Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

Krabi, Thailand

Virgin rating

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

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa

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:

  • Up to two children under 12 years eat free when accompanied by 2 paying adults (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), Suan Bua (traditional 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Natural vibes with best people arround! Staff, Safety, Rules and Manners are at its best!

May 22, 2022 RajanVadgama Ahmedabad, India

Another synonym for the "complete holiday experience" is "Centara". My first time at Centara Krabi and they have pleased me and my wife as newly married couple with best ever memories and time! Will definitely enjoy the place again whenever I will get a chance to visit Thailand!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect hotel

May 19, 2022 Navigate49305763521 Neuberg, Germany

The hotel and the restaurant ist perfect. Aek Chollatee is super friendly and lovely. Beautiful spot to stay. The mango shake and the coconut is so good! Happy hour from 15-17 o‘clock. The view from the hotel ist very pretty and the beach is very clean. :-)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Coming back!

May 15, 2022 Jessie_192 Bateau Bay, Australia

We loved our stay at Centara! We stayed as a family of four (two toddlers). The service, food, environment was just beautiful. The monkeys were fun though I understand they aren’t always so nice. The staff did a great job of keeping them away from us. Dinner at Hagi was lovely, all the meals and the staff in the restaurants were very professional.… Read more
We loved our stay at Centara! We stayed as a family of four (two toddlers). The service, food, environment was just beautiful. The monkeys were fun though I understand they aren’t always so nice. The staff did a great job of keeping them away from us. Dinner at Hagi was lovely, all the meals and the staff in the restaurants were very professional. The massages were divine. We could have sat and stared at the view for weeks, it was heaven. Disappointed kids club was closed but we understood, tourist numbers aren’t high yet, hopefully it can come back when numbers start rising! Read less
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Apr 24, 2022 achris248758

A wonderful hotel. The villages is some years old but fantastic location with animals in the area. Close the doors always, because the monkey could enter the rooms. Don't look at the details of the hotel, look to the whole area. This is so beautiful and a perfect stay for couples and families.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pristine and heavenly abode in the lap of nature

Apr 21, 2022 AmitK4464

The property is lush green and a perfect scenic place to stay. The combination of green/teal coloured sea in the front and lime stone hill behind with a slender erect hill in the sea in front of the jetty makes it picture perfect. The property is perfectly maintained in terms of greenery and cleanliness. The private beach of the property is one… Read more
The property is lush green and a perfect scenic place to stay. The combination of green/teal coloured sea in the front and lime stone hill behind with a slender erect hill in the sea in front of the jetty makes it picture perfect. The property is perfectly maintained in terms of greenery and cleanliness. The private beach of the property is one of the cleanest I have ever seen. Read less