Dusit Thani Maldives celebrated Earth Hour this year by reducing the use of all non-essential electricity and switching off lights throughout the resort for one hour from 20:30 to 21:30. A special bonfire and seating area was set up on the beach in front of The Market restaurant for guests to sit and relax by the fire, while enjoying the candlelit atmosphere and the starry night sky./br> Taking part in Earth Hour 2018 is one of many CSR- related initiatives the resort is involved with. Since its opening in 2012, Dusit Thani Maldives has been committed to operating in an environmentally-responsible manner and has introduced a largen number of sustainable activities to contribute to the protection of the island and local communities. Many of the eco-friendly projects in place across the island include heat recovery systems in the in-villa air-conditioning systems, a dedicated water bottling plant, solar panels and a state-of-the-art composting machine. Earth Hour began in 2007, created by the World Wildlife Fund, as a means for people around the globe to make contributions in the step to addressing climate change. Located in Baa Atoll, the Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani Maldives is committed to the protection of the local and surrounding environment and practises many CSR activities and initiatives. Dusit Thani Maldives offers 94 villas and residences, along with three restaurants, two bars, one of the Maldives’ largest infinity pools and the award-winning Devarana Spa. The resort is surrounded by white sandy beaches, a turquoise lagoon and a rich house reef. The resort is located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital city, Malé.