Centara Grand Beach Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Virgin rating

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

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Spa

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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Jul 5, 2022 Damien F Melbourne

Great family hotel. The pools were fantastic for children all staff were excellent. Yo from pool service was very friendly. Staff in the dining are from Marie were really good and were super nice to the kids. Also buffet breakfast had a good variety.
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Jul 4, 2022 Woo53 Melbourne, Australia

If I had to rate this resort on the rooms, it wouldn’t score very high BUT everything else is amazing! Covid hit this resort hard in terms of lack of staff (300 out of 400 staff were stood down during covid) and this, I am sure contributed to a lack of any real maintenance of the accomodation over the past few years. It’s not like the rooms are… Read more
If I had to rate this resort on the rooms, it wouldn’t score very high BUT everything else is amazing! Covid hit this resort hard in terms of lack of staff (300 out of 400 staff were stood down during covid) and this, I am sure contributed to a lack of any real maintenance of the accomodation over the past few years. It’s not like the rooms are the pits - they are just showing their age. Out of the rooms however, you will find amazing pools, water slides, a lazy river, 2 pool side bars, great food and cocktails in all the restaurants/bars and best of all AMAZING staff. A big thanks to O at Ripples, Bill and Kom at Splash and Nanny at The Coast. We both had a relaxing, wonderful holiday! Read less
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Jul 4, 2022 L4063DUnatalier

O at the Ripples pool is amazing! He always greeted us with a happy smile and attentively looked after our family each day. He really helped make our stay memorable and Is a great ambassador for Centara Grand Beach Resort.
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Jul 3, 2022 sahithyav2022

Got a beautiful surprise cake arranged by Mr. Mui. Nice place to be with a private beach. Absolutely superb staff and seen alert always. Amazing breakfast offered and Thai ice tea is the must have. I recommend.
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Jul 1, 2022 Jack W

The staff at the resort were extremely helpful and some of the nicest people in Phuket! When we arrived, Miw, Pine and Nancy were very helpful and got us settled into our room as quickly as possible. The resort amenities were first class and the Splash Bar is the perfect way to enjoy afternoons by the pool. We have really enjoyed our stay here :)