Centara Maldives launches Robinson Crusoe Experience

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has launched a Robinson Crusoe Excursion. Priced at US$325 per person, guests at the resort are taken after breakfast by speedboat to a nearby uninhabited island, and left there alone on the beach. They are then free to wander the island, exploring the interior and swimming in the clear blue waters of the lagoon.

The castaways, unlike their considerably less fortunate predecessor, do not have to forage for their own food. Left on the beach with them is a cold lunch that has been prepared by the resorts chefs and which includes steamed lobster, roast beef tenderloin, a selection of salads, fresh fruit, dessert and cheese. A bottle of cold champagne is thoughtfully included to banish any feelings of melancholy.

There is something else that the Centara Crusoes have that poor Robinson would have found more useful than Man Friday, and that is a mobile phone. When they are ready to be picked up, they call the resort and the speedboat returns to get them.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is located at the South Ari Atoll in the Republic of Maldives. Designed in a colonial style, with whitewashed timber accommodation and meandering boardwalks, the resort is the first overseas property of Thailands Centara Hotels & Resorts.

With its choice of luxurious beachfront and over-water accommodations, and with suites and villas available, the resort is an ideal venue for honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic break, and the Robinson Crusoe Excursion provides for the ultimate in luxury solitude.

The resort features a variety of dining options on an all inclusive basis, pools, recreation activities, sports and fitness facilities, a bar and lounge with nightly entertainment, and its own spa village.

Some of the worlds best snorkeling and diving sites are within easy reach and there is a house reef complete with a dedicated sunken shipwreck.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is easily accessible from Male International Airport with an air transfer time of just 25 minutes or speedboat services in 85 minutes.

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