Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin: A perfect family escape only a few hours drive from Bangkok

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Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is located on a beautiful stretch of white sand beach and set in one of the areas most historical buildings. Opened in the 1920’s the resort was originally The Railway Hotel, and still holds much of the old school charm, architecture, and landscape. We loved the colonial buildings, luxurious ambiance, and stunning grounds full of perfectly manicured trees resembling animals from Thailand.  

Facilities:

Centara Grand Hua Hin is perfectly geared for families with an optimal beachfront location and an interactive kids club full of activities and outdoor play areas throughout the resort.  Boasting four swimming pools you’ll never be short of a sun lounger or place to swim in peace and you’re only steps to the long and picturesque beach. The grand Club Lounge is an ideal spot to enjoy afternoon tea or an elegant evening cocktail and we loved the varied and mouthwatering breakfast buffet at The Railway Restaurant each morning. Dining experiences can’t be missed during your stay with sea views and mouthwatering fare at Coast Beach Club & Bistro and intimate in villa dinners for when you want to take advantage of your comfortable home away from home. A perfect choice for families or couples looking for a five star escape within only a few hours drive from Bangkok.

Kids Club:

A fully staffed and equipped Kids Club is every parent's dream and they did you skimp in this department. The airy and cool space was both welcoming as spacious featuring play areas for all ages. Our children loved climbing on the outdoor play area and enjoyed the variety of activities on offer throughout our stay. Not only did they do fun arts and crafts but they had cultural experiences such as learning Thai and creating Batik art with the kind staff. The kids club had very long weekend hours ensuring parents could even have a date night at the nearby beachfront resturant while staff played and fed the little ones. An ideal luxury option for families with children.

Rooms:

The resort boasts a variety of rooms including romantic Royal Suites and Family Pool Villas. Across from the original building and main hotel are the villas where we stayed which are perfect for families looking for a relaxing beach getaway. We loved the white washed wood design, refreshing private pool, and surrounding greenery creating an ambient and tranquil vibe. Our villa featured a large master bedroom and decadent bathroom as well as a separate lounge that was easily transformed into a bedroom for the kids. For the ultimate in luxury book a Two Bedroom Duplex Suite, each incorporating separate sleeping and living areas elegantly decorated with cream and white tones, period-style furniture and Thai silk and rich fabrics. The grand living areas span over 130 square metres with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The colonial balcony and large picture windows overlooking the garden and pool views will give you a true air of stepping back in time.

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Coast Beach Club and Bistro

Coast Beach Club and Bistro is an ideal spot for a relaxing lunch or dinner during your stay in Hua Hin. Boasting picturesque sea views and a varied menu full of mouthwatering fare we couldn’t resist dining at the stylish restaurant. Our children loved playing in the sand before the meal and we loved the list of wines and cocktails to be enjoyed during sunset. Favourite dishes included the fresh Blue Swimmer Crab and Avocado Salad, the delicate Oven Roasted Snow Fish, and juicy and tender Australian Angus Grass Fed Beef Sirloin.  There are plenty of pizza and pasta options for the kids and you won’t be disappointed by the inviting yet sophisticated ambiance. A perfect choice for families and couples looking for beachfront dining.

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