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Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

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Excellent

4,605 reviews

4,605 reviews

Beach98
Housekeeping67
Breakfast43
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 30 meters to the beach
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Railay Beach

30 m

Hot Rock

50 m

minimart

120 m

King Climbers

330 m

Phra Nang Beach

400 m

Popular landmarks
Phra Nang Cave

750 m

Ao Nang Beach

2.1 km

Noppharathara Beach

3.9 km

Poda Island

5.0 km

Tup Island

6.3 km

Closest landmarks
SOS Railay Clinic

220 m

Shooting Range

250 m

Phra Nang Nai Cave

510 m

Lagoon

570 m

Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai)

580 m

2021

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

192 Moo 5, Saitai, Muang Krabi Thailand 81000, Railay, Krabi, Thailand, 81000 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Railay part of Krabi, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Poda Island as well as Ao Nang Beach nearby. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

110 meters to Railay Beach

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Spa

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Krabi every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center18. Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
Distance to airport18.5 km

Rooms available at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Grand Deluxe King Bed
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Junior Suite Cottage
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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One-Bedroom Villa with Bath
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Air Conditioning Bungalow
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom Villa Double Bed
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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One Bedroom Villa Twin Beds
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Garden View Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Grand Deluxe Building Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1500 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Krabi with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 350 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. International cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte and buffet during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can special events be hosted at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering, wireless internet, in-house planning, event decoration, audio-visual equipment and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations, food and beverage and flower petals are available upon request.

What is the smoking policy at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s neighborhood is Railay which includes popular restaurants such as Flame Tree, Samonsi Pad Thai By CoCo 2004 and Summer Fresh @ Railay Beach.

What are popular attractions near Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s location in the Railay neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Tham Phra Nang Nai.

What popular beaches are close to Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s Railay neighborhood also includes PhraNang Cave Beach, Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)?

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)’s nearby natural sights include Phra Nang Cave, Shooting Range and Phra Nang Nai Cave located in the same Railay area.

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What people love about Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Lots of breakfast options, on the beach."

    kim

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    June 14, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "With lower expectations, I would still choose this resort again!"

    Jason

    |

    June 13, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staffs are friendly."

    Kiet

    |

    June 11, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 935 Krabi properties
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Location score
9.1/10
Room size
43 sqm.
Room comfort score
7.8/10
Cheapest price score
Better than
96
%
of Krabi properties
Bigger than
85
%
of Krabi properties
Better than
81
%
of Krabi properties
Better than
78
%
of Krabi properties
Overall rating:

8

Excellent
4,605 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.6
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
Breakfast, cold rooms the option to kayak.
Micheal from Thailand
Solo traveler
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More about Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus)

Get into the excitement of all great offerings in Krabi as well as its surrounding adventures with a stay at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Grab some beach time with a stay at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus), just 2.5 km from Ao Nang Beach.
The range of services provided by Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the resort's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the resort's easy to book transportation services. The resort provides car hire services to help you find what you want in Krabi.
Parking is available and free, provided by the resort for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful resort, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's ticket service and tours. The resort's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Some small or last-minute needs can be quickly fulfilled by the convenience stores without having to leave the resort. The resort is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The resort provides blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The resort also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms. Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the resort. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) caters to its guests varied dietary restrictions with cuisine types such as halal available.
Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the resort's karaoke rooms and bar. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. The resort's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, hot tub and spa. The many offerings at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the resort's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like canoes made available at Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus). Have some easy fun and maybe meet others while playing recreation activities such as horse riding.
In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the hiking trails in the resort. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Krabi has to offer. Spend a day on an ocean adventure with an easy trip to Poda Island located 4.9 km away.


Reasons to stay here

This resort's food and dining score higher than 85% of accommodations in the city.
This resort scores higher than 95% of accommodations in the city for its location.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 81% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Beach

213 mentions

Swimming Pool

136 mentions

Breakfast

133 mentions

Food & Dining

57 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Exercise area
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot tub
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Hair salon
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Daily cleaning
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Lock box in room
  • Mini bar
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Sunset restaurant

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, European
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
192 Moo 5, Saitai, Muang Krabi Thailand 81000, Railay, Krabi, Thailand, 81000
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
    18.5 km
  • Phuket International Airport (HKT)
    59.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • SOS Railay Clinic
    220 m

Shopping

  • Ao Nang Night Market
    4.0 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Railay Beach
    30 m
  • Phra Nang Cave
    750 m
  • Ao Nang Beach
    2.1 km
  • Noppharathara Beach
    3.9 km
  • Poda Island
    5.0 km
  • Tup Island
    6.3 km
  • Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
    15.8 km
  • Hong Islands
    43.7 km
  • Emerald Pool (Sa Morakot)
    48.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Railay Beach
    30 m
  • Hot Rock
    50 m
  • minimart
    120 m
  • SOS Railay Clinic
    220 m
  • Shooting Range
    250 m
  • King Climbers
    330 m
  • Phra Nang Beach
    400 m
  • Tex Rock Climbing
    450 m
  • Fullmoon Tour 2
    450 m
  • Real Rocks Climbing School & Shop
    490 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property does not serve alcohol.
  • A baby cot is available at no additional charge for children aged 0 to 4.
  • Children 5-11 years old will be charged THB 175 for breakfast when using existing bed. The breakfast fee will be payable upon departure.
    Children 5-11 years old will be charged THB 900 with extra bed included. The extra fee will be payable upon departure.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee1500 THB
  • Distance from city center18. Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)350 THB
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 THB

The property

  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 123
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1993
  • Most recent renovation2012

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 THB
Property announcements

To reach the property, a compulsory boat transfer needs to be arranged. Kindly contact the property for more details.

Reviews of Sand Sea Resort (SHA Extra Plus) from real guests

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Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.6
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service7.5
Value for money7.7
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9.2
Exceptional
JT from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Pleasant Place”

My wife and I went to Railay beach for the first time. The Sand Sea Resort is perfectly located on Railay, its on the best part of the beach and right on the sand. The Thai landscaping and views are just awesome. The breakfast and breakfast location was simply breathtaking on the beach. Take your camera to breakfast. We stayed two nights and it was a wonderful stay with very nice people no matter where we went on the beach. Some other buttet points that may help someone else decide on their trip: * At Sand Sea they charged us an additional 700THB for my wifes sister who was on holiday with us. Included a bed and breakfast which was ok with us. * The bathroom at Sand Sea doesnt have A/C. But it does have mosquito screens. Big bathroom in the Deluxe. * Be prepared to shoulder your bags, walk in the sea to the boat that will take you to Railay Beach. Then same for getting off the boat. About a 10 minute ride. * The Sand Sea doesnt serve alcohol. But you can walk 30 seconds next door and get all you want. * Our A/C unit in our room Wasnt working too well but they added freon and had it cooling wonderful within an hour after our checkin. * This is not a party beach. Restaurants close at 11:00pm. There is no loud pumping music with disco's that we saw or heard. This beach is relatively quiet at night. * For a massage walk down walking street and on the left there is one place with A/C and it cost 350THB for one hour oil massage. To travel to Koh Phi Phi Island from Railay costs 400 THB and takes close to 2 hours on a ferry boat. Can book this at Railay. Enjoy! JT & Nadia

Reviewed April 22, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Rezwan from Bangladesh
Family with young children
Deluxe Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Enjoy sand and sea with great hospitality”

Though you can't reach the resort directly by road (No resorts on Railay beach can be accessed directly by road from Krabi mainland), you can enjoy a really good time here on the lovely beaches of Railay. The resort is just on the Railay West beach. Easily accessible from Railay East beach and Pier. You can also well spend your time on the Phra Nang beach. Rock climbing, canoeing, sun bathing, Island hopping are common activities you can find here. The staffs here are very caring and supportive. The resort has two pools, which are also great. neat and clean place to relax. They have very interesting and comfortable transport service from Krabi Airport to resort and vice versa. Their front desk is also very supportive. I mistakenly done booking for only two adults. They later accommodated my two kids with extra bed and necessary breakfast option with reasonable charges. I would recommend others to have their stay at Sand Sea resort while in Krabi.

Reviewed December 31, 2018

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9.7
Exceptional
Andrew from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Grand Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in September 2014

Ultimate paradise beach resort”

Family friendly, beach location, great rooms

I am hesitant to give this place the outstanding review it deserves because we don't want to encourage others to go. The last thing this paradise needs is thousands of tourists. The fact is, it is not a tourist resort. It is way off the beaten track, only accessible by long tail boat and it is not the sort of place you visit for your summer holidays. It is a travellers resort, populated by people who know Asia, and who have travelled extensively in Thailand. It is not Phuket, Krabi or Pattaya. It is way beyond those places in terms of stunning views, world-class beaches and a general feeling of total relaxation. It is not a party place(unless you make your own party), it is ideal for families with young children or couples who want to some peace and tranquillity. We picked the Sand Sea resort more or less at random from the half dozen places in Railay. We got lucky because from the outside at least this is the best place to stay. We jumped off the boat, waded up the beach straight into reception. It was amazing. We booked the super deluxe room, in the two storey (new) buildings and I recommend this unless you are a couple or a solo backpacker. The cottages look charming and romantic but they also look a bit old and tried. The rooms in the blocks were first class. Modern, clean, huge and with a very generous balcony. The furnishings all looked brand new. The hotel has good facilities, great pool and beach side restaurant. The food was excellent, particularly the Thai cuisine, which was as good as we have tasted anywhere in Thailand. The inclusive breakfast was more than adequate. The staff were so warm, welcoming and helpful. We have 2 small kids but not once did we feel we were a nuisance or unwelcome. So in summary please don’t go there. We want to go back time and again and enjoy the sparsely populated beach and pool and restaurants and bars.

Reviewed September 25, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Martin from Australia
Family with young children
Junior Suite Cottage
Stayed 6 nights in September 2015

Great family-friendly resort in beautiful location”

Great location with a beautiful leafy setting, very convenient services and two nice pools!

Our family with 2 young toddlers (3 & 18mth) had a great week at Sand Sea Resort in Krabi, mid September. We landed in Bangkok at 2pm on a Tuesday and thought we'd have to stay the night before going to Railay. Thanks to SSR's airport transfer, we were able to get a flight to Krabi airport at 7pm and were met by SSR staff and taken all the way to our hotel room! Yay, an extra day at the beach. The resort opens out right onto the beach with easy access to Walking Street and East Railay. Every day begins with a great buffet breakfast allowing you to enjoy the view and the breeze. After the beach the pool is also great for kids with lots of shade. The restaurant offers a wide variety of meals to cater for all tastes, the resort has a small mini mart, post service, kayak rental, towels for your use changed with the bedsheets every day! A few things for parents to note: - There is no gate around the pool (or any other parts of the resort) - There are many stray cats and dogs on the beach that are placid but still probably haven't had their rabies shots. Our 18 month old was obsessed with them. - It's very hard to find milk in Raialy - try Walking Street, but it's very expensive. Maybe pack some UHT from home? - As everything comes to Railay by boat, you have limited choices and prices are much higher. - The aircon seems to have one setting: cold. The staff were generally very friendly (to our girls at least) and were reasonably good at communicating. My Thai sucks so I think they do very well! But we had a great time and highly recommend this resort.

Reviewed September 15, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Darcy from United States
Group
Stayed 5 nights in October 2013

Nice Stay in Railay”

Beautiful pool, great location, good food

We chose Sand Sea after reading reviews here on Trip Advisor, and seeing it was one of the cheapest hotels on Railay West. I have nothing but positive things to say about this hotel! The location on Railay West is perfect, with beautiful beach out front and an easy walk over to Railay East. The hotel grounds themselves are well-maintained, and the hotel pool is beautiful. We stayed in a deluxe bungalow, and our friend stayed in a superior bungalow. Both rooms were clean, with good AC and comfortable beds. The hotel restaurant was pretty good, serving both international and Thai cuisine. We found the staff to be quite helpful, answering our questions and providing shuttle service over to Railay East on the day we left. Yes, you do have to take a longtail boat and walk through some water with your bag when you arrive and depart - this is true of all the hotels in Railay. One of the beautiful things about Railay is the lack of development and huge commercial pier! We loved Railay and I would absolutely stay here again!

Reviewed October 31, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Darcy from United States
Couple
Deluxe Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 5 nights in October 2013

Great Stay in Railay”

Perfect location, beautiful pool, good restaurant

We chose Sand Sea after reading reviews here on Trip Advisor, and seeing it was one of the cheapest hotels on Railay West. I have nothing but positive things to say about this hotel! The location on Railay West is perfect, with beautiful beach out front and an easy walk over to Railay East. The hotel grounds themselves are well-maintained, and the hotel pool is beautiful. We stayed in a deluxe bungalow, and our friend stayed in a superior bungalow. Both rooms were clean, with good AC and comfortable beds. The hotel restaurant was pretty good, serving both international and Thai cuisine. We found the staff to be quite helpful, answering our questions and providing shuttle service over to Railay East on the day we left. Yes, you do have to take a longtail boat and walk through some water with your bag when you arrive and depart - this is true of all the hotels in Railay. One of the beautiful things about Railay is the lack of development and huge commercial pier! We loved Railay and I would absolutely stay here again!

Reviewed October 31, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Debra from South Africa
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Comfortable chalets in well-priced budget resort”

Located directly on lovely sandy beach, no need to travel further

From the Airport there are 2 travel routes you can take using the airport bus (apart from taking the Hotel bus). The shorter route is get off at Ao Nam Mao pier then the longtail boat directly to Railay East beach, just 10 minutes. From Railay East beach you walk across the islet and on the other side turn right and walk into Sand&Sea (about a 10 minute walk on a cement pathway). I recommend the longer route which the better method to get to the Sand&See because it is more enjoyable & scenic & and less effort when lugging suitcases. Disembark at Ao Nang, wait for the local longboat which leaves only when 8 people are available. While waiting you can eat at the local beach restaurant – not a punishment as the food is delicious. The boat drops you off at Railay West beach right in front of Sand&See. Lovely visuals on arriving. Note that when you get off the longboat you are getting into knee-high sea water so wear plastic sandal shoes and clothes that you can roll up. West Railay beach is a lovely sandy beach all day long. East Railway is basically a mangrove beach with mushy ground & daily tidal ebbes - not fit for beach activities.

Reviewed November 30, 2012

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8.8
Excellent
Nadya-Lee from Canada
Couple
Grand Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Good location on West Railay”

We really enjoyed our stay at Sand and Sea resort. We were very happy with our choice to stay in West Railay. Although its a 5 minute walk from East to West Railay, it was really nice to have a beautiful beach right by the resort. There isnt really a beach in East Railay. The hotel itself was great. We booked a grand deluxe room. Our first room was at the other end of the resort on the first floor with a view of an air-conditionner. Luckily (I guess) the room at ants in it. After a few phone calls, they switched us to a room on the second floor with a much prettier view and closer to the beach (and no ants!). The staff is not super welcoming or warm, but they get the job done... The pool is nice, there is a small convenient stoor and a place to rent kayaks at the resort. The restaurant is also good. Breakfast is ok, big spread but food was often cold. There is no alcool on at the hotel, but you can purchase some next door. Very much recommend for a little getaway in Railay!

Reviewed May 05, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Hitesh from India
Couple
Deluxe Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

Superb location, awesome experience..must visit”

location of the hotel, food at thd restaurant, very friendly and supportive staff(chollatte the front desk manager and the bell boy saman were both very impressive)

It was a superb experience, the location of this hotel is the best among all the hotels in railay...infact the dropp off and pick up point of all the long tail and speed boats is the sand sea hotel on the beach which makes it the most convenient location on railay west beach since sea is the only mode of transport to the west railsy...the hotel staff was very attentive and helpful...specially chollette the front desk manager and the bell boy saman were very impressive...all category rooms(i checked all categories) including the basic ones were very well maintained and very spacious...you have a free internet excess throughout the hotel...there is a minimart within the hotel premisis...an amazing spa facility....and one of the best restaurants for food in the railay(though the service at the restaurant was disappointing).... No room service and alcohol free hotel are the two biggest drawback if the hotel...

Reviewed January 25, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Samantha from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Grand Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 6 nights in April 2017

Fantastic holiday”

I extremely enjoyed my time at Sand Sea resort. It is the first time I have been to Thailand and I am very happy that I chose Sand Sea as my hotel choice. The room I selected, Grand deluxe suite, was absolutely fabulous. It was clean and very spacious, especially for me as a solo traveller. The hotel staff were very friendly and extremely attentive when I reported the broken curtain pole, which was fixed promptly within 20-30 minutes. The room was cleaned daily and any towels replaced as required. The hotel provided complimentary water, juice, pop and crisps, which I was very grateful for. The only negative thing I can say is the TV channels were not very clear, but this really is not too much of a negative. I am on my holidays and have access to a TV every other week of the year, so I really do not want to be sitting inside watching the TV. I definitely recommend this accommodation. It is very close to everything on resort and the transfers to the airport were very well organised and efficient. There are 2 pools one looking over the beach and another (which was the quieter pool) towards the back. Something for all preferences.

Reviewed April 22, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Ramon from Norway
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

What a perfect place!”

Beach! Bungalows! Lagoon!

Loved it. I can't believe it's only three stars. The food is terrible (literally the worst we had on our entire three week trip), but who cares when you can do a cartwheel on the beach and be in a different restaurant already?! We stayed in Koh Lanta first, which was okay, but if you're going to Krabi and want the perfect beach vacation, go to Railay and stay at Sand Sea Resort. Good value for money and in such a beautiful location. We got off the longtail boat and thought we had to trek for a while to get there but it was right in front of us. There are plenty of small excursions to adventure on and to occupy your stay for a week. I wish we had stayed longer.

Reviewed January 04, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Vladislav from Moldova
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

Lovely hotel & Great location”

Location, location, location!!!

We enjoyed very much our 3 days at Sand Sea Resort. The location was great for married couple or couples with children. The staff is very polite and friendly. If you are looking for a fun nightlife you should look for different place. There are some restaurants and travel agencies 10 min walk from the Sand Sea Resort. Make sure you don't eat at the Diamond Cave restaurant … we got sick there/food poisoned and 1 day of our vacation was ruined. The owner of the restaurant refused to reimburse 500 Baht($17) when I proved him that we got sick after eating a meal in his restaurant. In rest we had great vacation on Railay beach, Krabi!

Reviewed March 01, 2011

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9.2
Exceptional
Matthew from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Air Conditioning Bungalow
Stayed 6 nights in December 2020

Great hotel on Railay West”

I usually stay on Railay East as it is far better value, but there are some unbelievable deals on at the moment. Very impressed with Sand Sea, 1 minute walk to the beach/pool from my room, which was nice and clean. Staff very nice who organised boats even though we left on different days. They don't serve alcohol at the resort which is a little odd, however they are completely fine with you bringing in beers from outside and drinking by the pool. The minimart on Walking Street is only a 2-3 minute walk, so rather than a disaster this ended up being a blessing as it saved us a lot of money from the usual hotel bar rip-off prices! I would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed December 18, 2020

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7.7
Very good
Ann from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Family friendly, fabulous location, no alcohol”

Conveniently located on West Railay Beach, good restaurant, nice pool, quiet

Previous reviewers have done a pretty comprehensive job of outlining the details of this hotel, so I'll just offer my review as a list of Pros & Cons. PROS - The resort is literally RIGHT on West Railay Beach (much more beautiful than Railay East), meaning easy access when you get off the longtail boat and great views of the sunset! - Bungalows are nice and (mostly) very private. Nice drying rack outside to hang wet clothes and swimsuits - Staff were very nice and friendly upon check-in, even though we were probably tracking in sand from the beach, as we had just disembarked from a longtail boat. They serve you a nice, cool welcome drink at reception upon checking in. - Wireless signal is good, but only in the lobby, pool, and restaurant area. There is no wireless in the rooms. - Food at the beachfront restaurant was delicious (try the green veggie curry!) and reasonably priced. Service wasn't bad, but not terribly attentive either. CONS - Tons of mosquitoes. I don't know if that is a function of being in Railay, or just the hotel, but I got more mosquitoes bi at Sand Sea resort than I did in all of our 9 days in Thailand. - We stayed at one of the cheaper, no A/C, fan-only bungalows on the left side of the resort (facing away from West Railay beach). These are noticeably shabbier compared to the Deluxe bungalows across the path. A/C wasn't necessary in January, but would definitely be so in the summer months. - There was no shower curtain in the bathroom, which is silly because water gets all over the bathroom floor. How much would it cost to install a flimsy shower rod and curtain? Seriously. - What is up with the inventory list for *every* item in the resort? Wastebasket and wicker folder included. Do people regularly knick lamps from the resort? Way to make your guests feel welcome! - No alcohol but they do let you bring your own alcohol in at meals if you so choose

Reviewed February 04, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
ANANYO from India
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in February 2011

Cheapest hotel on West Railay beach”

Location, Food, Spa, quiet place, comfortable, professional staff

Sand Sea resort is located on West Railay beach. West Railay is the best place for staying in that region of Krabi. It is less congested than Ao Nang, less populated and less noisy than East Railay. The best thing is, West Railay is best for swimming while East Railay is not fit for swimming. This hotel is the cheapest in West Railay.

Reviewed February 07, 2011

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8.8
Excellent
Zakery from United States
Couple
Junior Suite Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Fantastic Location/No Beer ”

I was very impressed with Sand Sea Resort. If you come from Ao Nang pier it is a short water trek to the front desk right on the beach. The resort is on the West Beach (The better side for beaches) and a short walk to the east side where you will find most of the restaurants and bars. The check in process was easy and I love those little welcome drinks. The bellmen drive golf carts to get you to your room with you luggage. Something not really needed if you book a room close to the pool near the front desk. I highly recommend this. While you are close to the front desk and there is a little more foot traffic, you are also right next to the beach. Some of the other units deeper on the property would not have felt as connected to the beach. We stayed in a Junior Suite Cottage and it was spacious and clean. The jacuzzi tub was a nice touch and consistent with Thailand the shower and toilet are open in the bathroom. The resort does not sell alcohol. Arriving late in a storm, I was looking to have a beer so the lack of alcohol was a little bit of a disappointment. That being said there are many markets in the area that sell beer and your room has a refrigerator so its an easy fix. While I did not eat at the restaurant in the hotel I did notice people with wine and beer so I am assuming that it is a BYOB or corkage fee situation. We had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend it to friends and family. It should be noted that I shopped around for this hotel and Agoda was half the price of other travel sites (32USD/Night) and this was for the larger room . Traveled Late October 2016

Reviewed November 07, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Vanessa from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Grand Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Mid range resort with good sunset view”

There's the east coast of Railay with the backpacking crowd (and some new-ish resorts now trying to gentrify the place), and there's the west coast with 4 resorts, the most expensive one being right at the end of the row. But Sand Sea is a decent resort sharing the same view as the super exxy one (sunset view is amazing, and it's free!), the hotel has 2 pools and we preferred the one at the back which is more secluded and less used, the rooms are clean and spacious, toiletries and amenities are well provided, and the staff are helpful. The breakfast was reasonable, nothing fancy, chicken bacon/sausage, fried rice/veg, potatoes and pancakes for the hot section, 3 kinds of cereals and yoghurt on the other side, fresh fruit and salad, and an egg station. Enough to get you going for the day. Would stay again for value and location.

Reviewed June 26, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Nicholas from Germany
Family with young children
Grand Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

Would stay again in a heartbeat”

Location, pools, service

Sand sea was probably the nicest hotel we stayed at in Thailand. We mostly look for cheaper places but with our luggage and 2 babies we decided to take this place because of the location. Turns out we weren't the only ones, there were at least 4 or 5 families with babies or toddlers every night at this resort. The hotel was set up well for small kids and of course everyone else. As mentioned by other reviewers there are budget friendly eats within 5 minutes walk. The resort provided bottled water every day there are also several shops on railway east selling water and beer for half price of railway west if you are on a budget Internet speed is good and there are two movie channels on tv. Are only complaint was the smell of sewage/gas if your room is at the back of the property. The smell was really strong outside and occasionally crept in the room.

Reviewed November 26, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Carissa from United States
Couple
Grand Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

Great Value on Railay West!”

Updated room, great food, beautiful surroundings

We loved Sand Sea! The new deluxe bungalows are very nice and updated, though you cannot get one by the pool. We had some trouble with hot water but with hot weather it's not a huge deal. There was some construction near the beachfront pool which was unfortunate, but there is a beautiful and serene pool with great views in the back left of the resort. The Internet by the lobby beach was very reliable. The tour office can arrange reservations, but their prices for transfers are terrible. Go to Railay East for that.

Reviewed June 05, 2013

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9.2
Exceptional
Conrad from Australia
Couple
Grand Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 9 nights in July 2017

Fantastic Service”

Forget the amazing shower (rare for Railay!), super efficient service, the HUGE beds, the two beautiful swimming pools and the general aesthetic, what really set Sand Sea apart for us was the phenomenal service and care of the staff. We both got sick during our stay (standard risk for Thailand) and our housekeeper NamWaan took amazing care of us. She kept us stocked with extra towels and emergency toiletries, topped up our complimentary snacks when we couldn't leave to get food, offered helpful local advice for faster recovery once we started getting better, checked in to make sure we were ok, and even came to work early on our last day to say goodbye and see us off. When does that ever happen! Most resorts are pretty, and many are professional, but Sand Sea *cared* for us in a way that is truly rare, and guarantees that we'll be coming back again!

Reviewed July 28, 2017

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