We stayed at the Grand Centara in Krabi as part of our Honeymoon tour of Asia.
I am SO glad we chose to stay here. As we approached the hotel on the speed boat our jaws just dropped. I had seen many pictures but I literally have never stayed anywhere that I have felt so excited about arriving at. We were absolutely buzzing when we arrived and straight away said we didn't want to leave!
We had booked into a sea facing spa room with a hot tub on the balcony and this was worth paying for. It was simply amazing. I cannot even explain the view from our room, so stunning and blissful laying in the hot tub around sunset time!
Our favourite part of staying here were the monkeys! It really did make our holiday. We were lucky enough to walk down the beach and catch them all in the morning a couple of times and it was just joyful to watch them all run free and play on the sand. As we approached they started to interact with us and play with us and it made us so happy! So much fun, you could watch them for hours.
The beach is amazing and so cool for it to be so secluded in your own little cove.
We tried the monkey trail once and took a walk into Ao Nang. It was quite steep and I had to cling on but worth trying! It was a good experience but not something i'd do more than once!
Well worth wondering intro Ao Nang. There are some great cheap spa places, awesome massages and cheap nails! Personally we preferred our own beach as this one was far more busy but its nice to know there are amenities close by.
I can't even believe there are people that give this place a bad review. Ok the service may not be the best in the world, but everything else makes up for that. We're not really the complaining types. We didn't mind that the occasional monkey would show up on our balcony but we saw some people absolutely going mad - I have no idea why - surely its part of the experience!?
This hotel was a real treat and I 100% recommend you stay there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden away in secluded Pai Plong Bay and surrounded by emerald waters and a luxuriant national park, this five-star beachfront resort is a tropical paradise for those seeking a romantic hideaway or a relaxing stay with their family. The resort instils an air of understated luxury with generously-sized rooms and private villas ranging in size from 72 to 399 square metres and offering the option of garden or ocean views, an outdoor Jacuzzi, or a plunge pool. Designed in modern Thai style, with high ceilings, spacious living areas dominated by wooden accents, stone features and soothing colours, the rooms and villas are calm oases. Accessible by boat only, the resort offers an abundance of opportunities to relax and explore. To name a few: unwind with blissful spa treatments at Spa Cenvaree, savour Thai, Japanese, and International cuisines at one of the four restaurants, enjoy complimentary water sports (kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding – the first hour is free), lounge with one of the swimming pools while the kids are kept busy at the kids clubs, enjoy carefree days on the white sands of Pai Plong Bay. With warm waters with extraordinary underwater visibility, beautiful coral formations and an exotic marine life, the Andaman Sea is a tropical paradise for diving enthusiasts and those with with a longing for more holiday thrills. The experts at the resort’s PADI dive centre provide everything that is needed for beginners, those with medium skills, and expert divers. Krabi International Airport is 40 minutes away from Nopparatthara pier which is approximately 15 minutes from the resort by boat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centara Grand Beach Resort And Villas
- Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hotel Ao Nang
- Centara Grand Beach Hotel
- Centara Grand Beach Krabi
- Central Krabi Hotel
- Central Krabi Bay Resort
- Central Bay Resort Krabi
- Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi Ao Nang