Cousteau Combines Legacy With Luxury At A Maldives Spa

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Soneva by Six Senses is a network of spa resorts known for bringing the natural charm of each unique locale together with creature comforts and relaxing treatments. And in October, a member of a legendary family will add an appreciation for marine conservation to the amazing mix at the Maldives location.

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and a rising environmental star in his own right, will be staying at Soneva Fushi. While he may enjoy the amenities of the resort, his main mission during his stay will be promoting the awareness of man’s overuse of ocean resources.

“The overfishing of oceanic and reef species such as tuna, groupers and lobsters is becoming a concern in the Maldivian waters with the growth of the local tourism industry and increasing numbers of visitors and locals,” explains Soneva Fushi’s resident marine biologist, Anke Hofmeister. “Soneva Fushi has always been cautious not to feature any endangered species on its menus, closely monitors its fish consumption and thereby helps prevent negative impacts on nature’s assets. However, more awareness-raising and sustainable farming initiatives are key if the Maldivian sea life is to exist in its full glory in the future.”

October guests will have the opportunity to both dine and dive with Cousteau, who will gladly discuss his unique upbringing and his efforts towards marine restoration through Plant A Fish.

“The team at Plant A Fish is thrilled to collaborate on a sea life restoration partnership with Soneva Fushi by Six Senses, a resort renowned for its socially and environmentally conscious values and initiatives,” Cousteau commented. “This autumn, we’ll be investigating fundraising efforts that will help restore endemic marine populations to the Maldives.”

And for spa purists, there will be plenty of beauty and wellness treatments to bring balance to your eco-educational stay, including Soneva’s signature treatments and ayurvedic beauty rituals.

To make reservations, visit sixsenses.com.

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