Sustainability Initiatives

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

There is no planet B.


The guiding sentiment of championing sustainability at Ellaidhoo is simply an act of kindness towards the environment around us and pioneering a multitude of initiatives to protect our planet.


Plastic Reduction Initiatives at Ellaidhoo

Over the past three years, 243,450 plastic garbage bags were replaced with reusable cloth and swapped 27,000 laundry bags for paper. Refillable flagons were introduced, saving 758,000 bottles. Paper alternatives replaced plastic straws and stirrers. Ceramic bottles replaced plastic amenities, totaling 64,800 fewer tubes. Wooden bins replaced plastic and metal bins. Key and hanger cards switched to wood, plastic bags in bins to paper and takeaway containers are now biodegradable.


Reuse damaged umbrellas to make beach bags

These unique beach bags, available for purchase at 6 USD, are handcrafted from recycled umbrellas. All proceeds from the sales contribute to both environmental and social causes in the Maldives. Specifically, the funds are invested in providing aluminum water bottles to local children, promoting the reduction of plastic waste and fostering a more sustainable future for the community.

Project to donate water bottles to school children

The water bottle donation project seeks to enhance the well-being of school children on the Island of Hangnaameedhoo by supplying them with reusable water bottles. By providing students with a personal and eco-friendly means of hydration, the project aims to reduce the use of single-use plastic and instill a sense of responsibility towards the environment, fostering a positive impact within the community.


Energy Conservation

Installed 428 solar panels, generating 150kW, saving 59,560 liters of diesel in 2022/2023.

Carbon Emissions

A. Reduced CO2 emissions by 157,320 kg, advancing our commitment to a greener future.

B. Achieved a total carbon emission reduction of 17,345 kg, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendlier environment


Water Conservation

A. romote towel reuse for at least 2 nights, saving 766,500 liters annually, fostering water conservation.

B. Installing a plastic bottle in the water closet to decrease flush volume by 0.5 liters, promoting water conservation.

C. By installing 150 water flow regulators in staff rooms, we've achieved a substantial daily water savings of 3,500 liters, contributing to our commitment to water conservation and sustainability.

D. Reusing wastewater to water the garden and farm.


Ellaidhoo have used waste materials such as wood, cans, and plastic barrels to create an organic garden that provides fresh fruits and vegetables for guests. This initiative not only reduces waste but also promotes greater self-sufficiency and a healthy, sustainable diet for guests.

A. Prioritize sustainable and pesticide-free practices, promoting environmental health and producing fresh, wholesome crops.

B. Installed a food composting machine and product used as fertilizer.



Engaging in traditional craftsmanship, we use palm leaves to create Kadjan roofing. In supporting sustainability and empowering the community, we've compensated the Haggnaameedhoo ladies with a total of USD 9600 for their skilled work in crafting Kadjan.

Reef Cubes

Crafting reef cubes from crushed glass bottles, we contribute to coral restoration efforts, fostering a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to marine conservation.


Reef & Beach Cleanups

Organizing reef and beach cleanups with guests, we actively promote environmental stewardship, fostering a sense of responsibility and community engagement in preserving our oceans and shorelines.