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Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives now open

Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives now open ( Centara Ras Fushi Resort&Spa Maldives, the second resort hotel in the Republic of the Maldives for Thailand’s Centara Hotels&Resorts, is now open and welcoming its first guests.

Located on an island just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport, the premium four-star resort is set against a natural backdrop of a pristine sandy beach and a lagoon with a house reef.

All 140 suites and villas are designed to blend into the rich green interior of the island, with the villas offering the choice of beachside or over-water, with the former featuring individual gardens and the latter having steps that lead directly down to the lagoon.

Both the beach and the water villas offer the option of an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort&Spa Maldives is designed for the adult travel market, and will appeal to couples and small groups of friends traveling together.

Two options are available for accommodation. The Half Board Plus concept includes breakfast and dinner, with an open bar for 3 hours during evening mealtimes, while the All-Inclusive package includes all meals and a full open bar served from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm daily.

Guests have a broad choice for dining. Oceans is the all-day restaurant, with a thatched roof and sand floor, serving the flavors of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Suan Bua offers authentic Thai cuisine; Al Khaimah is reminiscent of a Bedouin tent and serves Arabian cuisine; while La Brezza has a romantic view over the ocean, serves Italian cuisine with seafood as a speciality, and is home to the resort’s wine cave.

Spa Cenvaree, Centara’s own luxury spa brand, has its own dedicated area of beach and a relaxation pavilion, and there is a water sports and PADI dive center. Some of the best-known diving spots in the Maldives, including Giraavaru Cave, Kiki Reef, Kuda Haa, Lion’s Head, and Shark Point are within a 20-minute boat ride of the resort.

The proximity of the island to the capital island of Male is another attraction for guests, with shopping and sightseeing trips arranged by the resort.

Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand's leading operator of hotels, with 40 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 58 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 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand's most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly-launched 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 are taken care of. Centara Hotels&Resorts also operates 2 state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and 2 in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen.

The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travelers who predominantly make their bookings via the Internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.

PHOTO: Ulrich Hoffgen (center), General Manager of Centara Ras Fushi Resort&Spa Maldives welcomes Joseph William (left) and Catherine Kyne (right), on their arrival to stay at the resort as the first guests. / Image via

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext. 1 or e-mail to href=""> or visit:

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MEDIA CONTACT: 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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