We have just returned from spending our honeymoon at Sarojin...which as other reviewers have attested, is a truly amazing destination offering guests memories that will last lifetimes. We booked a Garden Residence room after missing out on a pool residence, yet were more than happy with our choice. Our room (102) was close to the Ficus Restaurant, Pathways Spa and Pool. We had two day beds on a terrace that were subtlety hidden from passersby that were perfect for relaxing and sharing our welcome bottle of sparkling wine. To make the most out of our honeymoon we organised a 'honeymoon registry' and asked our guests to contribute to our honeymoon memories. As a result we were able to experience many (possibly too many!) activities that the resort had to offer including a BBQ beach dinner, wine tasting class and Thai cooking class by the local waterfall. Included with our honeymoon package were a spirit lantern release, massage for two and a Waterfall dinner for two. We also booked two tours with the hotel (one unfortunately we had to cancel), additional massages and two tours with a tour group from Khao Lak. We packed a lot into our 6 night stay yet still had some time to relax beside the peaceful pool so we felt as though we had ample relaxation time.
We had a fantastic time, with too many highlights, and none that we could single out as being the 'best'. Everything seemed to us to be a delight, from our warm welcome from Naho who showed us to our room already prepared with the words 'happy honeymoon' spelled out in plant pieces and white orchids... to the managers, Khun Kade and Khun Alex who showed genuine interest in our day and well being. In fact ALL staff were incredible and demonstrated total pride and dedication to their jobs/careers and a willingness to give 110% to everything they did. The owners of the resort provide a lot of opportunities to the staff and local community and the results are evident everywhere - Outstanding!!
The resort has a method for communicating information about guests to help them with their daily interactions with the guests and other departments which made us feel like royalty. All staff knew who we were, what activities we had booked and when we were not too well. Having worked in a customer based background I know how hard it can be to communicate these messages to staff members, so Sarojin must be commended here also!
We had two private dinners and both of these were unique and wonderful experiences. The resort goes to great lengths to create the perfect, romantic atmosphere for each couple despite the difficulties of the weather. On the night of our Waterfall dinner for example, there was a massive thunderstorm complete with rain at about 5pm. We were worried that the dinner would be cancelled or moved to an indoor location, yet due to positive attitudes of the staff not only were we able to dine by 300 + candle light, Khun Opas had prepared a wet weather option 'just in case' after already having to re set up the candles after rain had destroyed the first ones he had prepared. His attention to detail and our every possible need far surpassed many waiters in Australia, again making us feel so special.
There is so much to praise about this resort, but space is limited so without minimising the efforts of any departments we would like to also acknowledge the special care shown to us by the staff at the Pathway's spa (Duean and Nan), Restaurant (Wan, Att, Tu, Jo, Sak, Fa, Lula, Matoom and everyone else we may have missed!), the Activities team, Gardeners, Housekeeping, Reception, Mechanics and Drivers.
The resort hosts sunset cocktails once a week on the beach to give guests and opportunity to meet the staff. Make the effort to go, as it's a true testament to the 'family' that is Saroin. We learned of couples that had returned for their 2nd, 3rd or 4th visits. We can't wait to return for our 2nd!
Never before have I cried when I left a holiday destination, nor has my husband, but this resort made us feel as though we were part of the Sarojin Family so to leave was like leaving home to move overseas...very sad.
I know that I have left out so much from my review but I know that other reviewers have captured much of what I have left out. This resort is very much a 'come as you are' relaxed, luxury resort that is comparable to Australian prices and therefore not affected in anyway. There is ample room for space, peace and privacy even at the poolside. Food is amazing, especially the a la carte breakfast served all day and service exceeds expectations. We could not have asked for a better honeymoon. Thank you Team Sarojin! See you soon!! xx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Multi award winning luxurious boutique beach resort, just 55 minutes from Phuket on a stunning, secluded white sand beach in Khao Lak. Exceptional personal services, top class facilities. Ideal for couples, romantic breaks, honeymoons, weddings and adult family groups. Designed in a contemporary Asian style with just 56 luxurious guest residences. Wide range of activities and facilities - cruise on a luxury boat, jungle adventures complete with champagne, glimpse authentic Thai local life in association with responsible and sustainable tourism commitment, rejuvenating spa massages lulled by the sounds of the Andaman sea, Thai cooking classes, lazy gourmet lunches, romantic diners on a secluded beach or by a candlelit jungle waterfall ...The limits are only your imagination. No children under 10 years permitted to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sarojin Hotel Khao Lak
- Sarojin Hotel Khao Lak