Centara Karon Resort

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

The Centara Karon is a modern, light and spacious resort backed by emerald green hills and close to the bars, shops and restaurants of lively Karon. In a great location and with lots of exciting things to do for the whole family this resort is a great choice. For younger members of the family there’s the kids’ club, teenagers also have their very own E-Zone and then there’s the lovely spa for the adults or if you are a family of water babies the swimming pools offer a watery playground alternative to the beach a few minutes' walk away. The resort is comprised of four residential areas - the terraces which are ideal for parties of two adults, are situated in a separate building with nine floors offering views of the ocean and gardens, the lagoon offers spacious rooms ideal for families, the tropical area is ideal for guests seeking a more inclusive experience and then the cabanas, set in a garden position offering a more secluded premium location.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

A short walk from Karon Beach. Phuket Town is 9.5 miles away although shops, bars and restaurants can be found within walking distance. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Hotel information

335 rooms in four residential areas: The Terraces, The Lagoon, Tropicale, and The Cabanas. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, cable TV with in-house films, telephone, WiFi access*, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board (on request). The Terraces Superior rooms have views over Karon Town and either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Half Board option: Includes a buffet breakfast at Lotus restaurant (6:30am–10:30am) and à la carte lunch at Azure restaurant (11:00am–5:00pm) or a buffet or à la carte dinner at Lotus restaurant (6:00pm–10:30pm).

Full Board option: Includes a buffet breakfast at Lotus restaurant (6:30am–10:30am), à la carte lunch at Azure restaurant (11:00am–5:00pm) and a buffet or à la carte dinner at Lotus restaurant (6:00pm–10:30pm). 

 

The Terraces Superior Ocean View rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Honeymoon Spa Suites are situated in The Terraces and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Lagoon Deluxe has a larger living space and is ideal for families with either 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Lagoon Deluxe Family Studio has 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Tropicale Premium Deluxe Rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Tropicale Premium Suites 2-Bedroom accommodations have 1 king-size bed and 1 twin room, sleeping either 5 adults, 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children (rollaway bed for 5th person).

Cabana One Bedroom Pool Cabanas are located in private gardens with private plunge pool and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Located in the heart of Karon town

Moments away from Karon Beach

A wide range of facilities and activities

p>Sumptuous Spa Cenvaree*

Lotus Restaurant (Asian and International cuisine), Azure Restaurant (Italian and casual fare). The Mix lobby bar. 3 pool bars. A pool area of 3000 sq m with 3 swimming pools and 2 kids' pools. Spa Cenvaree* with steam rooms and Jacuzzi. Sports centre with 2 floodlit tennis courts (equipment rental*). Gym. Internet access is complimentary service with limited speed in communal area including Lobby, The Mix Bar, and Internet Lounge Room. E-Zone for teenagers (10-17 years). Camp Safari kids' club* (4-9 years). Babysitting* (on request). Room service*.

5 nights between 28 Dec-5 Jan.

No check out permitted on 30-31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

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May 18, 2019 FarAway61932986469 Adelaide, Australia

The resort was nice and the staff did an amazing job to make you feel at home. I think some parts of the resort need to be upgraded like the rooms and entertainment areas for the price you pay. Apart from that it was a great week at the Centara Karon Resort
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May 18, 2019 Griffin1963 Melbourne, Australia

Centara Karon Resort is in an excellent location, plenty of shops, bars within walking distance, the beach less than 10 minutes walk away too. The breakfast buffet is quite nice, if a little bit overpriced. The staff are absolutely wonderful, all smiles and very polite. The rooms were clean but a little bit antiquated. But thats ok because I… Read more
Centara Karon Resort is in an excellent location, plenty of shops, bars within walking distance, the beach less than 10 minutes walk away too. The breakfast buffet is quite nice, if a little bit overpriced. The staff are absolutely wonderful, all smiles and very polite. The rooms were clean but a little bit antiquated. But thats ok because I didn’t come to Thailand to sit in my room. The pools were nice, the swim up bar was a lot of fun. There was a gallery/gift shop downstairs which had some nice stuff in the window but when I asked how much they were I was told they were not for sale. Pity because I really liked what I saw. I’d probably stay there again, but the choice would not necessarily be automatic. Read less
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May 17, 2019 Climber31464887098 Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

Another fantastic holiday our 5th time back at this hotel I will be back, quite a bit of rain this year but didn’t cause much of a problem, staff are great, hotel and grounds very clean, food excellent.
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May 16, 2019 Emily10111987 Ballarat, Australia

Had a lovely stay at Centara. Great location as well. Last time stayed at Patong and would recommend staying here in Karon if you’re after a bit more peace and quiet while still being close to other areas.
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May 16, 2019 Culture289809

Excellent throughout cannot fault anything about this hotel would definitely go back and recommend location cleanliness facilities everything was superb three pools all which were lovely clean and staff very friendly