Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,799  per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 2014 Reviews
Maldives, Indian Ocean

Hotel highlights

  • 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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

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
2014 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1570
  • Very Good 325
  • Average 73
  • Poor 27
  • Terrible 19

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 20, 2019

A True 5 Star Resort!!!

We cannot day enough about how amazing this resort was. From the minute we stepped off the plane the staff were there to assist and make this a memorable stay. My wife has a food allergy and even I am not as accommodating as Centara was. This is the perfect location, with an amazing company and wonderful staff! We cannot Remember a time that we were so sad to leave a resort. We have been all over the world and Centara Grand Maldives is by far the best we have visited!!!
Nov 20, 2019

The best honeymoon we could have asked for!

Bangkok, Thailand

This was our first trip to the amazing Maldives, where we stayed four nights at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa for our honeymoon. We have to be honest - we absolutely loved our trip! The Maldives is an amazing place and the Centara Grand completely blew us away! We are incredibly grateful for having the chance to go there and we no doubt wish to be able to go back there again one day! It was just like how it looks in the pictures; clear turquoise/blue seas, white sand beaches, wildlife all around. The staff there were all so friendly and nice and made sure our stay was as good as it possibly could be. We stayed in the Ocean Water Villa which was a private villa located above the ocean and was accessible via a walkway from the island (Machchafushi). We purchased the 'Ultimate All-Inclusive' package which included breakfast, lunch and dinner meals at any of the four restaurants, one of which was an international buffet. The package also included trips/excursions - we did the 'whale shark snorkelling' and 'sunset cruise' trips, but there are more to choose from including 'local island exploration' and other snorkelling trips. I've heard quite a lot of people say that the Maldives can get a bit boring if you stay there too long as you run out of things to do there, but the great thing about the Centara Grand is that there is so many things to do, if you choose to, that you have so many options depending on the type of visit that you want to have. We relaxed when we wanted to, but chose to be more active and go on the included trips and explore all of the facilities on the island. We even played tennis in their tennis court one day for some exercise! There was tons of wildlife in the oceans at the resort, the most surprising to us were the little (and harmless) sharks that swim close to the shore. They're so cute and if you're lucky, they'll swim many at a time close to you, providing you don't scare them away. At around 6pm each evening, the staff feed the local wildlife at the Coral Bar which includes the regulars of several large sharks (which I believe are nurse sharks - harmless too), and what I believe are stingrays and manta rays. It's definitely a spectacle seeing these beautiful creatures so close and so peaceful while being fed! We would definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to go to visit the beautiful Maldives and doesn't want to have to worry about spending extra money on food or activities (though there are other ones that cost extra). Our entire trip, including return flights from Bangkok, was 130,000 - 140,000 THB (approximately $4,500 USD). It really was a dream come true going there, and we would absolutely LOVE to go back there again. 10 out of 5 stars!
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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

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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. You will recieve a Spa credit depantant on the duration of your stay. 01-06 nights receives a credit of USD 100.00 per adult per stay. 07-09 nights receives a credit of USD 200.00 per adult per stay 10 nights or more receives a credit of USD 400.00 per adult per stay

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids Club

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

Free child

Kids stay free offer

Up to two children stay free when sharing room with parents.

  • Not combinable with any other offer. 
  • Children still subject to Green Tax of USD $6.00 per child, per night.
  • Applicable only for Beach Suite and Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa room categories.
  • Black out dates may apply. 

Travelling
Friday, May 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

Sale campaign

Save up to 30% on winter 2019/20 accommodation

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

Travelling
Friday, November 1, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020
Offer ends in 70 days

Sale campaign

Save up to 30% on 2020/21 accommodation

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

Travelling
Friday, May 1, 2020 to Friday, April 30, 2021
Offer ends in 70 days

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