Crown & Champa Resorts Travel Guide

When to Visit Maldives in 2020

January 16, 2020

If you’re
planning a trip to the Maldives in 2020 and want to know when to visit, we’ve
got good news…Maldives is a year-round holiday destination! With air
temperatures sitting at around 30°C, bath-like sea
temperatures of about 28°C, the equatorial sun shining almost every day and
just enough rain to keep the palm trees green and vegetation lush, this is the
idyllic tropical destination.

Two main monsoons govern the weather patterns of the Maldives and split the year into the low and high seasons.  The North-east Monsoon brings the high season with it and runs from November to April. At this time of year, the weather is usually great with long hours of sunshine, flat, mirror-like seas and great underwater visibility. This is the busiest time but, unlike other destinations, the beaches aren’t crowded and you’ll always be able to find peace and solitude.

The South-west Monsoon is from May to October, the Maldives’ low season, and you can experience less settled weather with a higher scattering of clouds, some rain but still a lot of sunshine. The underwater visibility can be reduced by higher levels of plankton and, for marine life enthusiasts, this is a cause for great celebration as the plankton-rich waters bring the gentle giants of the ocean – whale sharks and manta rays as well as an even greater abundance of fish. Lower prices make this a great value time to enjoy this dream destination.

As you look forward to your holiday, don’t worry about checking the weather – due to the vast area over which the Maldives is spread, and micro-climates varying even from one island to the next weather forecasts are unreliable; instead, visit the resort’s website and start planning the adventures you will have. There is a holiday of a lifetime awaiting you at Crown and Champa Resorts, all year round.

Crown & Champa Resorts Travel Guide

Top Maldives Resorts To Visit In 2020

January 16, 2020

If you’ve decided upon the Maldives as your holiday destination for 2020 you are guaranteed the wow-factor – these beautiful tropical islands strung across the equator in the Indian Ocean are every bit the paradise you imagined. They all have the trademark sugar-soft white sand beaches, aquamarine lagoons and barefoot casual luxury so how can you pinpoint the one that’s right for your dream trip? Our collection of top Maldives resorts to visit in 2020 is a good place to start.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is a sustainable, ultra-luxury retreat with the Anything.Anytime.Anywhere all-inclusive concept offering ‘everything under the moon’. Unlimited dining, unlimited spa treatments, unlimited water sports and scuba diving are all included in the package. Your personal butler will curate moments of magnificence at every turn – from days of effortless adventure to evenings of fine dining under the sea; from experiencing the healing qualities of Lonu Cave – the Maldives’ first Himalayan Salt Chamber, to joining the sommelier in the owner’s wine cellar. This award-winning luxury escape is 100% solar-powered, stunningly designed and guaranteed to take your breath away.

Hurawalhi Island Resort

Home to the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, Hurawalhi Island Resort is a 5-star naturally chic adult’s escape that prides itself in treading lightly on the environment. The house reef surrounding the island is spectacular and teeming with life – you can join the resident marine biologists for snorkelling and learn more about the fragile eco-system. From the first meal at Hurawalhi, you will embark upon an exquisite culinary journey where the collection of choices and attention to detail, not to mention the otherworldly views are sure to sate your appetite.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa 

Voted the most romantic resort in the Maldives, 4.5-star Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a definite favourite among couples. The quality of food and beverage offerings at the resort is matched with the high standard of service delivered by the long-serving and dedicated team. With the picturesque sandbank to enjoy, excellent house reef for diving and snorkelling and close proximity to world-famous Hammerhead Shark Point, ‘Big Blue’, memories are just waiting to be made.

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa 

A true adults-only escape, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star boutique resort that is tailor-made for romance. On land, all is peaceful and serene with lush tropical paths meandering along the island, but venture along the house reef and you’ll find a very different story – it’s absolutely buzzing with life – huge shoals of fish darting around, turtles gliding by and moray eels watching from within the coral blocks. Experience the thrill of diving with an underwater scooter at Felivaru Kandu where the big fish like to hang out or opt for a more relaxed pastime with a treatment at the award-winning Duniye Spa.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa 

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is often cited as having one of the best beaches and lagoons in the Maldives and is a popular choice with both families and couples. As one of the larger Maldives resort islands, it offers a wide variety of activities – you can enjoy a bicycle ride around the island or even a game of golf on the pitch and putt course. If you’d like to find out more about local Maldivian culture you can visit Meeru’s museum, if relaxation is your top priority a visit to the spa will nourish the mind, body and soul. Romance is always on the menu in the Maldives and Meeru is a popular choice for couples wanting to renew their wedding vows, it’s the perfect location for the whole family to celebrate with you as it has not only a kid’s club but a teens club too!

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa 

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort and home to one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, made perfect for snorkellers by way of the easy access from many different points. The island occupies an enviable location close to popular whale shark and manta ray hotspots so if you’re a scuba diver or snorkeller, you will be guaranteed an amazing experience. Vilamendhoo has dedicated adult’s only and family areas with activities to suit all tastes. Kids will love the wading pool and playground while adults can indulge in the spa treatments at award-winning Duniye Spa and sunset cocktails on the luxury deck.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Variety and choice are key features at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa; this large 4-star resort offers room categories and all-inclusive packages to suit all requirements with a vibrant dining and bar scene to match. Home to not only one of the largest dive centres in the Maldives, but also to the largest community of green sea turtles in the Maldives – meet them while snorkelling or diving and learn more from the resident marine biologist. At Kuredu you can be as active or laid-back as you wish, play golf at the 6-hole course, practise your swing at the Maldives’ longest driving range, go to the gym, enjoy water sports or take a yoga class. The kid’s club has an incredible selection of activities and offers babysitting too – Kuredu is a place for happy kids and happy parents too while the adult’s only area is a peaceful haven for couples.

Innahura Maldives Resort 

At Innahura Maldives Resort, life is easy. The atmosphere is unpretentious and laid back and the island offers all the essential components of a Maldives holiday at a more affordable price. Whether you’re travelling alone, with your partner, family or group of friends you will love the uncomplicated concept of Innahura. With unexplored dive and snorkel sites and one of the biggest coral reefs in the Maldives on the doorstep, adventure is never far away. Buffet dining, spa, gym, water sports and fishing complete the picture of an incredible holiday.

Champa Central Hotel The perfect base for travellers wanting to explore Malé city, capital of the Maldives, professionals on a business trip or tourists needing a stopover between connecting flights, Champa Central Hotel is a newly renovated 4-star hotel conveniently located in the centre of the city. Enjoy the best breakfast in Malé before exploring the famous fish market, visit the striking Grand Friday Mosque or buy souvenirs at the many shops. The lavish, well-appointed rooms, large roof-top restaurant, excellent conference facilities and direct airport transfers make this the best place to stay in Malé.

No matter which of the above Maldives resorts you choose, your 2020 holiday will be incredible and we’re sure you will fall in love with this amazing location.

Experiences

Add Maldives to your 2020 travel bucket list

December 18, 2019
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With so many amazing places in the world to visit, picking your next destination can be overwhelming. If you want to experience the unforgettable, add the Maldives to your 2020 travel bucket list. Many of the activities synonymous with a holiday in the Maldives are bucket list items in their own right, allowing you to realise a handful of dreams! Dining Underwater Experience the spectacular at Hurawalhi Island Resort’s 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the largest all-glass underwater restaurant in the world. Situated 5.8 meters below the surface, it is a design masterpiece where you can enjoy the gastronomic extravaganza of the multi-course tasting menu while, at the same time, viewing the incredible Maldives’ marine life. Swimming with Whale Sharks Experience the thrill of coming face to face with the largest fish in the ocean – the whale shark. These gentle giants reach an average length of 10 meters and, being filter feeders living on plankton, they are absolutely harmless. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is an excellent location if you want to tick whale sharks off your bucket list – the resort offers regular trips in search of these iconic Maldives creatures. Luxury Sailing For picture-perfect views as far as the eye can see, stay at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and hop on a luxury sailing boat for a day of tropical exploration. Admire the impossibly blue lagoons, sugar-white sandy beaches and perhaps even play host to a pod of dolphins as they swim in the bow wave. Romantic Dining Experiences For a romantic dining experience to beat all others, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Komandoo Island Resort & Spa are where you should stay. Prepare to be enchanted by the blanket of stars overhead and the feeling of sand beneath your toes as you indulge in an intimate beach dinner.  Romantic dining experiences can also be arranged at all other resorts. Add the Maldives to your 2020 travel bucket list and make it an epic year to remember!
Message From The CEO News

Festive Season Greetings From Crown & Champa Resorts

December 13, 2019
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Dear Guests,

As 2019 draws to a close, we can’t help but reflect on what a year it has been. The last twelve months have seen Crown & Champa Resorts soar to even greater heights. In 2019, we bolstered our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality, strengthening our position in the industry. We expanded our resort portfolio, garnered regional and international recognition from industry and media professionals and welcomed thousands of you to our properties.

Our successes and the lessons we have learned would not have been possible without you. We remain grateful for your patronage and continued support. We are thankful too, for our industrious team and our loyal partners, together with whom, we work towards making our shared vision a reality.

Much has been predicted for the travel industry in 2020. From automation to artificial intelligence, the year is expected to bring further advancements and developments to travel. While we work on bettering our service offering, in 2020 you can still count on Crown & Champa Resorts to help you discover the best that the Maldives has to offer. Rooted in our local heritage, we will continue to provide a diversified offering at great value.

As we look forward to welcoming you to our properties in 2020, we wish you a merry festive season and a prosperous New Year.

With gratitude,

Martin Vossen,

Chief Executive Officer

Crown & Champa Resorts News

An Exciting Festive Season Ahead In The Maldives With Crown & Champa Resorts

November 12, 2019
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The merriest time of the year is almost here, and we are more excited than ever. Across all Crown & Champa Resorts, December promises to be a wonderful time. The teams have curated amazing activities to ensure that everyone has a fantastic time. From family challenges to adult-only parties, there is something for everyone at our resorts.

You can have it your way at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi.

“No matter which holidays you observe, Kudadoo is a private island where your private butler can help you curate your ideal itinerary. From big game fishing and parasailing to picnics on a desolate sandbank and dining amidst the island’s lush vegetation, your days on this tropical piece of paradise can be completely suited to your preferences.” Read the full story here.

At Hurawalhi Island Resort, you can expect mouth-watering gala dinners, destination dining under the sea or starry skies with renowned wine estates, private island escapes, refined entertainment and much more. See what else is on their line-up here.

In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, prepare for delightful activities, entertainment and festive highlights such as the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve gala dinners. Their chefs have carefully crafted themes, along with exquisite cuisine to match the jolly spirit of the festive season. Have a look at the full programme here.

At adults-only Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, guests can expect Champagne breakfast, a special fishing excursion, a romantic sunrise breakfast on the beach, an underwater treasure hunt, live music and elaborately themed buffets. Through the event-filled days, Komandoo promises to retain it’s tranquil, adults-only charm. Read more here.

In Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, you can discover magical celebrations filled with classic holiday delicacies, gracious service and an abundance of festive cheer. The exciting festive season programme includes a variety of family-friendly experiences that the whole family is sure to love. Browse through here.

The festive season in Meeru Island Resort & Spa guarantees lots of fun for the whole family. From water polo to themed buffet dinners, everyone will enjoy themselves in Meeru. The team invites you to embrace the magic of the island and the season, as you create enduring memories for you and your family. Read more here.

The ever-happening Kuredu Island Resort & Spa will be just as lively this festive season. The programme includes live music by The Flying Dance Kings and local musicians, beach barbecues, gala dinners, performances by synchronised swimmers, Limmat-Nixen, the traditional Gladiators charity show and a superhero-themed New Year’s Eve party. See more of what’s in store here.

Follow us on social media for real-time updates from our resorts, as we wrap up the year in style.