Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin 

Heritage appeal by the sea

This restored 1920s gem oozes old-world charm on Hua Hin Beach.

The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is one of Hua Hin’s most well-regarded hotels, with an elegant colonial-style feel and a reputation for remarkable service. The hotel originally opened in the early 1920s when the new railway line to Malaysia transformed this sleepy fishing village into Thailand’s first beach resort, and the buildings seamlessly blend the historic with the contemporary.

Why we love Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

  • The resort has an enviable position between the beautiful Hua Hin Beach and the town’s dynamic streets

  • It’s an architectural gem that blends original colonial buildings with immaculate modern recreations to impressive effect

  • You’ll never be short of things to do here, with everything from putting greens and t’ai chi classes to a superb spa to enjoy

  • The extensive gardens that stretch along the seafront are known for their topiary, including a 100-year-old elephant

5 stars
Dec - Aug
Hua Hin
Bangkok 11½ hours
At the heart of Hua Hin with local shops and restaurants just a short walk away
Approx. 3 hours' transfer from Bangkok airport

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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Bangkok & Hua Hin

From £2,399 per person

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Al fresco dinners by the beach or in the stunning gardens are the norm. COAST Beach Club & Bistro is the place to be for freshly caught seafood, tasty pizzas and grilled meat in a laid-back beach setting, and the all-day dining restaurant Railway Restaurant is inspired by Hua Hin’s original railway station. Head to Suan Bua for home-style Thai or Hagi for superb Japanese. Meanwhile, The Museum transports you back in time with its an acclaimed afternoon tea.

Each day will begin with a buffet breakfast at the Railway, a replica of Hua Hin's original Railway Station. In the evening a range of international dishes are also on offer.

COAST Beach Club & Bistro
A modern, vibrant place to relax throughout the day and the perfect spot for a light bite at lunchtime, a mid-afternoon treat or cocktails at sunset.

Suan Bua
For traditional Thai dishes, head to Suan Ban.

Featuring live-cooking teppanyaki stations and a sushi counter, traditional and modern Japanese cuisine is available here.

Elephant Bar
Located in the main lobby, the Elephant Bar is a sophisticated yet laid-back spot to enjoy light snacks during the day or perhaps a pre or post-dinner cocktail such as the signature ‘Heritage Fizz’.

The Museum
Stepping into The Museum coffee and tea corner is like stepping back in time. Found in the hotel’s original hotel lobby, this is an elegant setting in which to enjoy a traditional English high tea and delicious pastries and cakes.

Head to COAST Beach Club & Bistro on a Saturday night for its popular barbecue night with spit roasts, fresh seafood and live music.

What's included

Breakfast at the Railway Restaurant or in the Club Lounge for Club guests

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at Railway Restaurant • Set lunch in Suan Bua or the Railway Restaurant; or a buffet dinner in Railway Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast at Railway Restaurant • Set lunch in Suan Bua or the Railway Restaurant • Buffet dinner in Railway Restaurant.

Award-winning SPA Cenvaree boasts nine treatment rooms that offers sanctuary for the body and mind. Therapies at the spa include a range of massages, herbal salt tea baths, body brushing, body polishes, body wraps and scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures, Ayurvedic and therapeutic treatments.

A glimpse of the local street life and shopping is only steps from the resort only five-minute by walk. Find your centre with a t'ai chi class or head out to explore local sites such as the Hua Hin Hills Winery.

Centara has a prime beachfront location and there are four swimming pools at the resort.

Centara Hotels & Resorts EarthCare programme follows the Global Sustainable Tourism Council four pillars of criteria on environment, social, cultural and management. At Hua Hin they have planted trees and bushes to create habitats for native species.

The kids' club offers a daily programme of activities.

Camp Safari (4-9 years)
E-Zone (for teens)

Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-05 Jan.

Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.

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