The West Sands would have been a very pleasant establishment had its neighbour not been... Phuket international airport! We've rarely ever seen a hotel so close to a neighbour of this sort. It is even possible to watch some of the planes taking off and landing on the island while comfortably sitting on the balcony of certain rooms. It could be a fairly interesting sight if the aeroplanes didn't make so much noise... Unfortunately, the traffic at Phuket is heavy. The West Sands is a family hotel that is also close to an aquapark, Splash Jungle, to the great joy of children. However, even though it belongs to the same owner, guests do not have free access but do benefit from a preferential rate.