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A Champagne barefoot lifestyle makes Centara`s Maldives Grand Island retreat perfect for honeymooners

A Champagne barefoot lifestyle makes Centara`s Maldives Grand Island retreat perfect for honeymooners ( BANGKOK, Thailand - Maldives is one of the world`s most romantic destinations for honeymooners and couples in search of time alone together, especially if you add a champagne barefoot lifestyle to the mix, such as that offered by Centara Grand Island Resort&Spa Maldives.

Arriving is part of the romance, for the resort is located on its own island in the South Ari Atol, and guests have the option of taking a seaplane from Malé airport, landing just off the white beach of the resort.

Honeymooners and couples choosing the water villa accommodation will find privacy along with comfort, and each villa has a balcony with steps that lead down to the lagoon, where a snorkel will reveal the teeming, multi-colored marine life.

The all-inclusive program really does include everything, from champagne breakfasts through to sunset cocktails, and lazy times in the spa through to exciting off-island excursions.

Honeymooners have the additional treat of being presented with a bottle of sparkling wine when they arrive, along with a personal gift from the resort.

A private romantic dinner can be arranged on a completely deserted beach, with oil lamps and candles laid out on the sand, a table for two, and butlers serving from a beachside mobile kitchen.

The resort has a great choice of restaurants and lounges, with breakfast, lunch and dinner all included in the program.

Azzuri Mare serves Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood, Lotus serves Thai food and conducts Thai cooking classes, while Reef is an all-day diner serving international and Asian favorites.

All the restaurants serve wine, which again is included, as are the drinks available at the Coral Bar and the overwater Aqua Bar. The minibars in all the accommodations are also free, and are replenished daily.

Club category accommodation is available, which includes access to the exclusive Club Lounge, where breakfast and evening cocktails with canapés are amongst the daily servings.

There is plenty of leisure action, both on and off the island. This includes snorkeling and diving excursions, island trips, feeding the sting rays and swimming with whale sharks, banana boat rides and a whole host of water sports, fishing trips, daily visits to the spa, and a sundowner cocktail party on the beach every evening.

With the all-inclusive package there is no need to worry about budgets and carrying wallets around, unless you decide to go scuba diving or take an exotic excursion such as the resort`s picnic on a sandbank. Knowing there are no hidden costs does lead to a more relaxed, and romantic, holiday.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand`s leading operator of hotels, with 47 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom.

A further 21 resorts in Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Shanghai, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Qatar, Laos and Oman brings the present total to 68 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 29 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.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Wilasinee Jinaut, Centara Hotels & Resorts, 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330, Thailand, Tel: +66 (0) 2 769 1234, Fax: +66 (0) 2 769 1235, Email:

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