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Centara Karon Resort, Phuket Thailand
Why book...
  • Three swimming pools with swim-up bars
  • Spa with traditional therapies and treatments
  • Why not try an authentic cooking class or Thai boxing available on-site at the hotel
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Perfectly nestled at the foot of lush green hills and just steps away from the expansive white sands of Karon Beach is Centara Karon Resort.

Three sparkling swimming pools offer the ideal spot to soak up the tropical sunshine while sipping exotic refreshments at the swim-up bars. Children can also enjoy their own swimming pools to splash around in, complete with water slides.

Become immersed in Thai culture and enjoy authentic cooking classes and Thai boxing on-site. Unwind in the relaxing oasis of the spa and indulge in traditional therapies and rejuvenating treatments, all within peaceful garden surroundings.

The idyllic location makes discovering the delights of Phuket easy. Take advantage of the hotel's helpful tour information desk and book adventurous excursions, from breathtaking island hopping trips to exhilarating bungee jumps for an unforgettable Thailand getaway.

Property facilities

Centara Karon Resort features serene settings and abundant facilities including: three swimming pools with swim-up bars, three children's pools with water slides, two tennis courts, fitness centre, kids club, entertainment area, two restaurants, four bars, tour information desk, one-way shuttle service to Patong, resort boutique, laundry service, and foreign exchange. A babysitting service is also available.

Food, drink & entertainment

Discover traditional Thai flavours and international dishes at the Lotus restaurant with a buffet and a la carte menu. Sample authentic Italian favourites at Azure with al fresco dining options and live entertainment. Three pool bars are featured at each of the swimming pools, serving a selection of refreshments. Next to the lobby, try fruity cocktails and light bites at The Mix.

Sport, games & activities

Centara Karon Resort offers a range of on-site facilities and sporting activities to enjoy, including: two tennis courts, fitness centre, yoga classes, football, water polo, and Thai boxing. The E-Zone entertainment area for 10-17 year olds is packed with video games and the kids club for 4-9 year olds is perfect place for children to make new friends.

Some outdoor sports that can be arranged through the resort including: jungle trekking, go-kart racing, sea canoeing, and bungee jumping.

For relaxation, SPA Cenvaree offers a range of facilities and treatments for total wellbeing, including: outdoor relaxation lounges, Jacuzzi, herbal steam room, retail boutique, juice bar, traditional Thai massages, and body wraps.

Room facilities

Each of Centara Karon Resort 335 rooms and suites are set in stunning surroundings with fresh and calming interiors for a relaxing stay. As standard, all rooms include: air-conditioning, balcony or terrace, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV, telephone, and Wi-Fi access.

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Swim in azure seas and kick back on white beaches in the tropical paradise that is Phuket. Relaxation is the order of the day on Phuket holidays, but there’s plenty of discovery to be done too: see mystical temples, explore caves and lagoons, or zip-wire through the rainforest.

Thanks to remote hotels, luxury resorts and relaxing spa retreats, holidays to Phuket are a big hit with couples and in particular honeymooners. The perfect end to a day on the beach is Thai cuisine – best served up under the sunset.

If all the tranquillity gets too much, head to Patong Beach for vibrant nightlife. Or, for the perfect mix of seaside and city, spend some time in bustling Bangkok – only an hour’s flight away.

Phuket is surrounded by the Andaman Sea, where the coral reefs are among the world’s best. This means Phuket holidays are superb for diving and snorkelling, as well as white-water rafting, sailing and waterskiing. And on dry land, the golf courses are famously good.

Must-see sights in Phuket include the huge Big Buddha statue, the quaint galleries and cafes of Old Phuket Town and the unique limestone formations of James Bond Island.

Phuket facts
Flight time:
13 hours
Time difference:
6 hours
Thai baht
Flying from: Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle
Best time to go

The best months to take holidays to Phuket are between November and April.

Things to do

You can do as little or as much as you like on holidays in Phuket. Switch off on a sun lounger, or get chilled to the hilt with a Thai massage. Head for the sea and try diving, snorkelling, white water rafting or water-skiing. Delve into the rainforests on an eco-tour, or explore mesmerising temples and monuments. For entertainment, Thai-style, take in a Thai boxing match, or see the wacky PhantaSea Show at Kamala Beach. Sail to the scenic islands of Nga Bay on a boat trip, or enjoy some retail therapy in Old Phuket Town.

Food & drink

Thai cuisine is unique and tasty. The world-famous Thai curry, full of tropical lemongrass and coconut flavours, is best tasted in its birthplace. The street stalls of Patong Beach cook your chosen meal in front of your eyes. A novel way to dine on the east coast is on board floating krachang restaurants, serving freshly-caught fish and seafood specialities.

In the evening

Much of the evening entertainment in Phuket is low-key and hotel based. Enjoy a romantic meal under the stars or relax with a cocktail in a beachside bar. For heady night-time action, Patong Beach is the place to be.

Health & entry requirements

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.

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Hotel features
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Beach Location
  • Tennis
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Free Shuttle Bus
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