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Yachting in the Maldives

October 10, 2020

The Maldives is 99% ocean. Situated near the equator, the archipelago with atolls and its island dotting across the Indian ocean and is draped in 365 days of summer, with white sandy palm-fringed tropical islands above the water and an amazing underwater world below the waves. This makes the Maldives a top, year-round destination to experience yachting.

The properties of the Crown & Champa Resorts offer our guests many experiences when it comes to yachting in the Maldives. The resorts facilitate private yachting with POA and excursion packages.

Many ways to yacht in the Maldives,

  • Chase the sunset. Be it romance or at the end of a dive trip, sunset cruising is a popular option our guests love.
  • The yachts make another location to renew your wedding vows and take wedding photography ( Tell the world you had a beach wedding, a wedding on a yacht, a wedding on a sandbank and even underwater. Ask your resort how they can accommodate multiple wedding ceremonies during your stay in the Maldives)
  • Go on a diving excursion.
  • Travelling with friends? have your get-togethers onboard.

Island hop with Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi’s Bella

Yachting in Kudadoo

Bespoke excursions, romantic celebrations and luxurious transfers. Ask your butler to make Bella whisk you away on adventures that are limited only by your imagination.

Bella is a Princess 55 Motor Yacht, built by the Princess Yachts. Luxuriously spacious with interiors etho the Flybridge range flows.

www.kudadoo.com | Discover Bella and her wanderlust itinerates 

Yachting with Hurawalhi Maldives Island

Yachting in Hurawalhi

Set your adventurous spirit free by chartering Bella, Hurawalhi’s luxury yacht. Guest can choose a few hours, or an entire day, aboard the impeccably designed vessel for bespoke excursions and experiences. Cruise with your loved one, cruise the atolls or tailor-make your trips and arrange an inter-island transfer.

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Yachting at Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Yachting in Kagi Maldives

From luxury day sailing to full moon cruising across the Indian ocean, yachting will be an option for guests to enjoy in Kagi, the well-being focused resort.

www.kagimaldives.com | Kagi is open for reservation

Yachting with Veligandu, the secluded island

Yachting in Veligandu

Veligandu’s Gadha (lovingly named as the strong-one-of-the ocean in Dhivehi), is a tastefully appointed Nomad 65 by Gulf Craft. 

65ft long and 18ft wide, the three-deck modern customized luxury motor yacht comprise of three guest cabins on the lower deck, fully air-conditioned living area, a bar along with a kitchen on the middle deck and an open air space at the top deck to wallow in the breath-taking ocean views.

Gadha is available for day-long Ari atoll cruising, for dive and snorkelling trips, gourmet dinner cruising at sunset and a choice of deep-sea sailing options for romance, star gazing and relaxation.

www.veligandu.com | Ask your island host or reservations for bespoke itineraries  

Cruise the sea in full sail with Komandoo

Yachting in Komandoo

The Maldives truly adults-only resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa offers a choice of fantastic opportunities and exploration options aboard the classic motor sailing yacht Britt, in full sail. Excursions can be booked while on the island through your resort champion. Popular with guests are full-day atoll sailing in the Lhaviyani with sunbathing, snorkelling and diving.

www.komandoo.com | Ask your resort champion during your stay for itineraries 

Tailored cruising aboard Meeru’s Norah

Yachting in Meeru

Norah is a Princess 62 Motor Yacht, built by the Princess Yachts with elegantly appointed interiors and takes guests exploring the north Maldives. Let Norah take on excursions to snorkel through the most picturesque reefs and experience spectacular marine life, visit sandbanks and chase sunsets. The yacht is also available for transfers to arrive or depart in privacy, convenience, comfort and style.

www.meeru.com | Contact [email protected] for details. Learn more

Go on an Ocean Discovery tour on Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa’s Goma

Yachting in Vilamendhoo

Spend a full day out at sea, hopping in and out of the ocean, searching for the hidden gems that the South Ari atoll is famous for, including majestic whale sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, reef sharks, with Vilamendhoo’s beautiful wooden yacht Gomafulhu (meaning beautiful lady in descriptive Dhivehi). With the beauty Goma cruising in full sail, this wooden motor yacht offers a unique experience to dive trips and leisure cruising.

www.vilamendhoo.com | Contact [email protected] for details. Learn more about the Ocean Discovery Tour.

Atoll cruising with Kuredu

Yachting in Kuredu

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa offers sailing excursions on board the wooden yacht ‘Britt’ which becomes one of the many guests’ holiday highlight. The yacht excursion itinerary starts off with breakfast on board, cruise through the waters past uninhabited islands, a local island, sandbanks and stunning lagoons, mid-day anchoring in one of the calm lagoons to serve guest lunch.

www.kuredu.com | Learn more

Yachting is one of the many ways guests at Crown & Champa Resorts let you discover the joy of sailing. All our resorts boast deep sea fishing boats, traditional yet motorized Maldivian Dhonis for excursions and speed boats to experience the joy of ocean cruising.

 

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Coronavirus: Where can I go on holiday?

October 7, 2020

This is a question lingering on every traveller’s mind and the Maldives provides a safe haven for those who are looking for freedom of space. Added to the safe bubbles created by one island-one resort experience, the Crown & Champa properties also offer travel flexibility with free cancellation up to 3 days to arrival.

For those who muse about a holiday on a paradise island away from the chaos, here are 8 reasons why the Maldives is becoming the ideal destination to travel now;

  1. The unique island nature of the Maldives makes the Resort islands a safe bubble to relax. All our Resorts are “One Island, One Resort“ properties and are the only resort on each of the private island.
  2. Our resort beaches are crowd-free. Expansive beaches offer the required physical distancing. No masks on beaches.
  3. With Maldives reopening borders, more airlines are flying into the Maldives. Air Seychelles, British Airways [Resuming on Oct 17, 2020], Edelweiss Air, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air [Resuming on Oct 4, 2020], Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and SriLankan Airlines ( with connections to Alitalia, Oman Air and Malaysian Airlines) . Check with your tour operators for seasonal charter flights.
  4. Opportunity for an extended family getaway and celebrate festivities together, on a tropical island Celebrate Christmas, festive season or new year’s eve in the Maldives.
  5. Escape the winter, escape the crowds to sun, sand and clean ocean and blissful relaxation.
  6. Diving, snorkelling, yachting, good food, spa, entertainment and Maldivian hospitality.
  7. Surprise a loved one. Catch up and celebrate all those anniversaries, missed sunsets, ruined honeymoons and cancelled holidays.
  8. Facilitation of PCR testing as required by your home countries and airlines for onward travel.

The resort collection currently provides a choice of Special Offers and flexible cancellation to help plan travel in 2020 and 2021 plus to allow you to the opportunity to linger longer in the Maldives.
Book direct or through your travel agent or OTA.


Is Maldives Safe To Travel?

Yes. Maldives is a WTTC Global Safe Travels Destination and received the ‘Safe Travel Stamp’ for implementing health and safety measures, in line with the World Travel & Tourism Councils’ Global Safe Travels protocols.

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Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise
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Maldives for wholesome family holidays

September 13, 2020

Maldives offers so much more than just sun, sand, sea and a honeymoon for two. This island destination offers something for everyone including the solo traveller, couples, family with young children, families with teens, multi-generational and even extended groups of friends and families to enjoy and create lasting memories.

Contemplating a trip to celebrate life’s special moments, yearning for a holiday to relax and refresh or planning and underwater exploration with dive tanks included, Crown & Champa Resorts has an island perfect for you.

Fun family holidays in the Maldives

Leave the pressures of everyday life a few thousand miles away and spend some wholesome quality time together as a family in the Maldives.

Travelling with a young family?

Our islands resorts offer wide sandy beaches, family-friendly garden rooms and beach villas, restaurants and bars that cater to family dining, pools, separate child-friendly facilities and playgrounds to keep our youngest guests entertained.
Babysitting services can be arranged as an add-on at our properties for when you need some time.

 

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The Fun Islands

Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa are islands where children can enjoy the kids club, wading pool, a choice of land sports and cafes for ice-cream. Meeru just a 50-minute speedboat transfer from the Velana International Airport, ideal for a quick transfer with your young children.
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers the Boashi pool set in the tropical gardens is a safe environment for families and the island offers a children’s playground and sports facilities for the active members of the family.

Innahura Maldives Resort is where the entire island is a playground with wide beaches, shallow waters and life is easy for the whole family.

💡Travel tip: Ask your dive centre for information on bubble maker dive and snorkelling lessons are available for budding divers from the age of 8 years old.

Need more inspiration for travelling with your young family?
May we recommend the privacy of Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi which comes equipped with separate quarters for your children’s companion.
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, too accept guests of all ages.

Travelling with teens?
Older kids and teens can spend hours on the beach, swim, snorkel, dive, participate in excursions with adults consent, experience a choice of cuisine and restaurants, enjoy the swimming pools. Each resort also offers a wide array of land sports from football, tennis, badminton and more. Children can rent bicycles on Kuredu and Meeru. Watersport, motorized and non-motorized including fun tube rides can be a great activity for families.

💡Travel tip: The Maldivian theme night provides good exposure for families to experience the local history, through dance, cuisine, stories and presentations. Guests at Meeru Island Resort & Spa can also visit the Meeru Museum and the get up close to a giant whale skeleton.

Time for mums in the Maldives

While dad and kids are snorkelling, playing on the beach or at the freshwater pool spending quality time together, there are plenty to help Mum relax and recharge. Duniye Spas offers a range of spa treatments, body treatments, massages and facials. There are regularly scheduled Yoga classes by the spas in the properties.

 

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One holiday, many relaxation options. Experience the resort Spas in our collection
Guests at Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa seeking me-time can experience the over-water spa and the land-spa set amidst the gardens.

For a garden-inspired spa experience look no further than in Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and if it is a room with a view Innahura Maldives Resort offers spa treatment room with an uninterrupted view of the sunset beach,

Guests can experience over-water spa with uninterrupted sea views in Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and at Hurawalhi Island Resort.

Awe-inspiring 1500sqm over-water spa complex awaits guest of the well-being resort Kagi Maldives Spa Island.

If it is effortless luxury then unlimited spa treatments are included in Kudadoo Maldives Private Islands’ fully inclusive Anything. Anytime. Anywhere stays on the A.A.A plan.

Families, couples and travellers looking for Adults-Only resorts

For those who seek the Maldives for Adults-Only, the collection offers a choice just right for you.
• The Maldives’ only truly adults-only (18 years+) Komandoo Island Resort & Spa
• Guests 15 years+ Hurawalhi Island Resort
• Guests 12 years+ Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Resorts with separate Adults-Only areas, facilities and a choice of beach and over-water villas;
• Sangu Resort of Kuredu Island Resort & Spa (18 years+)
Meeru Island Resort & Spa (18 years+)
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa (18 years+)
• ‘O’ Resort of Kuredu Island Resort & Spa (12 years+)

With all of us craving to spend more quality time with our loved ones, the interconnecting Beach Bungalows in Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and Innahura Maldives Resort are created with the much-needed family bonding in mind. Located close to all the facilities, these interconnected rooms with direct access to each other and adjoined to each other without interleading doors or passages are bound to help you make the most of your time on your island escape. A true home away from home. The Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Residences at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island are spaciously designed and perfect for families. Large groups can also request adjacent villas or get together for family dining and activity sessions.

💡Travel TipWhen travelling as a group, you can contact the airline directly for group rates and assurance that everyone in your group will get on the same flight.

 

 

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Offers for your Maldives holiday in 2021

July 3, 2020

The Crown & Champa Resorts collection has something to offer for everyone.  All our Resorts are open and we are welcoming guests back with safety in mind.

Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise
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For guests who are planning their holidays, we have a choice of special offers into 2021.

Book Direct Benefits:

  • Free PCR Tests for stays of 7 nights or more.
  • Flexible cancellation up to 3 days prior to departure

Special Offers: For 2021 stays

 

Resort Booking Window Stay Window Offer*
Kudadoo 05 Dec 2020 – 28 Feb 2021 06 Apr 2021 – 31 Oct 2021
Blackout dates:
10 Jun 2021 thru/including 17 Jun 2021
Invitation to stay: 20% Off Residences On Fully Inclusive »
Hurawalhi 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Jan 2021 03 Dec 2020 – 05 Apr 2021
Blackout dates:
24 Dec 2020 thru/including 09 Jan 2021
20% Savings »
Kagi  01 Jan 2021 – 31 Jan 2021 05 Jan 2021 – 5 Apr 2021 30% Savings »
Kagi 11 Nov  2020 – 28 Feb 2021 06 Apr 2021 – 31 Oct 2021 25% Savings »
Veligandu 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Jan 2021 03 Jan 2021 – 05 Apr 2021 30% Savings »
Veligandu 04 Apr 2020 – 28 Feb 2021 06 Apr 2021 – 30 Sep 2021 20% Early Bird Savings »
Komandoo 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Jan 2021 05 Jan 2021 – 05 Apr 2021 30% Saving
Komandoo 12 Apr 2020 – 28 Feb 2021 06 Apr 2021 – 30 Sep 2021 25% Early Bird Savings 
Meeru 07 Jan 2021 – 28 Feb 2021 07 Jan 2021 – 05 Apr 2021 Last Minute Offer – Save up to 30% »
Meeru 01 Jan 2021 – 28 Feb 2021 06 Apr 2021 – 30 Sep 2021** 20% Early Bird Savings »
Meeru 07 Jan 2021 – 31 Jul 2021 01 Nov 2021 – 23 Dec 2021 20% Early Bird Savings »
Meeru 01 Jan 2021 – 28 Feb 2022 06 Apr 2022 – 30 Sep 2022 Early Bird Offer – Save 20%
Contact [email protected] for more information
Vilamendhoo 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Jan 2021 04 Jan 2021 – 05 Apr 2021 30% Savings »
Vilamendhoo 04 Apr 2020 – 28 Feb 2021 06 Apr 2021 – 30 Sep 2021 20% Early Bird Savings »
Kuredu 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Jan 2021 05 Jan 2021 – 05 Apr 2021 35% Savings »
Kuredu 13 Apr 2020 – 28 Feb 2021 31 Jan 2021 – 30 Sep 2021 25% Early Bird Savings »
Innahura 04 Dec 2020 – 28 Feb 2021 31 Jan 2021 – 05 Apr 2021 30% Reopening Offer »

** Complimentary Child Stay Offer Is Available (Applicable for 1 child per room, 2 – 14.99 years of age) for Apr 6, 2021 to Sep 30, 2021 stays. Contact [email protected] for more information.

*Other Terms & Conditions:

  • The above offers are not combinable with any other offers.
  • The above offers are applicable to the accommodation rate only.
  • Valid on all accommodation categories and meal plans based on availability.
  • The above offers can only be booked through the respective resort website or by contacting the respective resorts reservation team
  • Free PCR tests only applicable if the guest has a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
  • Free PCR Tests applicable for a maximum occupancy of 3 guests for a minimum of 7 nights
  • Other Terms & Conditions apply. Please review at the time of booking.

#ReadywhenyouareMV and we will see you soon.

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Top Maldives Resorts To Visit

January 16, 2020

If you have decided upon the Maldives as your holiday destination for 2021 you are guaranteed the wow-factor, safety and freedom of space – the conditions much desired by the new normal travellers.  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 2021 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 2021 holiday will be incredible and we’re sure you will fall in love with this amazing location.