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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.

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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.

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Next Up: World Travel Market 2018 in London

October 27, 2018
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Following last year’s success, Crown & Champa Resorts will be exhibiting at the leading global event for the travel industry, World Travel Market (WTM) in London from November 5–7, 2018.

 

The trade show is part of a network of events that offer the most effective business to business networking opportunities, including the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, WTM Connect Asia in Malaysia, WTM Africa in Cape Town and WTM Latin America in Sao Paolo.

 

With new additions to the group’s growing portfolio of properties – Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi and Innahura Maldives Resort – Crown & Champa Resorts will be showcasing the latest products offered in the travel and hospitality industry of the Maldives.

 

It 2017, WTM welcomed over 51 000 industry professionals from all over the globe and reported around £3 billion in contracts. The three-day show will also be concluding with the renowned WTM Festival, where exhibitors will showcase their various cultures.

 

Visit Crown & Champa Resorts at stand AS140 with Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).

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Visit Crown & Champa Resorts at ITB Asia 2018

October 16, 2018
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Award-winning hospitality group in the Maldives, Crown & Champa Resorts will be exhibiting at this year’s most anticipated trade show in the Asia Pacific. ITB Asia is held from October 17 – 19, 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Visit booth number P41 for a look at the group’s latest offerings and products.

 

Now in the 11th year, ITB Asia brings together travel and hospitality professionals for a three-day, B2B convention that attracts international exhibitors of all sectors within the travel and hospitality, including Asia Pacific’s leading travel companies, and emerging small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

In 2017, ITB Asia hosted over 940 exhibitors from 113 countries, which was an 11% increase from the previous year. Other highlights include over 22,000 business appointments recorded during the show and a spectacular 77% growth from its first edition.

 

Much like the parent event – ITB Berlin – the trade show is designed to be the main event for the Asia Pacific travel industry. ITB Asia offers opportunities for professionals and experts to showcase a variety of products, establish global contacts and reach, as well as discuss the rapidly growing market.

 

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

 

Visit the Crown & Champa Resorts at booth number P41.

Awards

Maldives Travel Awards 2018: Vote Crown & Champa Resorts

September 27, 2018

 

Award-winning Crown & Champa Resorts is nominated in 2 more categories for this year’s edition of the prestigious Maldives Travel Awards. The categories include Leading Eco Resort and Leading CSR Program to add to the categories from 2017, Leading Local Hotel / Resort Brand and Leading Human Resource Management.

 

Crown & Champa Resorts collected the Leading Local Hotel / Resort Brand at the annual gala last year. Cast your vote and help the best collection of resorts win at the Maldives Travel Awards 2018.

 

Click on the website www.travelawards.mv and select Crown & Champa Resorts for the categories below. Enter your name and email address, and click ‘submit’. Then, click on the link sent to your email address to confirm your vote.

 

  • Leading Hotel / Resort Brand

– MTA674 (Ooredoo) & MTA18 CRO (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Eco Resort

– MTA675 (Ooredoo) & MTA22 CRO (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading CSR Program

– MTA676 (Ooredoo) & MTA23 CRO (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Human Resource Management

– MTA677 (Ooredoo) & MTA24 CRO (Dhiraagu)

 

Crown & Champa Resorts is proud to have grown to a workforce of over 3 000 employees and continues to grow, year after year. The brand currently manages 8 properties in the Maldives, as well as 2 soon-to-be-opened resorts Innahura Maldives Resort and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi Island Resort.

 

Voting closes on October 25, 2018, and users can only vote once for each category.

 

As a product of Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO, the Maldives Travel Awards first launched in 2012 to recognise the excellence, commitment and expertise in the Maldivian Tourism Industry.

 

The rapid and continuous growth of the industry has lead to the expansion of the Awards, to including the recognition of Guesthouses in Maldives and the key people in the travel industry.

 

To vote via SMS using either Dhiraagu or Ooredoo networks in the Maldives, send the designated SMS code to the number 5005.

 

(Example: MTA18 CRO to 5005) – for Dhiraagu

(Example: MTA667 to 5005) – for Ooredoo

 

Check out our Secrets to Success series for insights into the leading hospitality group in the Maldives.