Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

Krabi, Thailand

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

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

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), Rim Saai Restaurant (seafood and 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

  • Excellent (3043)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Never again

Feb 7, 2021 dannytrotters Bangkok, Thailand

This might sound like a curt review, but the staff failed to be more attentive on some small details. I'd visited here on my birthday. 1. At the breakfast, the chicken was too stiff. After complaint the staff took no action and it was raining heavily we tried to moved our seat more sheltered. Staff saw us moving our plates, took no action. 2.… Read more
This might sound like a curt review, but the staff failed to be more attentive on some small details. I'd visited here on my birthday. 1. At the breakfast, the chicken was too stiff. After complaint the staff took no action and it was raining heavily we tried to moved our seat more sheltered. Staff saw us moving our plates, took no action. 2. At dinner, we sat down for atlmost 5 minutes until someone paid attention to us! Likewise, when bringing check, it took almost 10 mins till someone got back to us. Not to mention about the quality and the taste. We had to find something else outside of the resort on our second day. What a great service! 3. Room was stuffy and old. After check-in we went in and the floor was still wet. 4. Some staffs were not friendly. Even travelling within the pandemic, guests were expected to be less. Smiling or greetings were not that hard, I supposed. Only I had given 2 stars just because the views from the room was spetacular and the staff who brought us flowers to the bathtub was friendly. Would never again staying at any Centara chain hotel. Read less
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Jan 1, 2021 psychman80 Bangkok, Thailand

We stayed in the hotel for 5 awesome days and we have 2 children the staff were friendly and helpful The hotel got 2 swimming pools and beach access. 1 swimming pool got slides and the other next to the beach
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing resort in Krabi

Dec 29, 2020 Nassouille Chennai (Madras), India

Private beach with nice facilities : 2 swimming pools, gym, kid s club. The view is just amazing especially the sun set! We booked a room with jaccuzzi on the balcony with garden view. We were upgrated to the same room but with an amazing sea view thanks to the manager Satish. We really appreciated his kindness. We will definitely come back.
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Dec 28, 2020 anonymousbutreal Bangkok, Thailand

The villa is spacious and clean. Room facilities are perfect. Although I can stay in the room all day, hotel facilities (private beach, turquoise sea) and activities (cayac, paddle board, beach ball) are super attractive and persuasive to join! The breakfast line is also a good variety. I recommed booking The Club privilege as the… Read more
The villa is spacious and clean. Room facilities are perfect. Although I can stay in the room all day, hotel facilities (private beach, turquoise sea) and activities (cayac, paddle board, beach ball) are super attractive and persuasive to join! The breakfast line is also a good variety. I recommed booking The Club privilege as the complimentary afternoon tea and pre/post dinner drinks are value for money! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating You can get much better for the price

Dec 23, 2020 elliottw463

The stay at this resort has been a huge disappointment. We payed extra for a deluxe ocean view only to find the view blocked by trees, definitely not like the pictures. It strangely feels like a prison since you are stuck on the resort unless you get a boat. You can take the monkey trail but I wouldn't recommend it because it's still quite a walk… Read more
The stay at this resort has been a huge disappointment. We payed extra for a deluxe ocean view only to find the view blocked by trees, definitely not like the pictures. It strangely feels like a prison since you are stuck on the resort unless you get a boat. You can take the monkey trail but I wouldn't recommend it because it's still quite a walk into town and when we returned after dark the lights weren't working so we had to use our phone flashlights which is very dangerous on the wooden planks. This also means you have to eat at the hotel for overpriced food and drinks. The pool is tiny and closes at 7pm which is crazy since it's not near any rooms. Our lockbox for our room didn't work as well. The hotel itself is dated and doesn't seem to be kept up to a luxury resort standard. If we didn't pay so much per night, I could easily overlook these things, but for the price we payed, the problems are unacceptable for a supposed 5 star resort. We won't be returning and will not recommend this place to anyone visiting Krabi. Read less