Sea turtles have been around for millions of years and can be found in the waters of all the world’s oceans except the Arctic. Here in the Lhaviyani Atoll, turtles, mainly green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles, are prolific and can be reliably seen at various locations conveniently close to Kudadoo Maldives Private Island.
Despite the healthy populations of sea turtles in the Maldives, worldwide all seven species are listed as endangered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) and six of the seven species are classified as threatened with extinction by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). Here at Kudadoo we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have such large numbers of these endangered creatures so close by and in line with our luxury treading lightly ethos, work closely with the Olive Ridley Project and the marine biologists to do all we can to protect them and ensure interactions are responsible. As a resident staying with us, you have the unique opportunity to learn more about the sea turtle populations and conservation needed to protect them, you can even get involved in the research that allows individual turtles to be identified.
Your butler can arrange effortless adventures to spend time with the turtles in their natural environment, as many times as you wish – all within our Anything, Anytime, Anywhere fully inclusive concept. Cruise the atoll, picnic on a deserted sandbank and enjoy snorkelling with these beautiful creatures; spend time with the marine biologist and get an amazing insight into the lives of the turtles and the conservation work carried out locally to help them; have your dive butler take you to ‘Turtle Airport’ and see how many green turtles you can spot in a dive. At Kudadoo countless magical marine life moments await and you have limitless freedom to experience them.