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Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives


All Inclusive
Good for Couples
Child Friendly
Teenager Friendly
Family Suites
Hotel Villas
Private Pools
Swim Up Rooms

  • Stunning private island hideaway
  • Palm fringed beach and shimmering lagoon
  • Selection of water and beach villas, including family friendly options
  • The Kids’ Club and E-Zone teens’ club will keep everyone having fun

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a luxury sanctuary surrounded by tropical gardens and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s perfect for couples and families, offering a range of deluxe all inclusive accommodation including beach suites, water villas, and beachfront villas with a private plunge pool. Families will benefit from the deluxe Family Water Villas with additional security features, as well as the Kids’ Club and E-Zone teens club. Choose from a variety of treatments and massages at the Spa Cenvaree and emerge rejuvenated from this oceanfront haven for the senses.

Cool down in the infinity pool or relax on the powdery white sandy beach before sampling the array of water sports on offer. You will be spoilt for choice with a fine collection of restaurants featuring champagne breakfasts, Italian lunch, and Thai dinner in breathtaking settings. There are also plenty of excursions available, including exploring the coral reef and shipwreck just off the island, before returning to sit and watch the sunset with a signature cocktail.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–11 years. Sovereign does not accept children under the age of 13 in the water villa or over water categories. The hotel has 112 rooms.

All Inclusive – what's included

Champagne buffet breakfast in main restaurant, lunch either buffet-style (Asian and Western cuisine from live cooking stations) or at Thai or Italian restaurant. International themed buffet dinner and Teppanyaki in main restaurant or set dinner menus at Thai and Italian restaurants. Afternoon tea. Children's ice cream station.

Welcome champagne cocktail and nightly management cocktail reception with tapas.

Soft drinks, tea, coffee, and mineral water served all day.

House spirits, cocktails, house wine and house beer served at three bar areas between 10:00–midnight. Minibar replenished daily.

Non motorised watersports including pedal boats, canoes, windsurfing lessons, catamaran and snorkelling equipment.

Complimentary use of the gym and single use of tennis court.

Excursions include fishing trips, island hopping and sunset cruise.

Wi-Fi in rooms and across the resort.

USD $100 spa credit per adult per stay towards treatments.

Daily programme of kids' activities.


Bars & Restaurants

Azzuri Mare Restaurant

Sample the fresh catch of the day cooked in an Italian style alongside signature dishes, pizzas and pastas with a modern twist. Sit on the terrace and enjoy dreamy views of the lagoon and of the fast-paced open kitchen as you relax in family friendly surroundings.

Open: 12:30 – 14:30 and 19:00 – 22:00.

Reservations are required.

Reef Restaurant

Enjoy a champagne breakfast, a colourful buffet lunch or dinner featuring Asian and Western cuisine next to the swimming pool. Sit under the thatched roof in a classic island restaurant with garden and beach views and indulge in Teppanyaki at the live cooking stations and Teppanyaki table.

Open: 07:00 – 10:30, 12:00 – 14:30 and 19:00 – 22:00.

Advanced reservations are required for Teppanyaki dining.


Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or a nightcap and tasty snacks, while admiring the breath taking ocean and sunset views. Sit overwater and relax in beautiful surroundings or join in the celebrations at the Sundowner parties.

Open: 09:00 – 00:00.

Suan Bua

Dine in style beside the lotus pond, where you can choose from indoor and al fresco seating, and enjoy the spicy flavours of home cooked Thai cuisine. Sample authentic Pad Thai, grilled fish and stir-frys accompanied by mouth watering dips and sauces. 

Open: 12:00 – 14:30 and 19:00 – 22:00.

Advanced reservations are required for dinner.

Coal Bar and Lounge

Immerse yourself in one of the Maldives’ most entertaining lounge bars. Set on two floors, guests can select from games and pool tables on the mezzanine floor and an informal sand floor setting on the ground level. Enjoy thirst quenching drinks, cocktails or afternoon tea, while younger guests will adore the ice creams.

Open: 09:00 – 00:00.

The Club

Club guests can indulge in a secluded and intimate retreat featuring á la carte breakfasts, light lunches and sumptuous five course dinners with private, candlelit dining also available. Premium spirits, wines and refreshments are available throughout the day.

Open: 07:00 – 22:30.

Club benefits and exclusive access to the Club Lounge are available for guests staying in a Sunset Ocean Pool Villa or for a supplement.

Beach & Pools


A pristine, white sandy beach surrounds the island, providing the perfect setting to catch some rays, while the lush tropical jungle backdrop offers plenty of cool shade.


Take a dip in the luxurious infinity pool overlooking the ocean, while younger guests have their own children’s pool to make a splash in.

For Families

Kids' Club

Recently voted as Maldives’ most family friendly resort, the Centara Grand Island Resort offers superb facilities to keep children safe and entertained. Children aged four to nine can venture into Camp Safari to enjoy arts, crafts and water sports. Babysitting is also available.

For older children, exciting activities such as banana boating and tube rides await, alongside beach games and pool antics in a dedicated children’s swimming pool. 

Ages: 4 – 9 years or 10-17 years.


Spa & Wellness

Spa Cenvaree

Relax like never before and indulge in sheer pampering with daily treatments including body scrubs, massages and Vichy hydrotherapy within the spa’s oceanfront sanctuary for the senses. Couples and singles treatments are available and the rejuvenating Serenity Hydro Massage is not to be missed.

Fitness Centre

Yoga classes are available at the dedicated Yoga Pavilion, as well as the opportunity to keep fit in the state of the art Fitness Centre.

Activities & Entertainment

Daytime activities

Guests can choose from an array of beach sports, as well as volleyball, tennis and badminton. Fish Feeding at the Coral Bar at 6pm will appeal to all ages who will love to see the stingrays and reef sharks come for their dinner, or choose from Island Discovery Tours, Sunset Cruises, Snorkelling or Fishing Tours and explore the beautiful islands of the Maldives.


Immerse yourself in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean with a choice of water sports, including water skiing, canoeing and pedal boats.

The PADI Dive Centre offers facilities for all diving abilities, as well as snorkelers, and will take you to the house reef, lagoon and shipwreck site which is home to turtles, whale sharks, parrot fish and manta rays.

About the location
The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is set on its own private island within the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives. This archipelago of over 1,000 islands is grouped into 26 beautiful atolls dotted in the Indian Ocean. The underwater world includes stunning coral formations, colourful marine life and undersea geography like no other. If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land then soak up the sun on your own private beach looking out to sea.

The Centara Grand Island Resort can be easily accessed from Male and Maamigili Airports. A world of exploration is on your doorstep with a house reef and sunken shipwreck site making it a mecca for divers.
Transfer time
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is 25 minutes by sea plane from Male Airport or 15 minutes by speedboat from Maamigili Airport.
Beach Suite

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Beach Suites measure approximately 87m² offering a lovely living room, king size bedroom on a mezzanine level and spacious bathroom with an outdoor shower. Facilities include air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary W-Fi, minibar and safe.


Deluxe Water Villa

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Water Villas measure 86m² offering spacious over-water accommodation with king-size or twin beds and bathroom with shower and bathtub with stunning ocean views. Facilities include air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar and safe.


Ocean Water Villa

Max 3 adults

Ocean Water Villas measure 110m² and offer spacious accommodation with direct access to the blue lagoon. Recently refurbished, the Ocean Water Villas feature a spacious bedroom with beautiful sea views, an airy bathroom with free-standing bath and a spacious terrace with large sunbed cushion, catamaran net and sitting and dining furniture. Facilities include air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary wifi, minibar and safe.


Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa One Bedroom

Max 2 adults

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villas One Bedroom measure 159m² and offer a stunning location just steps away from the beach as well as their very own plunge pool. The villas feature a king size bedroom on the mezzanine level as well as a living area and a spacious bathroom with indoor shower and an outdoor bathtub. Facilities include air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar and safe.


Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Two Bedroom

Max 4 adults, 1 child

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villas Two Bedrooms measure 159m² and feature a comfortable lounging area, two bedrooms (king size bedroom on the mezzanine level and smaller twin bedroom downstairs), bathroom with indoor shower and an outdoor bathtub and a terrace with plunge pool. Facilities include air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar and safe.


Deluxe Family Water Villa

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Family Water Villas measure 93m² and have been specifically designed for families, featuring a separate bedroom with bunk beds, secured access to the terrace and Playstation™ games. The family villas offer a spacious terrace with a large sunbed cushion and direct access to the sea, bedroom with king size bed and bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi® or free-standing bath. Facilities include air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar and safe.


Sunset Ocean Pool Villa

Max 3 adults

Sunset Ocean Pool Villas measure 110m² and offer a stunning beachfront location, spacious terrace with plunge pool and magnificent sunset views. The Villas feature a king-size bedroom and an airy bathroom with shower and free-standing bath and facilities include air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar and safe.


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Amazing customer service
Tripadvisor review Apr 02 2020
I am in the process of planning my honeymoon and I just wanted to say that this resorts customer service is one of the best. Emails are answered promptly and all questions that we have are being...
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Splendid resort with warm and professional staffs
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Tripadvisor review Mar 31 2020
We stayed at Centara for 7 nights at Sunset Ocean Pool villa no.61. Our family; 2 adults and 2 girls really enjoyed swimming in the ocean and the pool in front of our villa. There are many kinds of...
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