Thailand, West Coast and Islands
Info : Centara Grand
The Centara Grand Villas is an excellent low rise resort in a lovely location. Occupying its own private bay, it feels laid back and secluded yet bustling Ao Nang and gorgeous Railey Beach are only minutes away.
The limestone formations jutting out of the sea just off the beach give the view from this resort a postcard perfect feel. Most rooms face directly out towards this scene and comprise a spacious, tasteful indoor area as well as an extensive âliving-room-styleâ terrace. The terrace is a great place to relax on your day bed and watch the sun rise or set!
Facilities include a fabulous beach side swimming pool and the Spa Cenvaree. The resort also has a range of quality restaurants, the Thai and Japanese ones are particularly good. There are numerous options for eating, shopping and entertainment over in Ao Nang which can be accessed in minutes by the resorts speedboat or a short walk over the cliff path. Whilst the walk over the path isnt particularly strenuous we wouldnt recommend it for anyone with walking difficulties.
Prices for the Centara Villas are very competitive given the standard of rooms and the facilities on offer.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
- 3+ Specialist Restaurants
- Award Winning Spa
- Beach Bar
- Beach Frontage
- Gym / Fitness Centre
- Multiple Swimming Pools
The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok was superb and we couldn’t fault it. Wonderful service, friendly and helpful staff, amazing breakfast buffets, what more could you ask for?