Centara Grand Beach Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3597 reviews

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
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

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 Ocean Facing rooms are ideal for couples, with furnished balcony, 1 king-size bed and additional space, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Deluxe Spa rooms feature a corner balcony which faces the Andaman Sea and looks out across the pools and the gardens. 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 have a large corner terrace with 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 Ocean Facing rooms, Premium Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms, Deluxe Ocean Facing 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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3597 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating February 3-16, 2019 Kim & Sharon Hunter

Feb 19, 2019 ronsharhunter Gig Harbor, Washington

This is a lovely resort. What makes it exceptional is the caring staff. Would like to acknowledge the following employees who made our vacation amazing. In no particular order: Aum - receptionist Nuy - refreshment receptionist Julian - MARE manager Naan - MARE server Pech - MARE server Mui. - pool server Chen - pool… Read more
This is a lovely resort. What makes it exceptional is the caring staff. Would like to acknowledge the following employees who made our vacation amazing. In no particular order: Aum - receptionist Nuy - refreshment receptionist Julian - MARE manager Naan - MARE server Pech - MARE server Mui. - pool server Chen - pool server Housekeeping- excellent Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 pankajganeshgarhia Jaipur, India

It’s an old property , not as per 4-5 star category. Staff don’t understand English .Rooms are very humid and many things inside room are either broken or not working. Almost nothing to eat for Indian Vegetarians. I would have given them 1 star rating but beach at the hotel is the only thing that make you stay there. Overall not recommended at all.
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Feb 17, 2019 Lindsay W Australia

I stayed at the Centara Grand for 9 nights in February with my husband and two young children (4 and 2). We stayed in a Deluxe Ocean Facing room which had quite a large bathroom and a balcony as well air conditioning and a ceiling fan. The resort was fantastic! It was clean and very well maintained. The staff were so attentive, kind and… Read more
I stayed at the Centara Grand for 9 nights in February with my husband and two young children (4 and 2). We stayed in a Deluxe Ocean Facing room which had quite a large bathroom and a balcony as well air conditioning and a ceiling fan. The resort was fantastic! It was clean and very well maintained. The staff were so attentive, kind and friendly and were great with our kids. The resort is right on the Karon beach. It was nice to have the option of walking a few extra metres to go to the beach for a swim. The facilities in the resort are amazing - several swimming pools, a lazy river you can float down, 2 water slides and a jumping rock. There is a kids club which offer different activities throughout the week. The Carpe Diem Entertainment Team also put on activities for both adults and children. Thanks to Lada, Edi, Ivana and David who got to know our kids and encouraged them to get involved in crafts, pool parties and evening shows, and giving parents a bit of a break! We ate all of our meals in the resort and the food and service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend this resort. Read less
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Feb 14, 2019 alyfenSheffieldUK Sheffield, United Kingdom

Stayed here for just 3 days in a deluxe pool room, it was fabulous. The view was awesome both during the day and at sunset. The bed faces the view which is lovely (although I'm not keen on a bed without a wall behind it - I think I'd redesign the walls!). The hotel is set on beautiful Karon beach with its white sand but there are no beach beds -… Read more
Stayed here for just 3 days in a deluxe pool room, it was fabulous. The view was awesome both during the day and at sunset. The bed faces the view which is lovely (although I'm not keen on a bed without a wall behind it - I think I'd redesign the walls!). The hotel is set on beautiful Karon beach with its white sand but there are no beach beds - fine as the hotel pools are lovely (happy cocktail hour at the adults pool :)). The hotel grounds are gorgeous and the breakfasts were fab - amazing choices and the pastries - wow! All staff were pleasant and happy. We walked into Karon and had a couple of really nice meals at unassuming restaurants. A trip on the shuttle bus to Patong didn't quite go as planned - if you go to anywhere in this area of Thailand be prepared for the traffic - the volume was a real shock to me and going into Patong should take about 10 mins but traffic meant it took much much longer - not the hotel's fault at all but just something for people to factor into their plans. I'd recommend the hotel - a bit of a walk out of town but worth it. Read less
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Feb 13, 2019 Wanderer24251703983 Taipei, Taiwan

The facilities and quality of food at this hotel was exceptional. The staff were without exception all polite, kind and very helpful. Spa experience was wondering and the facilities for the kids were imaginative and fun for all ages. Free Muay Thai classes, kite flying and snorkelling are some of the examples of what my son enjoyed. Having a small… Read more
The facilities and quality of food at this hotel was exceptional. The staff were without exception all polite, kind and very helpful. Spa experience was wondering and the facilities for the kids were imaginative and fun for all ages. Free Muay Thai classes, kite flying and snorkelling are some of the examples of what my son enjoyed. Having a small sand area by the pool was great for the little ones and saved the parents having to walk all the way down the beach to the sea for the kids to enjoy. Only disappointment were that the rooms were not 5 star quality but were satisfactory. Blocks 1 and 2 have revarnished floorboards and so are slightly nicer than the other blocks. Would recommend asking to have a room in these blocks if possible Read less