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Top Maldives Resorts To Visit

January 16, 2020

If you have decided upon the Maldives as your holiday destination for 2021 you are guaranteed the wow-factor, safety and freedom of space – the conditions much desired by the new normal travellers.  These beautiful tropical islands strung across the equator in the Indian Ocean are every bit the paradise you imagined. They all have the trademark sugar-soft white sand beaches, aquamarine lagoons and barefoot casual luxury so how can you pinpoint the one that’s right for your dream trip? Our collection of top Maldives resorts to visit in 2021 is a good place to start.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is a sustainable, ultra-luxury retreat with the Anything.Anytime.Anywhere all-inclusive concept offering ‘everything under the moon’. Unlimited dining, unlimited spa treatments, unlimited water sports and scuba diving are all included in the package. Your personal butler will curate moments of magnificence at every turn – from days of effortless adventure to evenings of fine dining under the sea; from experiencing the healing qualities of Lonu Cave – the Maldives’ first Himalayan Salt Chamber, to joining the sommelier in the owner’s wine cellar. This award-winning luxury escape is 100% solar-powered, stunningly designed and guaranteed to take your breath away.

Hurawalhi Island Resort

Home to the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, Hurawalhi Island Resort is a 5-star naturally chic adult’s escape that prides itself in treading lightly on the environment. The house reef surrounding the island is spectacular and teeming with life – you can join the resident marine biologists for snorkelling and learn more about the fragile eco-system. From the first meal at Hurawalhi, you will embark upon an exquisite culinary journey where the collection of choices and attention to detail, not to mention the otherworldly views are sure to sate your appetite.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa 

Voted the most romantic resort in the Maldives, 4.5-star Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a definite favourite among couples. The quality of food and beverage offerings at the resort is matched with the high standard of service delivered by the long-serving and dedicated team. With the picturesque sandbank to enjoy, excellent house reef for diving and snorkelling and close proximity to world-famous Hammerhead Shark Point, ‘Big Blue’, memories are just waiting to be made.

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa 

A true adults-only escape, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star boutique resort that is tailor-made for romance. On land, all is peaceful and serene with lush tropical paths meandering along the island, but venture along the house reef and you’ll find a very different story – it’s absolutely buzzing with life – huge shoals of fish darting around, turtles gliding by and moray eels watching from within the coral blocks. Experience the thrill of diving with an underwater scooter at Felivaru Kandu where the big fish like to hang out or opt for a more relaxed pastime with a treatment at the award-winning Duniye Spa.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa 

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is often cited as having one of the best beaches and lagoons in the Maldives and is a popular choice with both families and couples. As one of the larger Maldives resort islands, it offers a wide variety of activities – you can enjoy a bicycle ride around the island or even a game of golf on the pitch and putt course. If you’d like to find out more about local Maldivian culture you can visit Meeru’s museum, if relaxation is your top priority a visit to the spa will nourish the mind, body and soul. Romance is always on the menu in the Maldives and Meeru is a popular choice for couples wanting to renew their wedding vows, it’s the perfect location for the whole family to celebrate with you as it has not only a kid’s club but a teens club too!

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa 

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort and home to one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, made perfect for snorkellers by way of the easy access from many different points. The island occupies an enviable location close to popular whale shark and manta ray hotspots so if you’re a scuba diver or snorkeller, you will be guaranteed an amazing experience. Vilamendhoo has dedicated adult’s only and family areas with activities to suit all tastes. Kids will love the wading pool and playground while adults can indulge in the spa treatments at award-winning Duniye Spa and sunset cocktails on the luxury deck.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Variety and choice are key features at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa; this large 4-star resort offers room categories and all-inclusive packages to suit all requirements with a vibrant dining and bar scene to match. Home to not only one of the largest dive centres in the Maldives, but also to the largest community of green sea turtles in the Maldives – meet them while snorkelling or diving and learn more from the resident marine biologist. At Kuredu you can be as active or laid-back as you wish, play golf at the 6-hole course, practise your swing at the Maldives’ longest driving range, go to the gym, enjoy water sports or take a yoga class. The kid’s club has an incredible selection of activities and offers babysitting too – Kuredu is a place for happy kids and happy parents too while the adult’s only area is a peaceful haven for couples.

Innahura Maldives Resort 

At Innahura Maldives Resort, life is easy. The atmosphere is unpretentious and laid back and the island offers all the essential components of a Maldives holiday at a more affordable price. Whether you’re travelling alone, with your partner, family or group of friends you will love the uncomplicated concept of Innahura. With unexplored dive and snorkel sites and one of the biggest coral reefs in the Maldives on the doorstep, adventure is never far away. Buffet dining, spa, gym, water sports and fishing complete the picture of an incredible holiday.

Champa Central Hotel The perfect base for travellers wanting to explore Malé city, capital of the Maldives, professionals on a business trip or tourists needing a stopover between connecting flights, Champa Central Hotel is a newly renovated 4-star hotel conveniently located in the centre of the city. Enjoy the best breakfast in Malé before exploring the famous fish market, visit the striking Grand Friday Mosque or buy souvenirs at the many shops. The lavish, well-appointed rooms, large roof-top restaurant, excellent conference facilities and direct airport transfers make this the best place to stay in Malé.

No matter which of the above Maldives resorts you choose, your 2021 holiday will be incredible and we’re sure you will fall in love with this amazing location.

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When to Visit Maldives in 2020

January 16, 2020
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If you’re planning a trip to the Maldives in 2020 and want to know when to visit, we’ve got good news… Maldives is a year-round holiday destination! With temperatures sitting at around 30°C, the equatorial sun shining almost every day and just enough rain to keep the palm trees green and vegetation lush, this is the idyllic tropical destination.

Two main monsoons govern the weather patterns of the Maldives and split the year into the low and high seasons.  The North-east Monsoon brings the high season with it and runs from November to April. At this time of year, the weather is usually great with long hours of sunshine, flat, mirror-like seas and great underwater visibility. This is the busiest time but, unlike other destinations, the beaches aren’t crowded and you’ll always be able to find peace and solitude.

The South-west Monsoon is from May to October, the Maldives’ low season, and you can experience less settled weather with a higher scattering of clouds, some rain but still a lot of sunshine. The underwater visibility can be reduced by higher levels of plankton and, for marine life enthusiasts, this is a cause for great celebration as the plankton-rich waters bring the gentle giants of the ocean – whale sharks and manta rays as well as an even greater abundance of fish. Lower prices make this a great value time to enjoy this dream destination.

As you look forward to your holiday, don’t worry about checking the weather – due to the vast area over which the Maldives is spread, and micro-climates varying even from one island to the next weather forecasts are unreliable; instead, visit the resort’s website and start planning the adventures you will have. There is a holiday of a lifetime awaiting you at Crown and Champa Resorts, all year round.

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Maldives Restaurants: A Quick Guide to Dining at Crown & Champa Resorts Collection

July 20, 2021
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When thinking of Maldives restaurants, images of luxurious underwater dining at 5.8 usually spring to mind. Travellers who wish to dive into the spectacular food scene will have no shortage of options for exquisite eateries worth trying.  Across our resort collection in the Maldives, holidaymakers and gourmet jet setters will have endless opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime destination dining experiences.

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At Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, guests are free to indulge in gourmet delights, ‘Anything. Anytime. Anywhere’ with a selection of in-villa and destination dining experiences. Visit the restaurant, appreciate the wine and cheese cellar or even head over to the sister resort, Hurawalhi, to dine.

Hurawalhi Island Resort is no stranger to extraordinary culinary experiences. Its standout feature is undoubtedly 5.8, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. The resort also has Canneli Restaurant with the luxurious fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kashibo Restaurant to satisfy your palate with Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese delicacies, and J.F.K. – Junk Food Kitchen where vegans and meat lovers alike will surely enjoy. The three bars consist of a Champagne Pavilion and a wine cellar.

Kagi Maldives Spa Island has three restaurants and convivial bars as a part of the culinary journey experience. The Spa Corner offers a casual menu throughout the day, from raw and greens to sushi and light mains to complement the day of pure relaxation at Baani Spa.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa boasts a buffet restaurant and à la carte restaurant, Madivaru – loved by guests for its fusion of Western culinary techniques with an Asian flair to serve up decadent masterpieces. Dining on a yacht is also popular amongst guests at this romantic Maldives resort.

The truly adults-only (18+) Komandoo Island Resort & Spa features the overwater à la carte Aqua Restaurant, buffet restaurant, and a selection of private waterfront dining experiences.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa has a total of two buffet restaurants, including the overwater Asian Wok and Hot Rock Restaurant, offering cooking on Lava rock, six bars, and a café for ice cream delights.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers two buffet and two à la carte restaurants, including one over the water, four bars, and the three others that offer either vistas of the stunning sea and sunset or lush greenery.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa boasts 15 restaurants and bars, including a golf bar, a speak-easy bar tucked away in lush, tropical gardens, an ocean-facing chill-out teahouse, a wine cellar, plus an ice cream parlor.

Innahura Maldives Resort has an expansive buffet restaurant, features a top-notch snack menu, and two bars situated over the turquoise lagoon for good times and good food.  

All the resorts offer a selection of private dinners, beach dining events, and in-villa dining. The buffet restaurants have rotating theme nights to provide variation and tasting experiences. Guests can also participate in wine tasting and excursions for them to experience B.B.Q. and picnic on sandbanks. If your stay falls during a full moon, dining on the beach under the moonlight is a sought-after guest experience.

Guests can also show photos from the resort’s Instagram accounts to your dedicated waiter, island host, guest services or Front Desk to have the dining experience reserved or similar or even better experiences suggested to suit your lifestyle and interests.

Dining is available in vegan and vegetarian options.

Bon appétit.

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From Private Jet to Your Private Island Resort: Arrive at Kudadoo Maldives in Luxury and Style

July 18, 2021

Arrive at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island in Luxury and Style

A stay at Kudadoo Maldives offers chic barefoot luxury, privacy, and exquisite attention to detail and ensures your days are filled with moments of magnificence from beginning to end.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, an ultra-luxury private island resort in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, has partnered with the leading private aviation provider, XO, to offer discerning travellers exclusive private jet experiences from global destinations to the Indian Ocean all year-round.

Getting to Kudadoo by Private Jet is a magnificent arrival experience unlike any other in the Maldives, which allows holidaymakers to bypass crowded airports and shorten the time spent waiting around. The private jet can land directly at Velana International Airport in Malé , just a 40-minute scenic seaplane journey from Kudadoo Maldives. Alternatively, it can also touch down at Maafaru International Airport, a 30-minute speedboat transfer away.

Kudadoo Maldives - Private Jet Service

Image courtesy: XO and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

During the flight, guests can enjoy a personalised service amidst luxurious surroundings, and all the private jet experience has to offer. Additionally, they can start planning the bespoke itinerary, which the resort’s personal butler will assist with. Experiences that will add another level to Kudadoo Maldives residents’ stay include: swimming with manta rays, snorkelling with sea turtles, paddle boarding with dolphins, and taking a private luxury yacht on a splendid adventure.

View the Private Jet Experience brochure here »

To learn more about private flight services available exclusively through XO and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, please get in touch with [email protected] or [email protected]

Experience Moments of Magnificence at the Ultra-luxury Kudadoo Maldives Spa Island

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Defined by the philosophy ‘Freedom Reimagined’, Kudadoo Maldives is an ultra-luxury resort with a one-of-a-kind design that blends sophistication with eco-sustainability in mind. Featuring only 15 overwater residences, each with a 44 sqm terrace pool, Kudadoo ensures a secluded hideaway purposefully crafted for the more discerning traveller — all accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane journey. The resort’s fully inclusive offering, ‘Anything. Anywhere. Anytime’, promises an unhindered enjoyment of luxuries, where every desire is granted and expedited by your personal butler.

www.kudadoo.com

A Safe and Beautiful Holiday Experience at Crown & Champa Resorts

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Catering to every purpose of travel, Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldivesconnects travellers with a passion for a life fully lived to the very best of this idyllic destination, offering world-class hospitality, thoughtful and attentive service, and authentic Maldivian experiences.

The diverse collection of properties includes Kudadoo Maldives Private IslandHurawalhi Island Resort, Kagi Maldives Spa Island, Veligandu Island Resort & SpaKomandoo Island Resort & SpaMeeru Island Resort & SpaKuredu Island Resort & SpaInnahura Maldives Resort, and one city hotel, Champa Central Hotel.

www.crownandchamparesorts.com | [email protected] 

Featured Image: XO and Kudadoo Maldives Spa Island 

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We Are Vaccinated and Ready to Welcome You Back

July 16, 2021
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We Are Vaccinated and Ready When You Are..

A safe and beautiful holiday experience awaits at the leading resort collection in the Maldives

As part of the Maldives’ extensive vaccination drive against COVID-19, Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, has accomplished vaccination among its resort teams with the recommended dosage. It is part of the group’s strong commitment to safeguarding team members and visiting guests against the spread of COVID-19.

Aside from the vaccination initiative, the resort collection also introduced the ‘A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise’ enhanced health & safety guidelines in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak last year and adheres to stringent protocols on cleanliness and sanitation, all in compliance with the latest instructions from the Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Safe physical distancing, increased cleaning & disinfecting frequency, and strict implementation of hygiene measures are just some of the reinforced protocols being practised across the resorts. Additionally, on-property PCR testing facilitation is also available for guests’ convenience and peace of mind. 

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Images: Left to Right, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Kagi Maldives Spa Island, & Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

The health, safety, and sanitation efforts demonstrate the collection’s collaborative team spirit and dedication to creating a safe and beautiful holiday experience for everyone. 

Holidaymakers seeking to travel to the Maldives can touch down to safe havens across the Crown & Champa Resorts’ properties. They can expect a worry-free holiday with ample space and the freedom to explore the island, no matter whether that choice leads to a world-class underwater experience or the enjoyment of the palm-fringed beaches.

The vaccination campaign in the Maldives, considered one of the fastest in the world,  is still in progress, with over 67% of resort workers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of June 2021.

To learn more about Crown & Champa Resorts’ rigid health, safety, & sanitation guidelines, please visit: A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise 

To book your Maldives holiday at any of Crown & Champa Resorts properties, please visit www.crownandchamparesorts.com or contact [email protected]

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Garden-fresh Goodness at Innahura Maldives Resort

June 25, 2021
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Innahura Maldives Resort’s Sustainable Vegetable & Herb Garden

When one thinks of Innahura Maldives, the image of a laid-back resort surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of the white, sandy beach comes to mind. 

This unpretentious gem of the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, located just a 40-minute scenic seaplane journey from Velana International Airport, offers sun-seekers, the young, and the young-at-heart, a safe and relaxing Maldives getaway filled with ‘Here, Life is Easy’ moments. 

Sitting on a private, tropical island, Innahura Maldives has used the resort’s lush setting to its advantage to create its vegetable & herb garden, where a huge variety of vegetables, fruit, herbs, and spices are sustainably grown onsite.

Many of the kitchen’s ingredients – cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, Aubergine (eggplants), green peppers, radishes, alongside tropical fruit such as watermelons and bananas – commute less than 100 metres from the property’s thriving vegetable & herb garden.

Garden-fresh Goodness in Every Bite 

Vegetable & Herb Garden - Innahura Maldives Resort

Grown using natural fertilisers, the organic produce harvested from the 12m wide and 30m long sustainable garden is utilised by the talented chefs who use it to incorporate into the resort’s food and beverage outlets’ menus and plate up healthy dishes for guests and team members. 

The vegetable & herb garden is constantly evolving, with new varieties of seeds planted regularly. During the first harvest, the kitchen team garnered 110kg of watermelons, 48kg of cucumbers, 5kg of cherry tomatoes, 12kg of eggplants, 2kg of green peppers, and 1kg of radishes. 

Soon, the Innahura team will introduce a new experience for guests, where they can visit the garden, understand how fruit and vegetables are cultivated on the island, and how this initiative helps sustain and respect the natural environment.

Innahura Maldives Cares for the Planet

Innahura Maldives Resort

Sustainability lies at the core of Innahura’s values. The resort is committed to continuously finding ways to positively impact the environment and inspire guests, partners, and local communities. 

This eco-conscious endeavour comes off the back of several sustainable initiatives already implemented by the property. This is inclusive of solar huts that generate hot water for all the villas, the in-house desalination and water bottling plant, the continual strive to minimise the use of plastics, provision of ocean-friendly bathroom amenities, and ethically considerate diving and snorkelling. 

Explore more: www.innahura.com 

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Sea Turtle Hatching at Kagi Maldives Spa Island

June 17, 2021
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123 Baby Sea Turtles Released in the Maldives

The wellbeing-focused Kagi Maldives Spa Island has celebrated the first turtle hatching of the season with 123 newly-born sea turtles.

Guests and team members gathered on the beach as the resort’s ‘Green’ team took the lead to carefully guide 123 Hawksbill hatchlings to their first journey to the ocean on Tuesday, 15 June 2021, one day before the WWF’s World Sea Turtle Day. 

Speaking about nature’s wonderful event, Kagi Maldives Spa Island’s Director of Operations, Mohammed Nazeer, said:

“We are fully committed to the protection and conservation of sea turtles in the Maldives, and we are privileged that mother turtles which instinctively travel thousands of miles choose our island resort as their nesting ground to lay their eggs on our beach. The hatching and release of these graceful creatures is truly a unique moment, and we are happy to share it with our guests and associates. There are currently three more nests on the island, and we hope to see the arrival of the hatchlings by the end of July.”

Sea Turtle Hatchlings - Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Sea Turtle Hatchling Release - Kagi Maldives Spa Island

The resort has three more documented sea turtle nests due to hatch in June, July, and August 2021. Hawksbill turtles can lay up to 200 eggs in each clutch, with an average of 60 days incubation period. The 15 June hatchlings were from the nesting event in April.

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Environmental Mindfulness at Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Kagi Maldives not only cares about the wellbeing of its guests but also looks after the environment and the property’s magnificent natural surroundings. The resort raises environmental awareness, shares information with guests and team members, and engages in ‘Marine Conservation’, as part of its Sustainability Programme.  

Kagi Maldives Spa Island - Wellness Retreat

Located at the tip of North Malé, in the heart of Malé Atoll, Kagi Maldives Spa Island is a luxury boutique resort offering a mindful wellness retreat in an inspiring island setting. Ideal for solo and couple travellers, the 50 all-pool villa resort is a true sanctuary for the senses that provides the perfect setting to slow down and immerse into self-discovery and self-care.

Explore more: www.kagimaldives.com