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July 2021

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa News

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa Unveils New Seafood & Plant-based Menu at its Beachfront Restaurant, Beach Shack

July 29, 2021
Featured Image - Kuredu's Beach Shack

Enjoy ‘Produce-to-Plate’ Dining Experience at Kuredu’s Beach Shack

In response to the growing, health-conscious, and ethically-minded guest profile, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa launches a new menu inspired by ‘produce-to-plate’ ethos. 

As part of its culinary offerings, the vibrant Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, located in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, has introduced a new seafood and plant-based menu at its sea-facing restaurant, Beach Shack

Kuredu's Beach Shack – Culinary Team

In Photos: Commis I Chef Akila, Greenhouse Supervisor Subramaniyan, and Sous Chef Salıya |  Executive Sous Chef Marek 

Executive Sous Chef Marek Koucky, inspired by his culinary training in Mexico and travels around the world, and his talented team, have crafted a delightful menu that stays true to ‘produce-to-plate’ ethos. It features specially selected produce of the region, locally sourced seafood, and a daily harvest from Kuredu’s expansive greenhouse and organic gardenbursting with fresh vegetables, fragrant herbs, and aromatic spices. 

The new à la carte menu offers a flavourful selection of seafood delights, with signature dishes including Jumbo Crab with spiced bisque, chicken wing, charred pineapple, and tapioca cracker and Lobster Medallions with young coconut, red curry, and pearl barley risotto. 

Seafood & Vegan Cuisne at Kuredu's Beach Shack

Health-conscious and ethically-minded guests can enjoy tucking into a luscious array of inventive vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free selections. Chef’s recommendations include Pumpkin Veloute served with mushrooms, smoked almonds, and truffle oil and Grilled Artichokes with marinated artichoke hearts, asparagus, and mustard seeds. All the plates are visually appetising, delicious, and elevated with a locally inspired twist.

Kuredu's Beach Shack - Seafood & Vegan Cuisine

Complementing the refined dining experience are freshly-baked bread with special ‘seaweed’ butter, served before dinner service begins and a hand-picked selection of premium wines from Kuredu’s very own wine cellar. 

Sweet treats include Chocolate Rocky Road, Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta, and a Selection of Sorbets. 

Seafood & Vegan Cuisine - Beach Shack

Tasting menus are also on offer to provide diners with the opportunity to sample six carefully selected courses from the new seafood & vegan menu. 

Seafood & Vegan Cuisine - Kuredu's Beach Shack Maldives

Guests are invited to dine healthily and organically, whether sea-facing or on the beach under the stars and explore the exquisite flavours of the Maldives and the Indian Ocean. 

Beach Shack is available for dinner, on request with 24 hours prior notice. To learn more, please visit: Beach Shack Restaurant at Kuredu 

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa: More Than Just A Beach Holiday

Kuredu Island Resort

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is renowned for its exceptional dining credentials, with an extensive portfolio of 14 restaurants and bars, including The Far East, offering a culinary journey to the flavour-perfect Japanese cuisine and other authentic Asian favourites; the all-day dining Franco’s, featuring Mediterranean cuisine; Sangu Restaurant, serving delicious international and local cuisine in a romantic atmosphere, and various destination dining experiences. All share a commitment to using premium, fresh, and unique ingredients sourced via an outstanding network of local producers and suppliers in the Maldives and the region. | [email protected]


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

July 20, 2021
Maldives Restaurant - Veli Dinner at Kuredu Island

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.

Maldives Restaurants - Crown & Champa Resorts

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.
[Related: Kuredu Island Resort & Spa Unveils New Seafood & Plant-based Menu at its Beachfront Restaurant, Beach Shack » ]

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.

[Related: Maldives Resorts perfect for foodies »]

Crown & Champa Resorts Kudadoo Maldives Private Island News

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 the resort. 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

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island - Private Jet Experience

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.

A Safe and Beautiful Holiday Experience at Crown & Champa Resorts

Crown & Champa Resorts' Meeru and Kuredu Attain 10,000 Guest Reviews on Tripadvisor

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 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 & Spa, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & SpaInnahura Maldives Resort, and one city hotel, Champa Central Hotel. | [email protected] 

Featured Image: XO and Kudadoo Maldives Spa Island 

Experiences News Updates

We Are Vaccinated and Ready to Welcome You Back

July 16, 2021
We Are Vaccinated - Crown & Champa Resorts Maldives

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 available for guests’ convenience and peace of mind. 

We Are Vaccinated - CCR

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 or contact [email protected]