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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

Ari Atoll (8 kms from Dhangethi)

Ranked 31 out of 40 5 star hotels in maldives

(604 reviews)

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About Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a luxurious barefoot paradise located in the South Ari Atoll. This resort features 112 spacious villas over the water and suites that blend in beautifully with the natural surroundings. The resort has several alfresco restaurants, a charming swimming pool, a full-service spa and a vibrant kids club. They also provide thrilling activities including snorkelling, diving and exploring the shipwreck dive site just off the island.

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Location & Nearby Places

Ari Atoll (193.9 Km from city center)

Centara Grand Island, South Ari Atoll

15 Nearby Attractions

Dhigurah Island

8.2 km

Diving in Maldives

9.3 km

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10.1 km

Tomb of Sultan Ibrahim III

11.1 km

Sun Island Resort Golf Course

15.3 km

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

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20.3 km

Kandolhu Island Beach

45.4 km

Mirihi Island Beach

52.7 km

Velaa Private Island Golf Course

57.4 km

Diving With Hammerhead Sharks

57.4 km

HP Reef

57.4 km

Boduberu Show

57.4 km

Maldive Victory

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Nilandhoo Island

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All Facilities for Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

Category Facilities
Activities Water sport facilities on site, Darts, Windsurfing, Tennis equipment, Beach, Tennis court, Movie nights, Cooking class, Snorkelling, Canoeing, Billiards, Fishing, Table tennis, Diving.
Cleanliness & disinfecting Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning, Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus, Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays, Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines, Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay.
Miscellaneous Non-smoking rooms, Designated smoking area, Family rooms.
Safety features Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities, Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed, Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas, Face masks for guests available, Process in place to check health of guests, First aid kit available, Thermometers for guests provided by property, Access to health care professionals.
Room Amenities Air conditioning, Safety deposit box.
Food & Drink Fruits, Wine/champagne, Special diet menus (on request), Snack bar, Kid meals, BBQ facilities, Restaurant, Kid-friendly buffet, Breakfast in the room, Outdoor furniture, Room service, Bar.
Safety & security 24-hour security, Fire extinguishers, CCTV in common areas, Smoke alarms.
Services WiFi, Free WiFi, Internet services.
Cleaning services Trouser press, Ironing service, Daily housekeeping, Laundry.
Services & Extras Key access.
Common areas Picnic area, Sun terrace, Games room, Garden.
Food & drink safety Food can be delivered to guest accommodation, All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized, Breakfast takeaway containers, Delivered food is securely covered, Physical distancing in dining areas.
Reception services Concierge service, Tour desk, Private check-in/check-out, Luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, Currency exchange.
Physical distancing Cashless payment available, Contactless check-in/check-out, Mobile app for room service, Physical distancing rules followed.
General WiFi available in all areas.
Entertainment and family services Evening entertainment, Kids' outdoor play equipment, Indoor play area, Board games/puzzles, Kids' club, Babysitting/child services.
Pool and wellness Sun umbrellas, Hot tub/Jacuzzi, Outdoor pool (all year), Steam room, Swimming pool, Private beach area, Massage, Kids' pool, Swimming Pool, Fitness centre, Beachfront, Pool with view, Fitness classes, Spa/wellness packages, Fitness, Spa facilities, Outdoor pool, Spa and wellness centre, Spa lounge/relaxation area, Sun loungers or beach chairs, Yoga classes.
Transport Airport shuttle, Airport shuttle (additional charge).
Outdoor & View Terrace.
Bath/Hot spring Open-air bath.

Guest Ratings For This Property

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young couple
Great value for the price with some room for improvement.
Almost everything. Food was great. Staff was awesome! House cleaning was amazing. Thanks Amanulla for keeping our room clean!
Few things that could be change for better. - Shower gets hot and cold (room 66) - Stairs to get to water from room can use new rails that go all the way down, and algae can be cleaned. - Provide faster transport base option to see whale sharks. This was the slowest boat out of 25 and we missed first opportunity as we could not make it in 45 minutes after we knew the location of whale shark. Unsure how other resorts do it but it is important for people that don't have flexibility for second opportunity

Published on 19 Dec 2023

family with young children
Wonderful experience from start to finish
From the moment we were met at the airport to the moment we were dropped back was simply fabulous. The team smoothly guided us through to the seaplane, making the transfer painless. The hotel and the location are stunning, the facilities fantastic, the room both luxourious and comfortable, and the food divine. I loved watching the seaplanes arrive and depart from the back of our overwater villa. My daughter enjoyed her first experience of snorkelling and there were enough activities to keep us all entertained for the week that we stayed. Each member of the hotel greeted us with warmth and smiles, from the greeting at the airport, to their long waves goodbye as our boat departed. The little touches were way above hotels I've stayed at previously - from the welcome message, to the special birthday message made with coconut leaves, to the "see you soon" messages both on our dining table on our last night, and in the sand art in our villa for our last night.
Hard to find anything really. The afternoon tea was the only area that we encountered that could use a revamp. This was part of the all inclusive package. If we had paid extra for this, then we really would have been disappointed. We tried the la carte restaurants and found their choice on the all inclusive package to be too limited. We actually enjoyed the Reef restaurant the most due to the variety of very tasty food on offer which made life easier with kids. Do note that not everything on the drinks and food menus are included in the All Inclusive package. Often the team will point this out when ordering.

Published on 06 Dec 2023

young couple
Sunny paradise
Centare resort was our beautiful hideaway for 15 nights. Right after we stepped out of the seaplane our honeymoons have started. The whole team made sure that our dreams came really true. Our first contact was with guest service manager Sveltana. She welcomed us with open heart, welcome drink und very professional at same time. She was always reachable per Whatsapp, if there were some questions or we needed some help. We felt very good served during our whole stay. Our room attendant Samsul did his job on such excellent level. He came many times per day for cleaning up, a little small talk and filling up the water bottles. He got sure that we have all we need. Every time when we came back after his cleaning, the villa looked like brand new! Additionally he has surprised us with many sand drawings (outside the villa) or inside with the towels (elephants, angels). He did his job with passion and perfectionism to the last detail! The staff from the Reef bar did amazing job too. We really enjoyed the excellent services from Habib and Jasim. They knew us very well and have never forgot, what are our favourite drinks. Plus they filled up our ice cube box automatically. When they had time, we did some small talks and they come automatically to the table and asked if we need something. The food itself was just AMAZING!!! The buffets offered a huge choice of food, vegetable, salads, fresh fruits and deserts. The quality of dishes were comparable with very good europeans restaurants. We were many times wondering how its possible to prepare it with such quality on a small island in the middle of Indian ocean! Our side-dish highlight were the fresh made butter garlic naan from Masut! If you like Indian kitchen you gonna love it! What we either appreciated were two a la carte restaurants on the island (italian and thai). Both had very professional staff and delicious dishes.
Part 2 what we liked: Both places are definitely worth to visit more than once and to try many dishes from their menu card! Also we would like to thank to our guides from dive center for the great experience!!!We took trips to snorkel with turtles and mantas. The guides gave their best to find the see animals and that we all can see them live in the ocean. Not to mentioned, that they dive to the animals and take fantastic photos and videos with gopro camera. During the way back every guest got those videos in full quality as memory. The equipment and the ships were clean and looked in very good shape. We had some issues with our whole face masks and therefore we borrowed a separate mask and a snorkel from dive center. Everything was free of charge and in very good condition. During our stay we have met many times the main resort manager and he found time for polite conversations and gave us tips where we can find turtles in our bay. And he was right! We have found ca 70cm big turtle just 30-40metes from our villa. It was just an amazing experience to observe this peaceful and elegant creature eating and diving for like 30minutes alone. The resort crew organized for us the seaplane flights and helped us also at the airport itself. On our way back it was very busy morning and we were worried to miss our flight. The resort attendant accompanied us through the priority line even when we had economy tickets. They knew exactly when which airlines close gates and have departures. After such a great time it was very hard to us to say goodbye, We will come back for sure and recommend this resort to anybody looking for a amazing honeymoon destination!!!

Published on 03 Dec 2023

family with young children
All Bangladeshi Staff is Good .

Published on 27 Nov 2023

family with young children
Person hospitality
Intercom not working

Published on 27 Nov 2023

young couple
The location, the services, the room.
The food wasn't great. The discounts that were available woth or booking weren't given to us.

Published on 24 Nov 2023

with friends
Amazing from start to finish! No problems at all. Everything you needed was there and the staff are generally friendly
The little touches by the room service guy! Everything immaculate! Amazing views and very spacious
That I had to leave

Published on 01 Oct 2023

family with young children
Very good
Vacation in Aquatic wonderland!
Hospitality by each and very staff in all departments was excellent - Mgmt really got this right. Everyone was friendly, helpful, full of initiative, and take time to engage you & your needs. Special thanks to: Mitchell- who took care of my family at breakfast Jaman- who dropped by after work every other day to play with my 7yo daughter teaching her air hockey & futsul techniques. Huthu- teaching us all sorts of things abt the nurse sharks and stingrays during the daily evening feeding sessions of their house pets Shani - at kids club who engaged the kids in the afternoon with craft activities and mocktail making. Chef Justin & Yassim - at the Italian restaurant (which was our favourite and they can prepare off menu dishes) where food was so good and we could watch the fishes/sharks come by after dinner while Yassim shared with us stories of his Maldivian childhood. Guys at the dive centre (Yash, conq) - who brought us to see the spinner dolphins (amazing!) and whale shark (which we unfortunately couldnt track). House reef was one of the best in terms of accessibility and variety of aquatic life. Corals were still healthy in many parts not like many resorts where coral bleaching is more apparent. Our young kids & us saw reef sharks, plenty variety of fishes, squid, turtles and dolphins! Rooms were extremely clean- cleaned twice a day. Plenty of indoor and outdoor towels.
The resort is showing signs of wear in certain areas and could do with some updating, particularly in common areas like gym, games room, kids club.

Published on 14 Sep 2023

young couple
Wonderful experience and stay!
Everything! Staff were amazing, rooms outstanding

Published on 31 Aug 2023

family with young children
honestly stay in here was so fun and makes me happy. i will come back to this hotel again. thank u team centara ^_^

Published on 10 Aug 2023

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