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Sand Sea Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at this resort for 3 nights. Arrived by longtail boat.Geez hope your travelling light.I saw other travellers with their bags wrapped in plastic I think it's a sensible idea.The longtail driver was reluctant to help off load bags so you do it yourself. You get offloaded on the beach which is nice limestone cliffs surround the beach. The staff here are not the most friendly hotel staff in Thailand.Our room was nice enough good beds,nice bathroom. The breakfast was nothing outstanding but acceptable,Good enough. There's a mini Mart there at the resort. The pool seems to be central to the resort everyone takes up spots on the deck chairs. The good thing is the village behind the resort.Cheap restaurants,and other food places. If I had my time again I would do a day trip only to Railway beach.

Very nice place in a great location Nothing too fancy about it Nice breakfast Nice service not the best but okay Fairly clean Nice pool, not too clean I would recommend it for the location!! The spa is nice, but there are nicer spas on the east beach ........................................................

Myself and my partner stayed here for six nights and we honestly didn't want to leave!! The hotel is right on Railay beach, which personally is my second favourite beach we have been to! It's so clear the water. It's in the perfect location, with a little market around the corner!The rooms are absolutely fantastic, it has everything you need, hot water, Air Conditioning, wifi is amazing so fast! Flat screen tv! House keeping do an amazing job, always laying out our clothes for us, very very clean! They cleaned our room for us every day! The pools are just as good too! The service in the restaurant was lovely too! We also got a massage in the spa, again amazing! Just one of our favourite hotels so far, we have been travelling over Thailand for nearly a month now Thank you very much for making our stay amazing!!!!

Love this hotel. Right on the beach. It's a must to watch the sunset! The hotel itself is quite big, so after check in we got the buggy to take us to our room. It was very spacious, with a lovely huge balcony and the beds are really comfy. This is a beautiful hotel with a lovely beach, we only stayed for 4 days out of our 3 weeks of Thailand and I wished I had booked for a whole week. Railay beach isa must to visit. It's so chilling and relaxing

Old bungalow, get one of the newer rooms. Don't eat at the restaurant, terrible food. My husband got sick on his " burger" and even just grilled food was poorly done. Use the back pool for less exhaust smell from all the boat activity near the front. Do book a sunset dinner cruise with the local " junkett" type boat, krabi sunset cruises. Watch out for the monkeys, I watched one grab some food from a guest...They also toss mangoes onto the ground and bungalow roofs, quite loud at times.

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Beautiful location right on the beach. The hotel food was good. They have a lovely breakfast buffet and were even willing to cook some rice extra, which wasn't on the buffet that day. The employees are very helpful and sweet. We had a roomy bungalow. Everything is kept very clean. Got great massages on the property. The pool is wonderful. Rented kayaks right there. Had a wonderful 3 days. We are a couple but it looks great for kids (nice pool, safe beach).

It could be a good place, BUT the employee are absolutely not kind. The service is quite poor. The restaurant is quite bad!! It's the only place in Thai where we had stomach disease. The beach is full of speed boat and long tail boat. Price? Unbelievable high for the service received. For 70% of that in Samui we got full board and here only breakfast. Furthermore the breakfast is nothing special. We booked through booking and we also got double price than booking directly which is really bad behaviour! Never again there!

I've stayed at the Sand Sea resort 3 times over the last 15 years. I stayed again in a deluxe bungalow, it's quite basic really and they are starting to look a bit outdated and in need of some TLC. If I'd have been aware of this prior to booking I'd have paid the extra for the newer superior accomodation on the right side of the resort. But despite this you still get value for money at Sand Sea. It's perfectly located with 2 lovely swimming pools. I can't relate to the comments about the staff being unfriendly at all. Everyone greeted us with smiles and hello's. They have created a kids club, free for guests, open from 9:30 till 4:30 which my 3 year old loved. The buffet breakfast is excellent (so ignore the moaners), no you don't get cheese (which is basically the only thing they don't offer) otherwise they cater for everyone and have a large selection. We ate twice in their restaurant, which is decent and you don't get sick of the view of railay beach which remains magnificent, just give the lobster a miss, we thought we have one bbq'd but we literally ate 2 pieces of flesh the size of a king prawn, a bit ridiculous given the cost of 1800 baht. The only 2 things which I did found off putting was the sewage smell every so often (but I think this is becoming a problem everywhere on Railay because of the increase in tourists) and secondly the amount of mosquito's in our bungalow (but the resort can't really do much about this but just make sure you bring and use your DET at night unless you want to wake up covered in bites!). Nevertheless, I would 'definitely' recommend this resort. It's especially fantastic for families and would ALWAYS choose this resort (and have a room looking a little tired) rather than staying in a 'posher' resort on east railay beach which is non comparable to the location of west railay beach!! Tip for the Sand Sea resort! Start checking guests who are using the beds around the pool etc because people are clearly coming in from other hotels/resorts and using your beds which means there aren't enough beds in the afternoon for paying guests!

This hotel has a great location just steps from the beach. The staff is wonderfully friendly and helpful. We had a late flight and the staff held our bags and let us stick around well after our check out time. They also helped us arrange transportation from Krabi airport and then to Phuket airport. They were total lifesavers and made us feel totally taken care of. The junior suite that we stayed in was fine. it was a little dated feeling, the water temperature fluctuated and the internet was very slow. However, the location and amenities made this a great hotel that I would definitely recommend. I would recommend staying on Railay West due to the nicer beach and the sunsets. The sunsets from the beach in front of the resort are stunning! I also got a massage in the on-site spa and it was very relaxing. Important note: there is no alcohol sold at this resort. We saw people BYOB to the restaurant and they have refrigerators in the room to put beer that you buy. It is easy enough to go to the store on the walking street to buy cheap beers but it is good to know before you stay here.

The hotel is a cheap one for railay west beach but worth the value for the great beach. We booked a superior bungalow, which is nothing luxury but a little private room, with a large bed and bathroom. The furniture is a bit tired but fine! It's expensive for Thailand but one of the cheapest on the west beach. Wifi rubbish in room but fine in the restaurant & pool area. Lovely pool & sunbeds right on the beach, with a fantastic view. Railay east has loads of fab bars and cheap restaurants so we walked to there most evenings. Breakfast was fine, a bit limited. We ate in the hotel for lunch once and it was nice. Getting there from the airport: there is a shuttle bus for ~150BHT which drops you at nam mao pier near so nang. If you say railay beach they will drop you there. Long tail boats leave frequently, cost about 200bht each and take about 15 mins to railay east pier which is a 5 min walk to the hotel and easily signposted.

Railay Beach, 192 Moo 5, Saithai Krabi Krabi

Ao Nang Beach is within a mile (2 km) of Sand Sea Resort, and other popular attractions like Nopparat Thara Beach are within a few miles (5 km). This 123-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. Centrally located in Krabi, the resort is also a short walk from West Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Sunset restaurant, the resort's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 123 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms and sitting areas. 30-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Refrigerators, free minibar items, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Sand Sea Resort have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and karaoke. There's free offsite parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 1500 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Junior Suite Cottage

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Grand (Grand Deluxe)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1401 reviews