Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa

On a small island just over 15 minutes by speedboat from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport — Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adult-focused resort with a choice of villa accommodation located on the beach or set above the magnificent lagoon that lies to one side of the island.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives has been designed to blend in with the rich green interior and the white powdery beach, using flowing and natural architectural forms, and utilises traditional Maldivian design and culture for its décor. Luxurious seclusion is provided, yet the resort is within easy reach of the sightseeing and shopping opportunities of Malé and has some of the best dive sites that Maldives has on offer close by.

As an adult oriented resort, children under 12 years are not permitted on the island.

Roundtrip speedboat transfer between Malé Airport and the resort is included in your stay when you book direct.

Surf Time at Centara Ras Fushi

In recent years Maldives has attracted professional surfers, having hosted International surfing competitions which put her as a world surfing destination. It is also a major plus that the waters are warm, making the destination all the more idyllic and inviting.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is organizing private Dhoni charters starting from USD550 for guests seeking for an exotic getaway with great-quality surfing in the pristine lagoon.

The adult-oriented resort is located in the North Malé Atoll, which is closeby to the most popular and where you could get access to a number of excellent breaks in the Maldives.

With waves ranging from 3ft to more than 8ft, the conditions are perfect for surfing offshore from many of the islands close to the resort, during the months of May to November.

Surfing, Centara Ras Fushi
Surfing, Centara Ras Fushi

The following are some of the famous surfing points which are all within a 60 to 90 minute boat ride from the resort, featuring a combination of lefts and rights for surfers for different levels of expertise:

Chickens
Villingilimathi Huraa (Kuda Villingili), Uninhabited island. Eastern reef of North Malé Atoll.

Cokes
Thulusdhoo, Atoll Capital. Eastern reef of North Malé’ Atoll.

Gurus
Malé’, the capital. Eastern reef of Malé’, Southern tip of North Malé’ Atoll.

Natives
Kandooma Resort, Eastern Reef of North Malé Atoll.

Piddlies / Ninjas
Kanifinolhu Resort. Eastern Reef of North Malé Atoll.

Tombstones
Thamburudhoo (Uninhabited Island), Adjacent to ‘Sultans’. Eastern Reef of North Malé’ Atoll.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort will organize a private charter at USD550 for four hours or USD1,000 for eight hours, including a lunch box and soft drinks. Maximum at these rates is four participants, with an extra person being charged USD85. A scheduled Surfing Safari is also available for four hours for a minimum of four guests, at USD85 per person. The pricing is valid until 31 December 2014 and is subject to service charge and GST.

Guests are advised to take their own equipment for all surfing excursions. The surfing points are suitable for surfers rated at mid-level, advanced and expert levels.

Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts has 46 locations spread across the major tourist destinations in Thailand. The chain also has 21 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar and Laos brings the present total to 67 properties.

Centara’s first resort in the Maldives, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa, a five-star standard resort is located in the South Ari Atoll and has a broad appeal for couples, families and groups and was opened in late 2009.

With the intention of expanding Centara Hotels & Resorts’ presence in the Indian Ocean, is designing and planning to open its third resort, Centara Hudhufushi Resort & Spa, in the Maldives during the latter half of 2014. The four-star resort will be located on the east side of Lhaviyani Atoll, 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport.

Centara Ras Fushi wins Best Luxury Emerging Spa

Spa Cenvaree has won numerous awards – Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket was named Country winner for Thailand as Best Luxury Emerging Spa in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2012. The Spa Cenvaree, a luxury brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts has 27 branches.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa was opened in April 2013, this four-star resort is an adult-oriented resort, delighting lovers of rest and relaxation in a luxurious setting. Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives, is set on an island just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male’ International Airport.

Inspired by Traditional Thai-style massage, Spa Cenvaree is recognized worldwide for the quality of massages and body treatments such as ‘Thai Body Balance’, ‘Serenity’ ‘Wanalee’, ‘Niran Nirvana – Heaven for Two’, ‘Honeymooners Celebration’, ‘3 Day Ayurvedic Anti-Aging Programmes’, ‘3 Day Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Programmes’, ‘Maldivian Sea Sand & Senses’, ‘Botanical Blissful Journey’, ‘Signature Salt Pot Muscles Melter’, ‘Aromatherapy Massage’, ‘Balinese Massage’, ‘Swedish Massage’, Royal Thai Massage’, ‘Deep Muscular Massage’, ‘Traditional Foot Massage’, ‘Shirodhara’, ‘Shirobhyanga’, ‘Siamese Zen’, Nail Care Salon and many more.

SPA Cenvaree, Centara Ras Fushi
SPA Cenvaree, Centara Ras Fushi

Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts has 46 locations spread across major tourist destinations in Thailand. The chain also has 21 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar and Laos brings the present total to 67 properties.

Centara’s first resort in the Maldives, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa, a five-star standard resort is located in the South Ari Atoll and has a broad appeal for couples, families and groups and was opened in late 2009.

With the intention of expanding Centara Hotels & Resorts’ presence in the Indian Ocean, the hotel chain is designing and planning to open its third resort – Centara Hudhufushi Resort & Spa, in the Maldives during the latter half of this year. The four-star resort will be located on the east side of Lhaviyani Atoll, 25 minutes by seaplane from Male’ International Airport.

More Centara Resorts coming to Maldives

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.