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Innahura Maldives Resort Expands Organic Vegetable & Herb Garden

October 6, 2021
Innahura Maldives Resort - Organic Vegetable Herb Garden

Innahura’s Organic Vegetable & Herb Garden

Innahura Maldives Resort, part of Crown & Champa Resorts, recently expanded its organic vegetable & herb garden.

Accessible by a footpath, the sustainable garden at Innahura Maldives successfully grows various local produce, enabling the resort to serve guests and team members the freshest and healthiest options on a regular basis. Some vegetables under cultivation include radishes, cucumbers, eggplants, and herbs such as Thai basil, green peppers, and lemongrass. The Gardening team are passionately working to maintain the garden alongside the participation of other resort associates.

As part of the expansion, the vegetable & herb garden, located at the heart of the island, now has protective barriers to keep the produce from damages. More varieties of vegetables, such as sweet corn and summer squash, are being planted. Additionally, the team have started to grow fragrant herbs like mint, rosemary, oregano, and chives  – all of which are incorporated into the signature dishes and tastefully crafted cocktails that guests can enjoy at the resort’s restaurants and bars. 

Vegetable Garden - Innahura Maldives Resort

Photo: Innahura’s Executive Chef Naresh in the garden © Innahura Maldives Resort

      

Executive Chef, Naresh Ramalingam, says that harvesting fresh and naturally sourced produce provides him with the opportunity to create culinary experiences that stay true to Innahura’s ‘garden-to-table’ ethos. He also adds that there will be a number of unique experiences soon, where guests can pay a visit to the garden, participate in harvesting, and learn more about the cultivation of crops on the island. 

Alongside the thriving organic vegetable and herb garden, plants indigenous to the Maldives are now being nurtured for landscaping and intensifying the property’s tropical surroundings, with different species of flowers starting to flourish, including common daisies, hibiscus, West Indian Lantana, and Jungle geranium. 

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[Related: Evolution of Innahura s’ Organic Garden – Garden-fresh Goodness at Innahura Maldives Resort » ]

Innahura: Your Laid-Back Paradise in the Maldives

Innahura Maldives Resort

Innahura Maldives is a 78 all-beach bungalow resort located in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, offering a fun, laid-back atmosphere perfect for sunseekers, the young, and the young at heart. All villas are directly situated on the beach, just a stone’s throw away from the unbelievably blue lagoon, and feature modern facilities with a traditional Maldivian twist. Here, holidaymakers of all ages can enjoy an easy life.

For further information, please visit www.innahura.com or email [email protected]. To stay updated, follow Innahura Maldives Resort on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #InnahuraMaldives 

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Crown & Champa Resorts Supports World Cleanup Day with Groupwide Green Initiatives 

September 15, 2021

2021 World Cleanup Day with Crown & Champa Resorts in the Maldives 

The leading resort collection in the Maldives raises awareness in recognition of World Cleanup Day through green-inspired activities. 

On the third Saturday of September every year, volunteers from across the globe come together to help make the world a cleaner and healthier place to live. World Cleanup Day is one of the largest community-based environmental programmes to engage more than 180 countries to tackle and generate action on the global waste crisis. 

Crown & Champa Resorts will lend its full support to the worldwide initiative on 18 September with activities and events that aim to raise awareness and educate team members, guests, and partners about the importance of protecting the environment. While the resort collection is all about providing travellers with ‘a life fully lived’ moments, locally-inspired experiences, and connecting them to the very best of the Maldives, it is also committed to treading lightly on the planet. 

  • Kudadoo Maldives Private Island and Hurawalhi Island Resortwill invite residents and guests to visit the Marine Biology Centre to gain insights into the Maldives’ unique marine environment and the properties’ conservation efforts. 
  • Kagi Maldives Spa Islandwill carry out a tree-planting activity to propagate native flora on the island. 
  • Veligandu Island Resort & Spawill arrange an island-cleaning event for marine debris reduction. 
  • Komandoo Island Resort & Spawill organise a planting activity in its organic garden, which already houses a variety of vegetables, herbs, and spices. Additionally, an island and house reef cleaning initiative will be arranged in cooperation with Prodivers Maldives – Komandoo team. 
  • Meeru Island Resort & Spawill conduct a lagoon cleaning operation in collaboration with Euro-Divers Meeru. 
  • Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa: will invite resort associates and guests for a house reef cleaning drive organised by the SEA (sports, excursions, and activities) team. 
  • Kuredu Island Resort & Spa: will organise three clean-up sessions in partnership with Prodivers Maldives: lagoon, house reef, and island, to be participated by divers, non-divers, guests, and staff. 
  • Innahura Maldives Resortwill invite guests and team members to dedicate a portion of their time and energy for an island clean-up effort. 

This World Cleanup Day initiative by Crown & Champa Resorts is part of the group’s commitment towards a sustainable tomorrow, guided by its core values: respect, empathy, sincerity, openness, reliability, trust, and sensitivity.

The collection’s sustainability endeavours go beyond the operational aspects of each property to create a positive impact on the community – economically, socially, and culturally. This includes eliminating single-use plastics, minimising unnecessary consumption of resources, protecting marine life and biodiversity, supporting local livelihood, and promoting local culture and heritage. 

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

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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 ResortKagi Maldives Spa IslandVeligandu Island Resort & SpaKomandoo Island Resort & SpaMeeru Island Resort & SpaVilamendhoo Island Resort & SpaKuredu Island Resort & SpaInnahura Maldives Resort, and one city hotel, Champa Central Hotel.

www.crownandchamparesorts.com | [email protected] 

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Garden-fresh Goodness at Innahura Maldives Resort

June 25, 2021
Sustainable Vegetable Garden - Innahura Maldives Resort

Innahura Maldives Resort’s Sustainable Vegetable & Herb Garden

When one thinks of Innahura Maldives, the image of a laid-back resort surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of the white, sandy beach comes to mind. 

This unpretentious gem of the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, located just a 40-minute scenic seaplane journey from Velana International Airport, offers sun-seekers, the young, and the young-at-heart, a safe and relaxing Maldives getaway filled with ‘Here, Life is Easy’ moments. 

Sitting on a private, tropical island, Innahura Maldives has used the resort’s lush setting to its advantage to create its vegetable & herb garden, where a huge variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices are sustainably grown onsite.

Many of the kitchen’s ingredients – cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, Aubergine (eggplants), green peppers, radishes, alongside tropical fruits such as watermelons and bananas – commute less than 100 metres from the property’s thriving vegetable & herb garden.

Garden-fresh Goodness in Every Bite 

Vegetable & Herb Garden - Innahura Maldives Resort

Grown using natural fertilisers, the organic produce harvested from the 12m wide and 30m long sustainable garden is utilised by the talented chefs who use it to incorporate into the resort’s food and beverage outlets’ menus and plate up healthy dishes for guests and team members. 

The vegetable & herb garden is constantly evolving, with new varieties of seeds planted regularly. During the first harvest, the kitchen team garnered 110kg of watermelons, 48kg of cucumbers, 5kg of cherry tomatoes, 12kg of eggplants, 2kg of green peppers, and 1kg of radishes. 

Soon, the Innahura team will introduce a new experience for guests, where they can visit the garden, understand how fruits and vegetables are cultivated on the island, and how this initiative helps sustain and respect the natural environment.

Innahura Maldives Cares for the Planet

Innahura Maldives Resort

Sustainability lies at the core of Innahura’s values. The resort is committed to continuously finding ways to positively impact the environment and inspire guests, partners, and local communities. 

This eco-conscious endeavour comes off the back of several sustainable initiatives already implemented by the property. This is inclusive of solar huts that generate hot water for all the villas, the in-house desalination and water bottling plant, the continual strive to minimise the use of plastics, provision of ocean-friendly bathroom amenities, and ethically considerate diving and snorkelling. 

Explore more: www.innahura.com 

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Sea Turtle Hatching at Kagi Maldives Spa Island

June 17, 2021
Sea Turtle Hatching - Kagi Maldives Spa Island

123 Baby Sea Turtles Released in the Maldives

The wellbeing-focused Kagi Maldives Spa Island has celebrated the first turtle hatching of the season with 123 newly-born sea turtles.

Guests and team members gathered on the beach as the resort’s ‘Green’ team took the lead to carefully guide 123 Hawksbill hatchlings to their first journey to the ocean on Tuesday, 15 June 2021, one day before the WWF’s World Sea Turtle Day. 

Speaking about nature’s wonderful event, Kagi Maldives Spa Island’s Director of Operations, Mohammed Nazeer, said:

“We are fully committed to the protection and conservation of sea turtles in the Maldives, and we are privileged that mother turtles which instinctively travel thousands of miles choose our island resort as their nesting ground to lay their eggs on our beach. The hatching and release of these graceful creatures is truly a unique moment, and we are happy to share it with our guests and associates. There are currently three more nests on the island, and we hope to see the arrival of the hatchlings by the end of July.”

Sea Turtle Hatchlings - Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Sea Turtle Hatchling Release - Kagi Maldives Spa Island

The resort has three more documented sea turtle nests due to hatch in June, July, and August 2021. Hawksbill turtles can lay up to 200 eggs in each clutch, with an average of 60 days incubation period. The 15 June hatchlings were from the nesting event in April.

Related: Sea Turtle Nesting in the Maldives »

Environmental Mindfulness at Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Kagi Maldives not only cares about the wellbeing of its guests but also looks after the environment and the property’s magnificent natural surroundings. The resort raises environmental awareness, shares information with guests and team members, and engages in ‘Marine Conservation’, as part of its Sustainability Programme.  

Kagi Maldives Spa Island - Wellness Retreat

Located at the tip of North Malé, in the heart of Malé Atoll, Kagi Maldives Spa Island is a luxury boutique resort offering a mindful wellness retreat in an inspiring island setting. Ideal for solo and couple travellers, the 50 all-pool villa resort is a true sanctuary for the senses that provides the perfect setting to slow down and immerse into self-discovery and self-care.

Explore more: www.kagimaldives.com

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Crown & Champa Resorts Celebrates Ecosystem Restoration on World Environment Day 2021

June 1, 2021
World Environment Day - Crown & Champa Resorts Maldives

Celebrate World Environment Day 2021 with Crown & Champa Resorts Collection in the Maldives

Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, will mark World Environment Day on 5 June 2021, with a range of awareness-raising activities and events to positively impact the environment and surrounding communities.

Celebrated in more than 100 countries globally, World Environment Day was first established in 1972 as the people’s day for doing something to take care of the planet. 

The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ with a special focus on resetting our relationship with nature – an already ongoing and long-term sustainability effort of all the resorts under the collection. 

Crown & Champa Resorts Collection aims to raise awareness and educate associates, guests, and partners on ways to be more mindful of the natural surroundings by staging various planet-conscious activities supporting the UN initiative, which encourages worldwide consciousness and action for the protection of the environment.

Marine Life Protection

The Maldives’ first fully solar-powered Kudadoo Maldives Private Island and the naturally chic, adults-only Hurawalhi Island Resort continue to work closely with the Mantra Trust, the UK based, independent non-profit organisation whose mission is to advance the conservation of manta rays and their habitats. Guests are invited to take a private trip with the resident marine biologist and learn all about the conservation project, the manta ray ecology, and how to responsibly interact with these majestic creatures of the ocean. 

Gardening and Planting

Kagi Maldives Spa Island: The wellbeing-focused resort will carry out a tree planting event to be participated by both guests and team members. Planting more native trees around the island is an effective way to prevent erosion and help offset emissions of CO2 by storing carbon and other greenhouse gases that otherwise would be released.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa: The secluded island of Veligandu is organising a coral planting initiative in partnership with the Ocean Group Maldives. The activity will start with harvesting broken pieces of corals from the island house reef, which will then be restored by carefully attaching them onto  ‘coral frames’. These frames allow the coral fragments to grow, providing new homes for the abundant marine life in Veligandu’s lagoon. 

Innahura Maldives Resort: The laid-back paradise of Innahura Maldives Resort will have a beach clean up activity, in addition to planting more crops in the property’s sustainable garden, which already produces a variety of spices, herbs, fruit, and vegetables. 

Beach and Island Clean-up 

The adults-only (18+) Komandoo Island Resort & Spa and the top-rated Kuredu Island Resort & Spa will invite team members and guests for a beach and island clean-up drive. Guests are also encouraged to visit Prodivers Maldives Dive Centre to learn more about the Olive Ridley Project, whose dedication is to protect sea turtles in the Indian Ocean through research, education, and rehabilitation. 

Environmental Awareness

Meeru Island Resort & Spa: The family-friendly paradise of Meeru is organising an environmental awareness session in collaboration with Euro-Divers Maldives to educate guests about green issues, the benefits of being sustainably conscious, and the importance of protecting the world’s natural resources. 

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa: Alongside the island clean-up event, the adventurer’s paradise of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa will show educational video materials in the reception area and on guest room TVs to provide guests with valuable information on dos and don’ts on the island and in the sea. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to experience ecologically considerate marine life encounters by joining one of the resort’s eco-conscious excursions. 

Sustainability at Crown & Champa Resorts

World Environment Day 2021 - Crown & Champa Resorts Maldives

The World Environment Day initiatives are part of Crown & Champa Resort’s sustainability programme, which underlines the group’s commitment towards inspiring change for a greener and more sustainable tomorrow, guided by its core values: Respect, Empathy, Sincerity, Openness, Reliability, Trust, and Sensitivity.

Catering to every purpose of travel, Crown & Champa Resorts connects travellers with a passion for a life fully lived to the very 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 Island, Hurawalhi 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.

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World Turtle Day: Sea Turtles Nesting on the Beaches of Our Island Resorts in the Maldives »

Featured Image: Coral Propagation Project at Hurawalhi Island Resort