The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Thailand, Khao Lak

Optional All Inclusive
Swim Up Rooms

  • Perfect for families, with a range of activities on offer
  • Range of restaurants both in resort and nearby
  • Contemporary and spacious rooms that can accommodate families

Located on golden sand beach, with spectacular views of the ocean

The warm aura of this resort will leave a lasting impression. Resting along the soft golden sand at Nang Thong Beach, embraced by lush green hills, The Sands is a true tropical paradise. The resort offers a tropical contemporary design and architecture, with three wings, each catering for diverse needs and lifestyles: to rest, to play and to refresh. A stay here is an enchanting experience for everyone.

The resort is extremely family friendly, with an enormous amount of activities, dining and accommodation choices available. The exciting activity list covers Thai boxing, fruit-carving, cooking classes as well as watersports and there are five separate pools to choose from. There is plenty to fill your day.

Plenty of shops and restaurants are within walking distance in Khao Lak, as well as a huge variety of restaurants and bars to choose from at the resort itself. Oceanfront dining and swim up bars add the indulgence factor to your stay; absorb the aromas and flavours in a beautiful setting.


Bars & Restaurants

Coconut Bar

This swim up pool bar offers refreshing and exotic beverages throughout the day. Escape the midday sun and rejuvenate in the shade or carry on sunbathing with your favourite drink in hand, the choice is yours.

Open: 10:00 – 19:00

Jellyfish Bar

The perfect spot for the little ones to enjoy a refreshing, creative drink right in the water.

Mango Bar

Appreciate a refreshing drink or two during the day and admire the beautiful surroundings. Or in the evening, you can also enjoy live entertainment.

Open: 10:00 – 23:00

Manta Ray Bistro

A great place for all-day casual dining, close to the pool. The bistro is airy and casual, in the shape of a manta ray, and the menu features children’s favourite dishes, so they will be sure to love it here.

Pineapple Bar

Only a few steps away from reception, Pineapple Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing beverage while the night sky reflects off the nearby pond.

Talay Restaurant

Indulge in freshly caught and grilled seafood in an idyllic beachfront location.

Open: 11.00-22.30

The Floating Market

Overlooking the tropical lagoon, The Floating Market serves an infusion of international delights for both breakfast and dinner. A unique experience in the high season where the breakfast buffet is served from traditional Thai boats on the lagoon.

Open: 06:00 – 10:30 (Breakfast), 18:30 – 21:30 (Dinner)

Private Dining

Celebrate a special occasion or add a little extra to your stay by watching the sunset with your loved one on an intimate candlelit dinner. Feel the sand between your toes and the sound of the ocean in the background; nothing could feel more romantic than this.

Beach & Pools

5 Swimming Pools

Situated right next to the beach is the main pool while a further three are accessed via the private access room. Younger guests get their own pool with a mini-slide, located close to the family rooms.


Nang Thong Beach offers a long stretch of golden sand paradise broken by small patches of rock dividing the beach into sectors or mini beaches. It is the perfect place for those who want a quiet beachfront with some nearby coffee shops and restaurants. Watch the beautiful Andaman Sea lap up against the shore with the lush green backdrop adding to the tropical atmosphere.

For Families

Kids' Club

There is plenty of things to keep the children entertained at this resort, with an outdoor playground, children’s pool, ball house, and game arcade to name just a few.

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Facilities

Stay fit in the Fitness Centre, where a range of equipment is available for your use, as well as a yoga studio, aqua aerobic, Thai boxing and much more.


Explore paradise at the Holistic Spa situated just next to the peaceful lagoon. Featuring an extensive menu of spa packages, detox programs and outdoor facilities, your mind and body will be soothed and rejuvenated. You can even enjoy a treatment in one of the Thai massage pavilions that overlook serene views of the Andaman Sea.

Activities & Entertainment


Thai cooking, cocktail making, and fruit carving classes are available, as well as Thai boxing and yoga lessons.


A mini mart and night market (in high season) are available at the resort for any essential items you may need. The resort is also nearby the local shops, bars and restaurants of Khao Lak centre.

Sports Activities

The resort features one tennis court, beach volleyball, health walking programme and a stretching class.

About the location
Resting along the soft golden sand at Nang Thong Beach, The Sands is set in the most privileged beachfront location in Khao Lak, yet only steps away from the charming village centre. Boasting nearly 200 meters of prime seafront space, you can relax on the soft sands, enjoy the shining blue sea and the most pristine natural atmosphere, uncluttered with sunbeds or beach umbrellas.

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. Explore further afield and discover the natural landscapes surrounding the resort; Lak-Lam Ru National Park can be reached in 25 minutes by car and The Chulabhorn Underwater Park Conservation Centre in 40 minutes.
Transfer time
The resort is approximately a 60 minute drive from Phuket International Airport.
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Sands Room

Subtly decorated with a modern interior, the Sands Room comes with 42 square-metres of living space with a tropical beach home feel. The rooms feature private balcony with a view of the lush garden or tropical lagoon; enjoy the gentle breeze as you relax in your own space. All come with chic bathroom with a separate shower, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities for your convenience.


Family Room

This is the ideal choice for families, located in the Aqua Wing or lagoon Wing, decorated in an underwater marine theme to add a little extra fun for the children. It offers 55 square metres of living space with a bright and modern feel, featuring spacious bathrooms fitted with a bathtub and separate shower, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities for your convenience. There is also a sliding door that can be used to separate the two bedrooms areas to give you a bit of extra privacy.


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Seaside Junior Suite

Located in the Seaside Wing, this suite offers a unique retreat in Khao Lak. The soft, subtle and relaxing colour scheme offers 55 to 65 square metres of living space with a tropical beach home feel. Located closer to the beach, you can enjoy ocean views from your private balcony or terrace. The suites feature a spacious bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities for your convenience.


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Pool Access Junior Suite

These elegantly decorated suites add a romantic touch to your holiday. The tropical contemporary rooms offer 65 square metres of living space with a personal plunge pool for you to enjoy just a few steps away. All suites feature a bathtub and separate shower in your spacious bathroom, come with an open plan style private terrace, and includes
complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities for your convenience.


Pool Access Family Room

This is the perfect choice for families who love time in the pool. The expansive room offers 65 square metres of space for a family of four with an extra space at the terrace just steps away from the main and plunge pool. Rooms feature a chic bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower, complimentary Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities for your convenience.


2 Bedroom Teen Suite

Subtly decorated with modern interior, the Two-Bedroom Teen Suites come with 80 square metres of living space with a tropical beach home feel. The rooms are family friendly and feature two individual private bedrooms with a separate living area connecting the two, two bathrooms and an oversized private ‘living room’ balcony overlooking the aqua wing’s pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities as well as other amenities are featured for your convenience.


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Tripadvisor review Feb 07 2023
Positives: nice grounds, both buffet and al a carte restaurants have nice food, we had half board and combined with a few trips up the high street meant we never got bored of our lunches & dinners...
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We are spending our second week in Thailand in this hotel and I have to say we loved it from the first moment. Wonderful surroundings, everything very clean. This is heaven on earth for kids! Great...
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