Hotel

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
2544 Reviews
Guide Price £1,209 per person
Based on 11 April 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysia Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Sands Room (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 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.

  • 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.
2544 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1528
  • Very Good 770
  • Average 163
  • Poor 50
  • Terrible 33

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Oct 21, 2018

Too Big! Pictures look better than in reality

Zurich, Switzerland

We stayed two nights in the Sands. I can image a certain type of guests will like it. Rooms are OK, breakfast is very nice, 2 pools a tennis court enz. We will not come back. It is simply too big and too un personal. We felt like a number instead of a guest. One exception. The guy who cleaned our room (5267) on 10-12 Oct. A young guy from Myanmar. GM find out who it is and give him a promotion. Very friendly, good English etc.
Oct 21, 2018

Great valued family hotel

Bangkok, Thailand

We were at the hotel during the week of L’Etape Thailand. This big hotel was quite fun for the kids with many pools and water activities in their water park. Breakfast packed with kids menu although the quality of the menu could still have room to improved. Our family room with pool access accommodated two adults and two kids just fine with comfort and cleanliness.
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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 children's 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 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, 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 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.

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 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

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.

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