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September 2019

Heart of CCR Message From The CEO News

Happy World Tourism Day From Crown & Champa Resorts | #WTD2019

September 27, 2019

From its humble beginnings in 1972, with only two resorts, the tourism industry in the Maldives has grown in leaps and bounds. Now, with every new opening, we are seeing innovative solutions and extraordinary experiences that push the envelope of hospitality. September marks the day when World Tourism Day is celebrated. This year, the theme is ‘Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All’.

Globally, the tourism sector is a significant source of employment, accounting for one in ten jobs, due to the labour-intensive nature of tourism. Tourism is also a major driver of global economic growth. This rings true for the Maldives, with tourism contributing to 23% of the country’s GDP. The World Bank predicts that tourism will continue to be the main driver of economic growth for the Maldives.

As we reflect on the role that the tourism industry plays, we are also considering how Crown & Champa Resorts contributes to the sector. Specifically, the quality of jobs we are creating and how inclusive we are in that process. With over 3,000 team members in our employ and more job opportunities becoming available due to our expanding property portfolio, we are continuing to empower more people by offering competitive salaries and a variety of benefits.

With the growth of the tourism industry, now more than ever, we are conscious of sustainable tourism. Beyond the environmental-friendly measures we have implemented across all our properties, we regularly take part in awareness campaigns. Most recently, our properties organised World Clean Up Day activities and rallied the support of guests and team members in cleaning up neighbouring islands.

Crown & Champa Resorts remains committed to creating livelihoods and taking care of this beautiful country we operate in.

We are grateful to you for choosing Crown & Champa Resorts as your preferred choice in the Maldives. We look forward to welcoming you to our properties in the coming days.


Martin Vossen

Chief Executive Officer

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Experience The Maldives At The Right Resort

September 25, 2019

With a destination as beautiful as the Maldives, picking the right resort can be overwhelming. As Crown & Champa Resorts, one of our differentiating factors is our diverse hotel portfolio. From the ultra-luxurious to the budget-friendly, we have a resort for every budget and every purpose. Read on to glean more insights into our offerings and pick the right resort for you!

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is the island where time and freedom are reimagined. The 6-star resort has a stunning one-of-a-kind design that blends sophistication with sustainability at every turn. Featuring only 15 over-water residences, each with a 44sqm terrace pool, Kudadoo is ideal for travellers seeking utmost privacy, relaxation and the luxury of time and space. Kudadoo’s all-inclusive offering, Anything Anywhere Anytime, is one of the only ultra-luxury all-inclusive concepts in the world. It offers an unhindered enjoyment of luxury, where every desire under the moon is granted and expedited by your personal butler.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort

Hurawalhi Island Resort is a naturally chic adults’ escape that’s perfect in every way. Here, travellers can enjoy blissful days filled with an unsparing amount of extraordinaires, and embrace genuine connections unimpeded by outside demands. This 5-star resort features 90 beachside and over-water villas, each offering comfort, privacy and stunning views. A focal point in Hurawalhi is the dining scene, with abundant venues that take fine dining to soaring levels. A definite highlight is the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, 5.8 Undersea Restaurant.

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Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort that’s been voted the most romantic resort in the Maldives. A scenic 20-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, Veligandu features 91 over-water and beach villas in adults-only and family-friendly areas. Veligandu is the perfect island in a lot of ways: small and intimate with lush tropical nature, high-quality dining offerings, spectacular diving and thoughtful hospitality that keeps guests coming back. In this beautiful and tranquil island, you can relax as you connect with your loved one and with nature.

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Komandoo Island Resort & Spa

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is the only truly adults-only resort in the Maldives, welcoming guests who are 18 years and above. Small and intimate, Komandoo is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful, romantic escape. This 4.5-star resort offers 65 villas, diverse diving for all levels and exceptional personalised service. In Komandoo, couples can experience the true charm of the Maldives as they enjoy the special, authentic island experience.

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a 4.5-star resort where you can experience the true colours of the Maldives. A snorkeller’s paradise, Vilamendhoo is surrounded by a spectacular house reef with direct access from almost every point on the island. Vilamendhoo is a medium-sized island with well-utilised spaces, featuring 194 villas. For families with children, Vilamendhoo offers a wading pool, a playground area and a games room. Vilamendhoo is the perfect resort for adventurers, offering lots of recreational facilities, excursions and evening entertainment.

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Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is the quintessential Maldivian island. Large and spacious, the 4.5-star resort is just a 50-minute scenic speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Meeru features 284 villas across different categories, in family villages and adults-only areas. In Meeru, guests can enjoy the dream beach holiday experience, complemented with outstanding facilities such as the Meeru Museum, kid’s and teen’s club, and a 5* PADI certified diving centre. With proven excellence over forty years and counting, in Meeru, you can count on exceptional value and unforgettable holidays.

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Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, offers guests more than a beach holiday. This larger 4-star resort features 387 villas across different room categories, with something for everyone’s budget. In Kuredu, guests can be as active or as relaxed as they wish, as adults-only and family-friendly areas cater to both couples and families, respectively. Kuredu boasts of an excellent house reef, making it a diving and snorkelling hub. Kuredu’s vibrant dining scene with superb restaurants and numerous bars is a foodie’s dream.

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Innahura Maldives Resort

Newly opened Innahura Maldives Resort redefines the Maldives experience by offering a more affordable option. The 4-star resort offers 78 vibrant beach bungalows, an overwater bar, wholesome buffet restaurant, main bar, diving centre, spa, gym and much more, without the hefty price-tag. Perfect for all kinds of travellers, Innahura’s promise of the ‘easy life’ is delivered through all their offerings. Highly recommended for travellers seeking a cost-effective holiday in a laid-back environment with a touch of local Maldivian flavours.

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Champa Central Hotel

If you are looking to explore Male’ City for a few days, or a stopover before heading to the airport, Champa Central Hotel, located in the heart of the city is the perfect choice. With lavish, well-appointed rooms, great dining and a convenient location, Champa Central Hotel is the right place to stay while in Male’.

Whichever Crown & Champa Resorts you choose, you are guaranteed an exceptional experience in line with our mission to always exceed guest expectations.

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Perfect For Romance: Romantic Experiences In The Maldives

September 25, 2019

It is not hard to see why couples fall in love over and over again with the Maldives. Rightly considered as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, the Maldives is custom-made for romance. The various islands, with balmy weather, sprawling sandy beaches fringed by towering palm trees, offer up an idyllic setting for romance. Here, you can kick off your shoes and sink into the luxury of island life, where love is in the air, at sea and on the beach. Read on for experiences that are guaranteed to elevate your holiday whether you are on a romantic getaway, your honeymoon, or celebrating your anniversary.

Stay In A Water Villa


Overwater bungalows are the ultimate haven when visiting the Maldives. Set on stilts atop the Indian Ocean, these villas are often set apart from other villas, offering the seclusion and privacy necessary for a romantic break. Their ideal location guarantees that you have exceptional views of the lagoon all around. Nothing compares to drawing your curtains to the sight of the sun rising over the ocean, or settling in to watch the sunset with your loved one next to you. With many of our resorts offering water villas with a private Jacuzzi, the two of you can relax, sip on champagne and watch as the day turns to night, and the stars come out to play.

Enjoy A Private Beach Dinner


Steal away to a private area on the beach and dine on the shores, while taking in the stunning scenery laid out for you. Combining amazing al-fresco ambience with decadent food, private beach dinners make for an incredibly romantic evening. Toast to your love as you enjoy the splendour of nature and each other’s company. Beach dinners available in Hurawalhi Island Resort, Innahura Maldives Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa are the perfect way to celebrate a special day and make wonderful memories in paradise.

These two examples are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to romantic experiences in the Maldives. Each of our resorts has tailored its offerings to provide ample opportunities for romance. With the diverse range of resorts in our portfolio, we have something for everyone from ultra-luxurious Kudadoo Maldives Private Island to budget-friendly Innahura Maldives Resort and everything in between. Browse through the individual websites to find the perfect fit and start your romantic getaway.