The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
In December 2010, The Andaman Resort embarked on a coral conservation project after discovering a 6,000- to 8,000-year-old coral reef in its shores that was badly damaged by the 2004 tsunami. The resort elevated its efforts to the next stage of rescue and rehabilitation by building a Coral Nursery to facilitate these objectives. Believed to be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, it offers guests the opportunity to participate in the unique and inspiring activity of growing new corals which, after 4 to 12 months of nurturing, will be returned to the sea.
This hands-on activity begins with an educational talk about corals and the importance of their ecosystem, followed by the transplanting of live coral onto new substrates until they can be relocated for long-term survival and growth.
During low tides, our resort team spends a couple of hours removing loose, dead coral as well as other debris caught in the reef. Guests are welcome to join in this meaningful activity. For tide times and heights, contact our water sports center.
Young Marine Biologist
Teenagers are invited to spend a day with our Marine and Coral Curator, learning everything from pumping and filtering operations, to taking temperatures and pH tests, to assisting in Coral Ibu sessions.
Private Guided Snorkel
Because visibility of the reef is only occasionally good, snorkeling provides the opportunity to get close and admire the many treasures that exist in our Coral Nursery.
Coral Nursery Feeding
Best suited for younger guests, this activity focuses on the science behind hatching brine shrimp. Participants feel close to our project by assisting with feeding the nursery.