NewsMay 31, 2021

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives Welcomes Sarocha Pakeenuya as Sustainability Manager & Resident Marine Biologist

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has welcomed Sarocha Pakeenuya as Sustainability Manager & Resident Marine Biologist, effective May 2021.

Hailing from Thailand, Sarocha has been fascinated with marine creatures and life under the ocean  since a very young age. Passionate to learn more, she studied Marine Biology at the Chulalongkorn  University in Thailand and received her bachelor’s degree. After graduated, she was actively  volunteering and involved in a few research on marine life and coral propagation, such as a program  with Mobula Fisheries in the Bohol and Sulu Sea Project and Ecological Assessment Consultancy for  local government in the Philippines.  


Her journey in the hospitality sector started in 2017 in Koh Samui, Thailand, as she joined Four  Seasons Resort Koh Samui as their Resident Marine Biologist. She later developed an activity to  inspire participants to conserve the marine environment and initiated the Coral Restoration and  Conservation Project, collaborating with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, local  community, and local government. Passionate about sustainable management and development in  the hospitality sector, she joined Phuket Hotel Association as Project Manager and later with  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a mission focusing on a Low  Carbon Tourism Sector in ASEAN.  

“We are delighted to welcome Sarocha Pakeenuya as Sustainability Manager & Resident Marine  Biologist at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives. I am confident that she will bring our resort to the next  level in our commitment to a sustainable environment”, said Raffaele Solferino, General Manager of  Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives. The resort recently received recertification from Green Globe for  the second consecutive year and announced using a solar power system as part of the continuous  sustainability effort on the island. In addition, sustainability programs such as coral plantation, water  preservation, and recycling have been implemented on the island since their opening in 2017.  

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, is conveniently located a 20-minutes speedboat ride from Velana  International Airport in Male, Maldives. The resort is featuring 120 idyllic overwater villas, beach villas,  and a two-bedroom grand residence. Guests can enjoy culinary delight from 3 different restaurants, a  pampering experience at the award-winning overwater spa, and various marine and watersports  activities. The resort is also a perfect place for families fully equipped with games and amusement at  the Beach Club and Little Explore’s Kids Club.  

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