Diverse and distinct: Centara’s Maldives experience is for everyone

An island nation of rich marine life and abundant atolls, the Maldives is as beautiful as one imagines it to be. Often presumed a honeymooner’s paradise, Maldives has the potential to become the ultimate holiday for anyone – from small families, to those looking to try snorkelling in the Maldives, to active couples. Centara’s two distinct properties in the Maldives cater to everyone:

A wholesome experience

Surrounded by the blue ocean of the South Ari Atoll, and distinctive with its timbered walkways and colonial-style buildings, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a barefoot paradise with a palm-fringed beach and shimmering lagoon that offers the perfect island holiday for everyone.

With 112 spacious villas set over water, and suites blending harmoniously with the natural setting, the island has a wealth of activities and superb facilities that makes this an ideal hideaway for couples and honeymooners, or a fun-filled destination for families.

snorkelling in the Maldives
Snorkelling in the Maldives

There are exceptional opportunities to discover the exotic underwater life of the in  region through snorkelling in the Maldives, with a house reef that is a kaleidoscope of colour, a shipwreck dive site just off the island, and easy access to some of the most famous dive sites in the world.

For families, let the tiny tots rejoice in their own kingdom as you set out to experience the marine biodiversity in Maldives. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is equipped with a child care centre that will keep them busy all day in their own play gym.

Designed only for adults

Less than 20 minutes away from Velana International Airport by speedboat, set on a pristine island blessed with tropical beauty in North Malé Atoll, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults-only retreat that is ideal for couples and honeymooners.

Light and airy villas with wooden flooring and natural fabrics provide views of the Indian Ocean and offer the choice of beachside or over-water accommodation.

Pure white sand and a sparkling blue lagoon make this a perfect playground for beach games, snorkelling and watersports. The magical underwater world of some of the top dive sites in the Maldives are only half an hour away by dhoni (sailboat).

Exciting dining and a sublime spa make this intimate resort a haven for those seeking a tropical escape.

Diving and snorkelling in the Maldives – luxury meets leisure

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives diving

Whether it’s your honeymoon or that break you’ve been craving, Centara strives to make it rewarding in every way.

With the Ultimate All-Inclusive package at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, start your day with a Champagne breakfast, plan an excursion, choose from a variety of water sports, or enjoy a wellness spa day followed by a sunset cruise.

Your choice of excursions (once per stay) includes a snorkelling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island exploration and sunset fishing.

Alternatively, enjoy up to three dives per week as an alternative to spa treatments. For more adventurous and active souls, take a shot at paddle boarding, snorkelling or discovering shipwrecks and marine life.

The Gold All-Inclusive package at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa also offers a range of wines and other spirits in addition to free use of snorkelling and windsurfing equipment, canoes and pedalos. Guests can enjoy three dives (per villa, per week) and credit of USD50 per villa per day at Spa Cenvaree.

Get lost in paradise while Centara takes care of everything.

Right moves

As a Thailand’s leading hotel operator, Centara not only offers an international standard of food and hospitality, but also the graceful service culture of their Thai roots.

When asked which was his favourite, Tom Thrussell, Centara’s VP Brand, Marketing & Digital, said: “They each offer something different and both are so beautiful in their own ways. It would really depend on what type of holiday I was looking for and how much time I had to enjoy it, but since I have just become a father for the first time, the family-friendly Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa would be the perfect choice for me right now!”

In order to preserve the marine ecosystem, the two Maldives resorts have been implementing innovative initiatives to minimise their impact on the environment.

In addition to providing guest diving or snorkelling the Maldives with clear briefing on responsible diving through Best Dives Maldives, both Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa and Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa are participating in the Green Fins Project, the world’s only set of environmental standards for scuba diving and snorkelling centres. “Both resorts currently have their Silver Certification from EarthCheck,” added Thrussell.

For more information, visit centarahotelsresorts.com

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