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8.9
Excellent
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Excellent location
  • Machchafushi Island30 m
  • Maafushivaru Island2.42 km
  • Vakarufalhi Island2.65 km
  • Kuda Rah Island3.75 km
  • Kuda Rah Thila4.47 km
  • Dhangethi Island8.12 km
  • Villingilivaru Island8.44 km
  • Dhigurah Island8.54 km
  • Theluveligaa Island8.72 km
  • Angaaga Island9.42 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive

    Centara Grand Island, South Ari Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives - See map
    "Beautiful tropical oasis located close to the best dive spot on South Ari Atoll."
    David - October 10, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 96% of guests
    Fantastic breakfast
    94% positive mentions
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

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    Review score - United States
    8.9/10
    Room comfort score
    8.7/10
    Room size
    116 sqm.
    Location score
    8.9/10
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Bigger than
    92
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Better than
    90
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Value for money8.3
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportVilla International Airport (VAM)
    Distance to airport14.3 km

    Rooms available at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Beach Suite
    Beach Suite
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    • Room size: 87 m²/936 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed
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    Sunset Ocean Villa with Pool
    Sunset Ocean Villa with Pool
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    • Room size: 114 m²/1227 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Family Water Villa
    Deluxe Family Water Villa
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    • Room size: 93 m²/1001 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Ocean Water Villa
    Ocean Water Villa
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    • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Water Villa
    Deluxe Water Villa
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    • Room size: 87 m²/936 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa 2 Bedroom
    Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa 2 Bedroom
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    • Room size: 159 m²/1711 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed
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    Single Deluxe King Bed
    Single Deluxe King Bed
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      Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa 1 Bedroom
      Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa 1 Bedroom
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      • Room size: 159 m²/1711 ft²
      • Beach view
      • 1 king bed
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      Two Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa + Free Transfer for 2
      Two Bedroom Beachfront Pool Villa + Free Transfer for 2
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      • Room size: 159 m²/1711 ft²
      • Balcony/terrace
      • 1 double bed or 1 queen bed
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      One Bed Room Beachfront Pool Villa + Free Transfer for 2
      One Bed Room Beachfront Pool Villa + Free Transfer for 2
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      • Room size: 159 m²/1711 ft²
      • Balcony/terrace
      • 1 double bed
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      What people love about Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "Overall is a memorable experience and i will definitely come back again."

        Lai Y.

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        December 6, 2018

      • 8.4
        Excellent
        Staff 

        "The staff was really friendly and the transportation arrangement was nice."

        Chang

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        November 19, 2018

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The island view is amazing and all the staff are friendly and helpful."

        KOK W.

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        September 18, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional

      "The staff are friendly and helpful."

      Lai Y.

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      December 6, 2018

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      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Good staff , service ,nice view"

      pusit

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      January 10, 2017

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      Nearest essentials

      Airports

      Villa International Airport (VAM)
      14.3 km
      Malé International Airport (MLE)
      97.3 km
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Food and dining

      Restaurants on site

      Reef
      Cuisine:International
      Menu:A-la-carte
      Suan Bua
      Cuisine:Thai
      Menu:Buffet
      Azure Marre
      Cuisine:Italian, Seafood
      Menu:Buffet
      Coral Bar & Lounge
      Menu:Buffet
      The Club
      Cuisine:International
      Menu:Buffet

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      Reviews of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive from real guests

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      Agoda Reviews (196)Booking.com Reviews (61)
      8.7
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      Cleanliness8.8
      Facilities9.2
      Location8.9
      Room comfort and quality8.7
      Service8.7
      Value for money8.3
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (73)
      8-9 Excellent (46)
      7-8 Very Good (33)
      6-7 Good (9)
      <6 Below Expectation (8)
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      Mar - May (52)
      Jun - Aug (14)
      Sep - Nov (48)
      Dec - Feb (55)
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      8.4
      Excellent
      Chutima from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Water Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      Nice place, good service but far”

      I traveling alone for my private relaxing, I stayed in Ocean Deluxe villa which is quite good view and quite, more activites and many restaurants at the hotel, food is ok but not excellent, but hotel is too far and I spent time a lot for traveling go and back.

      Reviewed December 31, 2018

      Dear Chatima, Thanks for taking the time to share some feedback. We will certainly work through the food points you shared to improve further. For the travel time, true Maldives logistics is sometimes not understood by travelers as not briefed by booking agents or guest miss the details listed. We always recommend if coming for a short trip then best to choose resorts close to Male accessed by Speed Boat as the Sea Plane or Domestic flights add additional travel time. In saying that lots of travelers choose the resorts further away as they are more exclusive and private from all the sea traffic. Honestly all depends on your personal travel preferences. Hope all is not lost and that we will welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Riaan

      Responded February 13, 2019
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      8.4
      Excellent
      Chang from Taiwan
      Couple
      Ocean Water Villa
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

      Honeymoon trip~ ”

      The staff was really friendly and the transportation arrangement was nice. It is suggested to book most of the itineraries ahead to enjoy the most of time in the resort. The food is nice, especially the Thai and Italian restaurant. The ocean reef was magnificent, was hoping for encountering the whale shark though... But the resort is more geared toward Chinese guests and family travelers, so if you like otherwise, may be wise to select another one.

      Reviewed November 19, 2018

      Dear Chang, We are so happy to know that you have enjoyed your honeymoon stay and we would like to thank you for your kind comments. See you again soon. Best regards, Team Centara Grand

      Responded November 22, 2018
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      8.4
      Excellent
      Chang from Taiwan
      Couple
      Beach Suite
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      Made our honeymoon memorable”

      The staff was really friendly and the transportation arrangement was nice. It is suggested to book most of the itineraries ahead to enjoy the most of time in the resort. The food is nice, especially the Thai and Italian restaurant. The ocean reef was magnificent, was hoping for encountering the whale shark though... But the resort is more geared toward Chinese guests and family travelers, so if you like otherwise, may be wise to select another one.

      Reviewed November 19, 2018

      Dear Chang, Thank you for choosing Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa your honeymoon destination. We are absolutely delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay overall and it will be a pleasure to share your comments with the team. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Team Centara Grand

      Responded November 22, 2018
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      9.2
      Exceptional
      KOK from Malaysia
      Couple
      Ocean Water Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

      Excellent view and staff”

      The island view is amazing and all the staff are friendly and helpful. The pre-arrange activity and dinning was match to our need and preferred. the Staff always trying their best to help, especially during the activity arrangement. The transfer organized resort is awesome too.

      Reviewed September 18, 2018

      Dear KOK, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us. Will certainly pass your comments to the team. It's a pleasure to have you as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Team Centara Grand

      Responded September 19, 2018
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Teo from Singapore
      Couple
      Ocean Water Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

      Excellent package”

      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.

      Reviewed April 12, 2018

      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

      Responded May 10, 2018
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Yan from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Beach Suite
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

      Exceptional”

      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.

      Reviewed April 10, 2018

      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

      Responded May 10, 2018
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Rodney from United States
      Couple
      Beach Suite
      Stayed 6 nights in August 2017

      update to previous review”

      Have to update a previous review describing difficulty making lunch and dinner reservatioňs. Within 24 hrs of my review a manager approached our breakfast table apologizing for our experience. He personally assured us that we not have any further issues, which we did not and were able to enjoy restaurant quality meals in differing venues. One other thing must be mentioned. The employee's truly enjoy their work and openly greet you when passing on walk ways. Definitely impressed during our time in a pristine facility. Thank you, Centara.

      Reviewed September 07, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Soon from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Water Villa
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

      Rooms for improvement”

      Marine life, all inclusive excursions, dining choices

      Service can be better. Staff are not smiling at the restaurants and were not attentive. Need to book the 30mins daily free spa early due to limited slots. Go for the whale shark snorkeling and sunset fishing trip!

      Reviewed March 17, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Huiyu from Canada
      Family with young children
      Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa 2 Bedroom
      Stayed 6 nights in January 2014

      Paradise”

      Snorkeling, food, spa

      Amazing island with excellent snorkeling, beautiful beach and views. The Thai and Italian restaurants were superb, while the main restaurant was normal. The 2 bed room pool villa we stay in was comfortable, however, it is facing the wind so the beach is not suitable for snorkeling, there is a dam blocking the view as well. Both view and swimming are better other side of the island. That's the only thing we found less satisfactory. Otherwise the island is perfect. We especially enjoy the snorkeling, food, spa and various activities. But you have to make reservation timely everyday to have a spot. Majority of the guests are from China. They are friendly and quiet. We normally only see people at breakfast or dinning times. Most of the time it is very quiet at the beaches and pool.

      Reviewed February 11, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Low from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Water Villa
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

      Great Hotel and Great Service”

      Service is Perfect and the food is nice

      I went there with my husband and we stay in Water Villa, when we arrived, hotel representative great us warm and friendly with a glass of mocktail and cool towel, we reach there around 9am+ and immediately they check in for us, the negative point is the maintenance of the hotel need to improve in some rooms, for the first villa we check in, the air-cond is leaking and wet the floor, we request to change room and they take immediately action to change us to another room.This service make us very impress. Besides, hotel food is very nice, they have few restaurant serve different theme of food and everyday we enjoy it very much. All the hotel staffs service is very good and they make us feel like staying in paradise. Sea water is crystal clear, clean, and full of coral and fish just beneath our Water Villa, we enjoy snorkeling every day.

      Reviewed November 16, 2012
      8.3
      Excellent
      Nuchnapa from Thailand
      Group
      Ocean Water Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

      Totally Relaxation!!!”

      Everything is inclusive!

      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.

      Reviewed November 08, 2012
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Vivian from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Beach Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

      Beautiful Resort, Great Service”

      Location, Service

      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this resort. It has everything you would expect from a 5 star resort and at a reasonable price compared to the other resorts in the area. The staff was excellent and a service that can not be faulted. Its perfect for a relaxing holiday, but those more adventurous there is a fantastic dive centre onsite. I would definitely return here again.

      Reviewed March 20, 2012
      8.3
      Excellent
      vatanyu from Thailand
      Couple
      Ocean Water Villa
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2010

      Nice ”

      Very new
      All inclusive but the food was not very good. Don't expected seafood.

      The Hotel was very nice satff is ok. But Not sure why they don't have the hotel counter at the airport. however there were not so hard to find the direction. If you booked with the hotel go to the air taxi counter they should have your name there. The only reallly down thing with the hotel was that I was stay at the resort sfter chineses new year and there were many of them which is very lound which seem to be resort main focus group. so I was so romantic after all.

      Reviewed March 03, 2010
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Lai from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Beach Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

      Exceptional”

      the staff are friendly and helpful. the food is fantastic but choices of dinner buffet is not good enough. Thai and italian restaurant are very nice but you have to make booking in advance. overall is a memorable experience and i will definitely come back again.

      Reviewed December 06, 2018

      Dear Lai, Thank you for sharing your overall feedback about your holiday stay at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa. Your feedback is much appreciated. Sincerely, Team Centara Grand

      Responded December 11, 2018
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Dayang from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Water Villa
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Exceptional”

      Such an outstanding services. The air condition was spoiled and we got to transfer to a new room there and then. Fast service and all polite staffs. Love it

      Reviewed March 21, 2019

      Dear Dayang, Thank you for taking the time to share some comments with us. We hope to welcome you back soon again. Kind regards, Resort Team

      Responded July 01, 2019
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anuttari from Thailand
      Couple
      Ocean Water Villa
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

      destinanation wedding 💒”

      thank you centara grand for amazing wedding 💒 experienced. staffs are awesome and management's came for my wedding 💒. thank you beautiful turndown decorations and Oliver is best . thank you so much

      Reviewed March 02, 2019

      Dear Anuttari, Thank you for taking the time to share some comments with us. We hope to welcome you back soon again. Kind regards, Resort Team

      Responded July 01, 2019
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      8.8
      Excellent
      Gabriela from Argentina
      Couple
      Beach Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Great food ”

      The people make the hotel.

      Reviewed May 13, 2019

      Dear Gabriela, Thank you for taking the time to share some comments with us. We hope to welcome you back soon again. Kind regards, Resort Team

      Responded July 01, 2019
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Benjamin from Singapore
      Couple
      Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa 1 Bedroom
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2018

      Paradise!”

      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!

      Reviewed March 08, 2018

      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

      Responded May 10, 2018
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Michael from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe Water Villa
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

      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”.

      Reviewed January 18, 2018

      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

      Responded January 30, 2018
      Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Ultimate All Inclusive
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Min from Singapore
      Couple
      Ocean Water Villa
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

      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!

      Reviewed January 16, 2018

      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

      Responded January 30, 2018
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