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Planning the Perfect Family Vacation In The Maldives

January 13, 2019

Planning a wonderful vacation for the entire family can seem daunting. However, armed with these useful tips, it’s possible, even easy to put together a holiday that the whole family will love.

Research

Every vacation starts with proper planning. To get the most out of your vacation, start by doing your research. Is your destination family friendly? Does it have sleeping facilities for kids? Which rooms do you need to book? Are the activities child-friendly? Doing research will help you avoid inconveniences miles away from home. Our family plan for children under 15 years provides discounted rates for rooms, meals and some transfers. On our family-friendly resorts, children can roam about and play on the pristine beach without fear of disturbing anyone. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa’s Private Pool Family Suite, Garden and Beach bungalows accommodate 2 adults and 1 child while Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa’s Garden Rooms and Beach Villas accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. The children can have their own day beds, as well as baby cots upon request.

Get the Kids Involved

A great way to get the kids excited about the vacation is to involve them in the process whenever possible. In the days leading up to the vacation, you can learn about your destination together. Visiting the website and browsing together can be useful. This will allow them to ask any questions they may have. It will also lessen their surprise or shock about the destination. Another great tip is to ask them to help you pack for the trip. This will help them get excited about the upcoming adventure.

Plan

Adventure doesn’t have to be spontaneous. Sometimes, a little planning can go a long way. Find out what activities are best for your kids to enjoy and carve out time for them. You may find the island picture perfect and dreamy, but the kids are likely to need more entertainment. Plan for their time to ensure each day brings a different adventure. The wading pool available at Kuredu and the Komas Kids Club at Meeru provide a lovely escape.  The Kids Club at Kuredu for children aged between 3 and 12 has an activity program that ensures a good time throughout. The outdoor play areas are the perfect places for the kids to let loose and make new friends. For ocean adventures, the introductory Scuba diving course at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa for children aged 10 years and above is a must try. There is no boredom in paradise.

Our final tip would be to relax and enjoy, you are in paradise after all. To book your next family vacation, visit the individual resort websites and take advantage of the special offers.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

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A Complete Guide To The Maldives

January 7, 2019
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Leave your shoes behind and explore this tropical paradise. Arguably one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, the Maldives is famed for its endless, un-spoilt beaches, crystal clear waters and beautiful weather. Every year, holidaymakers travel to this wonderful haven, seeking a little rest and restoration. If you are looking to escape to this idyllic destination, here are a few things to consider.

 

The Country

The Maldives is an Asian country located on the Indian Ocean. A tropical island, the weather is usually hot and sunny throughout the year, with skies nearly as blue as the water. Temperatures typically range from 23ºC-31ºC making it suitable for anyone looking for a little sun and sand. Though the best weather is experienced between November and April, it is one of the few countries you can visit all year round.

 

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The Resort

The ideal vacation starts by picking the perfect resort. From expansive, life of the party resorts to quieter, smaller, retreats, there is something for everyone here. Hurawalhi Island Resort’s luxury is unparalleled offering the perfect blend of comfort, serenity and adventure. The newest resort, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is purposefully created for privacy with the luxury of anything, anywhere, anytime. Not too far off is Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, an adult only resort that is custom made for romance. If you are travelling with family, Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Kuredu Island Resort and Spa are family friendly resorts that make sure every member of the family is well taken care of. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a swimmer’s paradise with access to the finest House Reef in the Maldives. The traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru drums welcome you to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa where the charm of the Maldives is mixed with exceptional hospitality to create a unique holiday experience.

 

The Holiday

The Maldives is picture perfect from every angle. Whether you would like to witness the stunning views from the comfort of your porch or to enjoy the numerous excursions on offer at the resorts, is entirely up to you. Your vacation can be as fully packed or as relaxed as you want it to be. You can start the day off with a hearty breakfast at the buffet-style restaurants, grab your fins and explore the lagoon at midday and settle in for a nightcap at the bar. For a little extra pampering, a drop by the Duniye Spa will do you a lot of good. If you would like to learn more about the rich Maldivian history and culture, stop by the museum at Meeru Island Resort & Spa. Additionally, the frequently arranged island visits from each resort will give you an opportunity to interact with the locals.

 

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The Budget

 For a worry-free holiday experience, we recommend taking advantage of the special offers shared on the individual resort websites. Early bird offers enable you to book your holiday well in advance, so start the planning process and save some money! Further, opt for the All Inclusive Packages, as they come with a string of benefits while offering you the best value for money.

 

Now that you have the inside scoop, explore our resorts and book your dream vacation to paradise today.

Choose Crown & Champa Resorts.

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.

 

View Hurawalhi’s complete All Inclusive Plus package »

 

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.

 

Visit the Duniye Spa website »

 

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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2018 in Review: Top 5 Highlights for Crown & Champa Resorts

December 2, 2018
Crown & Champa Resorts Team
  1. Leading Hospitality Company in the Maldives

On February 22, 2018, Crown & Champa Resorts was among the TOP companies to be awarded the GOLD 100 plaque in an exclusive invite-only event at Bandos Island Resort & Spa. The Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 Awards celebrate exceptionally performing companies and leading businesses in the Maldives, and of the 10 000 companies, Crown & Champa Resorts has achieved this prestigious accolade for the second year in a row.

 

  1. Secrets to Success

As an award-winning resort and hotel group, we have also shared insights into our continued success. The Secrets to Success series featured prominent team members, who gave valuable insider tips in their respective fields, such as Sales & Marketing, Training & Development and Human Resource Management. Some of our resorts have also taken the initiative to highlight the work that team members do within the property.

 

Secrets to Success: Part II Sales & Marketing Maldives with Ahmed Shaheen

 

  1. Trade Shows

Throughout 2018, we participated in over 25 Travel Fairs and Trade Shows worldwide in 2018, including the leading travel events, ITB in Germany and Asia; WTM London; International Luxury Travel Market; JATA World Travel Fair; Arabian Travel Market; Travel Trade Maldives; and Thai International Travel Fair.

 

Each succeeded at expanding the Maldives travel and hospitality industry, as well as the Crown & Champa Resorts brand in the various markets, together with Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO); and Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporations (MMPRC).

 

  1. Sustainability

Crown & Champa Resorts’ awareness and commitment towards preserving the Maldives environment continued in 2018, to include initiatives to reduce plastic use in individual properties. We aim to operate in accordance with the best possible standards in a responsible manner that highlights the care we have for our guests, our teams, the island communities teams and our marine ecology. Read more in our Sustainability Report »

 

 

  1. New Resorts

The addition of two new resorts to the collection is the hallmark of 2018, the much-anticipated Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, which officially opened on December 1, 2018, and Innahura Maldives Resort, set to open early 2019. Both resorts offer an appealing sense of escape from the busy city life with Kudadoo as the first top-end 5-star, truly all-inclusive, resort in the Maldives and Innahura as a cost-effective option that includes an easy atmosphere, laidback environment and a touch of local Maldivian flavours.

 

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

 

Bonus Highlight

On March 1, 2018, the owners of Crown & Champa Resorts opened the first private, state-of-the-art tertiary institution in the country – Tree Top Hospital. The hospital features 210 inpatient beds, a wide range of specialised services and facilities that are benchmarked to international quality standards, and is accessible to locals, expatriates and tourists. Tree Top Hospital is a significant step toward providing quality medical treatment and an important milestone in the expansion of healthcare in the Maldives.

 

With so many remarkable highlights, we look forward to an even more prosperous 2019 as the leading hospitality company in the Maldives.

 

Add the Maldives to your bucket list of travel destinations and choose Crown & Champa Resorts.

Secrets to Success

Secrets to Successful Training & Development in the Maldives

September 20, 2018

Zakariyya “Zaki” Easa, Training & Development Manager for award-winning Crown & Champa Resorts has been with the company for over 19 years and offers insightful secrets to success in Training & Development in the Maldives.

 

Training & Development is an essential department in any organization, where employees are further equipped with a range of skills designed to enhance their job performance and shape their overall career goals. In the Hospitality Industry, resorts and hotels further invest their resources on training employees, and most importantly, developing the necessary skills within the company.

 

Born and raised in the Maldives, Zaki holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Open University of Malaysia; a Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Honours from the University of Toulouse in France (via Taylor’s University of Malaysia); and has maintained a successful track record working in various departments of the hospitality industry.

 

He has grown in his career with Crown & Champa Resorts during the past 19 years, focusing on all the operational departments from junior levels to executive levels. His multifaceted management skills include the highest level of compliance-based activities, such as Implementation and HACCP/Food Safety Training, and currently leading the Training and Development team representing the entire award-winning group.

 

Zaki’s acute knowledge and experience allows him to observe the various changes in the training processes employed by various companies in the Maldives, ‘the perspective of Employee Training and Development has drastically changed over the years in Maldives, from least valued sector to the most vital strategic business tool towards a necessary competitive edge’, he mentions. He further emphasises the need to have skilled trainers at the various Crown & Champa Resorts properties.

 

“To sustain business success, quality standards and continuity of service improvements at a competitive edge, multi-skilled and experienced trainers are vital. Their partnership is inseparable from a company’s business strategies and the business plans.”

 

Open communication and genuine partnership are some of the reasons why the Training & Development Department at Crown & Champa Resorts is so successful and essentially, one of the leading teams in the Maldives. Zaki finds that although each company is unique, very few keep the global workforce in mind when creating training portfolios. Key factors such as cultural and generational differences in the workforce affect how receptive an employee is to any training activity.

 

There are many facets to understanding the factors that affect an employee’s development within a company. Zaki mentions, ‘not having clear expectations at an operational level, as well as a career and succession plan.’ He further states that career goals serve as a fundamental motivational tool for any employee who wants to work in this industry. ‘A development plan with a realistic time frame builds trusted social contract between employees and employers’, he adds. This plan eventually helps to sustain continuous service improvements by retaining qualified and experience employees.

 

Crown & Champa Resorts offer a variety of development programmes for the benefit of the employee, the company and our guests. These include a Sponsorship Programme for in-house staff, Graduate Management Training Programme, as well as Departmental and Inter-Resort Cross Exposure Programme.

 

“Apart from basic education qualification, good behaviour, a positive attitude, flexibility and a passionate for your work. The ideal scholarship programme candidate is a person who loves to learn and improve knowledge/skills, is results oriented and a people’s person.”

 

Find out more about one of the successful recipients of a Crown & Champa Resorts scholarship here.

 

Download our 5 ways to improve your Training & Development Methods and enhance your own teams… the Crown & Champa Resorts way.