Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas

396-396/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Ao Nang, Krabi Province, 81000, Thailand | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $122.00

Travel Blogs from Ao Nang

Burgers. For. The. Boys.

A travel blog entry by chrisandrach


... making the short 30 minute journey to Rai Leh beach. Upon arrival you see exactly where you are heading as there are chalk hand holds covering a whole section of the wall, and small figures slowly ascending them.

I was in a class with 10 other people, most of which has never climbed before and given the fact the guide spoke very little English I felt a bit for the first timers. The guide was however an excellent climber who ...

Krabi, Where There Really Isn't Much To Do!

A travel blog entry by harryjarvis

After our final few nights in Koh Phi Phi (where I managed to forget my camera) we headed on to Krabi...

We arrived after a few hours on a boat and was swiftly taken by cab to a hostel that Adam had found online, but after his earlier shocker with the train tickets I was sceptical. However, the boy delivered, and after the hole we had been staying in in Koh Phi Phi, we were all relieved to find that the hostel was clean, spacious and had hot water!


Waking up to Luxury

A travel blog entry by robinstride


... is so "new looking"

Donna and Helen sat by the pool and finally around 2pm I appeared had a quick swim in the luxury pool and then sat in the pool side bar having a pina colada - another tick !

(see pictures below)

A leasurely afternoon before wandering round to Ao Nang village (about 1/2 mile away) in search for more rice

Tomorrow brings another exciting day, we have hired a private speed ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on 396-396/1 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Ao Nang, is near Emerald Pool (Sra Morakot), Lanta Thai Cookery School, and Ao Luk.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCentara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Ao Nang

    Reviewed by ireneakhoo06

    Cozy & relaxing with Spa n sea view

    Reviewed May 4, 2013
    by (1 review) , Singapore Flag of Singapore

    All of my family had a tiring day of travelling as they are getting in age. But end of the day all of us had enjoy the luxury style of living which we will not get in a busy country of our own country here in Singapore

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by kevinmoss


    Reviewed Jul 9, 2012
    by (4 reviews) Austin , United States Flag of United States

    A real, private secluded beach that is wonderful for kids and couples alike! The only way to this resort is via boat to the floating pier or over the Monkey Trail. Both ways make this an exclusive and special place to be. The villas are just perfect and the marauding monkeys make it even more memorable and special. We've been all over the world and this resort is one of our favorites!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by hilaryramsey

    Great place to stay

    Reviewed May 25, 2012
    by (6 reviews) Brisbane , Australia Flag of Australia

    Loved this place , loved the monkeys and the monkey trail track into town

    Beach at Centara Resort
    Ao Nang, Thailand

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Ao Nang

    Totally agree


    My comments on this wonderful hotel almost mirror those of the reviewer on the 13th March.

    We were aware that the hotel would still have some construction going on during our stay. We were more than compensated for this by the extras given, including an upgrade to a spa room, with our own jacuzzi on the balcony.

    We loved our time there, and the odd inconvenience like getting your feet wet at Ao Nang because of the lack of a proper jetty, was more than compensated by having your own private boat (or so it seemed) to take you to nearby beaches and islands for the day.

    The staff were so friendly and helpful, and it will be an excellent 5 star hotel when completed.

    No customer service


    I have to share my terrible expirience with Central Krabi bay resort.

    I bookee 1 bedroom villa with pool and before traveling I decided to check if everything is ok with my reservation.

    The reply was: sorry sir but you have booked twin deluxe room. There is a problem with our reservation system. After writing again and sending details of my reservation showing clearly that I have villa with pool I received a second e-mail from the resort with the words: I am not going to give you a villa despite you have booked it , wait we are working on our e-system....

    This was my expirience with this resort and i can not beleive that they were so rude. this is a new resort, looks nice but I doubt they will have many clients with such a service.



    We had a fantastic time at the Central Krabi Resort and provided you accept that the hotel is not fully finished yet we would thoroughly recommend that you go.

    Loved the Central Krabi Resort


    I and my husband just returned from Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia. Great trip ! The Central Krabi Resort is a new upscale hotel, it was opened in December, 2005. Even though the hotel was not completely finished, it was great. The rooms were beautiful, the service excellent, and the hotel provided some complementary things because of the inconvenience of the construction. The hotel is located in its own little bay, 5 min. from Ao Nang by hotel's water taxi or a long boat. The resort offers several restaurants, the Thai seafood restaurant was the best. The hotel also offered scuba diving and, snorkeling and tours to various little islands at extra cost. I highly recommend the resort.

    Excellent resort


    We were due to stay in the central resort mid feb, but after reading such negative reviews we changed hotels 24 hours before departure.

    Pure pleasure


    Having read all the gloomy reports on the forum, I was apprehensive about what to expect. Yes, there is a lot of work being done, yes bits here and there could be distracting but on the whole you forget all this because it is such a lovely place with the most attentive and pleasant staff I have yet to come across. Being driven all round the place on golf buggies, having someone run to help you off the inevitable speed boat just to relieve you of the hotel towels used on a snorkling trip, waking up in a dreamy room with a stunning view - I could go on. Free cocktails at sunset and other discounts make up for any irritation you might feel about the work on site. The deals are very generous at the moment too.

    Heaven on Earth


    I just want to say, I miss the friends that we'd made in Central Krabi Bay Resort. These people are just fabulous! They may be greener when it comes to service but they are totally genuine and sincere in making their guests feel very very special!

    Will Be Lovely Hotel WHEN Finished


    This Hotel is currently (as of end Jan 06) a hazardous construction site. Major work is still underway involving heavy machinery (bulldozer, JCB's, Crane and lorries) moving around the complex, often on guest pathways. There are no barriers, cordons or adequate lighting of the areas being worked on to prevent accidents happening. This differed from the "non intrusive finishing work" I was advised of by the hotel on arrival.

    Central Krabi Resort - Great people


    My wife and I stayed at the Central Krabi Resort between Christmas and New Year. First of all you will have read about the construction, over our stay the noise level and visability diminished significantly - but they still have some way to go (March 2006 by my estimate).

    TripAdvisor Reviews Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Ao Nang

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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