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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unparalleled Natural Beauty

Aug 9, 2020 jazsacher Bangkok, Thailand

The Centara Grand Krabi was an amazing Resort experience. Tucked into the Krabi mountains this beach resort offers incredible natural beauty to it's guests and is the ultimate in escaping the busy city life. Guests need to take a 10 mins. motor boat ride from Krabi downtown to reach this serene resort on the other side of Krabi. The grounds of… Read more
The Centara Grand Krabi was an amazing Resort experience. Tucked into the Krabi mountains this beach resort offers incredible natural beauty to it's guests and is the ultimate in escaping the busy city life. Guests need to take a 10 mins. motor boat ride from Krabi downtown to reach this serene resort on the other side of Krabi. The grounds of this resort are absolutely spectacular with a luxurious 2 layer pool with waterslide adjacent to the beach. We stayed in the cheapest room available with no view, however our room was huge and interwoven within the foliage of the tropical rain forest. The restaurants offered amazing food and alcohol choices which you can consume on the beach. And the breakfast buffet was vast was situated next to the creak where you can observe the wildlife there. Overall this was an amazing natural and relaxing experience. However, 1 night was enough for us. But would return here in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Back again!

Aug 9, 2020 therealkruart Bangkok, Thailand

It’s been 10+ years and I’ve been wanting to come back since the day I left! I remember it as one of my favorite places to stay. One of the coolest things I remembered about this resort is how secluded it was and that you had to take a speed boat to get there. The feeling of being away from reality made this special place true paradise. But… Read more
It’s been 10+ years and I’ve been wanting to come back since the day I left! I remember it as one of my favorite places to stay. One of the coolest things I remembered about this resort is how secluded it was and that you had to take a speed boat to get there. The feeling of being away from reality made this special place true paradise. But seclusion comes with a price. Since this time around I just so happened to book our getaway during monsoon season. Of course, our first night we encounter a huge storm. So we were unable to take the boat to the hotel for the ocean was too dangerous. We had to endure this monkey trail which is a 15 minute hike up and down the side of a mountain. Good thing I knew what was waiting for me on the other side of that obstacle course. Once you arrive you can then start enjoying your vacation. The rooms have views that you never get sick of. Sitting or laying out beachside is like having your own private oasis. And the staff are top notch with service and hospitality. I can’t wait to go visit again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our stay in Centara Grand Krabi

Aug 8, 2020 GulyaR4

Thank you very much for a wonderful time in this perfect hotel! We would like to thank especially young lady Jujube in the restaurant Lotus court for her warm hospitality and professional work with guests!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rainy but Great as always

Aug 7, 2020 tarjarin Phuket, Thailand

I would like to say that I have always been in love with your property, I was there almost 10 years ago with my parents not so sure when exactly and I came back again with my friend this year. We arrived on the first day that hotel open after 4 months of closing because of pandemic and the storm hit for the first day. I guess it's not my luck to… Read more
I would like to say that I have always been in love with your property, I was there almost 10 years ago with my parents not so sure when exactly and I came back again with my friend this year. We arrived on the first day that hotel open after 4 months of closing because of pandemic and the storm hit for the first day. I guess it's not my luck to see a to die for view as always. We got a chance to saw monkeys hang out on the tree near the lobby :) so cute!! I also want to highlight your team members that impressed me and show me I chose the right hotel. Khun Mad and the staff that make sure we are safe when we get off the boat while the storm is hitting. They are all so caring Geena from front desk who went the extra mile to make sure she could solve the problem upon arrival The Lotus Court Staff, I couldn't remember his name but he is the one who offered to change Margarita and pay attention to all the details while we were having dinner. Always making sure that we were happy with our food. and Khun Phot from Lotus Court that has been so helpful and kind to us Read less
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Aug 6, 2020 Amy K Bangkok, Thailand

Loveeee the 2 bedroom pool villa at this property. It’s like walking from your room directly to beach....what else do u want on your holiday? Food was amazing though it’s during covid recover time for Thailand tourism but seem like their chef is back on duty and create amazing dish for us...since we r vegetarian and there r few requirements from… Read more
Loveeee the 2 bedroom pool villa at this property. It’s like walking from your room directly to beach....what else do u want on your holiday? Food was amazing though it’s during covid recover time for Thailand tourism but seem like their chef is back on duty and create amazing dish for us...since we r vegetarian and there r few requirements from us but they never fail to meet our needs. Spa is awesome and good price. We got the club access and they keep serving us every 2 hrs! Name it what you want..tea coffee snack drink and late night cookie 😋 one of the best holiday and thanks to all the attentive staff. You certainly maintain the legacy of centara. Read less