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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 also 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 www.crownandchamparesorts.com or contact [email protected]

Experiences Travel Guide

A Tale Of Two Islands In The Maldives

March 28, 2021
Kudadoo and Hurawalhi resorts

An expansive feeling of freedom reimagined, where luxury treads lightly in the Maldives

Hurawalhi Island Resort & Spa and Kudadoo Private Island are sister islands found in one of the world’s most beautiful and last clean oceans, set in their own private lagoons at the northern tip of the Lhaviyani Atoll. Paradise can be reached by a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from the Maldives’ Velana International Airport (MLE).

Kudadoo, Raising the bar

From its inception, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is a destination that blends the esthetics of design with the freedom of an experience where you can truly appreciate Anything. Anytime. Anywhere (AAA). Raising the bar in environmentally conscious, luxury travel, benefits include unlimited watersports, spa treatments, excursions, scuba diving, snorkelling, culinary journeys, and an acclaimed wine cellar. Guests at Kudadoo also has unlimited access to all facilities at its sister island Hurawalhi, just within a quick speedboat transfer.

Hurawalhi, Adults-Only Escape

Acclaimed for its chic all-inclusive adult’s only escape (15 years+), Hurawalhi has become one of the Maldives must-visit resorts and is ranked #8 among TripAdvisors’ 2020 – Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Asia.

With cuisine at the core of the experience, Hurawalhi boasts Canneli Restaurant with its luxurious fare, Kashibo’s fusion of Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese delicacies, and J.F.K. (Junk Food Kitchen). Three bars, including the spectacularly located Champagne Pavillon, an extensive wine cellar, land sports, water sports, spa, a choice of excursions and things to do, mean this all-inclusive offering is straight from the top shelf.

5.8 Undersea Restaurant

Residents from both resorts can experience a meal seasoned with awe, a culinary treat at 5.8, the World’s Largest All-Glass Undersea Restaurant. Served beneath the surface of the ocean against the backdrop of nature’s vibrant aquatic seascape. Diners can enjoy watching the reef life as they sample the mouthwatering culinary creations of Hurawalhi’s Executive Chef.

When it all comes so effortlessly, it is time to celebrate creating enduring memories to last a lifetime.

Setting a new standard in sustainable all-inclusive hospitality, both islands are keenly aware of the importance of the natural world and our dependence on its ecosystems and the biodiversity of its marine life. From harnessing the power of the sun with extensive use of solar energy to eradicating single-use plastics, Kudadoo Private Island and Hurawalhi Island Resort are pushing sustainable practices in the Maldives to new frontiers.

With the partnership with The Manta Trust in their multidisciplinary approach to conservation, it is not all talk about the changes needed but active participation by making every effort to limit our impact on the environment.

www.hurawalhi.com    |    www.kudadoo.com 

Diving News Travel Guide

Scuba Diving And Snorkeling In Maldives

March 10, 2021

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Kudadoo   |   Hurawalhi  |   Kagi   |   Veligandu   |   Komandoo   |   Meeru   |   Vilamendhoo   |   Kuredu   |   Innahura
North Malé Atoll   |   North & South Ari Atoll   |   Lhaviyani Atoll

With clear blue water, white sandy beaches, and great underwater visibility, the Maldives is an idyllic scuba diving paradise as much as a romantic destination. Blessed with a tropical climate and warm Indian ocean waters, the island nation of the Maldives is a year-round destination.

Whether you’re a master or novice scuba diver looking to get certified or a beginner or avid snorkeler, Maldives is a unique destination that can offer a choice of diving, romance, respite and freedom of space to guests. Being a renowned beach destination, the islands also offer lifestyle holidays such as family, anniversary, honeymoon, destination weddings, solo travel, single parent vacations,  friends travelling together,  long stays, corporate getaways or remote working to be combined seamlessly with diving.

Dive Holiday Experiences In The Maldives

• Whale shark & Manta Dives
• Shark Dives
• Shipwrecks Dives
• Underwater Photography
• Night Dives
• Learn To Dive
• Family Dives
• Diving Honeymoon
• Luxury Yachting & diving
• Luxury Dive Holidays

💡Travel Tips: The Maldives is readily accessible from Europe, North America and the Far East with a choice of major international airlines with daily connections. Tour Operators also arrange frequent charters to the Maldives.

Marine Life In The Maldives

The Maldives archipelago is 99% ocean and known for its great coral reefs and marine life.

Guest can experience an abundance of colourful reef fish, octopus, squid, sea anemones, soft corals, parrotfish, sweet lips, napoleon wrasse, moray eels, five species of turtles, different types of rays such as mantas, eagle rays to giant pelagic fish, such as tunas, sharks, dolphins, and the elusive whale sharks in the Indian Ocean surrounding the atolls.

💡Travel Tips: Due to climate change, guests may see some coral bleaching in the shallow reefs.  Most resorts offer a choice of excursions to nearby reefs or talk to the resort dive operator on what excursions to take or where you can see the marine life of your interest.

Where To Dive & Resorts To Stay In The Maldives

The Maldives has a lot to offer ranging from luxury resorts and private islands to more humble and far more affordable resorts. The Crown & Champa Resorts’ collection offers nine private island resorts with different room categories at different price points giving the flexibility to guests to select the perfect combination of Resort, room and dive destination in a range of budget.

💡Travel Tips: All resort dive operators of the Crown & Champa Resorts collection are PADI 5 Star Dive Centres and offer the full range of PADI courses for all levels. For budding young divers, the dive centres offer bubble makers courses for children from the age of 8 years.

The North Malé Atoll Diving

Kagi Maldives Spa Island

House Reef:
Access the reef from your over-water villa stairs or straight from the beach. Expect to see healthy corals, bright colourful tropical fishes and cute sea creatures; sea turtles, rays, reef sharks, moray eels and nurse sharks. Learn More »

Dive Excursions:
For divers, there is a huge variety of trips and dive sites, from Manta point to some thrilling channel diving with sharks, overhang with delicate colourful soft corals to some up-close personal Turtle moments in Makunudu Garden.

Dive Partner: Euro-Divers by Kagi Maldives

Kagi is a wellbeing focused resorts welcoming guests from the age of 12.
Kagi offers the destination experience Kagi Maldives Pure Life – a well-being concept that flows through the resort from its minimalistic architecture, culinary offering, activities and excursions to the 1500sqm spa complex, all subtly conveyed and thoughtfully built into stays to suit every guest and their lifestyle.
Stays at Kagi starts from USD 600.00++* per double/per night on Bed & Breakfast.
www.kagimaldives.com


Meeru Island Resort & Spa


Meeru’s Lagoon & Corral Garden:
Meeru has a lagoon ideal for sea swimming and a first-time divers delight, Meeru Island Resort and Spa’s also has a coral nursery.  The lagoon where the nursery is located boasts a wide variety of fish species. It is not uncommon to see turtles, rays and small reef sharks cruising in this area. The coral garden is located on the east side of Meeru, in front of 200s beach villas. See: Underwater Livecam
Complimentary, daily, outer reef excursions are available within a short boat distance of a maximum of 25 minutes, where guests can expect turtles, napoleons, morays, sharks, rays, crustaceans and other sea life.

Dive Excursions:
Meeru guests also have the ease of access to some of the top requested dive sites in North Malé. Some of the most visited dives sites are;
• The Aquarium – A collection of corral rocks surrounded by reef fish and some caves.
• The Colosseum – A C shaped formation with slopes to spot tunas, turtles and pelagic feeders
• The Far Reef, Miyaru Faru, HP Reef and Thilas (rock pinnacles), or underwater islands which sports diverse sea life such as Nassimo Thila ( a declared protected marine area), Okobe Thila, Helengeli Bodu Thila and many guided fun dives.
See: Dive Calendar For Scuba And Snorkeling Around Meeru Island, Maldives

Dive Partner: Euro-Divers Meeru Island

Meeru Island is conveniently located a  scenic 55-minute speedboat transfer from the Velana International Airport. A family-friendly island with a separate adults-only area, the resort offers expansive beaches, a choice of rooms from, garden, beach villas to over-water accommodation. Meeru has a thriving culinary scene with six bars, two a la carte restaurants and dining events. Guest can enjoy two spas, golf, a choice of land sports and plenty of excursions and activities in Meeru and large watersports and dive centre. Stays at Meeru starts from USD 350.00++* per double/per night on Full Board.
www.meeru.com


The Ari Atoll Diving

The Ari atoll is renowned for its pelagic species and is a scuba diver s’ heaven. Manta rays, eagle rays,  and turtles frequent the atoll year around while the unique opportunity to see whale sharks and hammerhead sharks are available.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa – North Ari Atoll

Diving with Veligandu Island Maldives
House-Reef:
Veligandu is blessed with two house reefs of its own with frequent turtle sightings. The house reef to the West can be reached from the beach in front of the Ocean Dive Centre facing the lagoon. The house reef to the Southside of Veligandu is facing the outside edge of the atoll.

Dive Excursions:
Veligandu boasts 17 dive sites within a 40-minute boat ride including the famed Madivaru Corner in the south of Rasdhoo Atoll where the currents attract pelagic fish in large numbers, such as sharks, rays, tunas, jacks and Napoleons. Also, small ocean creatures can be found here, like the resident leaf scorpionfishes.
Advanced divers can enjoy the weekly early morning dive to the Hammerhead Shark Point – Big Blue, wherewith luck, have the chance to spot Hammerheads in the deep blue water at 30m depth.
Weekly whale sharks excursions available to see the elusive gentle giants, the whale sharks.
See: Veligandu’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For North Ari Atoll Maldives

Dive Partner: Ocean Dive Centre

Veligandu is an award-winning, top romantic hotel in Asia and the Maldives. A secluded haven for romance, the island is known for its long sandbank, palm-fringed beaches surrounding the island, intimate ambience, excellent hospitality and a popular honeymoon and beach wedding destination. The island offer beach and water villa, an overwater spa, one a la carte restaurant, two bars with ocean views and land sports such as badminton and football, motorized and non-motorized water sports, and luxury yachting besides diving, excursions and activities. Veligandu is a scenic 20-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport. Though guests of all ages are welcome on the island, over 95% of Veligandu guests are adults.
Stays at Veligandu starts from USD 480.00++* per double/per night on Full Board.
www.veligandu.com


Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa – South Ari Atoll


House-Reef:
The famed house reef of Vilamendhoo Resort is exceptionally beautiful and starts just a few feet away from the beach. The house reef s’ dense corral garden circles the island and extend over the narrow lagoon around the overwater villas on the western end.  The reef itself is teaming with marine life and home to turtles, schools of jacks, napoleons, blacktip reef sharks and eagle rays.

Dive Excursions:
The resort is blessed with nearly 50 dive sites, all situated within one hour by boat including the Maamigili Marine Protected Area and National Park where whale sharks are frequented.
• For certified divers, the resorts brings a variety of dive sites every day which can be explored during single tank, two tank or full-day trips.
• For divers looking for more challenging dives, Vilamendhoo offers the perfect channels for drift diving. Channel diving presents the opportunity to observe a plethora of fish, the mix of pelagic life and the reef itself.  Guided tours will take guests to watch sharks and eagle rays gliding in the current as well as hunting and feeding.
• Thila dives: A Thila is an underwater mountain with a top reef between 5-15 meters and it is usually located in a channel or in the middle of the atoll. Waters around Vilamendhoo contain some of the most famous Thilas, such as Kuda Rah Thila, 7th Heaven, Broken Rock and Lucky Hell offering stunning soft corals and an abundance of fish life.
See: Vilamendhoo’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For South Ari Atoll Maldives

Dive Partner: Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo is a family-friendly resort with separate adults-only areas and facilities famed for whale shark spotting, turtles spotting and its house-reef. Just a 25-minute scenic seaplane transfer from the Velana International Airport, Vilamendhoo offers a choice of room categories from the garden, beach villas to over-water villas. The resort has two freshwater pools, two a la carte restaurants and three bars.
Stays at Vilamendhoo starts from USD 300.00++* per double/per night on Full Board.
www.vilamendhoo.com


Diving in the Lhaviyani Atoll

A 40-minute scenic transfer from the Velana International Airport, the Lhaviyani atoll is popular with divers. The diving in the atoll is rated excellent by divers and includes the Shipyard site with two very diveable wrecks and Madivaru Kandu (channel) is a high-energy channel pulsing with pelagics.

Crown & Champa Resorts collection presents a choice of five private islands in the Lhaviyani Atoll.
More than 50 dive sites spread across the Lhaviyani and the close by Noon Atoll are within easy reach of the Crown & Champa Resorts properties. The topography of the atolls results in a wide variety of sites and an astounding quantity of fish life, with regular sightings of sharks, rays and a very large population of resident turtles. The main manta ray season from September to March.

All resorts participate in Manta Trust, the Manta Ray conservation project and the Olive Ridley Project – a conservation project where guests can adopt and name a turtle.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is home to one of four hyperbaric chambers in the Maldives and servers not only emergencies arising from the local resorts in the surrounding atolls but also liveaboards that pass through the area.

Kudadoo Private Island By Hurawalhi


House Reef:
The island is surrounded by a pristine house reef.

Dive Excursions:
Being a fully-inclusive resort, Kudadoo offers unlimited diving and snorkelling.
Guest can contact their butlers for curated dive itineraries. Remote reef exploration and island-hopping on aboard Bella, Kudadoo’s luxury yacht with the Marine Biologist is available POA. Dive explorations on Bella;
• Baa Atoll – Cruise the neighbouring Atolls and explore the open ocean where you could stumble upon everything from whales breaching to dolphins.
• Hanifaru Bay – Explore the worlds largest feeding ground for manta rays at this UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Maldives – designated as a Marine Protected Area. Observe mantas in what is called ‘cyclone feeding’ in which there are sometimes up to 50 or more of these graceful creatures.
• Whale Shark and Manta Search – Dive group will be accompanied by Kudadoos’ Marine Biologist
• Diving in Noonu Atoll – Venture to the neighbouring Atoll in the north to experience some amazing dive sites such as the shark cleaning station of Orimas Thila, and the incredible reef structure of Christmas Rock, full of fish and a favourite of underwater photographers.
Stays at Kudadoo starts from USD 3000.00++* per night on Fully Inclusive AAA.
www.kudadoo.com


Hurawalhi Island Resort


House Reef:
The resort’s house reef offer ample opportunity for seeing sea turtles and bustling schools of fish in its reef.  Guests can join the resident marine biologists for snorkelling and learn more about the fragile eco-system.

Dive Excursions:
Hurawalhi also offers rebreather diving for the sensation of bubble-free diving and underwater scooters to buzz effortlessly past reef sharks and squadrons of eagle rays. The resort offers meaningful and insightful marine life encounters with Hurawalhi’s marine biology center.

Dive Operator: Pro Divers Maldives

Home to 5.8, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, Hurawalhi is a 5-star naturally chic adult’s escape that prides itself in treading lightly on the environment.  Hurawalhi ranked #8 among the Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Asia in 2020 by TripAdvisor and is for guests 15 years and above.
Stays at Hurawalhi starts from USD 700.00++* per double/per night on Bed & Breakfast.
www.hurawalhi.com


Komandoo Island Resort & Spa


House Reef:
The island is bosts a fabulous, shallow and easily accessible house reef with coral blocks. The reef is well visited by anemones, clownfish, parrotfish, triggerfish, morays, fusiliers, napoleon wrasse, stingrays and eagle rays. The endangered hawksbill turtles can also be spotted and the island is frequented by green sea turtles. See: House Reef Snorkel Guide 

Dive Excursions:
•  Komandoo offers multiple excursions with access to countless drop-offs, beautiful protected reefs full of life and colour as well as access to a large number of channels for those seeking bigger fish action.
•  Shark diving and swimming with turtles are popular activities. Kuredu Caves is home to over 60 resident green sea turtles
•  Kuredu Express: is a protected nearby marine area at the sister resort Kuredu. and a popular dive site for intermediate divers. This unique site is home to sharks, rays, incredible schools of jacks and snappers and is rated as one of the top dive spots in the Maldives.

Dive Operator
: Pro Divers Maldives

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.
Stays at Komandoo starts from USD 500.00++* per double/per night on Full Board.
www.komandoo.com


Kuredu Island Resort & Spa


House Reef:
The Kuredu house reef has a huge range of fish on display and is also home to its own shipwreck. The island is also a turtle hot spot and has a stunning lagoon.

Dive Excursions:
•  Kuredu offers excursions to 60 dive sites within boat reach – dive sites bursting with coral, sharks and rays cruising through the channels, turtles resting on the outer reefs and schooling snappers enjoying the protection of the reefs, majestic manta rays, tunas, moray eels and Napoleon wrasses and more. The Manta Trust, working closely with Prodivers in the Maldivian Manta Ray Project, has identified around 300 mantas in the Lhaviyani Atoll.
•  Boat trips leave throughout the day, helping to ensure that you can make the most of your time in the Maldives.  Guest can join single dive trips (morning and afternoon), organise two-tank diving regularly (including afternoon two tanks for late risers) and full-day trips.
•  The Kuredu Express: is a protected marine area a 10-minute boat ride from the resort.
• The Anemone Thila: one of the prettiest sites in the Atoll. It is fringed with overhangs and terraces that are home to blue stripe snappers and the occasional nurse shark. Trevallies patrol the reef bringing terror to the glassfish that gather in huge number over the reef.

Dive Operator: Pro Divers Maldives.
Kuredu boasts the largest diving centre in the Maldives and Kuredu’s medical clinic includes a hyperbaric chamber.

Kuredu is the largest island in Lhaviyani atoll, and 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 and a long sandbank.
Stays at Kuredu starts from USD 300.00++* per double/per night on Bed & Breakfast.
www.kuredu.com


Innahura Maldives Resort


Innahura ‘s Lagoon:
The island is surrounded by a shallow logoon. Innahura provides daily complimentary boat transfers to a nearby reef.

Dive Excursions:
•  Innahura offers unexplored diving and snorkeling areas in the east of the Lhaviyani Atoll and is close to one of the biggest coral reefs in the Maldives.
• Muda Thila: An interesting dive site worthwhile exploring more than once. Leather coral, bubble anemones, two-spotted snappers, blue striped snappers,  fusiliers and mantis shrimps can be seen at this untouched east Lhaviyani site.
• Two-tank and full-day dive trips can be arranged with the dive center.

Dive Operator: Pro Divers Maldives

The beautiful beach resort where life is easy. Situated in the south-east Lhaviyani Atoll, the all beach bungalow resort 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.
Stays at Innahura start from USD 150.00* per double/per night on Bed & Breakfast.
www.innahura.com


Weather In The Maldives & Diving

Located close to the equator, the Maldives is sunny and balmy year-round with day air temperature to vary between 27°C/80°F to 30°C/86°F. Water temperature is fairly constant at a balmy 24°C/75°F to 30°C/86°F.

The north-east monsoon, typically running from November through to April is characterised by clear skies and sunshine with January to April bring great visibility for diving and snorkelling. The south-western monsoon typically occurring May to October can bring less settled weather, but there is plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed.  The monsoon also causes a plankton bloom in the water,  which results in reduced water visibility yet however is a huge advantage for divers as manta rays and whale sharks come to feed on the plankton.

Due to the size of the Maldives, its climate is also subject to conditions elsewhere in Asia, there are many weather variations among the atolls and weather forecasting apps tend to be inaccurate, especially during the south-west monsoon when the resort conditions are often much better than shown.


* Prices are indicative only and are subject to change.  Do a rate search on the Resort Website(s) or collections booking engine for current rates and packages.

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Experiences Travel Guide

Music Lovers Guide To The Maldives

November 14, 2020
Music in Maldives

Music is one of the best ways to experience the Maldivian culture and tradition. The most common and famous form of music in the Maldives is boduberu drumming and singing, which has become part of the Maldivian identity. Boduberu means a big drum. This traditional music is performed by 15 people and starts with a slow beat and with a soft tempo and increments until it becomes very fast-paced drumming. The boduberu performers wear a traditional sarong and a white short-sleeved shirt. Both men and women sing and dance to the drumming.

 

Maldives Music Through Out The Years

Even though boduberu is the most popular type of music in the Maldives there is a lot more to Maldivian music to than the only boduberu. Maldives traditional poetic styles lhen (poems), fairihi (Rhyme), raivaru (toddy tapper songs), bandhi are also part of the Maldivian culture. In the 1980s the Maldivian music was heavily influenced by Indias Hindi songs. The 80s and 90s generation watched Indian movies, Hindi songs and the majority of the people understand Hindi. But many famous singers and musicians tried to create original music.

Arguably the most influential band ever in the Maldives is Zero Degree. Formed in 1988, the band created its album by travelling across archipelago islands recording natural rhythm beats to capture the island lifestyle and culture. These cultural rhythms ranged from, early morning birdcalls, the swishing of winnowing rice ashore, and many more. With these unique styles, Zero Degree released two albums, “Dhoni” and “Island Pulse”. Zero Degree also gained fame internationally is well known for its locally influenced music and tunes invoking the Maldivian culture and heritage.

The modern Maldivian artists perform electronic dance music, rap music, and modern boduberu groups have revied old tales and sagas and made into new exciting music pieces. Now again, music is more than a form of entertainment, it’s an integral part of the heritage and a way to express themselves. Development of tourism and the hospitality industry paved the career for many musicians and the local talents are widely appreciated throughout the industry. Now live music and DJ have become a livelihood for many local artists. Listening to live music in the Maldives during your beach holiday is sure to be a memory you’ll keep for years to come. Come experience Maldivian music with us.


Meet Musician Mezzo and his Guitar at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa this December 2020.
Mohamed Majid, popularly known as Mezzo, is playing at Kuredu Resort Maldives since Kuredu’s reopening. A well-known musician in the Maldives, Mezzo has also performed at gigs around the world, including South Africa, Europe and Seychelles, and his music has been featured on MTV. Learn more »

Experiences Travel Guide

Yachting in the Maldives

October 10, 2020

The Maldives is 99% ocean. Situated near the equator, the archipelago with atolls and its island dotting across the Indian ocean and is draped in 365 days of summer, with white sandy palm-fringed tropical islands above the water and an amazing underwater world below the waves. This makes the Maldives a top, year-round destination to experience yachting.

The properties of the Crown & Champa Resorts offer our guests many experiences when it comes to yachting in the Maldives. The resorts facilitate private yachting with POA and excursion packages.

Many ways to yacht in the Maldives,

  • Chase the sunset. Be it romance or at the end of a dive trip, sunset cruising is a popular option our guests love.
  • The yachts make another location to renew your wedding vows and take wedding photography ( Tell the world you had a beach wedding, a wedding on a yacht, a wedding on a sandbank and even underwater. Ask your resort how they can accommodate multiple wedding ceremonies during your stay in the Maldives)
  • Go on a diving excursion.
  • Travelling with friends? have your get-togethers onboard.

Island hop with Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi’s Bella

Yachting in Kudadoo

Bespoke excursions, romantic celebrations and luxurious transfers. Ask your butler to make Bella whisk you away on adventures that are limited only by your imagination.

Bella is a Princess 55 Motor Yacht, built by the Princess Yachts. Luxuriously spacious with interiors etho the Flybridge range flows.

www.kudadoo.com | Discover Bella and her wanderlust itinerates 

Yachting with Hurawalhi Maldives Island

Yachting in Hurawalhi

Set your adventurous spirit free by chartering Bella, Hurawalhi’s luxury yacht. Guest can choose a few hours, or an entire day, aboard the impeccably designed vessel for bespoke excursions and experiences. Cruise with your loved one, cruise the atolls or tailor-make your trips and arrange an inter-island transfer.

Learn more

Yachting at Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Yachting in Kagi Maldives

From luxury day sailing to full moon cruising across the Indian ocean, yachting will be an option for guests to enjoy in Kagi, the well-being focused resort.

www.kagimaldives.com | Kagi is open for reservation

Yachting with Veligandu, the secluded island

Yachting in Veligandu

Veligandu’s Gadha (lovingly named as the strong-one-of-the ocean in Dhivehi), is a tastefully appointed Nomad 65 by Gulf Craft. 

65ft long and 18ft wide, the three-deck modern customized luxury motor yacht comprise of three guest cabins on the lower deck, fully air-conditioned living area, a bar along with a kitchen on the middle deck and an open air space at the top deck to wallow in the breath-taking ocean views.

Gadha is available for day-long Ari atoll cruising, for dive and snorkelling trips, gourmet dinner cruising at sunset and a choice of deep-sea sailing options for romance, onboard weddings, star gazing,  adventures and relaxation.

www.veligandu.com | Ask your island host or reservations for bespoke itineraries  

Cruise the sea in full sail with Komandoo

Yachting in Komandoo

The Maldives truly adults-only resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa offers a choice of fantastic opportunities and exploration options aboard the classic motor sailing yacht Britt, in full sail. Excursions can be booked while on the island through your resort champion. Popular with guests are full-day atoll sailing in the Lhaviyani with sunbathing, snorkelling and diving.

www.komandoo.com | Ask your resort champion during your stay for itineraries 

Tailored cruising aboard Meeru’s Norah

Yachting in Meeru

Norah is a Princess 62 Motor Yacht, built by the Princess Yachts with elegantly appointed interiors and takes guests exploring the north Maldives. Let Norah take on excursions to snorkel through the most picturesque reefs and experience spectacular marine life, visit sandbanks and chase sunsets. The yacht is also available for transfers to arrive or depart in privacy, convenience, comfort and style.

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Go on an Ocean Discovery tour on Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa’s Goma

Yachting in Vilamendhoo

Spend a full day out at sea, hopping in and out of the ocean, searching for the hidden gems that the South Ari atoll is famous for, including majestic whale sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, reef sharks, with Vilamendhoo’s beautiful wooden yacht Gomafulhu (meaning beautiful lady in descriptive Dhivehi). With the beauty Goma cruising in full sail, this wooden motor yacht offers a unique experience to dive trips and leisure cruising.

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Atoll cruising with Kuredu

Yachting in Kuredu

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa offers sailing excursions on board the wooden yacht ‘Britt’ which becomes one of the many guests’ holiday highlight. The yacht excursion itinerary starts off with breakfast on board, cruise through the waters past uninhabited islands, a local island, sandbanks and stunning lagoons, mid-day anchoring in one of the calm lagoons to serve guest lunch.

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Yachting is one of the many ways guests at Crown & Champa Resorts let you discover the joy of sailing. All our resorts boast deep sea fishing boats, traditional yet motorized Maldivian Dhonis for excursions and speed boats to experience the joy of ocean cruising.