Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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

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

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), non-motorised water sports 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) non-motorised watersports, 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). Laundry service (4 pieces per day per room). Spa credit (stay 1-6 nights, receive $100USD spa credit per adult per stay. Stay 7-9 nights, receive $200USD spa credit per adult per day. Stay 10 nights or more, receive $400USD spa credit per adult per stay. Spa credit is non refundable, non transferable and excludes retail items).

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). Tennis court (on request). Volleyball court (on request). Scuba diving*. Kids Club* (4–9 years), E-Zone* (10–17 years). Babysitting*. Regular evening entertainment. Dreams Cinema every Sunday night. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic service

May 21, 2022 jasonjN4428WO

Thank you to all the staff at the Centara Grand in the Maldives. We have just returned from a 10 night stay at the resort. Although the weather could have been better. The staff were fantastic. A special mention to our room attendant Amanulla, we never had to ask for anything. He was on the ball from start to finish. Also Lax and Anil from the… Read more
Thank you to all the staff at the Centara Grand in the Maldives. We have just returned from a 10 night stay at the resort. Although the weather could have been better. The staff were fantastic. A special mention to our room attendant Amanulla, we never had to ask for anything. He was on the ball from start to finish. Also Lax and Anil from the Coral Bar, again looked after us very well with our drinks and special food requests. Last but not least to Venky, a true gentleman who knows what you want from a holiday. Nothing was to much trouble. Once again thank you all for looking after us so well. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Trip to Centara Grand

May 20, 2022 thervendhan

Memorable trip in Centara grand. The staffs out there were warm. Special mention to Mr.Venky Asst FNB Manager who was on his toes running all the time to help out the guests. Special mention to Naa for her hospitality. Dr.Rameesha who helped and bonded so well Like a family. Chef Jaydeep baked an wonderful bday cake for our daughter and… Read more
Memorable trip in Centara grand. The staffs out there were warm. Special mention to Mr.Venky Asst FNB Manager who was on his toes running all the time to help out the guests. Special mention to Naa for her hospitality. Dr.Rameesha who helped and bonded so well Like a family. Chef Jaydeep baked an wonderful bday cake for our daughter and made her day. Thanks Shimol and Ras from Coral and Sathish and Kumar from the Aqua Mr . Peter the resident manager and Ms. Bell made our stay comfortable. Read less
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May 19, 2022 bnahri Los Angeles, California

The staff is extremely courteous and attentive. All of them from Rohit to Damantha to Venky were super helpful. Munna followed up on every request and took a personal interest in making sure we were comfortable. Tom, the room boy, was excellent. The resort itself is relaxing, the Indian food at the Reef is yummy and the views from the water… Read more
The staff is extremely courteous and attentive. All of them from Rohit to Damantha to Venky were super helpful. Munna followed up on every request and took a personal interest in making sure we were comfortable. Tom, the room boy, was excellent. The resort itself is relaxing, the Indian food at the Reef is yummy and the views from the water Villa are amazing. The Dive center folks make sure to work around your schedule and are true professionals. Will return soon. Read less
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May 18, 2022 Pritskh

We had a great family holiday .. the property is very it is very beautiful and so is the staff.. especially the food and beverage manager. Mr. Venkat whom we called Venky was very helpful and available 24x7… the breakfast layout is also very lavish and there was a lot for vegetarians too.. overall a very nice experience we had.. thank u
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable experience in Maldives

May 16, 2022 nigela774

It was one of the best trips to the Maldives. The resort was maintained in a good condition including the gardens. Food was catered to your individual needs from International, Thai and Italian food. The service was consistent but can be improved. The staffs are friendly and helpful. They listen and try to assist wherever possible. Thank you to… Read more
It was one of the best trips to the Maldives. The resort was maintained in a good condition including the gardens. Food was catered to your individual needs from International, Thai and Italian food. The service was consistent but can be improved. The staffs are friendly and helpful. They listen and try to assist wherever possible. Thank you to Damantha, Faruk, Amanulla and Victor for the assistance. Read less