Family fun or couple’s getaway, two ways to experience Centara Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives

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May 5, 2021

Whoever you travel with this summer, treat yourself to the luxury getaway you deserve by staying with one of two Centara Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives.

Some holidays are about bringing the family together, while others are about escaping the noise of daily life. But every holiday to the Maldives is about indulgence, tranquillity, and scenes worthy of a Monet painting.

And when you book with Centara Hotels & Resorts – the umbrella group with six hotel brands beneath it, each catering to a different type of traveller – you can have the exact getaway you desire without compromise because they boast not one, but two beautiful Maldivian resorts.

First up is Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, an upper upscale family resort bursting at the seams with child-friendly activities. Next up, is Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives, a dreamy island where couples and honeymooners can quietly retreat. While we’re sure you instantly know which one sounds right for you, read on to find out exactly the slice of luxury you’ll be served at either of these stunning Centara locations.

A family getaway at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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The Sunset Ocean Pool Villa is an idyllic setting to watch the sun go down. Credit | Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

If you’re looking for an Indian Ocean escape that will become the backdrop to family memories to last a lifetime, then this is the home away from home for you. Located in South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives is everything a Maldivian island should be – surrounded by sapphire sea, enclosed in golden sands, adorned with postcard-esque palm trees. The unique timbered walkways and colonial-style buildings, however, come as a pleasant surprise.

But what makes this five-star resort really stand out is its dedication to being the best family-friendly location on offer. The Family Overwater Villa, for example, comes complete with a child-friendly sun deck allowing little ones to run free while parents watch the waves from their private jacuzzi. The Duplex Beach Villas and the Two Bedroom Beach Villas with Private pool, meanwhile, is a dream come true for little ones wanting to build sandcastles and run into the sea at a moment’s notice. “

Wherever you decide to stay, the island’s Kids’ Clubs will surely keep little ones more than entertained. While parents indulge in some much-needed downtime, little ones can make play games with new friends, partake in sports, try their hand at some arts and crafts and more.

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Indulge in a private dinner for two while the little ones play at the Kids’ Club. Credit | Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

But it gets even better for busy parents; under the resort’s new policy, up to two children can stay and eat free of charge at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. With six dining outlets to chose from, there will be plenty to keep hungry tots happy. Upgrade to The Grand All Inclusive deal, meanwhile, and enjoy enhanced dining and beverage packages, daily spa credits, banana boat rides, sunset cruises, snorkelling trips and even whale shark spotting adventures.

Parents who really want to incorporate a sense of luxury into their family getaway can opt for an Island Club upgrade, which offers Club Lounge access, in-villa breakfast, laundry services, spa reservation priorities, Private Club pool access and more – so there’s nothing but spending quality time with the people you love the most to worry about.

A couple’s retreat in Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

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An aerial view of the stunning adults only island resort. Credit | Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

While we’re sure the loved-up will also be more than happy at the above, for the couples seeking serenity, Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives is the optimum Indian Ocean escape – as this is an adults-only island located just 15 minutes from Velana International Airport, meaning your romantic vacation is just a quick speedboat ride away.

And, without a tear-filled toddler tantrum in earshot, every accommodation is the perfect setting for a quiet week (or two) spent with your significant other, as the Maldives oozes romance. But for ultimate peace and privacy, it has the be the Premium Deluxe Sunset Overwater Villa. With its own outdoor spa bathtub and direct access to the sea, guests can float in and out of the waters as they watch the skies transform from blue to black. 

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Watch the sunset in peace from your private villa. Credit|Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

For couples who don’t want to hold back, the Gold All Inclusive package permits special access to everything that makes Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives extra special. Starting with all inclusive lunch and dinner at every dining destination, as well as premium beverages. With seven restaurants and bars and even more special dining experiences, foodie duos are in no danger of depriving their tastebuds here. 

When it comes to vacations in paradise, there’s nothing like a massage to really help you float away from normal life. Daily credits at SPA Cenvaree with the Gold package will ensure your body stays as relaxed as your mind on this blissful getaway. All treatments are inspired by Thai-wellbeing traditions, helping spa-goers to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Want to go all out? Sign up for the couple’s spa journey throughout your trip for a three-day course of transforming treatments, complete with Ayurvedic programmes specially designed for each person.

And when the time comes for adventure, Gold package holders will also be privy to inclusive snorkelling excursions, so you can make new memories together.