The Sarojin is a natural haven with a beautiful garden and a magnificent pool. The limited number of villas make it ideal for a romantic getaway. On the white sand beaches of Khao Lak, all-consuming tourism hasn’t yet struck and you can take long walks on the beaches lined with tropical forest. Special mention to the staff who were discreet, nearly invisible, but always ready to assist and on hand.
We were picked up at the Phuket airport by the hotel van, which is a good option if you want to enjoy the 1 hour and a half drive to the hotel in comfort. When we arrived at the open-air lobby of The Sarojin, the view of the large garden and pond immediately struck us. You will see a magnificent fig tree where the restaurant is located. Staff were welcoming and charming, making clear that our stay here was about forgetting all our worries and letting go…
The rooms are cosy, modern and all have a view towards the garden, so even with the large window they feel like private bungalows. The eye-catcher is the free-standing bath in the large bathroom, decorated with pebbles and not one but two walk-in showers. You can relax on the futons in the gazebo in front of the room. Wi-fi is free and available throughout the hotel.
The central building under the huge fig tree houses the main restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is a la carte and can be taken through the day until 6 o’clock. At night, when the tree is lit by hundreds of candles, it provides an warm romantic setting for a dinner for two. The menu is mediterranean inspired and everything we tried was excellent and made with tasty quality ingredients.
There is also a restaurant at the beach, that serves a limited but good selection of meals, similar to the main restaurant. It has a view of the beach but is still private enough for a nice meal or drinks.
Recreation and Spa
There is a large pool centrally located on the grounds, with a jacuzzi. There are three wooden platforms with direct access to the pool, but if you come late there are sunbeds all around the pool. We liked the green surroundings that made the pool very tranquil and relaxing.
We did not try the Pathways Spa at the Sarojin, but it looked very nice and staff seemed to be kind. The hotel proposes a lot of readymade or personalised excursions and experiences, we would have loved to try a bit of snorkeling at the Similian Islands.
We really liked the Sarojin’s secluded and natural surroundings and the relaxed atmosphere, so we recommend this wonderful boutique hotel to all couples looking for some time away from the stressful life at work.
The Sarojin, Khao Lak, Thailand
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