Tropical Family Fun: Centara Grand West Sands Resort Phuket

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Centara Phuket

Looking to chase away the winter blues? There’s no better time to escape the chilling clutches of Jack Frost than by escaping to tropical Thailand – where the sun is always shining and the beach is only ever a stone’s throw away.

If you’ve been planning a big family holiday then this is the deal for you! It’s time to experience one of Thailand’s most popular getaway destinations: The Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket – a resort that the whole family will fall in love with!

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The Resort

Located 15-minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport and set just 500-metres away from the golden shores of breathtaking Mai Khao Beach on Phuket’s stunning west coast, the impressive resort spans across 47 acres of tropical lands and is also home to the Splash Jungle Waterpark – Thailand’s biggest resort waterpark.

Centara Phuket

A holiday haven for families and winner of a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas provides plush accommodation in over 400 stylish rooms, suites and villas that present modern designs with subtle Thai inflections.

Centara Phuket

Speaking of rooms, we couldn’t wait check out ours, so we breezed through check-in at the lobby and our getaway was underway!

Centara Phuket

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The Rooms

We were shown to our Deluxe Family Residence without a fuss and our group was blown away by the sheer size of our new digs and all of it was ours to unwind and relax in as we pleased.

Centara Phuket

Comfortably catering for two adults and two kids in a king bed and set of bunk beds, the room featured a flat-screen satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, silent air-conditioning, a fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, plus much more.

Centara Phuket

We were also fortunate enough to spend a night in a Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite – ideal for couples enjoying a romantic escape. Inside you’ll find a plush king-size bed and a handy kitchenette for those who’d rather self-cater.

Centara Phuket

Deluxe Family Rooms catering for two adults and one older child are also available and offer two double beds.

Centara Phuket

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Dining

With six in-house dining and bar options, there’s sure to be something for all tastes and appreciations here at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas. Just some of the cuisine on offer comprises traditional Thai delicacies, Italian classics and international fare.

Centara Phuket

Centara Phuket

As part of our stay, we enjoyed a daily buffet breakfast at the Sunset Breeze or Suan Bua restaurants with plenty of Asian and Western-inspired morning favourites to choose from.

Centara Phuket

Centara Phuket

A welcome touch to battle the tropical Thai heat, we were also treated to a complimentary scoop of ice-cream at the Jungle Deli – a sure-fire hit with those members of our Travel Team with a sweet tooth!

The complimentary treats just keep coming with two free cocktails to share between two adults at the super-cool partially submerged Splash Bar.

Centara Phuket

Centara Phuket

Facilities

As expected from a resort built for families with young children, the on-site facilities at Centara Phuket are top-notch and offer endless entertainment.

Centara Phuket

Centara Phuket

Guests are welcome to enjoy lounging by the postcard-worthy beachfront, relaxing at the two impressive swimming pools, or workout at the fully-equipped fitness centre.

Centara Phuket

Undoubtedly, the highlight of our stay was taking advantage of unlimited access to the awesome Splash Jungle Waterpark which features 12 attractions including waterslides, adrenaline-pumping thrill rides and a laidback lazy river that drifts along for over 300 metres.

Centara Phuket

Centara Phuket

Centara Phuket

We were also lucky enough to head to SPA Cenvaree where we enjoyed two soothing 60-minute Thai massages that erased any lingering aches and pains, while also leaving us feeling utterly pampered.

Centara Phuket

Centara Phuket

While the adults unwind at the spa, the kids can enjoy some fun and games at the Kids Club with lots of exciting activities like arts and crafts, dancing and much more on the agenda.

Centara Phuket

With all this and so much more, it’s no surprise that the Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket has become one of Thailand’s favourite family holiday spots. So what are you waiting for? Take the kids away for a tropical getaway they’ll never forget!

Centara Phuket

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TripAdvisor Reviews:

Rated five out of five stars – “Stayed at the Centara for 4 nights in May 2015. The experience was fantastic. Attentive staff and terrific infrastructure for kids. We had our room upgraded to a quiet one bedroom suite. An added bonus was the Carpe Diem team from Croatia. They were great to talk to and provided first rate games and entertainment for the kids. Would definitely stay here again.” – Reviewed 29 May 2015

Rated five out of five stars – “We stayed at this resort recently for 3 nights as part of our Phuket 9 day stay. It was wonderful. We are a family of four, two adults and two children 10 and 7 years. Between the waterpark, the main swimming pool and our gorgeous private pool within our pool villa, we all had an amazing great, relaxing stay. I didn’t see the other rooms but the pool villa’s are amazing. Very spacious, well furnished and the pool a great size. It is nice to feel spoilt when away and that is exactly how I felt. It is also so nice to have a private evening / early morning swim, especially give the 34 degree days. The staff are so lovely. So friendly and so helpful. We also all enjoyed the breakfast buffet, the pool side menu and room service menu. All in all we had a wonderful time with Centara and would definitely go back again.” – Reviewed 10 April 2015

Rated five out of five stars – “Check-in was flawless, room AMAZING and extremely spacious! Pools everywhere, staff all friendly. Had lunch at restaurant and was out of this world, massive portion. Nice clean beach on the resort door step of the restaurant and main pool area. Massive main pool with plenty of tan beds. Pity I’m only staying for the eve to fly back home tomorrow. Would have loved to stay here a few days for sure! Lovely family resort, kids happy everywhere! Well done Centara! Had amazing hot weather. Will most certainly be back!” – Reviewed 21 March 2015