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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/20/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
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. The over-water villas enjoy their own sundeck with steps down to the multihued coral reefs. Special villas for families have bunk beds in a children’s area, and you can also enjoy the option of an overwater villa with plunge pool. Champagne breakfasts are served at Reef Restaurant. Lunches and dinners are to be enjoyed at Azurri Mare Italian Restaurant, Suan Bua Thai restaurant or Reef Restaurant. There are two bars on the island. The island offers activities at the age-specific kids’ clubs, water activities like banana boat and tube rides, water sports, and pool games by the children’s pool. 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
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Saranya P wrote a review May 24
17 contributions3 helpful votes
I visited here in 2020 before covid lockdown. I recomended to my dear mother. So we are here in May 2022 This paradise smiling and friendly staffs who give us the best service. The food is outstanding . We enjoyed and spent a lot of time ..relax ,talk and taste at the Reef restaurant. I can highly recommend this place and hope my good friends visit here soon. I and my family spent 4 nights in this paradise (Would be 7 days for next visit) Friendly and professional staff -khun Venky / Khun Peter / Khun Susitha is truly amazing. Khun Peter❤ took good care of us ..came to see us with beautiful smile. You are amazing manager that make my stay simply marvelous . I must mention and thank you khun Venky ❤for his kind and attention and real caring for all guests. I think he is very kind manager . Khun Peter and Khun Venky took good care of us and are the most efficient persons we have ever met. The little boy ,khun Sheen 💚at reef restarant also very active. Thank you Mr.Ahmed 💙at the sunset cruise . Thank you khun Ning and Khun Pat for all information and make me vey happy in 5 days Bless them all Love the bars , the rooms , the reef ... Overall Centara Grand Maldives is wonderful experience. Highly recommend ❤❤❤
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Saranya P, Thank you for your amazing review of your recent visit to Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. It is truly humbling to see you highlight so very many components of your visit – from the accommodation, to the activities and food, and finally, and perhaps most importantly, the service you received across the resort. We will also be sure to pass on your kind words to the awesome services provided by Khun Ning, Khun Peter, Khun Susitha, Khun Venky, Khun Sheen, Khun Pat and Mr. Ahmed and the team at-large. They will be delighted to know that they made such a positive and lasting impression on your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back, for the next chapter in your Centara WOW moments. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Karen C wrote a review May 23
Leeds, United Kingdom27 contributions24 helpful votes
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Our transfers from Male were fantastically quick and we were on resort in time for breakfast. We were met by John and introduced to Peter, the manager within minutes of arriving. After a quick tour courtesy of a golf buggy, we made our way to breakfast. We stayed in a beach duplex, which was amazing and the room was serviced by Rocky, who was an absolute star. The food available was varied with breakfast including the usual full English, danishes, breads, fruits, cereals etc. Lunch and dinner included Indian, Asian and a live cooking station as well as stews, fish and vegetables, finished with delicious desserts. We didn’t eat at the Thai restaurant, but we did have dinner at the Italian, which was delicious and a nice chsnge from the buffet. Big shout out to Sherry, who looked after us almost every day and also Aksmeer and Zum Zum and also the fabulous Thai greeter (didn’t get her name) who took us to our ‘permanent table’ every meal time. Peter took the time to chat to us every time he bumped into us, which was lovely. This was our 4th visit to the Maldives and our first to this resort, and this resort is our favourite so far. The reef here is lovely, albeit quite a distance and the drop is sensational. We saw both white and black tipped reef sharks, parrot fish, turtles and lots of various marine fish. We went on several trips and were lucky enough to swim with a whale shark, which was surreal. All told, we would highly recommend this resort and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Karen C, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful remarks for all our team members mentioned here. It’s always a pleasure to have you as our guest. We will be sure to share your comments with them, and the entire team will be happy to know that we made your holiday an amazing one! We hope to see you back in our "paradise" very soon. Until then, stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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ManojChoudhary2022 wrote a review May 23
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Services of staff at their individual levels were also Excellent and Marvelous. However, they were lacking in their services due to certain shortcomings of the management like non-availability of sufficient infrastructure etc.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear ManojChoudhary2022, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority, and we regret for falling short of meeting your overall expectations which made you decided to rate us as an average evaluation. We can say that the team had certainly tried their level best to please you within their capabilities this following a detailed review of your concerns and our staff had also anticipated your issues and initiated several service recovery whilst during your stay with us. Despite our best efforts, we sincerely hope that we will be able regain your confidence by welcoming you back to the island in the near future. We hope that you are keeping well and safe wherever you are now. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Sightseer631568 wrote a review May 22
Alibaug, India2 contributions
We stayed at Centara Grand for 4 nights and 5 days and had divided the stay between the beach resort and the ocean pool water villa. The resort is very aesthetically done and both the rooms were amazing with the best view possible. The resort also offers a lot of activities both indoor and outdoors. I Would recommend to go for an all inclusive package. The staff at the resort is very courteous especially Venky who manages F&B and Bell at the reception. Venky ensured that our stay was comfortable and was very proactive in reaching out to us. The bar tenders were also very courteous and always happy to serve. Only one suggestion would be that they should make cycles available to the guests as well as the rooms are far though they did help in meeting our steps target for the day.
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Dear Sightseer631568, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. We thank you for sharing your experience with us. It's wonderful to know that you have experience the warmth of our dedicated team. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon for another memorable stay! Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Kunal G wrote a review May 22
Dubai, United Arab Emirates32 contributions64 helpful votes
Our 2nd visit to this resort, exactly after 10 years. Was perfect then and same experience now. Our first trip was as a couple wherein we stayed at the water villa. This one was with our daughter, and opted to stay at the beach villa. Perfect option for a family esp as the villa provides great access to the beach (which is almost a lagoon given the break waters). Great option for non motorized sports which can be enjoyed with the family. The special factor is the great staff - Venky leading the way at Reef Restaurant (& everywhere) someone who goes the extra mile and more for all guests, Reef provides ample options for veg & non veg, team is well supported by Chef Maqsud (with his hot & tasty variety of naans & rotis), Huny, Mohamed, Naa taking care of each & every requirement, SATISH & Hutu at the coral bar, Rajib who did a great job in keeping our villa spic & span. Apart from this the Italian and Thai restaurants offer Alacarte options , although limited menu. A special mention for Michele who went out of her way to make the little one comfortable and arranged for her favorite ice cream flavor at the Buffett, and lastly Noor who with his affable smile seamlessly welcomed us and arranged for our drop off on our last day.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: The all inclusive is a good option esp if you are planning to stay for longer period. Best to...
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Dear Kunal G, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Thank you for your excellent review. We're thrilled to know your time with us was so amazing! We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. It's not surprising that our team members took such wonderful care of you and made you feel so special and belong. They are important members of our team and thank you for mentioning Venky, Chef Masud, Hunaidh, Mohamed, Naa, Sathish, Huhthu, Rajib, Mitchel and Nur. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience. Have a beautiful day! Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Saravana Prakash wrote a review May 22
Coimbatore, India1 contribution
Trip was awesome except for water sports by a co called Best Dives. Peddle boat, submarine, motor boat none were in working condition. Parasailing was near death experience as the rope cut off while ascending. Luckily survived without injuries. Property is serene. In house reef had lot to explore. Food, ocean villas n beach villas and other Services were excellent. Resident manager Peter, f&b Venky, Aqua Bar Satish are the guys to look out for in the resort. They made our holiday super special with their service. Overall a great n most memorable holiday.. Except for the water sport part..
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Saravana Prakash, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. First of all, we appreciate your feedback. We are very sorry that your recent experience at the water sports was not a pleasant one. We strive to deliver the best service and safety precaution possible to every one of our customers and will ensure they are shared with the relevant teams as part of our ongoing effort to improve. We all hope that you took away some fond memories of your time on this amazing island and we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Somaiah C wrote a review May 22
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to begin our trip when we landed in Male Ilana Intl Airport we had a warm welcome by Mr. Jerry of Centara Travel desk, he made us very comfortable and provided good service till we get the shuttle bus transport to TMA. after a while boarded in TMA sea plane to reach Centara Grand Resort. Again there was a warm welcome from the Staff and MR.Asim took us and briefed about.it was a awesome experience. we Met a couple of gentlemen ( Mr.U.Venky & Mr.Kumar )who had greeted us and taken care about the the food and breweries and they were so caring like made us comfortable and homely feeling till we return and we are very thank full to them. One more important thing I have personally experienced during the last day of stay and about travelling formalities like getting Air Suvida and IMUGA form filling and uploading in the last minute at late night busy duty hrs Mr.Mohammaed Iqbal helped out of the way and made our return journey easy, we thankful to him. finally last but not the least, entire centara grand island staffs are very kind and provided very good hospitality for example, wedding anniversary surprise room Decoration with lovely cake Etc. we definitely look forward and we share the memorable holiday experience among our friends. best wishes.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Somaiah C, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay. We are glad that we were able to accommodate an amazing experience for you here in the Maldives. We consistently try to improve the quality of services that we offer. Thank you for staying at our little slice of paradise, and we hope that you will consider us for your next vacation! Be well, stay safe and take care wherever you are. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Sayali wrote a review May 21
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I did scuba diving for the very first time with Stefania at the PADI Centre at Centara Grand, Maldives and it was an extraordinary experience! She is an amazing and passionate instructor who expertly guides you through the entire process and really supports you underwater. She also has in-depth knowledge about the whole process and you feel really comfortable with exploring a new terrain!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Sayali, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. What an honor it is to be among your favorite destinations. The entire Centara family appreciate your thoughtful words to our resort and we hope we will continue to be your first thought when planning for your trips to come. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic experience, and we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation of your support towards our brand. Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Frank Wilhelmi wrote a review May 21
Hainburg, Germany4 contributions
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To start we can say that this was the best holiday we have had. Of course the Maldives are a great destination, but the hotel and all the staff at Grand Centara were just perfect. When we arrived at the airport, we were welcomed and the transfer to the hotel worked perfectly. The rooms (we had a beach villa) are very nice, there is an outside and an inside shower, the bedroom is upstairs, the terrace is very nicely furnished with a couch and pillows. The room service was very good, it was cleaned several times a day if you wanted it, the bar was refilled every day and of course there were also very pretty towel animals with nice messages. The food was really very good and of high quality. Likewise the drinks. There were only good brands and so everything tasted so good, from coffee to cocktails. The pool and the area around it were very nicely laid out. For snorkeling you could swim from several places as well as across the beach to the reef. But what made our holiday so exceptional was the perfect service and the warmth of all the employees. It doesn't matter whether it's room service, bartender or restaurant manager or the resort manager, you were treated so politely and courteously that you felt very welcome and as a special guest. A very special thank you at this point to Venky - you fulfilled our every wish in a very professional and cordial manner and always made everything possible. A thank you also to Anil - our super bartender, great class !! We will be back definitely. See you soon guys Mirja & Frank
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Frank Wilhelmi, Thank you very much for taking the time to share the highest rating for us and your feedback following your recent stay here at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. We are very glad to hear your appreciation for our team. It is our main goal to deliver nothing but the best and create an unforgettable experience for our valued guests. Thank you for letting us know that we were able to make your stay even more beautiful. We are looking forward to extend another Centara experience with you, here on our chic paradise once again in the near future. In the meantime, stay safe! Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Jason J wrote a review May 20
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Thank you to all the staff at the Centara Grand in the Maldives. We have just returned from a 10 night stay at the resort. Although the weather could have been better. The staff were fantastic. A special mention to our room attendant Amanulla, we never had to ask for anything. He was on the ball from start to finish. Also Lax and Anil from the Coral Bar, again looked after us very well with our drinks and special food requests. Last but not least to Venky, a true gentleman who knows what you want from a holiday. Nothing was to much trouble. Once again thank you all for looking after us so well.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Jason J, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Thank you for taking the time to post this feedback and we are glad that you chose to spend time with us. We hope that you have enjoyed our products and services and we were delighted to be at your service. Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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PRICE RANGE
$322 - $820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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centara grand island resort and spa, centara grand island hotel centara grand island
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollMachchafushi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
112
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Frequently Asked Questions about Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coral Bar & Lounge, REEF, and Suan Bua Thai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.05 miles away from the center of Machchafushi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Hindi, and Thai.
Does Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.