Centara Hotels and Resorts is set to open its second property in Maldives before the end of 2012. This move will allow Centara to offer adult focused holidays on the island called Male.

The Centara Ras Fushi Resort is on Giraavaru situated 15 minutes away by speedboat from the International Airport and Male. The resort involves about $54 million of investments to replace the old resort built on the island about three decades ago.

Space Architects will handle the design aspect of the resort and is centered on conserving the naturally beauty of the three hectare property. It will try to preserve much of the dense green by strategically positioning the guest villas along the beach and over the water.

The island of Giraavaru was first inhabited by a local tribe before it a resort was developed back in the 1970s. The large lagoon next to the island is perfect for those who want to snorkel and swim. There are also great sites for diving including the Giraavaru Cave.