Excellent Staff and very helpful esp Sameer (hopefully spell correctly) who was the person at the lunch buffet area.
Boon S. | September 9, 2019
Thank you beautiful turndown decorations and Oliver is best .
Anuttari | March 2, 2019
Staffs are awesome and management's came for my wedding 💒.
Anuttari | March 2, 2019
Fast service and all polite staffs.
Dayang | March 21, 2019
The staff are friendly and helpful.
Lai Y. | December 6, 2018
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.4|
|Nearest airport||Villa International Airport (VAM)|
|Distance to airport||14.3 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 440 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
Surrounded by a stunning house reef that is a kaleidoscope of color for snorkelers, the 5-star Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a barefoot paradise. With the ultimate all-Inclusive concept, your stay is absolutely carefree from the moment you arrive at Velana International Airport in Malé. Upon arriving at the property, the guests will be greeted with a glass of bubbly or a soft drink of your choice. Lunch or dinner is a special affair offering a choice of 3 different venues including Reef Restaurant (international buffet and teppanyaki), Suan Bua (Thai food) and Azzuri Mare (Italian and grill cuisine). Enjoy afternoon tea/coffee at Coral Bar, serving delicate cakes, scones and sandwiches. Evening cocktails, the perfect way to start the evening accompanied by tasty tapas.
One of the most rewarding features of the property is the state-of-the-art SPA Cenvaree, where you will be pampered to your hearts content in a tranquil setting unlike any other. Take part in breathtaking excursions over glistening open waters or under the deep blue seas from snorkeling, sunset cruises, fishing. Make the most of your time by taking windsurfing lessons (equipment provided) and non-motorized or motorized water sports (including banana boat and tube rides). The E-zone offers entertainment and activity for teenagers and family, while Camp Safari kids club offers a daily supervised activity program. If you prefer staying on land and getting a fun workout, tennis courts and fitness facilities are available at your discretion. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Maldives.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives
South Ari Atoll
North Male Atoll
Alifu Alifu Atoll
Alifu Alifu Atoll
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Great Stay at the PARADISE !”
In general we very enjoyed our holiday at Centara Grand Island coz it's located in the great area !Beautiful coral around the resort!. we also enjoyed "All-Inclusive" package but would like to suggest the hotel to provide more choices for "DrinkS" (e.g. choices of wines ) RECOMMEND all OCEAN LOVERS TO visit CENTARA GRAND ISLAND MALDIVES once in your life !!!
We have been staying in Centara Grand for 6 nights. Decided on an upgrade to a Sunset Water Villa upon arrival which is the perfect decision. The villa was located in the middle of all with splendid sunset views everday. Morning water is crystal blue and clear where you can see variety of sea animals when snorkeling around or even when looking down from the villa. All inclusive plan is spectacular. There are not much options in Maldives providing this. Cruises and watersports activities are included so you would never find it bored there. The food is of high quality and you would not need to add any money to add on unless you want barbecue seafood. Love the lamb chops from the italian rest.Only shortside is that the Teppanyaki is not that good (esp the steak). Overall, I would recommend this resort to families. It might not be a best option for couples as most of the guests there are families and there are a lot of babies and kids, we do not find that as a concern though as a couple.
Dear Yan, There is no better feeling than to be rewarded with such wonderful feedback and we are so happy to hear that we were able to make your holiday extra special. This is exactly what we strive to achieve, that is, to create memorable experiences that are beyond your expectation. We look forward to welcome you back. Sincerely, Team Centara Grand
The Centara really did exceed ALL of my exptectations. The food was simply amazing and the Italian restaurant was the best Italian food I've had in any country including Italy. The staff were the most hard working and friendly I've seen at any resort (and play a mean game of volleyball with the guests). The rooms were crisp, bright and extremely comfortable with every ammenity you could possibly need including cheap internet, cable, and playstations. All inclusive took away all travel stress surrounding money. Usually I like to try different resorts in the places where I vacation, but I will definitely stay at the Centara on my next trip to the Maldives.
Honeymoon at Centara”
My husband and I had the best Maldives experience at the ocean view water villa. The villa view was magnificent and made better soaking in the infinity pool watching the sunset. Upon arrival at the villa, we had a 4D3N activities already pre-booked in order for us for the best experience in Centara. There is also a free 30min spa daily but has to be pre-arranged when checking in at the villa. We managed to try all the different cuisine at the restaurants many thanks to the staff. Also, we did the whale shark snorkeling and island snorkeling. There are complimentary bottles of red/white wines you can order to your villa daily as well. Our overall experience at Centara was truly awesome and will definitely recommend to our friends and family!
Dear Min, There is no better feeling than to be rewarded with such beautiful words and we are so happy to hear that we were able to make your honeymoon extra special. This is exactly what we strive to achieve, that is to create memorable experiences that are beyond your expectation. Thanks for appreciating us and we will be looking forward to serve you with a more remarkable experience on your next stay with us. Sincerely, Team Centara Grand
Nice resort hotel and great service!”
We went for a 4 days 3 nights stay at Centara Grand. we chose a family deluxe water villa which has a king bed and two single beds. Centara is located at a wonderful island in maldives with crystal clear water. Hotel is well maintained and the guest service is really good. we love the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus at the reef restaurant. our package was all inclusive and were able to have afternoon snacks and free flow of alcoholic and non all alcoholic drinks at the coral bar and aqua bar. we enjoyed our stay and will recommend Centara to our friends planning to visit Maldives.
Lovely room and great house reef”
i brought my parents to centara maldives for their 30's anniversary and they loved it! very beautiful small island with spectacular house reef. the room is more than enough to accommodate 3 adults, very clean and nice deco. we only tried the food in reef restaurant and it has different theme very night, all were very good. the reef is spectacular and so much to see. we saw reef sharks, squids, string rays just from our deck. i spent most of the days in the water and snorkeled on the edge of the reef around island and i was amazed the amount of marine life there. just be careful that on the low tide one could easily cut himself when swimming across the coral to the edge.
You won't be disappointed...”
We had a truly wonderful time in the Maldives, not least due to the breathtaking quality of the sand and sea; the marine life is second to none. The hotel did play its part by providing clean and comfortable accommodation, varied food of excellent quality, friendly and attentive staff who, most of the time, were efficient and well trained, and, access to some beautiful beaches and reefs which were cared for and maintained by it's staff. We can recommend the Grand Centara and feel confident that you will be satisfied with your choice. No holiday in the Maldives is inexpensive but the Grand Centara does provide it's guests with reasonable value.
Fantastic Time At Centara”
Beautiful tropical oasis located close to the best dive spot on South Ari Atoll. Dive staff extremely helpful. We had two bedroom beach pool room...could not ask for a better set-up what with gorgeous white sand beach outside our door and our own "private" mini-reef complete with reef fish (and a few small black tip sharks) swimming around...again, right outside the door. Food was excellent as were the drinks. And to top it off, the price was better than many of the other 5 star resorts.
the hotel was fantastic. we stayed in a luxury sunset water villa which was great, very clean & spacious & we could snorkel around the house reef straight from our terrace. there were life jackets in the room & snorkel equipment was complimentary (if in the island club i think). beautiful white sandy beaches, which were cleaned very morning & yes there were sand bags in the water but they can only be seen at low tide & they don't spoil anything (as some have said!!!). the water is crystal clear too. food was great, we ate at the seafood restaurant which was lovely but not the thai restaurant as our daughter is very fussy eater!! dinner is not included in the all inclusive in these two restaurants but you get per adult & per child off your bill. the reef restaurant was really nice, buffet style & a different theme each night. we ate mainly at the island club, serving breakfast (choice of full english/american, eggs benedict (ham or smoked salmon) or omelet), lunch & a 5 course dinner which was excellent. the service throughout the hotel was top notch, everyone was very friendly & nothing was a problem, from meeting us at the airport to leaving us back at the airport. i have to mention the staff in the island club were amazing especially christine, sinta & shelly. i can't say enough about this hotel & would definitely stay there again & recommend it to others.
Overall Good Experience”
It was an overall good experience however, there could be a few improvements. It seems like the phrase of the weekend was “its chargeable”. Two major things that can be improved upon is room service and the check-out process. I am already paying a lot of money for an “Ultra All-Inclusive” however, I was not able to order room service without being charged. We are a captive audience on the island and there is no possible way for me to get any type of food once the buffet is shut down. With an all-inclusive resort, I would expect some type of late night options for food. The check-out process was easy however, after you check out at noon, everything is chargeable. Again, this was disappointing and poor customer service. In my opinion, if my sea plane does not come for another few hours after I check out, I would have to pay a premium on food and drinks when this is supposed to be “Ultra All-Inclusive”.
Dear Michael, We appreciate your time to convey such a detailed feedback about your overall experience with us. We appreciate your positive comments as well as those which you have suggested we must improve. We are sad that your stay with us was less than perfect and we apologize for your disappointments. Moreover, we assure you that we value your reviews and we will work on to address and improve all areas you have highlighted. Sincerely, Team Centara Grand
It was a lovely stay at this resort. I stayed at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa for only two nights but enjoyed every minutes of it. Perfect sun, sky and sea. With direct access to the sea, I can enjoy snorkeling anytime I want from my villa. The water was such a crystal clear and you can see many fish were swimming in the water. Although there such some distance from my villa to other facilities, walking was enjoyable with great view.
I liked the fact that we did not have to pass dead corals hurting your feet while going in the water as I have tried on another island. Very clear water, and you only had to swim out a few meters to see big colourful fish. As mentioned there were more restaurants than the one serving the daily buffet and breakfast, and the food was really good. We had the beach suite and an amazing bathroom with both indoor and outdoor shower. We had the Ultimate All inclusive and could eat and drink all from the minibar, have massage every day and some trips were included as well.
Excellent villas, food, facilities, activities and service! Truly a paradise! We enjoyed every moment when we were there. We stayed in the beach pool villa as the water villas were booked out. We were not disappointed. The villa was huge with 2 bathrooms and the beach was fairly private with spectacular views of the sunrise. The villa looked exactly like the photos- new and clean. Excellent spread of food and service at the Reef restaurant. The Italian, Thai, and Teppanyaki restaurants were worth trying too. We enjoyed the activities and paid extra to go for a diving trip to the Manta Point. It was the best decision ever! Our dive instructor Lan was excellent, he took care of us and helped us capture professional photos with our gopro. We made bookings for the activities and restaurants before we went, there was no problem at all. Would definitely recommend Centara Grand and we can't wait to go back again!
Dear Benjamin, We appreciate your time to convey your feedback on our services, food, excursions and that you were not disappointed with your villa. It's our pleasure that we are able to make your experience in the Maldives a memorable one. Sincerely, Team Centara Grand
Fantastic Reef ”
We enjoyed our stay at Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa. We took the all inclusive package and it works great for our entire stay there. The rooms are big for us. The staffs are friendly and very quick to respond to our needs. I would certainly recommend this resort to my friends.
Best hotel for relaxation&sports”
The hotel all inclusive program make our stay wonderful,you can enjoy a variety of off restaurants and enjoy the different tradition cooking,beside you can enjoy the journeys such as sunset,fishing,local island...I believe that Centara hotel is the best place for relaxation,sports...
Beautiful Corals all around”
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.
Family Fun, Snorkelling, Relaxing Spa”
- friendly staff with attentive service, convenient stay, luggages are delivered to our door - wide variety of activities for all family members, such spa, snorkelling trip, sunset cruise - shark whale trip is a must, though it's a bit crowded as over 50 people (both from our resort and others) swimming to see only one shark whale, not recommend for people who cannot swim or not quite good at swimming - great location for snorkelling around the resort island, very clean beach and clear water - room are large and clean, high speed internet in room and restaurant area - food is so so/acceptable, in my opinion, Italian restaurant is the best in the resort, however, we ordered seafood set (exclusive),it's quite disappointed as the crab might not fresh as expected, but lobster, oyster, and prawn are fine
Transfer from Male airport to the resort was smooth, the resort arranged for the domestic flight and speedboat. The resort is very beautifully build and the water surrounding the resort was crystal clear with wildlife roaming around such as shark and stingray. Room is large with king size bed and full amenities, very luxury and comfortable. Meals are all inclusive and prebooking is require for preference of food type Drinks at bar are inclusive and will never feel thirsty. Many facilities such as water sports and excursions to keep occupied All the staffs were friendly and ready to help. Will definitely come back for the next trip.
Dear Teo, It is a pleasure for us to know that your experience exceeded your expectations. Our number one priority is to make every guest experience exceptional and as special as it can be. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Team Centara Grand
Its Maldives .... but”
I've been to this wonderful country since the 1990's and it has always been a destination that soothes the soul. But indeed the face of tourism has changed with the times and although the Centara Grand has all the elements of a wonderful Maldivian holiday, it just wasn't the most memorable one for me. Centara appears to be a chain that does very well with mass tourism with factory like precision of meals, activities, meals, spa, excursions, meals, bar games and so on. The Spa wait area resembled a doctors office on more than one occasion with the throng due for their daily 30 minute freebie. The 2 day wait list for teppanyaki and so on so forth.. The only solitude one got was in the privacy of ones own villa, or snorkelling in the fantastic house reef. Or making sure you were one of the very first diners in the restaurant in order to have a pleasant conversation with the wonderful staff and consume the deliciously prepared meal while taking in the peaceful scenery. The complimentary daily beer, white & red wines were very nice but perhaps a focus more on quality rather than quantity
Great island with very few disadvantages.”
stayed in the beach suite just because of the sand beach in front of it and the amazing outdoor bath tube. watching the stars while using this bath tube was really great experience. the room itself is very spacy, nice and good-looking but wooden doors of the wardrobes seems to be cracked a little and slides not the way it should. also some words about the bad - it has quite hard mattress on it which may be not so comfortable for some guests. the food is just outstanding and the service is very good. especially i would recommend the thai restaurant which gave us the best dining experience during our stay. beverages are also good but you have to be ready that choice of cocktails in bars is limited to around 15 and room's minibar is not included to the ai formula. the spa center is very nice and relaxing but significantly expensive. hotel staff is very friendly and really willing to help you. the only thing they could do better is to clean the beach more carefully especially after bad weather. some of the beach rooms has a poor beach in front of them - very narrow shore plus erosion which reveals ugly sand bags. also there are very ugly wave breakers around the island which are not so visible only near the diving center. on the other side these wave breakers are the home for some sealife which is good for those guests who may not want to snorkel on the house reef. house reef itself is very nice with lots of fishes including rays, reef sharks and turtles. i would recommend this house reef especially for divers because it has ship wreck even.
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!