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Maldives, the top destination for beach weddings

October 26, 2020

The experience, the convenience, awe-inspiring photography and cherished memories. The properties of Crown & Champa Resorts have been among the top romantic and popular destination for romance, beach weddings and renewal of vows ceremonies.

Hurawalhi Island Resort, home of the iconic 5.8 Undersea Restaurant and Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, the Maldives’ leading adults-only resort were awarded Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best winners and listed among Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Asia in 2020.  The collections secluded island, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is too a Top Romantic Resort in Asia and famed as a romantic resort.

Every resort in the Crown & Champa Resorts collection is a destination of its own and offers romantic options including renewal of vows ceremonies to suit every taste and budget.

Here is why the Maldives is the top destination for beach weddings.

  1. The Maldives is a year-round destination and lets you celebrate your love and make it special any day of the year, providing you with the flexibility to travel at your convenience.
  1. Your wedding and renewal-of-vows ceremonies are experiences to cherish. Make it into a honeymoon and holiday combo to remember.
  1. The destination is itself an experience undefined and provides spectacular backdrops for wedding photography and #Nofilter Instagram to envy. Tell the world you had a beach wedding, a wedding on a yacht, a wedding on a sandbank, and even underwater.

Ask your resort event coordinator how they can accommodate multiple wedding ceremonies or photography sessions including drone shoots during your stay in the Maldives. The golf courses at  Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa are also popular locations for wedding photography with guests.

  1. No masks on the beach.  Our expansive and private beaches are uncrowded and offer the freedom and space for your wedding.
  1. Take the hassle of planning a wedding venue away. Book your air tickets to the Maldives, pack your wedding dress and fly in. Let the resort event coordinators do the planning for you including a wedding entourage.  And there are no hosting costs as your guests will already have paid for their holiday and villas.

The wedding ceremonies by Maldives resorts are symbolic and are non-legal matrimony.

For more information and clarifications regarding wedding ceremonies, wedding proposals and renewal of vows, reach out to the respective resort Reservations Team or your Travel Agent.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island By Hurawalhi
The truly fully inclusive resort that treads lightly.
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Hurawalhi Island Maldives
See the romantic option in Hurawalhi
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Kagi Maldives Spa Island 
Ask about the Kagi experiences for honeymooners
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Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
Top romantic resort in Asia and Maldives. See romantic packages
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Komandoo Island Resort & Spa
A charming island, excellent diving. The Maldives’ truly Adults-Only Resort (18+ years). See all romantic options at Komandoo
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Meeru Island Resort & Spa
A guest favourite for beach weddings. See the romantic options
See the story of our in-house guest Julian & Sonja and their experience at Meeru Island in September 2020. Meeru supported them through their entire journey to make their dream wedding still come true, despite the current worldwide challenges brought by Covid-19. View the video 🎥
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Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
Let Kuredu spoils you with endearing occasions to celebrate that special event or stir up a little romance on your second honeymoon. See Kuredu’s recommendations for romance
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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Famed dive resort with excellent house reef. Dive into forever, together, with a romantic honeymoon experience. See how romance is celebrated at Vilamendhoo
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Experiences Travel Guide

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.

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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.

 

News Travel Guide

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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News Travel Guide

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.

 

 

Experiences

Golf in Maldives: Perfect your Swing in tropical paradise

September 5, 2020
Golf in Maldives

If you are a seasoned golfer or a beginner, Crown & Champa Resorts offer fantastic golf experiences, including large courses, driving ranges and ‘au courant’ golf clubs on the islands, making them the best choices for golf enthusiasts in the Maldives!

Perfect your swing at the Maldives’ first golf course in Kuredu Island Resort, Maldives or enjoy the 9-hole Pitch & Putt Golf Course at the Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Kuredu Resort & Spa

Golf in Maldives

Kuredu Resorts & Spa golf club is located on the eastern portion of the island, surrounded by palm trees, playing golf could not be any more peaceful than it is here. Kuredu Golf Club boasts a full-size driving range and a large Hux – ley putting green to perfect your stroke. 

If you have never associated golf with the Maldives, Kuredu Resort Maldives is proud to introduce you to yet another trendsetting activity in this island nation. The resorts’ golf club allows guests to fit in a golfing fix between leisurely days at the beach and spa visits during their stay. 

Kuredu Golf shop, fully equipped with Kuredu golf merchandising for fanatics and Kuredu also has a golf bar to rest after sensational golf round or to watch your favourite sports matches live on satellite TV.

Guest in sister resorts – Hurawalhi, Kudadoo and Komandoo can enjoy a round of golf in Kuredu gold club, which is 10mins speed boat transfer away.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Golf in Maldives

Located in the centre of the island, next to the Golf Driving Range and Putting Green, you can play 9 holes over 480 yards on this 2000 sqm course (21,000 sq. ft.).

Golf Lessons on the driving range or on the golf course can be scheduled from Sports Center. Fun golf and tournaments are scheduled each week. Clubs and balls are available for rent from the Sports Center. A range of golf accessories, including Meeru logo golf caps, shirts and balls are available for purchase at the Resort Gift Shop.