If you find yourself in Phuket this Songkran weekend—April 13th to 16th, 2017—why not participate in the turtle release programs at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. In collaboration with the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, the hotel will be hosting the 8th Annual Mai Khao Turtle Release, in support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Phuket Marine Biological Center.
Throughout the weekend, a new batch of rehabilitated green turtles will be released from the hotel’s beachfront into the Andaman Sea. Not only will this be a fun and unique experience for all participants—it’s open to Phuket residents, travellers, and hotel guests alike—the event also helps protect the area’s endangered turtle population, as donations raised during the programs will support the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners.
For more information, call 07 633 8000 ext. 3383, 3309, or check www.facebook.com/jwmarriottphuket for updates.