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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 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Wifi
Hot tub
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 cofffee
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
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian and 3 more
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Fiona wrote a review Nov 28
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Just returned from this fabulous island,we stayed in a beach villa on the opposite side of the island to the restaurant the villa was modern well equipped and in a perfect location, it was like having the whole beach to ourselves,perfect for our 25th anniversary trip. The only way to get to the island is by seaplane,which is a must .the whole transfer was a little chaotic but once on the island we settled in with the help from the team. There are 3 restaurants on the island and a private club area.the 2 bars were great the reef bar hand a bit more going on the the coral bar was perfect for a sundowner cocktail. We didn't try the the 2 smaller restaurants as the main restaurant had an excellent choice of food from breakfast to lunch and into dinner, allways some different to choose from.we are big fans of Indian and Asian cuisine and even the head chef cooked us a special 5 cource meal, Which brings me to the waiting staff the really made our holiday special,special thanks to norbelyn for her special desserts,and to johnathon for all the little chats and joke,but in particular to Hussain you went out of his way every day to make things special,too many staff to mention all of them, but they all did a fantastic jobs.if it's 5 star luxury you after this island has it all As a note we stayed in number 33 bungalow and think it was probably one of the best situated accommodation
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Fiona, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. What a lovely review you have shared with us. It is truly heartening to see that our incredible island and exceptional service, and most importantly, the dedication of our team members made for such a memorable experience. We will be sure to let them know of your words of praise and we thank you on their behalf. We await your return eagerly for more fabulous memories at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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paridhid2017 wrote a review Nov 27
Dwarka, India1 contribution
Centra grand is a picturesque landscape! Providing best experience to a family/couple/friends.. there is something or the other irrespective which category you fall under. Starting from stay.. which is luxurious - for both beach villa and water villa… To food… to satiate Indian palatte including kids.. Kids club.. which provides amazing option for kids up till 10-11years… it was a saviour For us by the way.. our child spend hours there… allowing us to indulge in adventure sport Adventure sport to picture perfect beaches/ places… Special thanks to Norbelyn… who ensured that our stay was comfortable from the moment we landed on island and our way back to home… it was a delight … thank u team Centara for providing us with best of the experience!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear paridhid2017, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. It's always a pleasure having the opportunity to serve you. Thank you so much for your positive feedback and good vibes. It means so much when our best customers share their experiences and we're glad that we were able to meet your expectations! We're happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit. Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Katrina F wrote a review Nov 27
3 contributions
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We stayed at Centara Grand to celebrate our honeymoon, travelling from the UK. We were really happy with all aspects of our stay and thoroughly enjoyed our fortnight at the resort. Key highlights - outstanding service from Firaz and Anil in the Aqua bar. Everyday they were there with our drinks served as we arrived and always had a big smile on their faces. Nothing was too much trouble and they really made our stay. - our beach bungalow. Loved the facilities, quality and the fact we had the beach as our front garden! Kept lovely and tidy throughout our stay by Rajib. - the a la cartes were great. Particular the service and food at the Thai. We really enjoyed the crispy fish starter. - the buffet always had excellent choice and a good rotation for variety, particularly curry corner. - we were really impressed by the wine list compared to a standard all inclusives. Great choice - we visited the spa on my birthday and they went the extra mile to make it special, noticing my date of birth on the booking. Felt like a queen so thank you. Only areas of improvement was when ordered from the premium menu on my birthday in the Italian and there was a mix up with the order based on what was listed on the menu. The service was slow to resolve and we had to speak to reception about how a particular waiter handled it. If you want drinks service through the day you have to base next to the pool. Logistically I imagine it'd be tricky to get along the beaches so expect to have to go for a potter to the bars if you do want drinks. Thanks again to all the staff at Centara for making our honeymoon really special.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Katrina F, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Thank you for your amazing five-star review. It was a delight to be your home away from home in the Maldives during this challenging times. We could not be more pleased that your stay at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives was unforgettable from beginning to end. We appreciate your compliments regarding Firaz, Anil and Rajib and we will certainly pass along your kind words in recognition of their hard work. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Be safe wherever you are. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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rachelbintwayne wrote a review Nov 26
Medan, Indonesia39 contributions3 helpful votes
To be honest it wasn’t all perfect at the start but they made up for it by the end. I was stressed as I did get confirmation of my seaplane till a few hours before flying there but…one we arrived things were great. Check in was relaxing. Scuba at BestDives Maldives on site with Stefania amazing. The focaccia bread and pastries by Norbelyn and her chocolate cake- amazing! Thank you ……the private moonlight dinner……the dedication of the hospitality staff and the the servers. Don’t miss the teppanyaki where Mustafa will make you feel welcomed.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear rachelbintwayne, Greetings from Centara Grand island Resort & Spa Maldives. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us. We're grateful for your honest feedback and we're glad you feel we're on the right track. We're so glad we were able to make your stay with us an amazing one. We'll be sure to relay your message to Stefania, Chef Norbelyn and Chef Mustafa for their great hospitality. We hope to see you again soon! Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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Shamee B wrote a review Nov 24
Hong Kong, China7 contributions4 helpful votes
The resort is beautiful - everything that you expect from a luxury five star hotel on a stunning beach island in the Maldives. But the people are even better. There is nothing that is too much trouble. From delicious cocktails made by Sateesh and Lax. To the wonderful people that serve you in restaurant. Hamza was absolutely attentive and went beyond the call of duty remembering our daily breakfast drinks and what the children liked eating. The head chef Manoj And his team of chefs are genuinely are talented individuals. Bringing out delicious food every night catering to everyone’s needs. The Thai and Italian restaurant make an excellent choice for evening meals if you fancy something other than the delicious spread of mixed Continental buffet. One of our highlights was the wonderful pastry chef Norbelyn. She made lovely deserts for the kids on a daily basis and came to have a little chat with us, giving us updates of where the turtles and other reef animals could be seen. We also used the spa which was divine- so luxurious and June is extremely an experienced practitioner. The front of house Pat allowed use to have real Flexibility with our accommodation, as we had initially booked half our holiday in a villa on the beach with a private pool and the other half of a or holiday we had planned to spend time on the water villa. We decided last minute that it that the we’re having more fun kids to remain on the beach with a private pool and Pat was able to organise this for us to remain where. Although on the last night we did stay in the water villa. I can’t wait to see you soon Centara!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Shamee B, Greetings from Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Thank you so much for this 5-star review on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate you being a guest and helping to share the word about us. We’re here for you anytime. We will share this with the team, and to let them know to keep up the amazing work, especially to all our colleagues mentioned here. Stay safe and take care. Regards, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Team and Management
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PRICE RANGE
$736 - $2,272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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 Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, and Filipino.
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.