The Sands Khao Lak Resort by Katathani is a luxury beachfront retreat along Nang Thong Beach. Etched against hills coated with rain forest with views of the Andaman Sea unobstructed by rows of umbrellas, the location is tranquil and idyllic. Yet, it is near Khao Lak Town Centre featuring plenty shops and restaurants. The resort flanks a meticulously landscaped garden flowing toward the sea complete with a lagoon where traditional Thai boats lay anchored.
Through-out the gardens are first rate facilities such as a selection of five swimming pools including a beachfront pool with a swim-up bar, a pool for adults, and pools dedicated to selected room types. Guests can choose from several restaurants such as the breakfast buffets served from traditional Thai boats at the lagoon-side restaurant, or ambient dinners on an open sea-side deck. There are tennis courts, a Yoga centre and a fitness centre. The kids club with a play area, and kids pool with water slide and bubble zone entertain children while you check in at the spa and wellness centre.
The Sands Resort's luxury rooms and suites are reminiscent of a picture from a home decor magazine featuring interiors dripping modern style. Soft colour pallets emphasize the relaxed ambiance, they are spacious with balconies or terraces, modern technology such as iPod docking stations and satellite TV. The bathrooms feature free standing soaking tubs and walk-in showers. You can also count on those small must-have's such as a mini bar and personal safe.
The Sands Room is the most friendly on your wallet. It is 45 sq.m with a sitting area and overlooks the garden or lagoon. Some of these are inter-connected, but it depends on rooms with such facility being available on check-in. A family room features a themed sleeping area for two kids equipped with toys and is separated from the main bedroom with sliding doors. The 55 sq.m seaside junior suite offer at least partial sea views, but if you are a water baby the junior suite with direct pool access, or seaside junior suite have living areas opening to your furnished sun terrace.