Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa


Surrounded by the tranquil ocean of the South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand is a secluded island resort.

Hosting over 100 spacious villas and suites that blend naturally in the with scenic setting, the all-inclusive resort offers a wide range of activities and facilities to make for the perfect hideaway.

There are plenty of opportunities for guests to discover more about the Maldives and the life beneath the ocean – including the house reef and a shipwreck dive, both in reach of the island.

Luxury Property
Five Star
  • Destination


  • Location

    South Ari Atoll

  • Island Size


  • Reef Type


  • Suitable Options

    Families, Honeymooners

  • Meal Plans


  • Number of Rooms

    112 Rooms

  • No. of Restaurants

    4 Restaurants

  • Number of Bars

    2 Bars

  • Transfer Type

    Seaplane (25 Mins)

Villas & Residences

Boasting 112 weatherboard villas connected by timber walkways, Cantara Grand makes for a spacious getaway location with some residencies reaching up to 159 square foot.

Beachfront suites are perfect for families, featuring a mezzanine level and the option for a private plunge pool. Some villas are also adapted for family use, featuring bunk beds in a children’s area along with child locks to ensure safety.

Couples, honeymooners and adult parties are also well accommodated for with all residencies boasting the option for an upgrade to Club category which provides access to the Club Lounge. All pool villas enjoy the luxury of their own villa host to assist travelers throughout their stay.

Food & Beverages

The Centara Grand has seven restaurants, each part of the all-inclusive experience.

From champagne breakfasts served at Reef to the authentic Thai Cuisine served in Suan Bua, there is something for everyone, not to mention the 24 hour in-villa dining, which enables guests to enjoy Thai delicacies in the comfort of their own rooms.

For those looking for a refreshment, the Coral Bar and Lounge and The Club both offer extensive and indulgent treats.

The Coral Bar and Lounge is one of the most entertaining in the Maldives, offering sophisticated afternoon teas and ice creams for the kids and a luxurious range of cocktails for the adults.

The Club is an exclusive location that provides an intimate retreat serving a la carte breakfast, light lunches and exquisite five-course meals along with refreshments and premium spirits and wines.

Services & Facilities

There are plenty of experiences on offer to both young and old. For the young ones, Camp Safari and E-Zone, along with banana boat rides and other water sports, are all included.

Meanwhile adults can unwind during daily spa treatments and enjoy dives guided by the resorts own PADI Best Dives experts.


The island resort is set within the South Ari Atoll and can be accessed by seaplane.

Property Highlights

The Deluxe Family Water Villa are an excellent choice for family with two small children. Its such great value.
Mie Ali Didi, Director of Operations
Director of Operations


Its a small resort with a huge number of overwater villa. It offers a great value AI which includes, spa, water sports and whale shark excursion. Great options for families who are a bit more budget conscious