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We are pleased to announce the launch of www.experienceparkhyattmaldives.com
Our new independent website features a variety of water-based and family activities, including island hopping in Maldives, diving and snorkeling at our 360° pristine house reef, an engaging kids' program set in nature’s playground as well as adventure tours across the Equator. Cruise into the sunset, spot dolphins, go for a night snorkelling in Maldives, learn to cook Maldivian cuisine, indulge in the spa or be a castaway for a day - all in the barefoot luxury of our secluded private island, where an authentic Maldivian experience awaits.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa family. Please check out new website and discover the unique experiences at the best luxury hotel in Maldives.
The untouched natural beauty of the remote Huvadhoo Atoll is a natures’ playground for kids, where engagement with the tropical environment and an all-natural 360 degree pristine house reef will have their imaginations run wild.
There are many things to do in Maldives as a family and kids are sure to enjoy the program of activities scheduled seven days a week in the afternoons. Kids can indulge in activities that are interactive, educational and fun such as Coconut Tree Climbing, Kids Reef Talk, Junior Chefs, family-friendly snorkeling adventures and many more.
With the introduction of all new family package and the weekly complimentary kids activities, there has never been a better time to visit the Maldives for a family holiday.
Make your family getaway truly special with a holiday at Park Hyatt Maldives. Starting at US$ 1875 ++ per night, book your holiday and enjoy all that the hotel has to offer plus even more special benefits including complimentary daily breakfast for two adults, daily complimentary breakfast for two children up to 12 years old or a 50% discount on breakfast for children 12 to 16 years of age, one complimentary extra bed per booking and a 50% discount on a second room for the children.
Booking for the all new Family Package is available now until 31 December 2021. Learn more about our kids activities here.
Park Hyatt has appointed renowned hospitality professional Nikolaus A. Priesnitz as General Manager of Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, one of the best luxury hotels in Maldives.
A German national with extensive experience across the globe, Mr. Priesnitz joined the resort on January 04, 2021 and will oversee the reopening of Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa which is scheduled for February 01, 2021 onwards.
Mr. Priesnitz brings more than 30 years of hospitality experience to Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, in a career holding positions in prestigious hotels and resorts in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, the USA, Guam, Thailand and Indonesia. Mr. Priesnitz started his hospitality journey as a culinary apprentice in 1989, worked his way up through food and beverage roles over the next two decades. He then ventured into human resources, operations, revenue and compliance roles before his inaugural General Manager role at Hilton Guam Resort & Spa in 2009. He moved in the same position to Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach in 2012.
In 2014, Mr. Priesnitz became Cluster General Manager of Anantara in Bangkok, then Area General Manager for Central and Northern Thailand in 2017. Since 2019, Nikolaus has been General Manager and Director of Asset Management at Ayana Hotels & Resorts in Indonesia.
Mr. Priesnitz holds a degree in Hospitality Management from Hotelfachschule Garmisch-Partenkirchen, an MBA in Hospitality Management from Cornell University and a raft of additional qualifications from Cornell, Hilton and Harvard universities. Acknowledged for being honest, reliable and imaginative, outside of the resort, Mr. Priesnitz is a family man and enjoys golfing with his wife and friends, spending time with his three sons, enjoys exploring the underwater world, discovering new cultures, dining on home-cooked meals and experiencing new cuisines.
Now in The Maldives, Mr. Priesnitz has taken the lead at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa with its team of local talent and hotel Ambassadors. “My main goal is to influence every member of the team positively and to support their personal and professional development,” said Mr. Priesnitz. “I plan to create a culture that operates sustainably and with the least possible impact on the environment, and to build relationships with local communities in the spirit of Park Hyatt.”
When speaking of the resort’s imminent re-opening, Mr. Priesnitz said that "All of the staff and myself look forward to introducing our guests to the wonderful culture of the Maldives. Here, we strive to limit our footprint on this wonderful world, and endeavor to share that sentiment to our guests. In Maldives, we live by the values of Park Hyatt where a true sense of ‘Family’ is in our DNA, rooted in family legacy, sharing knowledge, culture and care. We are waiting to welcome our guests into the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa family."
I) MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR TOURISTS TO ENTER MALDIVES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
All tourists must have a confirmed booking at a registered tourist facility.
All tourists are required to hold a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for COVID-19 prior to entry in Maldives.
The following requirements pertain to pre arrival PCR testing: -
A. The sample for the PCR test must be taken not more than 72 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en-route to Maldives.
B. Children below one-year-old are exempt from the requirement of a COVID-19 test.
C. If the passenger makes a transit during the journey, the initial PCR test will be valid if the transit does not exceed 24 hours.
D. If a passenger makes a transit exceeding 24 hours, the passenger must take a repeat PCR test within 72 hours prior to embarkation at the port of transit.
E. The document containing the PCR test result should state:
i. Name of the passenger (name as in passport)
ii. Passport number/National identification number
iii. Name and address of the testing laboratory
iv. Type of test stated as a PCR test
v. Date and time of sampling
F. The PCR test result should be submitted through the IMUGA (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) portal within 24 hours prior to departure to Maldives. In addition, the lab result should be presented in paper or electronic format during the airline check in.
II) MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL WITHIN MALDIVES FOR TOURISTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Tourists must observe the existing HPA measures on restrictions on inter island travel. MoT should continuously update and inform the tourist establishments and travel agents regarding these travel restrictions.
III) REQUIREMENT FOR TOURISTS TO INFORM THE RESORT IF HE/SHE TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 UPON RETURN FROM MALDIVES
For the purpose of COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is important that the returning tourists inform the tourist establishment if they test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of departure from Maldives. Tourist establishments should inform tourists regarding this reporting requirement.
IV) ENTRY IN TO MALDIVES AND PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS AT AIRPORT:
A. Prior to travel to Maldives
All travellers travelling to and from Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours prior to their travel. This health declaration must be filled and submitted electronically via the online portal of Maldives Immigration, http://imuga.immigration.gov.mv
Persons who have a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days and/or persons who have fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, shortness of breath within the past 14 days should not travel to Maldives.
B. Airline (during the flight)
As per border health and aviation procedure, if a passenger has fever, cough or shortness of breath on board the flight, it must be informed to HPA.
C. At the airport arrival terminal
All arriving passengers must wear masks.
Physical distancing should be ensured.
Hand sanitization should be done at entry to the arrival terminal.
All arriving passengers must undergo thermal screening at the arrival terminal.
All tourists are recommended to install the contact tracing app “TraceEkee”.
Source: Visit Maldvies Covid-19 Updates and Maldives Ministry of Health
From its inception, environmental and socially sustainable initiatives have been an integral part of our operational culture. Being in a pristine environment, the team at the resort constantly strives in cultivating the value of eco-consciousness and improving its day-to-day sustainability practices. We continue to strive that with these actions, we help to conserve our house reef.
· The island went through an extensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), reducing possible negative impacts
· The first structures built were two jetties to get building materials on the island without having to dig channels into the reef
· This helped preserve the reef, therefore sustaining the rich marine life – one of the highlights for guests when they visit the resort
· Hadahaa’s reef is home to resident turtles, black tip reef sharks, barracudas, spotted eagle rays and many species of fish including the Maldivian anemone fish, parrot fish, lion fish, powder blue surgeon fish, black saddle grouper, giant calms and much more
· Many species of sharks swim in Hadahaa’s waters, which is very important as having top predators in the house reef ensures that our ecosystem stays on balance
· Hadahaa’s house reef is continuously watched to prevent fishing activities and has proven to be a refuge for many highly commercial species such as groupers, tunas, jacks, octopi, lobsters and even sea cucumbers
· Hadahaa island is surrounded by a 360° reef, therefore naturally protecting our beach from erosion
· The beach is all natural and we do not pump sand from the seabed
· Motorized water sports are also not permitted on the island, to protect and sustain the pristine waters, corals and marine life
· Blue Journeys, the resort’s Dive and Activity Center, organizes complimentary weekly Go Deeper talks for guests, sharing different topics about the house reef, formation of the atolls and islands, and more
· Prior to any snorkeling or diving activity, guests are briefed by Blue Journeys on the do’s and don’ts when in the water as well as the proper way to swim so that corals are not damaged by fins
· Guests are also advised not to touch or collect any coral and marine life. Feeding of fish on the house reef is also not permitted in order to maintain the natural behavior of the fishes
· Bi-weekly house reef cleanup and removal of threating species for the coral reef, such as the corallivorous Crown of Thorns sea star and the Drupella sea snail
· Whenever possible, it is shared with guests that common sun blocks normally contain Oxybenzone or Octinoxate, toxic chemicals that bleach corals and reduce their growth. Alternatives to harmful sun blocks are UV protection clothes such as rash guards or sunscreens that have physical UV filters, like Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide
· Coral reef monitoring following the Australian program, Coral Watch, is done on a monthly basis
“We acknowledge our presence in this atoll impacts the fragile ecosystem and endeavour to minimise our footprint through a commitment to protect both the environment and local communities via education through environmentally conscious actions and positive knowledge sharing.”
ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY POLICY
From its inception, environmental and socially sustainable initiatives have been an integral part of Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa’s operational culture. This vastly unexplored area is home to stunning coral reefs, indigenous fish species, and remote islands where the traditional Maldivian way of life centred on the sea and its resources. The resort is a 50 villa accommodation located in North Huvadhoo, Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The resort includes two swimming pools, 24 plunge pools, gym facilities, spa, dive and activity centre, two restaurants and a bar. We acknowledge that a 50 villa island resort with its accompanying infrastructure in the midst of an extremely isolated and pristine tropical atoll poses a risk to the surrounding area and its people. This has empowered us to dedicate our resources to protect this unique and fragile environment. Being environmentally conscious is critical not only in this atoll but also in the Maldives as a whole, since rising water levels would have potentially devastating effects on this country first and foremost.
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has collaborated with EarthCheck to monitor our performance in accordance with a stringent internationally recognised approach. We strive to surpass Best Practice benchmarking levels and continually improve upon the existing environmental and social sustainability performance within the confines and parameters of a remote location such as ours. As the first resort in the Maldives to commit to the EarthCheck principles throughout the design, construction and operational stages our commitment has been unwavering. It was this commitment that allowed us to achieve the prestigious EarthCheck “Building Planning and Design standard” certified status in August 2008. We continued improving our sustainability efforts throughout the years and was then awarded the Silver certification followed by the Gold certification by EarthCheck.
In 2017, we were audited by Green Globe and was also certified Gold for our practices. To ensure we monitor our efforts and strive for improvement, we have appointed our Resident Marine Biologist as the Green Globe Coordinator, who is responsible for identifying environmental risks, recording and monitoring our performance through benchmarking, whilst driving the environmental and social initiatives undertaken by the resort.
The unspoilt and remote location of the resort necessitates a symbiotic relationship with the local islands and their communities. Special consideration is given to employing and empowering local residents and wherever possible, sourcing local and fair trade products and services. With this in mind, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has formed a committee of elected ‘Hyatt Thrive Ambassadors’ to represent the different communities. Through better connectivity, shared knowledge, development of business skills, and encouragement and participation from both sides, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa leads mutually beneficial programmes that inspires sustainable development projects, allows the resort to gather supplies and recruits from nearby islands, and ensures the local communities develop and prosper. Hyatt Thrive utilizes the knowledge and abilities of employees as well as the wider communities, in order to give everyone a means, as well as the education, to act on their concerns.
In addition to this, we ensure that the resort and the management comply with the national legislation, laws and regulations, and that we do not infringe on local customs and cultural practices. We strive to benefit the local community through shared knowledge and joint endeavours.
We are honoured to be recognized and certified by Green Globe and EarthCheck, and are proud of our commitment to sustainable tourism. Therefore we encourage all our employees, guests and all our stakeholders to support our efforts to continue in caring for the environment and respecting our local communities through active engagement.
Learn more about our Sustainability Management Plan here.
We look forward to welcoming you to our picturesque island getaway for the year end festivities.
Celebrate the Christmas tradition in refined style at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, in the luxuriously idyllic setting of our private hideaway in the Indian Ocean. Relish in a magical Christmas Eve dinner with a degustation menu curated by our Executive Chef for your festive night. Infant aged 2 years and below are complimentary.
Ring in the New Year at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa with an international gastronomic journey featuring European classics, Asian delicacies, local favorites and other irresistible offerings.
Kindly note that the annual Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners are mandatory for stays during these festive seasons.
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All other alcoholic beverages served at 'A La Carte' prices.
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2021 Luxury Lifestyle Awards - The Best Luxury Hotels in Maldives
2021 - 2020 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award
2020 - 2018 World Travel Awards: Maldives’ Leading Resort
2019 World Luxury Spa Awards: The Vidhun Spa - Luxury Island Resort Spa
2019 - 2018 & 2015 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award
2019 - 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
2019 - 2017 Green Globe Gold Certification
2018 World of Hyatt Hotel of the Year, Asia Pacific
2016 The Global Travel Experience Award: Best Eco-conscious Hotels / Resorts
2016 - 2014 World Travel Awards: Maldives' Leading Green Resort
2016 Gold EarthCheck Certification
2016 Blue Journeys PADI Green Star Award
2015 World Travel Awards: Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort
2014 - 2012 Silver EarthCheck Certification
2014 International Considerate Hotel of the Year
2013 MATATO: Leading Dive Resort in the Maldives
2013 International Hotel Award: Best Sustainable Hotel in Asia Pacific
2012 Green Good Design Award
Since mid-2017, the multi-award winning resort, the latest being Maldives’ Leading Resort 2018 in the annual World Travel Awards, had committed a large proportion of resources to launch several upgrading projects to meet with the evolving preferences of travelers. With the introduction of the Deluxe Park Pool Villas at 265 sq m and 2-Bedroom Park Pool Villas at 300 sq m in October 2017, the resort is better furnished to provide extra comfortable spaces for families and couples to enjoy. Both villas include a 55 sq m pool with a spacious cabana, perfect for spending the evening outdoors, enhancing guests’ unique Maldivian stay experience.
This year, the resort continued the upgrading of facilities with additional features for the water villa category. The refreshed Park Sunset Ocean Pool Villa offers a private freshwater plunge pool with cabana that overlooks the vast Indian Ocean. Guests are now able to enjoy the best of both water features, while basking under the Maldivian sun.
With the resort’s perseverance in extending consistent authentic hospitality, embracing of guests’ feedback and endeavors in sustainability efforts, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is also delighted to share that during the annual World Travel Awards, the resort was accorded Maldives’ Leading Resort 2018.
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is a barefoot luxury resort, located in one of the largest and deepest natural atolls in the world, providing guests a secluded resort experience. Situated on a private island just 55km north of the equator, Hadahaa’s unique location, blesses its guests with a pure Maldivian experience. The resort is truly striking with its fluffy white beach and pristine waters housing a 360° house reef. The careful and seamless integration of environment, culture and modern design has earned the resort a certification for both design and construction by EarthCheck and a Gold Certification by Green Globe for its sustainability efforts.
Featuring a total of 50 villas, the minimalist-styled accommodations are nestled within the island’s tropical foliage or elevated above the water. All villas feature floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that lead out to a private deck, some fitted with a personal plunge pool, and are mere steps from the beach and crystal blue lagoon.
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