We stayed here for a week during the end of June and first week of July in which the weather was spectacularly hot and sunny.
This resort is good value if you dont mind (ignore) its proximity to garbage island which can be seen smoldering in the distance, however choosing to stay in the deluxe beachfront unit meant that we had undisturbed views and access to the house reef and lagoon. If you are given units 130,129,128 then request a room change as we did. Erosion on the beachfront to these suites means that unsightly sandbags have been placed outside these units until a more permanent solution is found. We were given a suite with an unspoilt beachfront with no hassle.
Also choose to go either full board or half board. Half board gave us flexibility to eat at the other resturants or to order-in which we thought was good value. Also note that Oceans resturant which is the half/full board dining option has a diverse enough variety of dining options to ensure guests do not tire of eating at the same location. Staff are very friendly and attentive to any need and the food is delicious.
As for activities the snorkelling can keep you occupied for hours. The house reef is safe and provides enough coral beds to keep you entertained as you veiw the myriad of tropical fish on display. I also found that the lagoon provided some great diving opportunities as there are many larger schools of fish on display as well as unspoilt coral beds. Sharks and Manta rays frequent the waters but as with any creature provided you maintain a safe distance they are happy to do their own thing. Also enjoy the fishing and diving excursions offered by the resort to add some additional adventure to your experience. Free to use are a variety of watersporting/boating equipment.
Overall we had a magnificient relaxing time enjoying the sun, sand, and swimming. The views are spectacular and the service was excellent in every way. I am not sure if I would come back to Centara purely because Im tempted to try a location with more distance from Male and garbage island. Its not the most attractive thing to see when walking around to the aspect of the resort that faces toward that particular direction.
The souvenir shop was good value as was the dining -n option. We were lucky enough to spend a day on Male prior to arriving at Centara wher we purchase junkfood, snacks and drinks to last us our stay and negating the need for the minibar expenses. Just pack light and allow yourself to relax and enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Found within 20 minutes from Velana International Airport by speedboat, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults-only retreat set on a pristine island in North Malé Atoll. Retreat in comfort, whether in a tastefully designed ocean-side villa, perfect for barefoot living with the beach at your doorstep, or in an overwater villa with steps down to the shimmering lagoon. All 140 villas (42-45 square metres) provide sensational views of the Indian Ocean and blend in with the island’s green interior; some have an outdoor bathtub or Jacuzzi. Besides a variety of dining options that include Thai, Italian, and Arabian restaurants, the resort offers Half Board, Full Board and All-Inclusive meal plans to suit every need. This enchanting island has endless opportunities to relax and enjoy the beautiful Maldives setting. Pure white sand and a sparkling blue lagoon make this a perfect playground for snorkelling and water sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing, water skiing and catamaran sailing, while the magical underwater world of some of the top dive sites in the Maldives are reached within less than half an hour by dhoni. There’s also a swimming pool, a fitness centre, a beautiful spa, Yoga, an E-Zone games room, and one of the Maldives’ most renowned PADI dive centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives Male