Centara Grand West Sands Resort and Villas
The Centara Grand West Sands Resorts and Villas is perfect for a family holiday in the sun.
Food was of good quality and plenty of it. Breakfast was included in the price of the room and we filled up on either the western or Thai buffet breakfast and that carried us through to a late lunch at the Azzurro Sunset restaurant. Dinner there was a la cart and of good quality another nice thing about this restaurant is that it doubles as a comfortable bar in the evening. The kids enjoyed soft drinks while we adults tried the superb cocktails and local in international beers. Get there between 5 and 7 pm because this is the happy hour.
The kids enjoyed the pools, one of which is an infinity pool with great views across the open sea. Another nearby pool is next door to the kids club, where the little ones and teens enjoyed planned and safe activities. This allowed me and my partner to relax by the pool kid-free for a few hours knowing they were in safe hands.
A favourite for both children and parents were the water slides at the water park, tumbling down the slides and to end in a big splash and lots of laughter. A favourite poolside venue was the ‘Splash’ bar, a great way to cool off with a tall cold drink on a hot day.
At the spa my partner and I had a great Indian head massage which was certainly very relaxing indeed.
The rooms are big with all that you need; large flat screen TV and VCD player, tea and coffee, comfortable beds and a big deep bath with separate rain shower. The rooms are clean and light and the balcony is large enough to enjoy a view of the sea and to have snacks or tea/coffee or a small beer.
The resort has a private beach which is nearly always empty, it is perfect to catch a few early morning rays and to take romantic sunset walks.
The staff are polite, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the local attractions. The resort is just 15 minutes by bus from Phuket airport and a few minutes further into Phuket town, so is ideal for a night on the town and for arrival and departing.
We were looked after and felt cared for, my family will return to the West Sands Resort again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the west coast of Phuket and set in 47 acres of land with 500 metres of pristine beach frontage on Mai Khao Beach, the longest and quietest stretch of beach on this side of the island. Designed to blend in with its ecologically sensitive environment, and has its own green systems that ensure the natural resources of the area are conserved. The design focus of the resort is an extensive water park with swimming pools, a lazy river and waterslides. All rooms, suites and villas are of modern design and are carefully sited to take advantage of the stunning views of the Andaman Sea and Phuket's dramatic hinterland. The resort is only 15 minutes away from Phuket International Airport. ***The resort will embark on an upgrade of our rooms, restaurants and recreational facilities. To ensure there is minimal disruption, the renovations will be carried out in phases whereby refurbishment works will be isolated to the designated areas only. We apologize for any inconvenience.*** ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West Sands Hotel Phuket
- Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket Mai Khao