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Centara Maldives helps to protect life under the sea with ‘Green Fins Project’
Centara Maldives helps to protect life under the sea with ‘Green Fins Project’

With an abundance of sea life and colourful coral, the underwater playground is filled with beauty and excitement.  In order to preserve the delicate marine ecosystem, our two Maldives resorts have been implementing innovative and effective initiatives to minimize their impact on the environment.  In addition to providing snorkelers and divers with clear briefing on responsible diving through Best Dives Maldives, both Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives and Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives are participating in the ‘Green Fins Project’, the world’s only set of environmental standards for scuba diving and snorkelling centres.

The scoring for ‘Green Fins’ is based on the lowest score of 0 and the highest score of 330. The lower the score, the better. The recent ‘Green Fins’ assessment for Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa produced a score of 61, a significant improvement on last year’s score of 121.  Centara Grand is one of the top performers in the Maldives.  Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa scored 115, which will only continue to improve as this is their first year with the project.

These initiatives complete our EarthCheck policy designed to minimize coral damage and ensure marine life protection. Both resorts currently have their Silver Certification from EarthCheck.

Last Modified Date: 2015.07.06
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives welcomes new Yoga instructor
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives welcomes new Yoga instructor

With wellness and fitness becoming more integral dimensions in many people’s lives and as a matter of fact overall holiday experience, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is proud to introduce their new award-winning and internationally recognised Yoga and Fitness instructor, Dr. Lijoy Raj.

With the assistance of Dr. Raj, a variety of yoga sessions will be available for guests, including Yoga Therapy, Dynamic Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation, Anti-Aging Yoga, Yoga for Scuba Divers, Kids Yoga and much more. Private sessions with Dr. Raj will also be available for those seeking suggestions on how to relieve ailments through yoga and lifestyle changes.

In addition to a Ph.D. in naturopathy and yoga, Dr. Raj has worked with the Holy Cross Nature Cure and Yoga Centre in India, the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Kerala and the International Yoga Federation as well as at a variety of international hotels and resorts.

Last Modified Date: 2015.07.06
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives wins Leading All Inclusive award
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives wins Leading All Inclusive award

We are extremely honoured that Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has been named the Maldives’ Leading All Inclusive resort in the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO) Awards 2014.

This prestigious award adds to other awards the resort has received this year, including the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award for ranking in the Top 10 Best All-Inclusive Hotels in Asia, and pays tribute to our Ultimate All-Inclusive programme that offers a cashless island experience.

Scoring for the awards is based on online votes from travel agents, operators and guests, and also on a rigorous inspection by judges, which includes a judging panel in Male and a visit by judges to the resorts.

Last Modified Date: 2015.04.07
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives awarded Green Fins certification for environmentally responsible diving

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is delighted to have become the first resort in the South Ari Atoll to receive Green Fins certification for environmentally responsible diving

The certification confirms that the resort has participated in Green Fins training on environmentally friendly diving and snorkelling, and has undergone an assessment of compliance with the Green Fins Code of Conduct.

Green Fins is a programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Reef-World Foundation and is managed in Maldives by a national team led by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

“Environmental protection has always been a main policy of Centara in Maldives,” says Voytek Klasicki, the resort’s general manager, and area manager for Centara in Maldives. “We are therefore delighted to be receiving the Green Fins certification, and special congratulations go to the dive specialists at our PADI dive centre on the island.”

Last Modified Date: 2014.09.26
Ultimate All-Inclusive
Ultimate All-Inclusive

Centara Grand Island Resort takes all-inclusive to a whole new level:

What does your stay include?

  • Meet and greet at Male’ airport, assistance with transfers between domestic and international flights
  • A grand welcome: refreshing towels and glass of bubbly or soft drink of your choice
  • Sumptuous champagne breakfasts offering an extensive buffet selection through mid-morning at the Reef Restaurant 
  • A choice of 3 lunch venues including our themed International buffets, Italian and Seafood favourites at Azzuri Mare, and Thai cuisine at Suan Bua Thai restaurant
  • Afternoon tea with delicate cakes, scones and sandwiches accompanied by our 'Tropical sings' entertainers; children’s ice cream station
  • Dinner is a special affair with a choice of 3 different venues featuring international themed buffets and the showmanship of Teppanyaki at the Reef, Thai fare at Suan Bua, Italian cuisine and grills at Azzuri Mare (advanced reservation required)
  • The resort operates 2 bar areas as well as the Island Club and beverages are served daily from 10 am to midnight. Including house pouring wines (red, white, sparkling, rosé), beer, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, tea, coffee and juices
  • Mini-bar replenished once daily including a selection of soft drinks, mineral waters, and beers
  • Wireless Internet access is provided in the guests accommodations and across the resort for enhanced comfort
  • Use of fitness facilities with programmes designed by our personal trainer
  • Tennis programmes
  • Snorkelling equipment for use throughout the stay
  • Windsurfing lessons and equipment
  • Non-motorised water sports (please note that the use of catamarans is for experienced users only)
  • Motorised activities including banana boat and tube rides. Tube rides and banana boat are subject to advance reservation. Each ride is for 15 minutes and offered on a guaranteed basis once per stay. Additional rides are subject to availability at the time of service. Such rides are offered subject to weather conditions due to health and safety policies and we regret children under the age of 8 years may not ride. Rides are not transferable
  • Daily USD 100 credit per person at SPA Cenvaree

Not included:

  • In-villa dining
  • Club benefits

And any other dining options which are not mentioned above.

Last Modified Date: 2014.09.19
Take Off
Transportation to Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Daytime transfers between Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa and Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE) are expedited through Maldivian Air Taxi Seaplanes.

Evening or night transfers are provided by domestic flight to  Maamigili Airport (South Ari Atoll Airport) and completed by a short 15-minute speedboat transfer.

All departure flight times will be confirmed the evening before departure. If you have any question, please contact +960 668 8000 or email us at cirm@chr.co.th

Last Modified Date: 2014.09.19
Coral growing programme an added attraction for snorkellers at Centara Grand Island Resort Maldives

A house reef complete with a dedicated shipwreck is one of the resort outstanding features, enjoyed by snorkellers, divers and even the occasional underwater wedding party. The resort has now embarked upon a programme designed to rehabilitate parts of the reef that have stopped growing and promote the growth of new several coral species by setting up a coral garden that lies between the Deluxe Water Villas and the Luxury Sunset Water Villas.

The programme is part of Centara Grand Island’s energetic policy towards environmental conservation, and is already proving a great attraction for guests who are enjoying snorkelling around this spot to see how the coral garden is progressing.

Last Modified Date: 2014.08.08
Itโ€™s a Grand life with your own private Suite Host
It'™s a Grand life with your own private Suite Host

Guests staying in selected villas will enjoy their own personal Villa Host to assist their every need 24 hours a day, such as private dining arrangements, spa treatments or bespoke discovery programmes. Each carefully selected Host followed a detailed and extensive training programme provided by Paul Brown, formerly butler to the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II.

Last Modified Date: 2014.03.03
Wins Leading Family Resort award
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Wins Leading Family Resort Award

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives has been named for the second year in succession as Leading Family Resort in the Maldives Travel Awards 2013 after entering the category in 2012. The awards are presented each year by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO), which represents more than 50 organisations in Maldives.

Last Modified Date: 2014.02.03