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.
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.With our Ultimate All-Inclusive concept, your stay on our tropical island is absolutely carefree, with dining, rejuvenating, playing and exploring all included.
Map & Location
Our island is set within the South Ari Atoll, and can be accessed by seaplane from Male International Airport, or by a domestic flight from the airport to the domestic Maamigili Airport, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort.
A world of exploration is at your doorstep, with our own house reef and, just off the reef, a dedicated sunken shipwreck. The resort is the first in the South Ari Atoll to be awarded Green Fins certification, a programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Reef-World Foundation that recognises environmentally responsible diving.
Villas / Accommodation
Weatherboard villas connected by timber walkways, thatched-roof buildings, a white-sand beach and sparkling lagoon are the setting for your stay on the island. The accommodation is spacious, with villa sizes up to 159 square metres, and the light interior décor with splashes of bright colour enhances the airy feeling and the comfort of the living areas. Outside your window, the lagoon is a calm blue that merges with the blue of the sky. You will find this the perfect place to dream the day away.
The option of suites and villas allows a choice that is most suitable for you, with beachfront suites having a mezzanine level and providing an attractive option for families, and the villa choice offering ideal accommodation for any need, and including the option of your own private plunge pool.
Set on stilts over crystal clear waters, the over-water villas enjoy their own sundeck with steps down to the multihued coral reefs, spacious living areas and stunning views. Special villas for families have bunk beds in a children's area, ensuring that everyone has space and privacy, and childproof locks to the terrace.
Take a walk on the white sand beach just outside your Beach Suite, and enjoy the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Our Beach Suites offer prime island living, where you can enjoy a spacious area of 87 s...
Open the door to the endless horizon, unwind on your private sundeck, or enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the warm lagoon. Set on the northern side of the island, the Deluxe Water Villas are spacious...
Take in sublime views from these newly refurbished villas set on the western end of the island. Designed for lagoon living, each villa has an ample terrace for lounging and basking in the sun, a sea-g...
With white sand fringed by crystal clear waters just outside your Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa, you can indulge in barefoot luxury and enjoy abundant living space in your 159-square-metre villa, with ...
With fresh interiors that blend harmoniously with the natural environment and their own beachfront, these expansive 159-square-metre pool villas are ideal for families travelling to the Maldives with ...
Cool off in your own 12-square-metre plunge pool with views across the ocean or enjoy fantastic snorkelling, only a few steps down from your terrace. These villas on the western end side of the island...
Those longing for an extra touch of indulgence will enjoy dining in the exclusive setting and convenience of The Club. Designed as a secluded and intimate retreat for our Club guests, The Club serves a la carte breakfast, nutritionally balanced light lunches and five-course dinners with the option of a private, candlelit setting. Premium spirits and wines are served with our compliments throughout the day, along with refreshments and tea and coffee.Club benefits and exclusive access to the Club Lounge are available for guests staying in a Sunset Ocean Pool Villa or at a supplement.
CORAL BAR & LOUNGE
Experience one of the most entertaining lounge bars in Maldives. Built on two storeys, with pool tables and games on the mezzanine level and a casual sand-floor setting on the ground floor, Coral Bar & Lounge is located just off the swimming pool deck.Relax in style, indulge in our complimentary afternoon tea, or simply enjoy thirst-quenching drinks, wines, and cocktails at any time of the day or night. Kids will love our daily afternoon ice creams.
Take the short walk to Aqua, one the island"s best spots to lay back and admire spectacular ocean views and sunsets. Laze in comfort and tranquillity as you sip your favourite cocktail and enjoy light bites and snacks. Set overwater, opposite Azzuri Mare on the western side of the island, Aqua is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or a nightcap. Sundowner parties are held daily.
Set next to a lotus pond, and offering both indoor and al fresco seating, Suan Bua serves the tangy, spicy flavours of authentic home-style Thai cuisine. Our chefs recreate recipes from the four regions of Thailand with famous dishes like pad Thai, som tam and tom yum kung, and fresh fish and shellfish steamed, grilled or stir-fried and served with delicious sauces and dips. Vegetarian food is an important part of Thai cuisine, and creative vegetarian dishes are available.
The fresh catch of the day prepared Italian style, along with Italian signature dishes and flavour-filled pastas and pizzas are enjoyed at Azzuri Mare, with its dreamy views across the lagoon. Along with its ocean views the restaurant provides plenty of visual action with its open kitchen, and the a la carte menu and set menus feature vegetarian options. Couples and families alike will find Azzuri Mare an atmospheric spot.
Next to the swimming pool and overlooking the beach, the Reef with its thatched roof is a classic island restaurant. Begin your day here with a champagne breakfast! Reef, along with breakfast, serves lunch and dinner with expansive and colourful buffets that feature dishes with Western and Asian influences.Live cooking stations and a Teppanyaki table* add to the conviviality. Dining options for vegetarians are also available.
Extraordinary underwater visibility and exceptionally varied marine life mean that scuba diving does not come better than at the Maldives.
Our island has its own PADI dive centre, where our expert team will coach beginners or help the more experienced divers to hone their skills.
Diving trips are arranged to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives, where you will be able to explore vast reef formations, thrilling channels, undersea hills, coral-filled thilas and caves, and swim amongst a huge variety of colourful fish.
It is our aquatic mission to offer a varied range of water sports, and we have options for guests of all ages and preferences, with windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, canoeing and pedal boats amongst the attractions.
Snorkelling is a wonderful and easy way to glimpse the varied life beneath the waves, and if you are unsure of venturing out on your own, our team will be happy to teach you.
Non-motorised water sports are included in the Ultimate All-Inclusive programme, while the motorised water sports and wakeboarding are provided at a supplement.
Relax like never before, indulge in sheer pampering and emerge rejuvenated at Spa Cenvaree, our oceanfront sanctuary for the senses.
Enjoy daily treats at the spa with the resort's Ultimate All-Inclusive experience. Each adult guest receives daily credits of USD 100 to redeem for a choice of body scrubs, and massages including foot massage, Indian head massage, facial massage and upper back massage.
There are suites for singles and couples, along with an outdoor overwater venue dedicated to Thai massage, facilities for Vichy hydrotherapy and hot and cold plunge pools. Scheduled yoga sessions are available beachside and at the fitness centre.
Treatments inspired by Ayurvedic and Thailand's well-being heritage and modern rejuvenation practices, along with couple spa journeys are available from a full spa menu.
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