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Centara Grand Beach Resort

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  • About this holiday

    A five star family resort in Phuket, the Centara Grand Beach Resort is a property of authentic Thai style, but with modern features. The rooms and facilities stand around the large free-form swimming pool, which forms a sort of central oasis, perfect for families looking to spend the whole day in the sun. Two diverse restaurants, an on-site water park, the Teen and Kids' Clubs, and the spa facilities make this a popular option for repeat clients.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    A complimentary programme of kids' activities is put on throughout the day at the resort, including painting, arts and crafts, outdoor and indoor play.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled international flights with British Ariways, internal flights, private transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Centara Grand Beach Resort are per person based on 2 adults and 2 children under twelve sharing a Deluxe Ocean Facing Room:
    Low Season: From about £5580
    High Season: From about £6280
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1446

    Our opinion

    An excellent five star family resort suitable for long beach holidays all year round.

    Hotel description

    A pink-walled property of authentic Thai design, Centara Grand Beach Resort’s façade welcomes guests in breath-taking style. A five-star resort positioned in a secluded area of Karon Beach, it promises first-class hospitality and active pursuits to suit the whole family. From water sports and beach play to an extensive water park on site, the Centara Grand is a veritable playground for children. Featuring vivid external walls framed by the lush greenery of this tropical location, the intricate design of the Centara Grand Beach Resort is certainly a grand sight. At the heart of it all is a magnificent beachside pool area that is sure to inspire playing youngsters, with four geometric-style swimming pools that children can hop between. This is a setting that is a feast for the eyes: red-roofed structures cut into the hills, luscious shrubbery sprouting around the turquoise waters and a pool bar at the centre of it all to serve parents in their sun loungers. The beachfront gardens belonging to the property are extensive and grant direct access to Karon Beach. With balconies and private terraces, the majority of the 262 rooms, villas and suites boast views across the beach and the Andaman Sea. Most room types offer a king size bed or two double beds, therefore all room categories are suitable for families. The Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms upwards accommodate two adults and two children. Dining venues at the Centara Grand Beach Resort include The Cove, with its international and Asian cuisine, and Mare Italian Restaurant is sure to please the whole family. There is also a selection of bars and casual snack spots, including a swim up pool bar to keep the kids tided over until dinner time. Besides the children’s playground that the natural surroundings present, there are a number of facilities specially geared towards keeping youngsters entertained. In particular, water park facilities will thrill all, with a lazy river, waterfalls, water slides and a Jacuzzi pool. There is a children's pool located here as well. Meanwhile, water sports take place on the beach, including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling. Diving lessons can be arranged. For the youngest members of the family there is the Camp Safari kids’ club and E-Zone for teens. Beyond the resort walls, families will enjoy visiting the various natural beauties of Phuket.

    Location

    Phuket

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    All year.

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport

    Approximately 50 minutes' drive from Phuket International Airport, which is about an hour's flight from Bangkok.

    Room types

    The Centara Grand Beach Resort boasts 262 rooms, suites and villas with individually controlled air-conditioning, spacious bathroom with rain shower and extra-deep bathtub or Jacuzzi, flat screen TV with international satellite TV channels, in-room safe, mini-bar and refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, high-speed internet access and IDD line telephone. 
    Deluxe Ocean Facing Room
    Deluxe Pool Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    2 restaurants, Pool bar, Beach bar, Lobby Bar, 4 swimming pools, Children’s pool, Water park, Kids’ club, Teens’ club, Fitness centre, Tennis, Water sports, Dive centre, Salon, Spa, Steam room, Sauna, Car rental, Gift shop, Tour desk, Sailing, Meeting facilities, 24-hour in-room dining, Laundry, 24-hour room services, Turndown service, Daily newspaper.

    Water sports

    Kayaking, Windsurfing, Sailing, Diving lessons, Leisure boats for hire, Snorkelling, Swimming.

    Land sports

    Tennis.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Phuket is located to the south-west coast of Thailand. It is the nation's largest island and a beachside paradise, with pristine beaches and glorious lagoon waters in a tropical and remote setting. Karon Beach is the second largest of Phuket's principle tourist beaches and it is lined with restaurants and bars to the north end of the beach. Besides the beach life that the island represents, Phuket town offers some interesting treasures and monuments. Visitors can also visit Sirinat National Park and go island hopping.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Children's club: Two kids' clubs cater to youngsters of varying ages, with Camp Safari for 4 to 9 year olds and E-Zone for teens over the age of 10. Camp Safari operates a wide range of fun activities to keep children occupied and allow them to socialise with children of a similar age. E-Zone offers the latest in entertainment to provide a separate environment in which teens can play, relax and meet other children. The space includes the latest video games on Playstation, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. A complimentary programme of kids' activities is put on throughout the day at the resort, including painting, arts and crafts, outdoor and indoor play.
    Babysitting: A babysitting service is available at a fee.
    Children's entertainment: In-room movies, satellite TV and internet access. There is also a kids' club and a teens' club on site.
    Medical services: There is a medical service available on site and there is a medical centre just over 10 minutes away by car. The nearest hospital is a similar distance away.
    Family dining: Apart from the two restaurants on-site, there are a number of casual dining venues that allow families to nibble in between meals. There is a swim up bar that is great for children, and in-room dining allows parents to order at any time of the day or night.
    Family rooms: All room types typically feature a king size bed or two double beds, making most accommodation suitable for two adults and two children. Children over 12 years are classed as adults.

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