CENTARA GRAND ISLAND RESORT & SPA MALDIVES CAPTURES 2014 TRAVELER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR TOP ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT
BANGKOK, Dec. 30, 2014—Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa in Maldives was recently recognized as the top all inclusive resort at the Traveler’s Choice Awards.
“I’m happy the Travelers’ Choice Awards have recognized the unique qualities of our resort because we’ve worked very hard to make Grand Island Resort & Spa live up to visitor’s expectations when they are in the Maldives,” said Voytek Klasicki, Centara’s area general manager.” The awards, one of the travel and tourism industry’s most prestigious, are based on millions of reviews created by savvy and experienced Trip Advisor travelers and accurately reflect the appeal the Grand Island Resort & Spa has for its guests.”
The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is located in the South Ari Atoll and was conceived by Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts as a priority when it came to opening the group’s first overseas property. In a relatively short time, it has gained considerable market share The location, South Ari Atoll, is a haven for marine life and offers resort guests an unmatched chance to get close and personal with manta rays, reef sharks and colorful fish. The resort is also in close proximity to famous dive sites, such as Broken Rock, Kudarah Thila and 5 Rocks.
Surrounded by a glorious white sandy beach, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is the only resort in Maldives designed in a colonial style with whitewashed timber buildings and meandering boardwalks. The resort offers both stunning beachside and over-water accommodations.
“I am not surprised that reviews and opinions from Trip Advisor have been so positive, given that the resort represents the ultimate in all-inclusive experiences and is truly unique in its totally immersive appeal,” added Klasicki. “One of the truly innovative ways in which the resort manages to be so relaxing is its cash-free policy in which guests, enjoying the Ultimate All Inclusive program, find everything they desire already paid for – including champagne breakfasts, a choice of three lunch and dinner venues with themed international buffets and an open bar service, which provides a scintillating array of cocktails, beers, wines and spirits.”
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa offers both non-motorized and motorized water sports as well as five excursions including whale shark snorkeling, sunset cruises, local island visits, night fishing and boats for snorkeling on other reefs. Every guest can also enjoy a daily spa treatment in SPA Cenvaree, another amenity no other resort in Maldives can boast. For those seeking other daytime activities, the resort offers recreation options, sports and fitness facilities and a professionally-managed Kids’ Club.
The Grand Island Resort & Spa has a choice of 112 suites and villas suitable for individual travelers, honeymoon couples and family groups. All guest suites have a bedroom and living room, a generous private terrace, and all of the amenities travelers expect from a premier beach resort including satellite TV and high-speed internet access. One truly distinctive feature of the resort is each guest has access to the Club – a “resort within a resort” accommodation experience.
Guests opting for the Club level of accommodation also have access to the exclusive Club Lounge with private pool area and complimentary breakfasts, snacks, cocktails and dinner. The Club also serves premium wines and beverages and an upgraded mini bar and guest laundry.
The resort also is unusual in that it features a variety of dining options, including the all-day venue Reef, authentic Suan Bua and Azzuri Mare Italian & Seafood restaurant, plus the Aqua and Coral Bars for nightly entertainment.
About Centara Hotels & Resorts
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 48 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 26 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar, Laos and Oman brings the present total to 74 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 30 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with 7 branches of the value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens have their own leisure zone. Centara also operates three state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand designed for travelers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at affordable prices; the brand is under development with the first property due to open in 2016.