Sand Sea Resort
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Sand Sea Resort

Phra Nang Cave Beach (2 min walk from resort) may even see some friendly monkeys too and lots of butterflies!
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4.0
#3 of 7 resorts in Railay Beach
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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With its stunning views across majestic limestone outcrops, golden sands and the beautiful clear, turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea it's easy to see why Railay Beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And with our choice of private, luxurious bungalows and suites you can be sure your stay at the Sand Sea Resort will be a holiday you'll never forget. Experience for yourself the beautiful smiles of Asian hospitality whilst you dine at our beachside restaurant where we offer a choice of the very finest Thai cuisine, famed throughout the world, or alternatively choose from our wide section of delicious Chinese and Western dishes.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

Location

39 Moo 2, Railay Beach, Krabi Town 81000 Thailand
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Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 89 out of 100
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Krabi Airport
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Nestled in a prime beachfront location, Sand Sea Resort is lauded for its spacious and clean rooms that offer scenic views and serene surroundings, though some areas await modernization. Guests are charmed by the serene oasis atmosphere, the attentiveness of the friendly staff, and the resort's lush scenery. While the multiple pools and beachfront dining are highlights, reviewers point out that some facilities could benefit from an update, and Wi-Fi is restricted to the reception area. Opinions on value are mixed; some guests find the pricing reasonable, while others suggest it doesn't align with the resort's offering.
Location
Beachfront
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Comfortable
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Reasonable
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Service
Attentive
Amenities
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GaudiLM wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 4 nights in a tropical villa. Spacious, clean, comfortable bed and good working ac. Water in the shower would be warmish at best, never got hot.

Great staff, friendly and helpfull, especially every one from reception.

Included Breakfast buffet with lots of choices, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, salad, bread/pastries, egg station, western and thai hot dishes, great way to start the day!

Ate dinner once at the hotel. Good fried rice.

Pool area nice with shade or sun, pool water would get less clean throughout de day though. You hear a lot the longtail boats coming and going but guess this is the same everywhere in railay.

Good location on east side of railay, really close to floating pier for transport by longtail to ao nam mao pier when arriving/leaving.

Short walk to walking street with good restaurants and west side of railay as well as to cave and phrang nga beach.

Not being on west side was not an issue at all.

Booked 2 tours through the hotel on speedboats ( 4 islands and Hong islands). I prefered the Hong tour: less crowded everywhere overall and on Hong beach, there is a floating pier so boats do not land on the beach, which is great, much more relaxing!

As for transport from airport, took the shuttle van to ao nam mao pier (150 bht) then longboat is every hour to railay east pier (100 bht).

For the return, booked at travel agent on the promenade for 400 bht, including boat at 9 am and shared taxi to the airport (arrived at 9h50) for an 11:30 flight because the 150 bht shuttle van started only later (10h20 am), too late for my flight.

All in, had a great stay and would recommend Sunrise Resort!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Iamsuperk wrote a review Apr 2020
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sunrise Tropical is perfectly positioned on the East beach, if you are staying here I highly recommend you come from Ao Nammao Pier and NOT Ao Nang - this will mean no drop-offs in water as both ends have piers and Sunrise is positioned next to the East beach floating pier, so no dragging your case around searching for your accommodation.

The welcome was super friendly and being a previous guest we were upgraded to a villa with the outside shower which was appreciated.

The resort is small in number of rooms with the villas spaced separately around the well kept tropical gardens. It was great to sit outside in privacy and watch monkeys and even a giant monitor lizard.

The villa we had was spacious, the outside shower was great even if the water pressure was terribly lacking, but it was super refreshing on some very hot days.
The whole place has a slightly rustic vibe which really reflects Railay.

Breakfast is ok. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant at night this time but there seemed to be some good specials and a lot of outside guests using it at night.

The staff are great and the location is perfect to access everything in Railay.

Our only regret was not staying longer, but I have no doubt we will be back for an extended stay.

Tips:
If you want the best cocktails in Railay go see Bang Bang - at Bangs Bangs bar
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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sebabasa wrote a review Feb 2020
Lund, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled with family of 2 adults 2 kids (2 & 5).
Stayed at a Tropical Chalay Triple room which had a decent overview of the east bay if you wish to catch the sunrise.
Complimentary water provided daily and cleaning arranged upon request. Staff very friendly and takes their time with you. We also arranged transfer service to our next destination in Koh Lanta after comparing the varieties from both the hotel as well as other agencies. Although the price was slightly more expensive compared to the other services we chose to go with the service provided by the hotel. Simply because of the overall service which included that we didn’t lift our bags even once from A to B. Great value if you carry the luggage for the whole family.
Pool area was appreciated by the kids and breakfast was superb which had something to offer for any preference. Do not miss out on the coconut-cakes which is a specialty. Keep in mind it’s served every 2nd or 3rd day as the other day they serve pancakes. They do have other great Villas which we wished that we should’ve booked but trust me, in our opinion, any room is good enough.
Hope you enjoy your stay as we did!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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countrybumpkin100 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 weeks and had a lovely time. Our room was on the first floor and was one of the more modern rooms. It was large with a balcony and surrounded by trees where the monkeys played. The bathroom was clean and fully tiled although the plumbing needs to improve. The air conditioning worked well. The grounds are delightful and well maintained with many attractive trees and shrubs. The 2 pools were clean and inviting, with the main pool having a wonderful location right by the beach. The limestone cliffs surrounding the bay are absolutely beautiful. The beach has fine white sand and the hotel is on the edge of one of the swimming areas.

The staff were friendly and helpful and always greeted us with a smile. They arranged private transfers to and from Krabi airport which I recommend as it’s complicated if you have never visited before. We arrived very early and were able to get to our room immediately.

The breakfast was fine, with freshly cooked omelette being the best option. We ate lunch and dinner in Walking Street where there are many good, local restaurants. The hotel food is good but more expensive.

To those who gave this hotel a poor review, you must have stayed in a different room or you are not comparing like with like. This is a beach resort with hard working locals who arrive for work at 5.30am. It’s not a city hotel with 5 star facilities.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GMSSR, General Manager at Sand Sea Resort
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear countrybumpkin100, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am pleased to read that our facilities and services had contributed to a memorable stay. Your review is valuable to us and will be shared with my associates to ensure that we continue to provide exceptional services and improve on areas which will make your next stay more memorable. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit soon Regards, Pattana | General Manager
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Taneal12 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bryanston, South Africa
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sand Sea resort is located in the PERFECT area, the location of this hotel could not be better but, rooms are extremely outdated and need some renovating to keep up with other more spectacular resorts in Railay. Beds are very hard but not unbearable, cleaning service does not always properly clean the rooms and all rooms that are labeled “deluxe bungalow” or “superior bungalow” have the main window looking out at the common area pathway so if you need to change you will need to keep the curtains closed at all times. We stayed in 402 which from the bathroom had a lot of passing noise so we had to keep the bathroom door closed at night to sleep.
Room had really great air con and was located close to both pool areas and beach access area.
Big disclaimer which we were not made aware of until arrival is this hotel DOES NOT serve any alcohol at all, if you want a cocktail or local beer while sitting at the pool you will have to go buy from the local shop.
Another recommendation is to contact the hotel ahead of time to arrange transfer as the hotel is only accessible by boat and often the local long tails and taxis work out to be a lot more expensive.
To conclude this is a beautiful place and the hotel staff are on a new level when it comes to being polite, attentive and helpful!
Enjoy your stay in Railay it’s one of the most spectacular places! 🌸
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GMSSR, General Manager at Sand Sea Resort
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear Taneal12, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us your feedback and it is very important for us to know your opinion as it is our aim to exceed and go beyond each guest’s expectations. I do wish to apologize for the disappointing experience and I thank you for the details of your concerns as this allows me the opportunity to review the concerns with the team. Regardless, We appreciate your comments as it is only through caring guests such as yourself and through your feedback that we are able to continually monitor and improve both the quality of our products and standards of services provided. With this in mind we once again thank you for your feedback and we most certainly do look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel as our valued guest inthe future. Regard Pattana | General Manager
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Alison G wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a lovely 3 night stay at Sand Sea resort. Our family of 5 adults had 2 adjoining Grand Deluxe rooms which were large, clean and very comfortable. The rooms have a balcony, where you can relax on a day bed whist overlooking the lush tropical gardens. There are 2 swimming pools and plenty of monkeys scampering about in the trees. The breakfast is buffet style with many, many options and the restaurant is located with a beautiful outlook on the beach. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The location is great- on the beach and a short walk to restaurants, bars and shops. The resort staff organised a transfer back to Phuket airport for us which was seamless. Sitting on the beach in front of the resort to watch the sunset each night was magical.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There are adjoining rooms available for families
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Response from GMSSR, General Manager at Sand Sea Resort
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear alisong304, Thank you very much for your review following your stay at Sand Sea Resort Railay Beach. I am delighted to hear that your experience with us was wonderful in every regard. I hope that it will not be too long before we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Railay, Krabi again. Regards Pattana | General Manager
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FamilyKelowna_BC wrote a review Jan 2020
Kelowna, BC
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Liked · The beach is beautiful – amazing sunset. Close to rock climbing and visiting the caves. The breakfast provided was good with a nice variety.

We booked a deluxe bungalow through booking.com. We booked their booking basic rate (meaning you cannot cancel or change) at a lower price. Was a little concerned that we would not get as nice a place, but our bungalow was nice. The place is a little dated (as with all of the accommodations on Railay Beach). We just hope that they try their best to keep it clean and update wherever as possible as it is one of the nicer accommodations. There are two pools which come in handy to lounge around/in. We ate dinner at the restaurant while watching the sun set. Very beautiful. They had a band playing – they were great!

The staff were very accommodating and kind. We had a couple of kittens hanging at our bungalow together with a number of monkey’s jumping from the trees.
Overall a good place (again the accommodations on Railay Beach are all a little dated – Sand Sea Resort, we felt, was the nicest looking place).
We also stayed on Ao Nang for a couple nights at Krabi Resort. That was a beautiful resort and worth the stay. If you are in the area we would suggest 2 nights in Ao Nang and 2 nights in Railay.

Disliked · The noise of the long boats. Gets a little crowed as the day progresses.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear FamilyKelowna_BC, I am delighted that you had such a wonderful stay at Sand Sea Resort and thank you most sincerely for your high praise. We all hope to welcome you back Regard Pattana | General Manager
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julesandeee wrote a review Mar 2020
Wrexham, United Kingdom
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to stay the night on Railay beach and chose a bungalow at this resort. What a great choice, check in was friendly and efficient and we had a lovely little bungalow surrounded by tropical fauna near to the front pool, monkeys in the trees and on the roof...perfect. The room was spotless with a comfy bed, great aircon and a lovely little terrace with table and chairs to relax. The hotel is located on the fabulous beach and next to the walking street, full of bars and restaurants. Breakfast was included which was OK and had fabulous views from our table overlooking the beach. The hotel has two lovely pools and plenty of sun loungers. They provide beach/pool towels and the room had everything we needed, kettle, hairdryer, toiletries and complimentary bottled water. We will be back and recommend to our family and friends. Thanks for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Try to get a bungalow near to the reception pool.
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Responded 30 Apr 2020
Dear julesandeee, Thank you for your kind review. I was delighted to read that you truly enjoyed your 'home away from home'. Please be assured that I will be sharing your kind comments with the entire team as it was them who made your stay with us extra special. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Pattana | General Manager
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Mike W wrote a review Jan 2020
Heemstede, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort is one of 5 on West side of Railay, and that is the side you want to stay. The offer a shuttle from the airport to the resort which is great, have swimming pools and the location is superb indeed. The market is 100m down the beach and offers plenty of places to eat lunches, dinners etc and the food on Railay East is also great. We only ate breakfast here, as there are better places to eat in Railay but the resort itself is great. The Christmas even dinner at 3500Bht is expensive for what you getting, but they do try their best with the full event. overall a good resort in Railay west.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear 2MikeW, Thank you for your kind feedback about your stay at our resort. I am sure our entire staffs will be thrilled to read your wonderful comments about the friendliness and politeness you experienced. My team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back to Railay Beach soon. Regards Pattana | General Manager
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travelingonward wrote a review Aug 2021
Tucson, Arizona
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here twenty years ago on our honeymoon, and came back for our 20th anniversary this year. We stayed in one of the older Bungalows which is likely the reason for my 4 star review as opposed to a 5 star one. My guess is the newer Hotel style rooms do not suffer from the same mildew odor and nonexistent shower water pressure that our older Bungalow did. However, the location can't be beat. It is on the more Scenic West Beach where there are fewer hotels although a good deal of beachgoers during the day. If you wake up early, the trees near the restaurant are often filled with lemurs, monkeys, or toucans. It doesn't get better than that!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Kangol77 asked a question Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom74 contributions52 helpful votes
Are any of the rooms interconnecting with internal door between them?
Answer from Phreddiva
Alameda, California244 contributions147 helpful votes
We stayed in a free-standing bungalow, but there are rooms in a two-story building that may be interconnectable.
Answer from kev_deb2012
Bangkok, Thailand997 contributions193 helpful votes
We were in a grand deluxe room (hotel block) sunset side room 1123. It was less then a minute walk to Railay Beach.
Answer from stephen b
Havant, United Kingdom218 contributions76 helpful votes
Hi you will be able to get a boat from koh yao yai at Klong Hia Pier to krabi Klong Jilad pier on the mainland then get a taxi or bus to ao nang ( to the beach) where you get a long boat to railay beach , the longboat will drop you about 50 mts form your hotel, i myself and friends stayed there this february and had a nice time.
Hian Tat O wrote a tip 7 July
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beach chair may be insufficient "
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audrey m wrote a tip June 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a trip to Phra Nang Cave beach (a 2 min walk from the front of the resort on the East Side) to see the most beautiful beach."
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Cruiser07118495540 wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are 3 pools in this resort "
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Gemma wrote a tip Apr 2024
Stansted, United Kingdom174 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get up extremely early for sunbeds Go for breakfast before 8.30 to see the beach without the long tail boats everywhere"
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Curious46677089062 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room near West Railay beach which is closest to the pool and restaurant!"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$71 - AU$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sand sea hotel railay beach, sand sea krabi
LOCATION
ThailandKrabi ProvinceKrabi TownRailay Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
171
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sand Sea Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sand Sea Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bamboo Bar (0.3 km), Railay View Point (0.3 km), and Lagoon (0.3 km).
What are some restaurants close to Sand Sea Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bang Bang Bar, Kohinoor Indian Restaurant & Pizza, and Railay Family Restaurant.
Is Sand Sea Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Railay Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Sand Sea Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wat Mung Muang (11.0 km).
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