Crown & Champa Resorts to launch Maldives’ first exclusive wellness resort, Kagi Maldives Spa Island

Leading local hospitality group Crown & Champa Resorts is set to launch Kagi Maldives Spa Island, the first wellness island resort in Maldives.

Kagi Maldives is described by Crown & Champa Resorts as a 50-room resort, offering a balanced and authentic Maldivian experience. Blending comfort and style, this charming island offers you elegant simplicity at value for money with 40 Water Pool Villas and 10 Beach Pool Villas, the resort operator said on its website.

Meanwhile, New York-based architectural firm Yuji Yamazaki Architecture PLLC — the brains behind the iconic design of several leading luxury resorts in the Maldives including Kudadoo Maldives Private Island and world’s first undersea residence The Muraka at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island — has been commissioned to design Kagi Maldives.

“The project to aim beyond the conventional beach resort design and committed to place unique emphasis on the wellness of human mind and body in the world’s best tropical setting,” the firm said on its website.

According to site plans, the northwestern end of the island will be home to the resort’s main restaurant, bar and pool, whilst an a la carte restaurant will be tucked within the vegetation on the southern side of the island. A dive and water sports centre will be located at the southwestern end of the island.

The most striking feature of Kagi Maldives — its spa and wellness centre — will sit a few metres off the western coast of the island. The overwater spa and wellness centre will take oval shape, consisting of seven single treatment rooms and six double treatment rooms as well as two thermal rooms circling an open-air yoga pavilion. Complementing the overwater spa and wellness centre will be a meditation platform rising through the woods.

The resort is being developed on the uninhabited island of Kagi in North Male Atoll. The 2.5-hectare island, located about 55 kilometres from the main Velana International Airport, was leased for USD 2.1 million through closed bidding in 2017.

Photos reveal that construction of the resort is underway. However, opening date is yet to be announced.

This expansion increases the collection of resorts operated by Crown & Champa Resorts — a leader in the Maldivian hospitality industry with over 40 years’ experience — to nine, and subsequently diversifies its guest experience offering in this iconic destination. Each resort targets a unique traveller with the aim of offering great quality and value in different segments.

In addition to Kagi, Crown & Champa Resorts diverse collection of resorts include Hurawalhi Maldives, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, Innahura Maldives Resort, Komandoo Maldives, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Resort Maldives, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, and one city hotel, Champa Central Hotel. Each resort offers guests an unforgettable experience and memorable moments, with beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise waters, beach dining options, water activates, dive centres and snorkelling in one of the most picturesque destinations in the world.

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