Get Inspired / Asia / Thailand Why everyone’s talking about Phuket's Centara Grand Beach Resort Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / Thailand 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. Click here for all our Thailand holiday deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist How to bag a bargain in a Thai bazaar Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.