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Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

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1902 Reviews
Guide Price €3,079 per person
Based on September 2019, departure from Dublin, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Beach Suite (2 adults sharing) including return seaplane transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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.

  • Laidback luxury, beach-chic style and natural beauty
  • Enjoy 3 complimentary dives per person per 7 night stay
  • Start every day with a complimentary champagne breakfast
  • Indulge in a daily massage or beauty treatment with USD $100 spa credit to use every day
  • Enjoy time to yourselves while the little ones have fun at the kids' club

Top Tips from our Experts

Omkar

Destination Specialist

"As an all inlcusive package goes, Centara Grand is really offering an ultimate experience. Combine this with an upgrade to the Island Club and receive 2 pieces of laundry per day, upgraded amenities in your room, priority spa and dinner reservations, access to the private island club pool, and snacks, canapés and premium branded drinks throughtout the day."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach
  • 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
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
1902 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1472
  • Very Good 314
  • Average 70
  • Poor 28
  • Terrible 18

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 18, 2019

Paradise

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Never been away for Christmas before so we decided to have a super trip to the Maldives. So we went last Christmas, my husband and 11 year old son. Apart from the drone issue at Gatwick we had a great flight, transfers were amazing, luggage whisked away, seaplane was just fantastic, the views of the Islands was incredible. We arrived at our Island and greeted with a refreshing drink and a cold cloth as we were very hot. The resort was fabulous, staff couldn't do enough for you. We had a beach villa which was great. The snorkelling was great fun, there were small reef sharks right outside our villa, great water sports, we also went on a few trips, the whale shark trip was the best. We also swam with turtles and dolphins. The staff on the boats (Best Dives) were so friendly and really looked after us. We dixnt really need shoes as the whole island was just snad and we walked around bare foot which was so relaxing. The main restaurant was great, lots of variety and the staff were so attentive. Our waiter was Mohammed, he was an absolute star, he looked after us so well, he went above and beyond. Chocolate milk for my son, tuna and chapatis for breakfast (Maldavian breakfast). My husband mentioned he could just eat a cheese and onion sandwich, 10 mins later it appeared. Thank you so much Mohammed. We also met King, a chef on one of the food stations, he made fresh noodle dishes which we all loved. My son really liked him, he was so friendly and always asked how we were. It was strange being away for Christmas and it was weird waking up on Christmas day in the sunshine but just amazing and so chilled. We had a Christmas cake delivered to our villa and also a present for my son which was very thoughtful. This was a holiday I will never forget, I cried when we had to leave. The staff did so much to ensure you were looked after. Thank you. I would recommend this resort 100% and I would love to go back one day. 😁
Jun 17, 2019

A trip to remember - Centara Grand Maldives

Singapore, Singapore

This is a review of our trip to the Centara Grand Maldives from June 5 to June 10, 2019. I booked an all-inclusive holiday thru Luxury Escapes.com for my wife’s 50th and our wedding anniversary . The package was inclusive of 5 nights, all food and beverage included, motorized and non motorized sports and a bunch of other activities. We traveled on Sri Lankan airlines from Singapore to Male with a stopover in Colombo . I don’t recommend a stopover flight, unless you can avoid it.. because of what happened in our journey. After a 7.5 hour trip, we arrived at the Male airport at 1430 hours . The all inclusive package included a domestic transfer by domestic plane and a 20 min speedboat ride to the resort . While the fine print of the all inclusive package had suggested that domestic transfer would entail a wait at the male airport based on flight schedules, we were informed that our domestic transfer would leave only at 7 pm... which meant a wait time of 4 hours plus. We were not prepared for this at all. The resort had mentioned in their emails/communication that the domestic transfer timings were not set in stone. However, to the resort’s credit , they provided us access to lounge area while we waited for our flight . A word for the wise, do arrange a sea plane transfer if your budget allows it. That said, in places like the Maldives, Mother Nature has the final say – if the weather is bad, you have no choice but to wait it out. We boarded a 20 min domestic flight to Maamigli airport. They we identified, picked up our bags and were transferred by a 10min bus ride to the speedboat dock . It was about 8 pm at this time. We were met by Rachel, guest relations officer with a warm welcome - a young lady full of poise, keen on providing a wonderful entrance to the resort, and ever so elegantly handling our long day. Thereafter we set on an speedboat ride which turned out to be quite an adventure . It was dark and the water was very choppy. The crew expertly delivered us to the resort. We were greeted warmly at the resort and Rachel proceeded to get our preliminary paper work done – we mentioned the reason for our visit, and she went over and above to check for upgrades, and organizing special events. We settled on two nights in a beach villa, and three nights ( for an additional upgrade fee which we were totally Ok with) in a Over-the-water pool villa – both choices turned out to be great. We checked in to a beach villa – short of repeating what other guests have said, this is a comfortable villa with upper and lower portions – recommended if you’re not into sleeping over the water. I don’t want to write an epic here, but long story short – our vacation was nothing short of spectacular. A big thanks to the wonderful crew at the Centara Grand. We were treated like family. The people we had a regular interaction with and were outstanding every time: this is in no particular order – all were were very professional warm and hospitable. Rachel – Guest services – professional, smiling, warm and hospitable – big things await her Lark – Guest services –professional, smiling and cheerful Chef Shane - Azzure Mare – top leader and professional Hassan - Azzure Mare, Reef – he was everywhere - and I mean it breakfast, lunch and dinner - service with a smile, professional, kudos – went out of the way to create special art for my wife’s 50th dinner Anil - Coral bar – top class cocktails and service, friendly and exchanged stories Carol - Azzure Mare – top class, service with a smile, made you feel welcome every time Joi - Azzure Mare –top class , service with a smile, made you feel welcome every time Dhilley - water sports – what a sales guy and a true professional Aadhil – Water sports – took us on a private snorkeling tour we won’t forget Aapaa - Azzure Mare – the silent professional who made sure your lunch/dinner went smoothly Happy – Reef – he was always happy – true to his name Nishant - Coral bar, Aqua – friendly, professional Sallu – Reception – did a special tour of your Sunset pool villa before we transferred locations Moazzem - Coral – friendly and professional Oliver – Reception – made sure he coordinated the multiple changes to our activity schedules Supun - Coral bar – professional and friendly Kumar- Coral bar – service with a smile Santosh – Azzure Mare – amazing pizza and pasta Mo – Reception – attentive and outgoing Ahu - House keeping - attentive and outgoing - surprised us with a special decoration on my wife;s birthday King – Reef Teppanyaki – excellent cooking skills Fazil – Reef – service with a smile Marlin – F&B Manager – very receptive to our comments – overall the food and beverage service is great. The Reef Beach Dinner was not quite what we expected – bur Marlin was all ears for our feedback to see how things could be improved. Shekar - Front Office Manager - who facilitated the upgrades, and comps ... and many more staff who are not on this list, but nonetheless provided a memorable experience. The Cenvaree spa staff were amazing – we had a couple of treatments that were relaxing. We chose to return by seaplane to the Male airport – a great choice considering the shorter return,and weather permitting, of course. Our trip was memorable not only for the the natural beauty of the Maldives, but also the exceptional professional and friendly service of the people that take care of guests at the Centara Grand Maldives. A must return for us – and we are hoping that is sooner than later. Thank you, Venkat
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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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