A gloriously peaceful and romantic retreat with stellar service and an elegant, intimate setting amid lotus ponds, 12km north of Khao Lak proper. The very private spa, which takes in views of coconut groves and mangroves, is one of the Andaman's best. Glossy-chic rooms are impeccably styled in warm woods, with huge swish bathrooms sporting free-standing circular tubs. No kids allowed.
Both the beachside Thai seafood kitchen and the gorgeous candle-lit Mediterranean restaurant tucked into the trees are exceptional, and there are weekly guests-only cocktail parties. Cooking classes happen on the banks of Mae Nam Takua Pa, where you can watch water buffalo amble by. The resort contributes to local community projects, including animal welfare and landscape replanting.
Located in Khaolak, The Sarojin offers a lush tropical garden setting with direct access to a secluded beach area. Surrounded by national parks and rainforests, it offers a tropical retreat 1-hour by car from Phuket. Rooms at The Sarojin are set within landscaped gardens of local flowers and exotic fruits. Each room is equipped with a DVD player, bluetooth speaker and free WiFi access. Afternoons can be spent lazing at the Thai-style outdoor pavilion while enjoying coffee from the minibar. This luxurious resort is less than 1-hour by boat from the famous diving spots at Similan and Surin Islands, available between November and April. Magnificent natural limestone caves and lagoons at Phang Nga Bay are just 40-minutes by boat away. Relaxing massage treatments can be enjoyed at Sarojin’s spa or by the outdoor pool. Every day is an experience at The Sarojin, where staff can easily arrange Thai cooking classes or private boat charters to visit nearby islands. Ficus Restaurant serves modern international cuisine, while The Edge serves fresh seafood by the beach. A wide selection of wines can be enjoyed at The Wine Bar & Cellar. Guests can also request for gourmet picnic baskets for a day out or a romantic candlelight dinner by the waterfalls.
Please note that the hotel cannot accommodate children under the age of 10.