Sustainable Resorts in the Maldives
The Maldives is truly one of the world’s maritime treasures that prospers in a beautiful yet fragile environment. At Crown & Champa Resorts, we are committed to raise awareness and educate both our associates and guests on ways to be more mindful of the natural environment. We are not only aware of global environmental issues, but we also acknowledge our impact and responsibility towards our planet for the present and future generations.
We believe that taking care of the environment is a collective responsibility, and now more than ever, each of us must take action to help protect and conserve our shared home. Here are various sustainable efforts our Maldives resorts are implementing while providing exceptional holiday experiences to our guests.
Harnessing the sun
Opened in December 2018, the ultra-luxury Kudadoo Private Island was not only designed and built from all-natural materials, but its operations run entirely on solar power. The resort’s central hub, known as The Retreat, houses an exclusive spa and wellness centre and features a photovoltaic roof covered with almost a thousand solar panels, which generate 300kW of electricity.
The five-star Hurawalhi Island Resort, the adults-only Komandoo Island Resort, the vibrant Kuredu Island Resort and the affordable Innahura Maldives Resort have also installed solar panels to harness energy from the sun, which translates to a massive reduction in carbon emissions.
The secluded island paradise of Veligandu Maldives has implemented efficient lighting in villas and public areas, with about 97% of its light bulbs replaced with energy-saving LED lamps. In addition, it has a desalinisation plant that allows the resort to produce its own potable water, about 164,980 litres daily, for guest and staff consumption.
The family-friendly Kuredu Island Resort proudly displays colourful, electric-powered scooters and shuttle club cars available for its staff and guests’ use to minimise the impact on air pollution.
Greener measures have been put in place at our resorts to decrease single-use plastics that can end up in the ocean and harm delicate marine life. All our resorts have replaced plastic water bottles with reusable glass ones and use special linen bags instead of non-biodegradable plastic. Additionally, plastic straws have successfully been removed from our restaurants and bars, providing guests with eco-friendly alternatives.
Our properties are taking numerous ways to prevent plastic waste, including lesser-known and not on-trend endeavours such as:
- our buffet restaurants offer dispensers instead of individually-portioned butter in plastic containers
- carbonated drink glass bottles are now used in minibars, allowing us to decrease plastic usage
- toiletries provided in our villas and spas are from Healing Earth, a world-renowned industry leader for luxury amenities that are organic and biodegradable.
Marine Life Conservation
Kagi Maldives Spa Island, the Maldives’ only resort for relaxed luxury and lifestyle retreats, has established a coral nursery program where currently 15 coral fragments are growing in a well-monitored environment, which will be transported and secured back onto the reef in the future.
The famed dive resort of Vilamendhoo Maldives in the South Ari Atoll offers eco-conscious diving and snorkelling excursions that provide guests with a once-in-a-lifetime experience while educating them on the importance of protecting the marine ecosystem, including every creature living in it.
Many of our properties are also working closely with the Manta Trust, a UK based, independent non-profit organisation whose mission is to advance the conservation of manta rays and their habitats, and the Olive Ridley Project, whose dedication is to protect sea turtles in the Indian Ocean through research, education, and rehabilitation.
Meeru Island Resort & Spa, one of the Maldives’ most expansive resort islands, features ‘Meeru Garden’. The sustainable garden was developed to meet the needs of its day-to-day kitchen operations and provide guests and associates with fresh ingredients and organic produce. Guests can also join the ‘Nature and Vegetation Exploration’ tour, providing them with information on how the resort manages to grow fruit and vegetables on the island and preserve the natural surroundings.
Komandoo Island Resort, the leading adults-only resort in the Maldives, sources fish directly from the neighbouring islands’ fishermen. As such, the resort is able to support the livelihood of these local fishers and contribute to the local economy.
Local Community Engagement
Our commitment goes beyond just environmental sustainability. We aim to create value for local communities by empowering them through job creation, education and community impact initiatives. Throughout the year, we participate in various social activities within our communities, including blood donation drives, island reef and lagoon clean-ups, fundraising, and local sports events. Occasionally, we bring in local artisans to our resorts, where they can have the opportunity to showcase their craft and promote local culture and heritage.
Choose Crown & Champa Resorts for your Holiday in the Maldives
We are the leading hospitality group in the Republic of Maldives that takes pride in being a good corporate citizen by being part of the local community and culture. We are committed to preserving the environment through sustainable operations, guided by our core values: Respect, Empathy, Sincerity, Openness, Reliability, Trust and Sensitivity.
Discover our Collection of Sustainably-conscious Resorts in the Maldives
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island: an ultra-luxury, fully-inclusive resort located in the magnificent surrounds of Lhaviyani Atoll.
Hurawalhi Island Resort: a naturally-chic adults’ escape where luxury treads lightly, balancing barefoot bliss with enchanting adventures.
Kagi Maldives Spa Island: a luxury boutique resort offering a mindful wellness retreat in an inspiring island setting.
Meeru Island Resort & Spa: a tranquil paradise of swaying palm trees and white sandy beaches, with a myriad of experiences and activities for families and couples alike.
Kuredu Island Resort: a top-rated resort with a wide selection of accommodations, sports, dining and entertainment.
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa: a popular dive resort located in the South Ari Atoll, renowned for whale shark and manta ray hotspots.
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa: Asia and the Maldives’ top romantic resort offering the ultimate secluded island retreat.
Adults only (18+)
Komandoo Island Resort: the Maldives’ leading adults-only resort ideal for couples, solo travellers, and groups of friends.
Innahura Maldives Resort: an affordable resort with a fun, laid-back atmosphere perfect for those who are always up for fun and new adventures.