Songkran at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is also about giving back to nature, on April 13th, 2015 was an extra special day, with the Songkran celebrations coinciding with the 6th Mai Khao Turtle Release of 65 green turtles and the welcoming of “Tommy” the Turtle – who was born in March 2013 without any eyes to the new Marine Turtle Shelter & Education Center opening in July 2015. The annual turtle release was held on beautiful Mai Khao Beach in front of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, in close cooperation with Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners. This year as always, everyone was invited to participate in this inspirational event that sees the sea turtles released into the turquoise waters of Mai Khao Beach. Every THB3,500 donated pays for the rehabilitation and release of one turtle.
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