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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

Entering a barefoot paradise, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is the perfect island holiday for families. Surrounded by azure ocean of the South Ari Atoll, the resort is distinctly recognised with the deep timber walkways and traditional style buildings. 

Whether you're staying on the glimmering stretch of powder soft sand or above the gentle blue lagoon, your accommodation will be luxurious, offering unrivalled views. Each suite or villa is spacious, ensuring families of different sizes and ages are accommodated comfortably. 

There are endless opportunities on the island, including a selection of watersports, a house reef that boasts the most vibrant colours and a tranquil spa for parents. Your stay can be as fun-filled or relaxed as you desire, with the opportunity to keep your days completely varied. The overall family facilities are second to none, with a brilliant kid's club, divided by ages and welcoming staff that will offer a warm and inviting service. 


  • Kid's club
  • Children's pool 
  • Overwater fitness centre
  • Oceanfront spa
  • PADI dive centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Complimentary excursions
  • Medical services

If you are interested in a holiday to the Maldives, simply submit your travel dates using the form on the left and one of our family holiday designers will be in touch to help you plan the perfect holiday...

Beach Suite

Leading directly to the powder soft sand, these beautifully designed suites allow your family to take in the marvellous views across the lagoon. The suite is split into a living area, a king size bedroom on a mezzanine level, plus a spacious bathroom with a large outdoor shower. 


Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Deluxe Water Villa

Wake up to 360 panoramic views of turquoise waters and spend the day unwinding on your private sundeck. For a cool off dip into the lagoon straight from your villa. The interior consists of a spacious bedroom, living area and bathroom - all decorated in soothing neutral colours. 


Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Deluxe Family Water Villa

The family-friendly Deluxe Water Villas are designed with spacious suitable for families with small children. The villa is broken up with a king bedroom, large bathroom and a separate sleeping area for children with bunkbeds and PlayStation games. The children's area also has secured access to the terrace, giving parent's peace of mind. 


Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Ocean Water Villa 

Bask under the glistening rays on your private terrace at these breathtaking Ocean Water Villas. Designed for lagoon lifestlye, the bedroom overlooks the ocean leading directly into the water. Plenty of space accommodates up to 3 guests and the soothing white decor creates a calming atmosphere. 


Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Luxury Beachfront Two Bedroom Pool Villa

Ideal for families with up to three children, these large pool villas are a tranquil hideaway for your stay in the Maldives. The spacious interiors consist of two bedrooms, a spacious bathroom, a lounge area and of course a private terrace with your own plunge pool.


Sleeps up to 4 adults/3 adults and 2 children/2 adults and 3 children

Sunset Ocean Pool Villa

Enjoy breathtaking ocean views and enter the relaxing world of the Maldives in this Ocean Pool Villa. As the name suggests these villas offer wonderful sunset views as the glow of orange dips behind the waters. The space is comfortable and features a king bed, large bathroom and private terrace area. 


Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Children 12 and above are classed as adults. 


Located next to the swimming pool and overlooking the sands, the Reef is a classic Maldivian restaurant. Open for all dining slots, the offering includes delicious buffets that are influenced by dishes from all over the world. Live cooking stations are fun to watch for the family. 

Breakfast: 7.00-10.30am, Lunch: 12.00-2.30pm, Dinner: 7.00-10.30pm

Azzuri Mare

This authentic Italian restaurant combines the fresh catch of the day with signature dishes such a homemade pasta and flavoursome pizzas. The ocean views add to the luxury setting and dining during lunch and dinner will create wonderful memories. 

Lunch: 12.00-2.30pm, Dinner: 7.00-10.00pm. Reservations are required for dinner. 

Suan Bua

With the option of indoor and al fresco dining, Suan Bua is an excellent location beside the lotus pond. The chefs recreate interesting Thai dished using fresh ingredients such as seafood and vegetables. 

Lunch: 12.00-2.30pm, Dinner: 7.00-10.00pm. Reservations are required for dinner. 

Coral Bar & Lounge

The fun and vibrant Coral Bar & Lounge provides families with heaps of fun whilst they relax with a cold beverage. Dotted around the lounge are pool tables and the kid's will love the daily afternoon ice creams.

Open daily from 9.00am-midnight

Kid's Club 

The island has a brilliant kid's club itinerary including Camp Safari and E-Zone that caters for children's different age groups. The little ones will be entertained with arts and crafts, games and learning activities whilst teens can play video games and meet others their age. 


Babysitting services are available for an additional cost, to be arranged directly with the resort. 

What will the weather be like...

Maldives is lucky enough to have a year-round summer, with beautiful amounts of sunshine continuously kissing the white sands. 

Although all year round is lovely, December to April is mostly dry and is well-known for the clear blue skies and minimal wind. May to September has small rain showers and a regular breeze that keeps the hot humid air moving. 

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