Suan Bua at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Suan Bua


Traditional home-style Thai flavours

Savour the tang, fire and spices of Thai cuisine in our welcoming dining room or an alfresco setting. Overlooking a calming lotus pond, Suan Bua serves a lush array of home-style specialities from four different regions of Thailand. Delight in refreshing som tam salad, hot tom yum soup and steamed seafood with delicious dips.

Restaurant info

  • Lunch - 12:00 - 14:30
  • Dinner - 19:00 - 22:00
  • $$$
  • Island Casual
  • 44 Indoor Seats
  • 20 Outdoor Seats
  • Children's Menu
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Our Menus

  • Signature Menu
    Gaeng Kiew Waan Talay
    Chef Wow
  • Signature Menu
    Goong Yang
    Chef Wow
  • Signature Menu
    Moo/Nua Tod Kra Tiem
    Chef Wow
  • Signature Menu
    Som Tam Tad
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Chef's Story

Chef La-Ong Saengvosa

Our Thai-specialty Chef, popularly known to many as Chef Wow, started her passionate journey in cooking at the age of 20 and was inspired by Chef Chumpon Jangprai (Managing Director, MSC Thai Cuisine Academy). She started her culinary career in prestigious properties like The Emerald Hotel Bangkok, Novotel Lotus Bangkok and Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok. Chef Wow had the pleasure of showcasing her culinary skills to a number of high-profile personalities and celebrities who have all praised her authentic Thai cuisine.

Chef Wow Saengvosa

Her career continued to blossom after joining Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa, Maldives. She has brought her wealth of knowledge and expertise in her role heading Centara’s Signature Thai Restaurant, Suan Bua. Chef Wow’s warm and delightful personality definitely “wows” staff and guests alike. Her comprehensive culinary expertise is also admired and sought after by guests who book her Thai Cooking Class. For Chef Wow, cooking must always be done with love. Keeping a happy and positive attitude and believing in oneself are the keys to achieving your life goals.

Chef Wow's Phad Prik
Chef Wow's Goong Mungkorn

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Our Guests' Experiences

  • Dorthe G wrote a review Sep 2023
    Moerkoev, Denmark . 0 contributions
    Really Nice and spicy lunch
    Excellent food. Nice and spicy. We stay at Centara Grand in the South atoll Maldives and this restaurant is on the Island ! It was a 5 star lunch 😍
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    Date of stay : September 2023
  • Steve0072 wrote a review Nov 2021
    Frankfurt, Germany . 0 contributions
    Excellent dining experience - authentic Thai cuisine
    We went today (Saturday) to the Suan Bua at the Centara Grand resort, Maldives. The service was excellent, we were greeted nicely by the hostess and a very attentive waiter looked after us the whole...
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    Date of stay : November 2021
  • Supergills79 wrote a review Jul 2021
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates . 0 contributions
    Very good authentic Thai food
    The setting is great and the food really tasty. The staff were very accommodating and patient to our kids, and also Chef and his team very very wise to the needs of my wife who has a severe nut...
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    Date of stay : July 2021
  • RebekahF399 wrote a review Nov 2019
    Woking, United Kingdom . 2 contributions
    Great Thai meal
    We only managed to get one table reservation here during our stay as it was clearly very popular. Lovely choice of food, something for everyone I think with a very clear menu showing how spicy each...
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    Date of stay : November 2019
  • AC A wrote a review Oct 2019
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    A great Thai restaurant
    We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant (in the Centara Grand Hotel Krabi). The food was delicious and the staff was amazingly nice and smiling: a special thanks to Thip, Kwan, Green, Sweedie...
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    Date of stay : October 2019

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