Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is a family-friendly 5-star property offering spacious accommodation in Karon, on the southwest coast of Phuket. Highlights include several dining options, a water park, an award-winning spa and direct beach access. Karon is the second largest resort on the island and boasts a plethora of restaurants, a broad beach and a regular daytime bus service to and from Phuket Town. Nearby places of interest include beachside Nong Harn Lake, the Dinos Park Mini Golf complex and a beautiful coral reef to the south, which stretches towards Kata and the offshore island Kho Poo. The hotel is housed in a large complex featuring charming Sino-Portuguese architecture. It is tucked into a green hillside overlooking Karon Bay and offers direct beach access. Facilities include a fitness centre, a tennis court, a kids' club, an award-winning spa and a water park including four swimming pools, a children's pool, a Jacuzzi, water slides, waterfalls and a lazy river. Watersports equipment is available on the beach, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Deluxe Ocean Facing rooms are 49sqm and boast Sino-Portuguese decor and a private balcony. Amenities include a flat-screen satellite TV, a mini-bar, a safe and an en-suite bathroom featuring a bathtub and separate walk-in shower. The Cove offers buffet and a-la-carte international cuisine; Mare serves classic Italian dishes; and The Beachcomber provides delicious tapas and grilled meat and seafood dishes on the beachfront. Guests can also enjoy a range of drinks and snacks at the lobby lounge, the pool bars and Luna Bar, which boasts spectacular sunset views. Free parking is possible onsite. The hotel provides 24-hour reception and room service.