This is our second year staying at this resort. Karon Sea Sands is the ultimate if you are planning to visit Phuket. In bullet point, here are SOME reasons why......
...Location, Location. Situated across the road from a fantastically clean beach. Karon is located between bustling Patong and Kata.
....Pool Access Rooms. Jumping into the sparkling and intimate swimming pool from your balcony is convenience at its best. AND there is a great pool bar serving cocktails all day. The size of the rooms are huge!! I have done the rounds of other resorts in both Patong and Karon, and you will be hard pressed to find anything to compare with the spaciousness. The bathroom actually has a bath and separate shower as well!! Rooms are tastefully decorated with just the right amount of Thai influence. And the beds??? Think king size and add another 15%!!! They are reasonably firm, but still comfortable. And the pillows are fluffy!!
...Breakfast. Very good variety. The dishes change most mornings. They have an egg bay where you can have eggs cooked in front of you, any way you would like them. My favourite is the omelette with the lot!!
...Staff and general feel. Both years we have stayed, the staff have been very friendly and helpful. They seem happy, which is a good indication that they enjoy working in their environment.
...Owner/Managing Director. Each Friday night Jaspal hosts a cocktail party for ALL guests. There is a band that plays music in the background, as well as delicious finger food and any drinks that you would like (including cocktails). Jaspal is an extremely hands on owner and is genuinely interested in critiques of the resort. He goes out of his way to talk to EVERY person who is at the cocktail party.
Conclusion...I am the type of person who analyses most things that come my way (a hazard of my occupation). I have high standards and expectations. Karon Sea Sands Resort is "the total package". It ticks every box that you could come up with. However, I WOULD say that if you are a family with children under 12, you may like to consider a resort that has more "child friendly" water slides etc. It is day 3 for us this time around. Today is Songkran, the Buddhist festival marking the Thai New Year. It is a massive water festival which we are looking forward to celebrating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa boasts beach front vistas of the spectacular azure waters of the Andaman Sea, endless expanses of golden sand and beaches and awe inspiring evening sunsets. We provide the perfect location & accommodation, offering our guests all the comforts & luxury they have come to expect from the minute they walk through our door. Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa offers a culturally diverse selection of dining options from intimate a la carte dining to room service and takeaway. Exercise in our fully equipped gymnasium, swim laps of our pool, enjoy relaxing massages & beauty treatments, inspire & develop your culinary skills by enrolling in one of our Thai or Indian cooking classes. At the end of the day, relax in our tropical surrounds enjoying a refreshing cocktail, listen to mood music from our resident entertainers as you watch a spectacular sunset and the closing of another day in paradise. Karon Sea Sands offers guests traditional Thai hospitality complimented with modern facilities & amenities. Our professional, experienced and courteous staff are on hand to look after your every need and to ensure that your stay with us is a pleasurable and memorable occasion. Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa, your ultimate resort destination, and we are in the right location! Situated on the south western seaboard between Kata and Patong, Karon is 60 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 15 minutes from Patong or a 30 minute drive to Phuket Town. Our resort is situated within easy walking distance of Karon’s shopping centers, markets, tourist attractions and nightlife venues. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Karon Sea Sands Resort And Spa
- Karon Sea Sands Hotel Karon
- Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa Phuket