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Why everyone’s talking about Phuket's Centara Grand Beach Resort

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Why everyone’s talking about Phuket's Centara Grand Beach Resort

story by: Anna Sarjeant

Built into verdant hillside, Centara Grand Beach Resort grazes the golden shoreline of Karon Beach, which considering you’re in Phuket, is almost always empty. You’re only a short distance from Phuket Town which is easy by taxi and will only take approximately 15 minutes. As a fully facilitated resort, every amenity is found within the property itself but there is a small cafe at the end of the beach which makes for a nice lunch hour if you’re spending the day on the beach.  

Possibly the most attractive aspect of Centara Grand Beach Resort is its five star prestige, coupled with a laid-back vibe that will make every minute of your holiday feel effortless. Luxury amenities include tennis courts, a fitness centre, games room and a top class spa. Better yet, you won’t feel like you’re sharing them with anyone. Plenty of green space and lush little enclaves add a serenity to this hotel that almost puts it in the realm of a boutique, and yet there are 262 guestrooms.

Split over three levels, rooms may be plentiful but each one offers a superlative mix of cool Thai aesthetics with luxe five star features. Ocean Facing Rooms offer uninterrupted views across the Andaman Sea from beautiful and spacious balconies, and all rooms are replenished daily with bottles of water, fresh fruit and just about every toiletry item you could ever dream of – look out for the bath bombs. 

There are an impressive four outdoor swimming pools, including a watery oasis which includes a waterslide, rock jump and lazy river. Much of the outdoor space is shroud in landscaped garden, while the resort as a whole enjoys a serene indoor outdoor flow.

With seven dining options you’re never too far from a decent meal or cooling refreshment. The breakfast options are varied and extensive, while The Cove offers all day dining and Mare is your number one go-to for classic Italian cuisine. Alternatively, there are plentiful restaurants close to the resort to explore.

Large, open and airy, Centara Grand Beach Resort combines the perfect mix of carefree Phuket with feel-good five star luxury.


IN A NUTSHELL:

LOCATION: Phuket, Thailand
AIRPORT: One hour drive from Phuket International Airport  (traffic depending)
IN BRIEF:  A stunning ocean facing property offering plenty of space, vast facilities and a golden beach on the doorstep
STYLE: Family, friends and couples
LIFESTYLE: Relaxed explorers
GUESTROOMS: 262 rooms
WINNING FEATURE:  A short walk to a clean and mostly empty beach
CHILD POLICY: Children are welcome. 

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