MARINE EXPERIENCES

Adults-Only Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa and Family-Friendly Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives combine world-class facilities with packages that include spectacular diving excursions. 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 snorkeling and diving excursions bring visitors face-to-face with an abundance of amazing marine species while a choice of enticing all-inclusive packages include options for Scuba Diving, as well as unique experiences such as whale shark spotting and underwater adventures in a semi-submarine.

Couples seeking a stunning private tropical hideaway can choose Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, which is set on a pristine island in the North Malé 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.

Families need not miss out on the wonders of the Maldives with memorable holidays offered at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives 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. An array of family-friendly dining experiences, sports and activities are also provided, to ensure guests of all ages are kept fully entertained throughout their stay.

“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,” commented Tom Thrussell, Centara’s Vice President of Brand, Marketing and Digital. Under the “Gold All-Inclusive” package at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, qualified guests can enjoy up to three dives per villa, per week. Diving is also featured as part of the “Ultimate All-Inclusive” package at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, allowing families to enjoy up to three dives per person, per week. Both resorts also offer unlimited snorkelling opportunities.

At Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa 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 world’s biggest fish – the whale shark – can join dedicated snorkelling trips to spot these graceful creatures when they ascend close the surface of the ocean. Underwater explorers who prefer to stay dry can even head out in the resort’s own semi-submarine to enjoy the spectacular underwater landscape.

Over at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, 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.

When they are not discovering the underwater world, families at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives 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,” Mr Thrussell added.

In addition to diving excursions, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa’s “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.

“Created exclusively for couples, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa 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 at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives 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. Ideal for families, the resort’s collection of suites and villas range from 86m² to 159m² and can accommodate up to five guests.

“What sets Centara Grand Island Resort apart from other resorts in the Maldives is that we are extremely welcoming to families, with a choice of accommodation options, amenities and activities for all ages. From exotic excursions to memorable meals and of course, diving trips, we offer a wealth of opportunities for families to reconnect with each other and nature,” adds Mr Klasicki.

Adding to the all-inclusive appeal, Centara Hotels & Resorts is offering free airport transfers to and from both its resorts in the Maldives based on certain requirements.

Find out more about Centara at www.CentaraHotelsResorts.com