giants a visit.