The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani
Fringed by warm golden sands and enveloped by coconut groves, The Sands Khao Lak is a welcoming and spacious beach resort with a warm, friendly atmosphere. With the shops of Khao Lak right on its doorstep, this is the ideal location for couples and families to enjoy beach life and be immersed in local culture. For a change from the golden sands of Nang Thong Beach, take a dip in any of the nine pools or relax in the Jacuzzi. There are plenty of leisure activities, with a tennis court on site, as well as a health walk programme and classes including Thai boxing.
Three outstanding restaurants form the centrepiece of the resort. The Floating Market overlooks a natural lagoon, and for freshly caught seafood, take a seat in the Talay Restaurant and absorb the aromas and flavours in a pretty beachfront setting. In the family-friendly Aqua Wing there's fuss-free dining with the kids at Manta Ray Bistro. For something to quench your thirst, there are four bars to choose from including the swim-up pool bar, Coconut Bar.
Modern rooms are decorated in calm neutral shades with splashes of lime and have either a balcony or terrace, so you can make the most of the outdoor space. Sands Rooms overlook the pool or gardens, while Family Rooms have pool views and a children’s area with a partition for added privacy. Families are well catered to with the newer Aqua Wing, where rooms are set around family-friendly play areas and pools with the option of direct pool access. Choose from Family Rooms with a sliding door for extra privacy or Two Bedroom Teen Suites suited to older kids with a second bedroom. For a romantic escape closer to the beach, we recommend upgrading to a Seaside Junior Suite or One Bedroom Sea Suite.