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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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8 Reasons to try Fine Dining in the Maldives

August 15, 2018
Mirihi Award Wining Restaurant

Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading Hotel & Resort Management group in the Maldives, currently manages 8 properties across the Atolls that feature ‘optional’ Fine Dining and each with unique offerings. Read the 8 reasons to enhance your evenings in paradise with an a la carte dinner:

 

#1: Mirihi’s Muraka Restaurant

Enjoy the dazzling sunsets in the South Ari Atoll from the decked terrace at Muraka Restaurant, Mirihi Island Resort’s award-wining eatery. The Restaurant features eight exclusive tables with a range of delicacies such as delicious seafood, lobster or Angus beef, all served with the perfect wine paring from an award-winning list. The 5-Star Boutique Resort has also been shortlisted in the 7th Annual Food and Travel Magazine Reader Awards as International Hotel of the Year 2018.

 

#2: Vilamendhoo’s Asian Wok Restaurant

Another Fine Dining experience to enjoy in the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives, is over-the-water Asian Wok Restaurant at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. The a la carte Restaurant is a sight to behold and offers a range of Asian specialties, including Teppanyaki. At Asian Wok, guests can learn interesting recipes from the skilled chefs and make their own lunch.

 

#3: Meeru’s Hot Rock Restaurant

Hot Rock Restaurant & Bar is on the eastern side of Meeru Island Resort & Spa, located in the North Male’ Atoll of the Maldives. The Restaurant offering idyllic views of the lagoon and a vast selection of delectable meats to choose from, served on a ceramic hot rock to cook at your table, to your perfection. Enjoy a range of meat and game including such exotics as Kangaroo Tenderloin and Ostrich Filet.

 

#4: Veligandu’s Madivaru Restaurant

In traditional Maldivian style architecture, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s Madivaru Restaurant offers an authentic Fine Dining experience in the North Ari Atoll. The a la carte dining venue offers fresh, grilled seafood and prime beef along with tranquil views of the shore. Guests can choose to dine indoors and feel the soft sand beneath their feet or on the outdoor deck with the soft tropical breeze.

 

#5: Hurawalhi’s Aquarium Restaurant

The Aquarium Restaurant at Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Lhaviyani Atoll is a contemporary venue, located over-the-water for scenic views of the Indian Ocean. The Restaurant offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, offering the finest quality of prime beef and a contemporary a la carte menu that is thoughtfully sourced, organic and artisanal, with an emphasis on the freshest of local seafood.

 

#6: Komandoo’s Aqua Fine Dining

Also in the Lhaviyanhi Atoll, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s a la carte Restaurant, Aqua is… Simply Spectacular. Resting on stilts over the lagoon with glass floors, Aqua reveals the ocean life beneath your feet while you enjoy tantalizing cuisine to satisfy all palates. Every meal is prepared with passion and flair by our culinary team of chefs using fresh local ingredients such as s yellow fin tuna, lobster and many more delicacies from the Indian Ocean.

 

#7: Franco’s at Kuredu

If you are looking to explore a wide selection of Mediterranean food delights in a cozy setting, then Franco’s at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa in the Lhaviyani Atoll is the Ideal venue for you. The menu includes quality Spanish, Greek and Italian food highlights with spices, herbs and other fresh ingredients from Resort’s own greenhouse. Guest can also enjoy pizza and burger options as afternoon snacks.

 

#8: Champa Central Hotel’s Roof Top Restaurant

In the heart of Male’ City, Champa Central Hotel is known as the most convenient Hotel for business and transit travelers, as well as for events and special weddings. The Roof Top Restaurant is located on the 10th floor of the Hotel and offers an a la carte menu with a variety of international selections, specializing in Indian cuisine along with spectacular views of the city.

 

Choose Crown & Champa Resorts for your next holiday destination and experience the heights of Fine Dining in the Maldives. To explore each Resort, simply click on name.

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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.

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Top 3 Duniye Spa Experiences for your Maldivian Holiday

May 18, 2018
Duniye Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Award-winning Duniye Spa has become a leader in spa management, wellness and holistic healing in the Maldives and the Indian Ocean at large. Guests across all Crown & Champa Resorts appreciate the quality of enchanting spa and well-being rituals that promote within you a sense of personal paradise.

 

Give yourself the gift of pure bliss during your holiday in the Maldives. Allow the qualified and professional therapists at Duniye Spa to guide you into the ultimate state of calm and relaxation, from therapeutic massages, antioxidant rich natural skin care and freshly prepared body exfoliation.

 

Here are the top 3 spa experiences for you to indulge in and enhance your Maldivian holiday:

 

#3: Maldivian Island Paradise

 

The Maldivian Island Paradise indulgence delivers a true island experience that lingers on long after the treatment itself. The signature treatment makes use of the natural and healing properties of coconut to create harmony between body, mind and soul.

 

120 minutes of relaxation begin at the sound of the singing bowl and a sea salt foot scrub, followed by a tropical full-body massage with 100% virgin coconut oil. Your body will also be smoothed and coated with freshly ground coconut and vanilla body polish to make your skin glow. Lastly, enjoy a luxurious coconut hair mask combined with an Indian head massage using coconut oil infused with rosemary.

 

Duniye Spa Products

 

#2: Heaven on Earth

 

As the name suggests, the Heaven on Earth treatment leaves your body, mind and soul floating on a cloud with attentive massages and premium facial products. The 90-minute signature treatment begins with the same Asian-inspired foot ritual to unwind and connect.

 

Allow your body drift away into deep relaxation with a stimulating Balinese massage and the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls. After which, our therapists begin the rejuvenating facial using premium organic Healing Earth™ products, which include the highly celebrated antioxidant-rich Pinotage grape seed oil and most active botanical essence.

 

#1: Sense of Touch

 

Certainly a guest favorite and the top most recommended treatment at Duniye Spa, the Sense of Touch is the ultimate indulgence, fusing the world’s best massage techniques inspired by African and oriental healing traditions. This signature treatment is the perfect escape into personal paradise.

 

Expect a deeply relaxing and uplifting massage experience, using ginger and lemongrass herbal poultices to evoke a warm, nutrient-rich relief for tense muscles. This massage works with the body’s natural energy system to harmonise the energy flow, while using the miracle African Potato body balm to revive your senses and enrich your skin with anti-oxidants and deep hydration.

 

Indulge in these top choices for a relaxing, rejuvenating and healing treatment in tropical paradise. Choose Crown & Champa Resorts on your next trip to the Maldives.

 

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