• a resort near the water

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 €1,739  per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3092 Reviews
Khao Lak

Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 316 rooms

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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

  • Beach
  • Approx. 75 Minutes from Phuket Airport.
  • Walking distance to shops and restaurants.
3092 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1910
  • Very Good 901
  • Average 187
  • Poor 56
  • Terrible 38

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 11, 2019

Second Visit

Sydney, Australia

Second Visit We arrived during a very busy Thai holiday period, 12th Oct. The entrance/driveway was vibrant and buzzing. We were expecting a longer than usual wait yet we were checked in and taken to our room with luggage straight away. 1st night we ordered room service and still really good food at great prices. We went and purchased food/drinks for our room at the onsite convienience store as we knew the following day was "no service of alcohol" all over Thailand. The resort also made us well aware of this. Plenty of selection and once again really fair prices. The resort still caters for all ages and although this was only a short stay for us, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Childrens aqua wing was great for children and parents, plenty of seating and pool bar staff friendly and quick. Wood oven fire pizzas were beautiful. Main pool at beach end of resort is still our favourite. Absolutely stunning. Pool bar was fun and staff still really friendly and knowledgeable . Once again plenty of seating around pool and beach area. We stayed in the "Aqua Wing" area and found our accomodation to be perfect. Beds were so comfortable and air-con worked perfectly. Our room was immaculate and serviced to the same standard. We really believe this resort caters for all groups and is large enough to keep everyone happy. We also found the food and beverage prices are at a level that makes you want to eat/drink without feeling as though your being ripped off. It's also located close to town and 5min walk to local restaurants.
Nov 10, 2019

Fabulous Relaxing Hotel

North Wales

We visited Thailand for the first time celebrating our 60th birthdays and are delighted we chose The Sands. It’s a good hour north of the airport but in a peaceful, beautiful area. We got free half board upgrade and the food experienced in the Floating Market was first class with so much variety to accommodate all tastes. The Sands room (3214 first floor) was spacious, bed huge and comfy and the bathroom spotless. For those wanting to eat out there are lots of restaurants nearby, we ate at the Rice barn up the road which was good and could be charged to your hotel room. There is an Adult only quiet pool, and a water park for those with children. All the bars are good although drinks are a bit pricy. We ended up moving from happy hour to happy hour at different bars to keep the cost down. Shop on site to buy beer and soft drinks at reasonable prices and a fridge in the room. Communal toilet facilities were spotless which pleased my wife. Sea was a touch rough so we didn’t venture into it but the beach was beautiful and cleaned by hotel staff (removing plastic etc). The one need was more entertainment in an evening as really there was just flame throwers once a week. Simple additional entertainment would be good and help keep people at the bars rather than leaving site or going to their rooms (as well as lowering drink prices). Overall really enjoyed our visit and a really nice well run hotel with friendly staff.
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The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Facilities

a pool next to a body of water

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.

a close up of a flower

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.

a person on a court with a racket

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.

Shop

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.

Gym

Fitness Centre

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

Thai cooking class

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

a close up of a beach

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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