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The First Speakeasy Bar Opens In Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

July 14, 2019

The last week saw the launch of the first Speakeasy Bar in the Maldives in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa in partnership with Bulleit Bourbon. Nestled in the lush foliage in a secret location, the Bulleit Bar provides the ultimate private bar experience. Kuredu guests can hire out the space and host exclusive parties and gatherings, all serviced by a host or bartender. Included in the price are a variety of whisky cocktails, flavoured water and popcorn. There is no better way to celebrate a special moment in paradise, than by relaxing with your friends and family, sipping on delicious drinks and enjoying the beautiful, tropical nature all around you.

Kuredu’s lively dining scene is unparalleled. The bar scene, in particular, offers a variety of options, with the Bulleit Bar being the latest addition. Each of the now ten outlets has a unique concept and a signature drink menu. Whether you indulge in elaborate cocktails or prefer to sip on a large glass of beer, there is something for you in Kuredu.

There is no room for boredom in Kuredu. The upcoming December holidays are a great time to sample Kuredu’s dining scene and to also have a lively, vibrant holiday that you will remember for days ahead. Join in their 31st Birthday Celebrations that guarantee a fantastic time. Read more here and take advantage of their special offers.

 

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Bucket List Adventures In The Maldives

June 28, 2019

The beauty and charm of the Maldives are undeniable. Warm temperatures, expansive stretches of pristine beach and turquoise waters have appealed to travellers seeking some respite from the biting winter cold. While there is much to do on land, from sipping delicious cocktails to receiving a world-class massage in a scenic spa, there is much more to do at sea. The tropical climate and the abundance of magnificent reefs brimming with marine life, make the Maldives a swimmer’s paradise. Below are a few thrilling bucket list experiences to try.

Spend A Day At Sea In Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is world-renowned for having one of the finest house reefs in the Maldives. A diver’s dream, Vilamendhoo’s house reef is just a short swim away from the beach, allowing swimmers to experience the magical underwater world. Vilamendhoo has a 5 Star PADI Certified Dive Centre, operated by Euro-Divers, that offers not only courses but also excursions. One such excursion is the Ocean Discovery, a full day trip that takes you to the most popular reefs, giving you the chance to hopefully spot and swim with Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Sea Turtles and so much more. Swimming with Whale Sharks, the gentle giants of the sea, is an unforgettable experience that we highly recommend.

Visit The ‘Turtle Airport’ In Kuredu

Ten minutes away from Kuredu Island Resort & Spa are the Kuredu Caves. This popular dive spot is also fondly referred to as ‘Turtle Airport’ as it is home to an astounding number of sea turtles. Adventurers at heart, Sea Turtles often travel for thousands of miles, crossing oceans to feed before returning home. Kuredu Caves has a series of overhangs that drop down to twenty metres. Here, you are likely to see stingrays, porcupine fish, lionfish, moray eels and much more. Kuredu’s Dive Centre is operated by Prodivers Maldives, a 5 Star PADI Dive Centre that caters to beginners and experienced divers alike.

Whether you are looking for a thrilling holiday, or a tranquil retreat, as Crown and Champa Resorts, we have something to meet your needs. View our resorts and find your next holiday destination.

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Scaling The Heights Of Excellence In Hospitality

June 22, 2019

Over the years, the different properties under Crown & Champa Resorts have been recognised for defining hospitality standards in the Maldives and throughout the region. Whether from our loyal guests, reputable hospitality groups or renowned publications, each award and accolade is a testament to the high standards we are known for. In line with our mission, we continue to exceed our guests and partner’s expectations by delivering an excellent combination of purposefully selected accommodation, exceptional experiences and extraordinary service.

In 2019, Crown & Champa Resorts, as a resort collection, and our various properties have been lauded for our commitment to excellence. Below are some of the marvellous accolades that line our walls.

2019 Awards

Travel Trade Maldives Awards 2019

Bestowed upon Crown & Champa Resorts for outstanding contribution to the tourism industry

2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Given to Hurawalhi Island Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.

This award is bestowed on businesses that have consistently garnered great reviews on TripAdvisor.

TUI Top Quality Award

The exclusive award for TUI customer’s favourites and the highest feedback scoring hotels awarded to Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and Meeru Island Resort & Spa.

Travelife Gold Award

Conferred to Hurawalhi Island Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa for fulfilling the requirements of the Travelife Sustainability System.

HolidayCheck 2019 Award

This award is given to the best 10 hotels in a region based on 950,000 traveller reviews. Recipients of the award this year were Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa.

TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2019

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa was ranked 1st place in the ‘Top 10 Hotels for Romance’ in the Maldives, 3rd place in the ‘Top 25 Hotels for Romance’ in Asia and 19th place in the ‘Top Hotels for Romance’ in the world.

Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2019

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi was listed as one of the ‘Best New Hotels’ in the world in the Asia & Indian Ocean Region.

Robb Report Best of The Best Award 2019

In the annual awards, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island was listed as the ‘Best Island Resort’ in the world.

Hospitality Design Magazine, Annual HD Awards 2019

Hospitality Design Magazine named Kudadoo Maldives Private Island the ‘Best Sustainable Resort’.

Every award and accolade bolsters our commitment to surpassing our guests, partners and even our employees’ expectations. We will continue to abide by our guiding principles as we studiously scale the heights of excellence. Thank you for choosing Crown & Champa Resorts and playing an integral role in our success.

Message From The CEO News

Endless Possibilities For Your Summer Holiday With Crown & Champa Resorts

June 20, 2019
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Dear guests,

Greetings from the Maldives!

Sustainability is at the heart of Crown & Champa Resorts. As such, we ensure that we take great care of the environment in which our resorts operate. From land to sea, we do our best to maintain the unspoilt beauty of nature. It was important for us to celebrate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day in all our properties with various activities such as island and lagoon cleanups. Further, we continue to look into implementing more environment-friendly measures to work alongside the initiatives we have in place.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi was recognised as the best Sustainable Project, in the recently announced 2019 HD Awards by Hospitality Design Magazine. The premier competition celebrates the best in hospitality project and product design worldwide. Our sales team has been attending various summits and roadshows in an effort to forge great business relationships and to promote our award-winning resorts.

With the summer holidays fast approaching, we would be delighted to welcome your family to our resorts. Most of our properties offer ample family-friendly facilities, allowing you to create special lifelong memories with your dear ones. Tailored programmes for kids, provided by the kid’s clubs in Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, guarantee that your children will have a fantastic time while on holiday.

For those of you planning your winter break, we urge you to visit individual resort websites to take advantage of available early bird offers and stay up to date with the latest news from your favourite resort.

We look forward to welcoming you back to paradise for sun, sea, sand and much more.

Sincerely,

Martin Vossen

Chief Executive Officer

Heart of CCR Sustainability

Taking Care of Our Environment

June 5, 2019
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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.