Experiences

Honeymoon at Centara Grand

Villas of Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa

My husband and I have recently arrived in Maldives for our 10 day honeymoon trip. We stayed at Centara Grand Resort and Spa. First we would like to start by saying it was absolutely amazing and the best honeymoon we have ever been on. We honestly could not find a fault in one thing.

First we arrived at the Male’ airport where we were taken to the seaplane lounge. We waited there sometime for the other couples to arrive as the seaplane was and even when we waited, we were offered cold drinks and magazines to read. Fortunately we did not have to wait for long.

Once we arrived at Centara we were greeted by the friendly reception staff who showed us to our villa. We originally booked the deluxe water villa but to our surprise we had been upgraded to the Luxury sunset water villa which was absolutely amazing!

Once unpacking, we went snorkeling from our villa steps. We were very lucky because the steps of our villa lead down to a sandy area, however some of the water villas lead straight onto shallow coral which does make snorkeling difficult. We took our own equipment with us as you are charged for hire. I would also highly recommend taking a pair of sea shoes as you can quite easily cut your feet on the coral. Also the steps that lead from our villa to the sea were slippery and I very nearly lost my footing. The sea life was amazing and on our second from last day we saw a manta ray whilst snorkeling by our villa which was truly breathtaking.

My husband and I have never been diving and we saw this an opportunity to fulfil this ambition. We did a beginners dive and it only lasted an hour and we even got to see the ship wreck at Centara. It was so breathtaking. Wolfgang (Our dive instructor) took pictures/films of us on his own camera and for a small fee, he downloaded them for us into a CD.

We were fortunate to have been given a voucher for the spa due to us being on honeymoon which we put to good use. My husband and I wasted no time booking treatments at the spa and my husband who is a novice to the art of relaxation was hooked and we made the most of the spa during our stay. The spa staff are lovely, very welcoming and do a fantastic job and I would like to say that it’s the best massage that I’ve ever had.

 

The food we at the Centara Grand was absolutely lovely. We had our meals at the Reef Restaurant. They laid out a different themed buffet every day with a fantastic choice of food. As we were on All-Inclusive, we could eat as much as we want.

 

We must say we loved every bit of our honeymoon in here.