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 available for guests’ convenience and peace of mind.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 – Kuredu, where 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.
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 resortswork closely with organisations such as ProDivers Maldives, Ocean Group Maldives, and Euro-Divers Maldives to help protect sea turtles in the Maldives.
Continuing to contribute to the heritage of the Maldives hospitality industry, Crown & Champa Resorts has launched a property every year over the past four years ensuring a wide range of experiences for holidaymakers to the Maldives.
? 2016 introduced the affordable full-service Malé City stay at Champa Central Hotel.
?️2017 welcomed Hurawalhi Maldives with our stunning 5.8 – the world largest all-glass undersea restaurant.
?️2018 presented our eco-friendly, 15 key retreat Kudadoo Maldives Private Island with the AAA – Anything. Anytime. Anywhere, concept.
?️2019, our affordable beach Innahura Maldives Resort where life is easy comes true.
?️2020 we announce the arrival of Kagi Maldives Spa Island opening in September.
We would like to begin with heartfelt thanks for the support received in these uncertain times. During the past weeks, across our collection of hotels and resorts, we have seen moments of heroism measured in the smallest acts of kindness and care that the team here at Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) are so well known for. We are pleased all of our guests have arrived home to their loved ones safe and well.
We are assured that the decision to suspend operation in our properties is the correct one for the safety and wellbeing of all of our guests, team and wider community. At this time, we anticipate this to be necessary until the end of June, and we will continue to monitor the global travel restrictions and international travel advisories to guide us in our next steps.
As the situation unfolds, our team will embrace this temporary suspension of operation, and fast track planned renovations to our Resorts and provide time off to our team who greatly deserve the rest and recuperation. Be on the lookout for exciting new additions, soft and interesting structural updates we will be sharing online through the Resort and our Crown & Champa Resorts social media channels.
Whilst we cannot predict the time when travelling to the Maldives will be more than a dream; it is with individuals working together and following the guidelines of World Health Organization (WHO), directives of the Maldives government and Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA), that we are confident we will be ready when you are to welcome you back to the Maldives soon.
Keep in good health, care for your loved ones, until we see you again.