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Which Maldives Resort is Best for You?

November 1, 2021
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Choosing the Best Maldives Resort For Your Vacation

The postcard-perfect paradise of the Maldives is home not only to some of the best beaches in the world but also to a multitude of top-end resorts. Each resort lies on its own secluded private island, with distinctive character and style, offering a dreamy sanctuary of palm-fringed beaches, unbelievably blue lagoons, and captivating ocean views.

At Crown & Champa Resorts, we cater to every purpose of travel. If you are seeking the best Maldives resorts to visit, whether it is an island resort with a vibrant house reef, a fully-inclusive one with bespoke experiences, or an adults-only island retreat, you can discover the perfect paradise for you with our resorts in the Maldives. 

Best Maldives Resort for Sustainable Luxury: Kudadoo Maldives Private Island 

Kudadoo - Maldives Island

If you are dreaming of a Maldivian tropical paradise with an eco-sustainability, low-impact approach, Kudadoo is for you. Located in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is an eco-luxury retreat that offers a magnificent and luxurious paradise for the most discerning of travellers. 

Since its inception, the environment and sustainability have always been at the heart of every aspect of the resort; its structures were built using sustainably sourced materials and integrated atop is Kudadoo’s environmental heartan impressive array of panels that harnesses energy from the sun, providing enough power for the entire island. 

Best Maldives Resort for Barefoot Bliss and Enchanting Adventures: Hurawalhi Maldives 

Hurawalhi - Maldives Island

Fill your days with an unsparing amount of extraordinaries at the adults-only luxury island resort of Hurawalhi Maldives, where  every guest stay  promises a perfect balance of barefoot bliss and enchanting adventures. 

The naturally chic resort is blessed with a high diversity of sea life, with several fish and coral species thriving in the house reef and a manta ray feeding and breeding ground just 150 m from the beach. Guests and marine life enthusiasts alike can experience world-class diving and snorkelling here. 

Moreover, gourmet travellers can enjoy dining at 5.8, the world’s largest, all-glass undersea restaurant, a picnic on a deserted island, or a beach dinner for two under a blanket of starry skies. 

Best Maldives Resort for Spa & Wellness: Kagi Maldives Spa Island 

Kagi Spa - Maldives Island

Being the first wellness retreat in the country, Kagi Maldives Spa Island is the go-to island for wellbeing and total relaxation. It features 50 luxury pool villas, a 1500 sqm spa complex called The Baani Spa that affords guests rejuvenating massages and soothing facials. On top of that, this wellbeing-focused resort offers signature ‘Lifestyle Retreats’ that provide a comprehensive programme consisting of yoga, meditation, holistic healing, good-for-you meals, and locally-inspired experiences. 

Best Maldives Resort for Romance: Veligandu Island 

Best Maldives Resorts - Veligandu Island

Planning a dreamy tropical island honeymoon? Seek no further than Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. Offering a secluded island of silky-soft white-sand beaches, two vibrant house reefs, crystal-clear lagoons, and upscale bungalows perched over the shimmering sea, Veligandu can make the honeymoon of your dreams in paradise come alive. 

What makes this Maldives island stand out are its white sandy beach (voted the world’s best), the relaxed Thundi Bar that offers a front-row seat to inspiring sea views, and a myriad of things to do for couples such as private dining on the beach, luxury yachting for two, and renewal of vows amidst the fascinating beauty of the Indian Ocean. 

Intimate and serene, Veligandu Island is the perfect escape for couples seeking romance — or anyone who wants to simply relax in an idyllic island paradise.

Best Maldives Resort for Adults-only Escapes: Komandoo Maldives 

Komandoo - Maldives Island

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is nestled on its own private island in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll and is recognised as the only true adults-only (18+) resort in the Maldives. This boutique, couples-focused resort is sure to delight honeymooners and romantic travellers alike with its intimate atmosphere and inspired tranquillity. Here, romance and relaxation come naturally, with poolside enjoyment, renewing spa treatments, snorkelling in the easily accessible house reef, dolphin-spotting, and private dining experiences.  

But what makes guests keep on coming back to this paradisal island retreat is the genuine hospitality of the Komandoo Champions who love nothing better than to give their very best when it comes to service.  

Best Maldives Resort for Families: Meeru Island 

Best Maldives Resorts - Meeru Island

Parents and their children will have lots of family fun in the sun in the palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island. Offering a truly classic Maldivian experience, the resort comes with facilities and services for holidaymakers of all ages to enjoy, including a brilliant kid’s club, infinity pool with a dedicated children’s area, family villas, and various restaurants & bars. 

A plethora of things to do are also endless here. Land-based activities include golfing, bicycling, beach volleyball, and tennis, while almost everyone enjoys swimming, kayaking, and snorkelling in the aquamarine lagoon. 

Best Maldives Resort for Adventure: Vilamendhoo Island 

Vilamendhoo - Maldives Island

On the island of adventure of Vilamendhoo, guests can enjoy a vacation experience that is both relaxing and thrilling. Days can be spent lazing on the palm-lined beach, relaxing at award-winning Duniye Spa, or sipping tastefully crafted cocktails by the pool. However, those who wish to fill their days with adventure may find themselves exploring the crystal-clear lagoon with kayaking, catamaran sailing, and snorkelling.

What is more? Vilamendhoo is in close proximity to the Maldives’ whale shark and manta ray hotspots, allowing divers and ocean lovers to experience marine life encounters unlike any other. 

Best Maldives Resort for Entertainment and Dining: Kuredu Island 

Best Maldives Resort - Kuredu Island Resort

Entertainment and exceptional dining experiences come as standard at the vibrant, action-filled Kuredu Island Resort & Spa. Families, friends, couples, and even solo travellers have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a weekly schedule of entertainment choices, from movie nights, the resort’s signature White Party, live music, and Maldivian cultural shows. 

In addition to that, the resort has no shortage of exceptional culinary experiences with an extensive portfolio of 14 restaurants & bars, including à la carte cuisine, fine dining on the menu, and various destination dining options. 

Best Maldives Resort for Relaxation: Innahura Maldives 

Innahura - Maldives Island

Guests looking to enjoy an easy life can find their way to the laid-back paradise of Innahura Maldives Resort. They can spend their days whiling away the time with a good book, scuba diving with manta rays, lazing on the white sandy beach to their heart’s content, or exploring the unbelievably blue lagoon with water sports. At Innahura, they can do as much or as little as they wish. 

Perfect for families, solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends, Innahura Maldives Resort offers not only plenty of sun, sea, and sand, but also a holiday experience filled with “Here, Life Is Easy” moments. 

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Crown & Champa Resorts Reveals the Round-up of Festive Programmes Across its Resorts in the Maldives

October 19, 2021
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2021 Festive Season with Crown & Champa Resorts

Crown & Champa Resorts invites travellers to reconnect and celebrate with family and friends in the Maldives this holiday season. 

Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, is set to bring holiday cheer with an extravaganza of exquisite gourmet, locally-inspired, and entertainment experiences, offering global travellers safe and vibrant festive celebrations across its properties. 

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island: The holiday season at Kudadoo promises magnificent moments sprinkled with magic and joy. Residents will enjoy a lavish gala dinner, bountiful feasts brimming with festive fare, and a collection of experiences carefully curated by a personal butler, with lots of opportunities for dolphin spotting, swimming with mantas, and snorkelling with sea turtles. Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is where discerning travellers can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year amidst luxury and effortless adventures. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Hurawalhi Island Resort: Guests at the naturally chic Hurawalhi can live their ‘Little Mermaid’ dreams as the resort presents ‘Opera Under the Sea’, a series of performances by renowned Turkish soprano, Burcu Hanci at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. They can enjoy not only spectacular dining and entertainment but also the awe-inspiring setting surrounded by thriving sea life and beautiful warm waters. Furthermore, guests can become more in tune with themselves with Master of Wellness guided by Hania Opienski and enjoy a game of padel with a world-renowned padel tennis coach, Marcos Fernandez Bevan. Sparkling, bright, and full of cheer, Hurawalhi Maldives guarantees holiday celebrations like no other. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Kagi Maldives Spa Island: The wellbeing-focused paradise of Kagi Maldives will be transformed into a festive destination where guests can practice mindfulness by slowing down and enjoy the present moment with those they love. Staying true to its promise of offering ‘Pure Life’ experiences, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in an array of renewing spa treatments, stress-melting massages, and holistic healing sessions that will help them balance mind, body, and spirit.  

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa: Inspired by the flourishing house reef encircling the island, guests at Veligandu are invited to enjoy the festive season with the theme of ‘Glowing Underwater World’, which highlights a sparkling programme of festive culinary offers, luscious dinners, live music performances, Christmas carols, and cultural shows. The resort will also stage another eco-inspired activity, installing more coral frames in the existing coral garden on the island’s western side. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Komandoo Island Resort & Spa: The adults-only (18+) island retreat of Komandoo Maldives will set the festive season mood with a ‘Jazz and Blues’ theme. Guests will enjoy a programme featuring lots of incredible live music performances, holiday feasts, a beach party, ‘under the stars’ dining experiences, the traditional underwater treasure hunt organised by Prodivers Maldives, alongside plenty of sparkles in the form of champagne-sipping opportunities. In addition, guests can fill their days on the island with personalised excursions, excellent diving & snorkelling, pampering spa sessions, and moments of inspired tranquillity with their nearest and dearest. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Meeru Island Resort & Spa: As the season to indulge with family and friends, the palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island offers an abundance of sumptuous feasts, fun-packed activities, and party celebrations, with ‘Blue and Silver’ echoing throughout the festivities. Additionally, Santa will continue his journey along the idyllic shores of Meeru, as he arrives in style and delivers special gifts and surprises to all children on the island. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa: Vilamendhoo continues to live up to its promise of offering an island of adventure, with a thrilling line-up of events and activities. Alongside fun holiday activities, festive feasts, Christmas carols, and themed parties, guests can always enjoy a myriad of experiences, such as swimming with whale sharks, world-class scuba diving, sunset cruising, and snorkelling in the vivid house reef.  Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa: Guests will experience a Winter Wonderland’, Kuredu Maldives-style, as the resort presents an unforgettable holiday with hues of blue, silver, and white to set the festive spirit. A splendid plethora of holiday-inspired activities await holidaymakers of all ages, from merry celebrations and buffet feasts to aqua-themed parties and the resort’s much-anticipated open-air festival. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

Innahura Maldives Resort: The laid-back paradise of Innahura Maldives will entertain sun-seekers, the young, and the young at heart with an excellent festive programme with the theme of ‘White and Gold Coastal Christmas’. Guests will have so much fun with a Christmas pool party, gala dinners, and the exciting arrival of Father Christmas himself, along with cookie-making and decorating sessions, tinsel treasure hunt, and Christmas-card making for the little ones. Download the 2021 Festive Brochure here »

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Epic Ways to Come Out of Lockdown – Travelling to the Maldives

August 18, 2021
Traveling to The Maldives - Crown & Champa Resorts

If you are planning to treat yourself with international travel, one can find simple pleasures of staying at a beach resort, holiday indulgences, to bucket list experiences in the Maldives with Crown & Champa Resorts. 

Paradise Islands in Bio Bubbles

The collection’s private island resorts is a one island destination, offering a safe bio bubble but with many things to do and a one-stop location to tick off the multitude of life’s moments you had to postpone due to travel restrictions. 

The Maldives has been open since June 2020 and has not closed its international borders even once, making the island nation a reliable destination to plan your getaway. Guests will be whisked away on the scenic boat and seaplane transfers directly from the Maldives’ Malé Velana International Airport [IATA: MLE] to resort islands. 

The resort collection has accommodated flexible cancellation and supported all guests, their travel partners, and tour operators to rebook. In addition, for guests travelling, departure PCR testing is facilitated at the resorts.

[Related: Is Maldives safe to travel? YES. Maldives is a WTTC Global Safe Travels Destination »]

Whether it is revenge travel with last-minute wanderlust or meticulously planned holidays ready to be executed through the confidence in vaccinations, reopening of international borders, and travel restrictions ease, here is a list of ideas of things to do in the Maldives based on your purpose of travel.

Treating Yourself to International Travel: Epic Ways to Come Out of Lockdown

The Romantic Traveller

Intimate elopements, romantic honeymoons, renewals of vows ceremonies or just spending quality time with a loved one. Whatever you’re celebrating, the resorts offer the perfect setting for two.

[Related: Here is why the Maldives is the top and affordable destination for beach weddings »]

Anniversary Vacations and Trips

Blissful babymoons, birthdays, after exam and achievement parties. Weave in all the anniversary celebrations you had to postpone into your next beach holiday.

Multi-generational Family Holidays

Private island resorts are the perfect solution for guests looking for the ideal opportunity and destination for large gatherings of friends and family without social distancing.

Solo Travel Adventures

For needed me time, solo travellers will never run out of things to do at any of the properties of Crown & Champa Resorts. Be it just lazing on the beach, snorkeling with turtles, wine tasting, spa, cooking lessons, yoga, an Instagram photo spree, dancing to the drums on cultural theme nights, soaking in Jacuzzi with sea views to learning to dive, there are endless of activities and experiences our resorts will offer based on your lifestyle.

Sports Travel + Vacation

Professional sportsmen and women have been choosing the collection’s tennis and paddle tennis courts and the resorts as their training destinations.
The resorts provide a good selection of activities for low altitude endurance training and include fitness centres.
While the pro athletes and professionals do their daily routine, their families and friends can enjoy the fun in the sun.

Great Outdoor & Tropical Holidays

The land and the sea provide a great choice of activities for guests of all ages.

For young guests age 0-12 years
Children can enjoy playgrounds, wading pools, wide beaches, shallow waters, and select family excursions.

[For wholesome family holidays – The fun islands »]

Things to do on land:
Walk on the beach or jog, stroll and run through the island pathways
Visit the organic gardens at the resorts
Play Golf in the Maldives
Rent a bicycle on our larger islands, play tennis, badminton, beach volleyball and a variety of outdoor sports
Practice yoga with Duniye Spa

Things to Do in the Sea:
Enjoy motorized water sports; jet ski, banana boats, parasailing, and more at select resorts
Do non-motorized water sports. Kayaking, wind sailing, paddle boarding
Sea swimming
Luxury yachting and boating

Things to do underwater
Diving: Single tank, two-tank, turtle excursions, manta excursions, ship wreaks, whale shark excursions. See the dive & snorkelling guide to the Maldives to learn more

Learn New Skills and Experience Travel

Join a retreat
Take a cooking class to learn a Maldivian curry
Learn to dive or do your next dive certificate
Learn windsurfing, try kite surfing, parasailing, or wakeboarding!
Experience the Maldivian culture and taste the local cuisine

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Exercising Al-fresco: Make Your Maldives Island Your Gym

August 18, 2021

The Maldives is great to respite, soak in the sun on a beach holiday, for diving, romance, and indulgence. Guests can add wellbeing and outdoor exercising to the list of things to do in the Maldives.

Each of our resorts has air-conditioned fitness centres with ocean vistas and some with tropical views amidst lush gardens. The private islands, being at sea level, are a perfect spot for low altitude endurance training. With clean air and surrounded by the sea, our resorts offer a great place for our guests to embrace nature and get inventive with their fitness regime while on holiday.

Here are 8 ways to get your workout at our resorts

1.  Swim

Dip into the sea or the freshwater pools at our resorts. Every island in the collection includes their own lagoon and swimming pools. Saltwater is known for its therapeutic effects and warm seawater, generally 25°C to 30 °C (77 to 86 °F). Swimming offers the benefit of increased heart rate, muscle toning, stamina, and endurance without stressing your body.

2. Scuba dive  & 3.  Snorkelling

Exploring the underwater world is an excellent way of being active. It will double as a well-being activity, putting your whole body to test while calming your mind and regulating your breathing.

[Related: Scuba Diving And Snorkeling In Maldives »]

4. Sea Kayaking

This calorie-burning activity is fun and helps exercise your back, shoulders, arms, chest, and abs. Choose from single or twin kayaks at our resorts’ water sports centre. Complimentary use of kayaks is included in most of the collection’s All-Inclusive Packages.

5. Stand up Paddle Boarding

Also known as SUP Surfing, this activity uses your core muscles to keep you balanced an oversized surfboard with a paddle. This gentle activity is easy to learn, exercise your body while not exerting pressure. Paddle boarding at sunset is a bucket list activity. Ask your resort’s Water Sports centre for paddle boards.

6. Running & Jogging

A jog on the beach or run through the islands’ coconut canopied roads and pathways – an activity suitable for guests of all ages to improve cardiovascular fitness and build strong bones.

7. Increase your flexibility

Stretch. Roll out your yoga mats on the beach or the verandas of your villas with sea views. The Duniye Spas at each of the resorts also offer yoga sessions for the guests to enjoy.

8. Play Racquet Sports

Tennis, badminton, paddle tennis, and table tennis.  Our properties provide a choice of facilities to burn those calories with intense and fun under the tropical weather.

[Related: Play padel tennis – on the court ranked as one of the most spectacular paddle tennis courts in the world »]


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The Maldives Bucket List Experiences with Crown & Champa Resorts

August 11, 2021
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The Maldives Bucket List Experiences

The Maldives’ leading resort collection brings out-of-the-ordinary experiences, unique encounters, and new ways to explore that aim to reignite the passion for travel and inspire bucket list dreams.

Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, has revealed bucket list adventures travellers can look forward to, whether seeking new authentic experiences or booking their first post-lockdown getaway. From swimming with whale sharks and scuba diving to luxury yachting and lifestyle retreats, it is time to make these holiday dreams come alive.

Experience Luxury Yachting with Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

The Maldives Bucket List - Luxury Yachting with Kudadoo

Discerning travellers can enjoy bespoke excursions and romantic celebrations aboard Kudadoo Maldives Private Island‘s luxury yacht, Bella. Embark on a search for pelagic species out in the blue water, seek out an uninhabited island for a picnic lunch, or admire the star-studded Maldivian sky while sipping champagne – these moments of magnificence are waiting to be unfolded. 

Be a Castaway on Dream Island with Hurawalhi 

The Maldives Bucket List - Dream Island - Hurawalhi

Alongside 5.8, the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, the naturally chic Hurawalhi Island Resort also has its private sandbank called Dream Island, located just a short boat ride away and amidst the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Offering that ‘luxury castaway’ island experience, guests can enjoy their own island paradise and spend the day exactly as they wish, whether that leads them to the relaxation under the sun, exploration of the spectacular life beneath the surface, or simply the enjoyment of endless ocean views.

Escape to the Essence of Pure Life with Kagi Maldives Spa Island 

The Maldives Bucket List - Wellness Retreat with Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Holidaymakers seeking to rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit may find themselves in the well being-focused paradise of Kagi Maldives Spa Island, a true sanctuary for the senses that offers the perfect setting to slow down and immerse into self-discovery and self-care. Guests can dive into a world of wellness with the resort’s ‘Lifestyle Retreats’,  which feature yoga and meditation, relaxing massages, and holistic healing, alongside nutritious meals and locally-inspired excursions. 

Indulge with a Touch of Romance with Veligandu 

The Maldives Bucket List - A Touch of Romance with Veligandu

Honeymooners and romantic couples will enjoy a myriad of intimate experiences in the secluded haven of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, voted a top romantic hotel in Asia and the Maldives: from adoring magical sunsets, indulging in a private dinner on a tranquil beach, opting for a private cruise, or enjoying a renewing spa treatment together.

Swim with Manta Rays with Komandoo Maldives

The Maldives Bucket List - Manta Ray Encounters with Komandoo

Nestled amidst Lhaviyani Atoll’s manta hotspots, the adults-only (18+) Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is the perfect island retreat from which to experience magical adventures with manta rays, the queen of the ocean. Although year-round sightings are common, these majestic creatures can be seen frequently from November through April, feeding on plankton and swimming around the rich waters of the Maldives. Guests can turn their regular diving and snorkelling excursions into an adventure of a lifetime. 

Explore Shipwreck Diving with Meeru Island 

The Maldives Bucket List - Shipwreck Diving with Meeru

With an incredible diversity of marine life, there is no denying that the Maldives is a sought-after destination for a world-class scuba diving experience. The palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island Resort & Spa in North Malé offers a range of dive excursions, including diving amongst the wrecks. Divers and adventure seekers alike will be mesmerised by an out of this world undersea environment with sunken ships teeming with aquatic life.

Swim with Whale Sharks with Vilamendhoo 

The Maldives Bucket List - A Touch of Romance with Veligandu

Swimming alongside these gentle giants of the ocean is high on the bucket list experiences of many travellers to the Maldives. Being the largest fish in the sea, snorkelling or diving with whale sharks is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The adventurer’s paradise of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, located just about an hour Dhoni boat ride away from Maamigili Island, a premier Whale Shark Point in South Ari Atoll, affords guests the chance to swim with and even take photographs of these marvellous creatures.

Snorkel with Sea Turtles with Kuredu 

The Maldives Bucket List - Swim with Sea Turtles with Kuredu

The vibrant Kuredu Island Resort & Spa enjoys a desirable location in Lhaviyani Atoll, within easy reach of the largest community of green sea turtles in all of the Maldives. Just a short boat trip away, guests of all ages can find themselves in the crystal-clear waters around Kuredu Caves, home to an abundance of marine turtles and other oceanic life. 

Spot a Pod of Dolphins with Innahura 

The Maldives Bucket List - Dolphin Spotting with Innahura Maldives

Boasting the largest lagoon in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll, the laid-back paradise of Innahura Maldives Resort is a natural playground for water sports enthusiasts and enchanting marine creatures such as dolphins. Hence, Innahura is an excellent destination from which to experience hopeful dolphin encounters. When lucky enough, guests joining one of the resort’s ocean excursions will have the opportunity to set their sights on these playful cetaceans jumping in the distance or swimming right next to the boat.

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

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 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. | [email protected]