Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has implemented a program called the Safe Hideaway Programme in step with their re-opening just a few days ago. A comprehensive action plan has been enacted which covers social distancing, health, hygiene, and enhanced sanitization across the entire guest journey. In addition to that, the resort also offers a free PCR test for 2 adults and one child per booking while at the resort (if required by the returning country).
They have been diligently working on creating a new set of thorough operating practices and guidelines to help mitigate the risks to their guests, as well as their team members. The guidelines and protocols were developed in accordance with guidance from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the Ministry of Tourism of the Maldives (MOT).
Among the rigorous changes is the introduction of assisted by staff buffets at the restaurants, QR Code enabled digital menus, social distancing of 1.5 metres between tables, as well as increased cleaning and disinfectant schedule for fitness equipment, increased spacing between the sun lounges which are sanitized between guest usage, better fogging strategies to keep the island mosquito-free, and increased frequency in sanitization of all public areas, and much more.
The resort’s team members have undergone special COVID-19 training and will always wear accredited face masks, temperature checks done daily for the team, and routine hand sanitization will be mandatory for all guests and team members.
As for guests, they will be provided with hand sanitizer upon arrival. They must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces where physical distancing is not possible.
Maintaining the guests’ and team’ safety, health, and well-being remain Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa’s primary goal. The resort’s health and safety measures are designed to just do that by addressing a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and covers everything from hand-washing hygiene, cleaning product specifications to guest rooms and common area cleaning. To do this, they partnered with renowned American cleaning products provider – Diversey – together doing their utmost best to keep the resort virus-free as humanely possible.
“For years, we have prided ourselves on delivering the highest levels of care and establishing Hideaway as a place where guests always feel welcome – a second home of sorts which is welcoming, inspiring, and above all, safe”, says the Resort Manager – Christophe Adam.
At the end of the day where better to social distance at an island which is 33 hectares and has some of the largest villas in the Maldives. It makes hiding away from the pandemic an artform, much more bearable, and not only that – but an enjoyable one at that in the interesting times that we live. The management is confident that guests can leave happy with their health rejuvenated after a stay at the resort.