Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas

A short drive from the urban sprawl of Pattaya is a seaside oasis where relaxing is oh so easy. Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas delivers on all three of those elements and is the perfect escape from Bangkok for those who want to be next to the ocean, in a little more than two hours from the capital. This well manicured resort is set within mature and verdant grounds, on a tranquil beach where all of your seaside dreams can come true. From the moment you exit the busy Sukhumvit Rd, you will forget the stresses of modern day life that you left behind as you drive down the tree lined road to the open air and very welcoming lobby. Open air is the theme at Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas, as you’ll also find the signature Horizon Restaurant is open to the elements, whilst boasting plentiful glimpses of the ocean.

Sea Sand Sun aerial view
Sea Sand Sun pool
Sea Sand Sun lobby
Sea Sand Sun restaurant

We loved our Pool Villa Suite. Spacious, surrounded and shaded by mature trees, with an outside sala and day beds adjacent to our private pool. The villa itself had a lounge area with doors that opened onto our pool, a slightly raised bedroom and two bathrooms, an al fresco shower area and an internal bathtub. There was a coffee machine in our villa, meaning no need to drink nasty instant coffee when you’re staying here. Also, the Marshall Bluetooth speaker not only connected easily (a pet hate of ours is Bluetooth connectivity that just doesn’t work), but it certainly packed a punch which meant we were able to enjoy our favourite music during our stay. We just hope we didn’t disturb the neighbours…

Sea Sand Sun Pool Villa Suite exterior
Sea Sand Sun Pool Villa Suite garden
Sea Sand Sun Pool Villa Suite pool
Sea Sand Sun Pool Villa Suite bedroom

The Vegan Food

Breakfast started with freshly squeezed juices with fruits and carrots, muesli and cappuccino both prepared with (vegan) soya milk. Be careful in Thailand as a number of the easily available soya milks contain small amounts of dairy. After the above breakfast essentials that’s when the things got more exciting. Spicy and fragrant tom yum and kang pa soups with tofu and mixed mushrooms, sweet and sour vegetables and tofu served with rice and pad krapow tofu were all of the highest quality, very tasty and perfectly plant based.

Sea Sand Sun vegan tom yum
Sea Sand Sun vegan kang pa
Sea Sand Sun vegan sweet and sour
Sea Sand Sun vegan pad krapow

Late afternoon saw us take up residence next to the beach where we could enjoy the early evening sunshine, which in turn led to the most wonderful sunsets. Whilst soaking up the ever changing vistas we were served dish after dish of veganised Thai favourites. Penang and green curries packed with veg and tofu, tofu and cashews stir fried with smoked chillies and laab tofu were some of our favourites, but in all honestly, everything that we were served was excellent. We even got to try one of the most popular dishes on their menu, kao phod thod which was already vegan.. This came highly recommended by Khun Supachai and his team and was kind of like corn tempura and was served with tamarind dip. A little but naughty but very, very nice.

Sea Sand Sun vegan Thai green curry
Sea Sand Sun vegan tofu and chillies
Sea Sand Sun vegan laab tofu
Sea Sand Sun vegan tempura

The Vegan Essentials

It’s hard to ignore the gardens and grounds at Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas. All too often these are ‘sacrificed’ to make room for extra villas, but that certainly wasn’t the case here. At a time when we are losing green space, forests and jungles at an alarming rate, it was refreshing to see so much had been left in tact when developing the resort.

The bedding was feather free which is a big plus for us and the bathroom amenities were in refillable ceramic dispensers, also something we like to see. However, we are unsure whether the product within was suitable for vegans, so we used our own. It’s a shame that more resorts don’t move away from single use plastic water bottles in their rooms, there are readily available glass alternatives available in Thailand and it would be great to see Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas (and other resorts) move away from this unnecessary plastic pollution.

Sea Sand Sun gardens 1
Sea Sand Sun bathroom amenities

The Vegan Food Quest Verdict

Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas provides an excellent option for a seaside escape for those living and working in Bangkok and for those who wish for a sleep seaside retreat. Easily accessible and set on a peaceful and picturesque beach it provides the perfect tonic. For vegans, make sure to reach out in advance and ask to speak with Khun Supachai, that little bit of extra effort will have an excellent return, as the vegan food that we ate during our stay was delicious.

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We were guests of Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas but please rest assured that their generosity in hosting us didn’t influence our views.

Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas
Sukhumwit Road
Na Jomtien

Telephone:  (+66)38–238 654
Cost From:
£100 to £250 / $115 to $290 (August 2022)

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