Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius Looks After Wildlife On and Off Property

At Shangri-La, we know the importance of helping wildlife no matter how big or small. In October, colleagues at Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius helped the tropical ecosystem of Mauritius by introducing beehives on property. In the water, colleagues helped an injured dolphin in the surrounding waters return home.

On October 15, colleagues introduced 10 beehives on the resort’s grounds. The hives will be a safe distance away from guests and will be monitored by a trained team led by Tony Myrtile, a butler at the resort’s villas.

“Tony is passionate about bees and their importance to our ecosystem,” said Jessen Soopramanien, communications executive. “He enthusiastically looks after the project on a daily basis.”

The resort plans to extract its first batch of honey in January 2019.

The next day, a lifeguard at the resort found an injured dolphin swimming in shallow waters of a nearby lagoon. Noticing that the dolphin was struggling, the lifeguard informed the resort team. The Director of Security at the resort called the National Coast Guard to help bring the dolphin to safety.

“The National Coast Guard quickly arrived at the resort to treat the injured dolphin,” said Soopramanien. “Later that day, our team helped the dolphin back into the deep Mauritian waters.”

Way to go, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort!