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Sand Sea Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is perfect and the price is very reasonable for all of the amenities included. There is great a/c, balcony, workout room, spa onsite, restaurant, pool and it's right on the beach! It's close to night life, but far enough away to be quiet. The staff has been so helpful the entire time and I would absolutely stay here again!

There are good things about this place. They have a good breakfast buffet, the room service was good, the view from the pool to the beach is fantastic, the beach is nice... Sadly I spent the worse night of my trip here. I woke up multiple times during the night because of itching. I thought it was mosquitos so I tried to cover myself fully with the sheets. The itching was so extreme I felt on fire, so I woke up and put a wet towel in my chest (were I was bitten), itching prevented me from sleeping that night. When day light break through I counted 30 bites (!) in my chest. I could not believe it as I had no bites prior to that night. It all seemed too weird, so I started searching the mattress and I found bed bugs. I had never seen them before. I read about how bed bugs could be transported in fabric. I had already placed my bag and clothes on that bed the night prior, so basically every fabric item I had put on that bed could have bed bugs. This situation made the rest of my vacations very difficult as I had to change my plans and prioritize getting rid of those animals and eggs. I selected a t-shirt and shorts which I ran through hot water and dried with the hair drier, then used only those clothes until I cleaned everything else. Then, I placed everything in a black trash bag. Unfortunately for the next couple of days there was rain in the region, so I could not run the bag through sun heat. I left Railay beach in search of a laundromat, which was not easy to find. When I told the concierge about my situation she tried to brush it off, until I showed him the video and insisted this was really bad. I asked him to control that pest, but do not trust them as they seemed not too concerned and questioned me for "not contacting them on time when I was not able to sleep" as if that was the issue.

I'm very disappointed with Sand Sea Resort. I had a lot of problem without any assistence. I've booked 2 rooms to 5 people and one with extra bed. One night a friend slept in the removable bed and she woke up crying with a lot of ants for all over her body. She is allergic and we couldn't sleep anymore. We also had problem with our shower and we requested to fix but once again we had no answer. So we took cold shower every day. Lastly we had a umconfortable problem with the hotel travel agency and we tried to reach the hotel manager but he made us wait for so long and didn't give us a solution. Unfortunately this made such bad experience to me and my friends and we were counting down the time to get of from this hotel.

This place ticks ALL the boxes Affordable Good food Quiet and private rooms Close to everything Rooms were clean and had aircon The staff were very friendly and helpful Swimming pool was clean and refreshing Onsite massage 💆 was good although it was much cheaper in walking street (walk out onto the beach and turn left and about 25 meters away) Walking street had food and shops and tour booking places. If you continue along walking street until there is a fork in the road you then stick to the left. This takes you to Railay East street. Here are all the bars. You could be forgiven for think there is nothing to outside the hotel but there is so much more. Don't wait until the end of your trip to discover the rest of this place. If you are an early riser the east side of the island you can catch spectacular sunrises. You also get to all the action on this side. You can relax and do nothing the whole trip or you can get adventurous and do everything. The Phrangan Cave and beach is super cool. Also make sure you go when the tide is low so you can check out the cave you can only get to at low tide. Super cool. Also the walk there is through stalagmites and stalagtites. Access to the view point is up this way... it is through what looks like a mudslide. There is ripe to help you up. Where good shoes. Be SUPER CAREFUL. This also gets you access a lagoon. Again super careful the week before we arrived there had been three major life threatening accidents from people falling. We missed Diamond Cave and saw photos after we left. OMG!! I wish we had have gone there. You only have to pay a small national park entrance fee. Don't miss this one like we did. I think I want to return just to go and see this place. As for adventure... this is the place to rock climb. No matter what your experience there is rock climbing for beginners to expert levels. The cliffs are out of this world. Even just to look at it is jaw dropping. GETTING THERE: Railay is not accessible by car. The dramatic and rugged landscape / limestone Cliffs cut it off from the rest of the world. You need to get there from Ao Nang peer to get to Sand Sea Resort and catch a long tail boat. At time of writing this review the cost was 100 baht per person. The only disappointment I had was making this our first stop. It was a great place to land and find ourselves however everywhere else we went we were disappointed because this place was so beautiful 😍 Another tip. If you are staying for a week. Hi to Koh phi phi for a night and find a longtail boat to take you on a tour instead of the tour company ones if you don't want to go to beaches completely packed with tourists, it will be cheaper this even with accomodation if there is two or more people and you can get them to take you to more secluded places. Otherwise try to get the early bird tours. We were disappointed with Maya Beach the water was polluted with SO MUCH PLASTIC and soooooo many boats and tourists. It was really sad actually. Anyway I hope this helps. Enjoy your stay 👌💃🏻 Oh and have your camera and self stock ready for the sunset 🌅 right on the beach in front of Sand Sea Resort for the most magical sunset I have ever seen 🙌

Absolutely beautiful and relaxing place😎Recommended Satisfied✔️ Expectation 100% Reality 90% First, travelling- we didn't expect that much that it was too far from Ao Nang long tail boat and walk going to Sand Sea resort even we just walk nobody fetch us to accompany us. Second, Reception- if we need something we need their help like socket from charger just to lend us or borrow us or I suggest have extra socket for charger in the room because not all phones are same socket here in thailand. And please be good and smile especially in the reception😇 Third- room accommodation. Aircon is not working but lucky even its too late in the evening somebody can fix the AC. It was awesome stay here in Sand Sea esp the food and place..

We stayed at the Sand Sea Resort for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. They had two pools and we loved the individual bungalows. The bathrooms could use updating, but they were spacious so we weren't complaining. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. The buffet breakfast was a nice spread. The location couldn't have been better and the price was terrific!

Great View with pool right on the beach. Breakfast buffet on the Beach, good food. This hotel is on the beach in one of the worlds nicest beaches. The rooms were very dated, we had 2 rooms: broken floors, furniture, old toilet, room amenities not stocked, heavily water stained shower tiles (I think the hotel is slowly updating rooms). The staff wasn't that friendly, the tour desk was useless, rude even, they basically told us just to find one on the street. No Alcohol was a surprise not listed on there website, even advertised free mini bar daily (Its Grape Fanta and a bag of chips), with such a nice beach a tropical drink would have been great. Lobby has good wifi, rooms are slow and spotty, good for email or text, dont expect to skyp. All photos on there website where very accurate except the rooms. Raily has 3 sides, the east beach, west beach, and the pier side, better then the pier side. Raily is beautiful and it was a great trip but with several hotel options just next door I would chose a different one.

One of three very similar resort hotels on West Railay Beach - definitely the most beautiful location in the whole Krabi area -; there is also a 5-star, but it costs four times as much. Pleasant bungalows, albeit a little dated, lots of trees and shrubs (vs the other two competitors, a bit overbuilt), two swimming pools, and the restaurant straight on the beach. Good Thai and Western food, nice staff. Good transport (by van, tuktuk, boat, and finally electric car) from and to Krabi airport. We'll go back.

Overall we had a really nice and clean room. The staff were all extremely friendly as well, except that they didn't really offer to help us find a boat off the beach, which we were kinda disappointed by as that is the only way to leave Railay. We also arrived in Krabi super late at night and it was quite hard for us to find the resort from the Railay dock due to lack of signage to the hotel. The omelettes at breakfast were out of this world!!! You think they're making them wrong, but just have a bit of faith. Seeing as we stayed here about a week, however, the breakfast became tired, fast! The one thing they don't tell you is that the property is owned by Muslims, who have decided not to sell any alcohol or pork on the property. You can bring alcohol fine, but you cannot order a cocktail from your lounge chair on the beach or while lounging by the pool, which was a big disappointment for me. I don't wanna be mixing a cocktail myself, like cmon it's a vacation! So the breakfast was also affected by this fact as there was no bacon or ham or sausage. From time to time they had chicken bacon, etc. But it just isn't the same, is it? The breakfast also had really bizzare options from day to day like lasagna or rose cream pasta. There weren't any traditional Thai dishes offered at breakfast, however, which made the pasta options even weirder. Anyways~ I do recommend a stay here because Railay is just paradise, but I think a 2-3 night stay is more than enough.

The resort is right on the west railay beach, which was a must when I was booking. There pool was also very nice. Service was always good, rooms large and clean! Definitely recommend. Can't comment on the restaurant as I never ate at it, but it would have a real nice view for the sunset!

Railay Beach, 192 Moo 5, Saithai Krabi Krabi

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 2 outdoor pools

Sand Sea Resort places you next to West Railay Beach and within a 10-minute walk of Phra Nang Beach. This 123-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. Located in central Krabi, the resort is also near Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara 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 1605 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

Deluxe Bungalow

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

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 1463 reviews