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
- 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 went to the Sarojin for our honeymoon and had a really wonderful 10 nights there. There was a bit of confusion about rooms when we arrived, but the staff kindly upgraded us to a suite which was just beautiful. We had to change to a different suite part way through because they were having some maintenance work, but since the new one was closer to the pool and the beach bar (and they gave us a bottle of fizz to make up for it!) we certainly didn’t mind! The food at the hotel was absolutely incredible - I just don’t know how they make such amazing flavours! And the all day breakfast is an excellent idea - we ended up just having brunch and then dinner in the evening most days. We also had a private dining experience under the ‘wedding tree’ which I would wholeheartedly recommend. It’s a bit expensive but honestly the food and atmosphere and service are so incredible that it’s totally worth it. The only thing that I think is worth knowing is that the rooms with pools aren’t totally private (the barrier from the path is big plants which can still be seen between), so if you’re booking with the intention of some skinny dipping I’d reassess!
Had a wonderful weekend at The Sarojin. I would highly recommend for anybody looking for a luxury with a personal touch. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff and great food. Our garden room was five star. We will be returning on our next visit to Thailand.
I stayed here for 5 nights with my boyfriend and it is paradise! The resort itself is beautiful, so luxurious and peaceful. The staff are super attentive and friendly. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from a gorgeous beach where you can watch the sunset every evening. The hotel restaurant is set on the beach so you can enjoy a cocktail as you watch the sunset. The food in the restaurant is delicious and, as a vegan, I had a good choice of dishes. All the staff are lovely but one member of staff, called Ya, deserves a special mention for how thoughtful and kind she was during our stay. She went out of her way to make our stay special which I will always remember. I really hope I am lucky enough to return to the Sarojin.
We are very fortunate to have visited the Maldives several times and can only liken the service to that level, the second you arrive this hotel raps you up in a very special experience. Every member of staff is focused on giving you the best experience possible. On arrival we were offered an upgrade from our pool room to a spa suite for the full duration of our 10 day stay. Wow ! what a standard of accommodation. Everything about the Sarojin is first class, all the restaurant’s are great for both service and choice.
We booked a trip to Phang-nga Elephant Park, we had our own guide and driver for the full day, nothing was too much trouble, our host was a young lady called Fear, who talked us through the whole journey, explaining the rubber trees and palm oil plantations on the way.
It was quite simply a magical day bathing with the elephants and it was made even more special by the Sarojin staff going the extra mile by having a picnic packed for us in addition to lunch at the park.
We cannot write enough praise on the Sarojin, the all day breakfast is brilliant as are the guys on the beach who absolutely make a simple day at the beach fabulous.
With out question we will be coming back, please don’t change a thing.
The Sarojin is fantastic if you're looking for a quiet place to relax.
Staff is great, the accommodation perfect and most of the hotel's facilities are very well hidden in the luxurious surrounding nature, making it feel like you're not staying in a hotel.
Make sure you try the cocktails at the beach bar, while looking at the extraordinary sunsets.