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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

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


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
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
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.


Room discount

Save up to 25% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 01 July -2018 - 30 April 2019 when staying for a minimum of 3 nights, booked by 31 July 2018.

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 offer

Please call our trusted advisers for further details.

Please note not all offers are combinable. 

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When Clubstaff is shining as strong as the sun
Tripadvisor review Nov 14 2018
If you want to relax, enjoy the Club and all the delicious food made by the chef Jithin Babu together with white beaches and the warm blue sea called paradise. Snorkling outside your own room or have...
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Tripadvisor review Nov 12 2018
We spent 4 days here last week in the sunset pool villa. The resort and villa is absolutely stunning! Paradise on earth indeed! If you enjoy snorkeling, this is the resort for you, b'cos of the...
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