Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

The adult-oriented Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa offers a truly serene atmosphere in idyllic island surrounds. Beach Villas and Water Villas are scattered around the island, allowing for peace and tranquility aplenty. Upgrade to a Deluxe Spa Over Water Villa or a Premium Deluxe Spa Water Villa and you’ll have your own private outdoor spa bathtub. Down at the beach is an oceanfront pool and well-being area, aptly named as you’ll feel very well indeed here. You can also spoil yourself to a treatment or two at the Spa Cenvaree, a blissful sanctuary offering Thai massage as well as ancient Ayurvedic treatments to banish any lingering cares. With the resort in such a great location there's a plethora of stunning scuba diving sites, amongst the Maldives’ most sought-after spots, reached within 20 minutes by dhoni. There’s also snorkelling and both non-motorised and motorised water sports to tempt you. Island dining is a treat at the Centara with several superb restaurants to choose from. Oceans Restaurant serves International, Asian and daily themed buffets while Al Khaimah features an authentic Bedouin tent with Middle Eastern-style grilled meats to feast on and Arabic delights. Alternatively, dine Italian style at La Brezza or on Thai fare at Suan Bua, two speciality restaurants that overlook the beachfront pool. Overwater Viu Bar is one of the highlights of the resort and deservedly so, its circular shape and oversized hammock seating affording unobstructed ocean views. There’s also a very popular pool bar to while away an hour or two, sipping on exotic cocktails.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Villa / private house

Where is it

On Giraavaru Island in Maldives' North Malé Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 15–20 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

140 villas. All with individually controlled air-conditioning, ceiling fans, flat-screen TV, DVD player, telephone, complimentary WiFi, rain shower, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and hairdryer. Ocean Front Beach Villas, a few steps from the lagoon, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Oceans Restaurant. Alternatively, guests may choose a three-course lunch in either the Suan Bua Thai restaurant or La Brezza Italian restaurant, from the Chef's Choice à la carte menus. For dinner, guests may also dine from the Chef's Choice à la carte menus (three-course) or enjoy a meal credit for the full à la carte menu at La Breeze, Suan Bua or at the Arabic specialty restaurant, Al Khaimah (no Chef's Choice à la carte menu at Al Khaimah). Afternoon tea service, all-day soft drinks and mineral water, open bar service including a selection of red, white and sparkling wine by the glass, beer, choice of international branded spirits and a selection of cocktails, between 11:00am and 11:00pm. Sundowner canapés. Mini-bar with two beers, five soft drinks, two chocolate snacks and a savoury snack (replenished once per day). Non-motorized water sports and snorkelling equipment. Complimentary WiFi access. 

Gold All Inclusive Option: includes dine around option in any available restaurant (with a reservation) from the full à la carte or Chef's Choice menus (may exclude selected premium options). Includes selected specialty theme nights. Premium open bar service, including regular and premium pouring brands, wine (red, white, sparkling), beer, alcoholic beverages and a selection of cocktails, specialty coffees (cappuccino, espresso, latte), between 11:00am and 11:00pm. Mini-bar with a selection of beer, soft drinks and guest selection of two spirits (replenished once per day). Spa credit of US$50 per room per day. Complimentary snorkelling equipment and non-motorised water sports. Two pieces of regular laundry per room per day. Complimentary WiFi Internet access.

Deluxe Ocean Front Beach Villa with outdoor spa tub and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Water Villas with privately furnished terrace and steps down to the lagoon and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Sunset Water Villas are positioned to enjoy the spectacular sunsets with steps leading directly down to the sea and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Spa Over Water Villas offer sunrise views, with jacuzzi on the balcony, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Deluxe Spa Water Villas have a private deck housing overwater netting with Jacuzzi and unobstructed views of the ocean, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Centara Celebration Package, available at a supplement:

  • Champagne breakfast in bed
  • 60-minute couples spa treatment at Spa Cenvaree
  • Cocktail making class
  • Romantic candlelit poolside dinner

Each of the above activities will be arranged once per couple during stay. Applicable for all room types. Not combinable with Early Booking Offer.

  • Honeymooners: Additional benefits available. Please contact us for more details and for terms and conditions.

Why is this one of Virgin Holidays Favourites?

Arrivals up to 30 Apr '20: A Sunset Cruise with sparkling wine & canapes once per stay. The trip will be scheduled once per week. Please note: (No set day of the week, weather dependent).

Arrivals 1 May '20 – 30 April '21: Special 'Bucks Fizz Breakfast in bed once per stay, applicable for all guests.

Oceans Restaurant (all-day dining buffet restaurant), Al Khaimah (Arabic restaurant, open for à la carte dinner), La Brezza (Italian cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Suan Bua (Thai cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). Viu Bar, Waves Pool Bar and Giraavaru Lobby Bar. 18m lap pool and decking on the Silent Beach area (open from 7:00am – 7:00pm daily). Wellbeing area with dedicated beach and fitness centre. Spa Cenvaree* with juice bar. PADI diving school*. Snorkelling* and both non-motorised and motorised water sports*. Off-shore surfing (May-Nov), accessible by private boat* (own equipment required). Laundry service*. Limited room service*.

3 nights over peak season.

No checkouts permitted on 30 or 31 Dec. 

Please note: the resort does not accept children under the age of 12 years. As villas sleep maximum 2 adults and are not interconnecting, we would only recommend this resort for adults. 

*Denotes local charge.

Please also note: The hotel's current swimming pool is closed for resurfacing until the 4th October 2019. A brand new 18m lap pool has been installed and is located behind the reception, gym and spa area of the island. Both pools should be open by the 4th October 2019.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing amazing amazing - there are no worries

Nov 13, 2019 richardsD7046HL Norwich, United Kingdom

Been back home for a few days from this amazing experience so time to take stock of everything Was a little worried there wouldn't be enough for me to do as I'm more used to getting out and about every day on trips / excursions. so went armed with books, music etc etc just in case. Well that want needed......managed a few pages of book in between… Read more
Been back home for a few days from this amazing experience so time to take stock of everything Was a little worried there wouldn't be enough for me to do as I'm more used to getting out and about every day on trips / excursions. so went armed with books, music etc etc just in case. Well that want needed......managed a few pages of book in between swimming / snorkelling . We chose a deluxe beach villa (room 123) as thought this would best suit out needs.....it certainly did that. 15ft walk from patio doors into the warm sea. amazing sunsets in the evening, and very quiet beach location. 100% recommend this option. rooms were spacious and spotless, despite all of the sand we kept bringing in..!! . Just a couple of minutes walk to everything on the island. First time snorkelers so a bit wary of how it would go. Easy........warm sea, great water clarity, countless fish, and even a ray and few small sharks in no more than a couple of feet of water...unforgettable to snorkel amongst them. We were all inclusive (not gold) and found more than enough food and drinks options, so unless you need premium brand drinks then this was more than enough. we dined at the Italian and Thai restaurants twice for no extra charge from the set menu. We did treat ourselves to the Arabian one evening and bill was under USD 100 for 3 courses and drinks. The Oceans buffet restaurant had so many choices over the different themed nights and also during breakfast / lunch. Staff - don't think I have ever come across a friendlier bunch. Much has been said before about the fist pumping egg chef and also his accomplice on the waffle/crepe station.....both made meals really enjoyable. The lady on front of house was so nice and obviously took notice, after we missed one meal to go elsewhere she sais the next day she had missed us - that's observation for you..!! The boat transfer along with checking in and out were smooth operations Am going to mention this subject of rubbish island again as it seems to worry some people. you pass it on the way to the island and can see it from a distance if you stand in the right location and look hard. I don't think you would have a clue what it was if not. It has NO effect on the holiday at all, there are no smells or anything to put you off. If you spend all holiday studying it through binoculars then you have too much time on your hands.... So to conclude, we had a fantastic week, there is more than enough here to keep you occupied. The food is great, the location stunning, and the staff are the prize asset For somebody not accustomed to beach type holidays, I would return tomorrow if I could.... sear Read less
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Nov 13, 2019 Athacia

An amazing experience from the get go! Pros: 1) Beautiful location The resort is situated among coral that is home to several different specie of fish incl the harmless black tip reef shark and stingrays. There is no need to venture out of the resort in order to see the amazing marine life that the Maldives has to offer. 2) Staff Nothing was… Read more
An amazing experience from the get go! Pros: 1) Beautiful location The resort is situated among coral that is home to several different specie of fish incl the harmless black tip reef shark and stingrays. There is no need to venture out of the resort in order to see the amazing marine life that the Maldives has to offer. 2) Staff Nothing was too much for the staff at the hotel. They were so friendly and go out of their way to make sure you are well taken care of. We celebrated my dad's 50th birthday here and the hotel staff decorated his room and provided 2 birthday cakes for him free of charge! 3) Food & Beverage I would highly recommend the all inclusive package. There's several food options as there are a few restaurants on the resort as well as the buffet that's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We traveled in a group of 8 with varied dietary requirements; 1 vegetarian and 2 whom do not consume beef/pork. There was still many options that satisfied all in our group. Not only is there loads of food, everything we ate was delicious! I would recommend making a booking a day or two in advance if you want to eat at the Thai/Italian/Seafood/Arabian restaurants especially if you are there in a group as they tend to get booked really quick. The cocktail menu is extensive - I really enjoyed the Caipiroskas! If you are not on the all inclusive package, drinks are averagely $8 per drink which is reasonable considering the location. 4) Cleanliness The rooms were spotless! I liked that there is a hand held shower on the patio of the water villas so that you can rinse off after a swim. Everything looks new and polished, including the pool! 5) Activities There are many activities to choose from but we did the following: - Snorkeling - Kayaking - Paddle boarding - Submarine (really cool!) - Parasailing All non-motorized activities are free of charge. The resort hosted a cocktail evening where 2 staff members competed and the guests had to vote for the better cocktail - this was a nice way for guests to interact with each other and with the staff. There is also a spa at the resort which we did not visit. Cons: 1) There is 1 con - can you believe it?? Some of the villas are really far from the main island. The main island has the bars and restaurants. It is not so fun walking all that distance in the scorching sun but that could be because I am just lazy and would prefer a shuttle service of some sort. General: The sunset villa is the same layout as the deluxe water villa, the only difference being the view. But the sunset can also be enjoyed from the pool and the main beach so I don't see the need for booking the more expensive sunset villas. I saw some reviews mentioned 'Rubbish Island' which made me worried, it honestly makes no impact on your stay. I saw rubbish island in the far distance upon arrival and then never saw it again through out my stay. In summary - BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!! I am mentally planning my return next year :) Read less
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Nov 13, 2019 phoebeecheung Hong Kong, China

I love this resort so much! Although there are some comments about the rude manner of the staff, i can only see the friendly and helpful staff in our holiday! Adv: The views are incredible and amazing The staff is helpful and friendly Only adult in this island All inclusive plan we can choose Different type of water sport Not expensive… Read more
I love this resort so much! Although there are some comments about the rude manner of the staff, i can only see the friendly and helpful staff in our holiday! Adv: The views are incredible and amazing The staff is helpful and friendly Only adult in this island All inclusive plan we can choose Different type of water sport Not expensive Disadv: The power is not work in my room(but the staff help us immediately. (Although they cannot fixit, they arrange another room for us and let me check out at 6pm instead of 12pm👍🏻it’s so good) The snack in this island is not enough To sum up i will recommend this island for my friends. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely amazing stay and service

Nov 13, 2019 Pernille B C Randers, Denmark

The best snorkelling experience - colourful fish just beneath our villa. A huge variety of food at the buffet restaurant. All friendly and service minded staff. The ocean view from our water villa was excellent
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Nov 12, 2019 CharleyL15 London, United Kingdom

We were so impressed with this beautiful resort, it is very well presented and maintained. In addition, the staff are so friendly, welcoming and attentive. We found the whole visit to be very smooth and it really felt they were doing all they could to help make our stay as wonderful as possible. We stayed in an over water bungalow, which was more… Read more
We were so impressed with this beautiful resort, it is very well presented and maintained. In addition, the staff are so friendly, welcoming and attentive. We found the whole visit to be very smooth and it really felt they were doing all they could to help make our stay as wonderful as possible. We stayed in an over water bungalow, which was more magical than we could have imagined, we also loved that we were given snorkelling equipment to make the most of the accommodations stairs down to the sea. Would love to visit again and have already recommended to others. Read less