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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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Which Maldives Resort is Best for You?

November 1, 2021
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Choosing the Best Maldives Resort For Your Vacation

The postcard-perfect paradise of the Maldives is home not only to some of the best beaches in the world but also to a multitude of top-end resorts. Each resort lies on its own secluded private island, with distinctive character and style, offering a dreamy sanctuary of palm-fringed beaches, unbelievably blue lagoons, and captivating ocean views.

At Crown & Champa Resorts, we cater to every purpose of travel. If you are seeking the best Maldives resorts to visit, whether it is an island resort with a vibrant house reef, a fully-inclusive one with bespoke experiences, or an adults-only island retreat, you can discover the perfect paradise for you with our resorts in the Maldives. 

Best Maldives Resort for Sustainable Luxury: Kudadoo Maldives Private Island 

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If you are dreaming of a Maldivian tropical paradise with an eco-sustainability, low-impact approach, Kudadoo is for you. Located in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is an eco-luxury retreat that offers a magnificent and luxurious paradise for the most discerning of travellers. 

Since its inception, the environment and sustainability have always been at the heart of every aspect of the resort; its structures were built using sustainably sourced materials and integrated atop is Kudadoo’s environmental heartan impressive array of panels that harnesses energy from the sun, providing enough power for the entire island. 

Best Maldives Resort for Barefoot Bliss and Enchanting Adventures: Hurawalhi Maldives 

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Fill your days with an unsparing amount of extraordinaries at the adults-only luxury island resort of Hurawalhi Maldives, where  every guest stay  promises a perfect balance of barefoot bliss and enchanting adventures. 

The naturally chic resort is blessed with a high diversity of sea life, with several fish and coral species thriving in the house reef and a manta ray feeding and breeding ground just 150 m from the beach. Guests and marine life enthusiasts alike can experience world-class diving and snorkelling here. 

Moreover, gourmet travellers can enjoy dining at 5.8, the world’s largest, all-glass undersea restaurant, a picnic on a deserted island, or a beach dinner for two under a blanket of starry skies. 

Best Maldives Resort for Spa & Wellness: Kagi Maldives Spa Island 

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Being the first wellness retreat in the country, Kagi Maldives Spa Island is the go-to island for wellbeing and total relaxation. It features 50 luxury pool villas, a 1500 sqm spa complex called The Baani Spa that affords guests rejuvenating massages and soothing facials. On top of that, this wellbeing-focused resort offers signature ‘Lifestyle Retreats’ that provide a comprehensive programme consisting of yoga, meditation, holistic healing, good-for-you meals, and locally-inspired experiences. 

Best Maldives Resort for Romance: Veligandu Island 

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Planning a dreamy tropical island honeymoon? Seek no further than Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. Offering a secluded island of silky-soft white-sand beaches, two vibrant house reefs, crystal-clear lagoons, and upscale bungalows perched over the shimmering sea, Veligandu can make the honeymoon of your dreams in paradise come alive. 

What makes this Maldives island stand out are its white sandy beach (voted the world’s best), the relaxed Thundi Bar that offers a front-row seat to inspiring sea views, and a myriad of things to do for couples such as private dining on the beach, luxury yachting for two, and renewal of vows amidst the fascinating beauty of the Indian Ocean. 

Intimate and serene, Veligandu Island is the perfect escape for couples seeking romance — or anyone who wants to simply relax in an idyllic island paradise.

Best Maldives Resort for Adults-only Escapes: Komandoo Maldives 

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Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is nestled on its own private island in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll and is recognised as the only true adults-only (18+) resort in the Maldives. This boutique, couples-focused resort is sure to delight honeymooners and romantic travellers alike with its intimate atmosphere and inspired tranquillity. Here, romance and relaxation come naturally, with poolside enjoyment, renewing spa treatments, snorkelling in the easily accessible house reef, dolphin-spotting, and private dining experiences.  

But what makes guests keep on coming back to this paradisal island retreat is the genuine hospitality of the Komandoo Champions who love nothing better than to give their very best when it comes to service.  

Best Maldives Resort for Families: Meeru Island 

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Parents and their children will have lots of family fun in the sun in the palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island. Offering a truly classic Maldivian experience, the resort comes with facilities and services for holidaymakers of all ages to enjoy, including a brilliant kid’s club, infinity pool with a dedicated children’s area, family villas, and various restaurants & bars. 

A plethora of things to do are also endless here. Land-based activities include golfing, bicycling, beach volleyball, and tennis, while almost everyone enjoys swimming, kayaking, and snorkelling in the aquamarine lagoon. 

Best Maldives Resort for Adventure: Vilamendhoo Island 

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On the island of adventure of Vilamendhoo, guests can enjoy a vacation experience that is both relaxing and thrilling. Days can be spent lazing on the palm-lined beach, relaxing at award-winning Duniye Spa, or sipping tastefully crafted cocktails by the pool. However, those who wish to fill their days with adventure may find themselves exploring the crystal-clear lagoon with kayaking, catamaran sailing, and snorkelling.

What is more? Vilamendhoo is in close proximity to the Maldives’ whale shark and manta ray hotspots, allowing divers and ocean lovers to experience marine life encounters unlike any other. 

Best Maldives Resort for Entertainment and Dining: Kuredu Island 

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Entertainment and exceptional dining experiences come as standard at the vibrant, action-filled Kuredu Island Resort & Spa. Families, friends, couples, and even solo travellers have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a weekly schedule of entertainment choices, from movie nights, the resort’s signature White Party, live music, and Maldivian cultural shows. 

In addition to that, the resort has no shortage of exceptional culinary experiences with an extensive portfolio of 14 restaurants & bars, including à la carte cuisine, fine dining on the menu, and various destination dining options. 

Best Maldives Resort for Relaxation: Innahura Maldives 

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Guests looking to enjoy an easy life can find their way to the laid-back paradise of Innahura Maldives Resort. They can spend their days whiling away the time with a good book, scuba diving with manta rays, lazing on the white sandy beach to their heart’s content, or exploring the unbelievably blue lagoon with water sports. At Innahura, they can do as much or as little as they wish. 

Perfect for families, solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends, Innahura Maldives Resort offers not only plenty of sun, sea, and sand, but also a holiday experience filled with “Here, Life Is Easy” moments. 

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Crown & Champa Resorts Reveals the Round-up of Festive Programmes Across its Resorts in the Maldives

October 19, 2021
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2021 Festive Season with Crown & Champa Resorts

Crown & Champa Resorts invites travellers to reconnect and celebrate with family and friends in the Maldives this holiday season. 

Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, is set to bring holiday cheer with an extravaganza of exquisite gourmet, locally-inspired, and entertainment experiences, offering global travellers safe and vibrant festive celebrations across its properties. 

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island: The holiday season at Kudadoo promises magnificent moments sprinkled with magic and joy. Residents will enjoy a lavish gala dinner, bountiful feasts brimming with festive fare, and a collection of experiences carefully curated by a personal butler, with lots of opportunities for dolphin spotting, swimming with mantas, and snorkelling with sea turtles. Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is where discerning travellers can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year amidst luxury and effortless adventures. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Hurawalhi Island Resort: Guests at the naturally chic Hurawalhi can live their ‘Little Mermaid’ dreams as the resort presents ‘Opera Under the Sea’, a series of performances by renowned Turkish soprano, Burcu Hanci at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. They can enjoy not only spectacular dining and entertainment but also the awe-inspiring setting surrounded by thriving sea life and beautiful warm waters. Furthermore, guests can become more in tune with themselves with Master of Wellness guided by Hania Opienski and enjoy a game of padel with a world-renowned padel tennis coach, Marcos Fernandez Bevan. Sparkling, bright, and full of cheer, Hurawalhi Maldives guarantees holiday celebrations like no other. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Kagi Maldives Spa Island: The wellbeing-focused paradise of Kagi Maldives will be transformed into a festive destination where guests can practice mindfulness by slowing down and enjoy the present moment with those they love. Staying true to its promise of offering ‘Pure Life’ experiences, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in an array of renewing spa treatments, stress-melting massages, and holistic healing sessions that will help them balance mind, body, and spirit.  

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa: Inspired by the flourishing house reef encircling the island, guests at Veligandu are invited to enjoy the festive season with the theme of ‘Glowing Underwater World’, which highlights a sparkling programme of festive culinary offers, luscious dinners, live music performances, Christmas carols, and cultural shows. The resort will also stage another eco-inspired activity, installing more coral frames in the existing coral garden on the island’s western side. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa: The adults-only (18+) island retreat of Komandoo Maldives will set the festive season mood with a ‘Jazz and Blues’ theme. Guests will enjoy a programme featuring lots of incredible live music performances, holiday feasts, a beach party, ‘under the stars’ dining experiences, the traditional underwater treasure hunt organised by Prodivers Maldives, alongside plenty of sparkles in the form of champagne-sipping opportunities. In addition, guests can fill their days on the island with personalised excursions, excellent diving & snorkelling, pampering spa sessions, and moments of inspired tranquillity with their nearest and dearest. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Meeru Island Resort & Spa: As the season to indulge with family and friends, the palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island offers an abundance of sumptuous feasts, fun-packed activities, and party celebrations, with ‘Blue and Silver’ echoing throughout the festivities. Additionally, Santa will continue his journey along the idyllic shores of Meeru, as he arrives in style and delivers special gifts and surprises to all children on the island. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa: Vilamendhoo continues to live up to its promise of offering an island of adventure, with a thrilling line-up of events and activities. Alongside fun holiday activities, festive feasts, Christmas carols, and themed parties, guests can always enjoy a myriad of experiences, such as swimming with whale sharks, world-class scuba diving, sunset cruising, and snorkelling in the vivid house reef.  Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa: Guests will experience a Winter Wonderland’, Kuredu Maldives-style, as the resort presents an unforgettable holiday with hues of blue, silver, and white to set the festive spirit. A splendid plethora of holiday-inspired activities await holidaymakers of all ages, from merry celebrations and buffet feasts to aqua-themed parties and the resort’s much-anticipated open-air festival. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Innahura Maldives Resort: The laid-back paradise of Innahura Maldives will entertain sun-seekers, the young, and the young at heart with an excellent festive programme with the theme of ‘White and Gold Coastal Christmas’. Guests will have so much fun with a Christmas pool party, gala dinners, and the exciting arrival of Father Christmas himself, along with cookie-making and decorating sessions, tinsel treasure hunt, and Christmas-card making for the little ones. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

For reservations or more information, please visit or email [email protected] To stay updated, follow Crown & Champa Resorts on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter#CrownandChampaResorts 

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Unveils Mobile Concierge App

October 18, 2021
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The Vilamendhoo App

The Vilamendhoo App aims to enhance the holiday experience, putting convenience right at the guest’s fingertips. 

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spapart of Crown & Champa Resorts, has launched a new mobile application designed to further enrich the guest experience by offering helpful resort information and an array of services accessible via smartphones. 

The dedicated mobile concierge app makes the most out of guests’ visits – before, during, and after their stay on the island – providing all the travel and holiday essentials. In addition, the platform allows them to book a myriad of activities and recommended bucket list experiences, view the restaurant and spa menus, browse weekly events, and benefit from various services on offer. 

The Vilamendhoo App at a Glance: 

  • Book a stay and manage reservations directly through the app 
  • Enjoy instant access to a host of helpful information, including IMUGA (The Maldives’ traveller declaration form), Room Directory, and the ‘A Safe & Holiday Experience in Paradise’ health & safety guidelines 
  • Chat with the resort team once on the island throughout the stay 
  • View the restaurants’ menus, order from the in-room dining service, and book beach dinners and other dining options. 
  • Book a variety of excursions and activities 
  • Browse the spa menu and book treatments and other wellness offerings

The comprehensive and handy Vilamendhoo App is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play for free download and installation. 

Continuous enhancements and a host of digital features are in development for an even more compelling, customised, and premium guest experience.

Download the Vilamendhoo App now

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa: Your Island of Adventure 

Located in the vibrant South Ari Atoll, just a 25-minute scenic flight from Velana International Airport in Male, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a highly-rated Maldives resort offering an island of adventure for families, couples, solo travellers, and groups of friends.

The adventurer’s paradise features 194 well-appointed accommodations, whether close to the beach or over the water, a range of delicious and diverse food options, and various leisure and sporting activities.

Home to one of the best house reefs in the country and close to famed dive sites and whale shark and manta ray hotspots, guests have a unique opportunity to experience world-class diving and out-of-the-ordinary marine life encounters.

Whether seeking relaxation or adventure, a peaceful getaway with your loved one or an exciting family holiday, Vilamendhoo offers the perfect tropical escape for you. 

For further information, please visit or email [email protected] To stay updated, follow Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter#VilamendhooMaldives 

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Innahura Maldives Resort Expands Organic Vegetable & Herb Garden

October 6, 2021
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Innahura’s Organic Vegetable & Herb Garden

Innahura Maldives Resort, part of Crown & Champa Resorts, recently expanded its organic vegetable & herb garden.

Accessible by a footpath, the sustainable garden at Innahura Maldives successfully grows various local produce, enabling the resort to serve guests and team members the freshest and healthiest options on a regular basis. Some vegetables under cultivation include radishes, cucumbers, eggplants, and herbs such as Thai basil, green peppers, and lemongrass. The Gardening team are passionately working to maintain the garden alongside the participation of other resort associates.

As part of the expansion, the vegetable & herb garden, located at the heart of the island, now has protective barriers to keep the produce from damages. More varieties of vegetables, such as sweet corn and summer squash, are being planted. Additionally, the team have started to grow fragrant herbs like mint, rosemary, oregano, and chives  – all of which are incorporated into the signature dishes and tastefully crafted cocktails that guests can enjoy at the resort’s restaurants and bars. 

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Photo: Innahura’s Executive Chef Naresh in the garden © Innahura Maldives Resort


Executive Chef, Naresh Ramalingam, says that harvesting fresh and naturally sourced produce provides him with the opportunity to create culinary experiences that stay true to Innahura’s ‘garden-to-table’ ethos. He also adds that there will be a number of unique experiences soon, where guests can pay a visit to the garden, participate in harvesting, and learn more about the cultivation of crops on the island. 

Alongside the thriving organic vegetable and herb garden, plants indigenous to the Maldives are now being nurtured for landscaping and intensifying the property’s tropical surroundings, with different species of flowers starting to flourish, including common daisies, hibiscus, West Indian Lantana, and Jungle geranium. 

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[Related: Evolution of Innahura s’ Organic Garden – Garden-fresh Goodness at Innahura Maldives Resort » ]

Innahura: Your Laid-Back Paradise in the Maldives

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Innahura Maldives is a 78 all-beach bungalow resort located in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, offering a fun, laid-back atmosphere perfect for sunseekers, the young, and the young at heart. All villas are directly situated on the beach, just a stone’s throw away from the unbelievably blue lagoon, and feature modern facilities with a traditional Maldivian twist. Here, holidaymakers of all ages can enjoy an easy life.

For further information, please visit or email [email protected]. To stay updated, follow Innahura Maldives Resort on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #InnahuraMaldives 

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Adults-only Komandoo Island Resort & Spa Launches New Dinner Menu, Infused with Local Maldivian Style and Flavour at Aqua Restaurant

September 21, 2021
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Aqua Restaurant at Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

The imaginative new menu at Aqua highlights a global cuisine with a Maldivian touch and island-inspired ingredients.

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s over-the-water à la carte restaurant Aqua has debuted a new dinner menu. Starting today, resort guests will have the opportunity to experience an imaginative menu, where the best of international favourites are infused with local Maldivian flavours and island-grown ingredients. 

Chef Christian Wiedenmann - Komandoo Maldives' AquaConceptualised by Executive Chef Christian Wiedenmann, the menu highlights a global cuisine with a Maldivian touch. All-natural, fragrant herbs and aromatic spices are sourced much from the island’s bounty, with seafood freshly caught within the atoll and delivered by island fishermen and produce from trusted local suppliers. 

Each dish is elevated with a local Maldivian twist, and a dash of island’s spice served in an inspiring setting over the turquoise lagoon. Dining at Aqua is truly an immersive culinary journey through the region’s unique flavours,” said Chef Christian. 

Kicking off the menu are dishes like ‘ihi homos’, which comes with curry leaf tempura lemongrass and scented seafood broth; ‘sustainable pole caught yellowfin tuna’ with beach herbs and pickled white radish; ‘Hinnavaru fisherman’s catch of the day’, served with Thai salad and steamed jasmine rice, and ‘kukulhu riha 1.0′, sous vide corn-fed chicken breast, enriched with Maldivian coconut curry sauce and served with steamed broccoli.

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To complement the dining experience, guests can indulge in freshly-baked bread with special ‘curry leaf  butter, served at the beginning of a meal and choose their favourite bottle from the restaurant’s specially selected collection of premium wines. 

Diners can finish their meal on a sweet note with ‘coconut bavaroise dome’, a luscious medley of mango fruit leather, mango coulis, mango sorbet coconut crumble, and meringue and a tempting ‘mishti doi’, combining Bengali-style baked yoghurt and caramelised Lhaviyani Atoll banana. 

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Commenting on the new menu, Dustin Kennedy, Komandoo Maldives’ Resident Manager, said: “Guests can truly connect with the local Maldivian tastes and flavours through the fine-casual dining experience at Aqua: the welcome traditional ‘kurumba’ coconut drink, the Maldivian background music, regionally-inspired décor, and the inventive gourmet cuisine that offers a new twist on local and international fare – lovingly prepared and mindfully plated. Additionally, our team of Champions have an abundance of captivating stories to tell about the food and the Maldivian way of life, including customs and traditions. We cannot wait to share the experience with our guests.

Resting on stilts over the famed Maldives lagoon, Aqua’s location provides guests with the chance to dine under a blanket of starry skies and appreciate glimpses of the spectacular sea life that thrives in the beautiful warm waters. 

Aqua Restaurant is open daily for dinner from 19:30 – 21:30. For reservations, which are recommended, please email [email protected] 

Download the Komandoo App to view the menu and other culinary experiences: Download the Komandoo Mobile App

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Find Your Perfect Paradise in the Maldives with Crown & Champa Resorts

Crown & Champa Resorts - The Maldives' Leading Resort Collection

Crown & Champa Resorts caters to every purpose of travel and connects travellers with a passion for a life fully lived to the 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 ResortKagi Maldives Spa IslandVeligandu Island Resort & SpaKomandoo Island Resort & SpaMeeru Island Resort & SpaVilamendhoo Island Resort & SpaKuredu Island Resort & SpaInnahura Maldives Resort, and one city hotel, Champa Central Hotel. | [email protected]