Great documentary on housereefs in Maldives featuring Reethi Beach Resort produced by DW!

Newsflash from Barbara our Resident Marine Biologist:Coral reefsHave you ever snorkeled along the reefs of Reethi Beach and wondered what a coral actually is? A coral is a colony of thousands of tiny animals huddled up together, excreting a limestone skeleton on which every island in the Maldives is built upon. Sadly, these animals are suffering. Thirty percent of the world’s coral reefs have vanished from our planet and more damage is about to come. The major causers for this crisis are global warming and ocean acidification, both triggered by climate change, along with stressors directly introduced by humans. These stressors include pollution through rubbish, chemicals or sewage water but also overfishing or bad fishing practices are a massive problem around the globe. Reethi Beach recently took the decision to bring two marine biologists, myself - Barbara - and Liko, on board of the team to further increase the awareness of our guests and our staff but also to increase the overall-health of our reefs. Within the first weeks of my work on Reethi Beach I started monitoring the reefs around the island to be able to detect changes over time easily. Further I developed evening presentations about the coral reef wonderland and its giant visitors, such as sharks and manta rays. Soon I will start with marine education for the staff at Reethi Beach and for local islands. It is my dream to make people understand how valuable coral reefs are, because with knowledge comes caring. A person who knows may still not care, but surely a person cannot care if he or she doesn’t know what to care about.I am looking forward to sharing more updates with you in the upcoming year or maybe snorkel with you one day in the beautiful reefs around Reethi Beach.
Barbara GratzerMarine Biologist

Newsflash from Barbara our Resident Marine Biologist:

Coral reefs
Have you ever snorkeled along the reefs of Reethi Beach and wondered what a coral actually is? A coral is a colony of thousands of tiny animals huddled up together, excreting a limestone skeleton on which every island in the Maldives is built upon. Sadly, these animals are suffering. Thirty percent of the world’s coral reefs have vanished from our planet and more damage is about to come. The major causers for this crisis are global warming and ocean acidification, both triggered by climate change, along with stressors directly introduced by humans. These stressors include pollution through rubbish, chemicals or sewage water but also overfishing or bad fishing practices are a massive problem around the globe. 
Reethi Beach recently took the decision to bring two marine biologists, myself - Barbara - and Liko, on board of the team to further increase the awareness of our guests and our staff but also to increase the overall-health of our reefs. Within the first weeks of my work on Reethi Beach I started monitoring the reefs around the island to be able to detect changes over time easily. Further I developed evening presentations about the coral reef wonderland and its giant visitors, such as sharks and manta rays. Soon I will start with marine education for the staff at Reethi Beach and for local islands. It is my dream to make people understand how valuable coral reefs are, because with knowledge comes caring. A person who knows may still not care, but surely a person cannot care if he or she doesn’t know what to care about.
I am looking forward to sharing more updates with you in the upcoming year or maybe snorkel with you one day in the beautiful reefs around Reethi Beach.

Barbara Gratzer
Marine Biologist

Please support our colleague Nic Winstanley in her challenge to raise money for the MALDIVES CHILDREN’S HOME (Kudakudhinge Hiyaa) through the Coca-Cola LONG RUN on May 16 2014! =>http://www.simplygiving.com/nicwinstanley
Through simplygiving.com you can make safe and secure donations to sponsor Nic. The proceeds of your support are immediately sent directly to her charity. Using this given platform is really simple and most importantly it’s also a really cost efficient way for the charity to raise funds.
Please donate, every little counts! Thanks so much!! 
=> http://www.simplygiving.com/nicwinstanley
 

MARINE BIOLOGIST ON REETHI BEACH
We are happy to announce that Reethi Beach was able to welcome a new team member on the island in a joint venture with a local consulting firm and the largest international organization for the protection of the environment.
As an experienced Marine Biologist, Barbara will not only support Reethi Beach in its efforts to operate sustainably but is also entrusted with various tasks under the aegis of IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) such as setting up the framework for future Marine Managed Areas in the country. And by programs to raise awareness among our staff and the populations of local islands she will also pave the way for interested youths to manage these areas.

Barbara did not waste any time and a whole range of projects are already on the agenda to be implemented on Reethi Beach, spanning all departments. A few days ago she spontaneously decided on a clean-up of the lagoon and whoever had a few spare hours joined in. 

MARINE BIOLOGIST ON REETHI BEACH

We are happy to announce that Reethi Beach was able to welcome a new team member on the island in a joint venture with a local consulting firm and the largest international organization for the protection of the environment.

As an experienced Marine Biologist, Barbara will not only support Reethi Beach in its efforts to operate sustainably but is also entrusted with various tasks under the aegis of IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) such as setting up the framework for future Marine Managed Areas in the country. And by programs to raise awareness among our staff and the populations of local islands she will also pave the way for interested youths to manage these areas.

Barbara did not waste any time and a whole range of projects are already on the agenda to be implemented on Reethi Beach, spanning all departments. A few days ago she spontaneously decided on a clean-up of the lagoon and whoever had a few spare hours joined in. 

TWEET of the week: “Wonderful time @reethibeachres thanks to Ahmed for some lovely photos!”~Julian Chittock. That’s fantastic to hear Julian and thanks for sharing this lovely picture with us! We hope we’ll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future !
Don’t miss a thing and FOLLOW us on TWITTER for the latest resort news & updates! You can also ask us questions and SHARE your pictures with us here  !! ==>https://twitter.com/reethibeachres

TWEET of the week: “Wonderful time @reethibeachres thanks to Ahmed for some lovely photos!”~Julian Chittock. 
That’s fantastic to hear Julian and thanks for sharing this lovely picture with us! We hope we’ll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future !

Don’t miss a thing and FOLLOW us on TWITTER for the latest resort news & updates! You can also ask us questions and SHARE your pictures with us here  !! ==>https://twitter.com/reethibeachres

This year’s Earth Hour on Reethi Beach was darker than ever and all agree that the atmosphere on the entire island was great. As a result of this we are now thinking of staging a similar event more often than just once a year! To see pictures of this year’s Earth Hour on Reethi Beach click here=> http://on.fb.me/Rlx7i1

Talking about giving pledges… Pledges were collected on the beach in the evening after a cooking Bodu Beru show and the promises given were exactly what it had been hoped for: “switch off the PC before going to bed”, “unplug the gadgets on standby”, “ride a bicycle more often”… The Ocean Promise board was kept prominently displayed on the following day for more guests and colleagues to make a pledge… 

We count the participation of Tiago during the island clean-up on Dhandhoo as a further success of Earth Hour 2014. Tiago is just 22 months old and will hopefully carry the spirit into coming generations… 

On Saturday, March 29th, 2014, at 8:30 pm, Reethi Beach Resort and its Team will take part in Earth Hour—the world’s largest global climate change initiative led by the World Wildlife Fund. 

By simply turning out all non-essential lighting – in many public areas and buildings as well as in the staff area and the back of house – we will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe. 

Reethi Beach has participated since 2008 and we’d like to invite you, our valued guest, to join us in yet another significant and historic moment. This year we have officially teamed up with Earth Hour Maldives ==> www.earthhour.mv

Since many years we at Reethi Beach have been committed to operate more efficiently, waste less and reduce our environmental footprint. Joining Earth Hour is a great way to demonstrate that the guests and hosts of Reethi Beach Resort care about the planet and want to operate in a responsible way.

Reethi Beach Resort will already begin the initiative in the afternoon, by switching off electricity in many parts of the staff area and keeping only one of the generators running. At 7:30 pm we will SWITCH OFF THE LIGHTS and will having as many outlets as possible lit by candles and alternative light sources and we will continue through midnight. Everybody is encouraged to participate and switch off or reduce the usage of lights, air conditioners and other equipment. Please remember that a TV on stand-by also consumes electricity, as does the mobile phone charger without the phone connected to it. Switch off at the socket!

And the large aim is not to save some energy for a few hours a year (and the energy saved in just 60 minutes is already staggering!) but to raise general awareness. And perhaps you will take a few thoughts and actions into your everyday life.

On the occasion Coconut Spa will offer special treats on the beach, Sea-Explorer will only go out on house reef dives, a clean-up is scheduled for the neighbouring island of Dhandhoo, with Ocean Promise you can pledge your own commitment, a night on the beach without lights will round off the day. 
Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and costs nothing. To get more information, see the magnitude and inspiring nature of the event and to sign up visit www.earthhour.mv and don’t forget—on March 29 at 8:30 pm, switch off your lights and show the world what can be done.

Thank you very much for your participation!


Your Reethi Beach Team

On Saturday, March 29th, 2014, at 8:30 pm, Reethi Beach Resort and its Team will take part in Earth Hour—the world’s largest global climate change initiative led by the World Wildlife Fund. 

By simply turning out all non-essential lighting – in many public areas and buildings as well as in the staff area and the back of house – we will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe. 

Reethi Beach has participated since 2008 and we’d like to invite you, our valued guest, to join us in yet another significant and historic moment. This year we have officially teamed up with Earth Hour Maldives ==> www.earthhour.mv

Since many years we at Reethi Beach have been committed to operate more efficiently, waste less and reduce our environmental footprint. Joining Earth Hour is a great way to demonstrate that the guests and hosts of Reethi Beach Resort care about the planet and want to operate in a responsible way.

Reethi Beach Resort will already begin the initiative in the afternoon, by switching off electricity in many parts of the staff area and keeping only one of the generators running. At 7:30 pm we will SWITCH OFF THE LIGHTS and will having as many outlets as possible lit by candles and alternative light sources and we will continue through midnight. Everybody is encouraged to participate and switch off or reduce the usage of lights, air conditioners and other equipment. Please remember that a TV on stand-by also consumes electricity, as does the mobile phone charger without the phone connected to it. Switch off at the socket!

And the large aim is not to save some energy for a few hours a year (and the energy saved in just 60 minutes is already staggering!) but to raise general awareness. And perhaps you will take a few thoughts and actions into your everyday life.

On the occasion Coconut Spa will offer special treats on the beach, Sea-Explorer will only go out on house reef dives, a clean-up is scheduled for the neighbouring island of Dhandhoo, with Ocean Promise you can pledge your own commitment, a night on the beach without lights will round off the day. 

Participating in Earth Hour is easy, fun and costs nothing. To get more information, see the magnitude and inspiring nature of the event and to sign up visit www.earthhour.mv and don’t forget—on March 29 at 8:30 pm, switch off your lights and show the world what can be done.

Thank you very much for your participation!

Your Reethi Beach Team

CONGRATULATIONS to our EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH: Abu Hanifa for his excellent work as part of the Food & Beverages Service Team in Front of the House!And congratulations to Rangana J. Francis for his excellent work as part of the Food & Beverages Production Team in the Heart of the House!! The winning colleagues are chosen each month for their overall performance by the committee of department heads and the Reethi Beach Management.

CONGRATULATIONS to our EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH:
Abu Hanifa for his excellent work as part of the Food & Beverages Service Team in Front of the House!
And congratulations to Rangana J. Francis for his excellent work as part of the Food & Beverages Production Team in the Heart of the House!! 
The winning colleagues are chosen each month for their overall performance by the committee of department heads and the Reethi Beach Management.

Wow, our Facebook family has now grown to almost 10.000! Thank you so much everyone for your support! And for all those who aren’t our Facebook friend yet, help us reach our goal by LIKING us on Facebook today! »https://www.facebook.com/reethibeach

Wow, our Facebook family has now grown to almost 10.000! Thank you so much everyone for your support! And for all those who aren’t our Facebook friend yet, help us reach our goal by LIKING us on Facebook today! »https://www.facebook.com/reethibeach

NEWSFLASH: Reethi Beach Resort is in the top 10 Maldives Dreamiest Resorts in 2013 (we’re NR3!!!), by Dreaming Of Maldives! »http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/maldives-blog/your-top-10-maldives-dreamy-resorts-in-2013/

NEWSFLASH: Reethi Beach Resort is in the top 10 Maldives Dreamiest Resorts in 2013 (we’re NR3!!!), by Dreaming Of Maldives! »http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/maldives-blog/your-top-10-maldives-dreamy-resorts-in-2013/