South Ari Atoll, Maldives (20 March 2017), Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives was announced to receive two prestigious awards, the ‘Leading All Inclusive Resort’ from South Asian Travel Awards 2016 and the ‘Guest Review Award 2016’ from Booking.com, one of the largest global travel websites.
The South Asian Travel Awards is the first ever regional Travel Awards endorsed by Multi National Associations providing the Tourism sector of the South Asian Region with recognition towards their facilities and service excellence. The ‘South Asia Travel Awards’ special gala event was held at Mount Lavinia Hotel Sri Lanka and was notable for the high quality achieved by the award nominees. The South Asian Travel Awards were presented to leading hotels and resorts, travel agents and partners in over 30 categories on Sri Lanka, Maldives and India.
While Booking.com annually awards its partners who consistently deliver great guest experiences based on over 110 million reviews, 355,535 properties in 205 countries. To be recognized with an award, properties had to have an average review score of 8 or higher based on at least 10 reviews. From this award, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives gained 9 out of 10 score. Booking.com strongly considers main factors related to traveller’s experience such as resort’s ambience, overall service, quality of food and beverage and other vital elements. It reflects that Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has proved itself to deliver all those elements to the guests at all time. That is why it was recognised by dominant website such Booking.com.
Surrounded by the blue ocean of the South Ari Atoll, and distinctive with its timbered walkways and colonial-style buildings, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a barefoot paradise with a palm-fringed beach and shimmering lagoon that offers the perfect island holiday for everyone. With 112 spacious villas set over-water, and suites blending harmoniously with the natural setting, the island has a wealth of activities and superb facilities that makes this an ideal hideaway for couples and honeymooners, or a fun-filled destination for families. There are exceptional opportunities to discover the exotic life of Maldives underwater, with a house reef that is a kaleidoscope of colour for snorkellers, a shipwreck dive site just off the island, and easy access to some of the most famous dive sites in the world.
**“**It is another year of honour for Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives to be recognised as an impressive holiday destination. Receiving these awards from prominent travel institutions has given our team a very meaningful morale boost and determination to continue delivering unforgettable experiences to our guests. With our best-in-class Ultímate All-Inclusive package, our guests can be ensured to have a carefree holiday on a stunning tropical island, with dining, rejuvenating, playing and underworld exploring, all included,” said Voytek Klasicki, General Manager of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives and Area General Manager of Maldives, Centara Hotels & Resorts.