I stayed at The Sands last week for a couple of nights with a group of friends and it was a lovely break. I was instantly impressed with the accommodation, facilitles and the very friendly staff. I stayed in a junior suite room which had pool access. The views were amazing and my friends and I had rooms next door to each other so it was a real luxury to just step out of bed and meet in the pool.
The beach there is also perfect and never seemed over crowded. I ate in both the Floating Market and the Talay restaurant. The food was beautiful and service faultless. I don't have kids of my own but noticed a very fun looking kids room which means mums and dads can have a bit of time on their own. I actually wanted to go in myself. Clay model painting anyone?!
Would definitley recommend this hotel.