Centara’s latest family-friendly resort has it’s soft opening in April 2015. Centara Pelican Bay Residence & Suites Krabi takes full advantage of its stunning location, right across the road from Klong Muang beach. Found to the north of Ao Nang, the beach provides spectacular views over the Andaman Sea, as well as the closest coastal access to the Koh Hong island group, an untouched marine sanctuary. Three beaches are found here: southerly Ao Siew; Klong Muang, which has two sides – a wide sandy stretch to the south, and a narrow strip of sand curving round to the north, and the wildly beautiful Tubkaak Beach.
The Residence itself has been designed as a cluster of low-rise buildings surrounding a swimming pool, with the area’s characteristically lush green tropical forest rising up around it. The residence offers a choice of modern apartments and pool suites with one, two or three bedrooms. Many of the suites come complete with their own outdoor plunge pool featuring either an ocean or pool view, or a garden terrace. Every room style features spacious living areas ranging from 81 to 190 square metres, made up of both indoor and outdoor areas, and all suites come with a large furnished terrace or balcony. All rooms and suites have a kitchenette, along with a full suite of modern amenities including complimentary wireless internet access
Centara Pelican Bay Residence & Suites Krabi also ensures that guests will be fully provided for when they’re not relaxing in the privacy of their own rooms. The Resort is home to an expansive swimming pool, which includes a child-friendly shallow end; a fully-equipped fitness centre and a ‘chilling lounge’ complete with internet stations, plus water sports, snorkelling and PADI diving which can all be easily arranged.
The Resort’s relaxed all-day Globe restaurant is located poolside, serving up Thai and international dishes, while ‘The Nest’ is a beachside restaurant, perched three stories up, where drinks and light meals look their best against stunning Andaman Sea views. Whether families choose to stay beachside or visit ‘The Nest’, the Resort has added touches to make sure that parents can have as much fun as their children, with lounge-y cushions on the beach, and evening movie showings for a full family entertainment interlude.
Krabi itself offers visitors a huge array of memorable sights and activities, with nature trails and limestone islands forming natural playgrounds for countless rambles and adventures, even though Krabi International Airport is just 35 minutes away by road. There is a pier near to the Resort where boat trips can be arranged for island hopping, diving and snorkelling.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator, with 48 deluxe and first-class properties across all of the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom, as well as a further 25 hotels and resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Laos, Oman, Turkey and China. The diversity of Centara properties means that the brand can cater easily to all of the differing needs of couples, families, individuals, and business professionals. Centara also operates 36 branches of Spa Cenvaree, an award-winning spa brand, together with 7 branches of the value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travellers. The company’s Kids’ Clubs are available at all their family-friendly resorts to ensure that children –and their parents – can enjoy their own kinds of fun. Centara also operates three state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen. The latest Centara brand to be launched is COSI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand designed for travellers who predominantly make their bookings via the internet and who want comfort and convenience at affordable prices; the first property due to open in 2016.