Sustainable Tourism with Kudadoo Maldives Solar-Powered Private Island

This article was written by Abigail Jibril


Here is one of the most eco-conscious islands – Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi.

The three-hectare resort is located at Kudadoo Island, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. It was designed by New York-based architectural firm Yuji Yamazaki Architecture (YYA). Here are some interesting facts to note about this project:




  1. It is a fully solar-powered resort with a roof over the Retreat that incorporates 984 solar panels that span an area of 1643m2.
  2. These solar panels generate a peak power of 320kWp and can produce 575MWh of power annually which suffice to operate the entire island without diesel fuel.  
  3. The solar-powered system generates sufficient power to serve 50 guests and 100 staff occupying the island at any time.
  4. Although the solar system generates a surplus of electricity, all residences are designed to minimise energy consumption.
  5. The initial investment in the solar system to be recovered in 5 years.
  6. All wood, originates mainly from Canada, New Zealand and Indonesia, and have been sustainably sourced and managed, inflicting no damage to wildlife and land.
  7. On this island, sustainable, biodegradable materials are used instead of plastic straws and utensils to help protect the environment from debris and microplastics that could damage the planet.

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Image Source: Kudadoo Maldives Private Island Media Library

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