Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

Beautifully situated amongst the pristine islands and glistening ocean of the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa offers guests a remarkable holiday experience. Find an exotic home-from-home among the resort’s stunning beach suites, overwater villas and pool suites. Deluxe Family Water Villas provide unique considerations for families including bunk beds, video games and terrace safety locks. A fantastic selection of activities, comprehensive facilities and attentive service, catering to your every desire, make this resort a truly impressive destination. Beyond the gorgeous beaches, warm, blue waters and stunning surroundings there is plenty to keep you occupied. Think tennis, volleyball and an over-water fitness centre.

Things to do at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

Nurture your adventurous spirit with an array of exciting water sports such as kayaking or windsurfing and explore one of the world’s most superior diving spots, with colourful coral and marine life to discover via the PADI Dive and Water Sports Centre. Alternatively, simply unwind with the ultimate in relaxation at the resort’s lavish SPA Cenavaree oceanfront village. There are two excellent kid’s clubs: Camp Safari for younger guests and E-Zone for teenagers, as well as a dedicated babysitting service to lighten the load when it's time for a table for two. An outstanding selection of restaurants and bars meet all your dining requirements in comfort, style and with a touch of romance. Enjoy all this and more within a truly atmospheric setting.

All Inclusive at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Meals at Reef restaurant are inclusive with the Teppanyaki Grill at Reef inclusive once per minimum 5 night stay. At Suan Bua and Azzuri Mare, $40 credit will be applicable on food items from the meal plan menu once per day per person (promo menu not included). At the Outlet Dispense Bar, Coral Bar, and Aqua Bar standard beverages and house pouring are included. The Private Bar offers an inclusive standard setup. At SPA Cenvaree, enjoy a 10% discount on treatments on the a la carte menu. Also included on the AI plan are non-motorised watersports, snorkelling gear, fitness centre access, volleyball court use, tennis court use, kids club, dreams cinema, and WiFi. 

Grand All Inclusive at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Meals at Reef restaurant are unlimited with the Teppanyaki Grill at Reef inclusive once per minimum 5 night stay. Dining at Suan Bua and Azzuri Mare is unlimited, whilst at the Outlet Dispense Bar, Coral Bar, and Aqua Bar drinks from the Grand All Inclusive menu are included. The minibar comes with a premium setup plus a choice of wine replenished once per stay. Also enjoy in-villa dining (excluding the floating breakfast) once per minimum 7 night stay. Additional services include 4 pieces of laundry per room, per day.

Enjoy all the inclusive activities listed on the AI plan, plus: banana or fun tube rides (minimum 3 night stay), a 10% discount on scuba diving, and inclusive excursions such as snorkelling, whale shark snorkelling, sunset fishing, or a sunset cruise (2 trips for 3-6 nights, 3 trips for 7-9 nights, 4 trips for 10+ nights). Guests on the Grand AI plan can also enjoy spa credit to spend on treatments on the spa menu ($100 per adult for 1-6 nights’ stay, $200 per adult for 7-9 nights’ stay, $400 per adult for 10+ nights’ stay; non-refundable, non-transferable & not redeemable against spa retail items).

A Happy & Healthy Stay at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

The Centara brand has long been building on an ethos of care and attention to the needs of guests. Now, as we adjust to the ‘new normal’ management and local staff have been working hard to double up on these efforts to meet, and even surpass, global expectations for both hygiene and safety. The Centara Complete Care programme has been developed to ensure the protection and well-being of both guests and employees, focusing on areas like social distancing, enhanced cleanliness, and increased hygiene protocols. Expect screens at reception, contactless options, mandatory PPE worn by staff, and sanitisation of sports and spa treatment rooms after each use. For more detail, please enquire.

Please note: Spa and dive credit is non-accumulative, non-transferrable, and non-refundable.

Please note: Dives are subject to weather conditions and each participant must be at least 18 years old and a certified Open Water diver, or higher.

Please note: Excursions must be booked in advance at the front office and will only run if the weather permits.



Duplex Beach Villa

Nestled within Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, the Duplex Beach Villa offers a tranquil retreat. Awash in navy and sky-blue tones, its chic white aesthetic complements the stunning sea view. The mezzanine level hosts a plush king-sized bed, inviting relaxation after a day of sun-soaked adventures. With 87 square meters of space, indulge in a soothing living room and an expansive bathroom with an enticing outdoor shower.

Family Overwater Villa with Kids Bedroom

Elevating the family vacation experience at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, the 93-sqm Family Overwater Villa with Kids Bedroom floats above the Indian Ocean. A secure, child-friendly sundeck provides panoramic sea views, direct lagoon access, and a private jacuzzi. Complete with bunk beds and PlayStation game consoles, this villa is designed to delight younger travelers, ensuring an unforgettable family escape.

Reethi Muraka Overwater Villa

At Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, the Reethi Muraka Overwater Villa promises opulent overwater living. Nestled along the shoreline, these 110-sqm villas boast panoramic sea views, direct lagoon access, and a generous terrace for private alfresco dining beneath the open sky. Elegantly adorned with rattan touches and hardwood furnishings, the villa ensures a luxurious and immersive Maldivian experience.

Sunrise Overwater Villa

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives invites guests to experience the Sunrise Overwater Villa, an 86-sqm sanctuary adorned in fresh, all-white interiors with vibrant tropical accents. Immerse in the breathtaking hues of sunrise from the private sundeck, offering direct access to the warm, azure lagoon. This overwater haven promises a vibrant and tranquil retreat amid stunning natural beauty.

Sunset Overwater Villa

Indulge in the vibrant allure of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives with the Sunset Overwater Villa. This 86-sqm retreat immerses guests in breathtaking sunsets over the horizon. The fresh, all-white interior design with pops of tropical hues complements the private sundeck, providing direct access to the warm, azure lagoon. Experience a harmonious blend of luxury and natural beauty in this overwater haven.

Club Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa

Within Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, the Club Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa offers a spacious 159 sqm haven. Nestled along the beachfront, this villa beckons families and friends with a private deck adorned with sun loungers and a refreshing plunge pool. Enjoy ample space for both fun and relaxation, ensuring a memorable island getaway.

Club Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool

At Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, the Club Sunset Overwater Pool Villa epitomizes opulent overwater luxury. Spanning 114 sqm, this palatial retreat seamlessly blends the lagoon's blues with a modern aesthetic. Featuring a 12-sqm infinity pool, a spacious sundeck, and a bedroom overlooking the ocean, guests can bask in the sunshine and relish glorious sunsets in total privacy and unparalleled comfort.


  • All Inclusive Dine-Around Option
  • Babysitting Facilities
  • Dive Sites
  • Early Check-in & Late Check-out
  • Family Villas
  • Floating Breakfasts Available
  • House Reef
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • PADI Dive School
  • PCR Centre on Island
  • Pool Villas
  • Private Beach
  • Seaplane Transfer
  • Spa
  • Teens Club
  • Villas with Pool

Food & Drink


Take the short walk to Aqua, one the island’s best spots to lay back and admire spectacular ocean views and sunsets. Laze in comfort and tranquillity as you sip your favourite cocktail and enjoy light bites and snacks. Set overwater, opposite Azzuri Mare on the western side of the island, Aqua is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or a nightcap. Sundowner parties are held daily.

Azzuri Mare

The fresh catch of the day prepared Italian style, along with Italian signature dishes and flavour-filled pastas and pizzas are enjoyed at Azzuri Mare, with its dreamy views across the lagoon. Along with its ocean views the restaurant provides plenty of visual action with its open kitchen, and the a la carte menu and set menus feature vegetarian options. Couples and families alike will find Azzuri Mare an atmospheric spot.

Coral Bar & Lounge

Experience one of the most entertaining lounge bars in Maldives. Built on two storeys, with pool tables and games on the mezzanine level and a casual sand-floor setting on the ground floor, Coral Bar & Lounge is located just off the swimming pool deck. Relax in style, indulge in our complimentary afternoon tea, or simply enjoy thirst-quenching drinks, wines, and cocktails at any time of the day or night. Kids will love the daily afternoon ice creams.


Next to the swimming pool and overlooking the beach, the Reef with its thatched roof is a classic island restaurant. Begin your day here with a champagne breakfast! Reef, along with breakfast, serves lunch and dinner with expansive and colourful buffets that feature dishes with Western and Asian influences. Live cooking stations and a Teppanyaki table add to the conviviality. Dining options for vegetarians are also available.

Suan Bua

Set next to a lotus pond, and offering both indoor and al fresco seating, Suan Bua serves the tangy, spicy flavours of authentic home-style Thai cuisine. The chefs recreate recipes from the four regions of Thailand with 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. Vegetarian food is an important part of Thai cuisine, and creative vegetarian dishes are available.

The Club

Those longing for an extra touch of indulgence will enjoy dining in the exclusive setting and convenience of The Club. Designed as a secluded and intimate retreat for Club guests, The Club serves delicious à la carte breakfast. Premium spirits and wines are served with compliments throughout the day, along with refreshments and tea and coffee. Club benefits and exclusive access to the Club Lounge are available for guests staying in a Sunset Ocean Pool Villa or at a supplement.