I travelled to Patong as part of a large group, yet the Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa made me feel as though I was at my own private waterfront estate.
Our room was on the top floor of a four room unit. Each unit is nestled into tiny pockets spread out across the property, surrounded by wonderfully landscaped trees and shrubbery. They are accessed by narrow pathways that wind through the gardens, and visitors walk down a long central path to reach the pool, spa, restaurant and beach facilities. Be aware that this means interacting with the many lizards, insects and birds that inhabit Thailand,
Whereas the large and comfortable rooms were well-decorated, and cleaned daily by attentive staff members, there were several signs of age or neglect, typical for massive beachfront properties. The bathrooms were huge and stocked with toiletries and towels, but dimly lit, with no hangers provided in the closets. Our gigantic bed was comfortable and had premium sheeting. Each room had a minibar which was full of snacks and drinks, and fruit would be refreshed daily.
The restaurant food was excellent, with a broad a la carte menu featuring both Thai and international cuisine. The expansive breakfast buffet was also fantastic, with fresh juices, eggs to order, and plenty of sweets. The spa was luxurious and offered a small menu of different treatments, however I found the services to be subpar compared to the quality of massage available in Thailand.
The main pool was clean with plenty of deck chairs and beach towels, but I saw no child-safe pool or lifeguard facilities. The beach beyond the hotel was warm, utterly calm like a lagoon, and the sand was clear of debris. There were a few rocks in the water though, which made wading uncomfortable.
The staff were extremely helpful and were obviously hardworking. They went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay; arranging special events, accommodating for our special needs, and always courteous. With a few exceptions, there were none of the communication issues which you would expect when dealing with a large group of tourists.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea Sun Sand Resort & Spa is ideally located at the most beautiful & renowned Patong beach in Phuket. The Resort offers a relaxing atmosphere enjoying the panoramic scenery of Patong bay with its exquisite 250 deluxe rooms in harmoniously contemporary design with traditional Thai-inspired de´cor featuring four different types of stylish accommodation. Explore and fulfill your comfortable stay with our provided facilities, which include two trendy restaurants, outdoor swimming pools with amazing pool deck, round-shaped Jacuzzi, poolside & Sunset bars , Spa treatments, fitness room, reading corner, game room , shopping arcade and meeting facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea Sun Sand Resort & Spa Patong, Phuket