Centara Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce its recent success at this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards, where Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives has received the award for best “Luxury Adult Beach Resort”.
“To make Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives live up to and exceed visitor’s expectations has meant a lot of work, so I’m exceptionally pleased that this year’s prestigious ‘World Luxury Hotel Awards’ committee has recognized the unique qualities of the resort,” said Ms. Prapaijit Thongma, CRF’s General Manager.
The awards, one of the travel and tourism industry’s most significant and upscale, celebrated its 10th-anniversary milestone in its history of recognizing the world’s finest luxury hotels for their magnificent offerings and exceptional service delivery. This year’s gala awards event was held at St. Regis Doha in Qatar, and was notable for the high quality achieved by the award nominees. The World Luxury Hotel Awards were presented to luxury hotels and resorts in over 60 categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis.
Winning this prestigious award is testament to the resort’s constant efforts to achieve superiority and excellence in services provided at Centara’s adult-focused, luxurious beach resort and spa. Distinctively appealing for couples and honeymooners, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives offers a relaxing and inspiring all-inclusive holiday experience along with plenty of opportunities to indulge, play and rejuvenate with our fantastic array of drinking and dining options, endless list of activities, water sports and excursions, as well as sumptuous wellbeing haven – encompassing a carefree and ‘cash-free’ stay where everything is conveniently pre-paid.
Dive into Crystal Clear Waters at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
All other diving experiences will pale in comparison to that of diving in the Maldives. ‘Dive’ is in the name for Maldives for a reason. The underwater playground is filled with adventure – tropical fish, coral and even a shipwreck just off the coast of Centara Grand Island Maldives can be explored.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives focuses on reducing their impact on the environment in every part of their operations. As part of Centara’s core values, sustainable initiatives include the marine environment. Through Green Fins Project, the world’s first and only set of environmental standards for scuba diving and snorkeling centres, Centara Grand Island Maldives is able to better facilitate diving experiences for guests while protecting the precious marine life and ecosystem.
Centara Grand Island Maldives has additional innovative initiatives such as a reef growing programme, which was designed to rehabilitate parts of the reef that have stopped growing and promote the growth of new coral.
Recently, Centara Grand Island Maldives and Best Dives Maldives Dive Centre were honored to be recognized as one of the Green Fins Top Ten Dive/Snorkel Centres, among other resorts from all over the world. This recognition further encourages the team at Centara Grand Island Maldives to continue to work hard to preserve the natural beauty that surrounds them.
The PADI certified Best Dives and Water Sport Centre at the resort provides services for everyone, a starter or a pro. Several other water sport activities such as catamaran, snorkeling and wind surfing lessons are available and are free-of-charge. Wake-boarding, kite surfing, banana boating and para-sailing are also offered.
Family-friendly Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is located in the South Ari Atoll, about 25 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, or 15 minutes by speedboat from the domestic Maamigili Airport.
Surrounded by a glorious white sandy beach, it is the only resort in the Maldives designed in a colonial style, with whitewashed timber buildings and meandering boardwalks. Surrounded by palm-fringed beach and a shimmering lagoon allows for an escape on and off land. Just steps down from the terrace in a newly renovated Sunset Ocean Pool Villa, dive into the ocean or enjoy the 12-square-metre private plunge pool with views across the ocean. The Deluxe Family Water Villas offer an added level of comfort for families with a children’s sleeping area with bunk beds and entertainment equipment along with secured access to the terrace for safety of the little ones.
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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is set amongst the perfect islands and blue ocean of South Ari Atoll, a five-star resort that offers complete barefoot luxury along with a range of exciting activities that will appeal to singles, couples and families.
Whitewashed timber villas with thatched roofs are perched in the lagoon and linked to the island by wooden walkways, evoking the image of a tropical island community, while the suites are tucked into the fragrant gardens. A white-sand beach rings the island, and the reef with its own dedicated shipwreck forms a world of exploration for snorkellers and scuba divers.
Under the resort’s Ultimate All-Inclusive plan, this is the island where cash is not required. Guests enjoy champagne breakfasts, a choice of superb cuisines for lunch and dinner, an open bar all day up to midnight, minibar replenished daily, a sundowner cocktail party every evening, generous daily spa credits at Spa Cenvaree, snorkelling equipment, non-motorised water sports and off-island excursions.
Maldives may see more of Centara resorts in a near future. A senior executive of Centel has revealed that the company is discussing the addition of three hotels in other Asian countries and one local hotel. Currently Centel, the parent company runs three hotels in the Maldives — one under a management contract and two company-owned properties namely, Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa and Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives.
Featuring 112 suites and villas Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a five star resort set in Machchafushi Island in the South Ari atoll of Maldives. The resort offers diving enthusiasts outstanding diving opportunities in an excellent house reef complete with a dedicated sunken ship wreck and is in the neighbourhood of the top dive spots in Ari atoll Maldives. Recently the resort started offering underwater weddings for couples who seek a unique wedding ceremony.
Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives is less than 20 minutes away from Ibrahim Nasir International airport by speedboat. The resort is an adults only retreat set in the North Malé atoll island of Giraavaru that is ideal for couples and honeymooners.
Ronnachit Mahattanapreut, the senior vice-president for finance and administration of Central Plaza Hotel Plc (CENTEL), Thailand’s leading hotel and restaurant operator and owner of the Centara brand, has told the Bangkok Post that the company plans to acquire more hotels as a key strategy to diversify its revenue sources. He said the company has expanded into hotel management services, with the latest contract signed with a hotel in the Maldives and another on a nearby island under the consideration of the hotel owner.
“Revenue from the two hotels in the Maldives was the main engine to help cushion the impact from local politics that began last October,” Mr Ronnachit has revealed to the Bangkok Post. The two hotels in the Maldives contributed 15% of overall hotel revenue last year.
Centel at present manages 8,176 rooms in 43 hotels — 28 hotels under management contract and 15 wholly owned or joint-venture assets. Of the total hotels, seven are in foreign countries.