Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

This modern Ultimate All-Inclusive resort offers guests a truly luxurious standard of accommodation and top of the range amenities. Water sports enthusiasts will be in their element with a great selection of pursuits on offer, including superb scuba diving amongst colourful reefs and a dedicated shipwreck. There’s also a gorgeous swimming pool to laze by and the Spa Cenvaree with no end of treatments to leave you feeling in the pink of health. Whilst the adults are at play, children can enjoy a range of supervised activities at the kids club, including arts, crafts and beach games. When it comes to dining, you’re spoilt for choice with three restaurants serving sumptuous world cuisine. For a melting pot of Asian and Western dishes, head to Reef Restaurant with its interactive buffets, stunning salads, fiery woks, tandoori oven and teppanyaki grill. SUAN BUA is where you can sample the most delicious Thai food in a suitably tranquil setting, overlooking a lotus pond. For Italian delights, Azzuri Mare is perfect, set beside the ocean, there are seafood platters to feast on, char-grilled entrees and sinful desserts. Coral Bar is one of the most impressive in the Maldives – more than just a bar it’s an entertainment centre with a lively sports bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

Where is it

In South Ari Atoll, amidst world-class coral and diving spots. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 25 minutes by seaplane.Please note: Sea plane transfers to/from your resort will only operate in daylight hours. Please ensure your international flights into and out of Malé allow for this schedule.

Hotel information

112 suites and villas. All rooms with air-conditioning, private furnished balcony or terrace, living room, satellite TV, DVD player, telephone, WiFi*, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, safe, hairdryer, iron and board on request. Beach Suites have a living area with a day bed, a bathroom with an outdoor shower, and a bedroom on the mezzanine with 1 king-size bed and a sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive: includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Reef, one visit to Teppanyaki Grill at Reef (valid on 5 nights or more stays, once per stay), $40 credit towards food at Suan Bua (once per person, per day), $40 credit towards food at Azzuri Mare (once per person, per day), standard beverages and house branded drinks, afternoon tea at Coral Bar, in-room mini-bar (beers, soft drinks, water and snacks, replenished daily), and snorkelling equipment.

Grand All Inclusive: includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Reef, one visit to Teppanyaki Grill at Reef (valid on 5 nights or more stays, once per stay), lunch and dinner at Suan Bua and Azzuri Mare, premium beverages and house branded drinks, afternoon tea at Coral Bar, in-room mini-bar (beers, soft drinks, water and snacks, replenished daily), in-villa dining (once per stay, valid on stays of a minimum of 7 nights, excludes floating and Thai breakfast), one banana/fun tube watersports game (valid for minimum stays of 3 nights), snorkelling gear, and excursions (stay 3-6 nights and receive 2 excursions per person per stay, 7-9 nights and receive 3 excursions per person per stay, or 10 nights or more and receive 4 excursions per person per stay).

Bed & Breakfast: includes daily breakfast at Reef.

Half Board: includes daily breakfast and dinner at Reef, and $40 credit towards food at Suan Bua (once per person, per stay).

Full Board: includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Reef, $40 credit towards food at Suan Bua (once per person, per stay), and afternoon tea at Coral Bar.

Deluxe Water Villas on stilts over the ocean, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Family Water Villas are larger, with a large bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi, a bedroom with 1-king-size bed and a children's area with bunk beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Water Villas offer spacious living areas, an airy bathroom with shower and free-standing bathtub, and a bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beachfront Pool Villas 1-Bedroom have private plunge pool and beachfront terrace, airy bathroom with shower and indoor/outdoor bathtub, a lounge area, and a bedroom on the mezzanine with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beachfront Pool Villas 2-Bedroom have private plunge pool and beachfront terrace, bathroom with separate bath and shower, a lounge area, master bedroom on the mezzanine with 1 king-size bed, and a smaller bedroom downstairs with 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.

Sunset Ocean Pool Villas are on the western side of the island, ideal for watching the sun go down. They have a private plunge pool, a living area, airy bathroom with shower and free-standing bathtub, a bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Island Club Benefits are available at a supplement to any of the featured room types and include the following:

  • Exclusive access to the Island Club complex with check-in and check-out
  • Exclusive indoor and outdoor lounges for daily hospitality, as well as WiFi
  • Private swimming pool including cold towel service, pre-lunch snacks, afternoon fruits, and canapés
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Exclusive dining venue offering speciality menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Premium brand beverages (beer, wines and spirits) served in the Club Bar and Lounge
  • Premium mini-bar service, replenished daily, including soft drinks, juice, 4 beers, chocolates and snacks, plus 2 spirits (choice of 700ml vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, Bacardi or bourbon, replenished once per week)
  • Priority spa and restaurant reservations in all outlets
  • Upgraded room amenities
  • Complimentary book and DVD library
  • Daily turndown service and 2 pieces of laundry per room per day

3 restaurants: Reef (Western and Asian cuisine, including teppanyaki table, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Azzuri Mare (Italian and seafood, open for lunch and dinner), Suan Bua (home-style Thai cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). Aqua overwater bar, Coral Bar & Lounge. Swimming pool. Fitness centre. The Spa Cenvaree*. Water sports* including windsurfing, kayaking, boating and fishing (complimentary use of non-motorised water sports). Scuba diving*. Kids Club* (4–9 years), E-Zone* (10–17 years). Babysitting*. Regular evening entertainment. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge desk. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.

5 nights for stays 25 Dec–31 Dec.

No checkouts permitted on 30 or 31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

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Aug 1, 2021 ankitbafna1502

We stayed here for 2 weeks and the stay far exceeded our expectations.. We couldn’t have imagined how comfortable we felt here. Stayed with my 3 yr old and my 63 yr old mother. Hotel staff made sure all our requirements were met. All the way from baby meals (Khichdi etc) to Pure Veg home like meals for my mother, they were so good. Chef Francis,… Read more
We stayed here for 2 weeks and the stay far exceeded our expectations.. We couldn’t have imagined how comfortable we felt here. Stayed with my 3 yr old and my 63 yr old mother. Hotel staff made sure all our requirements were met. All the way from baby meals (Khichdi etc) to Pure Veg home like meals for my mother, they were so good. Chef Francis, Uttam, Arnav did a fab job. Sushito and his team at FnB, PAT From FO, Nino and his team from Housekeeping, Sunny from recreation, Ayesha at Kids Play area were all such lovely people and looked after us so well. Definitely recommended for family and couples alike. It’s a beautiful resort, lovely beach, and great food. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Relaxing and Romantic Holiday, Staff was very good,Polite, always ready to help. Special mention For Satish a Bartender, Ma

Jul 30, 2021 SonalHubli Faridabad, India

Amazing Hospitality, Great ambience, Good Food and always smiling staff made our stay very pleasant, Waters here is so beautiful, Rooms are super awesome, we had a great view from our room.It was indeed our honeymoon after 25 years of our wedding.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing holiday in Maldives

Jul 27, 2021 Gulbertm1 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We spent 8 days at this stunning resort. The staff went out of their way to make our holiday special in every aspect. Thank you specifically to Mohammed and Victor. You guys went out of your way to make our son's birthday extra special. We can highly recommend staying here.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating appreciation of Dr Ramsha and Mr Asad (mini bar filler) and Mr shafiq (bar tender)

Jul 25, 2021 BharatA216

i checked in the hotel centara grand on 21 july ‘21 and checking out today .Three person i met in the hotel woh were very polite, helpful , well behaved and were giving 100% to their job. The three persons were MR.ASAD,MR.SHAFIQ AND DR. RAMSHA. A lot of thanks to You three……. Regard Bharat and Vedika
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A slice of paradise

Jul 23, 2021 ClausR413 Copenhagen, Denmark

We had the most amazing stay at this lovely resort despite the fact that it was nearly empty due to Covid 19. The staff was outstanding and all of them left us with the impression that they took pride in and enjoyed their work! We especially enjoyed the meals in the Thai restaurant, the food was simply out of this world.