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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 member, 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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8 Must-Try Bucket List Experiences for Group Travels to the Maldives

July 6, 2018
Bucket List: Group Travel

Travel companions can be loved ones, partners, family, friends or even a combination of all. Making plans to travel as a group of friends and family can be tedious all around, from varying tastes and preferences down to the different ideas of the perfect holiday. Crown & Champa Resorts’ collection of award-winning Resorts in the Maldives offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune your holiday and cater to a wide range of experiences.

 

Read our 8 must-try bucket list experiences for group travel, whether you’re an adventure-seeker or simply enjoy relaxing on the idyllic white, soft sandy beaches of the Maldives Islands.

 

Hurawalhi Snorkeling

Photographs by Steve, diving instructor.

 

  1. Fluoro Snorkeling

Also known as fluorescent snorkeling, Fluoro Snorkeling is one of Hurawalhi Island Resort’s Bucket List experiences, where you can expect to see the reef in a whole new light using specialised equipment such as the yellow mask filter and a blue light torch available at the ProDivers Center. From fluorescing anemones, shrimps and feather stars to brain corals and certain fish species, the reef and many of its critters glow in stunning neon-bright colors at night.

 

  1. Luxury Sailing

At Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, join a Sailing Excursion and spend a day on the surreal waters of Lhaviyani Atoll. Cruise through calm waters and turquoise lagoons whilst discovering untouched reefs with abundant marine life. One of the highlights of the trip is the notorious shipwreck at Felivaru. The talented chef will prepare an extravagant lunch on-board whilst anchoring in the lagoon of an uninhabited island. After lunch explore the beach and if you are lucky, grab the chance to swim with mantas and the famous turtles of the Atoll.

 

Kuredu White Night Party

Kuredu White Night Party

 

  1. Party on an Island

Dance the night away at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa’s White Night Party and experience the true tropical Island feeling. “No shoes, no news” is the motto, where you can enjoy dancing on the soft white sand along to the latest by our renowned DJ. Guests, first time visits and repeaters alike consider this event a must-try while on the Island. Don’t forget to bring your all-white attire.

 

  1. Wine Tasting

Ruhgandu is a unique Wine Lounge at Mirihi Island Resort, which offers you the chance to explore around 300 of the best wine and Champagnes on the Island, selected rarities from all over the world. Spend the evening in the 6-seater table and enjoy light-hearted conversations with friends and family over wine specialties in the cool and relaxing atmosphere of the Resort.

 

Mirihi Wine Lounge

Mirihi Wine Lounge

 

  1. Island Hopping

Take the group out to explore more than one Island in the Maldives while on holiday at Meeru Island Resort & Spa. Visit 3 on an Island Hopping Excursion, including a typical local fishing island, a resort island and a shopping island. You will enjoy a delectable BBQ lunch in a Local Island and have time to snorkel and swim. Don’t forget to bring US$ cash along to shop for locally made and handcrafted souvenirs to take back home with you.

 

  1. Cruising at Sunset

Sail across the stunning Indian Ocean at sunset and enjoy breathtaking views of the crimson sky at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. The Sunset ‘Punch’ Lucky Dolphin Cruise departs in the late afternoon on a traditional Dhoni, sailing through the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives and offering you the chance to photograph a beautiful tropical sunset with a glass of special punch in hand. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to watch the dolphins play!

 

Veligandu Sunset Cruise

Veligandu Sunset Cruise

 

  1. Discover the Marine Life

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa’s Ocean Discovery Full-Day Excursion is a must for all snorkeling enthusiasts! This full day excursion will take you to the 2 most famous snorkeling spots in the Maldives: Manta Point and Whale Shark Point (not guaranteed to spot them on every excursion). To top off your snorkeling experience, you will also visit popular reefs in this area to see as many different sea creatures in one day and enjoy a delicious lunch on board.

 

  1. Local Guided Tours

For a local experience like no other, book a Sightseeing Excursion around Male’ City, the Capital of the Maldives, with Champa Central Hotel. The modern and centrally located hotel provides a prime location for you to explore the popular tourist attractions with your own guide, including the National Museum on Chandhanee Magu and the Old Friday Mosque on Medhuziyaarai Magu. The Artificial Beach is just 500 meters from the Hotel.

 

Choose the best collection of Resorts in the Maldives and tailor your group travel experience and unforgettable holiday in tropical paradise!

 

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