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Maldives Resorts perfect for foodies

August 13, 2020

As featured on TRAVEL+LEISURE SOUTHEAST ASIA – 3 Maldivian Resorts Perfect For Foodies »

Crown & Champa Resorts impresses with a diverse portfolio that spans everything from an ultra-luxe private island to more affordable, midscale properties. Whether it be a honeymoon in a water villa, snorkelling with manta rays, turtles and sharks, or a family get-together, you are spoilt for choice with this remarkable resort collection – one of the largest in the Maldives.

If you prefer your meals seasoned with awe, you have come to the right place too as culinary journeys at all Crown & Champa Resorts islands are worth the trip in and of themselves.

For starters, we are pleased to serve you a rundown of gourmet delights at three of the properties that deserve a special mention for their drive to improve your experience, one bite and one visit at a time.

Destination Dining Jungle Dinner

Destination Dining – Jungle Dinner at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

At Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, you can live in the lap of luxury that treads lightly. Setting a new standard in sustainable all-inclusive hospitality, Kudadoo has been designed for escapes from the confines of everyday life. Stay at one of the 15 over-water residences (each boasts a 44m2 infinity plunge pool) and have your butler help you curate your days at this petite piece of paradise. Anything can be arrange for you, at any time and anywhere: be it a floating breakfast in your residence’s pool, a dolphin-watching jet ski safari with a picnic on a desolate sandbank along the way, diving with underwater scooters among reef sharks, or unlimited spa treatments, moments of magnificence take many forms at Kudadoo – and they are all a part of the private island’s unique all-inclusive.

You can even hop over to Hurawalhi, Kudadoo’s sister property and one of the country’s trendiest resorts, to enjoy its natural bliss and leisure activities. Fancy a private champagne breakfast or a sunset dinner under the ocean, at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant? While at an additional charge, arranging dining under the sea is as easy as letting your butler know.

Hurawalhi Dream Island Dinner

Hurawalhi Dream Island Dinner

Hurawalhi Island Resort is no stranger to epic culinary experiences either! Its standout feature is undoubtedly 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, which delights with a multi-course tasting extravaganza paired with an otherworldly setting 5.8 metres under the sea. The menus can vary based on season and chef’s current culinary inspiration but always deliver on the promise of a fascinating meal. Be it vegan, vegetarian, seafood or meat dishes, all are cooked to perfection and come with a view that but a few restaurants in the world afford. Be sure to treat yourself to the award-winning wine pairing too. A lunch or dinner with a view of the coral reef is something that definitely deserves a place on your Maldives’ bucket list!

Adding to the 5-star property’s crown are Canneli restaurant that will have your taste buds dancing with luxurious fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kashibo that will pamper your palate with Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese delicacies, and J.F.K. – Junk Food Kitchen that vegans as well as meat lovers will thoroughly enjoy.

Dining at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Hand-dived baked lobster served with lagoon views at Madivaru à la carte restaurant

Dining at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.  Hand-dived baked lobster served with lagoon views at Madivaru à la carte restaurant

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is a natural choice for couples seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Maldives. Secluded and intimate, you will fall in love with this 4.5-star resort and its pristine beach fringed by towering palm trees and a turquoise sea.

Veligandu boasts a buffet restaurant and an à la carte restaurant, Madivaru. The latter is nestled on the beach, set amidst lush vegetation, creating a romantic tropical setting. Exchange sweet nothings with your darling over a delicious meal in the cosy indoor dining area, or dine underneath a starry sky for an even more intimate rendezvous. Take in the beauty of the island while indulging in sumptuous delights prepared by the masterful chefs. Paying homage to the surroundings, they craft dishes that are perfectly balanced, light and unique. They fuse western culinary techniques with Asian ingredients to serve up decadent masterpieces; the Asian infused lobster bisque, lobster tempura and asparagus salad, as well as grilled chicken salad on crispy Indonesian crackers are a few must-try dishes during your holiday at Veligandu. No fabulous meal is complete without a great wine pairing, and at Madivaru, you’re in for a treat! Complementing your menu choice with a stunning setting and a bottle to celebrate the occasion in style, your evenings in paradise are bound to be delightful.

Chefs at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Hurawalhi Island Resort and Veligandu Island Resort & Spa understand that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, so if your holiday at these Crown & Champa Resorts turns out to be the best one yet for you and your loved one, you now know whom to thank.

Bon appétit in the Maldives!


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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.


Crown & Champa Resorts Destination Dining Kuredu Island Resort & Spa News

The First Speakeasy Bar Opens In Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

July 14, 2019

The last week saw the launch of the first Speakeasy Bar in the Maldives in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa in partnership with Bulleit Bourbon. Nestled in the lush foliage in a secret location, the Bulleit Bar provides the ultimate private bar experience. Kuredu guests can hire out the space and host exclusive parties and gatherings, all serviced by a host or bartender. Included in the price are a variety of whisky cocktails, flavoured water and popcorn. There is no better way to celebrate a special moment in paradise, than by relaxing with your friends and family, sipping on delicious drinks and enjoying the beautiful, tropical nature all around you.

Kuredu’s lively dining scene is unparalleled. The bar scene, in particular, offers a variety of options, with the Bulleit Bar being the latest addition. Each of the now ten outlets has a unique concept and a signature drink menu. Whether you indulge in elaborate cocktails or prefer to sip on a large glass of beer, there is something for you in Kuredu.

There is no room for boredom in Kuredu. The upcoming December holidays are a great time to sample Kuredu’s dining scene and to also have a lively, vibrant holiday that you will remember for days ahead. Join in their 31st Birthday Celebrations that guarantee a fantastic time. Read more here and take advantage of their special offers.


Crown & Champa Resorts Destination Dining

Top 5 Breathtaking Dining Experiences in the Maldives

March 28, 2019

The Maldives appeals to millions of travellers every year, who flock to the tropical islands in search of sun, sand and some respite from their normal lives. The palm-fringed endless beaches and the glittering azure waters cast their spell on travellers who visit year in, year out. Adding to the charm of the Maldives, are the endless opportunities for once in a lifetime destination dining experiences. Here are our top 5 picks:


Underwater Dining

Dining in 5.8 Undersea Restaurant in Hurawalhi Island Resort is a spectacular gastronomical experience like no other. The meals are prepared with flair, seasoned with awe and served against the backdrop of the sea, in the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. Sample the multi-course delights as you take in a view that very few restaurants in the world can offer.


Unscripted Dining

Dining in Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is inspired by your imagination. Their Anything, Anytime, Anywhere concept extends to dining, allowing you to indulge in culinary creations that are inspired by you, adapted to your dietary requirements and prepared to perfection by the executive chef. Here, you can let your imagination run wild and embark on a culinary journey like no other.


Dining Under The Moon

Idyllic and intimate, Full Moon Dinners in Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa redefine the beach dining experience. Set on the beach, these dinners allow you to indulge in delicacies specially prepared for you as the moon casts a romantic glow and the palm trees sway, serenading you.


Dining On The Beach

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa’s candlelit dinner on the beach promises an evening of indulgence. Couples can sink their feet into the soft sand, unwind under the stars and savour divine delicacies. With the Veli dinner in Kuredu Island Resort & Spa couples enjoy a 5-course menu, paired with a bottle of wine and set on the pristine sandbank, in a private and comfortable soft sand arrangement.


Dining In The Sky

Enjoy the stunning views of Male’ City from Champa Central Hotel’s Roof Top Restaurant as you enjoy any of the tasty meals from the a la carte menu, or the Buffet theme nights. Sip on a refreshing drink as you watch the sunset over the dotted skyline. Offering one of the best views in Male’ City, you are in for a treat here.


These resorts redefine destination dining. You will surely be spoilt for choice. View reasons to pick Crown and Champa Resorts here.