A charming tropical resort with a dedicated family wing and a pretty koi-filled lagoon.
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.
On quiet Nang Thong Beach, close to the central resort area
Good to know
Minimum age 4 in Pool Access Junior Suites. Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.
• Improve your culinary skills by trying out a Thai cookery or fruit-carving class* • Listen to the relaxing sounds of the sea as you enjoy a massage at the beachside sala*.
3 restaurants, 4 bars
Breakfast at The Floating Market.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £22 • Breakfast at The Floating Market • Set menu lunch at Talay Restaurant; or dinner at The Floating Market or Talay Restaurant
Full Board from £43 • Breakfast at The Floating Market • Set menu lunch at Talay Restaurant • Dinner at The Floating Market or Talay Restaurant
All Inclusive from £72 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any of the hotel’s restaurants • Drinks from 11am to 11pm.
*Denotes local charge