Centara Grand Beach Resort Karon
Best for: Ultimate relaxation
Where: The quiet northern end of Karon Beach
Pretty much everything about this resort says ‘relaxation’. The peaceful setting, the indulgent facilities, the luxurious accommodation – it’s all there. So, what are the absolute best features of this hotel?
Its location has to be up there among the top. Not only is it perched somewhere tranquil, but it’s backed by gorgeous green hills too. I also like how the hotel makes the most of its position; for example, the rooftop Luna Bar has some amazing views (not to mention fab cocktails!).
There’s a water park with a lovely lazy river, while there’s also a spa, fitness club, several swimming pools (including a separate pool for kids) and the excellent Cove Restaurant, which serves up both Asian and international cuisine.
Just as a quick note, there’s a kids’ club at this venue too, so if you’ve got a young family but have some serious relaxation in mind, this is a pretty safe choice.