Fodor's Expert Review Centara Grand Beach Resort

38/2 Samui Ring Rd., Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84320, Thailand

This spacious resort has more amenities than any other resort on Chawaeng Beach. The main building is set back behind a large field separating it from the beach. Badminton, basketball (the hoop is hung from a coconut tree), and Ping-Pong cover one side of the field; a sunbathing area, which runs from the grass to the pool, occupies the other. Multiple happy hours run at different times at the indoor bar, the pool, and the beach. And there's an excellent Japanese restaurant, as well as two others serving Thai and Chinese dishes.

PROS

  • <PRO>plenty of activities</PRO>
  • <PRO>good for families</PRO>
  • <PRO>cordoned-off swimming area keeps Jet Skis away</PRO>

CONS

  • <CON>may feel big and impersonal</CON>
  • <CON>you pay a lot for what you get</CON>
  • <CON>poorly maintained in parts</CON>

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Quiet
Near the beach
Basic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 077-230500

HOTEL DETAILS

208 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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