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Centara Grand Island


All inclusive

Surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the Centara Grand Island Resort is a luxurious hideaway for couples and families alike. Choose from a range of accommodation including Beach Suites, Water Villas and Beachfront Pool Villas with their very own plunge pools, and for added comfort upgrade to Club Access offering extra benefits. Dine in style in a choice of restaurants, making the most of the 'Ultimate All Inclusive' experience. Families will love the Deluxe Family Water Villas with additional security features as well as the kids' club and EZone for older children. Relax on the sandy beach, enjoy a rejuvenating massage at the Spa, discover the surrounding areas on one of many complimentary excursions and explore the underwater world with a house reef and shipwreck site just off the island. At the end of the day, admire the amazing sunset with a refreshing cocktail in hand.

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 day towards treatments. Daily programme of kids' activities.

  • Stunning private island location
  • Accommodation includes family water villas
  • White-sand beach with watersports centre
  • Kids’ club and EZone teens’ club
  • Three restaurants including Thai and Italian

Added value

Early booking discount 

Save up to 20% discount on the hotel price booked 90 days or more prior to arrival for holidays between 11 April 2018 - 30 April 2019 (offer not applicable to packages, diving programmes or on CLUB supplement).

Save up to 15% discount on the hotel price booked 60  - 89 days prior to arrival for holidays between 11 April 2018 - 30 April 2019 (offer not applicable to packages, diving programmes or on CLUB supplement).

Honeymoon and Anniversary offer 

Please call our trusted advisers for further details.




Bars & Restaurants

Azzuri Mare Restaurant

Opening Times:
Lunch: 12:30 - 14:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 22:30

Offering magnificent ocean views, the Azzuri Mare serves Italian cuisine and seafood specialities, including the 'catch of the day' and features an open kitchen.

Advance reservation is required for dinner.

Reef Restaurant

Opening Times:
Breakfast: 07:30 - 10:30
Lunch: 12:30 -14:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 22:00

Located by the swimming pool and overlooking the beach, the Reef serves International and local buffet with live cooking stations and a Teppanyaki table.

Advance reservation is required for teppanyaki dining.


Guests can relax at three bars in this resort. Aqua bar offers exciting cocktails in a beautiful setting, and the Coral Bar and Lounge serves drinks, afternoon tea and ice cream. The Club is available to guests who paid the Club supplement. It serves food all day as well as premium drinks.

Beach & Pools


The stunning white sand beach stretches around the island, providing plenty of space for sunbathing. Just behind the beach is the lush tropical jungle, providing shade to relax in.


Relax in the stunning infinity pool -  truly luxurious. For the little ones there's the children's pool.

For Families

Kids' Club

As the winner of the Maldives' Best Family Resort in 2012, 2013 and 2015, the resort offers great facilities for keeping little ones happy and safe. Children aged four to nine can join the Camp Safari, and teens aged 10-17 can enjoy the E-Zone. A babysitting service is also available.

Spa & Wellness

Spa Cenvaree & Fitness Centre

Guests can enjoy the ultimate in relaxation in this oceanfront Spa, which offers Thai massage, Vichy hydrotherapy and hot and cold plunge pools. Suites for both couples and singles are available. Treatments include the renewing Aromatic Coffee Scrub, or the rejunenating Serenity Hydro Massage.

The Fitness Centre offers scheduled yoga sessions on the beach, and boasts state of the art fitness machines.

Activities & Entertainment

Daytime activities

Guests can enjoy beach sports, volleyball, badminton and tennis. There are also well-equipted Fitness Facilities.

Fish feeding at the Coral Bar at 6pm is a must, the impressive stringrays and reef sharks are never late for dinner. 

A Sunset Cruise is another way to enjoy the amazing views of the Maldives, or alternatively try an Island Discover Tour.


Make sure you enjoy the azure waters of the Maldives, whether it's in a canoe or pedal boat. Dive deep with help from the PADI dive centre, or skim the surface of the water with snorkeling. The waters of the island are filled with incredible wildlife, from stingrays to reef sharks, and beautiful coral. 

About the location
Made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is the quintessential get-away-from-it-all destination. It's a one-hotel-per-island affair, with properties ranging from luxe hideaways with stylish restaurants and bars, to rustic-chic retreats that draw on traditional Maldivian design. 

The islands come with a natural colour scheme of green, white and blue - green for the glossy palms, white for the sugary sands, and blue for the photo-perfect lagoons that surround them. Beneath the waters things are just as spectacular, with colourful coral reefs and exotic sea life just a short swim from the beach. The Maldives is also home to some of the best scuba sites in the world, and hotels can arrange boat trips for keen divers.

Being surrounded by the sea means that fish (tuna in particular) is a key focus in Maldivian cuisine. Coconut is also used liberally - mixed into creamy curry sauces, sprinkled on top of salads and used in rich desserts. You'll also find plenty of dishes inspired by Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine.
Transfer time
25 minutes by sea plane from Male airport or 25 minutes by speedboat from Maamigili airport
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Honeymoon in paradise
CTong_1991, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review May 21 2018
When planning my honeymoon, I spent so long researching all the different Islands and resorts in the Maldives, to the point where I was disheartened as I didn't know which to pick from. However, I...
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Feels surreal's so idyllic!
pablonic3, Norwich
Tripadvisor review May 16 2018
The Centara Grand resort is beautiful, we arrived by seaplane to a very friendly welcome, we were tired but in taken aback at this amazing island. The beach or water bungalows are laid out with...
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