Crown & Champa Resorts is dedicated to protect and conserve the natural and also the fragile environment of the Maldives with its initiated sustainable efforts. They are committed to raise awareness and educate both its associates and guests on the matter while also acknowledging their own impact and responsibility towards the planet for our present and future generations.
Stating that taking care of the environment is a collective responsibility, Crown & Champa Resorts have carried out various sustainable efforts on its islands while providing exceptional holiday experiences to guests.
Energy Management - Harnessing the sun
Opened in December 2018, the ultra-luxury Private Island was not only designed and built from all-natural materials, but its operations run entirely on solar power. The resort’s central hub, known as The Retreat, houses an exclusive spa and wellness and features a photovoltaic roof covered with almost a thousand solar panels, which generate 300kW of electricity.
The five-star Island Resort, the adults-only Island Resort, the vibrant Island Resort and the affordable Maldives Resort have also installed solar panels to harness energy from the sun, which translates to a massive reduction in carbon emissions.
The secluded island paradise of Maldives has implemented efficient lighting in villas and public areas, with about 97% of its light bulbs replaced with energy-saving LED lamps. In addition, it has a plant that allows the resort to produce its own potable water, about 164,980 daily, for guest and staff consumption.
The family-friendly Island Resort proudly displays , electric-powered scooters and shuttle club cars available for its staff and guests’ use to the impact on air pollution.
In its effort to decrease single-use plastics, all Crown and Champa resorts have replaced plastic water bottles with reusable glass ones and use special linen bags instead of non-biodegradable plastic. Additionally, plastic straws have successfully been removed from its restaurants and bars, providing guests with eco-friendly alternatives.
The properties are taking numerous ways to prevent plastic waste, including lesser-known and not on-trend such as:
- Buffet restaurants offer dispensers instead of individually-portioned butter in plastic containers
- Carbonated drink glass bottles are now used in minibars, allowing them to decrease plastic usage
- Toiletries provided in its villas and spas are from Healing Earth, a world-renowned industry leader for luxury amenities that are organic and biodegradable.
Marine Life Conservation
Kagi Maldives Spa Island, the Maldives’ only resort for relaxed luxury and lifestyle retreats, has established a coral nursery program where currently 15 coral fragments are growing in a well-monitored environment, which will be transported and secured back onto the reef in the future.
The famed dive resort of Maldives in the South Ari Atoll offers eco-conscious diving and excursions that provide guests with a once-in-a-lifetime experience while educating them on the importance of protecting the marine ecosystem, including every creature living in it.
The hotel brand is also working closely with the Manta Trust, a UK based, independent non-profit whose mission is to advance the conservation of manta rays and their habitat, and the Olive Ridley Project, whose dedication is to protect sea turtles in the Indian Ocean through research, education, and rehabilitation.
Meeru Island Resort & Spa, one of the Maldives’ most expansive resort islands, features ‘Meeru Garden’. The sustainable garden was developed to meet the needs of its day-to-day kitchen operations and provide guests and associates with fresh ingredients and organic produce. Guests can also join the ‘Nature and Vegetation Exploration’ tour, providing them with information on how the resort manages to grow fruit and vegetables on the island and preserve the natural surroundings.
Island Resort, the leading adults-only resort in the Maldives, sources fish directly from the islands’ fishermen. As such, the resort is able to support the livelihood of these local fishers and contribute to the local economy.
Local Community Engagement
Going beyond just environmental sustainability, Crown & Champa resorts aim to create value for local communities by empowering them through job creation, education and community impact initiatives. Throughout the year, they participate in various social activities within nearby communities, including blood donation drives, island reef and lagoon clean-ups, fundraising, and local sports events. Occasionally, local artisans are brought to the resorts, where they can have the opportunity to showcase their craft and promote local culture and heritage.
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