What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The gorgeous spa, with its open-air treatment rooms overlooking the Andaman Sea
- Plentiful activities on-site: free mountain bike, catamaran, sea kayak and windsurfboard rentals
- The anything-is-possible attitude of the “Imagineers,” a team of personal assistants/private concierges
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Children nine and under are not permitted, and most guests are adults; this isn't a family-focused resort
- The laid-back vibe
- Pack good bug repellent: The hotel's water features attract mosquitoes and the in-room natural repellent doesn’t always cut it
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Despite the clean lines, minimalist styling and angular structures that make up the Sarojin, this seafront retreat in Khao Lak exudes all the warmth and Thai character you’d expect in the Land of Smiles. The 10-acre grounds overflow with coconut trees, lush gardens and lily pad–filled ponds, and local woods and stones are used throughout. The pool is lined with cube-shaped cabanas, and indoor and outdoor spaces meld seamlessly, thanks to walls made entirely of glass. The whole effect is undeniably stylish, yet wonderfully romantic.
Bed and Bath
The 56 guestrooms (called Residences) are housed in low-slung buildings and are reached by crossing a small stream. They’re all equipped with giant (and supremely comfortable) platform beds and floor-to-ceiling glass walls dividing the sleeping and outdoor areas. Rather than a completely white-on-white palette (typical at many minimal beach retreats), they feature polished wooden floors and furnishings. The limestone bathrooms are especially lovely, with large egg-shaped tubs and rainfall showers on pebbled floors. All rooms have private outdoor spaces: garden terraces and Thai salas feature in the Garden Residences; Pool Residences have small plunge pools, and the second-floor Sarojin Suites have large balconies with circular soaking tubs.
The Sarojin offers private access to one of the best beaches in the region. It’s one of the area’s few white sand stretches surrounded by mangroves and lush jungle (as opposed to cement blocks and busy roads), and the aquamarine waters fronting it are calm and sheltered, thanks to a coral headland just offshore. Free water sports (windsurfing, canoeing, etc.) make it easy to take advantage of the excellent waterfront setting. Other prime spots on the property include the spa, where the treatment rooms are open-air pavilions overlooking the Andaman Sea, and the excellent restaurant Ficus features tables set romantically beside a lotus pond in the shade of the property’s ancient ficus tree and serves delicious Asian-inflected Mediterranean dishes.
How to Get There
We had an absolutely wonderful stay for two weeks at The Sarojin. On arrival, we were welcomed by lovely staff and the beautiful aroma of the Water Lillies from the Lotus ponds. We were shown to our room, a Pool Residence, which was absolutely stunning. Everything that we needed was provided in our room and the bathroom which was open plan was amazing. The pool was perfect for a wakening early morning dip or a late afternoon cool down with a wooden pergola with two sheltered outdoor beds and two sunbeds on a grass area. Our room was kept to a spotless condition throughout our stay.
There are two restaurants, one serving traditional Thai cuisine overlooking the sea and the other serving Mediteranean cuisine by the Lotus ponds. The standard of food was exceptional and the breakfast which can be taken at any time of the day had everything on offer that you could wish for.
The hotel grounds were kept pristine with many varieties of trees and plants and large lawned areas. A beautiful, spotlessly clean swimming pool was nesstled away in a tranquil area of the gardens which was attented by staff continually providing clean towells and ice cold water.
Although this was low season, sunbeds were readily available by the pool and on the beach and the weather on the whole was still very good with a few good storms thrown in. The beach was a stunning stretch of white sand and The Sarojin had it's own piece for their own sunbeds also with staff constantly providing fresh towels and iced water.
We went on one of the Sarojin's organised trips with a personal guide Au and driver Chris from the hotel who couldn't do enough for us, they were fantastic. We went firstly to an elephant sanctuary where we bathed, scrubbed and fed an elephant before going on a bamboo raft down a river through the spectacular landscape and limestone rock face. Then for a Sarojin provided lunch on the Khao Sak National Park where the food and drink provided was plentiful and of course the usual Sarojin standard. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Finally, the one thing that made this holiday truely special was the staff who without exception, were all fantastic. They all seem to really enjoy working here and nothing is too much trouble. I would like to name them all for their fantastic service but to make this as brief as possible, would like to name Aoy and Phoeng in particular for going above and beyond our expectations.
Thank you Sarojin for a wonderful, totally relaxing beautiful holiday.
This is our second time to Thailand booking with Audley travel. Everything is taylor made for you.
We got picked up at Phuket airport by Chris who drove us to The Sarojin which took a couple of hours because of a lot of roadsworks on the way. Drinks and towels were provided on the journey.
The Sarojin is beautiful, set in gorgeous grounds of plants flowers and wildlife. The staff are amazing, so friendly, Kade the manager, Wuth who spoke to us every evening at dinner, everyone gave the same trestment. The free cocktail meet and greet the staff and holiday people was a lovely evening. The allday breakfast was amazing at the Edge restaurant in front of the beach , this is moved there only in the months of june,july and august, great idea listening to the waves and eating. The food at both restaurants is excellent, the Tom Yan goong soup is the best with the steamed white snapper .
There are no ships,boats,jet skii noise in the sea and no music at the pool, which we loved. The wildlife was great, we saw the resident water monitor lizards, the burmese striped squirrels in the trees, geckos, lots of hermit crabs on the beach. The sand was white and you could walk either end of the beach and walk your dinner off . The plunge pool villa we stayed in was lovely. The pool was clean and also outside was a seating area with towels which we sat under a couple of days watching the heavy rain storm.
They had a hair dryer, shampoo etc, tea/coffee, water, fresh fruit everyday. The minibar wasnt free. They had a beach bag for you to use which was good. The safe even had a jewellery box in it to keep your jewellery in. We also visited the James bond island , cave canoed, had lunch in a stillted village, fed monkeys and saw the big golden reclining buddha. A trip worth taking, there was just the two of us and a guide. We loved this place and would visit again
We had a lovely stay at the Sarojin where all the staff are so kind and attentive and all the little details are thought about down to the fact you can have breakfast until late afternoon! A great place for a romantic break.