Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

A Chic All Inclusive Island Retreat

Discover island beauty, colonial, seaside-chic design, and exquisite hospitality blending both Maldivian and Thai traditions. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa offers the ultimate all inclusive package with a champagne breakfast, a daily spa credit and a choice of dining from Asian to Italian. Divers will enjoy the resort's house reef with its own shipwreck, as well as other dive spots close by. For a special occasion, upgrade to the romantic Sunset Water Villas or to the Island Club with access to an exclusive pool and dining area.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

€3,079 per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1967 Reviews
Maldives, Indian Ocean

Hotel highlights

  • Laidback luxury, beach-chic style and natural beauty
  • Enjoy 3 complimentary dives per person per 7 night stay

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 112 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 25 minutes by seaplane from Male

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 Male
  • Located in the South Ari Atoll, ideal for whale shark diving
1967 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1528
  • Very Good 320
  • Average 73
  • Poor 27
  • Terrible 19

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 21, 2019

Amazing holiday!

Cambridge Gardens, Australia

Spent a week here with my friend on impulse and had the most amazing time. Everything and everyone were wonderful. There were multiple restaurants to pick from and every meal was perfect. On our last night the Italian restaurant made a fuss over us and gave us the best night. Our rooms were spacious and we loved being able to jump straight into the water. This place does not need a filter, it really is that beautiful. Definitely worth the travel time!
Sep 21, 2019

Way beyond expectations!

I'm lucky enough to have stayed in some of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, including Dusit Thani, Soneva Fushi and the super-luxe Gili Lankanfushi, so upon booking with my then-boyfriend, now Husband (we got engaged at Centara Grand!), I wasn't sure how this would compare and if it would be a big disappointment, being a less luxe hotel. A frequent maldives visitor, it takes a lot to impress me but upon speed boat pick up (after the internal flight) I was literally speechless at clarity of the water even at depth. The water is generally beautiful across the Maldives, but this was just different. Upon pulling into the resort, I was truly floored at how picturesque it really was. The overwater reception/bar is by far the most stunning of any Maldives resort I have stayed in and with the staff offering a welcome drink the minute we stepped off the boat, we immediately felt in the holiday mood. We booked the standard beach villa, and we are so glad we did. With a small private patio, large living area, updated bathroom and outdoor shower on the ground floor, we had everything we could have wished for. Upstairs we had the bedroom with a small en-suite toilet, which was basic, but practical. The only downside was no natural light upstairs due to no windows, but it did mean a good night's sleep. The Ultimate All-Inclusive package was absolutely worth every penny. We could relax in the knowledge that we had nothing to pay for upon checkout and we fully enjoyed all that was included (especially the bubbles with breakfast!). We didn't make the most of all the excursions that were included, but we did manage the bubbly sunset cruise, which was lovely. Restaurant wise, we pre-booked for the à la carte Italian and Thai restaurants for lunch and dinners throughout the stay (Italian being our favourite even for the overwater setting alone), however the buffet was so good that we ended up eating there for some meals instead. Our favourite part of the stay was relaxing with a cocktail in the late afternoon after hours of snorkeling, while waiting for sundown. The open-air overwater bar had plenty of day beds and was very speciaous and spread out meaning we had privacy even when the bar was busy. In contrast, the main evening bar, next to the pool and buffet restaurant didn't ever seem to get busy, which is a shame as we would have visited more if there was a little more atmosphere. The cocktails were not as well made as I would have liked, so maybe this could have been the reason. We upgraded to The Club on our last day at the resort and while it was expensive, it really did give a totally different feeling to the stay. The private members pool and clubhouse had a very upmarket and serene feeling to it and the cocktails were spectacular (my favourite part!). The evening food was a little too fussy for our liking, but I'm sure true foodies would be in heaven. All things considered, while I can't deny that the resorts closer to Male have the appeal of just a short speedboat ride (it was quite a long wait for the internal flights/transfers to this resort), the value for money and spectacular setting at Centara Grand makes up for this. We're currently toying between the two options for our next Maldives stay in November/December 2019... watch this space for where we end up! NOTE: This trip was taken in March 2018
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Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Facilities

Scuba Diving

Regular Evening Entertainment

Fitness Centre

Sports and Fitness centre including tennis courts, beach sport area and recreational facilities.

SPA Cenvaree

Swimming Pool

Watersports

Sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing,

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Room Types

Deluxe Water Villa

Deluxe Water Villa

Deluxe Water Villas are built above the lagoon andhave a master bedroom and a fully furnished living room.Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Beach Suite

Beach Suites are split on two levels and have a separate living room downstairs connected to the bedroom upstairs via a staircase. Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Family Water Villa

Deluxe Family Water Villas are built above the lagoon andhave a master bedroom and a fully furnished living room with a partitioned area with bunkbeds. The bathrooms come with large rain shower and a Jacuzzi Spa bath Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Ocean Water Villa

Ocean Water Villas are situated on the lagoon and offer fantastic views of the sun setting over the ocean. The room is on two exterior levels with areas for relaxing in the sun and the interior is based on one level with a master bedroom and living room. Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

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Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Island Club Rooms have a furnished living room and a private pool. Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

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Luxury Sunset Water Villa Island Clubs are situated on the lagoon and they offer fantastic views of the sun setting over the ocean. The room is on two exterior levels with areas for relaxing in the sun and the interior is based on one level with a master bedroom and living room.Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

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Deluxe Water Villa Island Club Rooms are built above the lagoon andhave a master bedroom and a fully furnished living room. Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa One Bedroom

Located right on the beach, this spacious villa has its own terrace with plunge pool and is well-appointed inside with a king bedroom on a mezzanine level and a living room. There is a bathroom with outdoor bathtub and amenities including minibar, a coffee machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Two Bedrooms

With two bedrooms, this large beachfront villa accommodates up to four adults or three with two children. You'll have a private terrace with a plunge pool and sea views and inside consists of a king bedroom and a second with twin beds. The bathroom has a separate bath and shower and other in-villa features include complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with movies and international channels, a minibar, coffee machine, and more. Island Club benefits are available with an additional supplement.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Sunset Ocean Pool Villa

This contemporary villa has stylish interiors and appealing exteriors consisting of a large plunge pool with ocean views and sun loungers. There is a bedroom with king-sized bed and a unique bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and separate shower. Club features are included in your stay, with exclusive facilities and dining choices to explore at the Club Lounge.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Two Bedroom

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Food & Drink

Aqua Bar

Aqua Bar

This beautiful serene over water bar serves a wide selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks as well as snacks throughout the day. A perfect spot to take in the sunset.

Reef Restaurant

Reef Restaurant

The Reef Restaurant is open for breakfast lunch and dinner serving and extensive Asian and Western buffest with live cooking stations Dress code: Beach wear is not permitted.

Azzuri Mare Restaurant

Azzuri Mare Restaurant

Serving an a'la carte seafood choice of a selection of Maldives freshest catch, whilst Dress code: Beach wear is not permitted.

Lotus Restaurant

Sample the very best of Thai food, overlooking the Lotis pond Dress code: Beach wear is not permitted.

Coral Bar & Lounge Bar

Enjoy a cocktail or selection of wines from the impressive wine cellar whilst enjoying a Dress code: Guests are asked to cover beach wear in the day.

Island Club Lounge Bar

The Island Club is exclusively for Island Club guests. Continental breakfast, midday snacks, afternoon tea and cocktail hours with fresh juices are served throughout the day.

Board Basis Options

FOOD: Champagne buffet breakfast in main restaurant, lunch either buffet-style at the Reef Restaurant.International themed buffet lunch at the Italian Azzuri Mare and Thai at Lotus restaurant. Enjoy dinner atTeppanyaki in the main restaurant orat the Thai and Italian restaurants. Afternoon tea with cakes and scones. Children's ice cream station. DRINKS:The resort operates 2 bar areas, where beverages are served daily from 10am till midnight includinghouse pouring wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, soft-drinks, tea, coffee and juices. A fully stocked mini-bar is also included and replenished daily. ACTIVITIES:Excursions are included with the stay, they includea whale shark tour, guided snorkel tour, night fishing, sunset cruise and a local island discovery. All excursions will be operated weather permitted and have to be checked and booked in advance at the front office. Wi-Fi is available is the rooms and the entire hotel. Use of the fitness room, tennis, snorkeling equipment, catamaran sailing and a lot more. Also enjoy a credit of USD 100 per adult per day to be used at Spa Cenvaree. The ezone offers entertainment and activity for teenagers whilst the Camp Safari kids club offers a daily supervised activity programs for the younger ones. For travels as of April 2017, guests can enjoy up to 3 dives per person per 7 night stay. Dives are subject to weather conditions and limited to 45 minutes per dive.

You will have exclusive access to the Club Bar and lounge, serving permium brand beverages. Access to the Island Club pool, upgraded in room minibar, and much more.

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Family Friendly Facilities

Kid's Club

At Camp Safari they offer activities for children aged 4 to 9 years old. On check in the child will be given a card with fun challenges to complete during their stay and once the card is completed they will receive a prize. Children can get involved with arts and crafts, fish feeding, indoor play zone and games. A programme is arranged weekly.

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

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