Thailand - Phuket
1 September 2022 - 31 October 2022
7 nights at the 5 star Centara Grand
Return flights to Phuket on Qatar Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Room Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
Package price includes a 30% discount - book and pay by 31 July 2022 Upgrade to half board from R4 290 per person
A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays
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.
|Base Price:||ZAR 12 455|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 4 590|
|Total Price:||ZAR 17 045|
Located at the more secluded Northern end of Karon Beach, this fabulous property has direct access to the beach, and is set against a backdrop of lush green hills. All rooms face the bay and feature a private balcony or terrace, while the outdoor public areas resemble a landscaped water park, complete with lazy river and four swimming pools.
A wonderful resort holiday suitable for couples, honeymooners or families.
Karon Beach, Phuket.
HOW TO GET THERE
Road transfer from Phuket Airport.
Deluxe Rooms (Size:
Colourful textures, natural polished wood and Sino-Portuguese touches create a cocoon of comfort. The Deluxe Room features a sofa bed and spacious bathroom that includes both bathtub and shower. After a day of fun, sit back, relax and gaze out over the landscaped gardens and pool in leisure on your furnished balcony.
Accommodating 2 adults and 2 children under 12.
Deluxe Ocean View
Rooms (Size: 49m2)
Wake up to sweeping views of the Andaman Sea and gentle lapping sounds of the waves. With warm touches of Sino-Portuguese design, the Deluxe Ocean View room provides a pleasant reminder to explore beyond the shores in the day, or simply to relax and indulge in light refreshments on your furnished balcony. Rooms feature a sofa bed and spacious bathroom.
Accommodating 2 adults and 2 children under 12.
The hotel offers guests an array of dining options for all palates in a variety of settings throughout the resort.
The resort operates on a Bed & Breakfast basis with the option to upgrade to Half Board or Full Board. Guest can also select to purchase a Club benefits package
Half Board includes:
Full Board includes:
Club Benefits include:
The Cove serves up an eclectic selection of international and Asian favourites, from hearty pasta creations to wok-fried specialities and tasty Thai salads. Savour them all through a range of à la carte dishes or buffet-style, in air-conditioned comfort or out on the terrace.
Open for Breakfast (06h00 – 11h00), Lunch (11h30 – 18h30) and Dinner (18h30 – 23h00).
Coast Beach Club
Revel in refreshing bites of New World cuisines and local delicacies at Coast.
This relaxing beach club lets you enjoy laidback dining by the fine sands of Karon Beach. Kick-start with delicious cheeses and cold cuts and follow with freshly caught seafood, succulent meats grilled to perfection and sweet treats. Complete the experience with an ice-cold tipple.
Open for Lunch (12h00 – 16h30) and Dinner (18h30 – 22h30).
Mare shines the spotlight on authentic Italian fare that is crafted with exquisite local produce and some of the finest imported ingredients. Carefully curated by Chef Matteo Verini, every dish is a perfect complement to the stunning beach views.
Dine indoors or alfresco, and pair the Italian creations with great wine.
Open for Lunch (11h30 – 18h00) and Dinner (18h00 – 23h00).
Frozen margaritas, refreshing mojitos made in a myriad of ways and a lush array of ingredients to create your own Bloody Mary — Barefoot Bar lets you replenish your body and mind against the beautiful Andaman Sea backdrop. Stay cool in the shade, luxuriate by the splash pool and indulge in light fare with your preferred concoction.
Open for Drinks and Snacks (11h00 – 23h00).
Splash Pool Bar
Bask in the sun at the main swimming pool with a refreshing coconut or tropical cocktail. Snack on fun small bites under an umbrella by the poolside or at the counter of the swim-up bar. Splash is an idyllic hideaway in between swims
Open for Drinks and Snacks (10h00 – 19h00).
Laze around on a sun lounger by the quiet Adults Only pool and keep hunger at bay with refreshing snacks and drinks. Ripples serves up a wide variety of drinks and a selection of tasty treats for you to enjoy while you take a break from water sports or a splash of fun at the water park.
Open for Drinks and Snacks (10h00 – 19h00).
Sink into relaxation in the lush atmosphere of the Lobby Lounge at any time of the day. Here, you can relish quiet moments with your morning cup of coffee or share an indulgent afternoon tea with family or friends. At dusk, come for pre-dinner aperitifs of your choice.
Open for Drinks and Snacks (09h00 – 18h00).
The resort has a fully equipped Kids Club for children aged 4 – 11 years where trained staff supervise action-packed programmes of fun, games and entertainment.
Babysitting is available on request and additional charges will apply.
Rooted in Thai culture, SPA Cenvaree is a leading global spa operator in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Varee means water in Sanskrit, signifying a focus on gentle strength and gradual change in holistic healing. Through deeply rejuvenating rituals in soothing surrounds, therapists will help you revitalise your body and mind. Specialising in traditional Thai therapies, the indulgent spa menu also includes Ayurvedic rituals, aromatherapy massage and body scrubs that will help you glow from within.
Complimentary at the lobby and restaurants.
Wi-Fi is chargeable at approximately THB150/hour, THB300/3 days or THB500/7 days.
WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES (* some at a supplement)
All information in this Fact Sheet is applicable from 1 May 2022 to 31 March 2023 and is subject to change without prior notice.
Please note that some services may not be available due to weather conditions, hotel occupancy and/or operational requirements.
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 holiday will be filled with watersports, 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.
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.
Khao Lak is on Thailand’s mainland west coast, an hour north of Phuket and stretches along the Andaman coastline. It is a less crowded tourist destination close to the Phang-Nga area’s rugged natural beauty. There are a couple of towns and and beautiful white-sand beaches – all scattered along a 24 kms stretch so it never feels too busy. For travellers who like their holidays less frenetic the easy going local feel of Khao Lak is perfect. There are a variety of good local restaurants and of course great shopping easily reached from most resorts by taxi and Khao Lak has its own night market for late-night snacks and shopping.
Nature lovers can soak up the slower pace and go hiking around Chong Fah’s waterfalls or explore the Kho Sok National Park which is around 2 hours drive, home to elephant sanctuaries, one of the oldest rainforests in the world and floating camps so is a delight for anyone with a love for the outdoors. For keen snorkellers and divers, the Surin and Similan Islands are some of the best places to dive in Thailand and are just two hours from Khao Lak by boat. The islands form part of a protected national marine park and are open between 15 October and 15 May annually.
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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