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7 Things Your Travel Bucket List Should Include in 2019

December 15, 2018
Veligandu Drone Package

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 »

 

Underwater Restaurant Maldives

 

  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.

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2018 in Review: Top 5 Highlights for Crown & Champa Resorts

December 2, 2018
Crown & Champa Resorts Team
  1. Leading Hospitality Company in the Maldives

On February 22, 2018, Crown & Champa Resorts was among the TOP companies to be awarded the GOLD 100 plaque in an exclusive invite-only event at Bandos Island Resort & Spa. The Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 Awards celebrate exceptionally performing companies and leading businesses in the Maldives, and of the 10 000 companies, Crown & Champa Resorts has achieved this prestigious accolade for the second year in a row.

 

  1. Secrets to Success

As an award-winning resort and hotel group, we have also shared insights into our continued success. The Secrets to Success series featured prominent team member, who gave valuable insider tips in their respective fields, such as Sales & Marketing, Training & Development and Human Resource Management. Some of our resorts have also taken the initiative to highlight the work that team members do within the property.

 

Secrets to Success: Part II Sales & Marketing Maldives with Ahmed Shaheen

 

  1. Trade Shows

Throughout 2018, we participated in over 25 Travel Fairs and Trade Shows worldwide in 2018, including the leading travel events, ITB in Germany and Asia; WTM London; International Luxury Travel Market; JATA World Travel Fair; Arabian Travel Market; Travel Trade Maldives; and Thai International Travel Fair.

 

Each succeeded at expanding the Maldives travel and hospitality industry, as well as the Crown & Champa Resorts brand in the various markets, together with Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO); and Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporations (MMPRC).

 

  1. Sustainability

Crown & Champa Resorts’ awareness and commitment towards preserving the Maldives environment continued in 2018, to include initiatives to reduce plastic use in individual properties. We aim to operate in accordance with the best possible standards in a responsible manner that highlights the care we have for our guests, our teams, the island communities teams and our marine ecology. Read more in our Sustainability Report »

 

 

  1. New Resorts

The addition of two new resorts to the collection is the hallmark of 2018, the much-anticipated Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, which officially opened on December 1, 2018, and Innahura Maldives Resort, set to open early 2019. Both resorts offer an appealing sense of escape from the busy city life with Kudadoo as the first top-end 5-star, truly all-inclusive, resort in the Maldives and Innahura as a cost-effective option that includes an easy atmosphere, laidback environment and a touch of local Maldivian flavours.

 

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

 

Bonus Highlight

On March 1, 2018, the owners of Crown & Champa Resorts opened the first private, state-of-the-art tertiary institution in the country – Tree Top Hospital. The hospital features 210 inpatient beds, a wide range of specialised services and facilities that are benchmarked to international quality standards, and is accessible to locals, expatriates and tourists. Tree Top Hospital is a significant step toward providing quality medical treatment and an important milestone in the expansion of healthcare in the Maldives.

 

With so many remarkable highlights, we look forward to an even more prosperous 2019 as the leading hospitality company in the Maldives.

 

Add the Maldives to your bucket list of travel destinations and choose Crown & Champa Resorts.

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Added Value: All Inclusive Package Upgrades

November 12, 2018
Meeru Island Resort Maldives

As a highly rated travel destination, the Maldives is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to just lay back and relax under a palm tree or spend your days swimming in the warm turquoise waters. These comforts are enhanced by a value-for-money All Inclusive package that allows you to eat, drink and even discover fun things to do during your vacation. The Crown & Champa Resorts properties have made upgrades to their All Inclusive packages to offer you the best and most carefree experience of the Maldives.

 

To catch up on the highlights offered by each resort, read our previous blog post – A Seamless All Inclusive Plus Holiday in the Maldives.

 

By popular demand, the upgrades include milkshakes and smoothies to quench your thirst during your tropical retreat. The blended drinks form part of the unlimited ‘all you can drink’ beverages offered by the glass for you to enjoy all day at the bars and restaurants.

 

Another noticeable upgrade in the package is the inclusion of assorted snacks in the minibars, as well as juices such as orange and mixed fruit for you to delight in from the comfort of your own villa.

 

Komandoo Island Resort Maldives

 

Additional perks by the properties include an ‘all you can eat’ snack menu with pizzas, burgers and ice-cream from Vilamendhoo, Meeru and Veligandu; daily coffee capsules on Komandoo’s All Inclusive Plus; a Dhangethi Island Excursion at Vilamendhoo; as well as Snorkelling Trips, a Dhiffushi Island Excursion and use of the Pitch’n Putt Golf course at Meeru.

 

Kuredu’s All Inclusive Gold package now offers access to all bars, a selection of wines and premium spirits, a late a la carte breakfast and dinner or lunch at Franco’s, snorkelling equipment rental and use of non-motorised water sports equipment. The same upgrades can also be enjoyed at Komandoo, with a la carte dinners at Aqua Restaurant.

The All Inclusive package updates apply to the following Crown & Champa Resorts properties:

 

For full details on the new All Inclusive packages, please visit the individual websites by clicking on the desired property name.

Choose Crown & Champa Resorts and enjoy added value on your next holiday in the Maldives.

 

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Next Up: World Travel Market 2018 in London

October 27, 2018
Meeru Island Maldives

Following last year’s success, Crown & Champa Resorts will be exhibiting at the leading global event for the travel industry, World Travel Market (WTM) in London from November 5–7, 2018.

 

The trade show is part of a network of events that offer the most effective business to business networking opportunities, including the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, WTM Connect Asia in Malaysia, WTM Africa in Cape Town and WTM Latin America in Sao Paolo.

 

With new additions to the group’s growing portfolio of properties – Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi and Innahura Maldives Resort – Crown & Champa Resorts will be showcasing the latest products offered in the travel and hospitality industry of the Maldives.

 

It 2017, WTM welcomed over 51 000 industry professionals from all over the globe and reported around £3 billion in contracts. The three-day show will also be concluding with the renowned WTM Festival, where exhibitors will showcase their various cultures.

 

Visit Crown & Champa Resorts at stand AS140 with Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).

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Scuba Diving in the Maldives

October 22, 2018
Scuba Diving in Maldives

With over 700 varieties of fish that have been seen around the lovely coral reefs and atolls of the Maldives, Scuba Diving is one of the best ways to experience the spectacular underwater world. Crown & Champa Resorts offers the ideal opportunity to start your diving adventure, expand your knowledge of our marine life or add a few more dives to your log.

 

The teams of professional and friendly dive instructors on the islands are ready to make your stay in the Maldives an unforgettable one!

 

In the South Ari Atoll, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and Mirihi Island Resort are the ideal locations to start your scuba diving adventures. With a plethora of tropical fish, the atoll also offers sightings of the majestic Whale Shark and Manta Rays. The house reefs are spectacular with budding corals and located a short swim from the shores. The atoll also offers prime dive sites such as Kuda Rah Thila, Broken Rock and a variety of shipwrecks to explore.

 

Although Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is located in one of the relatively smaller atolls, the North Ari Atoll, there are 18 dive sites on offer. The atoll is famous for the abundance of reef sharks and dive sites that range from easy-going to more challenging for experienced divers. The types of dive sites include thilas, channels, walls and reefs such as the premier dive sites of the Atoll, the Rasdhoo Reef and Madivaru Corner.

 

Euro-Divers Meeru Island

Courtesy of Euro-Divers Meeru Island

 

Meeru Island Resort & Spa in the North Male Atoll offers boat dives to all the best dive sites in the atoll, including Fairytale Reef, Helegeli Thila and Lankan Manta Point with the Manta Trust Marine Biologist. With the ongoing Manta research, each day presents a new opportunity to log as many manta sightings as possible.

 

Over in the Lhaviyani Atoll, popularly known as the sea turtle hub, dozens of hawksbill and green sea turtles have been recorded on Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s House Reef. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is located near the aptly named Kuredu Express and Kuredu Caves that are filled with an abundance of marine life, including eagle rays, grey reef sharks, large schools of jackfish, giant sweetlips, napoleons, green sea turtles and stingrays.

 

The rocky dive site, Mashura is one of the famous out reefs on the eastern end of the Lhaviyani Atoll, ideal for diving guests at Hurawalhi Island Resort. Here, you can expect to see many scorpion fish and honeycomb moray eels, humpback snappers, yellow snappers, cleaner shrimp, sweetlips and red-tailed butterfly fish.

 

Book your stay at any of the resorts by clicking on the name and add a fantastic underwater experience to your holiday in the Maldives.