In late summer this year, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is teaming up with with Parley For The Oceans to do its bit to safeguard the oceans. Following the principles of the Parley AIR Hospitality Program (Avoid, Intercept, Redesign), the resort will provide a Parley Kit, available at 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. These totes are made of an average of five intercepted plastic bottles and its purchase contributes to the removal of ten pounds of marine plastic waste via the Parley Global Clean Up Network.  

“With a mindful approach to travel, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island continues to inspire change,” said Stefano Ruzza, general manager of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. “Through creative collaborations with likeminded brands and the development of unique and educational experiences on and off property, we encourage our guests to become part of the solution as they reinforce a positive impact while traveling as well as in their daily life at home.” 

The resort’s also doing some interesting stuff with art, using it as a mode of creating awareness and catalyse change. The property’s commissioned John K. Melvin, an eco-artist, to construct an installation that ‘speaks to the human relationship with the environment’ specifically the issue of plastic pollution. 

The huge sculpture hangs from the ceiling and resembles a jellyfish, a species with a connection to climate change.  

Conrad is known for innovation, it debuted the world’s first underwater restaurant Ithaa and, years later, an underwater suite Muraka.