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 Great place for a week of rest and glorious weather

Jan 23, 2020 Lynsay D

Like many other travellers I had read the reviews on here and was a little dubious about ‘rubbish island’ and the proximity to Male. Yes you can see both from Reception and the new pool area and Silent Beach, but we spent most of our time on the other, main side of the island so it didn’t affect us. In the evenings it’s actually nice to sit in the… Read more
Like many other travellers I had read the reviews on here and was a little dubious about ‘rubbish island’ and the proximity to Male. Yes you can see both from Reception and the new pool area and Silent Beach, but we spent most of our time on the other, main side of the island so it didn’t affect us. In the evenings it’s actually nice to sit in the lobby bar and see all the lights on the sea rather than just blackness, so we often visited there. There’s no noise or smell, just the sound of the ocean. We had a deluxe beach villa which opened up into the most amazing view of the ocean - literally a few metres to clear blue waters and a beautiful fine sand beach. I preferred our room location to some of the overwater villas, some of which were quite a long walk from the main facilities and didn’t have the same uninterrupted view as us. The room was spotless and the twice daily maid service was excellent and thorough. Plentiful water and a daily restocked mini bar, as well as a bottle of cava on arrival. Food was delicious and we tried all of the restaurants during the week. So much choice and multiple vegetarian options on both the a la carte and buffet. We were on the gold all inclusive option so didn’t have to worry about any extra charges during our stay. I would highly recommend this if you are able as costs can mount up if you are having wine and cocktails each day. The staff work really hard and were always incredibly friendly and welcoming, going out of their way to help. The main pool and beach area are stunning and you simply would never know you are so close to Male. The spa is also wonderful - my husband and I had a deep tissue and traditional Maldivian massage respectively, which were excellent. With the gold all inclusive package we received $50 credit per night so had $350 to spend, which was a real incentive to visit. It’s a tranquil haven to relax in and the staff are knowledgeable and skilled. Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel but you should consider what you are looking for in your holiday before you book. if you’re looking for the sort of hotels that offer high end luxury, butler service, slick and modern rooms and restaurants or club facilities, this is not the hotel for you. However if you’re looking for a warm welcome, friendly staff, rustic rooms, beautiful views. delicious food and value for money, then you should definitely consider Centara Ras Fushi. You won’t regret it. Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 jaclynflanagan13 Melbourne, Australia

We had the most amazing honeymoon at Centara. 7 nights (all inclusive) spoilt by every worker - they really could not have done anything more for us. The food was delicious in all restaurants and no matter how full we were we always got excited for our next meal, special mention to the "egg man" who greeted us every morning with a fistpump and… Read more
We had the most amazing honeymoon at Centara. 7 nights (all inclusive) spoilt by every worker - they really could not have done anything more for us. The food was delicious in all restaurants and no matter how full we were we always got excited for our next meal, special mention to the "egg man" who greeted us every morning with a fistpump and smile on his face. Whether we spent a day on the daybeds by the beach, drinks by the pool bar or relaxed at our over water villa we felt like we were in paradise. We snorkled with dolphins, tried scuba diving and had a day at the spa - so much on offer if you felt like an activity. What an incredible bit of paradise you have in the Maldives - we already cannot wait to go back Read less
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Jan 20, 2020 michaelcc33 Moorabbin, Australia

Seeing photos of the Maldives, Centara didn't disappoint. The views and fish life were amazing and the food and drink package was perfect. There is plenty to do or you can simply relax by the beach or pool bar. I can't wait to go back.
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Jan 20, 2020 Fran43D

Was amazing from start to finish, staff were so friendly & couldn't do enough to help in any way, food was amazing, we loved the entertainment & we met some lovely people, they made us feel so special as this was our honeymoon, would highly recommend even just for a holiday.
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Jan 19, 2020 Snuffit

Awesome time spent at the resort which was relaxing when I wanted and invigorating when I choose by engaging in water sports. Stayed in the deluxe villa which was enchanting with a the most glorious sea views!