Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Activates New Eco-initiatives Paving the Way for a Greener Future
Starting late summer 2019, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will work with Parley For The Oceans to take an active role in becoming part of the solution to the challenges that face the world’s oceans.
Following the principles of the Parley AIR Hospitality Program (Avoid, Intercept, Redesign), the resort will help to drive change by offering its guests the opportunity to purchase an exclusive Parley kit available in each guest villa.
Each Parley Kit will contain a reusable stainless steel 0.7L Conrad x Parley co-branded water bottle and a Parley Ocean Plastic® Tote Bag. Each bag is made of an average of five intercepted plastic bottles and its purchase contributes to the removal of 10 pounds of marine plastic waste via the Parley Global Clean Up Network. This way, Conrad guests are encouraged to play an active role in reducing the use of harmful materials.
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A series of awards for Kudadoo Maldives Private Island
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, a part of the Crown & Champa Resorts collection, opened its doors in December 2018 and has been making waves since with its unique Anything. Anytime. Anywhere. concept and its extensive sustainability efforts – the island is powered by the sun in its entirety. Kudadoo has received a series of awards and recognitions for the new standards it has set in the Maldives and wider.
The most notable awards and recognitions include:
2019 Hospitality Design Award in the ‘sustainable resort’ category;
The world’s best new luxury hotel for 2018 by LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence;
Robb Report’s best island resort 2019;
Conde Nast UK and USA Hot Lists 2019;
Sulha Spa at Kudadoo – 2019 Best Luxury Wellness Spa in the Maldives award by World Luxury Spa Awards;
2019 Award of Excellence award by Wine Spectator Award received by 5.8 Undersea Restaurant at Hurawalhi, which services Kudadoo.
Find out more about Kudadoo at www.kudadoo.com.
5.8 Undersea Restaurant at Hurawalhi introduces vegan menus
Based on diners’ feedback and Executive Chef’s culinary inspiration, Hurawalhi Island Resort’s dining scene is ever evolving. From elevating Asian tastes in Kashibo restaurant, introducing gourmet junk food with J.F.K. – Junk Food Kitchen, Warren Moore has now brought the global trend of vegan fine dining to the resort’s iconic 5.8 Undersea Restaurant.
The introduction of a vegan 5-course lunch and 7-course dinner comes after the young culinary mastermind spent weeks in Europe, learning from top chefs and polishing up his idea of a luscious and visually appealing new range of vegan dishes. The business trip took Moore to Switzerland, where he had the pleasure of working alongside two renowned chefs: Stefan Heilemann at Ecco Zürich and Patrick Mauler at Park Hotel Vitznau, both taking pride in their 2 Michelin stars.
The new approach couples Asian fusion influence with fermentation. One of the dishes Moore highlights is smoked miso fermented aubergine dressed with potato and cauliflower mousse with hints of lemongrass, soiled in a turmeric, coriander and coconut broth with hints of mild Maldivian chili. ‘All dishes gain as much flavour as possible naturally to really bring out the essence of the healthy and natural vegan cuisine’.
5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, is located at the adults-only Hurawalhi Island Resort in Lhaviyani Atoll and also welcomes external visitors above the age of 15 to experience a multi-course extravaganza 5.8 metres below the sea.
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31st Birthday Celebrations and Festive Season at Kuredu
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is bound to impress its guests with a lively, entertainment-packed atmosphere throughout December with the resort’s 31st anniversary week and festive season celebrations.
Kuredu’s 31st birthday will be 8-day long programme of events, kicking off on 9th December with the Anniversary Cup finals, followed by a series of live music performances, repeaters cocktails, pool parties and Maldivian cultural shows, with the main party taking place 15th December – guests can look forward to a birthday ceremony, a fancy dress street market and an 80s/90s pool party to wrap up the day.
Shortly after the merriest time of the year will commence with Kuredu’s traditional festive season and entertainment and events: guests will get to enjoy gala dinners, pool parties with synchronised swimmers from Switzerland, repeaters cocktails and plenty of activities for families. The resort has invited The Flying Dancing Kings from Norway to provide the music – their repertoire consists of dance-friendly pop music from the past few decades, with a musical detour into soul, hip-hop and R’n’B. For the second year in a row, Rio Ferdinand will be spending Christmastime at Kuredu too as a part of the Football Escapes football camp for kids aged 5-15.
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New at Kanuhura – A Sun resort, Maldives
Kanuhura opened on 1 June 2019 a Marine Biology Center on the island, in association with Atoll Marine Conservation, a non-profit and non-governmental organization. This initiative directly results from a long term project to protect Kanuhura’s natural beauty and to share this consciousness with the guests.
Olivia, the Resident Marine Biologist, has a strong knowledge about the Maldives’ environment and ocean. Her expertise lies with turtles and coral reefs, both of which are an extremely important part of the underwater world. The organization focuses on sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation. The Marine Biologists treat the wounds that sometimes require antibiotic or fluid injections, and even surgery. After treatment, turtles are carefully released back into the wild.
She will provide guests with valuable information on the reuse of plastic items such as water bottles, impacting negatively the environment. Kanuhura is also a perfect natural island for turtle nesting. Olivia will regularly watch the beach movements and collect exact nesting dates, until she makes sure baby turtles make their way to the sea safely.
Clency Romeo, General Manager, takes this initiative at heart, and commented that ‘’Kanuhura is extremely proud to take a new step into such a fundamental environmental project.’’
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