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Maldives - CENTARA GRAND MALDIVES - 7 Nights
Web Ref#: HF5935
    Destination
    Maldives - South Ari Atoll
    When can I go?
    1 March 2017 - 16 April 2017
    Description
    7 nights all inclusive holiday at Centara Grand
    What’s included in the deal?
    • Return flights to Maldives
    • Return resort transfers by seaplane
    • 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Suite
    • Breakfast; lunch and dinner daily plus selected drinks;afternoon teas and nightly cocktail receptions
    • Complimentary use of the fitness centre; tennis; snorkelling equipment; windsurfer lessons; tube rides; banana rides; catamarans and selected excursions
    • A credit of USD100 per adult per day to be used against treatments at the Spa Cenvaree (non-cumulative)which is interchangeable with free SCUBA diving to a maximum of 3 dives per week
    • All Maldives taxes; levies and surcharges (estimate)
    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions
    • A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
    • A high season surcharge applies for travel between the following dates :18 June to 15 July 2017 inclusive and 10 December 2017 to 15 January 2018 inclusive
    Terms & Conditions
    • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
    • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
    • Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
    • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
    • Standard terms and conditions apply.
    Pricing from Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 58 710 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 62 680 p.p.s
    Pricing from Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 57 980 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 61 950 p.p.s
    Pricing from Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 59 140 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 63 110 p.p.s
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    CENTARA GRAND ISLAND RESORT & SPA
    Why we like it
    Modern, vibey and funky! This unique 5-star resort is the ultimate in barefoot luxury complemented by a range of exciting activities that will appeal to both couples and families.

    Great family accommodation options on land and over-water, plus a dual-age kids clubs with entertainment for both littlies and teens! The Ultimate all-inclusive concept means a virtually cash free holiday – all meals including champagne breakfasts and a choice of 3 different venues for dinner, drinks, minibar, 5 excursions, snorkelling equipment, 2 kids clubs, free scuba diving, and daily spa treatments (up to USD 100 per person per day) are included. Sports and fitness facilities galore and the Club option offers a resort within a resort complete with club lounge, private pool, an exclusive dining venue and round-the-clock concierge care. The resort has a wonderful reef with their own dedicated sunken shipwreck and plenty of great dives within an hour of the resort.

    Be sure to participate in the complimentary excursions which range from a snorkelling tour to night fishing, a sunset cruise and a local island discovery. Then remember the resort ‘sundowners party’ is always a great way to start off any evening. This nightly cocktail reception with its flavourful tapas and cocktail selection is an ideal opportunity for guests to mingle and also to meet up with the resort management.
    Description
    LOCATION
    South Ari Atoll

    ACCOMMODATION
    112 suites and villas include beachfront and over water options in 7 different categories, all with bedroom, furnished living room area, bathroom with bathtub or personal jacuzzi spa, rainshower, air conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite channels, mini bar, in-room safe, Wifi and tea and coffee making facilities.

    Beach Suites:
    Beachfront location and split over 2 floors sleeping up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The 3rd and 4th bed are provided in the living room. Shower only.

    Deluxe Water Villas:
    Spacious over water villas sleeping up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child - all have direct access to the sea.

    Deluxe Family Water Villas:
    These comprise a master king bedroom with furnished living area and bunk beds in a partitioned kids area for up to 2 children

    Ocean Water Villa:
    Spacious over water villas sleeping up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. The terrace has steps that lead directly into the lagoon.

    Luxury Beachfront Pool Villas:
    The one bedroom pool villa accommodates 2 adults only whilst the two bedroom pool villa can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with its 2 bedrooms and separate living room. These units have a 22 square metre private pool.
    Sunset Ocean Pool Villa:
    Set on the western side of the island these newly-refurbished villas come with a 12 square metre plunge pool on the deck looking out across the ocean. The King bedroom accommodates up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. The terrace has steps that lead directly into the lagoon.

    DINING
    The resort operates on an all inclusive basis - all meals, drinks, afternoon tea and cakes, a nightly cocktail reception, excursions, complimentary use of the fitness centre and specific watersports activities including scuba diving plus a USD100 per person per day Spa credit.. In addition specific rooms enjoy access to the exclusive Island Club complex offering a private lounge, pool relaxation area, dining venue and other benefits.

    The Reef Restaurant:
    Interactive buffets, stunning salads, fiery woks, a tandoori oven and teppanyaki grill

    Lotus:
    Sample the most delicious Thai food in a suitably tranquil setting, overlooking a lotus pond.

    Azzuri Mare:
    For Italian delights Azzuri Mare is perfect, set beside the ocean, with seafood platters to feast on, chargrilled entrees and sinful desserts.

    Coral Bar:
    This vibey bar and entertainment centre is the focal point of the island - it is also a sports bar and has a great wine cellar.

    Aqua:
    This over water bar is the perfect retreat for those seeking more peace and solitude.

    FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
    Swimming pool, infinity pool, pool bar
    Motorised water sports
    PADI Scuba Diving Centre
    Fitness facilities and spa
    Nightly entertainment
    Kids and teens club

    THE SPA CENVAREE
    Inspired by traditional Thai healing and offering a full range of treatments delivering holistic well-being to each individual.
    Facilities
    Spa
    WiFi
    Diving
    Kids Club
    Housereef
    Snorkeling
    Babysitting
    Seaplane Transfer
    Villa accommodation

    WELCOME TO MALDIVES

    A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!

    A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dream like beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. The destination offers holidaymakers the basic ingredients for a tropical island holiday - great sunny days of deep blue skies, crystal clear lagoons, moonlit nights, waves lapping the soft white sand, the rustle of palm trees and powdery white beaches. Few places offer all this in greater abundance than the Maldives.

    The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures in habit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.

    HISTORY

    The history of the Maldives is that of a small, isolated and peaceful nation constantly trying to contain the desires of its powerful neighbours and would-be colonisers. It’s also an incredibly hazy history for the most part. The Maldivian character has clearly been shaped by this tumultuous past: hospitable and friendly but fiercely proud and independent at the same time.

    WEATHER

    The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet south eastern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and warm weather. It should be noted the Maldives lie outside the cyclone belt. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round.

    AIRPORT & RESORT TRANSFERS

    The airport lies on its own island, Hulhule, close to the capital Male. Transfers are either by speedboat or seaplane depending on your chosen resort location. The Maldives has one of the largest seaplane fleets in the world and the low altitude journey provides a breath taking view of the atolls and islands. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours the last check in time being 16h00. Speedboats and fixed wing flights operate during daylight hours and after dark.

    ACCOMMODATION

    There are over 90 resorts each with their own individual character and charm ranging from simple 3 star to 5 star deluxe. Each resort occupies its own island - either very small or reasonably large - and is surrounded by pristine beach, a lagoon and a house reef which in itself is a coral garden and natural aquarium. Accommodation ranges from rooms in small blocks to individual bungalows and villas on the beach or built on stilts over the water with steps leading into the lagoon from your own private deck. Beach accommodation generally offers semi outdoor bathrooms which are totally private but enable guests to enjoy showering and bathing under the skies - one of the destinations special, and unique charms. All the basic modern conveniences are provided - ISDD telephones, TV, restaurants, bars, gift shops, medical centres, spa and wellness facilities, diving schools and a full range of land and water sports.

    ELECTRICITY

    220/240 V. British type plugs with 3 flat pins are used.

    LANGUAGE

    The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi. English is widely spoken in the Maldives.

    TIME

    The Maldives are five hours ahead of GMT and three hours ahead of South African time. Several resorts operate on their own island time which is an hour of local Male time.

    VISAS & PASSPORTS

    South African passport holders do not require a visa.

    HEALTH

    No vaccinations are required and there is no malaria risk. The majority of resorts have a resident medical doctor on the island and decompression chambers are easily reached in the case of any diving emergency.

    CUSTOMS

    Alcohol may not be taken into the Maldives. Any alcohol carried by arriving passengers will be confiscated.

    INSURANCE

    We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance providing cover for medical expenses, baggage loss of funds due to cancellation and curtailment.

    COMMUNICATION

    The Maldives has international direct dialing facilities to most parts of the world and well as high speed internet services. International roaming agreements exist between the Maldives and several countries including South Africa.

    WHAT TO PACK

    As the Maldives is warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain storm. Nudity is strictly prohibited. Whilst beachwear and barefoot are the order of the day at resort restaurants and bars guests are expected to cover their torsos and thighs. Some resorts request that men wear long trousers for dinner but evenings generally are very casual and glamorous evening wear is not necessary. Don’t forget appropriate beach wear plus sunscreen and sun glasses.

    CHILDREN

    Children are welcome in most resorts and more and more kids clubs are being introduced to the new resorts. Jacuzzi and water villa accommodation is not recommended for young children. Babysitting is available on most islands and can be arranged in the resort at a nominal charge.

    DIVING

    If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. Do you harbour dreams of becoming a certified diver - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons Maldives presents ideal conditions for beginners. With Maldives being one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders subtly hidden in the house reef off the island are a favourite pastime for many. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.

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