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Newly-renovated rooms increase appeal of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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Maldives.net.mv – Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is set to a launch a new category of guest room, which will be called “Sunset Ocean Pool Villas.” They have also committed to an ongoing program of extensive refurbishments across the entire resort.

During the first phase of the renovation program, all of the Luxury Sunset Water Villas will be completely refurbished and redesigned and will reopen to the public in July 2015. Twenty of the existing inventory will be re-imagined as ‘Sunset Ocean Pool Villas’ while the balance of 14 villas will be renamed “Ocean Water Villas.”

During phase 2, the current “Beach Suites” on the south side of the island, together with the Deluxe Family Water Villas and the resort’s one-and-two Bedroom Pool Villas, will be closed for renovations from the 20th of June until the end of August 2015. Renovations on the resort’s Deluxe Water Villas and north-facing Beach Suites will be carried out later in 2016. All villas will receive a brand-new design, structural enhancements, all-new furniture and a new light and inviting color palette.

Available to the public on July 1, 2015, the new Sunset Ocean Pool Villas will have received a completely new, contemporary interior make-over, with brand-new furniture, doors and decking. The upper sun deck will be removed completely and the outdoor area will be extended to incorporate a 12-meter-square plunge pool, looking directly out over the Indian Ocean.

These 20 new villas will command spectacular sunset views and guests here will be eligible for full ‘Club’ access. Club guests enjoy the resort’s “Ultimate All Inclusive” cash-free plan, under which guests will 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.

Guests in the new Villas will also benefit from the following premium additions:

  • Exclusive access to “The Club” with indoor and outdoor private lounges, free-form swimming pool, and a premium dining venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Access to the Club Bar and lounge serving premium brand beverages
  • Club lounge check in/out
  • Private Club pool access including refreshing towels, pre-lunch snacks, afternoon fruits and pre-dinner canapés
  • Mid-morning snacks
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Upgraded in-room minibar, replenished daily including soft drinks, juice, 4 beers, chocolates and snacks and guests’ selection of 2 spirits from the following (700ml vodka, gin, whisky, rum, Bacardi and bourbon – replenished once per week) and guests selection of 1 bottle of wine (red, white, rose – replenished daily)
  • Wi-Fi and internet service in the Club Lounge
  • 2 pieces of laundry per room per day
  • Book and DVD library
  • Priority spa and restaurant reservations at all outlets
  • Daily turn-down service
  • Upgraded in -room amenities

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is located in the South Ari Atoll, about 25 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, or 15 minutes by speedboat from the domestic Maamigili Airport. Surrounded by a glorious white sandy beach, it is the only resort in the Maldives designed in a colonial style, with whitewashed timber buildings and meandering boardwalks.

The resort offers guests a unique “cashless” island experience with its “Ultimate All-Inclusive programme”. “We are extremely proud of the “Ultimate All Inclusive” package and are delighted that we have now been recognized as being the best in Maldives,” commented Mr. Voytek Klasicki, general manager of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives after receiving the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO), award for Top All-Inclusive Resort. The resort also received the TripAdvisor’s award in the same category.

All guest suites have 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. 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 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. For those seeking day-time activity, the Resort offers recreation options, sports and fitness facilities and a professionally-managed Kids’ Club, while those looking to relax are welcome at Spa Cenvaree.

For more active guests, there are five excursion options available which include whale-shark snorkeling, local island visits, sunset cruises and night fishing as well as other snorkeling trips. The resort is also home to floodlit tennis courts, and guests can avail themselves of W-Fi, snorkeling equipment, selected motorized and non-motorized water sports, separate teen and children’s clubs as well as each and every adult guest can enjoy one daily spa treatment per day of their holiday.

Mr. Voytek Klasicki says that he is proud to have added a new selection of freshly-renovated rooms to the resorts’ many attractions, and that he anticipates that regular visitors will enjoy their stays at Centara Grand Maldives even more.

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Club Med welcomes travellers to gorgeous resorts in Maldives with up to 40% savings

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Club Med, the renowned pioneer of all-inclusive holidays, invites travellers to take advantage of its mid-year offer and enjoy up to 40 percent discount at its five beautiful resorts across Asia, with its two properties amongst the turquoise waters and white beaches of Maldives.

Club Med Kani, Maldives, and Club Med Finolhu, Maldives between them offer unique and immersive activities for guests of all ages and are a perfect embodiment of Club Med’s commitment to provide extraordinary and all-inclusive family holidays across gorgeous locales.

Bruno Courbet, Country Director for Thailand, Indonesia, India and New Markets, stated: “At Club Med, we prioritise the importance of families, couples, and friends coming together to create cherished memories and share quality time. Our special offer allows guests to book their all-inclusive packages, enabling them to embark on this journey of togetherness and create valuable moments that will last a lifetime. With savings of up to 40 percent available until June 10, 2024, our five stunning resorts across Asia provide the perfect setting for unforgettable experiences.”

Club Med’s Mid-Year offer will be automatically applied when customers book the trip from now until June 10, 2024. Indulge in incredible savings of up to 40 percent on all room types at exquisite destinations including Club Med Kani, Maldives, and Club Med Finolhu, Maldives. Promotion is subject to availability, and blackout dates may apply.

Moreover, families can take advantage of year-round family discounts. Children aged 12-17 receive a generous 20 percent off the adult rate, while those aged 4-11 enjoy an impressive 40 percent discount. And for the youngest guests under 4, their stay is complimentary. These exclusive offers exemplify Club Med’s unwavering commitment to crafting unforgettable family holidays while ensuring affordability.

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Sun Siyam Iru Veli maintains Travelife Gold Certification for sustainability practices

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Sun Siyam Iru Veli has been awarded the Travelife Gold Certification for the second consecutive year. This esteemed recognition underscores the resort’s unwavering commitment to sustainable tourism and exceptional environmental stewardship.

Achieving the Travelife Gold Certification highlights dedication to minimising environmental impacts, enhancing economic and social benefits for the community, upholding human rights and fair labour practices, and safeguarding animal welfare and biodiversity. This accolade reflects ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into every facet of operations while delivering luxury experiences to guests.

Key Areas of Excellence:

  • Minimising Environmental Impacts: Sun Siyam Iru Veli has implemented comprehensive waste management systems, water conservation measures, and energy-efficient practices to reduce our ecological footprint. The resort is committed to preserving the pristine natural beauty of the Maldives for future generations.
  • Improving Economic and Social Impacts: The resort is dedicated to supporting the local economy by sourcing products from local suppliers and providing employment opportunities for community members. Community outreach programmes focus on education, health, and well-being, ensuring that the presence positively impacts neighbours.
  • Respecting and Protecting Human Rights and Fair Labour Practices: The resort adheres to the highest standards of ethical labor practices, ensuring a safe, fair, and inclusive work environment for all employees. The resort is committed to upholding human rights and promoting equality and diversity within the workforce.
  • Safeguarding Animal Welfare and Biodiversity: Sun Siyam Iru Veli actively participates in conservation efforts to protect the rich biodiversity of the Maldives. The resort has established policies to ensure the humane treatment of animals and the preservation of marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

“We are immensely proud to receive the Travelife Gold Certification once again,” said Masdhooq Saeed, General Manager of Sun Siyam Iru Veli. “This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. Sustainability is at the heart of our operations, and we are committed to continuously improving our practices to make a positive impact on the environment and our community.”

Sun Siyam Iru Veli invites guests to experience the perfect blend of luxury and sustainability. The resort offers a serene escape where guests can indulge in the natural beauty of the Maldives while knowing their stay supports responsible tourism practices.

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OZEN LIFE MAADHOO crowned as Maldives’ best romantic resort

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OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, an ultra-luxe private island retreat renowned for its romantic ambiance, has secured the title of ‘Best Romantic Resort in the Maldives’ at the esteemed Travel Time Awards in Russia. This prestigious award underscores the resort’s dedication to curating unforgettable experiences for couples seeking the ultimate romantic escape.

Organised by the publishers of Travel Time magazine, the Travel Time Awards are among the most recognised honours in the country’s travel sector. The gala event, held in Moscow and attended by industry experts, marked the third year of ceremonial presentations acknowledging the best of the best in luxury travel in 2023. Winning hotels, resorts, agents, and destinations were selected through a combined online vote by the magazine’s readers, an editorial panel, travel agencies, and Russian celebrities.

“As one of our most significant markets, Russia holds a special place for us. Receiving this prestigious award is truly an honour and testimony to the unforgettable romantic experience of our castaway island”, says Elisabeth Alleyne, General Manager of OZEN LIFE MAADHOO. “We are deeply grateful for this recognition and are committed to continuing to provide Maldivian dream escapes for honeymooners and couples from around the world.”

Couples seeking a tranquil, unforgettable honeymoon or a romantic celebration will find OZEN LIFE MAADHOO to be the ideal private island retreat. Known for its award-winning villas and exceptional dine-around options, the resort is thoughtfully designed to cater to your every need and want. Guests can enjoy intimate experiences such as private beach dinners and picturesque beach weddings, all set against the serene backdrop of the Indian Ocean’s vibrant blue hues or starlit sky.

An exclusive INDULGENCE™️ Plan, crafted to pamper you from arrival to departure. This all-encompassing holiday plan invites you to revel in the delights of island living without limits. From premium liquor to champagne, indulge in the finest libations as you soak in the breathtaking beauty of the Maldives. Let go of all worries as everything you desire is seamlessly integrated into this comprehensive holiday plan.

At OZEN LIFE MAADHOO peace, relaxation and wellbeing are cornerstones of the guest experience, with island life offering a bespoke journey tailored to individual preferences. The luxury award-winning spa by ELE|NA, one of the Maldives leading wellness brands, embodies the philosophy of the ‘elements of nature’. Guests can choose from a diverse range of holistic treatments, therapies and classes all curated to harness the energies of these natural elements.

OZEN LIFE MAADHOO’s recent accolade at the prestigious World Travel Awards, where it won the ‘Leading Villa Resort’ category, further independently confirms the islands reputation as a top luxury destination. This recognition highlights the resort’s commitment to providing an unparalleled experience for those in search of romance and luxury.

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