Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

This modern 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 (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

112 beachfront and overwater villas, all with air-conditioning, private furnished balcony or terrace, living room, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, safe, bathrobes, slippers, bathroom amenities, and hairdryer. Duplex Beach Villas open directly onto the beach, featuring an oversized bathroom with outdoor shower, living room, and king-bed on the upper floor, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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.

All-Inclusive: includes daily breakfast, dine around options for lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, a wide choice of drinks available with meals and from the resorts two bars from 11.00am-11.00pm, additional resort credit towards enhanced dining options, 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 all restaurants, afternoon tea, premium beverage choices with meals and from the resorts two bars from 11.00am-11.00pm, in-room mini-bar (beers, soft drinks, water and snacks, replenished daily), non-motorised water sports and snorkelling equipment, in-villa breakfast once per stay, all day snacks, and a choice of selected complimentary excursions.

Deluxe Overwater Villas feature a private sundeck with direct lagoon access, bathroom with separate shower and jacuzzi tub, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Premier Overwater Villas are larger in size and offer more privacy, featuring a private sundeck with direct lagoon access, bathroom with separate shower and jacuzzi tub, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Family Overwater Villas feature a sundeck with direct lagoon access, bathroom with separate shower and jacuzzi tub, PlayStation games console, 1 king-size bed, and bunk beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Sunset Overwater Villas with Pool feature a private infinity pool on the sundeck as well as direct lagoon access, separate bathtub and shower, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Club Sunset Overwater Pool Villas enjoys a spacious sundeck, 12-sqm infinity pool, and a bedroom with 1 king-size bed overlooking the ocean, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Club Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villas feature duplex accommodation so it's an ideal choice for families or groups travelling together. The spacious villas offer a deck with sun loungers and a plunge pool, bathroom with separate shower and jacuzzi tub, and 1 king-size bed plus a twin bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 kids.

Guests staying in the Club Sunset Overwater Pool Villa and Club Two Bedroom Beach pool Villa enjoy exclusive access The Club lounge. Benefits of the lounge include:

- Breakfast

- Afternoon tea

- Apéritif with canapés

- Premium spirits and refreshments served throughout the day.

Reef (all day international buffet restaurant featuring live cooking stations). Suan Bua (traditional Thai cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). Azzuri Mare (Italian cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). Coral Bar & Lounge (casual beachfront lounge open for snacks and refreshments throughout the day). Aqua Bar (overwater bar serving light fare). 

Infinity swimming pool with children's pool. SPA Cenvaree*. Fitness centre. Multi-purpose sports court which includes tennis, volleyball and badminton. PADI Diving centre*. Water sports* including windsurfing, kayaking, boating and fishing (complimentary use of non-motorised water sports). Camp Safari (4-9 years). E-Zone (10-17 years). Pool table. Football table. Board games. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Babysitting service*. Laundry service*. Concierge. 

5 nights for stays 25 Dec–31 Dec.

No checkouts permitted on 30 or 31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

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Jul 14, 2024 Joan C Delray Beach, Florida

Spa is wonderful. I had several treatments and Patis works wonders on your tight muscles! He is like a Thai chiropractor!! I highly recommend. The atmosphere is extremely relaxating with much attention to detail and attentiveness to one's needs. Thank all at the spa for a fabulous relaxing experience
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Jul 13, 2024 Vaughn S

The staff here are very polite and genuine. Nothing is too much trouble for them. We can’t remember the last time we have had service this good! The accommodation and facilities are all well kept. Overall this is a great leisurely destination.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Happy family time at centara

Jul 10, 2024 bandaraadikari Colombo, Sri Lanka

Centara Resort is a paradise on earth. We stayed at the water villa and beach villa @centrara Thanks so much to the warmth and hospitality, the staff service was excellent and outstanding. This has turned out to be the best vacation we have had so far. We loved every moment and highly recommend. If you’re decided to travel to this resort, you… Read more
Centara Resort is a paradise on earth. We stayed at the water villa and beach villa @centrara Thanks so much to the warmth and hospitality, the staff service was excellent and outstanding. This has turned out to be the best vacation we have had so far. We loved every moment and highly recommend. If you’re decided to travel to this resort, you won’t be disappointed. You are paying for quality. My kid is having dietary restrictions so the resort staff has made special arrangements to accommodate our requirements and it was really helpful for us. We will be forever be grateful to all the staff who supported us by providing their best services. We will be forever be grateful to the below staff for their dedication of their excellent service. Kitchen (Reef)- Pradeep (Chef)/ Kevin Restaurant - Desmond, Richard/ Shareef/Nazim. Housekeeping -Chandrasiri Azzuri Restaurant- Jithin (Chef) Sunny & Ashiq Read less
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Jul 9, 2024 shamimapatel01 Johannesburg, South Africa

The family enjoyed the food eating at the different restaurants enjoyed trying different mock tails and loved the island experience
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Jul 8, 2024 Emily M

We have recently visited Centara Grand Maldives and have been completely blown away by the island, the staff, the service and everything else. The food options, including the buffet and the restaurants were great and we didn’t have one bad meal. We thoroughly enjoyed the food The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful, and could not do enough… Read more
We have recently visited Centara Grand Maldives and have been completely blown away by the island, the staff, the service and everything else. The food options, including the buffet and the restaurants were great and we didn’t have one bad meal. We thoroughly enjoyed the food The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful, and could not do enough for us. We visited Coral Bar multiple times as it was open from early until late and Roshan and the team were always there to greet us and offered us lots of different options for drinks and they were made to a high standard On our last day we missed breakfast, and our All Inclusive had ended at 12:00 but Roshan went out of his way to find us some pastries as we had a 23 hour journey ahead of us to get home. This has been one of the best trips we have ever done and I would love to return to the island one day 🤩 Read less