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Planning the Perfect Family Vacation In The Maldives

January 13, 2019

Planning a wonderful vacation for the entire family can seem daunting. However, armed with these useful tips, it’s possible, even easy to put together a holiday that the whole family will love.

Research

Every vacation starts with proper planning. To get the most out of your vacation, start by doing your research. Is your destination family friendly? Does it have sleeping facilities for kids? Which rooms do you need to book? Are the activities child-friendly? Doing research will help you avoid inconveniences miles away from home. Our family plan for children under 15 years provides discounted rates for rooms, meals and some transfers. On our family-friendly resorts, children can roam about and play on the pristine beach without fear of disturbing anyone. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa’s Private Pool Family Suite, Garden and Beach bungalows accommodate 2 adults and 1 child while Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa’s Garden Rooms and Beach Villas accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. The children can have their own day beds, as well as baby cots upon request.

Get the Kids Involved

A great way to get the kids excited about the vacation is to involve them in the process whenever possible. In the days leading up to the vacation, you can learn about your destination together. Visiting the website and browsing together can be useful. This will allow them to ask any questions they may have. It will also lessen their surprise or shock about the destination. Another great tip is to ask them to help you pack for the trip. This will help them get excited about the upcoming adventure.

Plan

Adventure doesn’t have to be spontaneous. Sometimes, a little planning can go a long way. Find out what activities are best for your kids to enjoy and carve out time for them. You may find the island picture perfect and dreamy, but the kids are likely to need more entertainment. Plan for their time to ensure each day brings a different adventure. The wading pool available at Kuredu and the Komas Kids Club at Meeru provide a lovely escape.  The Kids Club at Kuredu for children aged between 3 and 12 has an activity program that ensures a good time throughout. The outdoor play areas are the perfect places for the kids to let loose and make new friends. For ocean adventures, the introductory Scuba diving course at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa for children aged 10 years and above is a must try. There is no boredom in paradise.

Our final tip would be to relax and enjoy, you are in paradise after all. To book your next family vacation, visit the individual resort websites and take advantage of the special offers.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

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A Complete Guide To The Maldives

January 7, 2019
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Leave your shoes behind and explore this tropical paradise. Arguably one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, the Maldives is famed for its endless, un-spoilt beaches, crystal clear waters and beautiful weather. Every year, holidaymakers travel to this wonderful haven, seeking a little rest and restoration. If you are looking to escape to this idyllic destination, here are a few things to consider.

 

The Country

The Maldives is an Asian country located on the Indian Ocean. A tropical island, the weather is usually hot and sunny throughout the year, with skies nearly as blue as the water. Temperatures typically range from 23ºC-31ºC making it suitable for anyone looking for a little sun and sand. Though the best weather is experienced between November and April, it is one of the few countries you can visit all year round.

 

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The Resort

The ideal vacation starts by picking the perfect resort. From expansive, life of the party resorts to quieter, smaller, retreats, there is something for everyone here. Hurawalhi Island Resort’s luxury is unparalleled offering the perfect blend of comfort, serenity and adventure. The newest resort, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is purposefully created for privacy with the luxury of anything, anywhere, anytime. Not too far off is Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, an adult only resort that is custom made for romance. If you are travelling with family, Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort and Spa are family friendly resorts that make sure every member of the family is well taken care of. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a swimmer’s paradise with access to the finest House Reef in the Maldives. The traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru drums welcome you to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa where the charm of the Maldives is mixed with exceptional hospitality to create a unique holiday experience.

 

The Holiday

The Maldives is picture perfect from every angle. Whether you would like to witness the stunning views from the comfort of your porch or to enjoy the numerous excursions on offer at the resorts, is entirely up to you. Your vacation can be as fully packed or as relaxed as you want it to be. You can start the day off with a hearty breakfast at the buffet-style restaurants, grab your fins and explore the lagoon at midday and settle in for a nightcap at the bar. For a little extra pampering, a drop by the Duniye Spa will do you a lot of good. If you would like to learn more about the rich Maldivian history and culture, stop by the museum at Meeru Island Resort & Spa. Additionally, the frequently arranged island visits from each resort will give you an opportunity to interact with the locals.

 

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The Budget

 For a worry-free holiday experience, we recommend taking advantage of the special offers shared on the individual resort websites. Early bird offers enable you to book your holiday well in advance, so start the planning process and save some money! Further, opt for the All Inclusive Packages, as they come with a string of benefits while offering you the best value for money.

 

Now that you have the inside scoop, explore our resorts and book your dream vacation to paradise today.

Choose Crown & Champa Resorts.

Awards News

Crown & Champa Resorts wins Leading CSR Program at Maldives Travel Awards 2018

December 29, 2018
Maldives Travel Awards 2018

In an exclusive soiree on Thursday, December 27, 2018, Crown & Champa Resorts received the ‘Leading CSR Program’ for 2018 in the Maldives Travel Awards. The event, held at Paradise Island Resort, welcomed over 200 industry professionals to celebrate the winners across all 25 categories in the gala edition.

 

The award serves a formal testament of the continuous aim to increase the sustainability of operations through positive contributions to biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage preservation and community development. Within the extensive Sustainability Report is the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote local employment and fair trade, support local entrepreneurs, respect local communities, implement policies against commercial exploitation and practice responsible sourcing.

 

Read the full Sustainability Report »

 

5-Star luxury resort, Hurawalhi Island Resort has been bestowed the ‘Leading All-Inclusive Resort’ award, which highlights the resort’s generous and value-for-money plan that allows guests to luxuriate in a carefree getaway in the Maldives. Having been in operation for 2 years, Hurawalhi sets an exemplary path for sustainable luxury and elegance with a traditional Maldivian touch that is rooted in the core values of Crown & Champa Resorts.

 

View Hurawalhi’s complete All Inclusive Plus package »

 

Finally, the Maldives Travel Awards named Duniye Spa the ‘Leading Wellness and Spa Brand’ for 2018, adding to the spa’s stellar reputation as one of the best in the Maldives. Founded in 2002 by a group of international hotel owners, Duniye Spa is a leading spa management and consultancy company in the Maldives and Indian Ocean region. The spa offers a holistic approach to well-being using world-class facilities, natural products and the care provided by each professional therapist.

 

Visit the Duniye Spa website »

 

Crown & Champa Resorts offers guests 40 years of expertise in the hospitality industry. Each resort is individually crafted to reflect its surroundings and heritage, creating getaways filled with authentic beauty and allure, and catering for all types of guests and island experiences.

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Kudadoo Maldives: World’s Best New Luxury Hotel

December 23, 2018
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Newly opened Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi has been named the world’s best new luxury hotel for 2018 by the prestigious, members-only Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI). The independent luxury review site conducted an assessment of the year’s top hotels, published in a recent CNN Travel article, with the private island firmly in the lead.

 

The experts at LTI find that the blend of modern luxury, sustainability and excellence in architectural design make Kudadoo “a truly special and intimate private island resort.” In fact, the accolade reiterates the essential promise of affording precisely what the discerning traveller desires – the luxury of time, space and unhindered connections.

 

Having only been officially open since December 1, 2018, Kudadoo’s commitment to world-class eco-tourism shines through each aspect of the island that it is embedded in and developed together with the renowned architect, Yuji Yamazaki, from 100% solar-powered operations and sustainable building material to environmentally conscious activities, amenities and food.

 

Kudadoo features 13 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom residences located atop an aquamarine lagoon, each with a private infinity pool and a private butler. The all-encompassing AAA concept affords residents at Kudadoo an effortless adventure whenever they wish, the choice to indulge in unscripted culinary treats at any time and anywhere, as well as rest and reset with the help of the various well-being options as often as they like.

 

At Kudadoo, anything is available, at any time and anywhere.

 

LTI is an independent, members-only digital resource for global luxury travel intelligence that identifies the front runners of luxury travel based on a comprehensive algorithm covering 118 touch points with weighted scores. The top 15 new luxury hotels from the worldwide survey include:

 

  1. Kudadoo Private Island, Maldives
  2. Joali, Maldives
  3. Amanyangyun, Shanghai
  4. Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
  5. Zuri, Zanzibar
  6. Chable Maroma, Mexico
  7. Rosewood Luang Prabang, Laos
  8. Capella Ubud, Bali
  9. Royal Champagne, Champillon
  10. Como Uma Canggu, Bali
  11. Solaz, Los Cabos
  12. The Murray, Hong Kong
  13. Nobu Hotel, Marbella
  14. Six Senses, Fiji
  15. Hotel Gloria de Sant Jaume, Mallorca

 

Visit www.kudadoo.com and explore the hallmarks of luxurious living.

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7 Things Your Travel Bucket List Should Include in 2019

December 15, 2018
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In 2019, the perfect travel goals include a trip to a remote island, surrounded by pearly beaches, turquoise waters, abundant marine life and the air of nature’s very best. This is what makes the Maldives the ultimate destination for any holidaymaker, whether travelling solo, with friends, family or on a romantic getaway with your loved one.

 

Find out 7 things you can add to your travel bucket list in 2019 for an unforgettable experience of tropical paradise.

 

  1. Indulge in award-winning spa treatments

Give yourself the gift of pure bliss during your holiday in the Maldives. Allow the qualified and professional therapists at Duniye Spa to guide you into the ultimate state of calm and relaxation, from therapeutic massages and antioxidant-rich natural skin care to freshly prepared body exfoliation.

 

Discover our TOP 3 Duniye Spa experiences »

 

Meeru Sunset Trip on a Yacht

 

  1. Explore the yacht Life

Between Meeru Island Resort & Spa’s Sunset Trip on a Yacht and Luxury Sailing at Hurawalhi Island Resort, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, as well as Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, you can enjoy the scenic views of the Indian Ocean with a chance to see dolphins out at play.

 

Watch a preview of what to expect from Meeru’s yacht experience »

 

  1. Swim with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Sea Turtles

With over 700 varieties of fish that have been seen around the lovely coral reefs and atolls of the Maldives, Crown & Champa Resorts offers a plethora of ways to explore the fascinating marine life. Whether a beginner or advanced diver, each resort features qualified and professional diving experts to start your adventure, as well as excursion guides to show you around the top spots for manta rays and sea turtles while Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers the ideal location to spot whale sharks too.

 

Read more about Scuba Diving in the Maldives »

 

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  1. Try some destination dining

The Maldives is most popularly known and awarded as one of the most romantic destinations in the world and with a magical setting, your evenings turn into an unforgettable experience to highlight the holiday. Choose your desired location, be it on the beach, out at sea and even 5.8 meters undersea.

 

Explore our guide to Destination Dining in the Maldives »

 

  1. Take it easy

You may have heard of the “no shoes, no news” motto that enthuses the relaxed nature of the Maldivian islands, where tranquillity, serenity and the luxuries of nature are at bay. With Innahura Maldives Resort, the motto is “Here, Life is Easy”, encouraging you to take the time out and savour life’s small pleasures.

 

  1. Make a travel video

No travel bucket list is complete without a compilation of all your favourite holiday moments, especially from a destination as picturesque as the Maldives. Our resorts offer in-house photography studios to capture your perfect images in paradise, whether on a honeymoon, celebrating a unique wedding ceremony or simply having fun in the sun. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s Drone Package allows you to take your travel photography to a new level and create lasting, high-quality images and videos to share with your friends and family too.

 

 

  1. The private island experience

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi combines an environmentally conscious design, sheer comfort and the utmost privacy in precious moments of indulgence. With 15 over-water Ocean Residences, each with a 44sqm infinity plunge pool, and additional accommodation for guests’ personal staff, the experience allows you to just be.

 

Anything. Anytime. Anywhere.

Choose the best collection of resorts in the Maldives and add memorable travel experiences to your bucket list for 2019.

 

Visit www.crownandchamparesorts.com.