Alina Grande Resort is the newer, slightly more upmarket 55 room annex to Alina Resort. It is located on the opposite side of the main road and provides clean, functional, spacious aircon rooms with good wifi, cable TV and hot water showers etc.
Everything you need is within 2 minutes walk. Not for anyone looking for an island escape but if you just want a no frills, comfortable place to base yourself and like your shopping and nightlife then it’ll do you nicely. The southern end of the beach isn’t the best, so you’ll find a better stretch of sand a few minutes walk north.
It’s a step up from Alina Resort and for a 2 star hotel on White Sand beach it is a good deal. Especially for families, as the Deluxe Quadruple Rooms which have two double beds ( sleeping 4 people ) for around 1,800 Baht / night are very competitively priced. There’s even a swimming pool and garden area tucked away at the rear of the hotel whewre you can swim and sunbahte in peace.
In the past there were issues from loud music nearby bars, but nowadays it’s much quieter. However, if you are a light sleeper then rooms on the north side of the building have less noise.
High Season room rates for 2017-18 are from 1,500 Baht / night