Sitting next to a tranquil beach and surrounded by lush gardens, the award-winning Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui is the perfect retreat for relaxing breaks and adventurous family holidays.
Unwind by the sparkling pool with a refreshment from the swim-up bar, escape to the peaceful spa for luxurious treatments, and stay active with a revitalising yoga class or workout at the fitness centre, all while the children enjoy a daily activity programme at the kids' club.
Take to the waters and discover a beautiful reef and tropical fish on a scuba diving excursion or paddle the waves on a kayak, before enjoying freshly-caught seafood and classic cocktails on the sands of Chaweng Beach.
At the end of each day, wind down in the contemporary spaces of the guest rooms and gaze over stunning views of the glistening pool or the turquoise Gulf of Thailand.
Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui has an exciting array of facilities for guests to enjoy. Highlights include: large outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, sauna, steam room, two tennis courts, water sports, PADI dive centre, spa, kids' club, shopping arcade, and seven drinking and dining venues. Other services include: tour desk, laundry, foreign currency exchange, babysitting, and Wi-Fi.
Food, drink & entertainment
Discover a blend of international and Asian inspired cuisine at the resort's all-day dining venue, The Palm. Discover a relaxed beach bar vibe at Coast Beach Bar & Grill while enjoying a menu of local delicacies, fresh seafood, and handcrafted cocktails. For authentic Brazilian cuisine, dine at Zico's and savour meat and seafood dishes. Relax with freshly-brewed coffee at Piccolo and sample deli snacks and sweet pastries at Zing.
Enjoy tropical drinks by the pool at Sip & Dip, or for a more elegant setting, unwind in the ambience of Islander with live music and speciality cocktails. Guests can also indulge in private beach dinners while watching the sunset with a three-course meal.
Sport, games & activities
Guests staying at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui can enjoy a range of sports and activities. This luxury resort is home to two tennis courts, a well-equipped fitness centre and a PADI dive centre. A number of water sports are available including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, and paddle boarding, plus land-based sports such as volleyball, Thai boxing, Muay Thai, and yoga.
Children can enjoy a daily programme of exciting activities at the Camp Safari while adults discover moments of serenity at the spa or learn how to craft traditional Thai dishes at a cooking class.
For family adventures, book unforgettable excursions at the tour desk including snorkelling and cultural visits.
Each of the 203 spacious guest rooms and suites feature stylish interiors, luxury amenities, and stunning views. As standard, all rooms include: bathroom with shower, king-size or twin beds, air-conditioning, hairdryer, flat screen TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, and telephone. At an additional charge, guests can also opt for Club benefits which includes access to the Club Lounge and Wi-Fi.
White sandy beaches, crystal clear seas, lush green hills and mystical temples – that's Koh Samui holidays in a nutshell. Relax in peace and tranquillity in your own private bungalow, or check in to a 5-star haven with lush gardens and lavish pools. Spas in Koh Samui are especially good and many hotels have excellent ones in-house. If you happen (or plan) to be in town when the moon is full, you won't be able to miss the famous Full Moon Party. Tear yourself away from the pristine beaches and you'll discover a mesmerising world of cascading waterfalls, dense forests and hidden Buddhas. Families seeking idyllic beaches, groups of friends in search of vibrant nightlife and couples looking for a tropical escape – holidays to Koh Samui suit just about everyone. With flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui taking less than two hours, it's the perfect extension to a stay in the Thai capital.
The best time to take Koh Samui holidays is during the dry season, from February to late June.
It's tempting to park beneath a palm tree for the duration of holidays to Koh Samui, but you wouldn't want to stay put. The beaches and water sports are wonderful, but head inland and you'll discover much more. The Big Buddha is one of the main attractions but it's also worth the trek to the mystical Secret Buddha Gardens. Don't miss the Friday night market at Bophut's Fisherman's Village for street food and souvenirs. Families and grown-ups alike love day trips to Koh Samui's many attractions, which include a butterfly park, tiger zoo and water park. There's a huge array of watersports here, as well as plenty of sports on dry land – think golf, quad biking and watching Thai boxing. And some of Samui's spas are so good, that they're attractions in their own right.
Food is big news on Koh Samui holidays. As well as the seafood and spices for which Thailand is famous, Samui also takes influence from Malay, Indonesian and Indian flavours. Try satay sticks straight from a food stall, or take a table at a restaurant with a gorgeous beach view. It's not all local dishes here though – you'll find international names like McDonalds and Starbucks, too.
Koh Samui comes to life after dark. There's a heady mix of cabaret shows, karaoke bars, pubs, clubs and ladyboy shows. And if the timing's right, you'll get to join in with one of the planet's most famous parties: the Full Moon bash. If you prefer your evenings a little more sedate, simply enjoy dinner beneath the stars.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.