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Experience The Maldives At The Right Resort

September 25, 2019

With a destination as beautiful as the Maldives, picking the right resort can be overwhelming. As Crown & Champa Resorts, one of our differentiating factors is our diverse hotel portfolio. From the ultra-luxurious to the budget-friendly, we have a resort for every budget and every purpose. Read on to glean more insights into our offerings and pick the right resort for you!

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is the island where time and freedom are reimagined. The 6-star resort has a stunning one-of-a-kind design that blends sophistication with sustainability at every turn. Featuring only 15 over-water residences, each with a 44sqm terrace pool, Kudadoo is ideal for travellers seeking utmost privacy, relaxation and the luxury of time and space. Kudadoo’s all-inclusive offering, Anything Anywhere Anytime, is one of the only ultra-luxury all-inclusive concepts in the world. It offers an unhindered enjoyment of luxury, where every desire under the moon is granted and expedited by your personal butler.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort

Hurawalhi Island Resort is a naturally chic adults’ escape that’s perfect in every way. Here, travellers can enjoy blissful days filled with an unsparing amount of extraordinaires, and embrace genuine connections unimpeded by outside demands. This 5-star resort features 90 beachside and over-water villas, each offering comfort, privacy and stunning views. A focal point in Hurawalhi is the dining scene, with abundant venues that take fine dining to soaring levels. A definite highlight is the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, 5.8 Undersea Restaurant.

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Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort that’s been voted the most romantic resort in the Maldives. A scenic 20-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, Veligandu features 91 over-water and beach villas in adults-only and family-friendly areas. Veligandu is the perfect island in a lot of ways: small and intimate with lush tropical nature, high-quality dining offerings, spectacular diving and thoughtful hospitality that keeps guests coming back. In this beautiful and tranquil island, you can relax as you connect with your loved one and with nature.

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Komandoo Island Resort & Spa

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is the only truly adults-only resort in the Maldives, welcoming guests who are 18 years and above. Small and intimate, Komandoo is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful, romantic escape. This 4.5-star resort offers 65 villas, diverse diving for all levels and exceptional personalised service. In Komandoo, couples can experience the true charm of the Maldives as they enjoy the special, authentic island experience.

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort where you can experience the true colours of the Maldives. A snorkeller’s paradise, Vilamendhoo is surrounded by a spectacular house reef with direct access from almost every point on the island. Vilamendhoo is a medium-sized island with well-utilised spaces, featuring 194 villas. For families with children, Vilamendhoo offers a wading pool, a playground area and a games room. Vilamendhoo is the perfect resort for adventurers, offering lots of recreational facilities, excursions and evening entertainment.

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Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is the quintessential Maldivian island. Large and spacious, the 4.5-star resort is just a 50-minute scenic speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Meeru features 284 villas across different categories, in family villages and adults-only areas. In Meeru, guests can enjoy the dream beach holiday experience, complemented with outstanding facilities such as the Meeru Museum, kid’s and teen’s club, and a 5* PADI certified diving centre. With proven excellence over forty years and counting, in Meeru, you can count on exceptional value and unforgettable holidays.

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Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, offers guests more than a beach holiday. This larger 4-star resort features 387 villas across different room categories, with something for everyone’s budget. In Kuredu, guests can be as active or as relaxed as they wish, as adults-only and family-friendly areas cater to both couples and families, respectively. Kuredu boasts of an excellent house reef, making it a diving and snorkelling hub. Kuredu’s vibrant dining scene with superb restaurants and numerous bars is a foodie’s dream.

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Innahura Maldives Resort

Newly opened Innahura Maldives Resort redefines the Maldives experience by offering a more affordable option. The 4-star resort offers 78 vibrant beach bungalows, an overwater bar, wholesome buffet restaurant, main bar, diving centre, spa, gym and much more, without the hefty price-tag. Perfect for all kinds of travellers, Innahura’s promise of the ‘easy life’ is delivered through all their offerings. Highly recommended for travellers seeking a cost-effective holiday in a laid-back environment with a touch of local Maldivian flavours.

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Champa Central Hotel

If you are looking to explore Male’ City for a few days, or a stopover before heading to the airport, Champa Central Hotel, located in the heart of the city is the perfect choice. With lavish, well-appointed rooms, great dining and a convenient location, Champa Central Hotel is the right place to stay while in Male’.

Whichever Crown & Champa Resorts you choose, you are guaranteed an exceptional experience in line with our mission to always exceed guest expectations.

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Perfect For Romance: Romantic Experiences In The Maldives

September 25, 2019

It is not hard to see why couples fall in love over and over again with the Maldives. Rightly considered as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, the Maldives is custom-made for romance. The various islands, with balmy weather, sprawling sandy beaches fringed by towering palm trees, offer up an idyllic setting for romance. Here, you can kick off your shoes and sink into the luxury of island life, where love is in the air, at sea and on the beach. Read on for experiences that are guaranteed to elevate your holiday whether you are on a romantic getaway, your honeymoon, or celebrating your anniversary.

Stay In A Water Villa


Overwater bungalows are the ultimate haven when visiting the Maldives. Set on stilts atop the Indian Ocean, these villas are often set apart from other villas, offering the seclusion and privacy necessary for a romantic break. Their ideal location guarantees that you have exceptional views of the lagoon all around. Nothing compares to drawing your curtains to the sight of the sun rising over the ocean, or settling in to watch the sunset with your loved one next to you. With many of our resorts offering water villas with a private Jacuzzi, the two of you can relax, sip on champagne and watch as the day turns to night, and the stars come out to play.

Enjoy A Private Beach Dinner


Steal away to a private area on the beach and dine on the shores, while taking in the stunning scenery laid out for you. Combining amazing al-fresco ambience with decadent food, private beach dinners make for an incredibly romantic evening. Toast to your love as you enjoy the splendour of nature and each other’s company. Beach dinners available in Hurawalhi Island Resort, Innahura Maldives Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa are the perfect way to celebrate a special day and make wonderful memories in paradise.

These two examples are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to romantic experiences in the Maldives. Each of our resorts has tailored its offerings to provide ample opportunities for romance. With the diverse range of resorts in our portfolio, we have something for everyone from ultra-luxurious Kudadoo Maldives Private Island to budget-friendly Innahura Maldives Resort and everything in between. Browse through the individual websites to find the perfect fit and start your romantic getaway.


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An Adventure For The Whole Family In The Maldives

August 2, 2019

While the Maldives was considered solely as a honeymoon spot for a long time, over the years, the destination has expanded to accommodate growing families. Now, on the expansive white beaches, families can camp for a few weeks, soaking up the sun and enjoying what the Maldives has to offer, which luckily goes beyond building sandcastles on the beach.

A useful tip while travelling with your family is to always look out for a deal. For larger families, travelling costs can be staggering when taking into account airfare, room rates, food, activities, clothing, etc. Innahura Maldives Resort comes to families’ aid by firstly, being a resort where anyone can have a quintessential Maldivian getaway without breaking the bank. With their special offer for stays between now and October, guests enjoy a 30% discount and children get to stay for free. Their adjacent beach bungalows are perfect for families or groups staying together, and their escapes programme has activities that the whole family will enjoy.

Ensuring that the kids’ interest and hobbies are satisfied during the vacation is a sure way of ensuring that they have an unforgettable holiday. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa takes care of that with the Football Escapes programme in December. Children aged between five and fifteen get to receive world-class football coaching from Rio Ferdinand, English football legend, and a team of UEFA licensed coaches over five days. Kuredu is perfect for family vacations as it also boasts of a well-equipped Kid’s and Teen’s Club, where children can engage in tailored activities and make friends.

Another great way to have a wonderful family vacation is by involving the children when planning the holiday. Sitting down and poring through the resort’s websites gives the kids an idea of what to expect when they arrive, and something to look forward to. Komas Kid’s Club at Meeru Island Resort & Spa is manned by highly skilled professionals who strive to make your children’s time on the island memorable. With well-thought-out programmes detailing activities that are often fun and educational, such as coconut painting, the kid’s club is an integral part of your vacation. Have a look at the special offer available for Winter 2019/2020 and book early.

Our other family-friendly resorts under Crown & Champa Resorts include Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Hurawalhi Island Resort (15 years and above), and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi (15 years and above). Visit our resorts page to learn more about the individual resorts.


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The First Speakeasy Bar Opens In Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

July 14, 2019

The last week saw the launch of the first Speakeasy Bar in the Maldives in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa in partnership with Bulleit Bourbon. Nestled in the lush foliage in a secret location, the Bulleit Bar provides the ultimate private bar experience. Kuredu guests can hire out the space and host exclusive parties and gatherings, all serviced by a host or bartender. Included in the price are a variety of whisky cocktails, flavoured water and popcorn. There is no better way to celebrate a special moment in paradise, than by relaxing with your friends and family, sipping on delicious drinks and enjoying the beautiful, tropical nature all around you.

Kuredu’s lively dining scene is unparalleled. The bar scene, in particular, offers a variety of options, with the Bulleit Bar being the latest addition. Each of the now ten outlets has a unique concept and a signature drink menu. Whether you indulge in elaborate cocktails or prefer to sip on a large glass of beer, there is something for you in Kuredu.

There is no room for boredom in Kuredu. The upcoming December holidays are a great time to sample Kuredu’s dining scene and to also have a lively, vibrant holiday that you will remember for days ahead. Join in their 31st Birthday Celebrations that guarantee a fantastic time. Read more here and take advantage of their special offers.


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Bucket List Adventures In The Maldives

June 28, 2019

The beauty and charm of the Maldives are undeniable. Warm temperatures, expansive stretches of pristine beach and turquoise waters have appealed to travellers seeking some respite from the biting winter cold. While there is much to do on land, from sipping delicious cocktails to receiving a world-class massage in a scenic spa, there is much more to do at sea. The tropical climate and the abundance of magnificent reefs brimming with marine life, make the Maldives a swimmer’s paradise. Below are a few thrilling bucket list experiences to try.

Spend A Day At Sea In Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is world-renowned for having one of the finest house reefs in the Maldives. A diver’s dream, Vilamendhoo’s house reef is just a short swim away from the beach, allowing swimmers to experience the magical underwater world. Vilamendhoo has a 5 Star PADI Certified Dive Centre, operated by Euro-Divers, that offers not only courses but also excursions. One such excursion is the Ocean Discovery, a full day trip that takes you to the most popular reefs, giving you the chance to hopefully spot and swim with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Sea Turtles and so much more. Swimming with Whale Sharks, the gentle giants of the sea, is an unforgettable experience that we highly recommend.

Visit The ‘Turtle Airport’ In Kuredu

Ten minutes away from Kuredu Island Resort & Spa are the Kuredu Caves. This popular dive spot is also fondly referred to as ‘Turtle Airport’ as it is home to an astounding number of sea turtles. Adventurers at heart, Sea Turtles often travel for thousands of miles, crossing oceans to feed before returning home. Kuredu Caves has a series of overhangs that drop down to twenty metres. Here, you are likely to see stingrays, porcupine fish, lionfish, moray eels and much more. Kuredu’s Dive Centre is operated by Prodivers Maldives, a 5 Star PADI Dive Centre that caters to beginners and experienced divers alike.

Whether you are looking for a thrilling holiday, or a tranquil retreat, as Crown and Champa Resorts, we have something to meet your needs. View our resorts and find your next holiday destination.