Centara Grand Beach Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

The Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket occupies a stunning location, overlooking a secluded part of Karon Beach. Majestic views of the Andaman Sea can be enjoyed as the resort faces the bay, so you can enjoy your surrounds to the full. Set within a landscaped water park, there’s a lazy river to float down and four swimming pools, including an adult pool, Jacuzzi pool and kids' pool. The beach is a vast playground for water sports enthusiasts which include kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, and complimentary snorkelling equipment also diving lessons can be arranged. Younger members of the family will also enjoy a whole range of activities at Camp Safari whilst older children have the E-Zone to chill out in. Whilst the kids are busy, parents can enjoy a spot of pampering at the award-winning Spa Cenvaree with its herbal steam rooms and impressive range of beauty treatments. Mare is the resort’s signature restaurant, serving delicious Italian cuisine and boasting its own bar and wine room. With something for everyone, this resort is undoubtedly a great place to spend your holiday!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

In a secluded location overlooking Karon Beach in Phuket. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

262 rooms, suites and villas. All with air-conditioning, balcony or terrace and face the bay, cable TV, telephone, WiFi access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board (on request). Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms feature a furnished balcony facing the bay, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: Includes a buffet breakfast served between 6:00am–11:00am at The Cove restaurant, and a set menu lunch or buffet/set menu dinner served at The Cove or Mare restaurant between 7:00pm–10:30pm.

Full Board option: Includes a buffet breakfast served between 6:00am–11:00am at The Cove restaurant, set menu lunch served between 12:00pm–5:00pm and a buffet/set menu dinner served between 7:00pm–10:30pm at The Cove or Mare restaurant.

Spa Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms feature private whirlpool on the balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Deluxe rooms are ideal for couples, each room faces the bay, and has a furnished balcony looking out to the gardens or the pools, 1 king-size bed and additional space, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Spa Deluxe Rooms are ideal for couples, with an outdoor Jacuzz.  These rooms offer the choice of 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults, or 2 double beds sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Pool Suites feature a private plunge pool and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury Pool Suites feature a private plunge pool, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Pool Villas feature Club Level benefits, oversized living and dining areas, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Pool Villas feature Club Level benefits, with 1 king-size bed and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 3 children (sofa bed used for additional child).

Royal Villa feature Club Level benefits, with 1 king-size bed and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 3 children.

Deluxe rooms, Premium Deluxe rooms, Deluxe Spa rooms, Premium Deluxe Spa rooms, Deluxe Pool suites and Luxury Pool suites offer the option to upgrade to Club Level (supplement payable) which includes:

  • Private check in lounge
  • Exclusive lounge
  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Lunch time snacks
  • Afternoon tea
  • Evening cocktails with canapés and hors d'oeuvres 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Evening cordials
  • All-day tea/coffee service
  • A comfortable luxurious mattress finish for your bed
  • Upgrade in-room amenities
  • Concierge service
  • Complimentary unlimited Internet usage at the club or anywhere in the property
  • Complimentary laundry for two pieces per room per day
  • Daily turn-down service
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • 10% discount at SPA Cenvaree
  • Preferred reservation services at restaurants and other hotel outlets/facilities.

The Cove (beachfront restaurant, International and Asian cuisine), Mare (Italian cuisine), Coast Beach Club & Bistro, Barefoot Bar, Splash swim-up bar, Ripples pool bar, lobby lounge. Landscaped water park with lazy river and Spa pool (main pool, Jacuzzi pool, kid's pool and adult pool). Spa Cenvaree*. Fitness centre. Water sports including snorkelling (complimentary equipment), kayaking*, sailing*, windsurfing* and scuba-diving lessons*. Tennis court. Camp Safari* (4-9 years) and E-Zone Kids' Club* (10 years upwards). Kids' playground. Internet access*. Gift shop. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.4

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights between 28 Dec-5 Jan.

No check out permitted on 30-31 Dec.

*Denotes local charge.

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Apr 19, 2020 iaindwilliams Gloucester, United Kingdom

We were here in March 2020 as the world was losing it’s head. The Hotel was quite and due to lower occupancy was shutting some of the facilities. Although this did impact our experience we still had the most wonderful time. They say Thailand is the land of the smiley people and this certainly was true. The rooms are spacious and nicely… Read more
We were here in March 2020 as the world was losing it’s head. The Hotel was quite and due to lower occupancy was shutting some of the facilities. Although this did impact our experience we still had the most wonderful time. They say Thailand is the land of the smiley people and this certainly was true. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. We had a sea view room and the view was beyond amazing (especially at sunset). We tried both restaurants and the food was tasty and a good choice. We particularly liked the buffet restaurant which serves different themes each night. The pools are lovely and staff are attentive. Special shout out to O at the Ripple pool (adults only). He offered great customer service with a smile and a friendly chat. Mui at the main pool was also extremely friendly and attentive. Due to the situation occupancy was low but we still had an amazing time. Your staff are an absolute credit to the hotel and I hope things return to some sort of normality soon. Our visit to Thailand was unplanned due to the situation in other countries in the region. And although not what we had spent a year planning we fell in love the Country, the food, the countryside and most importantly the people. We definitely will be returning to fully experience it Read less
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Apr 6, 2020 annesV124ZU Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

This hotel was lovely the grounds and were beautiful. We were in Covid19 restrictions but we felt safe and the hotel was doing everything it could to stop the virus effecting the guests or their staff.
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Apr 2, 2020 becwhit64 Nowra, Australia

We are so happy and grateful we got to return to the amazing Grand Centara Karon for the 6th year in a row With the world in turmoil over the Corona virus we were very fortunate to relax and enjoy the sunshine, delicious food and the friendship of the staff with their amazing Thai Smiles. The Hygiene & procedures that management has in place to… Read more
We are so happy and grateful we got to return to the amazing Grand Centara Karon for the 6th year in a row With the world in turmoil over the Corona virus we were very fortunate to relax and enjoy the sunshine, delicious food and the friendship of the staff with their amazing Thai Smiles. The Hygiene & procedures that management has in place to combat the virus & to make all their guests feel reassured was impeccable without being intrusive. So a big shout out to Laurent Mathieu & Chefs Shane and Jules We also invested in the baht bonanza this year and it worked out well for us as we stayed at the resort a lot more and we would defiantly do it again next year Breakfast at the Cove was plentiful the team were such a delight Mr Ananan Tech Keeki Lin Wit & Oh are so obliging always made sure you were happy and content, We got to see Pooh she is a very talented chef such a lovely lady that we did a fruit carving with a few years ago While relaxing pool/beach side enjoying the awesome March weather we were waited on by Beer, Bill and team at the splash pool bar they were always considerate & eager to please Afternoon sunsets & Happy Hour were marvellous at the Coast Bar Thon & Pun who kept us amused made delicious cocktails and also played good music. Kookkai leads an amazing team with Ray Pech Honey Giffy & Pumpai all kept us entertained also waited on us at dinner when we decided to dine in at the resort. Food once again was awesome & plentiful with a wide range on the menu. THANKYOU to everyone at the Grand Centara Karon I wish I could name everybody as our holiday wouldn’t be the same without your care & kindness during our stay See you in 2021 Bec & Julie (sisters Australia) Read less
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Mar 29, 2020 Ben H Doncaster, United Kingdom

Stayed for only two days 26th-28th march 2020 as flights to the UK were drying up so needed to return home asap. Booked the sister hotel centara villa's phucket but was moved to the grand as centara villa's was closed due to the lack of people booked with the covid-19 out break. Great rooms and views. The staff were fantastic, couldn't do enough… Read more
Stayed for only two days 26th-28th march 2020 as flights to the UK were drying up so needed to return home asap. Booked the sister hotel centara villa's phucket but was moved to the grand as centara villa's was closed due to the lack of people booked with the covid-19 out break. Great rooms and views. The staff were fantastic, couldn't do enough for you and always had a smile on their faces. The management that we spoke to were also great, asking how our holiday was going and if there anything that they could do. Altough many of the facilities such as the pools and spa were closed due to government enforced measures to prevent the spread of covid-19 they appeared of a high quality. Would definitely return. Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 thomasmolgaard0 Svendborg, Denmark

This hotel is very nice and the room was fantastic but the prices for food and drink is to high in Thailand bur the hotel is 5 star and the Beach is very nice and the rooms was very clean, and it is a short trip by the Beach to restaurants