Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

Krabi, Thailand

The hotel

The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi occupies its own private bay at Pai Plong, backed by soaring cliffs and fronted by a white sand beach. The buildings nestle in abundant tropical foliage, with a large pool complex in the centre. The beautifully decorated and generously proportioned rooms feature crisp white linens and contrasting dark wood floors and have windows that perfectly frame both the garden and sea view rooms. With fabulous spa treatment options and several restaurants to eat in, including Japanese, Traditional Thai and seafood selections. It’s the perfect destination for mind and body to relax and to recharge your batteries.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Where is it

On the beachfront at Pai Plong Bay, a 15-minute ride from Ao Nang. Transfer time from Krabi Airport: 40 minutes by road and boat (weather dependent).

Hotel information

192 rooms and villas. All with large balcony/terrace with sun lounger, air-conditioning and flatscreen TV with International satellite channels, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, WiFi Internet access*, safe and hairdryer. Deluxe Garden View Rooms have balcony overlooking the resort’s gardens, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast at Lotus Court Restaurant, buffet or à la carte dinner at Lotus Court Restaurant.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms have partial ocean views, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms are slightly larger with a fully furnished living/dining balcony with spectacular views, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Spa Deluxe Garden View Rooms have a private Jacuzzi on their balconies, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Spa Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms have a private Jacuzzi on their balconies and a signature king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Beachfront Villa, set right on the beach with ocean views, separate bedroom and oversized signature king-size bed, personal CD/DVD player and in-house films, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child, (rollaway bed for third person).

1-Bed Ocean Facing Villa with pool, is slightly larger than the Beachfront Villa, and has uninterrupted views of the ocean, with a 15 sq m pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (rollaway bed for third person).

2-Bedroom Villas are set right on the beach ideal for sunset views, have a separate bedroom, living and dining room, 2 TVs, CD/DVD Player and furnished sun terrace, with an oversized king-size bed and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 3 children (rollaway bed for 7th person).

Royal Villa which is very large and luxurious with a private entrance and lobby, 2 bathrooms, outdoor dining and lounging salas and direct access to a private pool, with an oversized king-size bed and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 3 children (rollaway bed for 7th person).

All Villas include Club Room Benefits (guests in other room types may add this for a supplement):

  • Private check in
  • Access to the lounge with all-day tea/coffee service, Continental breakfast buffet, lunchtime snacks, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapés
  • Upgraded in-room amenities
  • Concierge service
  • Complimentary Internet access throughout the resort
  • Two pieces of laundry per room per day
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • 10% discount at Spa Cenvaree
  • Preferred reservation services at restaurants and other hotel outlets/facilities

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Stunning, unique location with dramatic limestone backdrop

Great choice of accommodation including private villas

Rooms and Villas with Club Benefits available

Sumptuous Spa Cenvaree*

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Kids eat free: Each child under 12 years eats free when dining with a paying adult (excludes snacks and beverages)
  • Complimentary spa treatment: Stay seven nights or more and receive a free one-hour spa treatment per person per stay, maximum two people per room
  • Room upgrade: Guests will receive an upgrade from a Deluxe Garden View to a Deluxe Ocean Facing; Deluxe Ocean Facing to a Premium Deluxe Ocean Facing; or from a Spa Deluxe Graden Facing to a Spa Deluxe Ocean Facing. Subject to availability on arrival.

Lotus Court Restaurant (seasonally-inspired International and Thai buffet and à la carte menu, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Rim Saai Restaurant (seafood and Thai cuisine, open for dinner), Hagi Japanese Restaurant (open for dinner). Coast Beach Bar & Bistro. 2 swimming pools with separate kids' pool. Spa Cenvaree*. Fitness centre. Water sports (free of charge for one hour, including sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaks). Kids' club* and babysitting services*. Shop. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi in the lobby and resort library.

5 nights between 28 Dec-5 Jan.

No check out permitted on 30-31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2787)
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  • Average (538)
  • Poor (256)
  • Terrible (217)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome stay..friendly staff

Sep 18, 2019 SoniaRazif Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Stay was awesome...alie and mad from the coast restaurant was super duper friendly. Really rate them highly as a hotel staff.. The secluded environment really provided a relaxing touch... Would definitely return back for vacation...
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Make sure you count the money

Sep 15, 2019 FamilyTravelWt2Kids

I have not been refunded the security deposit money of 10000 Thai Baht. They ensured the money will reflect in my credit card within a week, but its a month now and I haven't seen my money. Communicating is painful because of bad English and unhelpful fending off behaviour.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice place, not recommended

Sep 13, 2019 oshry664

We are now at the hotel, we are here for 5 night and from the check in until the check out we have only bad experience. The hotel in nice and pretty but the staff is bad. They have a manager named mol who didn't like us and talk to us in a bad way and didn't care about anything we asked. The hotel is using the fact that its isolated so the prices… Read more
We are now at the hotel, we are here for 5 night and from the check in until the check out we have only bad experience. The hotel in nice and pretty but the staff is bad. They have a manager named mol who didn't like us and talk to us in a bad way and didn't care about anything we asked. The hotel is using the fact that its isolated so the prices are high for no reason. We will never came back, bad experience thanks to mol. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome Property to Relax..

Sep 12, 2019 Saurabh S

I stayed there in last week of Oct'19 with my kids.. Its really a nice property to relax with a stunning beach view. Staff is polite expect front-desk (but i think that's manageable). Speed boat arrival to the hotel is a unique experience itself and walking through pier towards the hotel make you special. Rooms are spacious with ocean view. Monkey… Read more
I stayed there in last week of Oct'19 with my kids.. Its really a nice property to relax with a stunning beach view. Staff is polite expect front-desk (but i think that's manageable). Speed boat arrival to the hotel is a unique experience itself and walking through pier towards the hotel make you special. Rooms are spacious with ocean view. Monkey trail is must as this gives you best ever trekking experience to Aao Nang and its beautiful.My Kids really liked the Kids Room and staff so patient & with kids management skills. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing green resort with amazing location.

Sep 4, 2019 An0niem12345 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amazing and beautiful resort. The car service from and to the room is really great. Room and room view were amazing. Monkey trail is recommended. Ao Nang is a nice city for the evening. Boat to the hotel is good. Food is expensive and the Japanese (not Teppanyaki) is not really worth your money. We ate better at the night market in Ao Nang.