Excellent 8.5
Based on 133 reviews

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About Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa All Inclusive


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 All Inclusive 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 color for snorkelers, a shipwreck dive site just off the island, and easy access to some of the most famous dive sites in the world. With the Ultimate All-Inclusive concept, each stay on the tropical island is absolutely carefree, with dining, rejuvenating, playing and exploring all included.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Private beach
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Finnish
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Lao
  • Malay
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Sinhala
  • Swedish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
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Government Green Tax for infants is to be paid directly to the hotel.

The room rate on December 31, 2016 is inclusive of gala dinner.

All Inclusive Benefits

- Diving (Guests can enjoy up to 3 dives per week as an alternative to spa treatment on selected days.)
- Meet and greet at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.
- A glass of bubbly or soft drink of choice upon check-in.
- Daily dining indulgences (selected beverage from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM, breakfast available until mid-morning, a choice of three restaurants for lunch and dinner, mini-bar replenished once a day with soft drinks, mineral water, beers, and 2 bottles of wine)
- A daily spa credit of USD 100
- A choice of excursion (snorkeling tour, whale shark boat trip, sunset cruise, local island exploration, or sunset fishing)
- Undersea Discovery and water sports (windsurfing lessons and equipment, non-motorized activities including banana boat and tube rides, snorkeling equipment)
- Wi-Fi
- Tennis programs and use of fitness facilities

Terms and Conditions apply. Kindly contact the property for more details.

Guests must arrange transfers at an additional charge from Male International Airport to the property, which is 20 minutes via plane to Villa airport and another 15 minutes by speedboat to the property. To be guaranteed for the transfer, guests must inform the property regarding flight details at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

Daily transfer service is offered by FlyMe from morning until 10:30 PM. Guests arriving outside of these hours are advised to book a hotel room in Male or Hulhumale until the service resumes. Fees for the domestic flight and the speedboat transfer will be paid directly at the property upon check-out. Baggage allowance for domestic flight (FlyMe) is 25 kilograms per person including hand luggage.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 03:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance to Airport: 87 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Restaurants: 4
Number of Rooms : 112
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Built: 2009
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Season 1: From March 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017

Type of Transfer: Domestic Flight
Adult (12 years old and above): USD 330
Child (2-11 years old): USD165

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 years old and above): USD 430
Child (2-11 years old): USD 215

Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.
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Recent customer comments

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based on 133 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Location 8.7
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 8.5
  • Value for money 8.3
  • Food and dining 8.4
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Shoko from Japan
Deluxe Water Villa (All Inclusive)
Stayed one night in February 2016
Beautiful place
friendly staff, beautiful place and good food
one of staff asked us contact number, which is dissapointed. Also even we tried to book the restaurant but it said fully booked, so recommned you to book much earlier. Excursion is quite interesting.
Reviewed February 11, 2016

HONGMEI from China
Deluxe Water Villa (All Inclusive)
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
Nice Hotel but staff service need improve
Excellent Hotel, Nice Beach, All Inclusive
Nice place but staff service need to improve, overall is value for money.
Reviewed April 05, 2015

Arthur from Singapore
Families with young children
Deluxe Water Villa (All Inclusive)
Stayed 4 nights in December 2014
Beautiful Corals all around
Beautiful corals and marine life at your doorstep. Great all inclusive package (including Whale Shark snorkelling trip). Enough activities to keep us busy throughout the 4 nights' stay.
We didn't have a good first day as the air-conditioning wasn't working despite multiple visits by the technician and customer service. I had to sleep without air-con for the first night despite promises made by the technician that my room will cool down in 1-2 hours. The situation turned for the better when Ashish Kumar (the Customer Service Manager) handled my case. I got an upgrade for the rest of my stay (I stayed a total of 4 nights). I was well greeted and asked about my stay everytime I met him or any of his staff to ensure that I have enjoyed myself. The resort has 3 restaurants (thai, italian and the Reef that serves a different theme buffet everynight) and at the Reef restaurant, there is a teppanyaki counter. Even though you may choose to eat at any restaurant, you need to make a reservation way in advance, especially for teppanyaki, and the Italian restaurant. Please do so on arrival as you may need at times, 3 days' advance reservation (for teppanyaki). They have various activities (included in package)- Sunset Fishing, Whale shark snorkelling, Snorkelling trip, sunset cruise. You will be provided a coupon for a Banana Boat ride. You may only have ONE trip for each activities (weather permitting) and you NEED to book in ADVANCE. There is a 30 minute spa package where you can choose a variety of massages everyday. Once again this need to be booked way in advance. For us, our slots are pre-booked and we can't change the time. The island is surrounded by beautiful corals and marine life so bring along your underwater cameras. You can even see young reef sharks daily (they are harmless). Selected alcohol beverages and cocktails are available throughout the day (freeflow). Overall, a beautiful resort but can be frustrating and stressful with all the pre-bookings and having to remember all the schedules.
Reviewed January 02, 2015

Kit from Hong Kong
Deluxe Water Villa (All Inclusive)
Stayed 4 nights in November 2014
Good place for honey moon
I love the resort with good service and resort room. The reef is very great.
Reviewed December 01, 2014

Qiang from China
Families with young children
Deluxe Family Water Villa (all inclusive)
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
Good hotel
Good place for holidays, service is good and all activity are free of charges
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Shahila from Singapore
Families with young children
Beachfront Pool Villa
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014
top notch!
superb customer service, spacious rooms and very family friendly.
This is THE resort. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The amenities were great. It was fuss free as it was all-inclusive. Food was awesome everyday and it was very easy to get halal food for us. There was a kids camp to entertain my 2 yo. A lot of activities to do for family, elderly and couples. Super, super resort!!!!
Reviewed September 09, 2014

Chanchai from Thailand
Families with older children
Deluxe Water Villa (All Inclusive)
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
heaven on earth, everything fantastic
very good service , romantic , best decorate
everything good , i impress everything in resort each perfect coral reef under bedroom , nice staff service , many activity and delicious international food all day. i'll come back !!! :)
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Young from South Korea
Deluxe Family Water Villa (all inclusive)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013
food, view, sea
it was very nice of view, fish & activity
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Somrak from Thailand
Families with older children
Deluxe Villa All Inclusive
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014
Great all inclusive ocean villa resort
Great value, great snorkeling, very friendly staff
It was a great experience, the all inclusive was of great value. Staff were mostly friendly. Fishes variety was great. Overall, we had a very good time.
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wei from Malaysia
Deluxe Water Villa (All Inclusive)
Stayed 4 nights in March 2014
Crystal Clear Water
Sea, Snorkeling, Coral Bar
Was our first trip to the Maldives for honeymoon and wedding anniversary, reminded the hotel upon arrival and found a bottle of sparkling wine and some apples & oranges in the room on the second day. Rooms: We stayed in deluxe water villa 88, although I thought rooms 89, 90 & 91 would have been better. 89 & 90 is the last 2 villas at the end, 91 is facing the open sea more privacy and appears to be newer/had some work done more recently, our friends was staying in 91. The accommodations are in dire need of a makeover, the age is showing very obviously. Honestly, I was quite disappointed with the room upon walking in for the first time as everything looks so worn out and old. But after a while the sea & surroundings outside the villa kinda made up for it.
Reviewed March 24, 2014


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