The Coral Adoption Programme
Beneath the shimmering waters that surround the island archipelago of the Maldives’ South Male Atoll region, a fragile world quietly rebuilds itself. Coral reefs, the most diverse type of marine habitat, protect the pristine beaches at Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives and guard the islands’ crystal-clear lagoon. They also support an astounding array of tropical fish, crustaceans and bizarre-looking molluscs, however for all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to extreme weather and sudden environmental changes.
In our commitment to protect the environment, Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives in collaboration with Aquafanatics, the resorts’ experience club, have initiated the Coral Adoption Programme, a long-term plan designed to share learning experiences with guests, accelerate the regeneration of coral growth in the atoll reef and ultimately ensure the future of this unique Maldivian destination.