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Moracea vs The Sands

Sydney, Australia
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Moracea vs The Sands

Just wanting some views of which would be better for 2 over 50's? (couple) We normally go to Phuket (Karon mainly) and was looking at some good deals for these two resorts on Scoupon. Looking at Nov next year

Just wanting some views (I have read some of the reviews) about which might be the best for overall resort feel, costs, proximity to restaurants and beach (for swimming)


Phillip Island...
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1. Re: Moracea vs The Sands

hi Souths123,

We have stayed at both The Sands and recently at The Moracea. We have an son, so the Sands was great for the kids club etc.

Moracea's rooms are beautiful (we stayed in a Hibiscus deluxe) the grounds at both are really lovely.

Location of the sands is closer walking distance to restaurants. We also walked into town from the Moracea, but its a reasonable walk in the heat.

I think the Moracea would be more suited to a mature couple but do remember it is very hilly and the 1st room we had was up hill and then up 46 stairs.....

The Sands is more family friendly, but if you don't mind kids it is also a great option.

Cheers and happy holidays!

Sydney Australia
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2. Re: Moracea vs The Sands

Proximity to restaurants The Sands, better Beach Moracea

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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3. Re: Moracea vs The Sands

Moracea much better beach location, especially for swimming. More Thai style and more beautiful setting but, as mentioned, it is down a hillside and a walk downhill (and taxi back up?) to the start of the restaurants where there are as many at that end as there are at the opposite end near the Sands.

Pics of Sunset Beach where Moracea is located at https:/…

Pics of Nang Thong Beach where the Sands is located at https:/… - these were from 2012 before the Sands opened later in the year but the beach scene is very much the same.

4. Re: Moracea vs The Sands

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