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Maldives Restaurants: A Quick Guide to Dining at Crown & Champa Resorts Collection

July 20, 2021
Maldives Restaurant - Veli Dinner at Kuredu Island

When thinking of Maldives restaurants, images of luxurious underwater dining at 5.8 usually spring to mind. Travellers who wish to dive into the spectacular food scene will have no shortage of options for exquisite eateries worth trying.  Across our resort collection in the Maldives, holidaymakers and gourmet jet setters will have endless opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime destination dining experiences.

Maldives Restaurants - Crown & Champa Resorts

At Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, guests are free to indulge in gourmet delights, ‘Anything. Anytime. Anywhere’ with a selection of in-villa and destination dining experiences. Visit the restaurant, appreciate the wine and cheese cellar or even head over to the sister resort, Hurawalhi, to dine.

Hurawalhi Island Resort is no stranger to extraordinary culinary experiences. Its standout feature is undoubtedly 5.8, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. The resort also has Canneli Restaurant with the luxurious fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kashibo Restaurant to satisfy your palate with Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese delicacies, and J.F.K. – Junk Food Kitchen where vegans and meat lovers alike will surely enjoy. The three bars consist of a Champagne Pavilion and a wine cellar.

Kagi Maldives Spa Island has three restaurants and convivial bars as a part of the culinary journey experience. The Spa Corner offers a casual menu throughout the day, from raw and greens to sushi and light mains to complement the day of pure relaxation at Baani Spa.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa boasts a buffet restaurant and à la carte restaurant, Madivaru – loved by guests for its fusion of Western culinary techniques with an Asian flair to serve up decadent masterpieces. Dining on a yacht is also popular amongst guests at this romantic Maldives resort.

The truly adults-only (18+) Komandoo Island Resort & Spa features the overwater à la carte Aqua Restaurant, buffet restaurant, and a selection of private waterfront dining experiences.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa has a total of two buffet restaurants, including the overwater Asian Wok and Hot Rock Restaurant, offering cooking on Lava rock, six bars, and a café for ice cream delights.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers two buffet and two à la carte restaurants, including one over the water, four bars, and the three others that offer either vistas of the stunning sea and sunset or lush greenery.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa boasts 15 restaurants and bars, including a golf bar, a speak-easy bar tucked away in lush, tropical gardens, an ocean-facing chill-out teahouse, a wine cellar, plus an ice cream parlor.

Innahura Maldives Resort has an expansive buffet restaurant, features a top-notch snack menu, and two bars situated over the turquoise lagoon for good times and good food.  

All the resorts offer a selection of private dinners, beach dining events, and in-villa dining. The buffet restaurants have rotating theme nights to provide variation and tasting experiences. Guests can also participate in wine tasting and excursions for them to experience B.B.Q. and picnic on sandbanks. If your stay falls during a full moon, dining on the beach under the moonlight is a sought-after guest experience.

Guests can also show photos from the resort’s Instagram accounts to your dedicated waiter, island host, guest services or Front Desk to have the dining experience reserved or similar or even better experiences suggested to suit your lifestyle and interests.

Dining is available in vegan and vegetarian options.

Bon appétit.

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Crown & Champa Resorts Kudadoo Maldives Private Island News

From Private Jet to Your Private Island Resort: Arrive at Kudadoo Maldives in Luxury and Style

July 18, 2021

Arrive at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island in Luxury and Style

A stay at Kudadoo Maldives offers chic barefoot luxury, privacy, and exquisite attention to detail and ensures your days are filled with moments of magnificence from beginning to end.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, an ultra-luxury private island resort in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, has partnered with the leading private aviation provider, XO, to offer discerning travellers exclusive private jet experiences from global destinations to the Indian Ocean all year-round.

Getting to Kudadoo by Private Jet is a magnificent arrival experience unlike any other in the Maldives, which allows holidaymakers to bypass crowded airports and shorten the time spent waiting around. The private jet can land directly at Velana International Airport in Malé , just a 40-minute scenic seaplane journey from Kudadoo Maldives. Alternatively, it can also touch down at Maafaru International Airport, a 30-minute speedboat transfer away.

Kudadoo Maldives - Private Jet Service

Image courtesy: XO and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

During the flight, guests can enjoy a personalised service amidst luxurious surroundings, and all the private jet experience has to offer. Additionally, they can start planning the bespoke itinerary, which the resort’s personal butler will assist with. Experiences that will add another level to Kudadoo Maldives residents’ stay include: swimming with manta rays, snorkelling with sea turtles, paddle boarding with dolphins, and taking a private luxury yacht on a splendid adventure.

View the Private Jet Experience brochure here »

To learn more about private flight services available exclusively through XO and Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, please get in touch with [email protected] or [email protected]

Experience Moments of Magnificence at the Ultra-luxury Kudadoo Maldives Spa Island

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island - Private Jet Experience

Defined by the philosophy ‘Freedom Reimagined’, Kudadoo Maldives is an ultra-luxury resort with a one-of-a-kind design that blends sophistication with eco-sustainability in mind. Featuring only 15 overwater residences, each with a 44 sqm terrace pool, Kudadoo ensures a secluded hideaway purposefully crafted for the more discerning traveller — all accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane journey. The resort’s fully inclusive offering, ‘Anything. Anywhere. Anytime’, promises an unhindered enjoyment of luxuries, where every desire is granted and expedited by your personal butler.

www.kudadoo.com

A Safe and Beautiful Holiday Experience at Crown & Champa Resorts

Kudadoo Maldives Private Jet Experience

Catering to every purpose of travel, Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldivesconnects 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 IslandHurawalhi Island Resort, Kagi Maldives Spa Island, Veligandu Island Resort & SpaKomandoo Island Resort & SpaMeeru Island Resort & SpaKuredu Island Resort & SpaInnahura Maldives Resort, and one city hotel, Champa Central Hotel.

www.crownandchamparesorts.com | i[email protected] 

Featured Image: XO and Kudadoo Maldives Spa Island 

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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]

Heart of CCR Innahura Maldives Resort News Sustainability

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, fruit, herbs, and spices are sustainably grown onsite.

Many of the kitchen’s ingredients – cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, Aubergine (eggplants), green peppers, radishes, alongside tropical fruit 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 fruit 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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World Turtle Day: Sea Turtles Nesting on the Beaches of Our Island Resorts in the Maldives »

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

May 21, 2021
Sea Turtle Lays Eggs on Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Critically Endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle Lays Eggs on Kagi Maldives Spa Island’s Beach

Team members of Kagi Maldives Spa Island witnessed Mother Nature’s wonders first hand on Saturday, 15 May 2021, when a critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtle laid her eggs at the resort’s beachfront, eight days before World Turtle Day on 23 May, an annual observance to shine a light on the need to protect turtles from their disappearing habitats across the world.  

After the mother turtle slowly dragged herself back to the ocean, the resort team promptly secured the nesting site with a protective fence and clearly marked with a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign. The resort hopes to see the emergence of the hatchlings by the end of July. This was not the first event where a turtle laid eggs at the resort, as there are currently two more nests expected to hatch in June.

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Sea Turtle Nesting in The Maldives at Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Like many sea turtles, Hawksbills also known as Eretmochelys imbricata, are listed as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, due to their beautiful, translucent shell being used for decoration and fashion purposes.

According to studies carried out by the Olive Ridley Project, Hawksbill turtles reach sexual maturity at around 30 years of age and can lay up to 200 eggs in each nest that take forty-five to sixty days to hatch. Interestingly, female Hawksbill turtles return to their hatching sites every two to three years to lay their own eggs.

Sea Turtle Nesting in The Maldives at Kagi Maldives Spa Island-2

Located at the tip of North Malé, which is 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. The 50 all-pool villa resort boasts a spectacular house reef surrounding the island where many resident sea turtles thrive, and some of which choose the island resort as their nesting ground.

More Sea Turtle Nesting & Hatching Sightings At Our Island Resorts

Sea Turtle Hatching Maldives @ Kuredu, Vilamendhoo, Komandoo

Prodivers Maldives, in partnership with the Olive Ridley Project, has identified over 500 sea turtles in the Lhaviyani Atoll. The majority of them can be found at the world-renowned turtle hotspot – Kureduwhere marine life enthusiasts can meet one of about 270 sea turtles residing in the area. 

Lhaviyani Atoll’s large sea turtle population allows guests of Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Hurawalhi Island Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, and Innahura Maldives Resort to experience snorkelling or diving with these ancient creatures and learn more about the significance of their conservation. 

Sea Turtle Experiences Across the Collection

Across the Crown & Champa Resorts Collection, there are opportunities to experience ecologically considerate sea turtle encounters. Green sea turtles can be frequently observed at the ultra-luxury Kudadoo Private Island, the naturally chic Hurawalhi Island Resort, and the top-rated Kuredu Island Resort & Spa.  At the adults-only (18+) Komandoo Island Resort & SpaGreen sea turtles and Hawksbill sea turtles can be spotted around the house reef. In the Ari Atoll, where the secluded haven of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa and the diver’s paradise of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa are situated, Loggerhead sea turtles and Leatherback turtles can be seen swimming and enjoying the waters; whilst the Olive Ridley sea turtles prosper around the family-friendly Meeru Island Resort & Spa in the North Malé Atoll. Turtle Reef, a dive site just off the laid-back Innahura Maldives Resort, is the location where forty-eight (48) Hawksbill sea turtles were spotted in a single dive. 

Sea Turtle Experiences Maldives

Adopt a Sea Turtle in Partnership with the Olive Ridley Project

At Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Hurawalhi Island Resort, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, and Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, guests can participate in adopting a turtle with the Olive Ridley Project and help support conservation efforts. These endeavours include, but are not limited to:

  • research, education, and community engagement in all aspects of sea turtle conservation
  • supporting the monitoring, protection, and release efforts of Olive Ridley sea turtles and their hatchlings carried out by trained members of the local communities

Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, continuously provides guidelines, information, and environmentally conscious excursions to raise awareness for these graceful creatures of the ocean. Additionally, the resorts work closely with organisations such as ProDivers Maldives, Ocean Group Maldives, and Euro-Divers Maldives to help protect sea turtles in the Maldives.