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 arrived at the Sarojin after 6 very active days in Bangkok then Elephant hills so we were ready for relaxation....and that’s what we got at the Sarojin - very tranquil with amazing service, amazing breakfasts (which they serve until 6pm so no rush in the morning!)free bikes to use (so we had bike rides before breakfast most mornings) great sun loungers by the pool (though not as good on the beach which we did feed back to management) and great food - though we only ate at the hotel twice as there were plenty of restaurants all along the beach which we ate at - all fab.
Will definitely be back and couldn’t recommend highly enough!
We stayed here for 4 nights part way through our tour of Thailand and Malaysia. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and with only 50 rooms and lots of courteous,
friendly staff in every dept you get a real first class experience. Nothing is too much trouble and we really didn’t want to leave when our stay was over. We used the spa and whilst a little pricey the service and treatments were brilliant and you wouldn’t get the same experience going for a massage on the beach etc
The food was lovely and really beautifully presented with a mix of Thai food at The Edge beach restaurant and bar while the Ficus Restaurant give all day break until 6pm - really all day !! And the Ficus has fantastic western dishes at Dinner, Steaks, Pasta, seafood etc.
There is a private part of the beach and the staff will set you up a lounger and towel and the bring endless iced water or melon for you and if you happen to go for a swim they straighten you’re towel and brush off the sand- like I said earlier nothing is too much trouble.
We would recommend this hotel to couples, honeymooners, it’s quiet which is great to have relaxation but don’t expect lively entertainment each night as that’s not what this place is all about.
We were looking for an upmarket Thailand resort but off the well beaten tourist track - the Sarojin, an hour or so north of Phuket, achieves this with aplomb and its tsunami history where it survived the onslaught makes for a unique experience. Great service across a plethora of activities, superbly led by the Manager, Kade, made for a fantastic week. From the awesome meals to bike rides to beautiful beaches to jungle hiking to waterfall swimming to scuba diving to boat trips to church services to chilling by the pool, and not forgetting the viby restaurants of Khaolak, the experience was top drawer. Thank you.
The staff were very welcoming and accommodating - really made the stay special! Food was delicious too. Hotel right by the beach. Very clean hotel throughout - make sure to bring plenty of mosquito repellent though! Would definitely return here!
Our second visit and hopefully not last to The Sarojin. Great food and a feeling of staying at a club of like-minded travellers. Expensive wine is our only complaint - you can go next door for almost half the price. One of the outstanding features is all-day breakfast which is excellent. V friendly staff. Pool rooms are a joy if you can afford them!