Escaping Krabi – Sand Sea Resort Review


From the hordes of tourists to the honking taxies that come with them, my first visit to Krabi was a surprise. Gone were the things I loved about my time in Koh Tao and Koh Samui. This left me wanting out. Thankfully I found solitude while writing this Sand Sea Resort review, my Railay Beach escape.

Where it’s at

Located a short 20-minute long tail boat ride away from Ao Nang, the Sand Sea Resort is easily accessible yet secluded. Although Railay Beach is on the mainland, it is only reachable by boat. This gives it that island feel that I enjoyed with my time in Koh Tao and Koh Samui yet it is significantly easier to reach. The Sand Sea Resort is located on West Railay Beach with check in steps from where your Long tail drops you off.

Sand Sea Resort Review

Choice Rooms

From the beach, the Sand Sea Resort looks modest. Hidden within the lush jungle are 123 rooms that range from bungalows to cottages. Our room was completed in 2012 and offers a modern and clean design with a large porch – perfect for unwinding from a completely stress-free day.

Other villas and cottages offer a more traditional beach vibe:

Choice Amenities

The Sand Sea Resort offers plenty for those looking to unwind or windup. The pool (1 of 2) is my favorite feature at the Sand Sea Resort as it offered ocean views and plenty of shade or sun. This is coming from someone who doesn’t typically enjoy pool time so trust me, that is saying a lot.

Sand Sea Resort Review

Sand Sea Resort Review

Also on site at the Sand Sea Resort is an open air spa with beach views and ocean breezes. Below that is a tour office that can book everything from rock climbing to scuba diving. They can also get you to the “beach.”

Sand Sea Resort Review

Sand Sea Resort Review


Although the Sand Sea Resort is only accessible by boat, Railay Beach it is a popular tourist destination as there is much to see and do. Located minutes from Sand Sea Resort you will find rock climbing, trekking, and Phra Nang Beach – known for its cave cut out and shrines for fertility.

Choose Sand Sea Resort

For seclusion from Krabi yet close to it all, a stay at Railay Beach can’t be beat. Hopefully, this Sand Sea Resort review helps you get there. The possibility to do as little or as much as you want is appealing and the modern rooms make it comfortably the West Railay Beach choice accommodation.

Sand Sea Resort Review

 Sand Sea Resort Review Good to Know

Room Rate: Start at 3,328 THB
Includes: Beach and pool access, wifi, amazing sunsets.
Don’t Miss: pool time and the sunsets!

What say you?
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Although I was provided a complimentary stay while writing this Sand Sea Resort Review,
the experience, opinions, and Krabi escape was my own.

So how does this resort rank?

10 Comfort
9 Character
10 Location
10 Value
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