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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa to Reopen on 1st December 2020

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa
In celebration of its re-opening on 01 December 2020, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is offering exclusive packages.

In celebration of its re-opening on 01 December 2020, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is offering exclusive packages with validity for bookings made before 30th November 2020, with full flexibility, where guests can modify or cancel their bookings at any time.

The offers apply for stay dates from 1st December 2020 – 30th April 2021 when booked directly at Travellers should make reservations before 30th November 2020 as well.

The resort will soon launch a competition on their social media, in addition to the promotions. In order to win the competition will require some creative thinking by those entering. So, keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram accounts. Additional surprises to celebrate the resort’s re-opening are as follows:

  • Choice of Welcome amenities from our Welcome Menu (selection based on length of stay)
  • Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Special In-House Discounts for Club Access, Dining Experiences and Spa Packages

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa will also unveil their new and affordable booking plan options for guests searching for an idyllic tropical escape. The newly designed booking plans, with a focus on money-saving, will range from Bed and Breakfast to Premium All Inclusive. A variety of dining options and a choice of meal plans to suit guests’ every need, for a more unbridled holiday.

They have implemented a program called the Centara Complete Care Program. A comprehensive 12-point action plan covering social distancing, health, hygiene and enhanced sanitisation across the entire guest journey, as well as extensive training, accreditation & monitoring.

The process and operations are overseen in partnership with Swiss international firm SGS. Which is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Besides, Centara has created new dedicated Hygiene Manager positions across the group, appointed to monitor, record and implement all changes.

Also read: Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa to Welcome Back Guests from 1st November 2020

Maintaining the guests and team safety, health and well-being remain Centara Island Resort & Spa’s primary goal. They developed guidelines and protocols Under guidance from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and The Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Maldives.

Among the rigorous changes is the elimination of self-service buffets at the restaurants. Instead, a la carte dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the social distancing of 1.5 metres between tables, as well as increased cleaning and disinfectant schedule for fitness equipment, increased spacing between the sun lounges, which are sanitized between guest usage, and increased frequency in the sanitisation of all public areas, including new hand-wash stations located throughout the resort.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa team members have undergone special COVID-19 training. They will always wear accredited face masks, do temperature checks daily for the team and hand sanitisation will be mandatory for all guests and team members.

Within the guest room, the guests will be provided with hand sanitizer upon arrival. The guests must wear a face mask in enclosed spaces where physical distancing is not possible. The team are provided with Nano Fabric facemasks. And the will wear this at all times. Centara designed the resort’s health and safety measures to address a broad spectrum of viruses. Which covers everything from hand-washing hygiene, cleaning product specifications to guest rooms and common area cleaning.

For more information on the Centara Complete Care, visit: complete-care/
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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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