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
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

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:

  • Up to two children under 12 years eat free when accompanied by 2 paying adults (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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice property

Apr 3, 2020 Vishal P Mumbai, India

The resort is located on its own private beach away from the main Ao Nang market. Its a great property with several facilities that we could enjoy. Private pool adjoining its own private beach and staff constantly at our service. There were several fine dine restaurants that served us some delicious food. Only drawback was the room that we had… Read more
The resort is located on its own private beach away from the main Ao Nang market. Its a great property with several facilities that we could enjoy. Private pool adjoining its own private beach and staff constantly at our service. There were several fine dine restaurants that served us some delicious food. Only drawback was the room that we had been given. We had booked for an ocean facing room but our room was on the ground level surrounded by trees so didnt exactly get the complete ocean views we had expected. Read less
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Apr 2, 2020 Wander564117

This resort is truly a paradise. The location is ideally situated. The amenities are very generous. Bravo to the staff, especially Simke, Jelena and Igor who along with many others, helped to make our stay a one-of-a-kind experience. If I can ever return, I will most definitely do so!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic holiday

Apr 2, 2020 Venetia A Northampton, United Kingdom

Would like to say what a great holiday at this resort The GM was wonderful and all staff Would definitely go back And due to the situation was they on the ball Hand wash every where Tempature Took in and out resort every time we left The only thing was due to the situation of Corvid 19 A lot had to leave due to there boarders shutting… Read more
Would like to say what a great holiday at this resort The GM was wonderful and all staff Would definitely go back And due to the situation was they on the ball Hand wash every where Tempature Took in and out resort every time we left The only thing was due to the situation of Corvid 19 A lot had to leave due to there boarders shutting We didn’t have to leave till our due date Would defiantly go back Had room buestiful views with a jacuzzi And club ( would always recommend ) we have where ever we go x Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Returning Customers, Another good experience!

Apr 1, 2020 jennah437

We first stayed at Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi in the fall of 2018 and enjoyed it so much we had to return a little over a year later. We absolutely love the pool area. You can order food and drinks and they will bring it right to your chair. The sunsets are beautiful. We LOVED being able to kayak every day for 1 hr as it is… Read more
We first stayed at Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi in the fall of 2018 and enjoyed it so much we had to return a little over a year later. We absolutely love the pool area. You can order food and drinks and they will bring it right to your chair. The sunsets are beautiful. We LOVED being able to kayak every day for 1 hr as it is included in your stay. The food is good. They changed up the menu a bit, the first time we went we had the Hawaii pizza and it was delicious. Our first visit we had the special club lounge access and the second time we didn't. I don't think it is worth spending extra on the club lounge as we had just as much fun the second time without it. Breakfast is great! Tip: It can be quite a hike if you have a room up the hill. Be prepared to get your cardio up! We can't wait to stay again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just beautiful

Mar 30, 2020 M0WerMaN Melbourne, Australia

Stayed for 4 nights in a club access room, the room was just brilliant with a mesmerising view. My wife enjoyed the spa and gym most days and we made the most of the kayaking. Monkey trail got easier the more we did it. We even took the short cut when the tide was out, one time it wasn’t out enough, the rocks are sharp should have taken the trail.… Read more
Stayed for 4 nights in a club access room, the room was just brilliant with a mesmerising view. My wife enjoyed the spa and gym most days and we made the most of the kayaking. Monkey trail got easier the more we did it. We even took the short cut when the tide was out, one time it wasn’t out enough, the rocks are sharp should have taken the trail. The beach was clean and management should be congratulated for the effort it makes in ensuring it’s enjoyable for everyone. The food was very good as were the cocktails!!! But we really came for the setting and it didn’t disappoint. From the boat ride that made us feel we were staying somewhere special and with the wild life and staff made all made for an amazing stay. Thank you to all who made our stay a memorable one. Especially the lounge staff you guys consistently go above and beyond help. Read less