Luxury hotel holiday Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

A five star family resort in Phuket, the Centara Grand Beach Resort is a property of authentic Thai style, but with modern features. The rooms and facilities stand around the large free-form swimming pool, which forms a sort of central oasis, perfect for families looking to spend the whole day in the sun. Two diverse restaurants, an on-site water park, the Teen and Kids' Clubs, and the spa facilities make this a popular option for repeat clients.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bangkok and onward flights to Phuket
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket

An excellent five star family resort suitable for long beach holidays all year round.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Phuket

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Phuket Airport

Distance from airport About 50 minutes' drive

Hotel facilities and services

2 restaurants, Pool bar, Beach bar, Lobby Bar, 4 swimming pools, Children’s pool, Water park, Kids’ club, Teens’ club, Fitness centre, Tennis, Water sports, Dive centre, Salon, Spa, Steam room, Sauna, Car rental, Gift shop, Tour desk, Sailing, Meeting facilities, 24-hour in-room dining, Laundry, 24-hour room services, Turndown service, Daily newspaper.

Complimentary

A complimentary programme of kids' activities is put on throughout the day at the resort, including painting, arts and crafts, outdoor and indoor play.

Chargeable watersports

Kayaking, Windsurfing, Sailing, Diving lessons, Leisure boats for hire, Snorkelling, Swimming.

Land sports

Tennis.

Out and about nearby

Phuket is located to the south-west coast of Thailand. It is the nation's largest island and a beachside paradise, with pristine beaches and glorious lagoon waters in a tropical and remote setting. Karon Beach is the second largest of Phuket's principle tourist beaches and it is lined with restaurants and bars to the north end of the beach. Besides the beach life that the island represents, Phuket town offers some interesting treasures and monuments. Visitors can also visit Sirinat National Park and go island hopping.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing two Deluxe ocean facing rooms for 7 nights

From about

£6,880 low season

£7,980 high season

Holiday Code EXH1446

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket

A pink-walled property of authentic Thai design, Centara Grand Beach Resort’s façade welcomes guests in breath-taking style. A five-star resort positioned in a secluded area of Karon Beach, it promises first-class hospitality and active pursuits to suit the whole family. From water sports and beach play to an extensive water park on site, the Centara Grand is a veritable playground for children. Featuring vivid external walls framed by the lush greenery of this tropical location, the intricate design of the Centara Grand Beach Resort is certainly a grand sight. At the heart of it all is a magnificent beachside pool area that is sure to inspire playing youngsters, with four geometric-style swimming pools that children can hop between. This is a setting that is a feast for the eyes: red-roofed structures cut into the hills, luscious shrubbery sprouting around the turquoise waters and a pool bar at the centre of it all to serve parents in their sun loungers. The beachfront gardens belonging to the property are extensive and grant direct access to Karon Beach. With balconies and private terraces, the majority of the 262 rooms, villas and suites boast views across the beach and the Andaman Sea. Most room types offer a king size bed or two double beds, therefore all room categories are suitable for families. The Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms upwards accommodate two adults and two children. Dining venues at the Centara Grand Beach Resort include The Cove, with its international and Asian cuisine, and Mare Italian Restaurant is sure to please the whole family. There is also a selection of bars and casual snack spots, including a swim up pool bar to keep the kids tided over until dinner time. Besides the children’s playground that the natural surroundings present, there are a number of facilities specially geared towards keeping youngsters entertained. In particular, water park facilities will thrill all, with a lazy river, waterfalls, water slides and a Jacuzzi pool. There is a children's pool located here as well. Meanwhile, water sports take place on the beach, including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling. Diving lessons can be arranged. For the youngest members of the family there is the Camp Safari kids’ club and E-Zone for teens. Beyond the resort walls, families will enjoy visiting the various natural beauties of Phuket.

Room descriptions

The Centara Grand Beach Resort boasts 262 rooms, suites and villas with individually controlled air-conditioning, spacious bathroom with rain shower and extra-deep bathtub or Jacuzzi, flat screen TV with international satellite TV channels, in-room safe, mini-bar and refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, high-speed internet access and IDD line telephone.

Deluxe Ocean Facing Room
Deluxe Pool Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing two Deluxe ocean facing rooms for 7 nights

From about

£6,880 low season

£7,980 high season

Holiday Code EXH1446

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Centara Grand Beach Resort, we include flights to Bangkok with British Airways and other airlines such as Thai Airways or Emirates, depending on where you are coming from in the UK and the overall holiday route you want to take, and onward flights to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket we include a private car transfer. The hotel is about 50 minutes from the airport.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing two Deluxe ocean facing rooms for 7 nights

From about

£6,880 low season

£7,980 high season

Holiday Code EXH1446

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to The Centara Grand Beach Resort, Phuket

About Thailand

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Thailand is the chance to explore a stunning part of the world. More people visit Thailand than any other country in Southeast Asia. With beautiful beaches and stunning cuisine, historic towns and colourful cities, it’s not hard to see why. Throw in national parks full of wildlife, rainforests and mountains to take the breath away, as well as a welcome so warm you can’t fail to be beguiled, and Thailand is a country you could spend a whole life exploring without growing tired. Bangkok is the country’s spectacular gateway, and what an introduction. A modern giant with gleaming shopping centres and dazzling nightlife, the City of Angels is also a place of timeless wonder, with ancient markets and temples, centuries-old palaces and monks in saffron robes. Thrusting, modern capital it may be, but everywhere the city is interwoven with a devout Buddhist tranquillity and warmth. In the north, Chaingrai province – aka the Golden Triangle – offers a wealth of river tours and hilltribe treks, ruined cities and cookery holidays, with Chiang Mai its stunning capital. In the south, idyllic islands are sprinkled into the Andaman Sea, with Koh Samui and Phuket merely the best known. Sliding down the coastal tail are the evergreen limestone islands of Ko Tao and Kho Phi Phi Don, filled with tall palms angling over pearlescent sand. With idyllic beaches in the south and mountainous rainforest in the north, Thailand is blessed with a rich variety of landscapes – and a range of attractions and activities to match. Whether you’re here for bone-white beaches or cookery schools, snorkelling and diving or hillwalking and kayaking, Thailand has it all.

Highlights of Thailand

Luxury resorts in the islands of the Andaman Sea; rail trip to the original Bridge Over the River Kwai; Catuchak weekend market in Bangkok; the giant reclining Buddha in Wat Pho; the Skytrain to Bangkok’s glitzy shopping centre; floating markets all over the country, with the best at Damnoen Saduak, some 65 miles southwest of Bangkok; fabulous massages; delicately spiced local food; the bus journey from Kanchanburi to Sangkhlaburi, a spectacular road through rugged karst mountains to the misty, romantic lakeside border outpost and base for many outdoor adventures; the Mae Sa-Samoeng loop, dipping and twisting along the peaks outside Chiang Mai; diving and snorkelling with whale sharks off coral-fringed islands such as Ko Tao; Chiang Mai, the beautiful northern hilltown, home to many Thai cookery courses, thanks largely to a wonderful local market; elephant trekking, Chiang Mai; the tangle of limestone mountains and rainforest in Khao Sok National Park, home to snakes, monkeys and tigers, and the incredible Rafflesia kerrii flower; Mae Hong Son province, remote crossroads of many cultures, jungle-treks to hilltribes; Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park, with its lush jungle, postcard-perfect bays, fiery sunsets, and a craggy mountainous interior sheltering a veritable Jurassic Park of flora and fauna; Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand’s former capital, now an atmospheric site of ruins; Ayuthaya’s historical and architectural gems; the mountains and waterfalls of Khao Yai National Park; the beaches of Hua Hin; the little visited forested mountains and hilltribes of Nan province; seafood curry on Songkhla pier.

Travel around Thailand

Thailand’s rail network is very well run, with four main lines running north, south, northeast and east from Bangkok. The train is most convenient as an alternative to buses for the long, scenic journey north to Chiang Mai or south to Surat Thani.

Facts in brief

Capital Bangkok
Airport Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
Size 198,000 sq. miles
Population 69 million
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