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centara grand or maafushivaru

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centara grand or maafushivaru

we have a choice of both these island anyone got any idea which is best? Have been to Centara before wondering if centara has become to commercialised? anyone had the island club benefits?

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What do you mean by best?!

To me, no brainer here, purely because I would opt for the less children friendly option of Maafushivaru. It's as simple as that for me but if you are taking children then you would have different criteria.

What else is important to you?

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like jody says .. with children maybe centara . without ...i couldn't run far enough from anything remotely centara.

has it become commercialized? it started out as an overcrowded maldivian nightmare .. so i am not quite understanding the question

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peace and quiet, privacy and not having to keep paying out for things not in the AI. we do not have kids. love snorkelling and want good access off a water villa

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went to centara 3 years ago and there were only 20 holiday makers there. it was really really quiet, so it was no commerialised as more of a boutique sort of hotel

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Maaf

Centara is an eyesore

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6. Re: centara grand or maafushivaru

I'd choose Centara it is beautiful, island lovely never seemed busy despite being told it was full, staff great.

Depends what you want out of your holiday

If you've visited for yourself you know what you would be getting

Have a great holiday

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Stayed at maafushivaru which is next door to Centara

Flew over Centara and sailed past it a few times and shielded our eyes at night from the glare of the obtrusive lights

Centara is surrounded by water villas, with an island which is the ugliest , most built up. , concrete eyesore of any island I've seen. It's totally false and as authentically Maldivian as Manhattan

Maafushivaru is almost as picture postcard perfect as angaga with half the amount of villas as Centara for same size island

Plus maafushivaru has its own sister desert island Lonobu next door which is even prettier again

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Look at the reviews for Centara speak for themselves- in my and other people's opinions it is a beautiful island

It also has a lot of repeat guests - some people just don't see a good thing from a distance

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Is it Centara that is joined up by walkways?

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