Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa, Alifu Atoll The Maldives, Central Islands
Sent amongst the islands and Indian ocean of the South Ari Atoll (Alifu Atoll), Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa is a superb 4* offering excellent barefoot luxury.
Featuring 112 suites and villas, the resort is great for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts with its excellent house reef including a sunken ship wreckage. There are also a variety of dining options here and various pools if you tire of the spotless beaches and clear waters of the ocean. With their exclusive All Inclusive option, this resort offers excellent value for money too!
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
The Maldives was fantastic, quite a hike to get to but worth it, so private, loads of space and a brilliant lagoon to swim in by our villa and fantastic snorkelling the other side.