Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh Harvests Organic Bounty

Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh Harvests Organic Bounty
June 20, 2018 Bradley Cox

The Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh enjoys a unique elevated position with panoramic views across Naama Bay, surrounded by five private beaches teeming with colorful marine life.

Green Globe recently recertified Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh awarding it a high compliance score of 86%.

The organic garden remains a major focus of the resort’s sustainability management plan. In March, the resort signed a cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture to expand the organic garden under expert supervision. In addition, on World Environment Day, in line with their environmental initiatives, Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh staff worked alongside guests to plant trees and crops and help harvest vegetables in the organic farm, which produces 35 different kinds of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Aquaponic greenhouses are also in operation at the resort that combine raising fish and growing plants in the same integrated system. Fish waste products provide organic food for the plants, and the plants naturally filter the water for the fish. Guests are encouraged to see how the system works through participating in educational programs that take place at Mövenpick Organic Gardens.

A dedicated team of gardeners maintain the immaculate landscapes at the resort and grow delicious organic vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants, cilantro and lettuce for use in restaurant kitchens. Earlier in the year, Mr Yahya Kotub, General Manager at the resort, treated Gardening team members to a special barbecue lunch in appreciation of their hard work. As the gardens are spread over a total area of 60,000 square meters, power saving devices and LED lighting have been installed in designated zones to reduce energy consumption.