Part of Royal Sands' splendour is its isolation. This paradise island offers a veritable escape for anyone seeking simple, sophisticated solace. Designed along a 550 metre stretch of private beach overlooking turquoise waters, your arrival by scheduled catamaran begins the process of welcome disconnection. From there on you'll find few roads, only well-worn trails through the dense jungle terrain.
The resort's design ethos seamlessly blends sustainability and luxury. Think teak, bamboo and limestone, with open-air venues offering unspoiled views of sorbet-hued sunsets. Curved white walls with stylised edges offer a hint of Art Deco chic, while each of the 67 freestanding villas are bathed in light thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto a private sala terrace. Some villas also feature a private swimming pool.
Guests unfurl at the hushed infinity pool, complete with its hideaway bamboo cocoons. A spa, yoga space and gym cater to those seeking to re-energise in any form, and for more active pursuits the Royal Sands offers its own PADI Dive Centre, kayaking, fishing, paddle-boarding, mountain biking and marine expeditions in search of glow-in-the-dark coral and nocturnal sea life.
- Couples and romantics
- Beach and marine lovers
- Active adventurers
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
- Bask by the infinity pool or on the sublime, white-sand beach
- Restore you balance with a yoga class in the outdoor pavilion
- Sample one of the healing massages and treatments on offer in the Sense Spa
- Enjoy cocktails at sunset at the Chill Beach Bar
- Dine by candlelight on fine Southeast Asian and international cuisine at the Ocean restaurant
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
- View the coastline from a different perspective on a kayaking or paddle boarding expedition
- Discover the beauty of the gulf's crystalline waters and verdant hills on an island hopping experience
- Arrange a variety of scuba diving adventures through the resort's PADI dive centre
- Delve deeper into the tropical interior on a guided mountain bike ride or jungle trek
- Venture out by night to view the bay's bioluminescent plankton