Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket

Luxurious family-oriented resort with its own water park

A few quiet blocks from Karon Beach, with 262 guest rooms, the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is one of the most complete resorts on Phuket. It has four swimming pools incorporated into a real water park at its heart, and a large sports center with tennis courts among many other choices. Not all activities are included in the room price, but still this hotel offers very good value for active families.

The rooms range from large to extremely large, with the highest classes having private pools. There are 6 restaurants, lounges, and bars, and of course a first-class spa with a wide variety of treatments available. The location is near enough Karon Beach that it is convenient, but far enough away that it feels secluded and exclusive.

Rooms/suites/villas: 262
Area: Karon Beach
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Deluxe Ocean Facing
  • Premium Deluxe Ocean Facing
  • Spa Deluxe Ocean Facing
  • Premium Spa Deluxe
  • Deluxe Pool Suite
  • Luxury Pool Suite
  • 1-Bedroom Pool Villa – The Club
  • 2-Bedroom Pool Villa – The Club
  • Royal Villa – The Club

Special room features

  • Unique classical Sino-Portuguese décor
  • King-size bed or two double beds
  • Private furnished balcony facing the sea
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Spacious private bathroom with heavenly rain shower and extra-deep bathtub
  • Flat screen TV with international satellite TV channels/programmes,
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar and refrigerator
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • High-speed internet access
  • IDD line telephone


  • High season online specials from US$257 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$126 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • The Cove – International & Asian Melting-Pot Cuisine
  • Mare – Classical Italian Cuisine
  • Luna – Night Entertainment Bar
  • Splash – Light Refreshments, Swim-up Bar & Snacks
  • Ripples – Light Refreshments, Poolside Bar & Snacks
  • Lobby Lounge – Refreshments, Coffee & Tea, Cocktails

Resort features

  • Water Park and four swimming pools including main pool, jacuzzi pool, children pool, and adult pool plus the lazy river, waterslides, waterfalls and other aquatic activities
  • Leisure Boats for hire
  • The Club
  • Sport Centre and Facilities including tennis court
  • Fitness Centre with Aerobics Studio
  • Kids Club – Camp Safari & E-Zone
  • Business Centre
  • Car Rental & Transportation Services
  • Meeting & Conference facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Retail area including Sundries, Gift Shop, Arts & Crafts Shop
  • Laundry Services
  • Tour Information Desk
  • 24 Hour Room & Concierge Services
  • Valet Parking & Coach Parking
  • Medical Services
  • Postal Services
  • Currency Exchange Services
  • Evening Turn Down Service
  • Express Check-out
  • Daily Newspaper

Spa information

SPA Cenvaree features a wide variety of massages and treatments.

Nearby activities

  • Karon Beach
  • Kata Beach
  • Phuket Town
  • The Two Heroines Monument
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Phuket Zoo
  • Phi Phi Islands

Distance from Phuket International Airport

40 km / 25 miles – 45 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket are generally excellent, though there are a few that point out things that are worth knowing before you book. Everyone is impressed by the rooms and the service, and most people appreciate the quiet Karon Beach location, but some mention that it’s not as lively as they had preferred.

The main complaints are that things like internet and tennis come at an extra cost, which some feel is not fitting of a proper 5-star hotel. So the list of activities is indeed impressive, though not all of them are free, so that should be taken into account when figuring your budget if you decide to book here.

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