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Sustainability in the Maldives

March 31, 2021
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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.

Energy Management

Harnessing the sun

Hurawalhi Maldives Solar Panel

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.

Waste Management 

Sustainable Glass Water Bottles @ Kuredu Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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 Eartha world-renowned industry leader for luxury amenities that are organic and biodegradable. 

Marine Life Conservation

Coral Garden Maldives

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-life 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 Trusta UK based, independent non-profit organisation whose mission is to advance the conservation of manta rays and their habitat, and the Olive Ridley Project, whose dedication is to protect sea turtles in the Indian Ocean through research, education, and rehabilitation.

Sustainable Supplies 

The Sustainable Meeru Island Resort

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 

Bodu Beru Maldives - Crown & Champa Resorts

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

Luxury

Kudadoo Maldives Private Islandan ultra-luxury, fully-inclusive resort located in the magnificent surrounds of Lhaviyani Atoll. 

Hurawalhi Island Resorta naturally-chic adults’ escape where luxury treads lightly, balancing barefoot bliss with enchanting adventures. 

Boutique Retreat 

Kagi Maldives Spa Islanda luxury boutique resort offering a mindful wellness retreat in an inspiring island setting. 

Family-friendly

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. 

Affordable 

Innahura Maldives Resort: an affordable resort with a fun, laid-back atmosphere perfect for those who are always up for fun and new adventures. 

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Holiday Island Destinations For 2021 In The Maldives

January 3, 2021
Hammock on the beach atKudadoo Maldives

To many, Maldives is a single country and a single destination. Holidaymakers recognize the Maldives as an archipelago or a cluster of islands dotted in the warm waters near the equator in the Indian Ocean, designed for off-grid leisure time – mostly for romance, sun and sand.

All palm fringe island with powder-soft white sandy beaches is equally beautiful yet not alike as one might assume at first glance.

As the leading resort collection in the Maldives with nine private island resorts and a city hotel in the Maldives, each of the Crown & Champa Resorts has their own island and distinct style providing tourists with a choice of properties and islands to choose for beach holidays suited to one’s tastes and purpose of travel.

With a renewed feeling of new normal safety and freedom to travel, more and more guests are enjoying multi-resort stays to boundless experience, activities and ambiences on the different resort islands.

Travel Inspirations: Which Island Is Your Next Holiday Destination?

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island By Hurawalhi
Obtain Peace In Paradise.
It could be the soothing, airy Japanese design, the impossibly serene setting, the intuitive service or a combination of all of these things. Still, a deeply relaxing atmosphere permeates every element of Kudadoo in the Maldives’ Lhaviyani Atoll.
The mantra of the island – Anything. Anytime. Anywhere – augments this sense of peace, allowing guests to while away the hours however they wish, from sampling a bespoke tasting menu to visiting the spa at sunrise.

Starting From USD 3000. AAA Fully Inclusive/Per Double/Per Night
Island Buyouts POA
www.kudadoo.com

Hurawahi Island Resort
An Adults’ Escape Where Luxury Treads lightly …and the resort comes seasoned with awe.
Above, below and by the water, honeymooners and guests looking for a beach break are in for a 5-star treat that holds a perfect balance between tranquillity and pizzazz: sublime accommodation, generous all-inclusive service, spa indulgences, marvellous coral reefs and lagoons set seal on the notion that Hurawalhi in the Lhaviyani atoll is worth a visit. Add to the mix the jewel in the resort’s crown, the world’s largest undersea restaurant ‘5.8’, and it becomes clear why you are bound to fall in love with Hurawalhi.

Hurawalhi is for guests +15 years and above.
www.hurawalhi.com

Kagi Maldives Spa Island
The wellbeing minded resort offering Kagi Maldives Pure Life Experience. The island destination is situated in the North Malé atoll, surrounded by rich waters for diving and snorkelling – achieving that holiday of a perfect balance of island and sea. The crown jewel of the property is its 1,500 sqm over-water spa complex with yoga and sound room and offers spa experiences of wellness & health through a dynamic process of self-care and recalibration. All beach and over-water villas contain private pools and direct sea view.

Kagi welcomes guests aged 12 and above.
www.kagimaldives.com

[Related: For those who seek the Maldives for Adults-Only, the collection offers a choice just right for you.]

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
The renowned secluded haven for romance and relaxation. This award-winning romantic hotel in Asia and Maldives is a 20-minute seaplane transfer from the Velana International airport. This charming island boasts a long sandbank with sun loungers, gracious island hosts, a choice of beach and water villas, delightful dining, an overwater spa, two house reefs and over 15 dive sites.
www.veligandu.com

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa
TripAdvisor TRAVELERS’ CHOICE BEST OF THE BEST, 2020 and ranked #9 among the Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Asia, Komandoo is the Maldives only truly adults-only resort (18+ years) offering adults a secluded ambience filled with peaceful and calming experiences in a charming setting. This small island with Maldivian charm is famed for its gracious island hosts known as ‘Komandoo Champions’, fantastic house reef and diving in the Lhaviyani atoll, excellent dining and as the perfect location for intimate escapes.
www.komandoo.com

Meeru Island Resort & Spa
A popular destination for wholesome vacations for families of all ages and group sizes, Meeru Island has conveniently located a 55-minute scenic speed boat transfer for the Malé Velana International Airport.
A large island with wide beaches that circles the island, Meeru has a Kids & Teen Club offering a myriad of activities for kids to enjoy throughout their holiday, a museum and a whale skeleton. For adults, the resort offers separate facilities including villas, restaurants and infinity pools. Meeru is popular for destination wedding and romance, has a 9 hole Pitch & Putt golf course, plenty of land sports, watersports and dive centre, two spas – one over the water and one on land, amidst the gardens. Four restaurants and six bars.
www.meeru.com

[Related: Travelling with a young family? See which resorts is best for you]

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Famed for diving, whale shark spotting and it’s house-reef, Vilamendhoo is a family-friendly resort renowned for diving and has nearly 50 dive sites all situated within one hour by boat. For adults and romancing, the resort has separate adult-only areas and facilities including restaurants, infinity pool and villas. The resort offers land sports, water sports and a dive centre, over-water spa, four restaurants including two a la carte and three bars and two freshwater pool.
www.vilamendhoo.com

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
This large resort island the in Lhaviyani atoll has something to meet every traveller’s desire. With 11 room categories to select from garden bungalows to water villas and private pool villas amidst gardens, the property offers separate adults-only and family-friendly areas.
Kuredu boast a vibrant lifestyle with 14 restaurants and bars, two spas – one over the water and the other amidst a garden, multiple freshwater pools, the first golf course plus the longest driving range in the Maldives, a two-story Fitness Center on the beach, a long sandbank and the largest dive centre in the Maldives! The island is also a turtle hot spot, has a stunning lagoon, own house reef and more than 60 dive sites within boat reach.
www.kuredu.com

Innahura Maldives Island
The beautiful beach resort where life is easy. Situated in the south-east Lhaviyani Atoll, the all beach bungalow resort was created for sun-seekers, young and young at heart. Find wide beaches, a lagoon and shallow waters for sea swims, water sports, a dive centre, a Duniye spa, an expansive freshwater pool, has activities such as sustainable hand reel fishing and its own desert island.
To divers delight, Innahura is situated closer to the biggest coral reef in the Maldives and offers unexplored diving and snorkelling areas, and the abundant fish life of Muda Thila.
www.innahura.com


The resort collection currently provides a choice of Special Offers and flexible cancellation to help plan travel 2021 plus to allow you to the opportunity to linger longer in the Maldives.
Book direct or through your travel agent or OTA.

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The Maldives – One Island, One Resort

June 3, 2020

The Maldives is a unique destination promising an incredible journey with bespoke holiday experiences. The Island nation is well known for the unique concept of “One Island, One Resort“, meaning that one hotel occupies the whole island.

It is believed that the future traveler desires to experience a safe and care free environment during their holidays while still practicing social distancing. Maldives getaway options that include your own private villa, secluded beach surroundings, private pool pool, ocean view will be considered safe and sought after.

Crown & Champa Resorts, the leader in the Maldivian hospitality industry with the heritage that over 40 years’ experience brings, having nine resorts and one city hotel in its portfolio. The diverse collection of resorts include  Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, Hurawalhi MaldivesVeligandu Island Resort & Spa, Komandoo Maldives, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Resort MaldivesInnahura Maldives Resort, and one city hotel, Champa Central Hotel. Each resort is on a private secluded island and offers guests an unforgettable experience and memorable moments, with beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters, private beach dining options, contactless activities and excursions , dive centres, snorkelling, yachting in one of the most picturesque destinations in the world.

Crown & Champa Resorts Updates

CCR launched a property every year over the past four years

April 26, 2020

Continuing to contribute to the heritage of the Maldives hospitality industry, Crown & Champa Resorts has launched a property every year over the past four years ensuring a wide range of experiences for holidaymakers to the Maldives.

? 2016 introduced the affordable full-service Malé City stay at Champa Central Hotel.
?️2017 welcomed Hurawalhi Maldives with our stunning 5.8 – the world largest all-glass undersea restaurant.
?️2018 presented our eco-friendly, 15 key retreat Kudadoo Maldives Private Island with the AAA – Anything. Anytime. Anywhere, concept.
?️2019, our affordable beach Innahura Maldives Resort where life is easy comes true.
?️2020 we announce the arrival of Kagi Maldives Spa Island opening in September.

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Earth Day is everyday with Crown & Champa Resorts

April 22, 2020

With Crown & Champa Resorts,  Earth Day is everyday. Our teams are motivated to introduce sustainable approaches in day to day operations and to take measures to reduce the carbon foot print. Small steps bring about great changes. These are some of the initiatives we took in the past months;

  • Our properties replaced single-use plastic straws with bio-degradable versions. ⠀
  • Our resorts make use of solar energy with Kudadoo Maldives Private Island being fully-solar powered.
  • Plastic usage is reduced through using reusable water bottles instead of single-use plastic bottles. Further, we are switching to glass soft drink bottles, phasing out of using plastic PET bottles.
  • Wherever possible, food is sourced locally. Only fishermen with a proven record of sustainable practices are commissioned.
  • Toiletries provided in your villa and at the spa are from Healing Earth, a recognised industry leader adept at luxury green amenities. They are biodegradable, packaged in recycled glass and delivered in bulk.
  • Native and naturalized fauna is used across our properties for gardening.