KC Grande Resort and Spa is the largest of Koh Chang’s 4 Star resorts.
About KC Grande Resort and Spa
Located on the very popular White Sand Beach, KC Grande Resort and Spa has 208 rooms, villas and suites by the beach and on the hillside in pretty landscaped gardens, together with swimming pools, a spa, restaurants and bars.
Accommodation is in two zones, seaside or hillside. Seaside has a mixture of deluxe garden view (39), seaview deluxe (37) or grand deluxe seaview (4) in a low level 3 storey building by the pool. There are also a whole array of villas, garden fronting deluxe (29), beachfront deluxe (6) and coming in November 2015 the sumptuous Paradise range. Across the road, in an imposing modern 4 storey building, you have the choice of jacuzzi deluxe rooms, with ocean view, pool view and pool access. You are indeed spoilt for choice
KC Grande also does swimming pools with the same magnificent gay abandon, offering you no less than 4 choices spread across the two areas. In the garden by the sea, literally a step away from the beach, is their original pool, with a smaller smaller pool nearby. On the roof of their hillside building is one of Koh Chang’s best swimming pools, with pool bar of course, affording simply magnificent views out over the ocean horizon. The slider pool is also housed in this hillside area.
From the seaside area, you can exit the resort straight onto the sand and instantly find yourself on one of Koh Chang’s best sections of beach. Walk to the north to the headland and you’ll find peace and quiet, walk south and you can wander past resorts and restaurants until the very end at the cliffs. Swimming here is possible at all times, though the high tide does steal a march at certain times of the year.
The amenities in KC Grande Resort rooms themselves are everything you would expect of a luxurious resort with individually controlled air-conditioning, 32″ TV, DVD, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, in-room safe, hairdryer, bathroom accessories and wifi. Many rooms also have jacuzzis as standard.
KC Grande offers a buffet breakfast at The Beach restaurant, as well as an all day menu of Thai and western dishes. Gusto opens in the evening with European dishes served on its small terrace. Each of the pools has its own bar for light snacks and cocktails, with The Horizon up on the roof of the hillside building, terrific for sunset. White Sand Beach has plenty of nightlife but KC Pub is here on your doorstep with live music. Near the front entrance, Coffee Corner, open from 07.00am to 23.00, rounds things off.
Food and drink is well reviewed but it is pricey. Either along the beach or on the street, there are dozens of choices for when you fancy a change of scene, as well as food stands, fruit markets, convenience stores and plenty of bars.
Part of the nationwide Royal Spa Group, Sabay Spa has massage, steam room and treatments, open daily from 07.30am to 19.00.
KC Grande also has a full fitness center on site, together with a kids’ club.
Service and staff seem to draw across the board praise for their professionalism and customer care.
KC Grande Resort and Spa – Our Verdict
KC Grande Resort and Spa is a huge sprawling affair and for some, that is where it falls down. When full, the place can feel very busy, with guests everywhere you look and go, leaving very few quiet spots to sit back and enjoy such a beautiful spot.
Its seaside location on White Sand Beach is second to none, but the rooms on this side are perhaps showing their age and in need of some renovation. The new Paradise villas will improve things of course, so it suggests matters are in hand.
Meanwhile over the street, the hillside area sits by the main road, a busy stretch given all traffic leaves here to the ferries. Yet, its buildings and rooms, completed in 2013, are a huge success, injecting fresh life to the whole resort with their modern and clean design approach.
So in summary, KC Grande Resort and Spa is a mixture of opposites, mostly positive but with a few drawbacks here and there. Despite those, it of course remains among the top Koh Chang 4 Star Resorts.
Room Types at KC Grande Resort and Spa
Seaside Zone – Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe or Grande Deluxe Sea View, Villas (Beachfront, Garden or Paradise), Suites & Hillside Zone – Deluxe Jacuzzi, Pool View Deluxe Jacuzzi, Ocean View Deluxe Jacuzzi or Pool Access Deluxe Jacuzzi
Rates at KC Grande Resort and Spa
From 4,500bt (Deluxe Garden) to 10,5000bt (Seaview Grande Suites) in high season, great deals in low season
Facilities at KC Grande Resort and Spa
24-hour front desk, airport transfer, bar, BBQ facilities, coffee shop, car park, concierge, dry cleaning, elevator facilities for disabled guests, laundry service, luggage storage, meeting facilities, poolside bar, restaurants, room service, safety deposit boxes, shared lounge/TV area, shuttle service, smoking area, fitness center, kids club, massage, outdoor pools, pool (kids), sauna, spa, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
Useful Info for KC Grande Resort and Spa
Infants up to 1 stay for free, though cots will be charged; children from 2 to 4 use an extra bed (charged) but can stay for free with existing bedding; over 4s are considered adults. Supplements extra.
Check-In from 14:00, Check-Out by 12:00pm
White Sand Beach is Koh Chang’s most developed area. Its main street is lined with resorts and hotels, small and large, shops, tickets offices, massage, shops and restaurants. Its nightlife includes a nitghclub, various sports bars and at the southern end, a zoned beer bar area. The beach itself is one of Koh Chang’s best, great powder sand and calm blue waters, busy at day with sunbathers and daytrippers and nicely crowded at night when the tables and chairs come out for dining by the sea. It’s a very safe but touristy choice as a holiday destination, suitable for families, couples, even backpackers.
For the full guide, please follow the link here, at White Sand Beach