Tripadvisor Centara grand beach Resort Phuket
Looking to chase away the winter blues? There’s no better time to escape the chilling clutches of Jack Frost than by escaping to tropical Thailand – where the sun is always shining and the beach is only ever a stone’s throw away.
If you’ve been planning a big family holiday then this is the deal for you! It’s time to experience one of Thailand’s most popular getaway destinations: The Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket – a resort that the whole family will fall in love with!
Located 15-minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport and set just 500-metres away from the golden shores of breathtaking Mai Khao Beach on Phuket’s stunning west coast, the impressive resort spans across 47 acres of tropical lands and is also home to the Splash Jungle Waterpark – Thailand’s biggest resort waterpark.
A holiday haven for families and winner of a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas provides plush accommodation in over 400 stylish rooms, suites and villas that present modern designs with subtle Thai inflections.
Speaking of rooms, we couldn’t wait check out ours, so we breezed through check-in at the lobby and our getaway was underway!
We were shown to our Deluxe Family Residence without a fuss and our group was blown away by the sheer size of our new digs and all of it was ours to unwind and relax in as we pleased.
Comfortably catering for two adults and two kids in a king bed and set of bunk beds, the room featured a flat-screen satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, silent air-conditioning, a fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, plus much more.
We were also fortunate enough to spend a night in a Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite – ideal for couples enjoying a romantic escape. Inside you’ll find a plush king-size bed and a handy kitchenette for those who’d rather self-cater.
Deluxe Family Rooms catering for two adults and one older child are also available and offer two double beds.
With six in-house dining and bar options, there’s sure to be something for all tastes and appreciations here at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas. Just some of the cuisine on offer comprises traditional Thai delicacies, Italian classics and international fare.
As part of our stay, we enjoyed a daily buffet breakfast at the Sunset Breeze or Suan Bua restaurants with plenty of Asian and Western-inspired morning favourites to choose from.
A welcome touch to battle the tropical Thai heat, we were also treated to a complimentary scoop of ice-cream at the Jungle Deli – a sure-fire hit with those members of our Travel Team with a sweet tooth!
The complimentary treats just keep coming with two free cocktails to share between two adults at the super-cool partially submerged Splash Bar.
As expected from a resort built for families with young children, the on-site facilities at Centara Phuket are top-notch and offer endless entertainment.
Guests are welcome to enjoy lounging by the postcard-worthy beachfront, relaxing at the two impressive swimming pools, or workout at the fully-equipped fitness centre.
Undoubtedly, the highlight of our stay was taking advantage of unlimited access to the awesome Splash Jungle Waterpark which features 12 attractions including waterslides, adrenaline-pumping thrill rides and a laidback lazy river that drifts along for over 300 metres.
We were also lucky enough to head to SPA Cenvaree where we enjoyed two soothing 60-minute Thai massages that erased any lingering aches and pains, while also leaving us feeling utterly pampered.
While the adults unwind at the spa, the kids can enjoy some fun and games at the Kids Club with lots of exciting activities like arts and crafts, dancing and much more on the agenda.