Thailand’s leading hospitality group, Centara Hotels & Resorts, not only showcases the best of the “Land of Smiles” with in well established destinations, but also in Thailand’s most exciting emerging locations, such as Rayong.An appealing property in the brand’s ever expanding portfolio of Thai and international hotels is Centara Q Resort Rayong; a chic beachfront boutique resort that introduces guests to one of Thailand’s hidden coastal gems.
Nestled on the country’s Eastern Seaboard, just 2.5 hours’ drive from Bangkok, Rayong is a traditional coastal community that feels blissfully removed from the tourist crowds associated with places like Pattaya and Phuket. At Centara Q Resort Rayong, guests can unwind and explore exquisite tropical surroundings, including unspoiled countryside, pristine beaches and offshore islands, lapped by the crystal waters of the Gulf of Thailand.
“Centara Q Resort Rayong is an intimate seafront retreat with just 41 rooms, all of which are bright, spacious and offer stunning sea views from a private balcony or terrace,” said Tom Thrussell, VP – Brand, Marketing & Digital, Centara Hotels & Resorts.
“With direct access to peaceful Laem Mae Phim Beach, the resort is a haven for relaxation or recreation, including kayaking and windsurfing,” he added.
Within the hotel, guests can chill out at the beachfront swimming pool, work out in the fitness centre, or pamper themselves at Cense by SPA Cenvaree. There is also an E-Zone for teenagers, mountain bike hire, and a choice of day trips to a sea turtle farm, local markets and more.
Centara Q Resort Rayong features a range of dining options, including Queen restaurant, which offers an enticing menu of Asian and international dishes, Quicksand the laid-back beachside bar, and Qube, which serves daytime refreshments and cool poolside ice creams. In-room dining is also available.
Finally, for meeting planners, the Quorum event space can host up to 90 delegates, making it ideal for corporate retreats and team-building sessions.
“With its golden beaches, pure seas, and beautiful countryside, Rayong has incredible potential as a destination for domestic and international visitors. The city is a center of seafood and famous for various kinds of tropical fruits,” says Wassana Pokthang, the resort’s General Manager.
“Centara Q Resort Rayong enables guests to explore this alluring coastal region with confidence, from the comfort of an exceptional hotel. We are proud and excited to invite visitors to Rayong, and to allow them to discover all the incredible wonders this region has to offer,” she adds.
Rayong province is a popular destination for Thai travellers, especially Bangkok residents seeking a convenient destination for weekend break. Many visitors to the province however, head straight to the island of Koh Samet rather than staying to experience the charms of mainland Rayong. Those who do stay are treated to a captivating coastal community that is idyllic and authentic, with long stretches of quiet coastline, exotic fruit orchards, fresh seafood, verdant forests and traditional towns and villages.
Located approximately 180km from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport, Rayong is easily accessible, making it ideal for standalone beach breaks or two-centre vacations combined with a stay in the Thai capital. It is also less than 40km from U-Tapao Airport, the fast-emerging international gateway to Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard.
Centara’s strategy of promoting emerging Thai destinations is perfectly aligned with the vision of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), which is aiming to encourage travellers to visit more parts of the Kingdom. With over 3,200 kilometres of coastline, much of it unburdened by large-scale development, Thailand’s coastal provinces still have a huge amount of untapped tourism potential.