Centara Grand Maldives
Heaven on Earth...Centara Grand Maldives, the resort you die for.
Surrounded by the blue ocean of the South Ari Atoll, and distinctive with its timbered walkways and colonial-style buildings, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a paradise with a beautiful white beach and shimmering lagoon that offers the perfect holiday for everyone.
*Overview of the Resort
This modern, recently refurbished Ultimate All-Inclusive resort offers guests a truly luxurious standard of accommodation and top of the range amenities. Water sports enthusiasts will be in their element with a great selection of pursuits on offer, including superb scuba diving among colorful reefs and a dedicated shipwreck.
There’s also a gorgeous swimming pool to laze by, a state-of-the-art fitness center and the Spa Cenvaree with no end of treatments to leave you feeling in the pink of health. Whilst the adults are at play, children are kept more than happy at the kid’s club, enjoying a range of supervised activities with qualified staff, including arts, crafts and beach games.
*How to get there!!!
Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives is 97.4km from Malé Velana International Airport. It can be accessed via a 30 min direct seaplane transfer which will be the extraordinary experience for you. Seaplane is looked quite similar to the Airplane with only 16 seats you could enjoy the amazing views from the sky above the deep blue ocean and combined with backdrop of blue shine sky.
The Seaplane flight just above the surface of the ocean so you could enjoy the whole pictures of Maldives island from the sky, it's really fun and amazing experience. The opportunity to view the amazing Maldivian scenery is one of the perks of seaplane transfer.
Resort staff standing by to welcome arriving guests. Arriving or departing guests will feel the warmth of the staff at the resort jetty. Memories of a wonderful vacation forever sealed by the heart-warming gesture and Maldivian hospitality.
*Style & Character
Centara Grand Maldives has a wealth of activities and facilities for an ideal hideaway for couples and honeymooners, or a fun-filled destination for families. Of key interest to vacationers would be the resort’s “ultimate All-Inclusive’ package” that provides for everything you could desire, from diving to dining, spa to excursions, and everything in between including champagne breakfasts and sunset cruises.
*Service & Facilities
Highlights at this all-inclusive resort include 4 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa. The Swimming pool, Fitness center, The Spa Cenvaree, Water sports center including windsurfing, kayaking, boating and fishing (complimentary use of non-motorized water sports). Scuba diving center, Kids Club (4–9 years), E-Zone (10–17 years), Babysitting, Regular evening entertainment, Laundry/dry-cleaning service, Concierge desk, 24-hour room service, Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.
The Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 112 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, fireplaces, and balconies. Minibars provide free refreshments. Nice touches include rainfall shower heads, bathrobes, and slippers. Sofa beds, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers are also available.
When it comes to dining, you’re spoil for choice with three restaurants serving sumptuous world cuisine. For a melting pot of Asian and Western dishes, head to Reef Restaurant with its interactive buffets, stunning salads, fiery woks, tandoori oven and teppanyaki grill.
SUAN BUA is where you can sample the most delicious Thai food in a suitably tranquil setting, overlooking a lotus pond.
For Italian delights, Azzuri Mare is perfect, set beside the ocean, there are seafood platters to feast on, char-grilled entrees and sinful desserts.
Coral Bar is one of the most impressive in the Maldives – more than just a bar it’s an entertainment center with a lively sports bar and a jam-packed wine cellar.
The 4 restaurants: Reef (Western and Asian cuisine, including teppanyaki table, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Azzuri Mare (Italian and seafood, open for lunch and dinner), Suan Bua (home-style Thai cuisine, open for lunch and dinner) and The Club (So special for the Sunset Ocean Pool Villa). Aqua over-water bar, Coral Bar & Lounge.
At Centara Grand, the island’s All-Inclusive plan means you can eat at any of the four restaurants on the island during your stay. So, you can dazzle your taste buds with a different culinary experience in a new corner of the island, each day.
With 112 suites and villas. All rooms with air-conditioning, private furnished balcony or terrace, living room, satellite TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, telephone, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, safe, hairdryer, iron and board on request. Ranking from Beach Suite, Deluxe Water Villa, Ocean Water Villa and Sunset Ocean Pool Villa.
* Things to do:
There is so many things that guests can choose from land to sea-based activities, from fast to slow paced or simply doing nothing. That’s the beauty of vacation at the Maldives, even lounging at the swimming pool and taking in the amazing scenery makes it all worthwhile. But to maximize on the resort offerings, its highly advisable to observe the events timing so that you do not “miss the boat”.
One of the highlights of the resort would be the fish feeding session daily from 18:00 near the resort house reef. Huge stingrays, sharks and other fishes all appear out of nowhere. It’s an eye-opening experience. The huge stingrays all displayed very enthusiast feeding behavior, thrashing out of the water at times to secure the food.
The resort house reef is one the places that even non-avid snorkelers will spend a great deal of time. The healthy house reefs have various structures built-in to provide a safe breeding ground for fishes. And this shows through the abundance of marine life at the site.
You can also just simply slow down and luxuriate among the many chill out spots throughout the resort. Do something or do nothing, that’s the way to go.