Centara Karon Resort Phuket is an affordable family oriented resort near Karon Beach, a 4 minute walk to the surf to be exact. Against a backdrop of lush green hills its accommodation is split into 4 separate buildings surrounding an oasis-like sanctuary of private seclusion with pools, swaying palm trees and manicured lawns. While the facilities emphasize child entertainment, the accommodation and facilities for couples are just as sensational.
There are for example multiple kids pools with 2 water slides and cascading artificial waterfall where entertainment staff amuse children for hours with things like Zorbing (standing inside a huge inflated ball rolling across the water). For adults there are 2 more separate pools and both come with a swim-up bar. If you are on child duty yourself the kids pool also has a swim-up bar from where you can keep an eye on the children.
The kids club features Centara's signature Camp Safari and E-Zone with an area for small children up to 9 years old, and another for older children up to 17 years old, each with its own age appropriate fun and games under professional supervision. With the small people amused you can head for the spa or the gym, practice your swing at the 2 tennis courts or enjoy yoga lessons. Two restaurants and a hip bar offers indoor and outdoor poolside dining.
Centara Karon Beach's extensive accommodation is another reason it is such a popular mid-range family resort in this part of Phuket. If it is just the 2 of you, or you two and one child, consider the 32 sq.m superior at the terraces with king or twin beds and a private balcony overlooking Karon Village. For a better view the superior terrace ocean view room is perfect. The deluxe honeymoon spa suite in the terraces building has a Jacuzzi on the balcony.
While the terraces caters to couples, the lagoon building is the place to stay with kids. The 45 sq.m ground floor deluxe at the lagoon room accommodates up to 2 adults and 3 children. If your family has expanded beyond this number, the deluxe family studio at the lagoon is 57 sq.m with 2 double beds effortlessly accommodating 3 adults and 2 children. Some of these connect with deluxe rooms for even more space.
Please keep in mind that Centara does not guarantee rooms with inter-connecting doors. This depend on such facility being available upon check in. To make sure your whole gang is guaranteed to stay together opt for the 2 bedroom pool cabana which is 142 sq.m with a spacious lounge and a spa pool in a walled courtyard terrace.