4 of us have just returned from 8 nights at the Sands Khao Lak. This is a beautiful resort right on the beach. Everything was so very clean. The staff were amazing. We had an issue with a leaking shower in one of the rooms so the very next morning we were all upgraded to 2 beautiful rooms right near the beach. The food was great. 2 of the guests had stayed at other hotels in Khao Lak but said The Sands was by far the best.