Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa
Surrounded by the blue ocean of the South Ari Atoll, and distinctive with its timbered walkways and colonial-style buildings, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a barefoot paradise with a palm-fringed beach and shimmering lagoon that offers the perfect island holiday for everyone.
With 112 spacious villas set over-water, and suites blending harmoniously with the natural setting, the island has a wealth of activities and superb facilities that makes this an ideal hideaway for couples and honeymooners, or a fun-filled destination for families.
There are exceptional opportunities to discover the exotic life of Maldives underwater, with a house reef that is a kaleidoscope of colour for snorkellers, a shipwreck dive site just off the island, and easy access to some of the most famous dive sites in the world.
With our Ultimate All-Inclusive concept, your stay on our tropical island is absolutely carefree, with dining, rejuvenating, playing and exploring all included.
Weatherboard villas connected by timber walkways, thatched-roof buildings, a white-sand beach and sparkling lagoon are the setting for your stay on the island. The accommodation is spacious, with villa sizes up to 159 square metres, and the light interior décor with splashes of bright colour enhances the airy feeling and the comfort of the living areas. Outside your window, the lagoon is a calm blue that merges with the blue of the sky. You will find this the perfect place to dream the day away.
The option of suites and villas allows a choice that is most suitable for you, with beachfront suites having a mezzanine level and providing an attractive option for families, and the villa choice offering ideal accommodation for any need, and including the option of your own private plunge pool.
.Set on stilts over crystal clear waters, the over-water villas enjoy their own sundeck with steps down to the multihued coral reefs, spacious living areas and stunning views. Special villas for families have bunk beds in a children’s area, ensuring that everyone has space and privacy, and childproof locks to the terrace.
All accommodation categories have the option of an upgrade to Club category, which includes access to the Club Lounge, while those staying in the pool villas will enjoy the luxury of having their own villa host to assist with any requirements during their stay.
Staying in this beautiful and natural environment doesn’t mean that you are cut off from the world, for free Wi-Fi is included in every room type, along with flat-screen TVs with DVD player.
Children 12 years old and above are classed as adults.
Services and Facilities
The Ultimate All-Inclusive programme provides activities for everyone, no matter what age and preference.
Voted as Maldives’ most family-friendly resort two years in succession, the island has an ideal family itinerary that includes visits to Camp Safari and E-Zone for the youngsters, and exciting activities like banana boat and tube rides, water sports, beach games and activities at the pool, which includes a pool for the young ones.
Couples and anyone in need of some deep relaxation can enjoy the daily spa treatments that are included as part of your stay, and take part in other activities such as yoga sessions.
Outside of the Ultimate All-Inclusive programme are three great options. The Castaway BBQ Lunch on our private island, Bodu Finolhu, is a fun-filled day with beach games, snorkelling, lazy moments and a convivial lunch, while the more adventurous will love our Robinson Crusoe Experience, spending the day at leisure on an uninhabited island. For a really memorable experience we also provide a picnic on a sandbank lost in an azure sea.
Surrounded by warm, azure waters with extraordinary underwater visibility, beautiful coral formations and an exotic marine life, Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations. Our PADI Best Dives experts will provide everything that is needed for beginners, those with medium skills, and expert divers.
Our house reef and lagoon provide fascination for snorkellers, and just off the reef there is a dedicated shipwreck that offers easy diving and a close-up view of turtles and whale sharks, manta rays, parrotfish, anemone fish, and surgeonfish.
For a true feel of discovery and adventure, our Ultimate All-Inclusive experience includes a choice of half-day and full-day excursions. Each guest can enjoy all excursions once per stay, choosing from a snorkelling tour, sunset cruise, local island discovery tour to visit a Maldivian village on a nearby island, and sunset fishing.
- Infinity swimming pool
- Children’s pool
- Oceanfront Spa Cenvaree
- Overwater fitness centre
- Floodlit tennis court, with lessons included in your stay
- PADI dive centre
- Motorised and non-motorised water sports
- Complimentary excursions including snorkelling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island discovery and sunset fishing
- Kids’ Club with Camp Safari and E-Zone
- Babysitting service available upon request
- Complimentary wireless internet access
- Airport transfers operated either by seaplane direct from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport or by speedboat via Maamigili Airport, in the South Ari Atoll (depending on your arrival time)
- Island boutique
- The Club offering a relaxation area and swimming pool in an exclusive setting, along with a host of additional privileges
- Medical services and resident doctor
- Laundry services
- Foreign currency exchange
Restaurants & Bars
With our Ultimate All-Inclusive experience, your stay on our tropical island is absolutely carefree.
All your meals – and more – are included.
Sumptuous champagne breakfasts are available through mid-morning at Reef Restaurant, lunches and dinners are to be enjoyed at the Azurri Mare Italian Restaurant, the Suan Bua Thai restaurant or Reef Restaurant, and selected beverages are served from 10am until midnight. You will also enjoy daily afternoon teas and sundowner parties!