Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveller

Great Snorkeling, Scheduling Crucial

Posted 29-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
The snorkeling off our beach was impressive, live coral, loads of fish, and a drop-off just an easy swim away. This would be enough for us to return, but if you're looking for more...read on. The Ultimate All Inclusive is a fantastic plan. It provided meals, activities, and spa services in sufficient amounts to please the whole family. Activities, spa, and eating require scheduling, unless you want to only eat buffet...which was consistently good. Where did the resort fall short?  The kids club is small and focused mostly on the under 5 crowd with Little Tikes toys and play equipment being the primary focus. My six year old didn't complain, but other kids might. There were only two helpers there, and there wasn't a solid "program" that was followed. Rooms are not fancy and need some additional upkeep. They have sensors that turn down the A/C when doors are open or occupants are out. Ours failed the first night about midnight, turning off the A/C. The roll-away was terrible, but housekeeping did their best to remedy the situation with a couple of extra comforters thrown over the mattress. There was quite a bit of stair/door noise from the attached villa, but this may have been due to the neighbors.
5 out of 5
for Families
by william wellsfrom San francisco

Fantastic Stay

Posted 21-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
I thought that Centara Grand did a great job with our stay. From the time we arrived to the time we left we enjoyed every minute
5 out of 5
by William wellsfrom San francisco

Great stay

Posted 19-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
It was one of the best places we have stayed at. Unbelievable value and the service was amazing.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Can't wait to go back!!!

Posted 19-Oct-2013
Pros: The staff, the food, the amazing snorkeling and the over water villa was just perfect.
Cons: there was an issue with internet in the villa...but there was plently of locations on the island that had connection. This was the only issue for us.
Location: Must do... Whale shark snorkeling...make sure you try the Lotus Resturant (Thai) for dinner.
From the moment my new wife and I arrived, we were warmly welcomed by Resort staff. We arrived close to midnight, but still you could tell that the water was crystal clear..temperture was warm with a cool coastal breeze. Check in was quick and we were in our over water villa before we knew it. Waking up to paradise the next morning...rich blue skys and clear blue water...my wife and I could not wait to get our feet wet. Snorkeling was incredable, the reef was all the way round the resort...some of the most beautiful fish I have ever seen. Food and resturants were fantastic, food was faultless...cocktails..drinks..we had a blast. Moment that will last in our minds was booking a exclusive charter out to go snorkeling to find turtles...manta rayes...and whale sharks...the whale sharks are amazing. On the way back to the resort...catching a barracuda the length of my arm was an experience. Overall this was a an amazing holiday...a honeymoon we will never forget. We are already planning to go back!...forgot to mention...as it was our honeymoon, managment organised a bottle of champaign and a fruit platter for our room..just a nice touch.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Hernan

Excellent option for families

Posted 02-May-2013
Pros: Food is excellent with good options for kids
Cons: Chairs in main restaurant are a bit uncomfortable
Family friendly good for kids and adults at the same time
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Markfrom Singapore

Centara Grand Island

Posted 06-Apr-2013
Pros: It's the Maldives! It's all inclusive.
Cons: Difficult to book the free daily spa treatments.
Location: 25 minute sea plane ride from Male.
We have stayed at Centara resorts before and found them good. We were particularly attracted to Centara Grand Island because of the 2 bedroom beach villas as we travelled as a family of 2 adults and 2 children. The villa was good, not what i would say 5 star but good and certainly not disappointing. The negatives are:- 1 - booking the daily free 30 minute spa treatments were difficult unless you wanted a treatment at dinner time. 2 - whilst obviously a safe island, there was no lock to the outdoor bathroom door which means if someone decided to hop over the wall(albeit over 6 feet) they could just slide open the door. 3 - the beaches were not the powdery sand expected of the Maldives but more like sharp sand 4 - 2 hour wait for sea plane as another incoming international flight with passengers was delayed Positives are:- 1 - excellent staff 2 - very good quality food 3 - pool villa on the beach is excellent for families with young children 4 - all inclusive means you literally don't need any spending money I would recommend this resort.