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.


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Jun 23, 2020 SophieT1910 Leeds, United Kingdom

This place is literally heaven on earth!! Everything about our trip was perfect from beginning to end. We really did not want to leave. Our water villa was absolutely amazing! The restaurants were beautiful, the staff could not do enough, from the second we got picked up in the airport to when they waved us off as we left! It really was a holiday… Read more
This place is literally heaven on earth!! Everything about our trip was perfect from beginning to end. We really did not want to leave. Our water villa was absolutely amazing! The restaurants were beautiful, the staff could not do enough, from the second we got picked up in the airport to when they waved us off as we left! It really was a holiday of a lifetime and we would go back in a heartbeat! Read less
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May 19, 2020 paulineclifton kidderminster england

Arrived to the normal friendly greeting and were happy to be given the requested room.Immediately we noticed the improved sunbeds much more comfortable. Apart from breakfast we do not use the buffet preferring A La Carte dining.The menu choices and the taste of all our meals was excellent even better than the previous 3 visits.Our favourite… Read more
Arrived to the normal friendly greeting and were happy to be given the requested room.Immediately we noticed the improved sunbeds much more comfortable. Apart from breakfast we do not use the buffet preferring A La Carte dining.The menu choices and the taste of all our meals was excellent even better than the previous 3 visits.Our favourite restaurant became the Arabian with fantastic flavours and good sized portions,often we could only manage 2 courses.One of the desserts beginning with a K was amazing we remembered it from the previous year.Another resort improvement was most of the seating now had a back,the lack of one used to put me off dining there.The two female staff running the restaurant were the nicest girls you could wish to meet. Love both the Vui bar for morning cocktails,nothing better than gazing at the beautiful water and the lobby bar for evening cappuccinos. As the holiday progressed people departed and were not replaced.Our last few days became stressful after learning Emirates cancelled our return flight and all flights before then were full.Eventually there were just a few of us left all in the same position. The staff must have felt stressed also as they to had to return home,but it never showed they remained happy and cheerful. Evening dining tables were laid up on the beach which must have caused the staff extra work,I would have been happy to stay in the restaurants but the atmosphere on the beach was very pleasant.We enjoyed the band until they departed better from our beach table as we like it peaceful and could choose a table further away from them.The lady in charge of the Italian restaurant was usually working,she is also a great efficient member of staff. Having secured a very expensive BA flight home we departed being accompanied by a hotel representative at the airport until we passed along to security which was very comforting in case problems occurred.Emirates still haven’t refunded me and I didn’t need the hassle. We hope to visit again one day but I still feel shaken up by our experience and the ongoing hassle I am having with other holidays I have booked so I will not be booking any more at the moment. Read less
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Apr 28, 2020 sarah-holling Rainbow Beach, Australia

This place was just absolutely unreal stunning location the hospitality was the best I’ve ever seen. Every little detail was taken care of you didn’t have to Think of a thing. A real First class experience we loved every second. A special Thankyou to our waiter shazleem aswell he went above and beyond for us every night. He set us up a beautiful… Read more
This place was just absolutely unreal stunning location the hospitality was the best I’ve ever seen. Every little detail was taken care of you didn’t have to Think of a thing. A real First class experience we loved every second. A special Thankyou to our waiter shazleem aswell he went above and beyond for us every night. He set us up a beautiful valentines table that il never forget and he remembered every detail, always welcomed us and remembered our fave drinks. He is a credit to the resort as are all of your staff Thankyou for an unforgettable holiday Read less
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Apr 15, 2020 AndreaHulton

Came to Centara Ras Fushi for honeymoon in April/May 2019. Every second of our time on the island was pure bliss! Every thing I could have wished for was on hand and so so much more. I’d return in a heartbeat. The rooms. the location, the food, the Staff, the facilities, the wonders of nature were amazing! The all inclusive option was great to… Read more
Came to Centara Ras Fushi for honeymoon in April/May 2019. Every second of our time on the island was pure bliss! Every thing I could have wished for was on hand and so so much more. I’d return in a heartbeat. The rooms. the location, the food, the Staff, the facilities, the wonders of nature were amazing! The all inclusive option was great to have (unlike many other islands) - no need to worry about bringing tonnes of cash. Although I’d definitely recommend splashing out of a spa if you can! The couples spa we had was the best I have ever ever had in my whole life!!! We will return and are saving already. If you are considering going to the Maldives and enjoy a laid back totally relaxing break choose Cantara Ras Fushi. The tranquility of the place is divine! True Nirvana 💕💕💕 Read less
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Apr 11, 2020 Mclou0471 Bristol, United Kingdom

This was our first time to the Maldives, and I’ve been to many outstanding places across the world, but this was just breath taking. I will therefore try and break this review done to ensure each of the areas on the island receive the credit where it’s deserved. We left Gatwick with a bit of uncertainty due to the issues raising quickly of the… Read more
This was our first time to the Maldives, and I’ve been to many outstanding places across the world, but this was just breath taking. I will therefore try and break this review done to ensure each of the areas on the island receive the credit where it’s deserved. We left Gatwick with a bit of uncertainty due to the issues raising quickly of the Coronavirus. However, we were assured everything would be ok. From the moment the seaplane landed at the island we were just in awe of the surroundings. We were greeted with fantastic staff, who began precautionary processes of temperature checks etc, and all reassured us of a fantastic stay ahead. During our time, various precautions were put in place for all the staff and guests safety. Then the announcement came that the Maldives would no longer be accepting guests due to the continuous spread of the virus. with so many other airports providing ridiculous short notice periods of lockdown, left guests panicking and having to rearrange flights. The staff at customer services, all provided their assistance calling airlines in order to help each guest get home - outstanding service. Accommodation We stayed in one of the water villas, and omg, I could have cried with excitement. Our room had everything you could possibly think of. Even small elements were added in case you forgot to bring a few things from home. Our room attendant kept our room tidy and ensured our mini bar was topped up daily. Aqua Bar The staff at the bar were magnificent, always welcoming you with a smile and worked tirelessly ensuring guests needs were met around the pool, together around the evening entertainment. Reef restaurant Particular recognition needs to go out to Mohammad Sameer. He is an absolute credit to your team. The food and service was outstanding. Every afternoon and evening provided endless amount of food at top quality. This was a buffet restaurant, but the best buffet restaurant I have been too. The Tapenyaki Restaurant was outstanding, cooked freshly in front of you by Sasha. His cooking and entertainment was fabulous. Thank you Italian and Thai restaurant Again fabulous food and amazing service. The staff would also cater to any food allergies. The Club We were kindly upgraded on the last few days of our stay. Again another fantastic experience. The Maitre d and the English Chef from Torquay definitely get a shout out. Thank you. Snorkelling and diving Wow, wow, wow..... so many fish, baby sharks, rays, eels, turtles, even bigger nurse sharks, and this was all just around your water bungalow. Behind the dive centre provided for even more sight of other sea life, as the water fell into the deep blue. My husband went diving and seen the huge whale sharks, I was so sad to have missed them. At 6pm every evening they fed the sea life - that’s an eye opener, when you think you were swimming in there a short while ago. Truly amazing. The beaches Outstanding - photos cannot do this place justice. You can walk all the way around the island (about 25 mins). You’ll be amazed how close the large rays and baby sharks swim close to the waters edge. Excursions and Spa Due to the issue of Coronavirus we didn’t get a chance to utilise all of the excursions. However the facilities on the island more than made up for this. I did use part of my spa credit on an outstanding spa treatment, which made up for the fact I missed seeing the whale sharks. General Manager Ensured all guest were catered for. He and his team are a sheer credit to the Centara Group - particularly reassuring all guests safety during a very difficult time. On the last night, the majority of the remaining guests were all leaving the following day. The staff put on intimate dining on the beach for all couples and families, with a BBQ, entertainment full beach bar, which, they then followed with a film under the stars. It was a great night to finish what was an amazing holiday. We were so sad to leave the following morning. As we were waiting for the arrival of our seaplane, every member of staff came out to say goodbye. It was the most emotional and memorable send off. Thank you Centara Grand for truly an outstanding holiday. I hope you’re all keeping safe, and have managed to get home to your families. Until next year, we will definitely be back ♥️🌈♥️ Read less