The magic of the Maldives

sleep February 18, 2018 13:00

By The Nation

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Centara Hotels & Resorts, is making travel to the Maldives more accessible and appealing with a choice of two distinctive resorts, each one catering to the needs of different guests while at the same time offering the best experiences in one of the world's most incredible natural holiday destinations.



A variety of snorkelling and diving excursions bring visitors face-to-face with an abundance of amazing marine species while enticing all-inclusive packages include options for scuba diving, as well as unique experiences like whale shark spotting and underwater adventures in a semi-submarine. 

Couples seeking a stunning private tropical hideaway can choose the adults-only Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, which is set on a pristine island in the North Male Atoll and features a collection of 140 beachfront and overwater villas, enhanced by delectable dining options and plenty of opportunities to experience breath-taking natural attractions, both during the day and under the stars. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted at this resort, making it an ideal choice for couples and honeymooners. 

Its Gold All-Inclusive package provides three dives per villa, per week and diving is also featured in the Ultimate All-Inclusive package allowing families to enjoy up to three dives per person, per week. 

Couples can enjoy exhilarating daytime and night dives at one of many nearby dive sites, including Giraavaru Cave, Kuda Haa, Shark Point, Lion's Head, Kuda Faru and Kikki Reef. The famous wreck of the Maldives Victory ship, home to an incredible array of exotic marine species, is also less than one hour away, and guests who want to get up close to the whale shark can join dedicated snorkelling trips to spot these graceful creatures. 

Families can make their memorable holidays at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Nestled on an idyllic island in the South Ari Atoll, this exceptional resort allows families to reconnect with each other and mother nature in luxurious surroundings, with 112 spacious beachfront suites and overwater villas. 

“Centara Hotels & Resorts is proud to offer a choice of two distinctive resorts in the Maldives, as we open up this incredible destination to all guests,” said Tom Thrussell, Centara’s vice president of brand, marketing and digital. 

Families enjoy a choice of diving and snorkelling trips for every ability level, from beginners to expert divers. Shore dives, boat trips, dive courses and semi-submersible trips are all available and the house reef is a breathtaking underwater world, just off the coast of the island. The wreck of MV Kudi Maa attracts exotic species including turtles, manta rays and whale sharks. 

During the day, families can take part in a wide range of water sports, including water skiing, wake boarding, banana boating, parasailing and sunset fishing. 

“By offering all-inclusive packages with diving excursions, Centara is democratising travel to the Maldives. We want more travellers to have the opportunity to experience the wonders of this breathtaking archipelago, both above and below the water,” Thrussell added. 

In addition to diving excursions, the Gold All-Inclusive package offers six meals per day, an open bar, a complimentary mini-bar that gets replenished daily, laundry, complimentary spa treatments and unlimited use of non-motorised water sports. 

Every villa at the resort is designed with couples in mind, including options with outdoor bathtubs and hammocks suspended over the lagoon. Ideal for families, the guestrooms range from 86 sqm to 159 sqm and can accommodate up to five guests.

“Created exclusively for couples, the resort is a tropical sanctuary of luxury and seclusion. Whether seeking a romantic retreat, or a discovery-filled vacation with your partner, we have the perfect package to suit," says Voytek Klasicki, area general manager Maldives for Centara Hotels & Resorts. 

The Ultimate All-Inclusive package features daily dining experiences, mini-bars replenished daily, spa credits, and a choice of exciting excursions including a snorkelling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island exploration and sunset fishing. 

Adding to the all-inclusive appeal, all packages include free airport transfers to and from both its resorts in the Maldives based on certain requirements. 

Find out more details at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com/featured-packages/early-bird-offers.