Park Hyatt Maldives organises local beach clean-up

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has organised a clean-up on a local island, in a bid to raise public awareness about environmental conservation.

Araigathaa is a beautiful little island about 25 minutes by speedboat from Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. The island is uninhabited and is often used for picnics by locals, tourists and safari boats.

On November 24, a team of 20 associates travelled to Araigathaa with officials from Parley Maldives. The team collected 170kg of ocean plastics and marine debris.

Plastic materials were separated on site before being transported by Parley Maldives to be recycled and redesigned into reusable products and materials.

“It was a great effort by the team making sure that these materials did not end up back in the ocean,” an announcement by the resort read.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has been a certified Parley AIR partner since December 2016.

The Parley AIR programme recognises the urgency in addressing the global threat of marine plastic pollution and is focused in taking action in three main steps: A – avoid plastic wherever possible; I – intercept plastic waste; and, R – Redesign plastic materials, products and methods.

Parley Maldives is the Maldives branch of Parley for the Oceans, a global collaboration network with a new approach to environmentalism. The mission of Parley is to end today’s major ocean threats through creativity, collaboration and eco-innovation.

Tucked away from the teeming resorts of the dense northern atolls on a private island in Gaafu Alif Atoll, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa offers easy access to more than 30 pristine dive sites to explore, all filled with rich marine life, including resident turtles and black-tip sharks. Diving enthusiasts will be spoilt at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa as the resort boasts pristine waters, owing to its ongoing conservation efforts, which include banning motorised water sports and coral reef monitoring.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa currently features 50 villas — 36 on land and 14 over the ocean. Whether nestled within the island’s tropical greenery or elevated above the water, the villas are steps away from an idyllic beachfront, giving guests direct access to this area or the house reef. All spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that lead to a private deck, with some villas inclusive of a private plunge pool.

The resort offers luxurious amenities, a host of recreational activities, and relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.

Since the five-star resort began welcoming guests in 2009, it has undergone several refurbishments to offer guests a rare escape to a barefoot luxury experience. Most recently, it has launched three new luxury villa categories, including the resort’s two-bedroom family villas and villas with deluxe private pools, as well as the Park Sunset Ocean Pool Villas.

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