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Overview of The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

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On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
Water park
3 outdoor pools

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSunset Beach7 min walk
    Popular LocationNang Thong Beach7 min walk
    Popular LocationKhao Lak North Beach15 min walk

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Junior Suite, Side Sea View

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 55 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

Family Room

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • 55 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Single Trundle Bed OR 1 King Bed

Family Pool Access

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Trundle Bed

Standard, Garden View, with Balcony (Sands Room)

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • 45 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

2 - Bedroom Teen Suite

No guest room rating
  • 80 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Junior Suite, Pool Access

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 65 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area

Takua Pa

Located in Takua Pa, The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani is connected to a shopping centre. While the natural beauty of Nang Thong Beach and Bang Niang Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Tab Lamu Pier. Kayaking, snorkelling and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Khao Lak - 5 min walk
  • Sunset Beach - 7 min walk
  • Nang Thong Beach - 7 min walk
  • Khao Lak North Beach - 15 min walk
  • Tsunami Memorial Museum - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Phuket (HKT-Phuket Intl.) - 69 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • The Floating Market – Garden-view restaurant. Serves breakfast and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Talay Restaurant – Beachfront restaurant. Serves lunch and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Manta Ray Bistro – Pool-view restaurant. Serves lunch and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.

About this property

The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani

Upscale hotel on the beach, with 3 outdoor swimming pools
At The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani, hit the beach, dine on-site at The Floating Market or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 poolside bars. All 316 individually furnished rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and DVD players. Conveniences include sitting areas and fridges, and guests will appreciate thoughtful touches such as pillow menus and bathrobes.
The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani offers 316 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This individually furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

This Takua Pa hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a lazy river and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 6 treatment rooms. Services include Thai massages and body treatments.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety and Health Administration (Thailand)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 poolside bars and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Spa services
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Free children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lazy river
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Thai

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow menu


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: THB 3000 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani?
As of 16 Apr,2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani on 19 Apr,2021 start from SG$136, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani have a pool?
Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani?
Checkout is at noon.
Does The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of THB 3000 per vehicle applies.
Where is The Sands Khao Lak by Katathani located?
Located in Takua Pa, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nang Thong Beach and Bang Niang Beach. Khao Lak Beach and Laem Pakarang Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 462 out of 735 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 224 out of 735 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 31 out of 735 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 735 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 735 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing and beautiful property. They closed the pools due to covid then opened them slowly but didn't open the children's park, with no explanation. How can pools be open and not the children's park, its all water.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is THE place to stay in KhoaLak. It is good for afults but for families it is the BEST. 21 pools, a waterpark, a lake 6 restaurants and BEST staff ever.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is amazing for families. The beach is mediocre but the pools, water park, kid zone, and childrens’ activities make this an excellent holiday destination for families. I would not recommend the resort for non-families as the place is run by the kids😂.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Have it’s highs and to be improved but Will definitely recommend
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great resort
The Sands Khao Lak was an overall great experience. Here are some of the highlights. Big room, oversize soaking tub, powerful AC, nice deck, comfortable bed and staff was great. The breakfast buffet that was included was very good. Great selection and the food was good. Plenty to choose from for all types of eaters. They have 3 pools. One geared for kids, one for everyone and an adult only. Plenty of lounge chairs at the adult pool and it was quiet. All 3 pools closed at 7:00pm. It would have been great to have them open until 9:00 or 10:00pm. The staff was very friendly and helpful, from the front desk to grounds crew to housekeeping everyone greeted us with a smile and a hello. This hotel-resort is definitely geared towards families and or couples. There were not a lot of people between 18-40 that didn't have kids of their own. While there are plenty of bars to stop by, it was not a "party" environment. The walk to the main strip is less than 1/2 mile and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops within easy walking distance. The only negative I really can mention is that there a lot of little steps and bumps around the entire resort. The steps are uneven and in the rooms there is a step down and a "trough" around the tub you have to just be aware of. Not a big deal really. Also the beach is always red flagged because they do not have a lifeguard. Many people swam right out front, I did with no worries. This was a great place to stay.
Stayed 13 nights in Feb 2020

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