Central Karon, Phuket reopens

Central Hotels & Resorts has completed renovations for Central Karon Beach Resort, Phuket. After acquiring the Phuket Islandia Resort and renaming it Central Karon Beach Resort, Phuket, in April 2006, Central Hotels & Resorts has invested 240 million baht and closed the property for the renovation since July this year. This new renovated property will be reopening on 15th November 2006 in time for the high season with extensive upgrades to rooms, facilities and services.

The new renovated facilities including all rooms at the Terraces building, Lagoon building, Tropicale building, Lotus All Day Dining Restaurant, Azure Poolside Restaurant, The Mix Lobby Bar, function rooms and 19 pool cabanas which are a new addition to the resort.

The Superior room at The Terraces building - the lead-in room product will be the cornerstone of our product at the resort. Bright, comtemporary and fresh the rooms offer a Thai touch and deliver every comfort for the guests stay in the resort.

The Deluxe rooms at the Lagoon building are spacious and extremely comfortable, configuration is either king or 2 double beds, the latter ideal for family holidays with accommodations for 2 adults and 2 children.

The premium deluxe room composed of a romantic bathroom overlooking the bedroom at Tropicale building demonstrates luxurious and spacious accommodations.


Central Karon Beach Resort, Phuket is a modern 4-star mid-rise resort with panoramic views of Karon Beach and the lush hinterland of hills behind.  The resort features 3 building with 316 rooms in a large landscaped area of Karon, complimented by 19 plunge pool cabana villas units scattered around the grounds. Superior guestrooms are located in the main building

offering partial or full oceanviews. Deluxe and Premium Deluxe rooms are located in the tropicale and Paradise wings. They offer larger accommodation up to 52 sqm, and some offer oceanviews. Villas are clustered around the pool area of the garden wing. The facilities also include 3 swimming pool complexes which ensure a cool refreshing dip is only minutes from any guestroom, extensive Centara Spa and comprehensive range of restaurants and bars, conference facilities, Fitness Centre & Sauna, 2 Floodlight tennis Courts, Beauty Salon, Children playground, Kids Club, Snooker and facilities for disabled.

Commenting on the opening of Central Karon Beach Resort, Phuket. Chris Bailey, Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Central Hotels & Resorts said ‘The Central Karon Beach Resort opening joins our other 2 resorts in Phuket at an ideal time. The group now offers more than 540 guest rooms on this ever popular holiday island which is seeing the return of huge demand for this coming high season and beyond”