I have a very soft spot for this resort! They saw me through two moped falls and a mugging - looking after me over and above what you would expect.
The lovely, lovely cleaning lady who kept bringing me fresh aloe vera to help the wounds heal, set up special cushions so I could rest my injured leg. The wonderful receptionist who made me coffee from the machine she has just bought for herself personally. The manager who asked me if I needed money after I was mugged. Truly amazing!
I stayed in 4 different types of accommodation here during my month long stay - my favourite being of course the most expensive :-). The beautiful beach front luxury cottages are absolutely amazing - out of this world. If you can afford them, and even if you can't, stay there!
I spent the most time in the small beach front hut, which was also great. In both of these, you fall asleep and wake to the sound of the ocean - truly beautiful. They are literally on the beach - you will find many places telling you that their rooms/cottages are on the beach when they are not. These ones actually are :-). The hut is small, with a bathroom, small fridge, little terrace area, A/C and not much else - but wooden and just lovely. The big beachfront houses have a massive room with french doors, big terrace, lots of space, beautiful bathroom.
The food is good quality - I didn't have breakfast there, but did have dinner a few times and it was good. The resort is closed to everything in Lamai, literally walking distance to the night market, the day market, shops, supermarket. As taxi's on the island are exorbitant, this is great.
Overall, the resort could do with a little TLC - some parts are a little run down, but I actually quite liked this as it felt more comfortable.
Do go for a sea front hut or cottage - it really is extraordinarily special to be so close to the ocean. If you can't, it is still a great place to stay.
Thank you everyone at Sand Sea for making me feel at home and taking care of me so well!
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- Also Known As:
- Sand Sea Hotel Koh Samui
- Sand Sea Resort And Spa
- Sand Sea Resort & Spa Ko Samui/Lamai Beach