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Top Maldives Resorts To Visit In 2020

January 16, 2020

If you have 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.

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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 temperatures sitting at around 30°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.

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Top Resorts for Adult-Only Holidays in the Maldives

October 30, 2019
Whether you are planning your honeymoon, anniversary trip or a couple’s getaway with friends, the Maldives is an ideal choice. With stretches of white, sandy beach and lush tropical islands surrounded by turquoise lagoons, few places are as beautiful as the Maldives. For travellers seeking the privacy and tranquillity that adult-only resorts offer, here are a few properties that fit the bill. Komandoo Island Resort & Spa couples the charm of a small island with the beauty of the Maldives. Welcoming guests 18 years and above, Komandoo is a haven of relaxation, guaranteeing peace and privacy. The 4.5-star resort offers 65 well-appointed villas, located over-water or on the beach, affording you spectacular views of the scenery. With a buffet restaurant, an over-water à la carte restaurant, and two bars on-site, your dining needs are well met. The two of you can get pampered at the award-winning Duniye Spa, which provides indulgent treatments. Further, you can spend your time enjoying the variety of laid-back leisure activities Komandoo offers, from dining on the beach to luxury sailing. 5-Star Hurawalhi Island Resort strikes the perfect balance of relaxation and excitement. Stay in lavish villas located over the lagoon or on the beach, dine in stunning settings such as underwater in the famous 5.8 Undersea Restaurant and embark on unique adventures from dolphin safaris to swimming with manta rays. Escape to Hurawalhi and enjoy the best of the Maldives on an island where you can be in the moment, and connect, unimpeded by the demands of the outside world. Hurawalhi welcomes guests 15 years and older. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa also have much to offer for travellers seeking an adults-only getaway. Each of these resorts features villas in an adults-only area and adults-only facilities from restaurants to infinity pools. At the guest’s disposal also are a variety of other world-class amenities such as spas, professional dive centres, à la carte restaurants and much more. In these resorts, you get the best of both worlds, allowing your holiday to be as thrilling or as relaxing as you wish. Explore all Crown & Champa Resorts here.  
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Maldives Travel Guide: The Best Time To Visit The Maldives

October 30, 2019

The Maldives boasts of balmy temperatures all year round, making it the perfect destination for barefoot tropical luxury. Travellers in need of some sun, sand and sea, can spend a few weeks in the Maldives, basking in the sun, lazing around on the beach and exploring the astonishingly clear sea. A frequently asked question is the best time to visit this beautiful archipelago. There is no wrong time to visit the Maldives as the two seasons that the country experiences each offer a different kind of adventure.

The best weather is witnessed between November to April, with very little rainfall, sunny days and excellent visibility in the sea for snorkelling and diving. As a result of this, November to April are the busiest months, and the room rates tend to be a little steeper. This is the perfect time to embark on your diving adventure, have a symbolic ceremony on the pristine beach or even celebrate Christmas and usher in the New Year in paradise. With Crown & Champa Resorts, you can experience this and more, coupled with lavish accommodation and excellent service.

From May to October, the monsoon season is experienced. This brings about some rainfall, which often doesn’t last long, and reduced visibility. However, due to the increased amount of planktons in the ocean, this is the best time to spot manta rays, whale sharks and a variety of other marine life. Between May and October, the islands are quieter. This is an excellent time to go swimming with whale sharks and to trade in arduous city life for a few relaxed days on the beach. Our resorts have some of the best beautiful and unspoiled beaches in the Maldives. The prime location of some of our resorts puts you close to manta ray cleaning stations and whale shark points.

Whichever time you visit, you are guaranteed a wonderful time in the Maldives with Crown & Champa Resorts. With exclusive offers from our resorts’, you can have your dream Maldivian vacation whenever you please.