12 December 2023

Immerse yourself in the magnificent Maldives – the essence of pure escapism

| Rama Gaind
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Winning three accolades, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives shone at the 2023 World Luxury Spa Awards. Photos: Supplied.

This is where I’d like to stay, immersed in thought, contemplating the next move of the day, wishing I never had to leave. Unwinding in surrounds that are meant for pampering, rejuvenation and relaxation.

Being subjected to an inordinate gratification of desire for luxury and comfort, with consequent enervating effect, is akin to floating on air!

Why wouldn’t it be so, especially when it’s at the award-winning Spa Cenvaree at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives. This is where we go to unwind our body and our mind.

It’s no wonder, then, that the resort emerged as a triumphant star at the 2023 World Luxury Spa Awards, winning three prestigious accolades at the 17th gala ceremony of the World Luxury Awards last month.

The awards — Best Unique Experience Spa in Indian Ocean, Best Luxury Adult-Only Spa in Indian Ocean and Best Luxury Romantic Destination Spa in Indian Ocean — showcase the resort’s dedication to providing exceptional, world-class spa experiences.

Set amid the breathtaking backdrop of the azure Indian Ocean, Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa is a holiday heaven that offers an unparalleled sanctuary for those seeking, in particular, romantic escapades. With the unique blend of tranquillity and captivating experiences, the resort has become the ultimate canvas for the best love affairs!

When visiting the Maldives, it’s all about clear skies, insanely blue oceans, spectacular marine life, sunbathing and shimmering beaches!
Even the resort’s general manager, Francesco Pompilio, reiterates this vibrant adults-only playground is renowned for its intimate private villas, adventurous water activities and exquisite dining offerings.

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“Centara’s commitment to providing unforgettable experiences is perfectly in line with my own passion for creating memorable moments for our guests,” Mr Pompilio said.

”I look forward to contributing to the growth of this esteemed property as a haven for honeymooners, adventure-seekers, and adult travellers seeking to live out their own private island fantasy.

”We promise guests an enriching experience complemented by tantalising culinary delights and all-inclusive meal plan options, pristine white-sand beaches for resort-wide activities and beach games, and a sparkling lagoon providing the perfect setting for snorkelling and thrilling water sports, while some of the top dive sites in the Maldives are a short boat ride away.”

Self-care is important for one’s mental health and wellbeing, which can be your holiday escape if you book one of the resort’s Paradise Found packages, including Linger for Longer and The Place to Be.

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Award-winning Spa Cenvaree at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives.

No matter the therapeutic treatment of choice, your mind immediately begins to feel at ease the moment you walk into Spa Cenvaree. It’s the best way to destress and calm your mind. From here, you can finally treat yourself to a rare and highly deserved moment of ”me” time.

Carefully laid out as healing huts, this spa with beautiful surrounds is a realm of quietude, adopting the philosophy of growth, reinvigoration and Mother Nature. After such a restful interlude, it was not easy to switch gears from a Maldivian massage to scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, dhoni cruising and fishing.

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Spend some fulfilling moments at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives in this premium deluxe spa water villa.

The Maldives is the essence of pure escapism: crystal-clear blue lagoons, sparkling beaches and extensive, colorful reefs. The ocean-bound south Asian island nation comprises 26 ring-shaped atolls consisting of dual-island chains, which are made up of around 1200 coral islands and sandbanks, spread over 90,000 square kilometres.

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The land of sun, sea and sand, this archipelagic nation south-west of India and Sri Lanka is an idyllic paradise. Described as the ”jewel of the Indian Ocean”, the Republic of the Maldives is more than just a place to sit quietly on the beach. All of the islands are circled by protective coral reefs that defend the white sandy shores against wave erosion. Its reef system is the largest in the Indian Ocean, with an area exceeding 5650 square kilometres. Due to its proximity to the equator, its water temperature generally stays between a comfortable 27 and 30 degrees Celsius.

This is where world-class luxury is set among white sands and the turquoise calm that belies the burst of colour and life of the underwater realm. Exploring the phenomenal beauty of ocean life is another drawcard. It’s a perfect tropical holiday destination, but the only difficulty with the Maldives is deciding which of the Robinson Crusoe islands is the one for you!

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