Thailand’s five-star 56-roomed boutique residence, the Sarojin is located in Khao Lak, Phang Nga province, Thailand, just an hour’s drive north of Phuket International Airport. The resort is beautifully ensconced in a lush tropical garden setting with direct private access onto a secluded 11km white beach by the Andaman Sea. By virtue of being sheltered by Pakarang Cape, a coral cape headland, The Sarojin beach provides year-round swimming and water sports.
The Sarojin is surrounded inland by five spectacular primary forest national parks including the adventurous Khao Lak and Khao Sok National Parks. The world famous dive sanctuaries of the Similan Islands and Surin Islands, (one of the top ten world dive sites), is less than an hour away by boat (direct from their beach). Phang Nga Bay renowned for its dramatic limestone islands and captivating sea cave canoe journeys is 45 minutes away. Three 18-hole golf courses all are easily accessible within 20-60 minutes. Truly something for everyone!
The resort has just launched a new ‘Sarojin Cares Adventure’ package for travellers wanting to explore Khao Lak’s jungles, waters, wildlife and communities in 2021 and at the same time looking to travel more consciously and give back during their stay. The package combines a luxurious stay with unforgettable excursions including a bamboo raft jungle safari, longtail boat experience and a personalised tour to discover a more authentic glimpse of local Thai life.
The package offers two guests 7-nights in a Garden Residence between 04 May and 24 October 2021, a ‘Just For Two’ Sea Adventures trip to Phang Nga Bay, a Jungle Adventures trip to Khao Sok, a Glimpse of Local Life, Day in the Life of a Local personalised tour, all day a la carte breakfast served until 6pm with sparkling wine and private transfers to/from Phuket International Airport. What’s more, guests can opt in to join The Sarojin team on their regular ‘Sarojin Cares’ volunteer days in the community or take part in the resort's ongoing beach, coastal and mangrove and environmental care activities.
Guests can begin their stay with a ‘Just For Two’ Sea Adventures trip to Phang Nga Bay, which departs early to catch a glimpse of the picturesque sunrise. A morning of traversing the waters aboard a traditional fisherman’s longtail boat is then followed by a sea cave canoeing experience amongst the region’s iconic limestone karst rocks and a stop at Tapu Island - more famously known as ‘James Bond Island’. After lunch at a local restaurant in the ‘Sea Gypsy Village’ the excursion ends with a visit to Wat Thamsuwankuha and a Monkey Cave Temple.
During their stay, travellers can also experience a Jungle Adventures trip to Khao Sok which includes a canoe or bamboo raft safari through Khao Sok National Park, a chance to learn about the care and welfare of Thailand’s gentle giants during a visit to a local elephant sanctuary and a gourmet safari-style lunch prepared by the team at The Sarojin using delicious seasonal produce.
The adventure continues with a Glimpse of Local Life, Day in the Life of a Local experience where the resort’s expert guides take guests on a custom-made tour offering a rare and more authentic insight into genuine Thai culture. Here guests can visit producers, farmers and fisherman to learn about life in a rural community, ignite their senses at a local food market, take a moment of reflection at the Ban Nam Khem Tsunami Memorial Park, explore the country’s links to religion at a Buddhist temple or visit the Camillian Social Centre which cares for disabled children.
Back at The Sarojin there’s still plenty more for adventure enthusiasts to enjoy, from the use of complementary mountain bikes to explore on land to sailing catamarans, sail boats, sea kayaks and windsurfing boards for those more tempted by the water. Garden Tours are also available showcasing the area’s local wildlife including The Sarojin’s endearing resident squirrels who love to be hand-fed bananas. For avid readers, the resort has a complimentary Press-Reader app and high-speed Wi-Fi available throughout its grounds, allowing guests to browse at their leisure.
The ‘Sarojin Cares Adventure’ package is based on two adults sharing a Garden Residence for seven nights between 04 May and 24 October 2021, inclusive of activities listed. Prices start from THB 79,295 (approx. £1,972)