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 plus à la carte lunch at On The Rocks or 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). On The Rocks (beach bar and grill, open for lunch and dinner). Deep BLU Bar & Lounge, the only aquarium bar in the area. 2 swimming pools with separate kids' pool. Spa Cenvaree*. Fitness centre. PADI diving* and 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 (2611)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Below expectations due to reasons already mentioned

Mar 21, 2019 Passport625642

Basic courtesy and smiling faces completely missed at lotus court buffet breakfast.staff faces rather seemed frustrated.except an excellent location nothing can be termed as a differentiator.Ezone has few extinct games with absolutely nil value.not even a single game works.table tennis has a single ball which if taken by your kid leaves you… Read more
Basic courtesy and smiling faces completely missed at lotus court buffet breakfast.staff faces rather seemed frustrated.except an excellent location nothing can be termed as a differentiator.Ezone has few extinct games with absolutely nil value.not even a single game works.table tennis has a single ball which if taken by your kid leaves you nowhere.playing other games need 10thb coins which even the reception ppl are helpless on.and if they arrange for few they demand cash in exchange there and then only..So if you are not carrying out wallet at all times u need to go back to us room .No provision of credit notes which can be paid at checkout.Hence inconvenient.Not recommended. Read less
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Mar 21, 2019 neslypadilla Singapore, Singapore

Such a beautiful and peaceful place for a family getaway. Lazing around is perfectly relaxing especially after sunset...unwind at the Coast Beach Club & Bistro completes the day. The SPA is great to minimize sunburn and relax muscle :)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice Stay for Family Vacation - Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

Mar 20, 2019 Fearless64627293294 Faridabad, India

This is one of the best resort for family holidays. It was a short trip & stay with Centara Grand but those 2 days were amazing & adventurous. Simply Incredible Place! I wish to travel again may be in coming years.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exotic!

Mar 20, 2019 AshK112 Bengaluru, India

The property and location is exotic! The private beach, pontoon dock, sea facing villas on the cliff slope along neatly laid pathways, all of it! Great amenities in the property and within the rooms overall. House keeping is quick. Good variety in food, across the 4-5 restaurants, as vegetarians, we were very happy. Tried the Indian food options… Read more
The property and location is exotic! The private beach, pontoon dock, sea facing villas on the cliff slope along neatly laid pathways, all of it! Great amenities in the property and within the rooms overall. House keeping is quick. Good variety in food, across the 4-5 restaurants, as vegetarians, we were very happy. Tried the Indian food options too and they were very tasty ! Do try the Liquid Nitrogen Ice cream! Staff is extremely helpful. The spa was luxurious, staff was very professional and sweet, but the actual massage in itself was just about okay. Spa products are great! Reasonably priced.The Monkey trail to Au Nang beach is an adventure in itself and very interesting! Not recommended for folks with mobility issues, or seniors, as parts of the climb are steep and it's not very well lit at night. It leads to the Au nang shopping markets and great restaurants with live music. Takes about 15 - 20 minutes max to get to the Au nang main road and market. Paddle boating and surfing at the private beach is at extra charge but is organized very well, good instructors. Pool is clean. The resort is sort of an island that connects to the mainland via a free boat shuttle service. We took the shuttle almost everyday to reach our sight seeing pick up spots. Traveled as a couple so it was all pretty exciting and fun! With kids, the location and the Shuttle system might be a bit cumbersome, if on a tight sight seeing schedule. If you have the time, then the location and the shuttle only adds to the thrill. Stayed for 5 nights in June 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome hotel!

Mar 18, 2019 B3273MBbb Ko Lanta, Thailand

We stayed here on our honeymoon for 5 nights in a Premium Deluxe room and its probably the best room I have ever stayed in. Very clean, bed very comfy good shower. The view from our balcony was spectacular! As you will probably find out very quickly, this hotel is set on its own private beach away from the centre of Au Nang. The hotel put on a… Read more
We stayed here on our honeymoon for 5 nights in a Premium Deluxe room and its probably the best room I have ever stayed in. Very clean, bed very comfy good shower. The view from our balcony was spectacular! As you will probably find out very quickly, this hotel is set on its own private beach away from the centre of Au Nang. The hotel put on a free shuttle boat which takes you to a pier around a 10 minute trip. However, this pier is a long way from Au Nang centre and you will have to get a taxi or tuk tuk to bars/restaurants when you get off. Because of this we decided to walk into the centre each time via the monkey trail. This trail is not an easy walk and would be impossible for people with mobility issues. Despite it being called the monkey trail we didn’t see one over the 5 days and must have walked this trail around 10 times. From the reception in the hotel it takes around 15 minutes to get to the first restaurants. The reason this hotel isn’t getting 5 stars is because the food and drink in this place is extortionate. We didn’t get breakfast with our deal and the hotel were asking for almost £15-£20 for their continental selection. Beers around the pool were also almost £4 for a bottle a Chang which is a lot more than most places. We walked into Au Nang for breakfast each morning which was a hassle or relied on 7 Eleven shops to pick up some fruit for the room. Hotel had kayak’s to use which I recommend to see the rocks up close. Pool area is very picturesque but wasn’t my favourite as there is sand everywhere you walk. Staff were very friendly! The gym is of a very good standard for a hotel and has lots of cardio and weight equipment. Don’t be put off by this hotel as it is luxury and a perfect honeymoon location but make sure you do your research before booking as there are a few flaws which you might not find elsewhere. Read less