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Amber Sands Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 107 Ko Chang B&B and Inns
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“fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

what can i say pure luxury. Wonderful hosts couldnt do enough. Food fantastic the best i have had in Thailand. Would love to go back a hidden gem

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed, in April, one week with our 3 kids in one superior bungalow, and what can we say…
Location on the beach is amazing, (each bungalow has a seaview), and the colors in the sky during the sunset are beautiful (ok, you don’t have the direct sunset, but you will easily forget it !). The bungalows are large, clean and arranged with a lot of taste. The garden and the surroundings (full of flowers and coconut trees) are beautifully maintained (congratulation to the gardener, great job) . The swimming pool is just perfect. The resort staff is doing a wonderful job and everybody was very, very nice. The food is just great, served on a beautiful wooden terrace just on the beach… Do you need anything more ? In that case, Julian will do his best to help, and he’s doing a great job with the guests and with the staff. Again… what more would you need ? Amber Sands was just the perfect place for us to take some rest during our long travel in Asia. We rented a motorbike to go to White Sands beach and enjoy the sea (the beautiful beach in front of the resort is not the best to swim in). Thanks again to Julian and to all of the staff !

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stayed here over a Thai long-weekend, when the queue for the car ferry was 3 hours long and we expected to be sharing the beach with hoardes of holiday-makers. Fortunately, Amber Sands was a haven, on the quiet East coast of Ko Chang - you wouldn't have known that the island was crawling. We had the beach practically all to ourselves (there is another small resort next door, but otherwise just a few scattered houses) and there were no speedboats, jet skis or long tails breaking the calm. This is just the perfect place to settle with a good book in the beach hut overlooking the sea. While the beach is a bit rocky at low tide, it was perfect for kayaking (there's one to borrow), the sea is calm, and we could have gone on a snorkelling or diving day trip had we wanted. We also borrowed bicycles for a short ride.

The food at the restaurant was tasty and generously portioned, and the honesty bar system is a nice touch. There aren't really any other restaurants (or bars/shops) within walking distance so it's a good thing that the hotel restaurant is pleasant! The bed was super comfy and the bungalow was a generous size. Julian and Cheryl were very welcoming hosts, and we truly had a lovely, relaxing (albeit too-short) stay at Amber Sands.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Amber Sand Beach is a family-owned hotel which provide guests a peaceful and quiet environment. Room is built in a cottage-style and all have a beach view.

For those who need to ESCAPE from noisy environment surrounded by pub and bar, this hotel is highly recommended. Room and its built-in restroom are clean and nicely decorated. Pool,lobby and its landscape are also beautifully designed.

Breakfast sets are also very nice for those who like western menu.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lodi, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

I don't think words can describe enough the perfection of Amber Sands .... it took us 5 minutes there to forget more than 24 hours of travelling, from Italy to Koh Chang.. It's like arriving to your private heaven, and our kids were so happy!
Everything, from the garden, to the bungalows, to the restaurant, is taken care of with an exquisite taste, Julian and Cheryl really know how to make people comfortable from the first moment and are ALWAYS there for any need you may have.
White Sand Beach and all the other beaches are easily accessible by taxi, so we also went around the island, but as all the other travellers said, every time we couldn't wait to go back to "our place", to go back "home" and enjoy a cold Chang by the pool !!!
We were travelling with two kids, 3 and 5 years old and they loved every single thing there, the pool, the beach, the hammock, free to play barefoot all day long in a super clean and safe enviroment.
And what about the food??!! We enjoyed and loved every single meal, the quality and freshness of the food is excellent, and I still crave their curries yum yum !!!
After two weeks there, it was very hard to leave, like leaving very good friends, and we were also so lucky to meet Kerry,her husband and their beautiful daughters.
We will never forget Julian and Cheryl, this was the best vacation of our life.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

This review is actually difficult to write, we chose this resort because of the reports written on this site, and our every expectation was exceeded. I hate to just repeat the same wonderful (and true!) things everyone else has said. Amber Sands was comfortable, beautiful, quiet and totally perfect for a relaxing vacation. Julian and his entire family were so helpful, kind, charming, and just truly friendly. The resort was impeccably maintained, and the bungalows were perfect. I travel for a living, and have found that I am both jaded and spoiled about accommodations; I usually sleep poorly and can’t wait to get home, even on the nicest vacation. At Amber Sands I slept like a dream, and every time we went around the island for a day trip I found I couldn’t wait to come “home” and sit by “our” pool or beach and just drink in the calm. The food was excellent—especially the morning coffee, which inspired me to buy my own French press as soon as I got home.

I was traveling with my husband and one of our good friends, so we had two bungalows next to each other. Some days there were other guests at the pool, and some days we had the resort to ourselves, but the resort always felt very private and low-key. Despite the 24 hours on a plane it took for us to get to Thailand, if I knew my final destination would be Amber Sands, I would do it again in a heartbeat—it really is that special.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Superior Bungalow. I had a moment of panic that there were gaps by the door that wou...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

There is many reviews for this resort and most of them seem to capture the spirit of this resort. It is quiet and somewhat secluded, ideal for families with small children or couples (like us) who want to enjoy their vacation away from the loud crowds at night and want to actively explore the island during the day on motorbike.

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On the east side of the coast, you will be on the quite side, but if you want to be active (this goes for the families with small children as well) you can go to elephant trekking or waterfalls which are only about 10 minutes by taxi. If you want to try other beaches during the day or different restaurant at night, no problem, Julian will order taxi. And if you will want to spend your time in the resort, you will be happy as well, whether around the pool area or on the beach. The garden is superbly taken care of and you will enjoy lying down on the grass in the shade a palm tree.

Food*- I think that the resort offers good combination of food to most. The Thai part of the menu is Thai enough for average European and they can make it really Thai if you ask. On the other hand, if you get tired of Thai food, they have other offerings such as burger, french fries, lasagne, etc. Good for kids. Overall, we enjoyed the food in the resort very much. They also prepare the food with purified water only, which may be very good news for people who have some digestive problems in places like Thailand. We also preordered fish and it was really great.

*- some of the people here commented on food prices being little higher than usual, or even expensive. For sure, the prices are higher than you get on a beach from some vendor or beach restaurant. On the other hand, the portions are big and as I mentioned before, you know that your food is prepared with safe water and under some hygienic rules.

Services- when I think about it, we really did not have to take care of anything. Would you like a taxi. No problem. Rent a motorbike? No problem. Elephant trekking? No problem. Have car pick you up in Bangkok and take you to the resort? No problem. Recommendation for a trip? No problem. The services are really up to high standard and the size of the resort allows Julian to take care of everybody on individual basis. I did not get services like that in many 4 start hotels.

Tips- while on island, I would recommend snorkeling one day trip, elephant trekking and visit to some waterfalls (nothing like taking a dive into cold fresh water). Also, the southeast side of the island is ideal for the more adventurous couples and their motorbike. Also, I would suggest to try restaurants on the White sand beach as you get to dine right on the beach.

We stayed for 8 nights and really enjoyed our vacation. If you know that you are looking for to what the resort offers, you will be happy. If you are looking for disco every night and bars until 2am, I would suggest White Sand beach where you will be happier.

Room Tip: Beach house downstairs is a clear choice no. 1, no. 7 bungallow is very close to water fountain whic...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Amber Sands Beach Resort
Address: 51/3 Moo 2, Baan Dan Kao, Ko Chang 23170, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Chang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amber Sands Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience peace on Koh Chang's tranquil east coast in our small, family run resort metres from a quiet, almost deserted beach where we bring you a personal, individual experience. Only eight spacious air-conditioned bungalows, set in a tropical garden, all with views of the beach. Our fresh water pool provides an alternative. The thatch roof open-sided restaurant is steps from the beach and offers both traditional Thai dishes and a range of Western foods. ... more   less 
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