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Crown & Champa Resorts celebrates ecosystem restoration on Environment Day

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Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, will mark World Environment Day on June 5, 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 Maldives 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, 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, 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

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 Maldives, Kagi Maldives Spa Island, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Innahura Maldives Resort, and one city hotel, Champa Central Hotel.

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CROSSROADS Maldives Introduces Weixin Pay at resorts for seamless guest experience

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CROSSROADS Maldives has introduced WeChat Pay, widely known as Weixin Pay in China, across its world-class resorts, SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. This payment option is made available to enhance the convenience and overall experience for guests from China, making their stay in the Maldives more enjoyable and hassle-free.

Understanding the needs of the diverse guests, CROSSROADS Maldives has integrated WeChat Pay into operations, allowing guests from China to easily and securely conduct transactions using a payment method familiar to them. The introduction of WeChat Pay is a testament to CROSSROADS Maldives’ dedication to enhancing guest satisfaction by offering exceptional experiences at every turn. What is also expected through this initiative is that the guests could benefit from better foreign exchange rates, translating to better savings on their expenditures during their stay.

The option is available for guests in-house conveniently at both resorts as well as across the Marina at CROSSROADS Maldives where a wider variety of unparalleled dining and retail experiences are available for all guests. The day visitors from China will also therefore equally benefit from this new introduction at the Maldives’ premier multi-island integrated leisure destination.

SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, is a vibrant tropical escape that offers unique and locally inspired experiences. The resort features spacious rooms and villas, a variety of dining options, and an array of recreational activities designed to cater to the desires of modern travellers. Guests can escape to the island’s SAiisational natural beauty, enjoy water sports, and indulge in spa treatments, all while relishing the personalised service that defines Hilton’s Curio Collection.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives brings the iconic Hard Rock spirit to the tranquil shores of the Maldives. This family-friendly resort offers a perfect blend of relaxation and entertainment, featuring music-inspired experiences, live performances, and the brand’s signature amenities. With luxurious accommodations, diverse dining options, and a plethora of activities for all ages, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives ensures an unforgettable holiday experience for every guest.

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Coco Bodu Hithi, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu unveil Nurturing Minds programme

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Coco Collection has launched their new initiative, “Nurturing Minds”, by hosting their first session on mental health and well-being. “Nurturing Minds” will be an ongoing effort by Coco Collection throughout the year to revolutionise mental health awareness by recognising the power of prioritising easy access to emotional well-being for their associates.

Featuring Wellness Navigators with extensive experience, the first session was held in both resorts on June 7 and 8, highlighting the prevalent issue of low self-esteem and the importance of self-love.

To begin this wellness journey, Coco Collection invited Dr Shanooha Mansoor, Senior Consultant Specialist in Psychiatry, along with her colleague Ali Mikhail Mahmood Razee, Psychologist, to Coco Bodu Hithi. Dr Shanooha, emphasised how an individual must love their mind as they love their body and talked about how it impacts individuals’ stress management and well-being in a positive way.

Meanwhile, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu invited Dr Abdulla Nazim along with Dr Hussain Shamah. During this year-round program carried out by Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Coco Collection is set to invite a range of experts that will address a variety of intellectual health-related topics that would educate and raise aware-ness among the industry. This initiative enables to create a psychologically safe work environment for individuals in the resorts and enables associates to discover the new elements of overall wellbeing.

According to Coco Collection, this partnership aims to inspire positive change within the hospitality industry by promoting and raising awareness about the importance of associates’ mental and overall wellbeing, while also helping to reduce misconceptions.

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Marriott Bonvoy invites guests to celebrate International Day of Yoga in Maldives

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This year, Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in the Maldives commemorate the 10th International Day of Yoga on June 21 under the theme “Yoga for Self and Society.” This global event highlights yoga’s transformative power, fostering harmony between mind and body, and promoting holistic well-being.

Guests are invited to join the global celebration of International Day of Yoga and discover the profound benefits of yoga for mind, body, and community through curated activities designed to raise awareness of yoga’s numerous advantages amidst the beauty of the Maldives.

At The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, the resort’s design, inspired by the Indian Ocean and azure lagoon, sets the stage for transformative wellness practices. The Mystique Garden, enveloped in lush greenery and tropical blooms, hosts sunrise yoga sessions six days a week, where guests face eastward to greet the invigorating dawn around 7am. Led by the resort’s skilled yoga instructor, the sessions cater to varying skill levels. Guests will experience increased flexibility, strength, and balance, fostering a sense of well-being that extends beyond their stay.

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa invites guests to discover the rejuvenating power of aqua yoga at Pool 18, starting at 6:15 pm. This invigorating practice combines the strength of yoga with the soothing embrace of water, offering a transformative experience to connect body, mind, and soul through traditional yoga exercises tailored for the aquatic environment. Guests will enjoy the benefits of deep breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques, enhanced by the unique properties of gravity, buoyancy, and hydrostatic pressure.

Guests at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa can embrace the tranquil beauty of Thilamaafushi Island with a truly immersive Sunset Yoga experience starting at 5:30pm at Riviera Beach. Under the expert guidance of its Spa & Recreation Manager, Paniraj Shetty, guests will be led through a series of simple, full-body movements designed to harmonize one’s breath with their body. The session will combine breathing techniques with meditation principles, guiding guests into a flow of poses that culminates in profound relaxation amidst nature’s stunning backdrop.

Experience holistic wellness at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort with a Hatha Yoga session at the Yoga Pavilion from 6am to 6:45am. Led by the resort’s in-house certified yoga trainer, Santosh, Hatha Yoga emphasizes mastering the physical body and activating chakras for spiritual and physical wellness, including disease prevention. Suitable for all levels, each session is personalised to meet the individual needs of guests, guiding them towards spiritual and physical elevation.

At Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, guests can experience relaxation, harmony, and enhanced well-being through personalised yoga classes, guided meditations, and mindfulness exercises on the private island of Furanafushi. On this occasion, the resort’s in-house wellness expert, Dr. Abhilash (Abhi) SC, will lead three activities to enrich guests’ wellness journey: Sunrise Meditation at the Yoga Pavilion, Aqua Yoga at the Main Pool, and Sunset Yoga at the Sunset Deck on Third Island.

Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. To know more about the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in Maldives click here

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