Centara Hotels & Resorts is to open its first
hotel outside of Thailand this November. The Centara Grand Island
Resort & Spa Maldives on the South Ari Atoll is surrounded by
white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.
The idyllic island resort has been designed
in a colonial style, with a central lighthouse and meandering
boardwalks that lead to the guest accommodation, restaurants and
Some of the worldís best snorkelling and diving sites
are within easy reach and there is a house reef complete with a
dedicated sunken ship wreck.
A choice of 112 suites
and villas await individual travellers, romantic honeymoon
couples, and family fun groups for a unique vacation experience in
the middle of the Indian Ocean.
The resort offers
beachfront and over-water accommodations divided into seven
categories that range from 76 to 146 square meters, complete with
a "resort within a resort" accommodation experience, the Island
All guestrooms have separate bedroom and
living room, large private terrace, indoor and outdoor showers,
and all the amenities of a premier beach resort including
satellite TV, high-speed internet access, and tea/coffee making
Guests opting for the Island Club level
of accommodation have access to the exclusive Club Lounge with its
signature complimentary servings, including breakfast, mid-day
snacks, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and canapes.
The resort features a variety of dining options, pools,
recreation activities, sports and fitness facilities, a bar and
lounge with nightly entertainment, a SPA Cenvaree, and a Kidsí
Reef is the all-day dining venue, serving
Asian and Western cuisines throughout the day and interactive
buffets for breakfast and dinner. For authentic Thai cuisine there
is Lotus, sited next to a lotus pond and offering along with the
fine cuisine the opportunity for guests to take Thai cookery
Italian cuisine is prepared at Azzuri
Mare, where the emphasis is on fresh seafood, traditional Italian
cured meats, char-grilled main courses, incomparable Italian
desserts, and a choice of fine Italian wines.
Bar & Lounge is more than a bar, it is an entertainment complex
where guests can enjoy live and DJ music, play pool and darts in
the upstairs sports bar, and even explore their own singing talent
in one of the soundproofed karaoke rooms.
a restful sunset bar situated over the water and is a perfect
retreat for guests seeking peace and solitude, whether for a
refreshing freshly squeezed fruit juice during the day or quiet
sundowner in the evening.
The SPA Cenvaree
oceanfront village offers a venue for traditional
aromatherapy and therapeutic massages and treatments together with
the resortís beauty treatment salon.
Children will be
well taken care of, with an extensive Kidsí Club and daily
activity program, divided into Kid Camp for the four to
nine-year-olds and the E-Zone for those in the 10-17 age range.
The resort is easily accessible from Male
International Airport with an air transfer time of just 25 minutes
or speedboat services, with night transfer available, in 85
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