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Centara Grand Beach Resort Krabi

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by Nishant02, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Nishant02

    Nishant02 New Member

    Hello, friends. I am soon going Krabi in Thailand with my family and my wife, and I have been looking at some resorts and are interested in Centara Grand Beach Resort. The resort looks ideal and is very close to the beach which is something we are looking for.

    The resort mentions a kids club and activity room, please can more information be provided about this, as I can not find anything on the web.

    Another query I would like to know is whether the rooms have a balcony or not?

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, welcome to the forum!

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    What is the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Krabi?

    The Centara Grand Beach Resort is a five-star property in Krabi in Thailand. A recipient of the Earth Check Gold Certification for seven years now, the Centara Grand Beach Resort meaning that the property has engaged in sustainable practices which help maintain and preserve the environment. This property also has a simple philosophy, luxury in the laps of nature. It's where you can enjoy an idyllic vacation, with just the beauty of nature around you. If not the surroundings, the resort itself would mesmerize you with its grandeur and elegance. Nevertheless, the Centara Grand Beach Resort ensures that every type of guest is catered to in the property, from the relaxation lovers, to the adventure seekers.

    Where is the Centara Grand Beach Resort Located in Krabi?

    The Centara Grand Beach Resort is located in Ao Nang, on the southwestern side of Krabi. It is a part of the Hat Noppharat Thara Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, a protected marine area of the region. It is located off a small island surrounded by beautiful limestone cliffs. Thus, to reach the property, you only have two options, either via boat ride or via trekking. The resort provides for hourly boat transfers from the Noppharat Thara Pier, which is around 26 kilometers away from the Krabi Airport, to the property. The boat journey can take around 15 minutes but needs to be booked in advance. Alternatively, you can utilize the Monkey Trail route by foot, which is a bit of a steep climb amidst wooden steps, taking around 10 minutes for the physically fit individuals.

    What is the Overall Vibe of the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Krabi?

    The Centara Grand Beach Resort embodies the simple philosophy of luxury in the laps of nature. Set amidst amazing views of the sea, the jungles and the limestone karst, the property offers stunning vistas from any angle. The resort is spread across acres of lush greenery, with various rooms and villas interspersed between it. That's not all, small waterfalls, ponds and delicately designed statues flank the various areas of the resort too. The reception is an open-air one with a central chandelier piece accentuating the overall ambience. Swim either in the pool overlooking the sea or on the white sandy beach, your choice. Contemporarily designed rooms and villas are there to choose from, with views of the lush greenery or the sea.

    What are the Accommodation Options in the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Krabi?


    The Centara Grand Beach Resort has a number of accommodation options ranging from rooms, to luxury villas. Specifically, the accommodation options are the following: Deluxe Room, Premium Deluxe Room, Spa Deluxe Room, One-Bedroom Villa, Two-Bedroom Villa and Royal Villa. Views from them are varied too, from the garden, to the ocean or the beach. The interiors are on the modern side with their own balconies furnished with comfy sitting areas. Amenities provided in each room and villa are a flat-screen television, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, safety deposit box, minibar and of course, an attached bathroom. You can refer to the table below for the rates per night of each accommodation option, along with the inclusions of the tariff.

    Accommodation Options in Centara Grand Beach Resort + Rates

    Accommodation TypeViewRate Per NightInclusion/s
    Deluxe RoomGarden ViewTHB 6,568Room + Breakfast
    Deluxe RoomOcean ViewTHB 6,867Room + Breakfast
    Premium Deluxe RoomOcean ViewTHB 7,290Room + Breakfast
    Spa Deluxe RoomGarden ViewTHB 7,818Room + Breakfast
    Spa Deluxe RoomOcean ViewTHB 8,241Room + Breakfast
    One-Bedroom VillaBeach FrontTHB 17,843Room + Breakfast
    One-Bedroom Villa With PoolOcean ViewTHB 18,700Room + Breakfast
    Two-Bedroom VillaBeach FrontAvailable on RequestAvailable on Request
    Royal VillaOcean ViewAvailable on RequestAvailable on Request
    The Deluxe Room is the most affordable accommodation option, with two options, either the garden view one or the ocean view one. With hardwood flooring and wooden furnishings, the ambience is very elegant and formal. The attached bathroom has marble inlays and a separate shower slash bathtub area. The Premium Deluxe Room is slightly more expensive but also offers more space. With this type of accommodation, you are afforded the best views of the ocean. You can also opt for the Spa Deluxe Room, choose from a garden view one or an ocean view one. Its main difference being that it has an outdoor jacuzzi where you can dip in the water whilst enjoying the views in front of you.

    We now go to the various villas, starting with the One-Bedroom Villa, located at the beach front. With its own terrace area for enjoying the view of the sea, this is an opulent choice perfect for couples or even families. It has separate areas such as a living room, bedroom and bathroom as well. The same goes with the One-Bedroom Villa With Pool, only it has a plunge pool in the terrace area where you can swim in your own privacy. The Two-Bedroom Villa is a good choice for large families or extended families as it features a master's bedroom, normal bedroom, living room and dining room within its premises. The most expensive accommodation is the Royal Villa, which has both a plunge pool and jacuzzi in its terrace area. It has two bedrooms with attached bathrooms for each as well.

    What are the Dining Options in the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Krabi?


    Being a five-star property, the Centara Grand Beach Resort won't disappoint when it comes to the dining options. Both local and international cuisines can be found in the four restaurants of the resort. The on-site bar would provide for your beverage needs, specifically for alcohol-based drinks. Also not missing in each dining option is that posh vibe, highlighted by the well-thought of interiors and cozy ambience. This proves to be very beneficial and convenient since the resort is located at an isolated place where you won't have much outside dining alternatives.

    Dining Options in Centara Grand Beach Resort

    Dining OptionCuisine/sOpening TimesBest Seller
    Lotus CourtEuropean and Asian6:30 to 10:30 and 11:30 to 24:00Snow Fish
    Suan BuaThai18:30 to 24:00Vegetable Spring Rolls
    HagiJapanese18:30 to 24:00Sashimi
    On The RocksThai and Continental10:00 to 24:00Pad Thai
    Deep Blu Bar & LoungeBeverages16:00 to 1:00Cocktails
    Lotus Court is a highly praised restaurant of the property, with both indoor and outdoor sitting areas. The outdoor sitting area is more preferred as you can hear the gurgling of the nearby pond and even marvel in the tropical forests surrounding the property. The restaurant serves mainly European and Asian cuisines dishes, with buffet spreads during breakfast and ala carte meals for lunch and dinner. Do try their Snow Fish for that melt in your mouth goodness. Suan Bua serves authentic local Thai cuisine dishes, with an open-air setting for romantic night outs. Hagi is their Japanese cuisine restaurant, where you can sample dishes such as Sashimi and Sushi. On The Rocks is their pool-side restaurant which offers a myriad of light meals in the Thai and Continental cuisines. Finally, head on to the Deep Blu Bar & Lounge for a rocking good time, relish their cocktails and wines that would make you feel more relaxed in this paradise.

    What are the Facilities Offered by the Centara Grand Beach Resort in Krabi?


    The resort has its own private 500-meter stretch of beach along the Pai Plong Bay. There are some sitting areas around the shores of the beach for the comfort of guests. There's also an outdoor swimming pool, with separate areas for adults and kids, along with a jacuzzi. Sun loungers and parasols are available all around the patio of the pool too. For the health buffs, the fitness centre is equipped with weights, treadmills and static cycling machines. There are also trainers and classes for yoga, pilates and Muay Thai. For the ultimate relaxation, the Cenvaree Spa provides for Ayurvedic treatments, massages and facials, depending on what you need.

    For the little ones, the Camp Safari Children's Club is filled with various fun activities for them. There are toys, crayons, play house and more to keep them entertained under the guidance of a caretaker. For the older ones, the resort has facilities for water sports such as sailing, snorkeling, rock climbing, paddle boarding and canoeing. The best part is that resident guests can avail of a one-hour complimentary use for such water sports facilities. There's also a PADI-certified dive center within the resort premises for those who are budding divers or just want to learn the basics of diving. Outdoor sports such as volleyball and football can also be enjoyed here.

    The resort also has indoor and outdoor venues for special meetings or events. Other facilities such as a travel desk, shops, currency exchange and shuttle can also be availed from the resort. Internet is accessible from all areas without additional charges though signal might be as good on more remote areas. One downside with the resort is that it doesn't have an elevator and most upper locations need to be climbed by foot. They do have a roaming golf cart that can take seniors or physically disabled guests into their preferred areas.

    What is the Verdict?

    The Centara Grand Beach Resort is an ideal getaway for those looking some time off from the chaos of Krabi. Generally, Ao Nang can be crowded especially on peak tourist season. The property's location makes it a bit inaccessible, which is also its best asset, as you can enjoy a different side of the beach destination. You can still reach the main town or main beach but you won't be too bothered by the noise that it has. So if your family is looking for that perfect resort completely locked in the serenity of nature, this property might just be your best option.