Khao Lak is a resort beach and is the area of Thailand hardest hit by the 2004 tsunami. Most of the coastal landscape was stripped by the power of the tsunami and 10m waves took a toll on both human and plant life.
The resort area was just emerging as a holiday destination when it was struck, and now, after a major clean-up operation and huge rebuilding process, the tourists are back and the area is on the map as one of Thailand's best places to visit.
Their property is a classic example of the new breed of luxury accommodation found in Khao Lak, which has a west-facing coastline and a road running parallel with the beach.
Khao Lak is an area of outstanding beauty it has pure white beaches, cascading waterfalls, primary forest, lagoons and loads of wildlife.
The Sarojin has a garden setting with private access to 11km of white beach beside the Andaman Sea. The area is sheltered by Pakarang Cape, a coral cape headland, perfect for year round swimming and water sports. Inland it is surrounded by the spectacular forests of Khao Lak and Khao Sok National Parks.
It has 56 guest residences in seven separate two-storey buildings, each entered privately by crossing a stream and through a private garden terrace.
Cuisine is sublime delicious tropical fruits, seafood from the Andaman Sea, fresh herbs from The Sarojin's garden and fine wines. Tables are set in interesting locations for example, under the age-old ficus or beside the Andaman. You may wish to dine in your sala (living room), or venture out with a picnic basket.
At The Edge you can dine under an open-air timber pavilion, on grassy areas or timber terraces under the shade of trees.
Pathways, The Sarojin spa, uses ancient therapies, wisdom and massage techniques, combined with modern comforts for the body and soul.
There is a 25m pool, jacuzzi, lounge area and three drape-shaded island pavilions. There is also a fitness centre, croquet lawn, petanque, catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, mountain bikes and Thai cooking classes and market visits.
Less than an hour away is the Similan Island Marine National Park, one of the world's top 10 dive sites. Forty minutes away is Phang Nga Bay, renowned for its sheer limestone rock formations, hidden caves and lagoons.
Guests who stay at The Sarojin for a minimum of six nights will receive a one-hour spa massage and an elephant trek, or a four-hour Nature's Midday Haven spa.
Khao Lak off Thailand's west coast.
Sarojin garden rooms are $231, pool residence is $370 and Sarojin suites are $429. All rates per person per night. Stay four nights and pay for two. This is on sale until October 8, 2008 and for stays until October 31, 2008. Conditions apply.
Prices correct at July 17, 2008.
For further information
60, Moo 2
Phang Nga 82190
Ph: +66 76 427 9004
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