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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

‘House Reef, PADI Dive Centre’

Nestled in South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives delivers a 5-star experience in an all-inclusive setting. Suites and villas are dotted around the resort, giving varying vantage points of the ocean and the lagoon, each accommodation blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings and all have great views over the lagoon. The dining options include home-style Thai food, Italian and international themed buffets, not to mention the Coral Bar & Lounge – the social hub and cocktail extraordinaire. The resort is as popular with couples as it is families and there is a wide array of facilities and leisure opportunities to keep everyone happy. Let your children run free at Camp Safari while you enjoy a tranquil trip to the luxurious Spa Cenvaree.



In Our Opinion

‘This is a fantastic area for those wanting to relax and those wanting to get stuck into lots of land and water sports including diving at the PADI certified diving centre where you can then discover and explore the house reef’

  • Flat screen TV with satellite / international channels / DVD player
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning / ceiling fan
  • IDD telephone
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Exclusive access to the Island Club
  • Indoor/outdoor private lounges & freeform swimming pool
  • Premium dining venue for breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Club Bar & lounge serving premium brand beverages
  • Club lounge check-in/out
  • Private Island Club pre-lunch snacks, afternoon fruits & pre-dinner canapés
  • Mid-morning snacks
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Upgraded room minibar replenished daily
  • WIFI & internet services in the Club Lounge
  • 2 pieces of laundry per room per day
  • Book & DVD library
  • Priority spa & restaurant reservations in all outlets
  • Daily turndown service
  • Upgraded room amenities

Beach Suite

The beach suite had a mezzanine level with bedroom, a living room on the ground floor and a beach view.

FEATURES

  • 87sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Bathroom with an outdoor shower
  • Living room
  • Beach view

Beach Suite-Island Club

The beach suite had a mezzanine level with bedroom, a living room on the ground floor and a beach view.

FEATURES

  • 87sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Bathroom with an outdoor shower
  • Living room
  • Island Club benefits
  • Beach view

Deluxe Water Villa King

This deluxe water villa features a king-size bed, private sundeck and lagoon view.

FEATURES

  • 86sqm
  • King-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Lagoon view
  • Bathroom with tub & shower
  • Private sundeck

Deluxe Water Villa-Island Club

This deluxe water villa features a king-size bed, private sundeck and lagoon view.

FEATURES

  • 86sqm
  • King-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Bathroom with tub & shower
  • Private sundeck
  • Club benefits
  • Lagoon view

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa One Bedroom-Island Cl

This villa features a bedroom with a king-size bed, a plunge pool and private terrace with beach view.

FEATURES

  • 159sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Bathroom with shower & indoor & outdoor shower
  • Plunge pool
  • Private terrace
  • Club benefits
  • Beach view

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Two Bedroom-Island Club

This beachfront villa features two bedrooms, a lounging area, a plunge pool and views over the beach.

FEATURES

  • 159sqm
  • Master bedroom with king-size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons or 3 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Lounging area
  • Plunge pool
  • Private terrace
  • Club benefits
  • Beach view

Ocean Water Villa

This villa features a bedroom with a king-size bed, seating area and a private terrace overlooking the lagoon.

FEATURES

  • 110sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Bathroom with freestanding tub and shower
  • Seating area
  • Private terrace
  • Lagoon view

Ocean Water Villa-Island Club

This villa features a bedroom with a king-size bed, seating area and a private terrace overlooking the lagoon.

FEATURES

  • 110sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Bathroom with freestanding tub and shower
  • Seating area
  • Private terrace
  • Club amenities
  • Lagoon view

Deluxe Family Water Villa

This villa is suitable for two adults and up to three children, with a bedroom, living area and private sundeck.

FEATURES

  • 86sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Living area
  • Private sundeck
  • Lagoon view

Deluxe Family Water Villa-Island Club

This villa is suitable for two adults and up to three children, with a bedroom, living area and private sundeck.

FEATURES

  • 86sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Living area
  • Private sundeck
  • Club amenities
  • Lagoon view

  • Flat screen TV with satellite / international channels / DVD player
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning / ceiling fan
  • IDD telephone
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Exclusive access to the Island Club
  • Indoor/outdoor private lounges & freeform swimming pool
  • Premium dining venue for breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Club Bar & lounge serving premium brand beverages
  • Club lounge check-in/out
  • Private Island Club pre-lunch snacks, afternoon fruits & pre-dinner canapés
  • Mid-morning snacks
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Upgraded room minibar replenished daily
  • WIFI & internet services in the Club Lounge
  • 2 pieces of laundry per room per day
  • Book & DVD library
  • Priority spa & restaurant reservations in all outlets
  • Daily turndown service
  • Upgraded room amenities

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa One Bedroom

This villa features a bedroom with a king-size bed, a plunge pool and private terrace with beach view.

FEATURES

  • 159sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Bathroom with shower & indoor & outdoor shower
  • Plunge pool
  • Private terrace
  • Beach view

Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Two Bedroom

This beachfront villa features two bedrooms, a lounging area, a plunge pool and views over the beach.

FEATURES

  • 159sqm
  • Master bedroom with king-size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 persons or 3 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Lounging area
  • Plunge pool
  • Private terrace
  • Beach view

Sunset Ocean Pool Villa-Club

This villa features a bedroom with a king-size bed, a 12m plunge pool and private terrace along with club benefits.

FEATURES

  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • 12-metre plunge pool
  • Private terrace
  • Club benefits
  • Ocean view

This hotel operates an all-inclusive board bases known as Ultimate All Inclusive, which comprises:

 

Food & Beverage

 

  • Sparkling welcome: refreshing towels & glass of bubbly
  • Champagne breakfast buffet selection at the Reef Restaurant
  • Lunch venues: international buffet, Japanese Teppanyaki, Azzuri Mare & Suan Bua Restaurant
  • Afternoon tea
  • Children’s ice cream station
  • The Sundowner party nightly cocktail reception
  • Dinner - international themed buffet, Teppanyaki at the Reef, Suan Bua & Azzuri Mare
  • 2 bars operational 10.00 to midnight
  • House pouring wines, beer & spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, tea, coffee & juices
  • Minibar replenished daily

 

 

Excursions (1 of each per person, weather permitting, booking required)

• Whale shark tour

• Guided snorkel tour

• Night fishing

• Sunset cruise

• Local island discovery

 

Leisure

• Use of fitness centre/personal trainer programs

• One game of tennis

• Snorkelling equipment

• Windsurf lessons

• Tube & banana rides

• Catamaran sailing

Services

• Meet and greet at Male airport

• Assistance with domestic transfer/international flights

• Minibar replenished daily

• Wi-Fi throughout resort

 

Spa Cenvaree

• Credit of USD100 daily for adults against treatments (cannot be accumulated)

• Spa credit can be swapped for a dive up to 3 times a week

 

Children

• Access to The E-zone, entertainment & activities

• Camp Safari kids club

 

Not included

• In-villa dining

• Island Club Benefits (unless confirmed with your room type)

• Dive, dining and recreational options not detailed above

This island provides everything you could want within a relaxed, barefoot luxury atmosphere. Honeymooners who choose to stay here can benefit from the below:

 

Honeymoon/Anniversary Offer One – 7 nights or more – Complimentary

  • Romantic dinner set up in any restaurant
  • A bottle of sparkling wine with a fruit basket and handmade chocolates

 

Honeymoon/Anniversary Offer Two – 6 nights or more – Complimentary

  • A bottle of sparkling wine with a fruit basket and handmade chocolates

 

Conditions

  • Wedding certificate at the time of booking must be shown at check-in
  • Honeymoon must be conducted within 12 months of the wedding date

 

Luxury Celebration Package

 

  • Heart bed decoration
  • Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Breakfast in bed
  • One 60-minute couple’s spa treatment

 

Price upon enquiry

 

‘Moodhufini Ceremony’

  • A 60-minute spa and beauty treatment for the bride and groom
  • Secular wedding ceremony (non-religious)
  • Blessing certificate
  • Maldivian-themed floral decoration of the wedding venue (beach or terrace at The Club)
  • Traditional Maldivian ‘Boduberu’ parade to start the ceremony
  • Two-tier wedding cake
  • Flower bouquet for the bride and boutonnière for the groom
  • Two glasses of sparkling wine for toasting
  • Wedding photography from the moment the groom arrives until the end of the ceremony
  • One five-course candlelit dinner for the newlyweds - the dinner is tailored by our Executive Chef
  • One-hour couple photography around the island
  • Digital copies of the wedding photographs
  • In-villa breakfast the following day

Price on enquiry

 

‘Underwater Ceremony’

  • Underwater blessing ceremony conducted at a maximum depth of 12 metres (approximately 30 minutes) *
  • Club benefits including Club Lounge access for two days during your stay
  • Underwater set-up for the blessing ceremony
  • Blessing certificate
  • Underwater photography including up to 100 pictures and up to 25 minutes of video
  • One five-course candlelit dinner for the newlyweds - the dinner is tailored by our Executive Chef
  • A private one-hour Just Married catamaran cruise with cocktails and canapés
  • Free diving equipment should you wish to explore nearby sunken shipwreck (MV Kudhimaa)
  • One bottle of champagne in the room

* Orientation dive required before the ceremony

 

Price on enquiry

 

It is not possible to have a legally recognised wedding in the Maldives; this ceremony is for effect only. Guests may choose to have this ceremony after a legal UK ceremony. For the ‘Underwater Ceremony’ both participants must possess at least a PADI Scuba Diver entry-level certification. Alternatively, participants may undertake a course at the resort for a supplemental charge. If you choose an outdoor location for your ceremony that becomes unavailable due to weather conditions the resort will provide an indoor location at no extra cost – by booking an outdoor venue you agree to this option with no recourse to the property. Valid until January 2019.

Leisure

  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Multi-purpose court for various sports
  • Kids’ Club
  • Children’s swimming pool
  • PADI dive centre

Excursions

  • Sunset fishing
  • Sunset cruises
  • Local island discovery tour

Services

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Island boutique
  • Medical services with resident doctor on site
  • Laundry services
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Concierge services

Water Sports

  • Snorkelling
  • Wind-surfing (including lessons)
  • Kayaking
  • Banana boat
  • Pedal boats
  • Wake-boarding
  • Catamarans (for experienced users only)

 

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

All-inclusive - Please refer to the All-inclusive section for more information

Azzuri Mare Restaurant

Reef

Reef serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Azzurri Mare

Serving Italian cuisine and seafood with an open kitchen and an a la carte menu for dinner.

Coral Bar & Lounge

Serving cocktails and refreshments along with pool tables and games.

Aqua

Serving cocktails, refreshments and snacks each evening.

In-Villa Dining

Offering a vast choice of dishes with a cross selection from all hotel outlets as well as a large variety of wines served by the glass. Find everything from movie snacks to elaborate meals.

Suan Bua

Suan Bua serves home-style Thai cuisine for dinner. With indoor and outdoor dining.

Located on the South Ari Atoll.

 

  • Male airport 25 minutes by air/60 miles by vehicle
  • Domestic Flight to Maamigili Airport: 10 min by speedboat from resort

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

Accommodation
• Beach Suite, Deluxe Family Water Villa can accommodate up to 2 children
• Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Two Bedroom can accommodate up to 3 children
• Deluxe Family Water Villa includes child locks, gates, bunk beds and a PlayStation
• Cots are available in all rooms except the Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa One Bedroom
• Please note that the Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa One Bedroom can only accommodate 2 adults

Dining
• High chairs are available in all restaurants

Beach & Sea
• White sand
• Warm water
• Shallow

Swimming pool
• A children’s pool is available

Medical
• Medical facilities on site

Kids Club
Camp Safari
Ages allowed
• 4 – 9

Cost
• Complimentary

Indoor Activities Include:
• Arts and crafts

Outdoor Activities Include:
• Fun outdoor activities

E-Zone
Ages allowed
• 10 – 17

Cost
• Complimentary

Indoor Activities Include:
• Snooker table
• Soccer table
• Air hockey
• Table tennis
• PlayStation 3 games

Outdoor Activities Include:
• A range of fun outdoor activities are available

Babysitting
• Babysitting is available at the resort
• Charged at a nominal hourly rate

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