NINH VAN BAY, Vietnam – July 30, 2019 – Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is launching a coral propagation program in collaboration with the Institute of Oceanography in Nha Trang to protect and preserve the pristine, yet fragile, marine ecosystem surrounding the resort. The resort’s shores are fringed by natural coral reefs that are biologically diverse and a great asset for snorkelers. It is an ideal setting for families to introduce their children to the wonders of marine life and appreciate the importance of caring for the environment.
In line with the commitment of Six Senses to sustainability, the resort collaborated with a team of marine biologists from Nha Trang's Institute of Oceanography for a feasibility study in 2018 to carry out a complete assessment on the coral reef condition at Ninh Van Bay before rolling out the coral propagation program. The procedure is done by carefully transplanting coral fragments onto artificial reef structures. The team regularly monitors the growth of each coral frame to learn about the types of marine life it is attracting. By increasing the reproduction of the most successful clones, scientists hope to develop more resilient coral offspring that can withstand high ocean temperatures and global warming.
Guests can join a build-a-reef session with the resort’s sustainability and experience team and sponsor their very own dedicated coral frame. The session includes attaching coral fragments onto a custom frame, placing it in the bay, and leaving to grow naturally into new reef habitats and help to boost existing coral reefs. The resort will encourage multiple sponsorships and the possibility of resort guests returning to see how their own coral frames are flourishing. Those who sponsor a coral frame will also receive a photo of the frame periodically to show the progress of coral growth.
The successful launch of the program has been another highlight on the list of conservation efforts underway at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Andrew Whiffen, general manager, said, “The coral propagation program around the resort has been a great milestone for our sustainability team and partner organization. We love the opportunity to dedicate resources to projects that we care deeply about and that give back to our local environment and community.”
To sponsor a coral frame, guests can contact the resort’s sustainability team by emailing [email protected] or calling +84 258 3524 268.
About Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic coral bay with golden sand and towering mountains. It comprises 59 pool villas on the beach and nestled between rocks. Guests enjoy many family friendly activities, culinary experiences and excursions, and the Six Senses Spa is a sanctuary for the senses.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, managing 18 hotels and resorts across 14 countries, plus 37 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason, Six Senses Spas and Raison d’Etre. There are a further 17 hotels and resorts signed into its development pipeline. In February 2019, Six Senses became part of the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) family of hotel brands.
Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.
Six Senses Residences provides the best life has to offer. From beautifully-appointed villas on the beach, rustic chalets in the mountains and spacious urban hideaways, Six Senses features a variety of residential choices in stand-alone buildings or attached to a resort or hotel. No matter the location, the promise remains the same and the commitment to create a community where every day revolves around learning and growing, great food and drink, innovative wellness programming, sustainable living – all mixed in with a lot fun.
Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.
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