Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

ADh. Machchafushi, South Ari Atoll
87 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
45 minutes by domestic flight, 25 minutes by seaplane


Swimming Pool
Scuba Diving
Private Pool Villas
Multi-Bedroom Villas
Children's Facilities
All Inclusive Package
Jacuzzi Villas
Baby Sitting

Set amongst the perfect islands and blue ocean of South Ari Atoll (Alifu Atoll), Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives delivers a fantastic value 5 star resort experience and the ultimate in barefoot luxury along with a range of exciting activities that will appeal to both couples and families alike.

Featuring 112 suites and villas, the resort offers snorkelling and diving enthusiasts outstanding diving opportunities including an excellent house reef complete with a dedicated sunken ship wreck and some of the Maldives' best snorkelling and diving sites are within easy reach.

The resort exclusively offers all guests an "ultimate all-inclusive" vacation experience besides a perfect white sand beach and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Room Categories

Land Room
87 sq feet

Take a walk on the white sand beach just outside your Beach Suite, and enjoy the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Our Beach Suites offer prime island living, where you can enjoy a spacious area of 87 square metres with a relaxing living room, a king bedroom on the mezzanine level, and an expansive bathroom with an outdoor bathtub for a touch of indulgence. 

Light and airy with warm colours and inviting décor, the Beach Suites comfortably accommodate families of up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Land Room
86 sq feet

Open the door to the endless horizon, unwind on your private sundeck, or enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the warm lagoon. Set on the northern side of the island, the Deluxe Water Villas are spacious in size with a living area of 86 square metres, a soothing décor of white with splashes of colour, and rattan and hardwood furnishings. 

The villas sleep 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child in comfort, with the option of a king-size bed or twin beds, and the bathroom features a shower and a bathtub with ocean views.

Over Water Villa
93 sq feet

These family-friendly over-water villas are designed for the special needs of those with young children. The villas offer 93 square metres of family space including a children’s sleeping area.

Over Water Villa
110 sq feet

Take in sublime sunset views from these villas set on the western end of the island. Designed for lagoon living, each has an ample terrace for lounging and basking in the sun, a sea-gazing bedroom, and steps that lead directly into the shimmering lagoon. 

Abundant space is provided, with 110 square metres of total living area, including an outdoor terrace where our chefs can arrange a private dinner, and a spacious bedroom with high ceilings and hints of vibrant colours.  Perfect as idyllic villa hideaways, the Luxury Sunset Water Villas also accommodate families with a king bedroom sleeping up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child, and an airy bathroom with shower and freestanding bathtub.

Land Room
159 sq feet

With white sand fringed by crystal clear waters just outside your Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa, you can indulge in barefoot luxury and enjoy abundant living space in your 159-square-metre thatched-roofed villa, with its own plunge pool and terrace perfect for lazy days. 

Soft woods and white hues throughout the living area and the king bedroom on the mezzanine level create an inviting and relaxing environment. Ideal for couples and honeymooners, these retreats are designed for two adults and feature an airy bathroom with shower and indoor and outdoor bathtub.

Land Room
159 sq feet

With fresh interiors that blend harmoniously with the natural environment and their own beachfront, these expansive 159-square-metre pool villas are ideal for families travelling to the Maldives with up to three children. Each Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa Two-Bedroom is a tranquil retreat, a stone’s throw away from the shimmering lagoon and with its own plunge pool on the terrace for cool dips. 

The spacious interiors accommodate up to 4 adults, 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children, featuring a relaxing lounging area, two separate bedrooms with a king master bedroom and a smaller bedroom with twin beds, and two bathrooms with bathtub and shower.



Your health and well-being is so essential in today’s world. At SPA Cenvaree, the spa put you first with pampering treatments that are both relaxing and good for you. You will find SPA Cenvaree at almost all of the hotels and resorts plus an expanding collection of spas at locations around the world.


Surrounded by warm, azure waters with extraordinary underwater visibility, beautiful coral formations and an exotic marine life, Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations. Our PADI Best Dives experts will provide everything that is needed for beginners, those with medium skills, and expert divers.

water sports

The house reef and lagoon provide fascination for snorkellers, and just off the reef there is a dedicated shipwreck that offers easy diving and a close-up view of turtles and whale sharks, manta rays, parrotfish, anemone fish, and surgeonfish.


For a true feel of discovery and adventure, our Ultimate All-Inclusive experience includes a choice of half-day and full-day excursions. Each guest can enjoy all excursions once per stay, choosing from a snorkelling tour, sunset cruise, local island discovery tour to visit a Maldivian village on a nearby island, and sunset fishing.

sports and recreation

Voted as Maldives’ most family-friendly resort two years in succession, the island has an ideal family itinerary that includes visits to Camp Safari and E-Zone for the youngsters, and exciting activities like banana boat and tube rides, water sports, beach games and activities at the pool, which includes a pool for the young ones.  

sports and recreation

Blessings and renewal of vows at Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives are influenced by the Maldivian culture and offer celebrations in an intimate fashion against a naturally beautiful backdrop of pristine sandy beach, crystal clear waters and endless sky. Underwater blessing ceremonies are also available for a truly extraordinary and exciting experience. 

Wining and Dining

  • Island Club

    Exclusive breakfast buffet, mid-day snacks, afternoon tea, cocktail hours, chocolates and cordials for our Club guests. Our exclusive club offers the well traveled holiday maker personalized service and comfort throughout their stay. Get in touch with home, associates or check up on your e-mail in a comfortable and pleasant lounge or at the Club Bar.

  • Aqua Bar

    Situated over our house lagoon and adjacent to “Azzuri Mare”, the Aqua Bar is the perfect retreat for guests seeking a little more peace and solitude. Whether it be for a refreshing freshly squeezed fruit juice during the day or perhaps a pre dinner cocktail while the sun’s setting paints the skies above the Indian Ocean.

  • Coral Bar

    Cocktails, Wines, Bar & Lounge One of the most impressive of its kind in the Maldives all inclusive resorts , this is much more than a bar. It is a full entertainment complex, which is the focal point on this maldives island where the guests can come for a selection of activities.

  • Azzuri Mare

    This restaurant brings Italian ‘dolce vita’ to the island. Enjoy a perfectly cooked meal in a stunning setting over the azure sea. Enjoy fresh seafood platters, antipasto with fine Italian cured meats and delightful selection of char grilled entrees and sinful desserts.

  • Lotus Restaurant

    Sample the very best of genuine Thai food as you overlook the lotus pond in tranquility second to none. Or join our chefs in the purpose built cooking studio where you are guaranteed to learn the secrets of preparing a stunning Thai meal 

  • Reef Restaurant

    A melting pot of several Asian and Western cuisines throughout the day and buffets for breakfast and dinner. This smart casual restaurant features interactive buffets with food cooked to order and stunning salads, tandoors, fiery woks, hearty Asian and Italian noodles, Mongolian barbecue, and a medley from the western hemispheres

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