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8.9
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Excellent location
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  • Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park2.45 km
  • Ton Chong Fa Waterfall4.43 km
  • Similan National Park8.5 km
  • Coral Cape9.76 km
  • White Sand Beach9.84 km
  • Pak Weep Beach12.11 km
  • Bangsak Beach14.91 km
  • Lamru Waterfall22.29 km
  • Koh Tapu50.08 km
  • Surin National Park66.59 km
  • 5-star Resort
    Free Wi-Fi

    The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani Resort

    Petchkasem rd., Nang Tong Beach, Khao Lak, Thailand, 82190 - See map

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    "I loved particularly how helpful and approachable your staff were, they made my very short stay in your hotel delightful."
    Jacqueline - October 29, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.0 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional facilities on premise
    9.0 facilities on premise
    Excellent comfort
    8.8 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Steamroom

    Cheaper than 81% of all properties in Khao Lak in the last 24 hoursCompared to 345 Khao Lak properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center0.0 Km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
    Distance to airport60.6 km

    Rooms available at The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani Resort

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Pool Access Deluxe
    Pool Access Deluxe
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Pool view
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    Sands Room
    Sands Room
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Lagoon view
    • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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    Family Room
    Family Room
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed and 1 bunk bed
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    2 Bedroom Suite
    2 Bedroom Suite
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed & 1 bunk bed and...
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    Double or Twin POOL ACCESS JUNIOR SUITE
    Double or Twin POOL ACCESS JUNIOR SUITE
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      Pool Access Junior Suite
      Pool Access Junior Suite
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      • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
      • Pool view
      • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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      Seaside Junior Suite
      Seaside Junior Suite
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      • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
      • Partial ocean view
      • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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      Double or Twin SEASIDE JUNIOR SUITE
      Double or Twin SEASIDE JUNIOR SUITE
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        2 BEDROOM TEEN SUITE
        2 BEDROOM TEEN SUITE
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        • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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        2 BDRM TEEN SUITE POOL ACCESS
        2 BDRM TEEN SUITE POOL ACCESS
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        • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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        What people love about The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani Resort

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "Great resort, well placed for eating and shopping outside the resort."

          Barbara

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          June 26, 2016

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "We stayed one week at the sands and we had a really nice experience."

          Giulia

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          December 31, 2018

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Location

          "The whole place is spotless and the location is great."

          Michael

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          January 14, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 345 Khao Lak properties
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        Location score
        8.9/10
        Room comfort score
        8.8/10
        Room size
        63 sqm.
        Cleanliness score
        9.0/10
        Better than
        94
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        of Khao Lak properties
        Better than
        92
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        of Khao Lak properties
        Bigger than
        92
        %
        of Khao Lak properties
        Better than
        90
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        of Khao Lak properties
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        10.0
        Exceptional

        "The location is perfect for walking to the many near by rest..."

        Aly

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        May 6, 2018

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        Most talked about facilities

        Swimming Pool
        36 mentions
        Breakfast
        32 mentions
        Food & Dining
        29 mentions
        Beach
        21 mentions

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional

        "In all, we were very impressed and would definitely recommen..."

        Aly

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        May 6, 2018

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        Nearest essentials

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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        American

        Restaurants on site

        Floating Marketing
        Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
        Talay Restarant
        Menu:Buffet

        What's nearby

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        Reviews of The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani Resort from real guests

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        8.8
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        10
        Cleanliness9.0
        Facilities9.0
        Location8.9
        Room comfort and quality8.8
        Service8.7
        Value for money8.6
        High score for Khao Lak
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (389)
        8-9 Excellent (149)
        7-8 Very Good (127)
        6-7 Good (38)
        <6 Below Expectation (46)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (190)
        Jun - Aug (167)
        Sep - Nov (196)
        Dec - Feb (196)
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        8.8
        Excellent
        Lai from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Sands Room
        Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

        Great resort!!”

        Staff were very friendly and helpful. Allowed us to check in early and didn’t charge us extra for our 8 year old for an additional bed, presumably because it was low season I assume as it was raining almost everyday when we were there for a week. Convenient to walk out to the main road for restaurants and massage places though you can get everything in the hotel itself. It has a private beach but the tide was high in june so we can’t really swim as the sea was rather rough..

        Reviewed June 18, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        steve from Canada
        Family with young children
        Pool Access Deluxe
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

        Great hotel”

        We stayed for three days in deluxe pool access room, the kids loved it. There was the water park right outside and kids club, between the two they where busy most the day. It's in a central location can walk to many restaurants and facilities.

        Reviewed May 21, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        meghan from Canada
        Family with young children
        Family Room
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

        Enjoyed our days”

        This was a great spot to take kids. Between the water park and kids club they stayed entertained. Food was a bit hit and miss. We had a nice time but I'd say things were priced a bit high for what they were, most of the time. Lovely staff and grounds.

        Reviewed May 21, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Simone from Australia
        Group
        Pool Access Junior Suite
        Stayed 12 nights in June 2019

        Another amazing holiday. Can’t wait till next year. ”

        An amazing place. Suitable for families, couples or solos. Food verity is amazing. Staff are extremely friendly and will do anything for you. We have been two years running and can’t wait to get back there next year.

        Reviewed July 11, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        MIN from New Zealand
        Family with young children
        Pool Access Deluxe
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

        Great place for family with young children”

        Located near the Khao Lak center, the resort gave me and my family plenty of enjoyment during our stay. Staffs were kind and always showed us grace smile and the swimming facilities were perfect for my little 6 year son. Every morning we were wakened up and heading for the breakfast restaurant, we could find the staffs clearing the swimming pool and other around facilities. Will recommend to other knowns and agoda members.

        Reviewed June 28, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Seiichi from Switzerland
        Family with young children
        Seaside Junior Suite
        Stayed 6 nights in November 2018

        Very beautiful Hotel at Khao Lak”

        Its a very beautiful new Hotel at Khao Lak, with different pools, also Aqua adventure for the Family. The restaurant can be crowded at breakfast time. In the evening it can be getting hot at the restaurant.

        Reviewed March 09, 2019
        6.8
        Good
        Syarifah from Thailand
        Family with young children
        Sands Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

        Bad Services ”

        I was came with a baby and requested an early check in. However they said their guarantee c/i time is 2pm so we left the reception tried to do some activities. At 12 noon I tried to check if the room ready or not as my baby got slept. Then fo staff advised me to come to lobby and talk with their manager. It was surprised no one approach me after approximately 15 minutes waiting at lobby although i was informed to concierge but still no one approach us. So we left them and back at 2pm. I was informed my disappointment to room Division Manager and she was issued an afternoon tea coupon which i really appreciate it. Next day we would like to use it and called to operator which restaurant that accept this voucher and she said coconut bar. We went there but coconut bar staff refused, informed we can use it at Jellyfish bar, then we went to Jellyfish bar, the staff said can't use it there only can use at Mango and Pineapple Bar. Oh God, do they give this simple information to their staff? How come different bar staff have different answer. At the end we didn't use it and i informed about it too to the Asst. FOM. She said that it can be use at all bar but it doesn't change anything. We were dissapointed. Hope they can improve and do some training to their staff to get more their products knowledge. Wifi terrible (you can see from many reviews), there is no shuttle services just to go to the main road, bell man suggested to take a taxi but it was ridiculous to take taxi for -+ 500m? However I love their housekeeping team. They made my day with their warm smile and their friendly small talk although they can't speak english fluently at least they tried to do their best. Pools are fantastic, breakfast also great and the f&b team (even their trainee) at the floating market restaurant was responsive to clean the table and i would like to personally thanking them. Overall I am happy with the resort but hope they can improve their services. Appreciate if someone c

        Reviewed July 12, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        AHMED from Pakistan
        Couple
        Seaside Junior Suite
        Stayed 6 nights in July 2019

        AMAZING!!!!”

        The whole place is spotless and the location is great.

        Reviewed July 10, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        TSITSI from Australia
        Family with young children
        Pool Access Junior Suite
        Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

        Excellent”

        Everything about the hotel is beautiful except the communication. They really need to put at least one person that speaks good English and understands English at the main reception. It is a challenge to communicate at times. The lady who walks around taking reviews ahas good English though. Otherwise we had a good stay

        Reviewed June 09, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Brett from Australia
        Family with young children
        Family Room
        Stayed 14 nights in May 2019

        Great family resort with lots to do”

        Stayed here for 2 weeks recently with our 5 y.o. and we’re never once bored! Great pools, each one unique. Activities everyday for adults and kids, affordable restaurants on site and super close to the village with dozens of great local dining options also. We stayed in a pool access family room which was spacious and well laid out. The on-site convenience store makes it easy to pick up essential supplies. Only negatives were the water in the kids pools being not a clean as the other pools and they could improved drainage in some parts of the resort which tended to build up large puddles after some rain. Also, if you plan to walk/run on the beach, make sure you head south as there’s an aggressive pack of stray dogs living around the north end.

        Reviewed May 29, 2019
        6.8
        Good
        Matthew from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Sands Room
        Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

        Not great”

        We stayed at 3 different hotels in Khao Lak and this was by far the worst. Really smelly rooms - even after complaining and they attempted to fix it. We had terrible food (we had breakfast, room service, pool bar and manta ray) if you stay here definitely eat out. Rooms were good sizes and the hotel is in a great location where you can walk very easily into town. The hotel also doesn’t make the most of its beach front location - there is no bar to get drinks at sunset - such a shame as this tends to be a standard in all other beach front hotels.

        Reviewed May 27, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Daniel from Israel
        Family with young children
        Sands Room
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

        Perfect for families ”

        Beautiful and vast resort, awesome water slides and other activities to keep the children busy. Good food, although Talay restaurant is not as good as it inspires to be. We had a great time, but I wouldn’t recommend this hotel for couples.

        Reviewed February 05, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Andrzej from Australia
        Family with young children
        Sands Room
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

        Positives and Negatives”

        The Sands is great option for your stay in Khao Lak but it is important to note that this resort is LARGE. We got a room close to reception as the pool, kids pool, beach, breakfast was all a little walk away. We also found the pool area pretty noisy with all the people around so upgraded to a room with a private pool area which was really lovely. Another point was that the interconnecting rooms were NOISY, we had horribly noisy neighbours till midnight - so make sure to ask for a room that doesn't have an interconnecting door. Staff are lovely, kids club is amazing, babysitting cheap, breakfast is yummy and well organized. Kids pool area is lots of fun for the little ones and the rooms are lovely. I didn't love the beach area very much and would probably stay higher up (at White Sands of Coconut Beach) at a smaller resort if we return to Khao Lak.

        Reviewed February 03, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        susan from South Africa
        Family with teens
        Sands Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        An exceptionalexperience ”

        This is 5 star in every way: Location, attention to detail in every aspect. Design. Staff. Food, facilities. The only let down was their cocktails, i would have expected real ingredients and not syrup, that is the only complaint. Everything was outstanding.

        Reviewed December 14, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        George from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Sands Room
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

        Great property for family! The water park is a must go”

        Never stayed in a nice place for a long time! This hotel nails it for good location, great and friendly staff, I got lucky with a nice pool view. Go Pong (a local food stall is just 10mins by walking. Must try if you are there)

        Reviewed October 24, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Chong from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Family Room
        Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

        Great family hotel with good facilities and service”

        A very good hotel for family. You can stay in the hotel without leaving it, with facilities that will keep you and your kids entertain: water slides, lazy river, free pool table, free table tennis table, just to name a few. The service is above average without being overwhelming. The food in the three in-house restaurants are tasty and at reasonable prices. If you are bored with the in-house restaurants, a 8 minute walk to the main road will lead you to many restaurants. All in all, I will stay in this resort if I ever go back to Khao Lak, honestly.

        Reviewed September 20, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Sau from Singapore
        Couple
        Seaside Junior Suite
        Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

        Very pleasant stay!”

        We love it that the resort is very thoughtful in segregating the resort and restaurant to cater to different crowds so families with kids can have fun while couples can still enjoy peace and quietness. Direct access to beach is great, and facilities eg. pools are well maintained. There are also many eateries right outside the resort. The resort staff are generally friendly but we did find the service at the restaurants relatively poorer and slower. We had to asked at least twice for coffee at breakfast for most of the mornings before the staff remembered to serve us.

        Reviewed April 06, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Anthony from Australia
        Couple
        Pool Access Junior Suite
        Stayed 7 nights in March 2019

        Great location, very good resort.”

        Easy walk up to the main road where there is a large choice of dining options and bars. The resort is well set out with very good facilities. Room was clean and direct access to the pool a welcome indulgence.

        Reviewed March 25, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        chuleeporn from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Sands Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        Excellent Holiday escape with family”

        The room was great with the newly furnish, my family loves it especially my sons. The facilities for kids was excellent, the food was awesome too.

        Reviewed June 03, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        ROGER from Australia
        Couple
        Sands Room
        Stayed 6 nights in August 2018

        Excellent, variety of food and all facilities are excellent”

        This hotel is really good, breakfast vareity of food and staff are well trained during breakfast time. We stay 6 days and we had different food each day. There is 5 swimming pool and there is lot of activities for kids in the pool. Young kids will love this hotel, they will not get bored. This hotel is on the beach, wifi is really good and you can even used your wifi when you are relaxing near the beach.There Is music at the restaurant for dinner and there Iis 3 restaurants. Gym Is really good, staff can speak english. Welcome at reception is really good. Only bad thing is khoa Lak is very quiet town, 5 days is enough in Khoa Lak. At night restaurant is about 10 minutes walk and it is safe to walk, there is music in restaurant at night when you are walking. We recommend this hotel if you are going to Khoa Lak

        Reviewed August 19, 2018
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