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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely fantastic holiday in paradise

Nov 13, 2019 amandamU9416JG Las Galletas, Spain

We had such an amazing time staying in this hotel! Everything about it was perfect from start to finish & it really is a paradise location! The food, the service, the pool, the room, the boat service to & from Ao Nang, the reception staff all fab & a special mention to the animation team from Croatia, a lovely bunch of guys! We had good fun around… Read more
We had such an amazing time staying in this hotel! Everything about it was perfect from start to finish & it really is a paradise location! The food, the service, the pool, the room, the boat service to & from Ao Nang, the reception staff all fab & a special mention to the animation team from Croatia, a lovely bunch of guys! We had good fun around the pool with them if you like to get involved in the games. Would highly recommend this place, one of the best I've ever stayed & I've been to many resorts around the world! Thumbs up guys keep doing what you're doing! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful hotel with lovely straff! 🥰🥰

Nov 13, 2019 jagmari

A wonderful hotel with lovely straff that always looks after you in the best possible way! We got married here three years ago and now we are back to celebrate our anniversary. We had a beautiful cake from the straff in the Club (we really recommend to have Club membership as well! That makes the stay even better)!💕 A special thanks to Chacha… Read more
A wonderful hotel with lovely straff that always looks after you in the best possible way! We got married here three years ago and now we are back to celebrate our anniversary. We had a beautiful cake from the straff in the Club (we really recommend to have Club membership as well! That makes the stay even better)!💕 A special thanks to Chacha and Geena at the Club Lounge that always looks after us a bit extra and make us want to returen to this wonderful and exotic place on earth!💖💖 We give this hotel our best recommendations ever! We will keep coming back!!👍 /Mari & Thomas Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Glamorous, Gratifying and Captivating!!

Nov 13, 2019 2811shivanig Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

Centara appeals to you from the very beginning. Set close to the market lane and the mesmerising beach, this place had a positive aura. The kind of setup you choose for a stay at land of beaches. We had an amazing room which was overlooking the pool. Charmed by the look of the swimming pool, we enjoyed immersing ourselves on all days of our… Read more
Centara appeals to you from the very beginning. Set close to the market lane and the mesmerising beach, this place had a positive aura. The kind of setup you choose for a stay at land of beaches. We had an amazing room which was overlooking the pool. Charmed by the look of the swimming pool, we enjoyed immersing ourselves on all days of our stay. The buffet offered a wide array of fresh fruits, savouries and confectionery items. The staff was polite and friendly. From offering umbrellas to towels as we moved out to enjoy our day, they did everything possible to make the stay comforting and enjoyable. Evenings were specially appealing in Centara. Go for this one if you are looking for airy, spacious and relaxing experience. Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 tonygrcr

I went on a honeymoon and it seemed little to what I expected from a hotel in that location. It is very little dedicated to non-Asian clients, they have a lot of difficulty understanding English many of the restaurant and reception workers
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing holiday

Nov 11, 2019 abhishekagrawal Jaipur, India

We had a amazing stay at the hotel. Nice and beautiful property and very helpful hotel staff. Special thanks to k.jujube restaurant manager for such a great food and service. Looking forward for next trip again.