Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is an exceptional holiday destination, boasting beautiful beaches and sparkling water. A range of accommodations such as beach suites, overwater villas and pool suites is offered here for your stay.

The Ultimate All-Inclusive rate at our resort offers accommodation, meals and drinks from three restaurants at the resort as well as daily excursions and water sports activities – perfect for families! Children are always welcome!


Beachfront rooms and water villas here feature a distinctly contemporary aesthetic, making this resort something of an outlier in terms of Maldivian hospitality. Still, nature still plays an integral part here with plenty of gorgeous coral reefs and sunken shipwrecks for exploration. There’s also plenty of amenities including full spa services, an impressive fitness center built over water and even an infinity pool to admire!

This resort takes all-inclusive to an entirely new level, making it an excellent choice for families. This option covers everything from meals and spa services in main restaurants to diving trips and even offers kids’ clubs for added fun as well as nightly entertainment!

No matter which room option is selected for a family stay, two-bedroom beachfront pool villas stand out as particularly great. Sleeping four people comfortably, they feature hardwood floors with blue and orange throw pillows to complete the modern aesthetic, rainfall shower heads, a soaker tub, satellite TV channels, as well as other modern amenities.

Location Located on Machchafushi Island, this hotel provides an ideal place to discover local culture. There are a number of popular bars and restaurants close by as well as the beach; Ayada Maldives and Equator Village Maldives can both be reached within driving distance.

This resort features an outstanding kids’ club, game room, and freshwater swimming pool for enjoying relaxation or swimming activities. There are three restaurants at this hotel including one buffet restaurant and two a la carte restaurants offering Thai and Italian food respectively; in addition to this guests can also take advantage of two bars located within it.


This resort takes top honors for design, combining an overwater villa experience with palm-fringed beach and an ocean-facing spa built over water. Additionally, this family-oriented destination features an extensive kids club as well as excursions* such as visits to an offshore shipwreck.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives sits on its own private island, and exudes modernity thanks to a mix of colorful modern decor and traditional resort elements like high ceilings and thatched palm roofs. Though certain aspects could use an update (dingy shower grout and an aged tennis court for instance), a major renovation was undertaken in 2014.

Reef restaurant serves a delicious combination of Asian and Western cuisines in its buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner service – including seafood, stunning salads, fiery woks/teppanyaki grills/grills as well as sinfully delicious desserts! Additionally, SUAN BUA serves Thai cuisine in an idyllic setting overlooking a lotus pond; and Azzuri Mare provides Italian fare with dining by the water available as additional dining options.

Ultimate All-Inclusive offers an all-inclusive resort rate, covering meals and beverages at all three restaurants, snacks at two bars, most minibar items and room service – the only additional costs being premium alcoholic drinks and certain menu items at a la carte eateries.

Families should note that this resort is one of the few in the Maldives offering overwater villas designed specifically to accommodate children; most resorts opt for adult-only overwater villas for safety reasons. Their Deluxe Family Water Villa can sleep five guests, providing kid-friendly amenities like bunk beds, PlayStation game consoles, and locks to prevent toddlers from crawling off of its patio.

Notable aspects of the resort include its wide array of amenities and activities, as well as its friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi can be found throughout all rooms; there’s also a gym with sauna and steam baths as well as the Aqua Spa which features hydrotherapy pools, sand-bottom lagoon pools, massage services, shuttle service to/from airport and front desk for tours around islands.


Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives provides guests with all-inclusive rates that include accommodations, meals, drinks and daily excursions. Active travelers can utilize its state-of-the-art gym, while those looking for relaxation may book a spa massage treatment or use its luxurious kids club and activities before exploring nearby reefs.

The resort’s 112 villas adorning its lagoon span different styles. Beachfront suites provide ideal accommodations for families while overwater rooms provide direct access to vibrant coral reefs. Pool villas come equipped with private plunge pools. In addition, all features such as flat screen TVs, rainfall shower heads and soaker tubs come standard in each villa.

At this resort, guests will discover an array of dining options, from buffets to two a la carte restaurants specializing in seafood: Reef and Azzuri Mare respectively. Coral Bar also provides afternoon tea and coffee, and both Bar & Lounge and Club Lounge feature cocktail services for an enjoyable dining experience.

Are You Wanting to Explore Maldives Feynman’s Reef? For those who wish to do just that, Maldives Feynman’s Reef offers many exciting excursions such as dolphin-watching tours, fishing expeditions and exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site! Additionally, kayaking, windsurfing and waterskiing activities can also be found within this resort.

Due to an outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Thailand, this property will take measures to safeguard both guests and staff; some services may be reduced or unavailable as necessary.

Heavily renovated in 2014, this resort offers a vibrant interior combining contemporary decor with traditional Maldivian elements such as high ceilings and thatched palm roofs. At its wellness spa, guests can unwind with relaxing massage therapies accompanied by music tailored for relaxation. Furthermore, there’s a gym as well as plenty of spaces available for group activities, business meetings or weddings; while those seeking alone time may use steam bath, sauna and hot tub services at the spa.


Maldives is an Indian Ocean archipelago composed of over 2,000 islands that live up to their reputation of screensaver-worthy beauty and dream-inducing paradise. Resorts in Maldives usually boast private beaches strewn with turquoise water from every direction and offer more than just sleeping accommodations; many also provide recreational activities and services on-site.

Built in 2009, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives features 112 luxurious guestrooms that blend in seamlessly with their natural environment. Surrounded by South Ari Atoll’s blue waters, the resort is an idyllic barefoot paradise, complete with palm-fringed beach and shimmering lagoon that provide the ideal island holiday.

All-inclusive rates offer meals and drinks, spa credit, water sports activities, daily 30-minute massages, fitness studio access, free Wi-Fi connectivity and airport transfer service. In addition, this property boasts its very own full-service spa called SPA Cenvaree offering treatments such as facials and couples massages for guests to indulge in.

Reef, the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, serves breakfast and lunch daily; for more relaxed dining options, the poolside Suan Bua is available; there is also a bar/lounge where guests can enjoy afternoon tea/cocktails; room service is also provided if preferred.

Central Grande Island is a beloved tourist destination and an ideal diving spot. Snorkelers will find an kaleidoscope of color in its house reef while divers can explore an underwater shipwreck off its coast. Vilamendhoo Resort in this area is also popular with families.

The ideal way to reach this resort from Male is via scenic seaplane transfer, taking 25 minutes in total. Prior to their trip, guests should send arrival and departure flight details at least five days in advance to avoid baggage restrictions on seaplane rides; please also note that baggage restrictions apply during these transfers; for further inquiries contact the property directly. This resort welcomes children of all ages; however certain activities have age restrictions or require parental or guardian signature on a waiver form before engaging.

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