Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

Machchafushi , , Centara Grand Island, South Ari Atoll (Show on Map)
8.9
Excellent


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Summary of reviewsCentara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a paradise on earth with stunning clear waters and a coral reef to explore just in front of the water villas. The breakfast buffet offers a variety of options, including Western, Indian and Maldivian dishes, while the diverse dining options on the island include Thai and Italian restaurants. The rooms are spacious and well-equipped with water villas being a favorite for their fantastic amenities and privacy. The resort is exceptionally clean with friendly and attentive staff committed to following COVID-19 protocols. The spa experience is exceptional with treatments using local Thai knowledge and knowledgeable and polite staff. The pool is a highlight of the stay with an infinity pool and private pool villas and the beach is stunningly beautiful with crystal clear water and surrounded by coral reefs full of amazing sea-life. The resort is family-friendly with plenty of activities for kids and is a perfect destination for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. Overall, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa offers a luxurious and unforgettable experience, although some guests mention that the prices for extras can be exorbitant.
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Resort for Honeymoon
Your dream honeymoon in the Maldives can finally become reality at this all-inclusive resort. Enjoy private and luxurious villa accommodation and spend many precious moments with your significant other in this exotic paradise.

Luxury Resort

Beachfront Resort

Resort near The Beach

Resort Taking Steps Towards Sustainability

Resort with Spa

Family Friendly Resort

Romantic Resort

Resort with Swimming Pool

Infinity Pool    Panoramic View Pool    Private Pool    Outdoor Pool  


Resort with Gym

Resort with Tennis Courts

Resort for Yoga

5-Star Resort

Resort with Overwater Bungalows

Resort with Infinity Pool

Resort where Extra Health & Safety Measures Have Been Taken
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Do visitors need a health certificate (i.e. a test) prior to arrival?
Yes
Do you perform temperature checks upon guests' arrivals?
Yes, to all guests
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Resort with Outdoor Pool

Resort with Private Pool Rooms

Resort with Panoramic View Pool

Room Types
Duplex Beach Villa King The spacious quadruple room offers air conditioning, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, as well as a balcony. The unit offers 1 bed.

Sunrise Overwater Villa | 25% discount on Transfers | 15% discount on excursions | 20% discount on F&B and Spa | Valid for stays until 20 December 2024 Guests will have a special experience as the quadruple room offers a hot tub. The spacious quadruple room provides air conditioning, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, as well as a balcony. The unit offers 1 bed.

Family Overwater Villa with Kids Bedroom | 25% discount on Transfers | 15% discount on excursions | 20% discount on F&B and Spa | Valid for stays until 20 December 2024 This apartment features a hot tub. The spacious air-conditioned apartment provides a minibar, a tea and coffee maker and a seating area. The unit offers 1 bed.

Club Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa | 25% discount on Transfers | 15% discount on excursions | 20% discount on F&B and Spa | Valid for stays until 20 December 2024 A seating area, a wardrobe, a balcony and a minibar are featured in this spacious apartment. The unit offers 2 beds.

Club Sunset Overwater Pool Villa | 25% discount on Transfers | 15% discount on excursions | 20% discount on F&B and Spa | Valid for stays until 20 December 2024 This quadruple room provides a private pool. The spacious air-conditioned quadruple room offers a minibar, a tea and coffee maker and a seating area. The unit offers 1 bed.

Reethi Muraka Overwater Villa | 25% discount on Transfers | 15% discount on excursions | 20% discount on F&B and Spa | Valid for stays until 20 December 2024 The spacious air-conditioned quadruple room offers a minibar, a tea and coffee maker and a seating area. The unit has 1 bed.

Sunset Overwater Villa | 25% discount on Transfers | 15% discount on excursions | 20% discount on F&B and Spa | Valid for stays until 20 December 2024 The hot tub and spa bath are the standout features of this quadruple room. The spacious quadruple room offers air conditioning, a minibar, a terrace with sea views as well as a private bathroom boasting a walk-in shower. The unit has 1 bed.

Guest Reviews
8.9
Excellent
Location
"Experience a paradise on earth at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa. The location is simply stunning with beautiful clear waters and a coral reef to explore just in front of the water villas. And the sunsets are simply breathtaking. The beachfront and cottage on water villas have fabulous locations, while the lovely small island is set in a very idyllic spot. Even the seaplane lands very close to the property, making access easy and the views even more incredible. While there may be some noise from the planes and small cars passing along the wooden bridges, the warm and enlightening ambience more than makes up for it. Don't miss out on this wonderful location – it's one of the most beautiful places you'll ever stay!"

Breakfast
The breakfast at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa has received rave reviews from guests who appreciate the variety of options available at the buffet. From Western cuisine to live cooking stations and Indian and Maldivian dishes, there's something for everyone. Delicious options include croissants, donuts and a variety of desserts. Some guests have praised the quality of food served in the Italian and Thai restaurants on site. Guests departing early were pleased to receive breakfast before leaving. The only complaint was that a few more continental options would be nice. Overall, the breakfast choices were fantastic for starting the day of snorkeling at the spectacular house reef.

Dinner
The guests of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa were impressed with the diverse dining options available on the island. The Thai and Italian restaurants received high praise for their delicious meals and impressive ambiance. The buffet restaurant, while changing daily, received mixed reviews with some saying it lacked variety while others said the food was great. The seafood BBQ was a highlight for many with diners enjoying the experience of eating with their feet in the sand. While some guests found the prices to be too high, others enjoyed the quality of the food and drinks, including delicious cocktails. Signature cuisines at each restaurant were also praised and the Clubhouse was recommended for an amazing dinner night. Some guests did have negative experiences with staff, particularly waitstaff, but overall the food was exceptional and authentic to Indian, Italian and Thai cuisines. Suggestions were made for more continental and international options in the buffets and for adding more live cooking stations for added variety.

Rooms
The rooms at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa are highly praised by guests. The villas are comfortable, spacious and have beautiful views. Water villas, in particular, are a favorite with their fantastic amenities and privacy. The overwater and beachfront villas are modern and well-equipped and they are cleaned twice a day. The staff is attentive and friendly, providing excellent service. Some guests did mention issues like difficulty turning off air conditioning, lack of snack options in the rooms and some villas not being completely private. However, overall, the villas are stunning and include everything one could dream of for the perfect Maldives experience.

Cleanliness
Guests of the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa rave about the cleanliness of the hotel, describing it as exceptional, impeccable and super clean. Housekeeping services are praised for being thorough and efficient with many guests noting that their rooms were cleaned twice a day. The resort itself is also kept in pristine condition with very clean beaches and well-maintained facilities. The staff are described as friendly, professional and polite and are noted for their commitment to following COVID-19 protocols. Overall, guests are thrilled with the high standards of cleanliness and hygiene at this resort, making it the perfect destination for a relaxing and worry-free vacation.

Staff
The staff at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa are exceptional with many guests raving about their friendliness, helpfulness and attention to detail. From the receptionists, to the room service staff, to the F&B managers, the staff go above and beyond to ensure that guests are comfortable and their needs are met. Some staff members, such as Manish, Nol, Habib and Naaba, were specifically mentioned for their outstanding service. Even the baby club staff, though not always enthusiastic, were generally courteous and accommodating. Guests praised the Thai restaurant and the Reef Restaurant for their friendly waitstaff and noted that the bartenders at the Coral bar were passionate about their craft. The resort managers, including the GM, were also commended for their hospitality. Some guests even mentioned specific staff members, such as Rohit, Senthil, Venky and Peter, for their exceptional service. While some guests found the water sports center to be inflexible, overall the staff at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa were a highlight of many guests' stays.

Spa
The spa experience at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is the epitome of relaxation and rejuvenation. Visitors loved the spa treatments using local Thai knowledge and found the massages to be exceptionally good. The spa menu offered a range of treatments and the staff members were knowledgeable and polite. Guests recommend the couple massage and enjoyed interacting with the spa team members like Jona, Kieu, Susi and Yana. Though spa treatments were a bit expensive, the quality of the services was worth the money. The promotional booths for massages and body products were lovely and the spa experience at the property was out of the world.

Pool
The pool at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is an absolute highlight of the stay. With options including an infinity pool and private pool villas, guests can enjoy a relaxing and pleasant experience. Guests have access to non-motorized equipment such as paddle boats, snorkeling gear and more and can even take a dip in the transparent sea or beautiful lagoon. The resort's layout and incredible snorkeling without having to take a boat trip add to the breathtaking scenery of the area. The pool area is well-maintained and cleaned daily. For an extra special experience, guests can enjoy a floating breakfast in their pool. While some areas may be home to reefs, the pool is open from 7am to 7pm and overlooks the ocean, making it an ideal location for swimming together or just soaking up the views. The only issue mentioned is the presence of coral making swimming difficult in some areas. Overall, the pool at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is the perfect place for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation.

Beach
The Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa boasts a stunningly beautiful beach, located right in front of the rooms. The beach is white and clean, has crystal clear water and is surrounded by coral reefs full of amazing sea-life including fish, small sharks, turtles and even mantas. The resort is an amazing tropical paradise with breathtaking views and several pleasant beaches. The staff is attentive and helpful, providing excellent service throughout the day. The resort is an ideal location for snorkeling and has great excursion opportunities. Although the ladder to the ocean can be slippery, the beach villas are in a fabulous location with stunning views. While there are some reports that the front beach is not the best, the other beaches are just as wonderful. Overall, it is a paradise on earth with pristinely clean beaches and calm turquoise waters.

Family
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a family-friendly hotel where you can enjoy a pleasant holiday with your children. There are plenty of activities for kids, including a kids club and baby club available and a nice game room at the Coral bar. The deluxe over water family villas are practical with one of the rooms having a bunk bed and are suitable for families with small children due to the balcony having a protective fence. There are also free water activities for children. The kid's club is very complete and the staff is eager to assist you in any way possible. Couples and families, including children of all ages, can find diverse customers here. Overall, it was an excellent choice for a family trip and many reviewers mention that their children enjoyed themselves immensely at the resort.

5 Star
If you're looking for an exceptional experience on the island paradise of the Maldives, look no further than Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa. Guests rave about the superb facilities and services with many calling it the best 5-star hotel they've ever stayed at. The snorkeling is especially memorable with guests describing it as a bucket list-worthy activity. The staff's hospitality also earns high praise with consistent 5-star quality over many years. While some reviewers mention that the service may not always meet the high standards of a 5-star hotel, overall, the resort is truly magnificent and unforgettable. Just be prepared for a high price tag.

Private Pool
If you're looking for a pleasant and relaxing vacation, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is definitely worth considering. With private pools available in the water villas and ocean sunset villas, guests can enjoy a luxury experience with breathtaking views. The beach front villas also provide a great option for those looking for easy access to the sand and waves. Guests have described the pool villa as excellent and the sunset view with private pool as magnificent. One guest even used the word 'brutal' to describe the casita encima del agua con piscina. Overall, the private pools are a major highlight of this wonderful resort.

Honeymoon
If you're planning a honeymoon, the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for you. Guests have raved about the beautiful water villas and the wonderful little houses right on the beach. The resort staff goes above and beyond to make your honeymoon special. One guest even mentioned that they were surprised with honeymoon treats twice during their stay. The rooms are absolutely stunning with some offering a sunset view and private pool. You can even enjoy a floating breakfast in your own private pool. Don't worry if you're not on your honeymoon, as the resort is also a decent choice for a "babymoon" or any romantic getaway. Venture out to the nearby water villas for a truly magical experience.

Luxury
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is the epitome of a luxurious hotel with consistent 5-star quality for over a decade. Guests describe their stay as a pleasant and relaxing experience with some calling it a paradise for snorkeling. The resort is praised for its beautiful surroundings, although some guests mention that it comes with exorbitant prices for the extras. Nonetheless, the hotel undoubtedly deserves its 5-star rating, offering a high-end experience for those seeking luxury. The hospitality redefined is a phrase that perfectly captures the service that guests can expect from the staff. While some reviews mention that the service could be better, it does not detract from the overall experience at this luxurious property.

Romantic
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is the perfect romantic getaway for couples looking for a paradise-like vacation. Guests raved about their honeymoon experience at the resort with rooms decorated and champagne offered upon notification of their special occasion. The property boasts beautiful beachfront villas and stunning sunset views from the pool and room. Couples can indulge in romantic floating breakfasts in the pool and take advantage of the great snorkeling opportunities. The resort is a fantastic choice for a honeymoon destination or a relaxing holiday with a partner. Overall, guests felt like they were on a dreamy honeymoon when staying at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa.


Yes, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Infinity Pool, Panoramic View Pool, Private Pool, Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa.

No, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa.

Yes, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa has a gym.

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