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Centara Grand Resort & Spa, South Ari Atoll

Set foot in a palm fringed paradise with a glistening lagoon amidst a natural setting. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives boasts of offering the perfect island getaway for couples, honeymooners, babymooners and family, alike. The resort is a seaplane and a speedboat ride away from the Male airport.

Features:

  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Children’s pool
  • Overwater fitness centre
  • Facilities for enjoying badminton and volleyball
  • PADI dive centre
  • Motorised and non-motorised water sports
  • Kids’ Club with Camp Safari and E-Zone
  • Babysitting service available upon request
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Island boutique
  • Medical services and resident doctor
  • Laundry services
  • Foreign currency exchange

*Airport transfers operated either by seaplane direct from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport or by speedboat via Maamigili Airport, in the South Ari Atoll (depending on your arrival time)

  • All-inclusive Plan

    Elevate your holiday with an all-inclusive stay at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Enjoy daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and premium beverages in an attractive value.

  • Stay-in

    Timbered walkways, colonial-style buildings, spacious villas set over water, thatched roofs, distinctive ultra-modern facilities and amenities makes Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives a true island paradise. While the beachfront suites have a mezzanine level, the over water villas offer the option of private plunge pools. And the host of amenities brings absolute convenience to your fingertips. 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.

    *Children 12 years old and above are classed as adults

    Beach Suite

    The Beach Suite of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives showcases prime island living. Enjoy a spacious area with a relaxing living room, a king bedroom on the mezzanine level and an expansive bathroom with an outdoor shower. Direct access to the beach from the stay-in option allows guests to take a walk on the white sandy beaches along the overlapping waves of the turquoise waters of the lagoon at their will and fancy.

    Features:

    • King bedroom on the mezzanine floor
    • Bathroom with outdoor shower
    • Direct access to the beach
    • Complimentary wireless internet access
    • Free minibar items
    • Flat-screen TVs
    • DVD player
    • IDD telephone line
    • Individually controlled air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

    Deluxe Water Villa

    Set on stilts over crystal clear waters, the Deluxe Water Villas at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives enjoy their own sundeck with direct steps leading down to the multihued coral reefs. A soothing décor of white with splashes of vibrant colours brings life in this stay-in option. Ample natural light in the whole villa, spacious living areas and stunning views epitomises these accommodation choices as a favourite among honeymooners.

    Features:

    • King-size bed
    • Bathroom featuring a shower
    • Bathtub with ocean views
    • Private Sundeck with sunbeds & loungers
    • Direct steps leading to the lagoon from the terrace
    • Rattan and hardwood furnishings
    • Complimentary wireless internet access
    • Free minibar items
    • Flat-screen TVs
    • DVD player
    • IDD telephone line
    • Individually controlled air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

    Deluxe Family Water Villa

    Perfect for a family of 4, the Deluxe Family Water Villa of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives offers ample living space along with a children’s sleeping area with bunk beds and PlayStation video games, and secured access to the terrace for safety of the little ones. Unobstructed ocean views and direct steps leading to the lagoon makes staying in these villa simply mesmerising.

    Features:

    • King sized bedroom
    • Bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi or free-standing bathtub
    • Expansive terrace with direct access through steps to the lagoon
    • Children sleeping area
    • Complimentary wireless internet access.
    • Flat-screen TVs with international channels and in-room movies
    • DVD player
    • IDD telephone line
    • Individually controlled air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Free minibar items
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

    Ocean Water Villa

    Open your Ocean Water Villa’s door to endless horizons, unwind on your private sundeck, or enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the warm lagoon through steps directly from the terrace at the opulent Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Ample living spaces with natural light seeping in from every side of the villa, makes this stay-in, one of the most romantic options to live in. These villas are newly furbished and gives guests’ the choice of a private dinner on the outdoor terrace.

    Features:

    • Sea-gazing, king sized bedroom
    • Terrace with loungers and sunbeds
    • Direct steps to the lagoon
    • Airy bathroom with shower
    • Freestanding bathtub.
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Free minibar items
    • Flat-screen TVs with international channels and in-room movies
    • DVD player
    • IDD telephone line
    • Individually controlled air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Coffee machine plus tea and coffee making facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

    Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa 2 Bedroom

    Ideal for small groups, the Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa 2 Bedroom of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is an out an out emblem of barefoot luxury and abundant living spaces. This grand stay-in option comes packed with its own plunge pool and a terrace perfect for lazy days. Wooden interiors and white hues bring the living area to life, creating an inviting and relaxing environment for guests residing in these villas.

    Features:

    • Two bedrooms - a master king bedroom on the mezzanine level and a smaller bedroom with twin beds
    • Separate furnished living room
    • Bathroom with Island bathtub and rain shower
    • Terrace with an exclusive private pool
    • Complimentary wireless internet access
    • Individually controlled air-conditioning
    • Flat screen TV with international satellite TV channels and programmes
    • Minibar
    • In-room safe
    • Smoke detector
    • IDD telephone
    • Hairdryer
    • Tea & coffee making facilities

    Ocean Pool Villa

    Holidaying in the Maldives cannot be symbolically grander than this. Live in the luxurious Ocean Pool Villa of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives to experience complete luxury blended well with traditional Maldivian stay style. These villas on the western end side of the island boast sublime sunset views and feature an ample terrace for lounging and basking in the sun, a sea-gazing bedroom, abundant living space and a lavishly private plunge pool. Stunning vistas are constant from the entire space of these villas.

    Features:

    • 12-square-metre plunge pool overlooking Indian Ocean
    • Direct access to the lagoon through steps right from the private terrace
    • Sea-gazing king sized bedroom
    • Airy bathroom with shower and freestanding bathtub.
    • Flat-screen TVs with international channels and in-room movies
    • DVD player
    • IDD telephone line
    • Individually controlled air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Free minibar items
    • Coffee machine plus tea and coffee making facilities
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

  • Culinaire

    Delight in some of the most remarkable culinary menus at the restaurant and bars presented at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Feast your eyes on dazzling displays. Enjoy live dishes being carefully prepared with freshest of ingredients. The sizzling open flames and tantalising scent of wonderful creations is bound to make ones mouth water.

    Reef

    Opening Hours:

    Breakfast - 07:00 - 10:30

    Lunch - 12:00 - 14:30

    Dinner - 19:00 - 22:00

    Cuisine: International

    From champagne breakfast to live cooking stations and a Teppanyaki table, the Reef Restaurant at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is the picture perfect space for a sumptuous breakfast, lunch and dinner session. Strategically located poolside, overlooking the shimmering beach, this dining space is designed as a classic island dining space with thatched roofing, expansive seating area – outdoor, indoor and a table for for Teppanyaki – and, features dishes with Western and Asian influences. Dining options for vegetarians are also available.

    *Advance reservation is required for teppanyaki dining

    Azzuri Mare

    Cuisine: Italian and seafood

    Opening Hours:

    Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30

    Dinner: 19:00 - 22:00

    Closed every Wednesday

    Open for lunch and dinner and closed every Wednesday, the Azzuri Mare Restaurant at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives strives on its tremendous range of well-cooked Italian signature dishes. Pizzas, pastas and their set a la carte menu awaits to dazzle your taste buds with their dreamy cooking and scintillating views of the lagoon. Guests can also opt for the freshest of the catch prepared Italian style in live kitchen to admire their dishes being cooked to perfection. Vegetarian menus also available.

    *Advance reservation is required for lunch and dinner

    Suan Bua

    Cuisine: Home-style Thai cuisine

    Opening Hours:

    Lunch - 12:00 - 14:30

    Dinner - 19:00 - 22:00 Closed every Friday

    Savour some of the tangiest, spicy flavours inspired by authentic home-style Thai recipes, recreated by the chefs from the four regions of Thailand. The Suan Bua Restaurant at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives offers both indoor and al fresco seating, located next to a lotus pond. Taste some of the 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. Creative vegetarian, Thai style are also available here.

    *Advance reservation is required for lunch and dinner

    Aqua

    Cuisine: Cocktails, refreshments and snacks

    Opening Hours:

    All day from - 11:00 - 23:00

    Spend a delightful day at the Aqua Bar of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, simply by chilling and relaxing, admiring the spectacular sunsets and vistas laid in front of your eyes. Sip on your favourite cocktail and enjoy light bites and snacks as you laze in comfort and tranquility. A short walk ahead from your island dwelling, the bar is located over water, opposite to Azzuri Mare Restaurant and fits perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or a nightcap. Watch out for sundowner parties, held every evening.

    Coral Bar & Lounge

    Cuisine: Cocktails and refreshments

    Opening Hours:

    All day long from 11:00 - 23:00

    A two-storey hang out space, the Coral Bar & Lounge at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is located just off the swimming pool deck. While the mezzanine level holds pool tables and games, the ground floor exudes a casual sand-floor setting for its guests. Enjoy complimentary afternoon tea, or relish on thirst-quenching drinks, wines, and cocktails at any time of the day or night. The place to relax, unwind, and simply enjoy being in a tropical island vacation.

    The Club

    Cuisine: International fare

    Opening Hours:

    All day long from 07:00 - 23:00

    Serving a la carte breakfast, nutritionally balanced light lunches and five-course dinners with the option of a private, candlelit setting; The Club at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is exclusive to Club guests. Indulge in a secluded and intimate retreat with exclusive setting and convenience. The Club Premium spirits and wines are served with the resort’s compliments throughout the day, along with refreshments and tea and coffee.

    In-Villa Dining

    Opening Hours: 24 hours

    After a long active day, choose to dine in with your partner in crime at the comfort of your luxurious stay-in villa or suite. The In-Villa Dining menus of the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives brings a range of cuisines right at your doorstep any time of the day and / or night. Guests can also choose to celebrate special moments by arranging a dinner in their own private terrace.

  • Unwind @Spa Cenvaree

    An idyllic tropical island holiday is never complete without a visit to the sanctuary of wellbeing. At Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, it is Spa Cenvaree that offers revitalising selection of signature massages & holistic treatments inspired by Thailand’s well-being heritage and modern rejuvenation practices. Experience the best of nature with native flowers and fruits used at the spa. Each body treat is freshly concocted right before your treatment. Let the tender touch of highly-skilled therapists knead your worries, stress and tension out of your body. Guests looking for peace and seclusion are also welcome to enjoy the spa pool within the tranquil spa enclave. Shaded garden pavilions nestled amongst tropical greens offers spaces to relax and complement the serenity and beauty of the spa pool. The spa also offers couple spa journeys.

    Spa facilities:

    • Suites for Singles
    • Suites for Couples
    • A distinctive outdoor overwater pavilion dedicated to Thai massage
    • Facilities for Vichy hydrotherapy
    • Hot and cold plunge pools
    • Scheduled yoga sessions are available beachside and at the fitness centre

  • Experience

    Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives provides activities for everyone, no matter what age and preference. Surrounded by warm, azure waters with extraordinary underwater visibility, beautiful coral formations and an exotic marine life, the resort is renowned for its diving points, just a speedboat away.

    • Water sports
    • Beach games
    • Pool activities including a pool for the young ones
    • Banana boat
    • Tube rides
    • Windsurfing
    • Sailing
    • Canoeing
    • Pedal boats
    • Wakeboards

  • Explore

    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 easy access to some of the most famous dive sites in the world and a wide range of excursions to discover Maldives. A world of exploration is at your doorstep, with the resort’s very own house reef and, just off it is a dedicated sunken shipwreck. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives offers complimentary excursions once per stay.

    • Snorkelling tour
    • Whale shark boat trip
    • Sunset cruise
    • Local island discovery
    • Visit a Maldivian village on a nearby island
    • Sunset fishing

    House reef and sunken shipwreck

    Explore the resort’s lagoon and coral house reef to get a glimpse of the fascinating undersea world through snorkelling. Get up close view of exotic and colourful marine life. Discover the wreck of the Kudhimaa, a cargo ship that was deliberately sunk to provide a home for marine species with scuba diving. There is easy access for divers to the cargo holds, and the wreck is home to schools of batfish, puffer fish, boxfish and large lionfish.

    Scuba diving

    Dive into some of the best dive sites around the island. Explore vast reef formations, thrilling channels, undersea hills, coral-filled thilas and caves, and swim amongst a huge variety of colourful fish. The extraordinary underwater visibility and exceptionally varied marine life awaits to stun you.

    Sunset Fishing

    Onboard a traditional dhoni, feel the oceanic waters overlapping against the vessel while you cruise out into the sunset for a spot of hand-line fishing. If you are lucky and catch your own fish, the resort kitchens will happily prepare it for your dinner.

    Whale Shark Trip

    Dolphins and whale sharks can be seen on our whale shark trip, and on some occasions it will be possible to swim alongside the gentle giants.

    Snorkelling

    Be dazzled by the exotic and colourful species, ranging from parrotfish to turtles and manta rays while snorkelling through the calm oceanic waters.

    Malé Tour

    An island lifestyle and a colourful history are to be found at Malé, the capital island of Maldives. Here can be seen heritage architecture such as the Friday Mosque and the presidential palace, little streets and lanes lined with ancient houses, and colourful local markets, each bustling with life and colour. Malé is a fascinating shopping destination, and part of the fun is sampling local delicacies at the numerous teashops and cafés that dot the island.