Nestling the shores of Karon Beach, this secluded Sino-Portuguese-style resort boasts all ocean-facing rooms, suites and villas with a private balcony or terrace, many rewarding with plunge pools or outdoor Jacuzzis. The centre-point of the hotel is the expansive water playground, complete with a lazy river, four pools, waterslides, and a swim-up bar, which is complimented by an award-winning day spa, tennis courts and Camp Safari. A medley of seven restaurants and bars are sure to impress, and include absolute beachfront dining.
Why we recommend the Centara Grand Beach Resort
- Set in secluded beachfront area
- Views of the Andaman Sea from every room
- Suites and villas with private plunge pools
- Water playground and Kids’ Club
- Rooftop bar and alfresco dining
Attractions near the Centara Grand Beach Resort
Activities for the whole family
The Centara Grand Beach Resort is set in a heavenly location on a secluded stretch of Karon Beach. With an architectural theme reminiscent of Old Phuket, this resort will captivate and delight you. Everyone enjoys the beach, where you can swim or go sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, or kayaking.
Children will love the kids’ pool with its water slide, or they can float down the lazy river and enjoy the myriad activities available at the supervised Kids' Club. Adults will gravitate to the adults-only pool, tennis courts, fully equipped fitness centre or the pool bar. For a special treat, relax with a luxurious treatment at the award-winning Spa Cenvaree where you can book a massage for either a single or a couple.
See the half-buried Buddha
Wat Phra Thong is the Temple of the Gold Buddha in Phuket. One of the unique features of this temple is that it is half buried – only the Buddha's head and shoulders can be seen above ground. Over the years, a number of people have tried to uncover the statue, but legend says that serious accidents or illnesses have befallen those unfortunate people, so the deity stays as it is.
This temple is special for the Thai Chinese, who believe that the Buddha is originally from China. There are other Buddha images in the temple, too. Each is said to provide a different benefit for people who make offerings, such as health or wealth.
|Water park||4 swimming pools|
|Day spa||Swim-up bar|
|7 restaurants and bars||Fitness centre|
|Kids' club||Tennis courts|
|Tea and coffee making facilities||Satellite TV|
|Bathrobes and slippers||Safe|
|Hairdryer||International direct dial telephone (IDD)|