A little paradise
Reviewed 15 October, 2021
The friendliness of the staff. Always smiling is caring. The food was varied with three restaurants for different themes. The beach and the water just incredible between the color and the temperature. The place is perfect for snorkeling. The villa on stilts is a great discovery. Very calm, just small downside, the brightness in the morning in the room for light sleepers. The hotel also paid attention to the room both for the fact that it was our honeymoon and for my wife's birthday a few days later. It is always very appreciated.
The prices of the excursions especially when it concerns wild animals and therefore not 100% success. For food and drinks too, but the All-Inclusive is quickly appreciated. If the prices were lower, we would have benefited a lot and therefore spent.
Amazing Honeymoon Vacation in Paradise
Reviewed 14 October, 2021
We visited the Centara Grand for our honeymoon in august 2021 and were blown away! 9 days of wonderful service and accommodations. Senthil met us at checkin and stayed in contact through our our trip to make sure we had the best possible experience. We stayed in a deluxe over water villa on the grand all inclusive plan and it was perfect! All meals and drinks included plus a daily bottle of wine delivered to the room and excursions included. Plenty of food options for all diets and all equally delicious.
Sunsets that can’t be beat and water bluer than I’ve ever seen. Great snorkeling right off the villas at the house reef with equipment provided.
All staff was AMAZING but special thanks to Senthil, Happy, Sherry, Shareef, May, Vivek, Mojo, Anaz and Neng for going above and beyond!
The trip of a lifetime, we hope to be able to return again!
Magical Mommy Getaway
Reviewed 9 October, 2021
After a grueling year of a full time job and homeschooling a preschooler and kindergartener, this mama needed a recharge. I found all that and more at the Centara Grand! My sunset ocean villa was gorgeous, complete with its own pool and amazing house reef snorkeling. Noor was incredibly helpful getting me setup and Pat made sure my stay ran smoothly. The food was delicious, especially the Thai food at Suan Bua. The chef even came out and greeted me with some off menu surprises. My bartenders Lux and Sathish made sure I was never thirsty and created drinks just for me!
I loved the water sports crew and had an amazing time snorkeling with whale sharks! They made sure I was able to see one and get good pictures. Sheyam was awesome and took amazing pictures for me. Everyone was so friendly. I also made new friends from Hawaii and am planning on seeing them again soon too!
I had a wonderful spa treatment at Cenvaree. Kieu gave me one of the most relaxing massages of my life! I got the 2 hour treatment called the Signature Thai Body Balance. Highly recommend!
On my last day I met the pastry chef, Norbelyn, at the fish feeding. (Don’t miss this! It’s so cool!) she was so sweet and we became instant friends. She made me a special goodby send off and even personalized treats for my kids! She is also an amazing photographer:)
My package was GAI, which included 2 excursions. It never says in writing that you can’t do the same excursion twice, and some excursions don’t run if they do not have enough people. Long story short, I did the whale shark excursion twice and never was able to book another excursion, but the manager at water sports center (I believe her name was Dargam) was not being understandable, charging me for the second excursion even though I was all
Inclusive with 2 excursions. She got quite elevated, almost yelling, but as it was my last day I wasn’t going to let her bother me. She was the only negative encounter I had during my entire stay. After a bit of back and forth, the extra charge was removed. Everyone was apologetic to me about her behavior.
Long story short, if you love beautiful tropical paradise, water sports, good food, pampering, and amazing people, this is the place for you!
Centara the kind of good times
Reviewed 8 October, 2021
Me and my wife finally met each other after 8.5 months due to pandemic and visa process. We chose maldives as our destination meet and centara helped us make it a worthwhile experience. From their wonderful honeymoon wine to the welcoming staff everything made our stay into a memorable trip. Special mention to norbelyn for her wonderful gesture and creative ideas as she helped us celebrate our roka anniversary with beautiful chocolates and also her safe journey pie made us feel loved and cared as family. The talent just doesn't end there she helped us clicking stunning couple photos and got it edited for us.
A mention to Patis for his wonderful massage staff and nur and ismail for making our stay smooth. We stayed at the sunset villa with private pool for 2 days and deluxe beach villa for 3 days.
The buffet is awesome. If you like to drink take an all inclusive package if you occasionally drink you can take full board. Travel to the resort is only via sea plane transfer charged at $440/pax round trip.
Overall thank you to norbelyn, Patis, Ismail and nur for making it a memorable stay for us.
Relaxing stay amid pandemic
Reviewed 6 October, 2021
Overall a good experience. Good best dive instructors . Special mention to Stephania and Akram who were very good in Scuba dive and other snorkeling lessons respectively. Good food and drinks and good staff .all COVID protocol were there .