The Coral Festival returns with this year’s event taking place from April 28 to 30 at the Maldives University Campus in Hithadhoo, Addu City.
Organised by the Maldives Coral Institute, the festival provides a platform for environmentalists, coral experts, local NGO’s, political leaders and members of the public to discuss the country’s coral reefs and marine ecosystems.
The three-day festival will include workshops, music, Southern food, stalls by NGO’s, games and other activities for children. The final day of the festival will feature several excursions that highlight Addu’s unique ecosystems. Entrance to the festival is free.
As an official accommodation partner, Kaimoo Resorts and Hotels is partnering with the Maldives Coral Institute to host the international coral experts and scientists visiting the festival at Equator Village, its hotel property in Gan.
Situated within minutes of Addu’s airport, Equator Village offers excellent lodging, food and spa facilities for local and international guests. The resort is well situated to access Addu’s unique nature and pristine marine biodiversity.
“Kaimoo strongly believes that preserving our beautiful coral reefs is crucial in guaranteeing our future,” Manih Mohamed, Managing Director.
“That is why we are partnering with the Coral Institute for this festival to generate as much awareness about preserving our pristine reefs.”
Kaimoo undertakes a number of conservation and sustainability initiatives across its properties. In 2019, Equator Village pledged to protect all of its existing seagrass beds totalling around 7,600 square meters as part of the #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass initiative. Additionally, Kaimoo has phased out all single use plastics across all their properties.
Established in 1979, Kaimoo Resorts and Hotels is a leading Maldivian tourism company, managing five properties across the country. In addition to Equator Village, Kaimoo manages Summer Island Maldives and Embudu Village.