Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa All-Inclusive – Maldives

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An all-inclusive Maldives resort featuring 62 water villas in addition to 42 island rooms and suites, the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a well-regarded 4-star private-island hotel. Even the normal all-inclusive service is luxurious, but the Centara also has its Island Club level where guests pay extra for access to another restaurant, food & drink choices, and another pool area.

The water villas are all quite large, even by Maldives standards, and all include a Jacuzzi spa and rain shower in the bathroom. Each also has a separate living room and private deck, and the larger ones have a 2-level sundeck. For a premium all-inclusive experience, the Centara Grand Island Resort is certainly worth consideration.

Location

The Centara Grand Island Resort is located in South Ari Atoll (Alifu Atoll), about 80 kilometers southwest of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.

Rooms/villas/suites

10 Deluxe Water Villas

  • Beds: 1 king or 2 twins
  • Area: 936 sq ft (87 m²)
  • Jacuzzi Spa and heavenly rain shower

8 Deluxe Water Villas – Island Club

  • Beds: 1 king or 2 twins
  • Area: 936 sq ft (87 m²)
  • Jacuzzi Spa and heavenly rain shower
  • Premium all-inclusive

10 Deluxe Family Water Villas

  • Beds: 1 king and 2 bunk beds in partioned area
  • Area: 1,001 sq ft (93 m²)
  • Jacuzzi Spa and heavenly rain shower

20 Luxury Sunset Water Villas

  • Beds: 1 king and 1 twin
  • Area: 1,184 sq ft (110 m²)
  • Jacuzzi Spa and heavenly rain shower
  • 2-level private sundeck

14 Luxury Sunset Water Villas – Island Club

  • Beds: 1 king and 1 twin
  • Area: 1,184 sq ft (110 m²)
  • Jacuzzi Spa and heavenly rain shower
  • 2-level private sundeck
  • Premium all-inclusive

42 Island rooms and suites

Special room features

  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: Flat screen TV with international channels
  • Room service: 24 hours
  • Furnished living room area
  • Bathroom with bathtub or personal Jacuzzi Spa and heavenly rain shower
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Comfortably furnished terrace
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Smoke-detector
  • IDD line telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea & coffee making facilities

Rates

  • Low season online specials from US$1,005 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,131 per night


*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$530 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Reef – Asian & Western Cuisine
  • Lotus – Thai Cuisine
  • Azzuri Mare Seafood Restaurant
  • Coral – Cocktails, Wines, Bar & Lounge
  • Aqua – Over Water Bar with Snacks, & Drinks
  • Island Club – Exclusive Club Lounge & Refreshments

Resort features

  • Dive and Water Sports Centre (including sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, and other water sport activities)
  • Beach front swimming pool
  • Island Club pool
  • Childrens pool
  • Leisure boats for hire
  • Island Club
  • Sports & Fitness Centre including tennis court, beach sport area, and other recreational facilities

Spa

SPA Cenvaree is a luxury full-service facility offering a wide range of treatments.

Nearby activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Night Fishing

What the reviews say

The Centara Grand Island Resort gets generally excellent reviews from nearly every past guest. The size and luxury of the rooms get high marks, as do the service and staff in general. The food is rated highly for quality and variety, which isn’t something that is typical at all-inclusive resorts. The snorkeling is also a positive experience with many guests raving about both the water and sea life.

Those who paid extra from the premium Island Club area seemed quite happy with the additional restaurant, pool, food, and activities, but even those who passed on it felt they had plenty of choices and got great value. The Centara Grand Island Resort appears to be a very solid choice among all-inclusive Maldives hotels in its price range.

Getting there

To reach the Centara Grand Island Resort you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff who will put you on a sea-plane for the 25-minute flight to the small island where the resort lies.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Centara Grand Island Resort

Photo Gallery of the Centara Grand Island Resort