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.
- Lunch - 12:00 - 14:30
- Dinner - 19:00 - 22:00
- Island Casual
- 44 Indoor Seats
- 20 Outdoor Seats
- Children's Menu
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.
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.
Our Guests' Experiences
Steve0072 wrote a review Nov 2021Frankfurt, Germany . 0 contributions
Excellent dining experience - authentic Thai cuisineWe 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...Read moreDate of stay : November 2021
Supergills79 wrote a review Jul 2021Dubai, United Arab Emirates . 0 contributions
Very good authentic Thai foodThe 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...Read moreDate of stay : July 2021
RebekahF399 wrote a review Nov 2019Woking, United Kingdom . 2 contributions
Great Thai mealWe 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...Read moreDate of stay : November 2019
AC A wrote a review Oct 2019. 0 contributions
A great Thai restaurantWe 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...Read moreDate of stay : October 2019
Alex B wrote a review Jul 2019Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom . 0 contributions
Visit to Thai restaurantDined three times over the course of one week at the Suan Bua Thai restaurant, food was very well presented and tasted great. Would highly recommend to anyone. Our service was fantastic, particularly...Read moreDate of stay : July 2019