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Top 5 Breathtaking Dining Experiences in the Maldives

March 28, 2019

The Maldives appeals to millions of travellers every year, who flock to the tropical islands in search of sun, sand and some respite from their normal lives. The palm-fringed endless beaches and the glittering azure waters cast their spell on travellers who visit year in, year out. Adding to the charm of the Maldives, are the endless opportunities for once in a lifetime destination dining experiences. Here are our top 5 picks:

 

Underwater Dining

Dining in 5.8 Undersea Restaurant in Hurawalhi Island Resort is a spectacular gastronomical experience like no other. The meals are prepared with flair, seasoned with awe and served against the backdrop of the sea, in the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. Sample the multi-course delights as you take in a view that very few restaurants in the world can offer.

 

Unscripted Dining

Dining in Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is inspired by your imagination. Their Anything, Anytime, Anywhere concept extends to dining, allowing you to indulge in culinary creations that are inspired by you, adapted to your dietary requirements and prepared to perfection by the executive chef. Here, you can let your imagination run wild and embark on a culinary journey like no other.

 

Dining Under The Moon

Idyllic and intimate, Full Moon Dinners in Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa redefine the beach dining experience. Set on the beach, these dinners allow you to indulge in delicacies specially prepared for you as the moon casts a romantic glow and the palm trees sway, serenading you.

 

Dining On The Beach

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s candlelit dinner on the beach promises an evening of indulgence. Couples can sink their feet into the soft sand, unwind under the stars and savour divine delicacies. With the Veli dinner in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa couples enjoy a 5-course menu, paired with a bottle of wine and set on the pristine sandbank, in a private and comfortable soft sand arrangement.

 

Dining In The Sky

Enjoy the stunning views of Male’ City from Champa Central Hotel’s Roof Top Restaurant as you enjoy any of the tasty meals from the a la carte menu, or the Buffet theme nights. Sip on a refreshing drink as you watch the sunset over the dotted skyline. Offering one of the best views in Male’ City, you are in for a treat here.

 

These resorts redefine destination dining. You will surely be spoilt for choice. View reasons to pick Crown and Champa Resorts here.

Awards News

Crown & Champa Resorts wins Leading CSR Program at Maldives Travel Awards 2018

December 29, 2018
Maldives Travel Awards 2018

In an exclusive soiree on Thursday, December 27, 2018, Crown & Champa Resorts received the ‘Leading CSR Program’ for 2018 in the Maldives Travel Awards. The event, held at Paradise Island Resort, welcomed over 200 industry professionals to celebrate the winners across all 25 categories in the gala edition.

 

The award serves a formal testament of the continuous aim to increase the sustainability of operations through positive contributions to biodiversity conservation, cultural heritage preservation and community development. Within the extensive Sustainability Report is the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote local employment and fair trade, support local entrepreneurs, respect local communities, implement policies against commercial exploitation and practice responsible sourcing.

 

Read the full Sustainability Report »

 

5-Star luxury resort, Hurawalhi Island Resort has been bestowed the ‘Leading All-Inclusive Resort’ award, which highlights the resort’s generous and value-for-money plan that allows guests to luxuriate in a carefree getaway in the Maldives. Having been in operation for 2 years, Hurawalhi sets an exemplary path for sustainable luxury and elegance with a traditional Maldivian touch that is rooted in the core values of Crown & Champa Resorts.

 

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Finally, the Maldives Travel Awards named Duniye Spa the ‘Leading Wellness and Spa Brand’ for 2018, adding to the spa’s stellar reputation as one of the best in the Maldives. Founded in 2002 by a group of international hotel owners, Duniye Spa is a leading spa management and consultancy company in the Maldives and Indian Ocean region. The spa offers a holistic approach to well-being using world-class facilities, natural products and the care provided by each professional therapist.

 

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Crown & Champa Resorts offers guests 40 years of expertise in the hospitality industry. Each resort is individually crafted to reflect its surroundings and heritage, creating getaways filled with authentic beauty and allure, and catering for all types of guests and island experiences.

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A Guide to Destination Dining in the Maldives

June 28, 2018
Kuredu Beach Dinner

The Maldives Islands are considered one of the most romantic destinations in the world for the plethora of romantic ways to spend an evening with your loved one in tropical paradise. Explore the simple guide to unique destination dining experiences in the Maldives and enjoy the ultimate combination of tranquility, culinary expertise and exceptional service with Crown & Champa Resorts.

 

On the Beach

Experience a wonderful sense of the world under your feet, sand between your toes and stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offer an intimate and private candlelight dinner on the beach underneath a starlit sky.

 

With a Veli Dinner from Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, a decorated sandy table and sandy chair are dug into soft and white sand to provide the most romantic venue, complete with scenic views of paradise and a divine menu to enjoy.

 

Komandoo Beach Dinner

 

Out at Sea

Take sailing to the next level with the flair of luxury at Hurawalhi Island Resort and through the glorious Indian Ocean with your loved one. Enjoy the serenity, peacefulness and romance that draws lovebirds to this heavenly piece of paradise.

 

What better way to stargaze than on a cruise with that special someone in the middle of the ocean? Spend the evening together at Veligandu under a beautiful sky full of stars with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés.

 

Luxury Sailing Maldives

 

Under the Sea

Hurawalhi’s spectacular 5.8 Undersea Restaurant is the world’s largest, all-glass underwater restaurant and offers one-of-a-kind romantic dining experience. Guests enjoy a multi-course tasting extravaganza of Haute cuisine, garnished with a state-of-the-art location 5.8 meters below the lagoon.

 

Underwater Restaurant Maldives

 

Private Luxuries

Spend the morning in bed and relish the luxuries of a delicious Champagne Breakfast, brought to your Villa. Later, indulge in a romantic private dinner on your porch or terrace and enjoy the pristine views of paradise with your loved one.

 

Have your own, secluded Island Picnic surrounded by soft white sandy beach and stunning turquoise lagoon to snorkel and swim around, be it Dream Island, Madivaru Island or a special Robinson Crusoe Excursion.

 

Private Island Picnic Maldives

 

Enjoy the privacy and intimacy of a secluded, peaceful, natural setting in the Maldives with Crown & Champa Resorts.

 

Click on each Resort name to book your next holiday and find out more information about the unique destination dining experiences in paradise.

Awards

Crown & Champa Resorts awarded the GOLD 100

February 25, 2018
Crown & Champa Resorts awarded the GOLD 100

On Thursday February 22, 2018, Crown & Champa Resorts was among the TOP companies to be awarded a GOLD 100 plaque in an exclusive invite-only event at Bandos Island Resort & Spa.

Now in its second year, the Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 Awards celebrate exceptionally performing companies and leading businesses in the Maldives. Of the 10 000 companies, Crown & Champa Resorts is listed among the leading companies in the Travel & Hospitality industry for the second year in a row.

The second edition of the Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 magazine contains the full list of companies awarded with the revered plaque.

Two Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to Mr. Mohamed Waheed Deen and Mr. Ahmed Nazeer, one of the Founders and Directors of Crown Company for their contribution towards pioneering the tourism and hospitality industry of the Maldives. Last year, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to another recognized pioneer, Mr. Hussain Afeef.

Dhiraagu, STO & Marine Maldives were among the 6 companies to receive Excellence Awards during the gala night, all for their individual accomplishments during the year 2017.

Crown & Champa Resorts continues to herald the growth and success of the Travel & Hospitality industry as a reputable leader and award-winning company in the Maldives.

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2017 Wrap-up: 10 things Crown & Champa Resorts did right this year

December 28, 2017

The Festive Season and end of the year provides the opportunity to reflect on the past year, on the achievements, and big wins in Maldives Travel & Hospitality. As we wrap-up 2017, here are 10 things Crown & Champa Resorts did right this year:

 

  1. New blog for Crown & Champa Resorts

On April 25, 2017, Crown & Champa Resorts launched a new blog that features all the latest news in the industry. The blog covers Trade Shows, Resort news, achievements and accomplishments by the group, as well as the individual Resorts & Hotel.

 

  1. First-ever underwater Board Meeting

5-Star Hurawalhi Island Resort opened its doors on December 1, 2016 with an underwater restaurant as the must-experience highlight. On Friday, January 20, 2017, Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) held it’s first-ever underwater board meeting at the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant: the world’s largest, all-glass, undersea Restaurant. The Board meeting was held with 12 participating members.

 

 

  1. Integrated water supply system and sewerage disposal systems in K. Dhiffushi.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at K. Dhiffushi to implement the design and build of an integrated water supply system and sewerage disposal systems in K. Dhiffushi.

The project, as a donation from The Ali Fulhu Thuthu Foundation and Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Altec Maldives (Pvt) Ltd, will provide for a complete fresh water treatment and supply system, as well as environmentally friendly sewerage disposal systems for the entire Dhiffushi Island.

 

  1. GOLD 100 Award win as leading Hospitality Company in the Maldives

Of the 10,000 companies listed, Crown & Champa Resorts was among the 100 companies to receive the sought-after GOLD 100 Award in an exclusive, invite-only, gala at Kurumba Resort on February 21, 2017.

 

Additionally, Maldives Tourism avant-garde, entrepreneur and one of the Directors of CCR, Mr. Hussain Afeef was awarded a Corporate Maldives Lifetime Achievement Award for pioneering the development of the tourism and hospitality industry in the Maldives.

  1. Bank of Maldives launched the first-ever Dynamic Currency Conversion System

On Monday, February 27, 2017, a distinguished ceremony was held at Meeru Island Resort & Spa to unveil The Bank of Maldives (BML)’s first-ever Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) in the Maldives.

 

DCC facilitates transactions between travelers and expatriates from all over the world, and Resorts in the Maldives. Visitors can now transact and view their transactions in their own currency, reducing the need to use USD.

 

  1. Travel Fairs, Travel Forums and Travel Trade Shows

Crown & Champa Resorts has participated in over 15 Travel Fairs and Trade Shows worldwide in 2017, including ITB Germany & ITB Asia; WTM London and WTM Connect Asia; Hotelier Maldives GM Forum; Travel Trade Maldives; and Riyadh Travel Fair.

Each succeeded at expanding the Maldives Travel & Hospitality industry in the various markets, together with Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO); and Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporations (MMPRC).

  1. Happy Staff means Happy Service and Happy Guests

With over 3,000 employees, Crown & Champa Resorts has created an environment that only encourages teams to work, stay and be happy in the Maldives. These include personal and social benefits; education & training; CSR and empowering the local community; and continuous growth and expansion.

 

  1. Exceeding expectations through the Academy of Learning

Warm and attentive service is a staple of the Crown & Champa Resorts and the Academy of Learning, as a Training and Development Department initiative, encourages individuals to be the best they can be.

The Academy provides access to coaching, mentoring, training and sponsorship programs that are inline with Crown & Champa Resorts’ goals and individual aspirations.

  1. Outstanding Commitment to Sustainability

Tour Operators and Travel Organizations alike; have continuously recognized Crown & Champa Resorts’ awareness and commitment towards preserving the Maldives environment. From the subtle shifts to greener and sustainable operations, to consistently ensuring efficiency in energy and water consumption, Crown & Champa Resorts has maintained the reputation as a leading Eco-Friendly Hospitality Group in the Maldives.

The Maldives Travel Awards Gala 2017 was held on November 23, where MATATO specially dedicated the award for Outstanding Commitment to Sustainability Award.

 

  1. Most Awarded Resorts in the Maldives

Along with the Sustainability awards and each individual Resort’s awards, Crown & Champa has also been named the Leading Local Hotel / Resort Brand at the Maldives Travel Awards of 2017, making it the most awarded Hospitality Group in the Maldives.

Stay tuned for more updates into the New Year!