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Epic Ways to Come Out of Lockdown – Travelling to the Maldives

August 18, 2021
Traveling to The Maldives - Crown & Champa Resorts

If you are planning to treat yourself with international travel, one can find simple pleasures of staying at a beach resort, holiday indulgences, to bucket list experiences in the Maldives with Crown & Champa Resorts. 

Paradise Islands in Bio Bubbles

The collection’s private island resorts is a one island destination, offering a safe bio bubble but with many things to do and a one-stop location to tick off the multitude of life’s moments you had to postpone due to travel restrictions. 

The Maldives has been open since June 2020 and has not closed its international borders even once, making the island nation a reliable destination to plan your getaway. Guests will be whisked away on the scenic boat and seaplane transfers directly from the Maldives’ Malé Velana International Airport [IATA: MLE] to resort islands. 

The resort collection has accommodated flexible cancellation and supported all guests, their travel partners, and tour operators to rebook. In addition, for guests travelling, departure PCR testing is facilitated at the resorts.

[Related: Is Maldives safe to travel? YES. Maldives is a WTTC Global Safe Travels Destination »]

Whether it is revenge travel with last-minute wanderlust or meticulously planned holidays ready to be executed through the confidence in vaccinations, reopening of international borders, and travel restrictions ease, here is a list of ideas of things to do in the Maldives based on your purpose of travel.

Treating Yourself to International Travel: Epic Ways to Come Out of Lockdown

The Romantic Traveller

Intimate elopements, romantic honeymoons, renewals of vows ceremonies or just spending quality time with a loved one. Whatever you’re celebrating, the resorts offer the perfect setting for two.

[Related: Here is why the Maldives is the top and affordable destination for beach weddings »]

Anniversary Vacations and Trips

Blissful babymoons, birthdays, after exam and achievement parties. Weave in all the anniversary celebrations you had to postpone into your next beach holiday.

Multi-generational Family Holidays

Private island resorts are the perfect solution for guests looking for the ideal opportunity and destination for large gatherings of friends and family without social distancing.

Solo Travel Adventures

For needed me time, solo travellers will never run out of things to do at any of the properties of Crown & Champa Resorts. Be it just lazing on the beach, snorkeling with turtles, wine tasting, spa, cooking lessons, yoga, an Instagram photo spree, dancing to the drums on cultural theme nights, soaking in Jacuzzi with sea views to learning to dive, there are endless of activities and experiences our resorts will offer based on your lifestyle.

Sports Travel + Vacation

Professional sportsmen and women have been choosing the collection’s tennis and paddle tennis courts and the resorts as their training destinations.
The resorts provide a good selection of activities for low altitude endurance training and include fitness centres.
While the pro athletes and professionals do their daily routine, their families and friends can enjoy the fun in the sun.

Great Outdoor & Tropical Holidays

The land and the sea provide a great choice of activities for guests of all ages.

For young guests age 0-12 years
Children can enjoy playgrounds, wading pools, wide beaches, shallow waters, and select family excursions.

[For wholesome family holidays – The fun islands »]

Things to do on land:
Walk on the beach or jog, stroll and run through the island pathways
Visit the organic gardens at the resorts
Play Golf in the Maldives
Rent a bicycle on our larger islands, play tennis, badminton, beach volleyball and a variety of outdoor sports
Practice yoga with Duniye Spa

Things to Do in the Sea:
Enjoy motorized water sports; jet ski, banana boats, parasailing, and more at select resorts
Do non-motorized water sports. Kayaking, wind sailing, paddle boarding
Sea swimming
Luxury yachting and boating

Things to do underwater
Diving: Single tank, two-tank, turtle excursions, manta excursions, ship wreaks, whale shark excursions. See the dive & snorkelling guide to the Maldives to learn more

Learn New Skills and Experience Travel

Join a retreat
Take a cooking class to learn a Maldivian curry
Learn to dive or do your next dive certificate
Learn windsurfing, try kite surfing, parasailing, or wakeboarding!
Experience the Maldivian culture and taste the local cuisine

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Exercising Al-fresco: Make Your Maldives Island Your Gym

August 18, 2021

The Maldives is great to respite, soak in the sun on a beach holiday, for diving, romance, and indulgence. Guests can add wellbeing and outdoor exercising to the list of things to do in the Maldives.

Each of our resorts has air-conditioned fitness centres with ocean vistas and some with tropical views amidst lush gardens. The private islands, being at sea level, are a perfect spot for low altitude endurance training. With clean air and surrounded by the sea, our resorts offer a great place for our guests to embrace nature and get inventive with their fitness regime while on holiday.

Here are 8 ways to get your workout at our resorts

1.  Swim

Dip into the sea or the freshwater pools at our resorts. Every island in the collection includes their own lagoon and swimming pools. Saltwater is known for its therapeutic effects and warm seawater, generally 25°C to 30 °C (77 to 86 °F). Swimming offers the benefit of increased heart rate, muscle toning, stamina, and endurance without stressing your body.

2. Scuba dive  & 3.  Snorkelling

Exploring the underwater world is an excellent way of being active. It will double as a well-being activity, putting your whole body to test while calming your mind and regulating your breathing.

[Related: Scuba Diving And Snorkeling In Maldives »]

4. Sea Kayaking

This calorie-burning activity is fun and helps exercise your back, shoulders, arms, chest, and abs. Choose from single or twin kayaks at our resorts’ water sports centre. Complimentary use of kayaks is included in most of the collection’s All-Inclusive Packages.

5. Stand up Paddle Boarding

Also known as SUP Surfing, this activity uses your core muscles to keep you balanced an oversized surfboard with a paddle. This gentle activity is easy to learn, exercise your body while not exerting pressure. Paddle boarding at sunset is a bucket list activity. Ask your resort’s Water Sports centre for paddle boards.

6. Running & Jogging

A jog on the beach or run through the islands’ coconut canopied roads and pathways – an activity suitable for guests of all ages to improve cardiovascular fitness and build strong bones.

7. Increase your flexibility

Stretch. Roll out your yoga mats on the beach or the verandas of your villas with sea views. The Duniye Spas at each of the resorts also offer yoga sessions for the guests to enjoy.

8. Play Racquet Sports

Tennis, badminton, paddle tennis, and table tennis.  Our properties provide a choice of facilities to burn those calories with intense and fun under the tropical weather.

[Related: Play padel tennis – on the court ranked as one of the most spectacular paddle tennis courts in the world »]



100% Vaccinated: Kudadoo Maldives Private Island & Hurawalhi Island Resort 

August 15, 2021
Fully Vaccinated - Kudadoo & Hurawalhi Maldives

Fully Vaccinated and Ready For Your Arrival

All eligible Kudadoo and Hurawalhi resort associates are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Kudadoo Maldives Spa Island and Hurawalhi Island Resort, part of Crown & Champa Resorts, confirm all eligible team members have been 100% vaccinated. 

Through the resorts’ strong commitment to safeguarding team members and guests, and in close cooperation with the Maldives’ Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism, all qualified employees have received their first and second vaccine doses and are, therefore, fully immunised against COVID-19. 

Fully Vaccinated_Kudadoo_Hurawalhi Maldives

Alongside being 100% vaccinated, the properties also follow reinforced health and safety guidelines under the ‘A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise’ programme, including daily temperature checks, physical distancing, increased cleaning & disinfecting frequency, and strict implementation of hygiene measures. Additionally,  on-site PCR testing facilitation is available for those guests with this compulsory requirement.

The Maldives’ unique geographic disposition, with its ‘one island, one resort’ set-up, lends itself perfectly to offering a safe haven for guests in COVID times. Each resort is nestled on its own island, accessible only by speedboat or seaplane; therefore, there is no mixing of other guests from other resorts – creating a ‘bubble’ and naturally achieving safe physical distancing in the new normal way of travel. 

Crown & Champa Resorts is inviting travellers to experience moments of magnificence at Kudadoo, the Maldives’ first and only fully solar-powered private island. The ultra-luxury resort offers the most discerning of travellers ‘Anything.Anywhere.Anytime’, an all-inclusive concept that promises an unhindered enjoyment of luxuries, where every desire is granted and expedited by a personal butler. On the one hand, honeymooners and romantic couples can embark on a naturally chic adults’ escape at the five-star Hurawalhi Island Resort, which offers a perfect balance of barefoot luxury and enchanting adventures.

To learn more about Crown & Champa Resorts’ enhanced 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]

Crown & Champa Resorts News Travel Guide

The Maldives Bucket List Experiences with Crown & Champa Resorts

August 11, 2021
The Maldives Bucket List Experiences - Crown & Champa Resorts

The Maldives Bucket List Experiences

The Maldives’ leading resort collection brings out-of-the-ordinary experiences, unique encounters, and new ways to explore that aim to reignite the passion for travel and inspire bucket list dreams.

Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, has revealed bucket list adventures travellers can look forward to, whether seeking new authentic experiences or booking their first post-lockdown getaway. From swimming with whale sharks and scuba diving to luxury yachting and lifestyle retreats, it is time to make these holiday dreams come alive.

Experience Luxury Yachting with Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

The Maldives Bucket List - Luxury Yachting with Kudadoo

Discerning travellers can enjoy bespoke excursions and romantic celebrations aboard Kudadoo Maldives Private Island‘s luxury yacht, Bella. Embark on a search for pelagic species out in the blue water, seek out an uninhabited island for a picnic lunch, or admire the star-studded Maldivian sky while sipping champagne – these moments of magnificence are waiting to be unfolded. 

Be a Castaway on Dream Island with Hurawalhi 

The Maldives Bucket List - Dream Island - Hurawalhi

Alongside 5.8, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, the naturally chic Hurawalhi Island Resort also has its private sandbank called Dream Island, located just a short boat ride away and amidst the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Offering that ‘luxury castaway’ island experience, guests can enjoy their own island paradise and spend the day exactly as they wish, whether that leads them to the relaxation under the sun, exploration of the spectacular life beneath the surface, or simply the enjoyment of endless ocean views.

Escape to the Essence of Pure Life with Kagi Maldives Spa Island 

The Maldives Bucket List - Wellness Retreat with Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Holidaymakers seeking to rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit may find themselves in the well being-focused paradise of Kagi Maldives Spa Island, a true sanctuary for the senses that offers the perfect setting to slow down and immerse into self-discovery and self-care. Guests can dive into a world of wellness with the resort’s ‘Lifestyle Retreats’,  which feature yoga and meditation, relaxing massages, and holistic healing, alongside nutritious meals and locally-inspired excursions. 

Indulge with a Touch of Romance with Veligandu 

The Maldives Bucket List - A Touch of Romance with Veligandu

Honeymooners and romantic couples will enjoy a myriad of intimate experiences in the secluded haven of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, voted a top romantic hotel in Asia and the Maldives: from adoring magical sunsets, indulging in a private dinner on a tranquil beach, opting for a private cruise, or enjoying a renewing spa treatment together.

Swim with Manta Rays with Komandoo Maldives

The Maldives Bucket List - Manta Ray Encounters with Komandoo

Nestled amidst Lhaviyani Atoll’s manta hotspots, the adults-only (18+) Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is the perfect island retreat from which to experience magical adventures with manta rays, the queen of the ocean. Although year-round sightings are common, these majestic creatures can be seen frequently from November through April, feeding on plankton and swimming around the rich waters of the Maldives. Guests can turn their regular diving and snorkelling excursions into an adventure of a lifetime. 

Explore Shipwreck Diving with Meeru Island 

The Maldives Bucket List - Shipwreck Diving with Meeru

With an incredible diversity of marine life, there is no denying that the Maldives is a sought-after destination for a world-class scuba diving experience. The palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island Resort & Spa in North Malé offers a range of dive excursions, including diving amongst the wrecks. Divers and adventure seekers alike will be mesmerised by an out of this world undersea environment with sunken ships teeming with aquatic life.

Swim with Whale Sharks with Vilamendhoo 

The Maldives Bucket List - A Touch of Romance with Veligandu

Swimming alongside these gentle giants of the ocean is high on the bucket list experiences of many travellers to the Maldives. Being the largest fish in the sea, snorkelling or diving with whale sharks is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The adventurer’s paradise of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, located just about an hour Dhoni boat ride away from Maamigili Island, a premier Whale Shark Point in South Ari Atoll, affords guests the chance to swim with and even take photographs of these marvellous creatures.

Snorkel with Sea Turtles with Kuredu 

The Maldives Bucket List - Swim with Sea Turtles with Kuredu

The vibrant Kuredu Island Resort & Spa enjoys a desirable location in Lhaviyani Atoll, within easy reach of the largest community of green sea turtles in all of the Maldives. Just a short boat trip away, guests of all ages can find themselves in the crystal-clear waters around Kuredu Caves, home to an abundance of marine turtles and other oceanic life. 

Spot a Pod of Dolphins with Innahura 

The Maldives Bucket List - Dolphin Spotting with Innahura Maldives

Boasting the largest lagoon in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, the laid-back paradise of Innahura Maldives Resort is a natural playground for water sports enthusiasts and enchanting marine creatures such as dolphins. Hence, Innahura is an excellent destination from which to experience hopeful dolphin encounters. When lucky enough, guests joining one of the resort’s ocean excursions will have the opportunity to set their sights on these playful cetaceans jumping in the distance or swimming right next to the boat.

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

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 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]