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Reviewed 11 January 2013

My family and I (all adults) spent Christmas and New Year at Amber Sands Resort, Koh Chang and had one of the most memorable of family holidays. I cannot recommend it enough as a place to just slow down and relax. The restaurant provides a good selection of both western and thai food and the staff are friendly and attentive. All excursions and scooter hire can be organised through the resort and exploring the east coast by scooter should be on your list of things to do. But it is more than the location, great restaurant, comfortable and clean rooms that make this resort so good, it is Cheryl and Julian, the owners, who make this a tropical home away from home. We are already talking about our next visit to Amber Sands.

Date of stay: January 2013
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KCsaffas, Owner at Amber Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2013

Thank you Mandy M for taking the time to post a review of Amber Sands. We really appreciate your comments, and are thrilled to hear that we could help your family have a memorable holiday.

We had a few family groups over Christmas and New Year this past season. Amber Sands does seem to work well for that kind of holiday. And we're half way between Europe and Australia and New Zealand for family groups that want to meet up somewhere in between.

It's lovely to hear also that you felt that Amber Sands was your "home away from home". Thank you; that's our aim! :)

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Reviewed 3 January 2013

The east coast of Koh Chang is far less developed than the west coast and Amber Sands is perfectly located to explore both sides of the island as it's close to the north end (the ring road doesn't join-up at the south end).

Amber Sands is a real gem, friendly staff and owners, clean rooms and a great little pool. The beach is good for young kids as it is shallow with no strong currents. The food is excellent and fresh and the restaurant is very charming.

If you are travelling with a family it's perfect, even if you are going solo or as a couple it's a great quiet retreat. If you are looking for a lively party atmosphere you should consider looking at somewhere on the east coast.

Julian organised a snorkelling trip for us on Koh Wei, which was a fun trip and well worth a look.

Date of stay: October 2012
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KCsaffas, Owner at Amber Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2013

Thank you ToyMotor for your comprehensive review that I'm sure will be helpful for those researching their next holiday destination. You certainly cover many of the areas that travellers will be looking into.

We're pleased to read your comment about Amber Sands being well located between the east and west coasts of Koh Chang. We have always believed the same thing ourselves.

It only takes 20 minutes to travel the 8 kms to White Sands by car or scooter, and in 25 minutes you're at Salakhpet in the south of the island. The best of both worlds, and yet you come "home", as most of our guests say, to peace and quiet.

We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We had read about Amber Sands at tripadvisor. That is why we wanted to stay there. It was really nice. Lovely food and nothing was impossible for them to make. The garden was lovely. We stayed there for 10 days. We had never been to Koh Chang before, but we sure be coming back both to Koh Chang and to Amber Sands

Date of stay: February 2012
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KCsaffas, Owner at Amber Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2013

Thank you Teresa2210, we are so pleased to hear that you are looking to come back some day.

Often when guests leave us they say that they will be back, but we realise that the world is a big place with SO much to see and visit. However, despite that, we do in fact have a high rate of returning guests, or guests who have told friends about Amber Sands. That is so rewarding, and of course nice to familiar faces again.

This past week we have guests who are now staying for their fourth year, another couple who returned with her sister and brother-in-law, parents of a previous guest, and another local resident and family returning for the second time. So 5 out of our 8 bungalows were "returnees".

We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 3 January 2013

if you want to get away from the "mini-Pattaya" jumble of bad discos on Ko Changs West coast, come to the east coast and chill out at amber sands. Here's what makes it great
- the people - very friendly, relaxed. They even have an honesty bar. Who does that anymore?
- the food - excellent Thai cooking with the occasional toasted cheese and ham sandwich when more coconut chilli deliciousness is more than you can handle
- the place - lovely sunrises and shady sunsets

Date of stay: January 2013
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KCsaffas, Owner at Amber Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2013

Thanks Rowbagsdahab for your concise comments.

We think we should use them in our advertising because they sum up perfectly what we're trying to achieve here! :) We want to be a little different and capture that part of the market who are tired of the bog standard corporate hotels by providing that personal service and hospitality. In our view this is what travellers are looking for nowadays.

We hope that our terroir continues to attract like minded guests.

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Reviewed 31 December 2012

Our stay at Amber Sands was a great start to our visit to Thailand. Julian and Cheryl are amazing hosts and will help you arrange activities, car rentals, transfers, massages, etc. The grounds are beautiful and well-maintained, the pool area is relaxing,and the food is delicious (we ended up eating almost every meal here and didn't regret it). We stayed in the top floor of the beach house, which I would highly recommend because of its private balcony with amazing views. But really, any of the bungalows would be fine as well. This is a quiet part of the island, which is exactly what we wanted. If you’re looking for dance clubs and 7-11s this may not be the right place for you, although White Sands Beach is just a short taxi ride away. Amber Sands was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

Date of stay: November 2012
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KCsaffas, Owner at Amber Sands Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2013

Thank you randych for your kind words. We appreciate the time taken to share your experience of our little spot with readers on TripAdvisor.

Not to mention those stunning photos! It's always tricky to capture the moment in that evening light, but yours look great.

We're also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant food. we're receiving more and more comments about our restaurant, which we'll pass on to our staff, thank you.

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