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As part of their commitment to preserving Earth and sustain the environment, Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has launched its newly installed solar power system, which will collect clean, renewable energy for the resort.

The power system is equipped to produce an estimated 478,080 kwh of clean energy for the resort annually, and significantly reduce the island resort’s carbon emissions, saving up to 150,000 liters of diesel fuel annually. The announcement was made on the occasion of Earth Day (22 April 2021).

Raffaele Solferino, General Manager of Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives said, “Tapping on solar energy as an alternative to traditional sources underscores our commitment to our environment. For the future of travel & tourism, our move towards more responsible operations is good business. The best and most beautiful asset of Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives is Mother Nature, so it is only in our interest to take care of it”

Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives has received its first Green Globe certification, in 2020, acknowledging its sustainable management and operations. A comprehensive Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) is in place at Grand Park Kodhipparu as it continually looks for ways to be more sustainable in their operations. The SMP is overseen by a dedicated Green Team comprised of senior management and staff members representing different departments. Some of the green initiatives taken by Grand Park Kodhipparu, includes;

Elimination of Single Use Plastic

In line with the Maldivian government’s policy to reduce the use of plastics in the region, plastic straws have been replaced with biodegradable paper and reusable stainless steel straws diverting 7,000-8,000 pieces of plastic per month from resort waste volume. In addition, last year an on-site bottling plant was installed that provides fresh drinking water treated at the property’s desalination plant in glass bottles reducing waste by more than 10,000 PET water bottles per month. Further actions include the distribution of liquid bathroom amenities through the use of large dispensers rather than single mini-bottles and the introduction of paper laundry bags.
Raising Environmental Awareness
Environmental initiatives are at the forefront of efforts aimed at protecting the pristine natural waters and surroundings at this island resort. An in-house resident marine biologist educates guests on actions they can take to protect the reefs and sea life whilst enjoying snorkelling and other water sports. The property also invites visitors to participate in international environmental awareness celebrations such as Earth Hour, Earth Day, World Environment and World Oceans Day along with regular activities such as tree-planting and reef cleaning days. It is estimated over 100 kg of litter was removed through reef-cleaning activities in 2019. A Protect the Maldives flyer is provided in a Welcome Pack for all guests upon arrival to encourage responsible behaviour. In addition, a Wooden Starfish placed on beds in guest rooms highlight linen reuse options and environmental conservation information is displayed on IPTV monitors.

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives is a luxurious one-island-one-resort destination featuring a collection of 120 idyllic beach-front pool villas, breathtaking overwater villas and spacious two-bedroom villas. It is Park Hotel Group’s first luxury resort, designed by award-winning hospitality firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates. This one-island-one-resort destination invites you into an oasis of tranquillity with its collection of beach and water villas, dining venues and recreational spaces. Embark on a 360° barefoot island adventure and immerse in the tranquillity that nature has to offer. Soak up the sun by the infinity pool, delight in delectable cuisine at any of our 3 restaurants & bars or simply take in the splendour of the vast azure sea, home to a variety of colourful and exotic marine life. The resort is also family-friendly with a wide array of children’s facilities including a kids club and kids activities.

Grand Park Kodhipparu is located on the island of Kodhipparu in North Male Atoll famous for its dive sites and abundant marine life. The resort is also just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the airport allowing you to save time on seaplane transfers so that you get to paradise in double-quick time.

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