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November 13, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

centraraThe bride and groom had to say “I do” with sign language, the master of ceremony held up the vows on a signboard, and the witnesses were exotic fish and mermaids, but Christopher and Janet surfaced from the reef as man and wife, and headed back to the resort for the traditional grand wedding celebration.

They were the first couple to marry underwater at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, under a special programme designed by the five-star resort. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives - Luxury Sunset Water Villa

The diving was arranged by Best Dive, who work in association with Centara to organise diving and snorkelling trips, and who also created the underwater wedding set and decor.

Two days were needed to prepare the setting, a period that included a wedding rehearsal for the happy couple.

On the day of the wedding, Christopher and Janet along with their guests, members of Best Dive, staff members from the resort, and master of ceremony Ibrahim Shaan, set out by catamaran to the edge of the reef that surrounds the resort.

The happy couple then took the plunge.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives - under water weddingOnce the ceremony was completed, the newly-weds and their guests headed back onto dry land where they were taken by suitably decorated wedding buggy to their luxurious villa, where they cut the wedding cake and toasted their future with champagne.

The day was completed with Mr and Mrs and their guests enjoying dinner at the resort’s Reef restaurant, which had been decorated with candles and flowers for the occasion.

The rate for an underwater wedding ceremony at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is USD700 plus service and tax.

Set amongst the perfect islands and blue ocean of South Ari Atoll in the Republic of Maldives, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a five-star resort featuring 112 suites and villas, situated beachside and over the ocean. The resort has its own house reef complete with a sunken shipwreck. A variety of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives - under water weddingdining options, pools, recreation activities, sports and fitness facilities, bars and lounges with nightly entertainment are available, along with a Spa Cenvaree, and a Kids’ Club.

Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 42 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives - under water weddingtourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 60 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 27 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand is named COSI Hotels, an economy brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at the most friendly prices available, which is under development with the first property due to open in 2015.

For more information and reservations, please contact tel. +662 101 1234 ext 1 or e-mail to



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