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The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
2972 Reviews
Guide Price €1,739 per person
Departure's from Dublin, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Seaside Junior Suite (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Beachfront landscaped resort

The Sands Khao Lak occupies an enviable location on the soft sands of the Nang Thong Beach and provides laid-back rainforest living, ample facilities and a convenient location, just a short walk from shops and restaurants of Khao Lak. Here nature excursions areavailable in the surrounding rainforest whilst luxurious resort facilities include five swimming pools and a host of dining and drinking venues. Head to the beachfront Talay Restaurant where delightful seafood dishes are served up or choose the Floating Market Restaurant where a selection of International dishes are prepared overlooking a natural lagoon for a tropical setting.

Ideal for couples and families, the resort offers family rooms, a kid’s pool, kids club and games room whilst adults can enjoy a relaxation pool. The hotel has adapted its own “Living Room” concept where each balcony or terrace has been decorated by nature inspired themes so that you can enjoy the beauty of open air and nature infused living at its best whilst a complementary pillow and mattress changing service is available to suit your personal preference. Garden or lagoon views are provided as standard, submersing you in this tropical escape whilst couples will love the romantic suites. In addition cultural class are available at the resort.

  • Restaurants and shops nearby
  • Family rooms
  • Spacious and contemporary rooms
  • Located on Nang Thong Beach

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

  • Beach
  • Approx. 75 Minutes from Phuket Airport.
  • Walking distance to shops and restaurants.
2972 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1822
  • Very Good 881
  • Average 179
  • Poor 54
  • Terrible 36

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 22, 2019

Great holiday.

Perth, Australia

We stayed here for 1 week as a family with a 10 and 12 year old. We stayed in the Junior Suite. Awesome. Very clean, modern and great ocean view. Big balcony. Showers had good water pressure and the beds were some of the best we have slept in. Kids had a great time here. They enjoyed the slides, the lazy river and the games room on wet days. Huge games room with 2 table tennis tables, pool table, computers, and board games. They met children from all over the world. This is a huge resort but they still managed personal service. There are many, many restaurants to choose outside the resort within short walking distance. Many shops and markets just a 10 minute (slow) walk down the road. We visited during school holidays but never felt overcrowded. Always had a beach chair out at the front pool and plenty of room to swim around. Can get a bit busy around the water playground but kids have lots of fun there. Happy hour were great prices - $6 a cocktail and they were nice as well. Breakfast was good but not the best I have had but plenty of range. Lunch was very reasonably priced with good and quick service which is handy for the rainy days when you can't get outside of the resort. Outside restaurants to recommend - Pam's, Little Italy and Utaro. Khao Lak is a beautiful area to visit away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket. Lovely countryside. We did have 3 wet days during our visit in their rainy season. 10 year old gets terrible car sickness so we couldn't do many tours but the photos we saw from others at the resort looked amazing. Wished we could have seen more of Khao Lak. Spa treatment was good but the setting was pretty average. Very friendly staff and all were very helpful if needed. This is a great resort for families. Khao Lak felt very safe for families. Will definitely visit again. Thank you Sands for giving us a wonderful holiday.
Jul 19, 2019

Why would you go anywhere else!

When a group of 30+ family members all booked into this resort through Luxury Escapes, I felt pity for anyone else visiting! Alas...it was brilliant! We had room to be together or apart. The well planned resort has a range of eating options, pools and activities to to suit everyone. There is a range of accommodation wings. Rooms were spacious and well set up. Family pool with slides and lazy river float, bar and restaurant - adult quiet pool and front ocean pool - all clean! An activity room with pool table, table tennis, reading and board game options and a well equipped gym. The gardens beautiful and amazing. The price within the resort the most reasonable I’ve experienced. No need to really head offsite. Cocktails 110-290 baht. Restaurants and room service with a range of pizzas, Thai food, club sandwiches and food for kids - again within 300 baht. One restaurant offers a range of buffers including Thai, BBQ and international cuisine. Massages available beach front or in the spa. Several bars with happy hour at various times. Close to a wide range of shops, markets, restaurants, money exchanges and massage parlors. Close to elephant sanctuary and zip line park! Would I go back again - without a doubt! Thanks The Sands ❤️
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The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Facilities

Five Swimming Pools

The resort features five swimming pools which are set within the extensive grounds. The main swimming pool is located on the beachfront and a further three are accessed via the private access rooms. There is also a childrens section with a water slide, which is located close to the Family Rooms.

Spa

The Holistic Spa is set next to the lagoon and features an extensive menu of spa packages, detox programmes and holistic experiences in one of their six private treatment rooms. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to relax with a view, you can enjoy your treatment in one of the Thai massage pavilions that overlook the ocean.

Sports & Entertainment

The resort features one tennis court as well as beach volleyball, health walking programme and a stretching class. The games room features a pool table available to use as well as tv, games and a chill out area for children.

Shopping

The resort has available a minimart for your convenience and also offers a night market during high season. The resort is also moments away from the local shops, bars and restaurants of Khao Lak centre.

Fitness Centre

The Sands Khao Lak has a fitness centre, Tennis Court, Activity studio and beach volleyball for the active guests.

Classes

Thai cooking and fruit carving classes are available in resort, as well as Thai boxing and Yoga lessons for those looking for something different.

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Room Types

Sands Room

Sands Room

Sands Rooms come with 42 square metres of living space and are decorated in a modern style with a subtle colour scheme which accentuates a tropical beach home feel. All come with a compact bathroom with a separate shower, complimentary Wi-Fi and a convenient location, close to the reception. Relax on your balcony and enjoy sea breezes andviews of the resort garden or the lagoon and admire these views through your large glass patio doors which give the sense of even more living space.

Your room will come with either a double bed or Hollywood twin beds.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Family room

Family Room

Family Rooms come with 55 square metres of living space and are centrally located in the middle of the resort allowing easy access to either the swimming pool or beach of which you have views from your private balcony.

Decorated in a modern bright colour scheme with an underwater world theme, these rooms offer a fun environment in which to relax and boast spacious bathrooms fitted with a bathtub and separate shower whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Ideal for families,the sliding door can be used to separate the two bedding areas, giving you that bit of extra privacy.Your room will come with either a double bed or a Hollywood twin and two kiddy beds.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Seaside Junior suite

Seaside Junior Suite

Seaside Junior Suites come with between 55 and 65 square metres of living space and are decorated in a modern style where a subtle colour scheme accentuates a tropical beach home feel. Located closer to the beach you can benefit from a prime location and enjoy ocean views from your private balcony or terrace fitted with a comfortable day lounger.Most Junior Suites come with an open plan style private balcony where the large doors give the sense of even more living space whilst some of these rooms are available with a terrace, on request.

Your spacious bathroom comes with a bathtub and separate shower and bedroom come witheither a double bed or Hollywood twin beds.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Swimming pool

Pool Access Junior Suite

Pool Access Junior Suites come with 65 square metres of living space and are decorated in a modern style where a subtle colour scheme accentuates a tropical beach home feel. All offer a bathtub and separate shower in your spacious bathroom and come with an open plan style private terrace where you have direct access to your own plunge pool which is adjacent to the resorts swimming pool.

These romantic suites are the closest to the reception area and face down to the resort. All come with complimentary Wi-Fi andeither a double bed or a Hollywood twin.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Food & Drink

Bar

Mango Bar

The Mango Bar serves refreshments throughout the day and at night its the place to be for the hotels evening entertainment. This bar is located in the centre of the resort near the lagoon.

Pineapple Bar

Only steps away from reception, this is the perfect spot to relax away from the water and enjoy a drink or two whilst watching the night sky reflect off the pond.

Floating Market Restaurant

The Floating Market Restaurant

This is your main restaurant at the hotel where international cuisines are offered for both breakfast and dinner. You will find a full international selection and can dine either inside or outdoors. You will find this restaurant located in the centre of the resort near the lagoon. A great experience in the high season where breakfast buffet gets served from traditional Thai boats on the lagoon!

Talay Restaurant

Talay Restaurant

This is the perfect place for an alfresco lunch or to enjoy a break from the swimming pools. Enjoy freshly grilled seafood dinner in front of the beach.

Private Dining

One of the most romantic ways to enjoy dinner with that special person, here at the Sands Khao Lak you can have an intimate candlelit dinner with your feet in the sand and the sound of the ocean in the background.

Coconut Bar

The swim up pool bar offers refreshments throughout the day and is steps away from the ocean. Here you can retire in the shade for a while or carry on sunbathing.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

If pre purchasing Half Board, guests are able to dine in 5 restaurants in the collection in Khao Lak

(2 restaurants at The Sands, 1 restaurant at The Waters, 1 restaurant at The Leaf Oceanside and 1 restaurant at The Leaf on The Sands)

There are set menus at these restaurants for lunch or dinner or youcan go to the buffet at The Sands for dinner when it is available.

Ala carte menu is available for a supplement.

Full Board

If pre purchasing Full Board, guests are able to dine in 5 restaurants in thecollection in Khao Lak.

(2 restaurants at The Sands, 1 restaurant at The Waters, 1 restaurant at The Leaf Oceanside and 1 restaurant at The Leaf on The Sands)

There are set menus at these restaurants for lunch or dinner or youcan go to the buffet at The Sands for dinner when it is available.

Ala carte menu is available for a supplement.

All Inclusive

All Inclusive Package includes the following: Lunch, dinner and drinks (Local beer, Thai whisky, House wine, Gin, Rum, Cocktail, Soft drink, Juice, Coffee & Tea) from 11:00 -23:00.

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids Club

Within the resort, there is a Kids' Club,playground and childrens poolavailable. Babysitting service is also available but is on a request basis locally and subject to extra charges. There is also a Game room, Giant Chess and outdoor Playground.

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Special Offers

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Honey moon couples will receive welcome fruit, flower, bed decoration, guaranteed double bed and honeymoon cake.

Wedding Certificate must be shown at check in

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