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

£4,599 per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1964 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
1964 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1525
  • Very Good 320
  • Average 73
  • Poor 27
  • Terrible 19

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 16, 2019

Very Memorable Stay!

Singapore, Singapore

Centara made our holiday perfect and amazing: Food - 3 restaurants to choose, Italian, Thai &international buffet. My favorite dish was super tasty local chicken curry from Reef, which went very well eating with bread. Highly recommend to pre-book lunch/dinner if you like to have meal at Italian and Thai restaurant. Transportation - Understood that the arrangement was done by third party, however, it was our first encounter that we were able to be confirmed about the exact flight schedule/plan, only a night earlier before we plan to leave. It's kind of strange and a bit of uncertainty of the details beforehand. Example, we were informed to return by domestic flight (instead of seaplane) and aware only the night before we checked-out. Anyway, everything went well in the end and the coordination was entirely handled by resort staffs. Room - We split our stays half each in beach villa & ocean villa. Both was very good. If you prefer more beach area, nice sand and nearer to action place/restaurants, beach villa is a better option. If you like to watch the fish and sky directly from room, ocean villa is the superb place. Staffs - Most of them were amazing, very friendly and professional. They are the greatest asset of Centara resort. Special mentioned & appreciated very much to the help of Ms Lark from customer service & Adil from best dives team, who had genuinely been taking care for our needs with true passion. Recommendation - Cost of spa treatment & water activities to be improved. If comparing with other similar travel destination, the price was really at high side.
Sep 15, 2019

Best Holiday Ever!

suffolk

This was our 6th visit to this beautiful island, We are a family of 4 and stayed at this amazing island for 17 nights in a 2 bedroom pool villa number 2 which we requested before we arrived. After our seaplane transfer we were met at Centara by people who we now regard as our friends and taken directly to our room where we found our beds decorated such a lovely touch. The staff new and old make this island the perfect place to spend your holiday always greeting you with a smile and nothing is too much trouble. Senthil, Masood, Sari and Jasmine in the Island Club looked after our every need and went way above our expectations organising special treats and surprises for us all. The Food on the island is incredible from 7 course dinners in the club, tasty Thai food in Suan Boa and pizzas and pastas at Azuri Mare overlooking the stunning blue waters. Shane and his amazing team of chefs will cater to your every need and you will never go hungry! We normally go at the beginning of July but this year we went in August to celebrate our daughters 12th Birthday and what a birthday Alice had, one she is still talking about. Senthil and his team arranged a birthday party, sadly due to the weather this was held inside but we felt this made it extra special with a band, cake and a menu of our choice. Huhthu and Joseph organise the trips and entertainment Including the children’s much loved crab racing which they are recruited to help find the crabs, they both do an amazing job. Thomas finally got to see the whale shark and it’s all thanks to the water sports team who looked after him on his many snorkel trips. Riaan the general manager and his wonderful team know how to look after guests. We already have the holiday blues and organising our 7th trip, this is truly our favourite place, see you all in 2020.
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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. 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

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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