• a resort near the water

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Beachfront landscaped resort

The Sands Khao Lak occupies an excellent 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 are available in the surrounding rainforest, while 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.

Ideal for couples and families, the resort offers family rooms, a kid’s pool, kids club and games room, while 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 it's best, while a complimentary 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 while 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

 £1,999  per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3111 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.
3111 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1927
  • Very Good 906
  • Average 187
  • Poor 56
  • Terrible 38

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Dec 08, 2019

Luxury Escape

Sydney

The resort is amazing, everything you need for a great relaxing holiday. We had a pool access room, which was fantastic and meant we could just relax without having to go too far. lots of people on the luxury escape deal so cocktail hour was filled with Australians. Trainee in Pineapple Bar was fabulous. Massages good but prefer in spa area not beach area with the hard low benches and in view of everyone. Kids pool and water park is amazing. a few adults only pools and areas at breakfast where families can eat and another area only for adults. Breakfast fantastic choice. Short walk into shops and there are some amazing restaurant there. The only thing I did not like was that Staff were trying to get you to mention them in Guest Questioner, apparently some competition. I have worked Hospitality as Manager for 32 years and usually do comment but this time I didn't as too many people apart from the Trainee in F and B in Pineapple Bar that asked for us to do. The trip was for my husbands birthday, which we mentioned to reception, they had the passport copy but ended up with a cake delivered days before his birthday. Mentioned to breakfast staff and restaurant staff on his birthday but no greeting.
Dec 05, 2019

Great hotel on the beach

Castle Bromwich, United Kingdom

Visited with my wife as the first stop of a four centre holiday in Thailand. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Room was large with a large balcony overlooking the central lake. Breakfast in the floating market restaurant was very good with loads of choice. Also went to one of the buffet evenings and ate at the manta ray restaurant. Food excellent in both and not too pricey. Drinks quite expensive but all bars have happy hours at various times. This was really two hotels in one with a large pool area aimed at families and a completely separate pool area aimed more at adults. Restaurant also divided into family and adults only areas. Did not use what looked like a very well equipped gym as I preferred to take early morning runs along the beach which is accessed directly from the hotel grounds. Would highly recommend this excellent hotel.
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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 children's section with a water slide, which is located close to the Family rooms.

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Spa

The holistic spa is set next to the lagoon and features an extensive menu of spa packages, detox programmes and 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.

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Sports & entertainment

The resort features one tennis court, 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 a mini mart 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 and views of the resort garden or the lagoon or 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
  • TV
Family room

Family Room and Family Room Pool Access

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. If you love having immediate access to the swimming pool, Family rooms are also available with pool access.

Decorated in a modern bright colour schemes with an underwater world theme, these rooms offer a fun environment where you can relax. Spacious bathrooms fitted with a bathtub and separate shower, complimentary Wi-Fi is also 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
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Seaside Junior suite

Seaside Junior Suite

Seaside Junior suites come with between 55 to 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 while some of these rooms are available with a terrace, on request.

Your spacious bathroom comes with a bathtub and separate shower and bedroom come with either 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
  • TV
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 suites 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 and either a double bed or a Hollywood twin.

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

Two Bedroom Teen Suite

Two Bedroom Teen suites come with 80 square metres of living space and are decorated in a modern style where a subtle colour scheme accentuates a tropical beach home feel. This room is family friendly and benefits from having two individual private bedrooms with a separate living area which connects the two. Each room also comes with two bathrooms and a oversized private 'living room' balcony overlooking the aqua wing's pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Two Bedroom Teen Suite Pool Access

Twp Bedroom Teen Suites with pool access come with 90 square metres of living space and are decorated in a modern style where a subtle colour scheme accentuates a tropical beach home feel. This room is family friendly and benefits from having two individual private bedrooms with a separate living area which connects the two. Each room also comes with two bathrooms and a oversized private 'living room' terrace with direct access into the hotels pool. 

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

Food & Drink

Bar

Mango Bar

The Mango bar serves refreshments throughout the day and night and is the place to be for the hotels evening entertainment. This bar is located in the centre of the resort near to 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 while 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 at the Sands Khao Lak is to enjoy 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.

Manta Ray Bistro

*New* airy and casual restaurant in the shape of a Stingray, overlooking the pool. A great option for family get together's - and serving kids favourite foods all day long.

Board Basis Options

Half Board

If pre-purchasing half board, guests are able to dine in five restaurants in the collection in Khao Lak.

(two restaurants at The Sands, one restaurant at The Waters, one restaurant at The Leaf Oceanside and one restaurant at The Leaf on The Sands)

There are set menus at these restaurants for lunch or dinner or you can go to the buffet at The Sands for dinner when it's available.

A la carte menu is available for a supplement.

Full Board

If pre-purchasing full board, guests are able to dine in five restaurants in the collection in Khao Lak.

(two restaurants at The Sands, one restaurant at The Waters, one restaurant at The Leaf Oceanside and one restaurant at The Leaf on The Sands)

There are set menus at these restaurants for lunch or dinner or you can go to the buffet at The Sands for dinner when it's available.

A la 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 children's pool available. 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

Honeymoon couples will receive welcome fruit, flowers, bed decoration, guaranteed double bed and honeymoon cake.

Wedding certificate must be shown at check-in.

Family room

Special offer

Save up to 20% on accommodation

Book by 31 January 2020 to save up to 20% on accommodation 

Valid for stays 01 - 31 March 2020 in select rooms

Travelling
Sunday, March 1, 2020 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Offer ends in 53 days
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Special offer

Last Minute Offer

Travel between 8th January - 29th February 2020 and receive 10% discount on your accomodation.

Valid on: Sands Room, Seaside Junior Suite, Family Room, Pool Access Junior Suite and Pool Access Family Room

Travelling
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Saturday, February 29, 2020
Offer ends in 53 days

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