Every year on June 5, the world comes together to celebrate World Environment Day. This year, the theme for this special day is #BeatAirPollution, bolstered by a campaign that seeks to ensure everyone has access to clean air. United Nations Environment estimates that 9 out of 10 people across the world breathe polluted air. There are five main human causes of air pollution, namely, household indoor burning of fuels, industries, agriculture, transport and waste.
As Crown & Champa Resorts, our efforts in taking care of the environment are guided by our Sustainability Report. We are studiously committed to carrying out our operations in ways that ensure minimal harm to the environment. In relation to combatting air pollution, we encourage our guests and staff to avoid food wastage. Organic waste such as food and plants emit methane, which contributes to ground-level ozone that causes respiratory diseases. Most importantly, we continue to implement cleaner, alternative sources of energy, such as solar, to reduce our reliance on fuels.
Our other environmentally friendly initiatives include water bottling plants that reduce plastic consumption, greenhouses, desalination systems, food and water recycling facilities and frequent island, reef and lagoon cleaning projects. In most of our properties, we have implemented eco-friendly straws and bottles to reduce the use of single-use plastics. Read more about our sustainability measures here.
Taking care of the environment is a collective effort that is crucial to the survival of the human population. We urge you to also play your part in ensuring that the world is a better place. Simple measures such as cycling to work, serving smaller portions of food and separating your waste, can go a long way in reducing air pollution. Together, we can work towards beating all kinds of pollution across the world.
At Crown & Champa Resorts, we strive to provide excellent hospitality that ensures the highest standard of customer satisfaction. However, without the support of guests, partners and our incredible team, these efforts would be futile. We are proud to announce that we were awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
This award is bestowed on businesses that have consistently garnered great reviews on TripAdvisor, with only a small percentage of companies being able to accomplish that. For us, most of our properties received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence, with some of them entering into the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The latter is in recognition of properties that have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence every year for the last five years.
The properties that received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence are Hurawalhi Island Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.
We wish to thank all the guests who share feedback on review platforms, helping spread the news of the greatness of Crown & Champa Resorts. While we appreciate the awards, our greatest reward lies in satisfying guests’ needs.
Visit the resorts page to learn more about our award-winning properties.
Wellness travel is a rapidly developing area of travel. With the hectic and frenetic pace of everyday life, it is no wonder that we feel the need to escape to a haven where we can refresh, re-energise and regroup. At Crown & Champa Resorts, we are committed to exceeding your expectations with outstanding experiences that satisfy your needs. If you are looking for a vacation that will leave you healthier and energised both physically and mentally, we highly recommend the ones listed below.
At One With The Ocean Wellness Retreats in Hurawalhi Island Resort
The At One With The Ocean Wellness Retreats in Hurawalhi Island Resort tap into the great power of the ocean and nature to create a transformative experience. Suitable for solo and couple travellers alike, the retreats feature morning yoga and meditation at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, wave healing, aqua fitness, guided snorkelling and more. Happening in June, August and October, the powerful retreats will be full of insightful lessons for all who attend.
Ohana Yoga Retreat in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
Find your zen at the Ohana Yoga Retreat in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, conducted by Ohana Yoga Studio. Scheduled from September 29 to October 6, the retreat promises an uplifting and powerful experience to help you find your inner balance. With activities such as evening flow yoga, workshops, sunrise and yin yoga to moon and stars meditation, the Ohana Yoga Retreat guarantees eight days of wellness while in a tropical paradise.
For a shorter but still transformative wellness experience, step into Sulha Spa in Kudadoo Maldives Private Island or Duniye Spa in Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Innahura Maldives Resort.
On May 23, 2019, the world observes World Turtle Day. This is an annual observance that is marked to celebrate and create awareness on the need for the protection of turtles from their disappearing habitats across the world. In the Maldives, the tropical waters are home to many of the seven species of sea turtles. Guests travel from far and wide to explore the sea in search of these wonderful creatures.
Across our properties, there are opportunities to spot sea turtles. Green Sea Turtles can be frequently observed in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, where there is seagrass aplenty. In neighbouring Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s house reef, you are likely to eye Green Sea Turtles as well as Hawksbill Sea Turtles. Turtle Reef, a dive site just off Innahura Maldives Resort, is the location where 48 Hawksbill Sea Turtles were spotted in a single dive! In the south, Loggerhead Sea Turtles and Leatherback Turtles have been spotted in the South Ari Atoll waters where Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is located. Most of our resorts have excursions that allow you to hopefully spot these gentle creatures.
Though turtles have existed more than 100 million years, outliving dinosaurs, they are rapidly disappearing. Sea turtles, in particular face several threats from plastic pollution to the destruction of feeding and nesting sites. Plastic bags can be mistaken for food and when ingested, potentially lead to death by blocking the sea turtle’s intestines.
As part of our Sustainability Plan, we are committed to having a minimal operational impact on the environment within which our resorts operate. This means taking care of the natural environment to ensure that sea turtles and other marine life do not lose their homes. Secondly, we also create awareness throughout our resorts on avoiding plastic pollution and respecting marine life.
Read our sustainability plan here and more about sea turtles here.
Happy World Turtle Day!
A few months after its grand opening, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island has been listed on the highly acclaimed Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2019. The definitive list is compiled after scouting five hundred hotels from across the six continents and recognises the best new hotels in the world. Condé Nast Traveler writes that:
“Ultimately, the hotels that land on this list are the absolute best of the best; the game-changing, boundary-pushing, vacation-making openings that are so good, we’re already dreaming about going back.”
The first ever Himalayan Salt Chamber in the Maldives
Kudadoo’s all-encompassing AAA concept, spectacular design, one of a kind spa, remarkable unscripted dining, and sustainability efforts are just some of the few things that make it stand out. Guests are afforded the luxury of effortless adventures where anything is possible.
The Retreat in Kudadoo
In similar great news, Kudadoo is also a finalist in the Hospitality Design Magazine’s 15th annual HD Awards, a premier competition that celebrates the best in hospitality project and product design. This is a great testament to the great work that Crown & Champa Resorts together with architect Yuji Yamazaki did to create a stunning and sustainable resort.
Read more about the award-winning Kudadoo, here.