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    Destination

    Maldives - South Ari Atoll

    When can I go?

    1 March 2018 - 10 April 2018

    Description

    7 Night All Inclusive discounted holiday at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Maldives Return resort transfers by seaplane 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Suite Breakfast lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily Afternoon teas & nightly cocktail receptions Complimentary use of the fitness centre, tennis, snorkelling equipment, windsurfer lessons, tube rides, banana rides, catamarans & 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 taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    Discounted seaplane transfer included

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays. A high season surcharge applies for travel 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 not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply.

    Pricing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 55 270 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 4 190 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 59 460 p.p.s

    Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 55 320 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 4 190 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 59 510 p.p.s

    Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 56 090 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 4 190 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 60 280 p.p.s
  • 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 club 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 its 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, rain shower, air conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite channels, mini bar, in-room safe, Wi-Fi 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
    • Specific watersports activities including scuba diving  
    • USD100 per person per day Spa credit
    • 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.

    SPA 
    The Spa Ceenvaree is inspired by traditional Thai healing and offering a full range of treatments delivering holistic well-being to each individual.

    WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES

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



  • WELCOME TO THE 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 of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.

    Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.

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

    CLIMATE

    The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)

    TIME DIFFERENCE

    The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.

    AIRPORT

    International flights arrive at Male's Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls - make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.

    LANGUAGE

    The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.

    DIVING

    If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is 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 in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • If you’re taking a seaplane transfer, the luggage allowance is a little more restrictive than your commercial flight - you are allowed 20kg per person of baggage and one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 5kg.
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • A light rain jacket might come in handy in the event of the occasional rain shower
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Take along your own goggles & snorkels – even though your resort will have this equipment available to hire, you’ll probably be happier having your own
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Flip flops, sun hat and a beach bag
    • An underwater camera is a great idea

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!