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May 2017


Step into the world of unforgettable dining in the Maldives

May 30, 2017

Crown & Champa Resorts take pride in offering unforgettable holiday experiences in the Maldives, from luxurious a la carte dining and All Inclusive buffet delights to candlelight beach dinners and tantalizing theme nights that exceed all expectations. This month, we placed the spotlight on the Food & Beverage departments across all our Resorts and Hotel – a tasty invite into an experience of a lifetime.


Take a few 5-Star tips from Hurawalhi Island Resort’s Food & Beverage Manager Niklas Bernstein, as he happily shares his bite-size advice on the most luxurious food and beverage experiences, including an insider tip about the popular 5.8 Undersea Restaurant – The world’s largest, all glass, undersea Restaurant.


Meet Maseeha Ibrahim Fulhu, hostess at Falhu Restaurant at adults-only Komandoo Island Resort & Spa. Maseeha has been with Komandoo for over a decade and guests who know her for her exceptional service, also know her as the ‘Lady in Red’ for her performances in traditional Maldivian attire.


Get to know the man behind Kuredu Island Resort & Spa’s popular Gala Dinners on the beach and Street Market events. Executive Chef, Paul Elliot King and his team know best, how to put together a memorable dining occasion. Family-friendly Meeru Island Resort & Spa has introduced a new member of the growing team. Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Viraj Lakmal from Colombo, Sri Lanka gives insight into his plans for the Resort’s spectacular dining experiences.


Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s Food & Beverage Manager, Mohamed Nazeer hails from the south end of the Maldives, Addu Atoll. With 21 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, Nazeer offers a look behind the scenes of a guest favorite – romantic candlelight beach dinners at Veligandu.


If you have been wondering which cocktails to try, or which menu items to order on your holiday at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Food & Beverage Manager, Moosa Siraj, gives a guide to the ultimate Maldives dinning experiences, including the tropical touch that he and his team add to special events for guests. Lastly, at the heart of Malé, Champa Central Hotel prepares delectable theme nights to enjoy and a stunning view of the colorful city. Find out why from the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, Mohamed Aslam.


With this many reasons to visit our Resorts & hotel, we cannot wait to welcome you to the Maldives to meet our teams and have an unforgettable dining experience.

Book your tropical vacation by selecting any of the Resort names or our Hotel.


7 fun ways to experience Maldives sea turtles

May 24, 2017
Snorkeling Maldives

The Maldives is the perfect place to experience white, sandy beaches, Indian Ocean sunsets and a glowing marine life, with over 700 varieties of fish that have been seen around the lovely coral reefs and atolls. These can be aptly described as underwater cities. Crown & Champa Resorts invites you to explore the depths of the Maldives sea life for couples, families and children alike.


  1. Hurawalhi Island Resort’s pristine location at the center of Lhaviyani Atoll’s top dive sites features lively coral reefs and an array of tropical fish on display, expecially sea turtles. Start your Discover Scuba Diving course for a chance to see these special creatures in person.

Fun Fact: Hurawalhi recently hosted founder and CEO of the Olive Ridley Project, Martin Stelfox, for a 4-day informative visit about sea turtles and about threats these magnificent animals are exposed to.


  1. Take the Sea Turtle Course at Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and explore the different species of Maldives sea turtles that are simply waiting to meet you.

Fun Fact: In the waters around Komandoo there are two different species of turtles that you are likely to encounter – the hawksbill and green sea turtles.


  1. Dive into the Kuredu Caves with the PADI Sea Turtle Diver Course  and discover Kuredu Island Resort & Spa’s unique community of nature’s toughest survivors, green sea turtles.

Fun Fact: The Lhaviyani Atoll is home to one of the Maldives’ largest populations of green sea turtles, concentrated around Kuredu.


  1. In North Male, Meeru Island Resort & Spa’s Turtle Reef is the best location in the Maldives to spot Turtles. Sign up for the Turtle Explorer on a Yacht excursion every Tuesday and Saturday.

Fun Fact: Euro-Divers Meeru team rescued an injured turtle that was found floating on the ocean’s surface and unable to dive. The juvenile Olive Ridleys turtle, named Mohar, was transported to Marine Save for recovery.


  1. Veligandu Island Resort offers complimentary intro dives every Thursday afternoon, from 1630 – 1730 at the South Beach. Get acquainted with the 17 dive sites, the spacious Dive Centre, a great variety of courses for beginner and experienced divers, and the international Ocean-Pro dive team to make your turtle spotting adventure an unforgettable experience.

Fun Fact: Spot some friendly Turtles at the Veligandu East dive site, located to the southeast of Veligandu and only a 10-minutes boat ride away.


  1. Join the Daily Turtle Excursion and have a chance to see, photograph & maybe even swim with the magnificent turtles at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, daily from 1000 – 1100 and Fridays from 1500-1600.

Fun Fact: In the Maldives, 5 out of 7 sea turtle species can be found, including the Loggerhead, Leatherback and Olive Ridley.


  1. Opt for a family Submarine Excursion, which Champa Central Hotel can book for you during your stay in colorful Malé city. Experience an underwater dive without getting wet, in the large submarine that accommodates 50 persons.

Fun Fact: The submarine dives to the depth of 40 meters and offers amazing photograph opportunities from 24 large view ports.


Book your next vacation at any of our family-friendly or adults-only Resorts and Hotel, and delight in the joys of Maldives’ rich and colorful marine life.


Crown & Champa Resorts expands to WTM Connect Asia

May 13, 2017

Visit our stand C19 at the new and exclusive trade show from May 17 – 19, 2017.

After the success of the Arabian Travel Market in April 2017, Crown & Champa Resorts prepares for the World Travel Market in Penang, Malaysia from May 17 – 19, 2017. The event is one of the 6 shows in the WTM portfolio, including Africa, Latin America & London.


Over the 3 days, Crown & Champa Resorts team will be exhibiting the best of Maldives destination products and Resorts. The leading global event provides an opportunity to further expand into predominantly South East Asia and China travel networks.


WTM Connect Asia held the first show in 2016 and has seen and over 90% exhibitors’ satisfaction. The event hosts over 2,000 quality meetings and brings together together pre-qualified Chinese, South East Asian and international travel buyers with suppliers of South East Asian and international travel product.


Visit us at the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO) and C19.


Mothers’ Day Celebrations At Crown & Champa Resorts

May 3, 2017
Maldives special offers

Crown & Champa Resorts offers you the perfect opportunity to make your Mom or Mother figure feel absolutely special for Mother’s Day. Our adults-only and family-friendly Resorts have a host of special offers to make her dream Island vacation come true.

Hurawalhi Island Resort
Treat Mom to a 5-Star Maldivian experience at Hurawalhi Island Resort, where she can enjoy a once-in-a-life time holiday at our contemporary and modern Resort in the Lhaviyani Atoll, using our 20% Discount special offer.

Terms & Conditions:

  • The offer is for new bookings made on all room categories and all rate plans.
  • Offer is valid from now until May 31, 2017
  • Stay validity- between May 1, 2017 thru and including the night of October 31, 2017.

Book the 20% Discount special offer now  »

Experience extraordinary and unforgettable underwater dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant – The world’s largest, all glass undersea Restaurant. Book a table at [email protected]

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International Labour Day: Top 5 reasons why our staff is happy

May 1, 2017

Crown & Champa Resorts is proud to have grown to a workforce of over 3000, over the years. May 1, 2017 is International Labour Day and we are celebrating the reasons why our teams are the happiest and choose to continuously grow with us.

#5: Living Environment

Employees across the Resorts that we manage, enjoy a variety of benefits for their personal and social lives, among which is higher standards of housing and food. We also encourage participation in the recreational and entertainment activities available, like the annual Interdepartmental Sports Tournaments and Staff Events.


#4: Expansion and award-winning status

Being the leading group of Resorts in the Maldives, Crown & Champa Resorts continues to expand, having opened our 5-star Hurawalhi Island Resort in December 2016, 5-star deluxe Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi in December 2018 and planning to open 3-star Innahura Maldives Resort soon. As a group, we were awarded the Gold 100 award on February 21 and our individual Resorts regularly receive a number of accolades, from TUI Top Quality to Agoda Loved by Guests and Holidaycheck Most Popular Hotels awards. This motivates our staff and provides a sense of pride to be a part of a successful and well-recognized Company.

“We are very blessed to have Owners, who have been the pioneers in the Tourism & Hospitality industry since 1972.“ – Ismail Afeef, Director of Operations, Crown & Champa Resorts


#3: CSR and empowering the local community

Crown & Champa Resorts, and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts by our affiliations offer empowerment to the local Maldivian communities. Not only through study sponsorships for long serving Maldivian staff, but also through initiatives such as sewerage system and water plants for K. Dhiffushi and vocational training around local Islands.

“It brings so much happiness to us to know we are providing essentials and necessities for locals and staff.” – Hussain Afeef, Director, Crown & Champa Resorts


#2: Education & Training

Crown & Champa Resorts hosts ongoing training and development programs for our employees across all levels. We support and encourage educational and vocational growth, which also leads to personal and professional growth within the hospitality industry.


#1: One Big Happy Family

And finally, Crown & Champa Resorts is proud to be one big family that learns and grows together. Our employees, partners and affiliations continue to support each other everyday. We always try our best to maintain our values for respect, empathy, sincerity, openness, reliability, trust and sensitivity.

“If you keep the staff happy, the guests are happy, and when the guests are happy, the management is happy.” – Lars Petre, Director, Crown & Champa Resorts


Watch our International Day of Happiness video below:

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