Thailand - Krabi
1 May 2019 - 31 October 2019
7 Night discounted holiday at the Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Return flights to Phuket Return transfers from Phuket 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Garden Room Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
25% Early Bird Discount included - Book by 28 February Honeymoon Value add Welcome fruit, flowers & sparkling wine on arrival Guaranteed room upgrade to a Deluxe Ocean Facing Room (Book 60 days prior to departure) Upgrade to Half Board Plus from R4 240.00 pp
Surcharges may apply for travel on a weekend. A surcharge of R965.00 per person applies for travel from Johannesburg and Cape Town from 14 June - 9 July 2019. Book by 17 March 2019
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
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Located directly on the beach at secluded Pai Plong Bay, one bay away from the main resort area of Ao Nang, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi has a 500-metre beach frontage with superb views of the verdant limestone formations that characterize this beautiful part of Southern Thailand. The resort is accessed by a scheduled speedboat service from Nopparatthara Pier
Pai Plong Bay, Krabi
Retaining a traditional Thai architectural style and designed as a cluster of low-rise buildings and individual villas, the resort has 192 luxury garden view and ocean-facing rooms and private villas
28 Deluxe Garden View Rooms (Size: 72 m2)
Open the doors to fabulous comfort when staying in one of our Deluxe Garden View rooms, the living area includes a furnished balcony with a lush garden view, these rooms offer the option of a king-sized bed or two double beds accommodating up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. The en suite bathroom has both a bath and shower.
26 Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms (Size: 72 m2)
These rooms offer large picture windows and a furnished balcony with views of the gardens and Pai Plong Bay in the background. A king-sized bed or two double beds comfortably accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children; whilst the en suite has a bath and separate shower.
70 Premium Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms (Size: 77 m2)
Slightly larger with a corner balcony featuring exquisite views of the bay and lush surroundings. The bedroom features high ceilings and the option of a king-sized bed or two double beds and the bathroom has a bath and shower. This room category is also able to accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.
9 Spa Deluxe Garden View Rooms (Size: 77 m2)
The key feature of this room is the outdoor Jacuzzi with views of the verdant surroundings. The living space features a king size bed and a spacious bathroom with bath and shower.
50 Spa Deluxe Ocean Facing Rooms (Size: 77 m2)
The key feature of this room is the outdoor Jacuzzi with views out across the gardens and the bay. The living space features a king size bed and a spacious bathroom with bath and separate shower.
1 One Bedroom Beachfront Villa (Size: 96 m2)
With an easy access to the swimming pool and the bay, these villas are tranquil, tropical retreats. The living space features a terrace, an ocean-facing bedroom, a separate indoor living room and a bathroom with bath and shower. Ideal for couples and honeymooners, the one-bedroom villas also accommodate families of up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Club privileges are included.
4 One Bedroom Ocean Facing Villas with Pool (Size: 111 m2)
The villas comprise an ocean-view bedroom, terrace with private plunge pool, living and dining area with plenty of space, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower. These villas sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Club privileges are included.
3 Two Bedroom Beachfront Villas (Size: 167 m2)
Here you will enjoy easy access to the beach and an unrivalled position to witness the stunning sunsets. The generous living area offers an open-air terrace, a king-bedded master bedroom, a second bedroom with two double beds, two bathrooms with bath and shower, and a separate living and dining room. The villas comfortably accommodate up to 4 adults and 3 children. Club privileges are included.
1 Royal Villa (Size: 399 m2)
Fabulous living areas and spectacular views across Pai Plong Bay from its hilltop location make the Royal Villa a sublime retreat. Outdoor features include an ocean-view Sala, 40 square metre private pool with Jacuzzi, whilst indoors offers a master bedroom with a plush king-sized bed, a second bedroom with two double beds, two bathrooms with bath and shower, and an oversized living room. Club privileges and the attentive services on your own Villa Host are included.
The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the resort.
Lotus Court Restaurant
Nestled within tropical surroundings and adjacent to its own pond, an all-day dining restaurant offering an à la carte menu as well as authentic Thai cuisine.
Suan Bua Restaurant
Offering home-style Thai cuisine for dinner in a serene garden setting, a stone’s throw away from the beach.
Serves traditional and modern Japanese cuisine including sushi, sashimi as well as a beef teppanyaki live cooking station and sukiyaki Japanese hot pot in a cosy setting with views over the gardens and the beach.
On The Rocks
Located right on the beach, this beach bar and grill makes for a casual dining venue designed to satisfy guests’ every whim throughout the day - be it a chilled drink, a snack or a succulent meal.
Deep Blu Bar & Lounge
A great place to enjoy a cocktails or a nightcap to the rhythms of lounge music.
Half Board Plus includes (not available over peak season):
Spa Cenvaree, Centara's award-winning line of spas, operates in the hotel.
Internet access is complimentary in all guestrooms and communal areas.
WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES
WELCOME TO THAILAND
Or should we say, welcome to Paradise. Thailand is blessed with some of the world’s most-enviable beaches and a myriad of off shore islands ensuring your will be filled with water sports, hammocks and sunset strolls along the water’s edge. Some areas are super-vibey while others offer a more serene experience.
A QUICK GUIDE TO THE MOST POPULAR SPOTS…
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is undeniably the country’s most popular beach destination. With a vibrant nightlife, bustling market stalls, a family atmosphere or romantic seclusion. This island paradise offers a vast selection of hotels, and the beaches supply every kind of vibe! Head to Patong Beach if you feel like a party or being active. Kata and Karon Beaches are great for families and couples. The range of activities available is fantastic; canoeing, hiking, white water rafting, scooter hire and best of all – diving and snorkelling. Phuket and its islands are
Phi Phi Island is located 2 hours by ferry from Phuket (some resorts also offer a speedboat service). You’ll be collected from the ferry by long-tail boat and taken to your resort; all of which are located in the north of the island, a quieter area, for that true getaway experience. Phi Phi is nature at its best; towering limestone cliffs shelter white, sandy beaches leading to aquamarine bays filled with marine life; perfect for diving and snorkelling or simply taking it easy and letting the stress of modern life slip away. There are no roads on Phi Phi so once you settle into your resort your only mode of transport is a longtail boat (and some haggling with a local for the right price!). Make sure that you won’t need an ATM!
Krabi is a 2 hour overland trip from Phuket through countryside terrain and local villages. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Krabi’s sheer limestone cliffs will welcome you to where over 130 islands rise majestically from the sea, and secluded beaches are accessible only by colourfully adorned long-tail boats. Krabi is about getting out and exploring nature - sea caves, exotic marine life, rock climbing, beautiful National Parks, hot spring waterfalls, the spectacular turquoise waters of the Emerald Pool and Tiger Cave – a cliff monastery in a jungle valley.
The tropical island setting and laid back ambience make you feel like you have truly discovered the ideal island escape and that is why it is so popular with honeymooners. But, typically Thailand, there is something for everyone here. Head to Chaweng Beach for the vibe, and try Lamai or Bophut Beaches for a more tranquil experience and to bask in the beauty of nature. Within sight of Koh Samui, you’ll find Ang Thong National Marine Park – an archipelago of 42 towering islands with lush jungles, white beaches, hidden coves and waterfalls – making any trip away from the perfection of Koh Samui not only painless, but an experience like no other. Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and extremely popular but there is still an opportunity to find your own little slice of paradise.
Thailand’s tropical climate has three main seasons:
Hot: March to June
Rainy: July to October
Cool: November to February
Average temperatures range from 20°C to 35°C
The monsoon season in the Andaman Sea (West coast/Phuket and surrounds) is from approximately May to October. The monsoon rains are generally short and heavy, clearing quickly and days of constant rain are rare.
The national language is Thai, although English is widely spoken in Phuket, Krabi & Phi Phi.
The currency is the Thai Baht which is better for bargaining and shopping in markets. US Dollars, Pounds and Euros are accepted at hotels.
A service charge is already included in all prices. Tips, in general, are not mandatory, and you should only give them if you are really content with the service offered. Waiters, bellboys, porters, restroom attendants and taxi drivers will happily accept loose change.
5 hours ahead of South Africa.
Thailand brags of many festivals throughout the year; one of the most famous being the Songkran Festival in mid-April which washes away all the bad spirits and celebrates the traditional Thai New Year. Basically, Songkran is all about getting wet, so be prepared to be squirted with ice water!
WHAT TO WEAR
Light, cool clothes are sensible. Shorts (except knee length walking shorts), sleeveless shirts, tank tops and other beach-style attire are considered inappropriate dress when not actually at the beach or in a resort area.
It is important to show respect for the Thai Royal Family. Revealing attire is not allowed in religious shrines. Do not climb over or sit on Buddha monuments. Do not touch or give anything directly to a Buddhist monk if you are a woman. Thais greet each other by pressing their palms together called ‘wai’. It is rude to touch people on their head or point your feet at people or an object.
The electric current is 220 volts AC (50 cycles) and the majority of electrical outlets take a round, two-pronged slim plug.
Visitors do not require vaccinations unless coming from or passing through a designated contaminated area. Drink only bottled water and avoid ice unless you know is made from bottled or boiled water. Be cautious when eating from food vendors on the street.
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