Hotel

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

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1877 Reviews
Guide Price £2,649 per person
Based on 12 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Beach Suite (2 adults sharing) including return seaplane transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa

Located in the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa welcomes you to a world of palm fringed powder soft shores and glittering turquoise waters.

Explore the resort by following the timbered walkways. Families will find plenty to keep the whole clan occupied thanks to exciting kids’ club activities like arts and crafts and fish feeding. Guests of all ages can head out on the water; windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, and exhilarating banana boat rides await. Take a dive down through the crystal clear waters to access some of the world’s most famous dive sites.

There’s also a plethora of secluded spots and extravagant experiences awaiting couples desiring tranquillity and romance. Unwind at the spa, relishing the chance to experience a couples’ Thai massage in a charming over-the-water setting before dining on your villa’s private deck where chefs will take care of a sumptuous Thai feast.

Come nightfall discover a different cuisine each evening. Pick from an abundance of Asian dishes at Reef’s buffet, try Italian-inspired freshly caught fish at Azzuri Mare and indulge in a five course dinner at The Club. End your evening on a high at one of Aqua Bar’s sundowner parties.

  • Enjoy a daily spa treatment
  • Experience lagoon life in an over water villa
  • Scuba dive to meet turtles and whale sharks
  • Dine on famous Thai cuisine

Top Tips from our Experts

Omkar

Destination Specialist

"As an all inclusive package goes, Centara Grand offers the ultimate experience. Combine this with an upgrade to the Island Club and receive two pieces of laundry per day, upgraded amenities in your room, priority spa and dinner reservations, access to the private island club pool, and snacks, canapés and premium branded drinks throughout the day."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 112 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport.

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
  • Teen's Club
Location Highlights

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

  • Beach
  • Approx. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport.
  • Located in the South Ari Atoll, ideal for whale shark diving
1877 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1452
  • Very Good 309
  • Average 70
  • Poor 28
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 23, 2019

Fantastic Vacation

Doha, Qatar

So it was no secret that we did not get to the best of starts with this mini vacation and we were so not happy when we arrived but lets start with the positives! Reef - all the staff are great and Happy is adorable! - he has written all the names down for me as I would like to mention them all but there are a lot but they should all be praised Thai Restaurant food was beautiful and Sunny and the team in here are all great - thanks for the insect spray as we did get nipped round the ankles a bit! Hassan and the team in the Italian - we wish we would have had more time to eat here more often We were so lucky to meet Stephen and accept his very generous offer of a dinner at the Lounge after speaking with us ( the general manager could take some tips here on handle to manage clients expectations and experience ) - we had the best night looked after by Stephen's team and Shane and Pragya gave us the most amazing experience and we had a fantastic dinner in a beautiful setting and we were so appreciative of this. How we can forget Irfan the superstar in the pool bar?! lining up the pina coladas before we hit the sunbeds - we wish him all the best with the new baby coming x Ahmed the villa attendent - all the staff on the island always had a smile and a greeting for everyone All of the guys on the water sports centre - Patchi and all the guys helping us to find the best marine life and snorkeling with the turtles we found was amazing!! They really manage to keep the enthusiasm even though they do this every day.. The Spa was amazing and I wish I had more time to go there and we should have never left it till the last day ( note we had not been informed that there is no longer a 100 US $ per day which was a bit annoying but not the end of the world as we had so much else in the diary! ) On the whole we had an amazing time and the all inclusive package is really nice and we never made a dent in the mini bar at all but nice to have it available of course. On the whole we had an amazing time but i do have a couple of points as below- Seaplane may not send luggage on the same plane - understood but we had a huge delay on the island where we were not informed our room was ready or cases had arrived - discussed with manager but not handled well - he never checked back in with us to check all was ok- this gave us a very negative first impression that was overturned by all of the other staff and in particular Stephen and Shane who really understood customer service. We had beach villa 35 - not the best in my opinion as very secluded view by the bush outside that needed cutting back - further along towards the spa had better beach and views - minor first world problems though I get that.! Just to note that we would return and already have recommended you to several friends and colleagues. Everything else I think has been covered in the numerous well deserved positive reviews already here.
May 22, 2019

Excellent Vacation!! Unforgetable anniversary celebration!

Singapore River, Singapore

We stayed for 3d2n in this resort and upon arrival I already new that it is not enough due to stunning view and wonderful water villas! The water is crystal clear. The staff are friendly. The room (water villas) is superb with stunning view of the ocean and sun set. They clean the room often and refill the fridge 3 times a day when needed. Service is good!! the Island offers a lot of activity that is all inclusive when you take a full board. The three resto and three bars are good and food is okay (we like the Thai resto). I advise you to take the full board because its definitely worth it and it is quite pricey if you will pay for it every meal if you didnt take the full board. Special mention to Apple and her sister (staffs) who did extra care for us. They booked every resto where we want to take our meal and arrange the doctor and clinic when my son got minor fever. If you like stunning view, great island with some activity to do, and have a peace of mind at the same time then this is the perfect place to be. Family friendly resort and great honeymoon destination too.
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Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Facilities

Fitness centre

Fitness Centre

Work up a sweat on a range of gym equipment as you look out of the ceiling height windows to the blue lagoon beyond, or relax in a yoga class

SPA Cenvaree

Sitting on the oceanfront, the spa features suites for both individual and couples’ treatments. There’s also a beautiful outdoor overwater area, specially created for Thai massage. Cool off in the cold plunge pool.

Swimming Pool

Surrounded by tall palms, the infinity pool looks out on the lush greenery and turquoise waters of the lagoon. There are plenty of plush loungers, ideal for sunbathing or recline in the shade.

Watersports

There are plenty of ways to get out on the water. Windsurf, sail and kayak across the warm azure lagoon. Thrill seekers can also go banana boating and tube riding.

Tennis and sports

Take advantage of tennis lessons – included in your stay – on the floodlit courts, or enjoy playing badminton or volleyball.

Diving and snorkelling

With unparalleled underwater visibility, Centara Grand Island resort is one of the best for both novice and expert divers wanting to discover spectacular coral formations and marine life. Don’t miss the shipwreck just off the reef, and look out for turtles, whale sharks and manta rays.

Excursions

Included in your stay are a number of thrilling adventures. Set out to spot whale sharks, take a guided snorkel tour, go night fishing, hop aboard a sunset cruise and discover life on local islands.

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Room Types

Deluxe Water Villa

Deluxe Water Villa

These villas are spacious and bright. Sleeping three, they’re decorated in calming white, with dashes of tropical colour. They’re located on the north side of the island and are built on stilts over the lagoon; look out at the horizon from your private sundeck and tiptoe down the steps straight into the water.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Beach Suite

Split over two levels, these suites feature a downstairs living area and an upstairs king bedroom, as well as a large bathroom with an outdoor shower. Accommodating three adults or two adults and two children, there’s plenty of space for the whole family. Step outside and straight onto the powdery sand of the beach.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Family Water Villa

Large and luxurious, these villas are built over the water and boast clear views of the ocean beyond. They’ve been designed with small children in mind, featuring a safe bunk bed sleeping area and secured access to the terrace. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a free-standing bathtub, a shower and a jacuzzi.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Ocean Water Villa

 Luxuriate in lagoon life in an Ocean Water Villa; the large terrace is perfect for sunbathing, or even having a private dinner. The light and airy bedroom features rattan and hardwood furnishings and a dramatic view straight out to the ocean. With both a master bedroom and ample living space, these villas sleep up to three people.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Sunset Ocean Pool Villa

The interiors of these villas are based on one level, with both a master king bedroom, living room and bathroom with a freestanding tub. Outside, there are two levels, specially designed to take in the glorious sunset. Make your way down your private steps and straight into the ocean or dip your toes into your very own plunge pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa One Bedroom

Designed for two adults, these villas feature light wood and fresh white décor, creating a luxurious tropical hideaway. Each has its own furnished terrace and plunge pool right on the sprawling soft sand. Choose to bathe in either the indoor or outdoor tub.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Sunrise Beach Villa

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Two Bedrooms

These expansive villas are ideal for families or groups of friends; they accommodate up to four adults or two adults and three children. The king master bedroom sits on the sprawling mezzanine, while the twin room is on the ground floor. Choose to take a dip in either your private plunge pool or in the ocean – both are right on your doorstep.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Food & Drink

Aqua Bar

Aqua Bar

Set over water on the western side of the island, Aqua is the best place to watch the sun set. A lively bar, head here for pre- and post- dinner cocktails, and let your hair down at the nightly sundowner parties.

Reef Restaurant

Reef Restaurant

If you plan to spend your days lazing by the pool, Reef will become your favourite eatery. Set next to the pool and overlooking the beach, it has a classic island feel thanks to its thatched roof. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served from live cooking stations.

Azzuri Mare Restaurant

Azzuri Mare Restaurant

Dine on freshly prepared Italian-style seafood from an á la carte menu. With breath taking views across the lagoon and an open kitchen, there’s always plenty of exciting comings and goings to watch from here.

Lotus Restaurant

Sample the very best of Thai food, overlooking the lotis pond.

Island Club Lounge Bar

Secluded and intimate, The Club is the place to dine if you’re craving a touch of real luxury and indulgence. Choose a breakfast from the á la carte menu, snack on healthy light lunches and dine on a five course evening meal by candlelight.

In-Villa dining

For a truly private and personal experience, choose to dine in your villa. Enjoy the luxury of having dinner brought directly to your door. Choose from a variety of international dishes, including wonderful Thai delicacies.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Start your day with a champagne buffet breakfast in the main restaurant. Have lunch at Reef, Azzuri Mare, or Suan Bua and dine at either the main restaurant or one of the Thai or Italian restaurants. Take a mid-afternoon break to enjoy tea and cakes; the children will love the ice cream station.

A number of exciting excursions are included: a whale shark tour, guided snorkel tour, night fishing, a sunset cruise and a local island discovery. Take advantage of three dives per person per seven night stay. Use of the fitness centre and a credit of $100 per adult per day for the spa is also included.   

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Club

Camp Safari is the place for four to nine year olds to get stuck in with exciting activities like arts and crafts and fish feeding, as well as enjoy the indoor play zone and games. The E Zone also offers activities for teenagers.

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 15% on your accommodation

Save up to 15% on your accommodation when you book more than 90 days in advance. 

  • Not combinable with any other offer. 
  • Black out dates may apply. 

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