The concept for The Sarojin was created by Kate and Andrew Kemp, who spent years seeking the perfect location for their ‘private estate’. Their idea was that guests should feel that they are staying at a friend’s private estate rather than a hotel and that each experience should be tailor-made and personal.
It is without question the genuine and personal service that has won the Sarojin so many awards, with staff helping to make every stay here relaxing and rejuvenating. The feel of the resort is of exclusivity and luxury, with many guests celebrating a special occasion.
The hotel has been designed in a contemporary Asian style with low-rise buildings and an open plan lobby and is sympathetic to its natural and tranquil setting. The 56 guest residences are nestled in beautifully lush, well-tended grounds with an age-old ficus tree at the heart of the resort. And through its reforestation efforts in the community, the Sarojin plants one local tree for every booking made at the resort.
The Sarojin has direct access to an 11 km stretch of the Andaman coastline sheltered by the Pakarang Cape, a coral headland that offers year-round swimming.
This is our favorite property at Khao Lak for its attention to detail and genuine personal service. It offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, where you can truly relax and unwind.
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The spacious guest residences have a fresh and neutral design with white linen, stone floors and wood accents. They're housed in seven individual two-story buildings and feature open-plan bathrooms, which include a romantic couples' bath and rain showers. Outside each residence is a private sundeck and sala to provide welcome shade from the tropical sun.
All residences are equipped with individually-controlled air conditioning, king sized beds, TVs, hair dryers and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Set in national park, the white sand beach stretches seemingly endlessly and is sandwiched between warm waters and coconut palms. Most of the beach is secluded and completely natural, ideal for long walks in peace; there are a few small, local beach restaurants next door to the hotel as well as another small resort on the other side. However, past these or once in the hotel gardens it feels very secluded.
Further down the beach towards the shelter of Pakarang Cape you can watch the local fishing fleet unload the daily catch giving and offering a true and authentic glimpse into local Thai life.
Food and drink
The Sarojin has two restaurants, a wine bar, beach bar and many private dining options. Breakfast with sparkling wine is included in your price and this is available till 6pm, so you can enjoy a relaxed breakfast without rushing to get up.
Ficus is located in the heart of the grounds and serves international, gourmet and Italian cuisine among the hanging branches and canopy of the ancient ficus tree, creating a refined dining venue.
Adjacent to Ficus is the award-winning wine bar, an open-air long bar and cooled wine cellar serving fine wines and aperitifs from around the world.
The Edge restaurant is set on the beachfront and makes the most of the stunning sea views. Delicious Thai and Southeast Asian specialities are served in an open-air timber pavilion or on the sand. This is a rustic-chic and breezy setting for a casual, laid-back dining experience.
There are also many private dining options, including a romantic table on the beach under the sea almond trees, beside a candle-lit waterfall or in your own residence.
The Sarojin team host weekly cocktail parties so you can enjoy a drink and say hello.
Children under the age of ten are not able to stay at The Sarojin, with the property geared more toward couples than families.
Facilities and activities
The Sarojin has a 25 sq m infinity pool and a Jacuzzi as well as a fitness centre, croquet lawn and petanque. Catamarans, sea kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfers and mountain bikes are also available.Golf can be played at three nearby 18-hole golf courses while tennis courts (hard courts with floodlights) are available locally, just ten minutes from The Sarojin.
The Pathways Spa is a cocoon of relaxation within the resort and offers a wide range of treatments. Both single and double treatment pavilions are available and there are plenty of areas to unwind before and after treatments including a shady yoga and t'ai chi deck.
The spa signature massage blends Thai, Balinese, Swedish, Shiatsu and Hawaiian styles to leave no stone unturned in the quest for relaxation, while facials use Elemis products.
Diving here is among the best in the world, with the Similan Islands off the coast regularly being rated in the top ten of dive sites worldwide. Visibility can be up to 30 meters and you can see manta rays, whale sharks and turtles galore.
The resort has its own speedboat, Lady Sarojin, to take out divers and can arrange PADI dive courses.
Environmental and social responsibility
The Sarojin has established The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund, with 100% of its donations going toward helping local projects. These projects include construction of fishing boats, housing, Red Cross facilities, new school buildings, children's play and educational equipment, and orphanage support.
Since the area is known for its stunning natural beauty, The Sarojin is constantly looking to improve local preservation. Most recently the resort eliminated single-use plastic onsite, provides a complimentary, reusable water bottle for every guest during their stay, and has expanded its plant-based, vegetarian and vegan menu to help decrease its impact on the environment.
Diving here is among the best in the world, with the Similan Islands just off the coast often rated among the world's top ten dive sites. Visibility can be up to 30 meters and you can see manta rays, whale sharks and turtles, along with an array of colorful fish species.
The resort has its own speedboat, Lady Sarojin, to take divers out to the various sites and can arrange PADI dive courses.
The Pathways Spa is a cocoon of relaxation within the resort, offering a wide range of treatments. With both single and double treatment pavilions available, you can relax with or without a companion, and there are plenty of areas in which to unwind before and after your treatment, including bathing areas and tree showers, a lounge with daybeds, and a shady yoga and t'ai chi deck.
The spa signature massage blends Thai, Balinese, Swedish, Shiatsu and Hawaiian styles, while facials use Decléor products.
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