In one of the most secluded settings of Phuket lies the five-star Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket with impressive Sino-Portuguese architecture. The only resort to offer direct access to the sands of Karon Beach, it is backed by green hills and centres around its very own water park.
All of the 262 rooms and villas have their own furnished balcony or terrace, with many overlooking the ocean. Couples are assured privacy in rooms that have a Jacuzzi or pool. Villa guests staying in any of the 10 one- and two-bedroom pool villas have exclusive use of a private area of the resort. Villa guests have access to the Club Lounge where private check-in and check-out and five meals daily are some of the inclusions. Four swimming pools, waterslides, numerous water sports activities, two kids clubs and a teenage e-zone make the Centara Grand Beach Resort also a popular choice for families.
The resort has several restaurants including The Cove and Mare Italian Restaurant, giving guests a variety of choice when dining. Private in-room or villa dining is available 24 hours a day. By night, drinks may beckon at the Luna bar with magical sunset views.
What to do
No need to leave the pool when you can go for a refreshing Mai Thai at the swim-up pool bar. Either couples or singles can be pampered with a traditional Thai massage or other specialist beauty treatments at the award-winning SPA Cenvaree.
Room rates start from A$243 per room, including breakfast.
T: +61 (0)2 90189322