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Package includes

All prices include return transfers and personal service

Hotel overview

Nestled in the heart of South Ari Atoll, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is surrounded by the blue Indian Ocean and white beaches. Here, wooden walkways are laid across the water, and colourful bungalows under thatched roofs are enveloped in a fresh breeze! The island has a lot of entertainment and excellent infrastructure, which makes it an ideal place for couples and honeymooners, as well as a fun place for families. A colourful house reef guarantees a lifetime experience!

Extremely comfortable accommodation:

  • 112 overwater villas
  • Natural finishes and island style of the interiors
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Well-furnished terraces and verandas
  • Internet access in all rooms

Restaurants and bars of the resort

4 restaurants, 2 bars, dinners on the ocean shore, in-villa service and much more - here you will have a good meal:

  • Reef. It’s the main and largest restaurant of the resort with two hundred seats. It serves the best and most beloved dishes of international cuisine made from exclusively fresh products. Both adults and children will like it here. Opening hours: 07:00-22:00.
  • Suan Bua. It is impossible to be in the Maldives and not try Thai cuisine. If you are after culinary exotics, Suan Bua is your place. Here, unexpected combinations and taste discoveries are guaranteed! Opening hours: 12:00-14:30/19:00-22:00.
  • Azzuri Mare. The name speaks for itself - Italian cuisine, loved by millions of people around the world. The establishment offers pizza, pasta, ravioli, salads and delicious seafood. Opening hours: 12:00-14:30/19:00-22:00.
  • Aqua. It’s the perfect place to enjoy tropical sunsets while sipping your favourite cocktail. This is a relaxed bar with great service. Opening hours: 10:00-00:00.
  • Coral Bar & Lounge. One of the most unusual lounge bars in the Maldives is located by the water, on two floors, and delights guests not only with original drinks but also the possibilities of hanging out. There are pool tables and... ice cream! Opening hours: 10:00-00:00.
  • The Club. Designed as a secluded place for special guests, it serves à la carte breakfasts, rich balanced lunches and five-course candlelit dinners. Throughout the day, The Club serves superb alcohol and wine, as well as soft drinks, tea and coffee. Club privileges and exclusive club lounge access are available to guests staying at Sunset Ocean Pool Villa or at an additional cost.

Thought-out infrastructure:

  • Infinity pool and children’s pool
  • Conference room with all the necessary equipment for business meetings
  • Sandy white beach
  • First-aid post
  • Currency exchange point
  • Laundry

Ultimate All-Inclusive programme

The resort provides premium services for your carefree vacation. The list of services may vary depending on the season. Usually, the package includes:

  • Meeting by hotel staff at the airport and transfer by seaplane and speedboat
  • Excellent food in restaurants and in the villa, as well as a replenished minibar
  • Some Spa services
  • Several excursions
  • Water sports, equipment and training, as well as diving (the list of services may vary, so you need to request the list when booking a villa)
  • Tennis and signature training programmes in the gym

SPA Cenvaree

Relax as never before and indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at Spa Cenvaree. There are luxurious rooms for two and those who prefer individual treatments, as well as an outdoor area for underwater relaxation. Masters practice unique Thai massage and programmes on Vichy hydrotherapy equipment, in pools with hot and cold water.

Yoga classes are available on the beach and in the fitness centre. All treatments are based on Thailand’s unique heritage and modern rejuvenation techniques.

Great leisure for everyone

  • House reef and sunken ship. The lagoon and coral reef of the resort is a great place to experience the exotic of the Indian Ocean in full. A few meters from the villas, there is a coral garden in the lagoon, where biologists grow unique corals. These corals replenish the reef to preserve biological diversity. Divers will be able to explore the wreck of the Kudhimaa, a freighter that has been sunk with the purpose to become home to hundreds of species of marine inhabitants! The island has its own PADI dive centre, where a team of experienced instructors will educate beginners and help experienced divers learn new skills.
  • Water sports. The resort offers leisure activities for guests of all ages and preferences - windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, canoeing, pedalos and more. Non-motorized water sports are included in the Ultimate All-Inclusive programme.
  • Daily excursions. There are a lot of them, and everyone should try each! A snorkelling tour is an easy way to experience marine life. It is suitable for the whole family and will delight children with parrotfish, turtles, manta rays and many other inhabitants of the underwater world. A traditional dawn dhoni boat cruise in azure waters with champagne and light snacks is the best way to enjoy the purple Maldivian sunsets. And swimming with whale sharks and dolphins is for the bravest! And, of course, it is worth visiting the capital of Male with its historical and cultural attractions.
  • Sports grounds and gym. You love weight training or prefer outdoor games in the open air? On this island, you can do both.

Fun for your children

The resort has Camp Safari, a kids club for children from 4 to 9 years old. It’s a wonderful and safe place where experienced staff organizes fun and educational activities for young guests of the resort. For older children, there is a special E-ZONE play area. Babysitting services are available on request and at a charge.

How to get there: 20 minutes by domestic flight from Male international airport to Maamigili Airport and then 20 minutes by speedboat directly to the hotel

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Additional information

Minimum night stay requirement

A minimum of 5 nights consecutive stay is required for any reservation between Dec 25, 2019 - Jan 02, 2020 with no check out allowed on Dec 30 - 31, 2019. Compulsory New Year Eve Party and Dinner on Dec 31, 2019

All Inclusive Plan Inclusions
-Meet and greet at Velana Airport and assistance with domestic transfer and international flight connections.
-Sparkling welcome! Refreshing towels and glass of bubbly on arrival to the resort (Non-alcoholic beverages available upon request).
-Sumptuous Champagne Breakfast at Reef Restaurant, offering an extensive buffet selection.
-A choice of lunch venues, including our themed International buffets, Italian favorites at Azzuri Mare and Thai at Suan Bua restaurant.
-Afternoon tea/coffee at Coral Bar. Serving delicate cakes, scones and sandwiches.
-Evening cocktails, the perfect way to start the evening with a nightly cocktail accompanied by tasty tapas, an opportunity to meet your fellow guests.
-Dinner is a special affair offering a choice of 3 different venues. Dining options include our International themed buffet at Reef Restaurant, Thai food at Suan Bua, Italian and Grill cuisine at Azzuri Mare and our Teppanyaki counter at Reef restaurant. Advance reservations need to be made in respective outlets.
-Two bars to choose from serving a variety of beverages daily from 10 am to midnight. House pouring wines (red, white, sparkling and rose), beer, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, tea, coffee and juices.
-Excursions are included with the stay. The resort offers a selection of highly popular tours such as, whale shark snorkeling, guided snorkeling tour, sunset fishing, sunset cruise and a local island discovery. All excursions will be operated weather permitted and have to be booked in advance at Front Office. Excursions are per person per stay. We can’t guarantee sightings of the Whale Sharks as a point to note.
-Mini bar replenished daily.
-Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
-Health and wellbeing is covered too. Complimentary use of our fitness center, tennis and volley ball court.
-Complimentary activities in the resort include, use of snorkeling equipment, windsurfer lessons, speedboat tube or banana ride, canoes, paddle boats and catamaran sailing.
-For Spa Cenvaree, the following credits will apply:
Client stay:
01-06 nights receives a USD 100 per adult per stay
07-09 nights receives a USD 200 per adult per stay
10 nights or more receives a USD 400 per adult per stay
Notes:-
*Minimum age limit for the spa is 18 years
*This credit is non-accumulative
*This credit is non-transferrable.
*This credit is applicable to all spa treatments, regular a la carte, special offers and packages.
-Diving is included. Guests can enjoy up to 3 dives per person per week as an alternative to spa treatments.
-For the kids, special rates and even free stays are just the beginning of the fun Centara Maldives provide along with a range of facilities for all ages. The Ezone offers entertainment and activity for teenagers and family while Camp Safari kids club offers a daily supervised activity program.
Not included:
-In-villa Dining
-Island Club and its benefits
-Photo Shooting
-Private Snorkeling or Boat trips
-Special Promotional offers such as Dining and Recreational options not mentioned in the segment above

Terms & Conditions (Diving):
The option to exchange Spa Credit for Diving is applicable to adults only, 18 years old and above. Up to 3 dives per person per week, limited to one dive a day. The 3 dives include an orientation dive and 2 regular dives. Each dive, including the orientation dive, is limited to 45 minutes. Each participant must primarily be a certified open water diver or higher and undergo orientation prior to the first scheduled dive. The final dive should be completed 24 hours prior to departure from the resort. Dives are subject to weather conditions. Stay 7 nights and get 3 dives included. Stay 5-6 nights and get 2 dives included. Stay 4 nights or less and get 1 dive included.

Transfers Information

Roundtrip Seaplane services (25 minute air transfer time per way), operated by Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) only during daylight hours. To arrange Seaplane transfers, Your Outbound flight must arrive in the Maldives between 0600hrs and 1545hrs and Inbound flight from the Maldives must depart between 09:00hrs and 20:00hrs.

If the flights operate outside of these times we would recommend booking domestic flight to nearby airport located in south Ari Atoll (See details below). Seaplane transfer is an exciting 25 minutes journey over beautiful pearly islands to Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Our Welcome Ambassadors will be delighted to assist with the transfers at Velana International Airport and the Seaplane terminal. Baggage allowance for seaplanes is 25kgs per person including hand luggage. The Carrier reserves the right to charge for excess baggage directly from the passengers.

Roundtrip Domestic flights (Flyme) operated by Villa Air between Velana International Airport and Villa Airport Maamigili is available for guest who arrive before 22:30hrs: Villa Airport Maamigili is located in the South Ari Atoll just 15 minutes boat transfer to our Resort Resort provides complimentary speedboat service between Villa Airport Maamigili and resort. The flight will take 20 minutes journey From Velana International Airport to Villa Airport Maamigili. Our Welcome ambassadors will meet and assist you with the transfers at Velana International Airport and Villa Airport Maamigili. Baggage allowance 30kgs per person including hand luggage. The Carrier reserves the right to charge for excess baggage directly from the passengers.

Seaplane and Domestic flight reservations are only available for bookings made outside 48 hours, subject to tides, weather conditions & Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA)'s and Domestic flight "FLYME's" terms & conditions. Centara Hotels & Resorts is not responsible for poor tides, weather, and sea conditions causing the journey impossible to operate at the scheduled times (cancelled / delayed transfer services), and the charges will be nonrefundable. However, WIOTTO and Centara Hotels & Resorts will assist the guests to organize an alternative overnight accommodation with breakfast in Velana instead with no additional charge including finding the alternative transfer option & arrangement for guests on the following day (subject to availability).

Family Plan

Applicable in Low season (May 01’19 – Oct 31’19)
* Up to 1 children under 12 years of age on check-in stay free when sharing existing bedding with 2 Adult Booking.( Existing bedding means either rooms with a sofa bed, Centara double/double guest room or sharing bed with parents )
* It is a requirement to book a particular guest room that provides the bedding required for family plan stay,
* 2nd Child or an extra bed is brought into the guest room, the applicable extra bed charges shown in this contract will always apply.
* Where club rooms are selected, the applicable child rate for club access is payable as a supplement.

Applicable in Low season (May 01’19 – Oct 31’19) for the booking in Beach Suite and Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa

Up to 2 children under 12 years of age on check-in stay free when sharing existing bedding with 2 Adult Booking.( Existing bedding means either rooms with a sofa bed, Centara double/double guest room or sharing bed with parents ) It is a requirement to book a particular guest room that provides the bedding required for family plan stay, 2nd Child or an extra bed is brought into the guest room, the applicable extra bed charges shown in this contract will always apply. Where club rooms are selected, the applicable child rate for club access is payable as a supplement.

Booked 30 days in advance on Flyme and first child ( under 12 Years of age ) flies free. for the booking in Luxury Beachfront Pool Villa

* Offer not applicable during High and Peak season *

Honeymoon offer

* The following benefits apply to all over guests celebrating their Honeymoon.
* Honeymoons must be conducted within the year of wedding or within 12 months of Wedding date.
* Wedding Certificate is a must at the time of booking and a copy to be presented upon check-in
For all stays of 6 nights or less :
- A bottle of Sparkling Wine with Handmade chocolate served in-Villa per room per stay.
For all stay of 7 nights or greater :
- A bottle of Sparkling Wine with Handmade chocolate serve in-Villa per room per stay.
- An additional 5% discount on room rate ( only )
- Romantic Dinner set up in any restaurant. (excluding The Club - unless entitle)
Anniversary offer
The following benefits apply to all over guests celebrating their Anniversary.
Anniversary is applicable while celebrating at the resort and shall be the same month of wedding month.
Wedding Certificate is a must at the time of booking and a copy to be presented upon check-in
Anniversary Offer ( Applicable while celebrating at the resort and shall be the same month of wedding month only )
A bottle of Sparkling Wine and Baby cake serve in-Villa per room per stay.

*The Honeymoon & The Anniversary are separate offers cannot be combined*

Luxury Celebration Offer

The below package may be pre-booked by any guests celebrating a special occasion on the island for $350 per couple. The following package inclusions will each be provided once per stay:
* Heart bed decoration with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries
* Romantic candlelight 3 course dinner on the beach
* Breakfast in bed
* 60 minutes couple's spa treatment in Spa Cenvaree

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