This latest themed package from The Sarojin includes a range of activities for adrenaline seekers and sporting enthusiasts alike, whilst giving back to the local community
Inspired by the spectacular sporting events that took the world by storm this summer and following Thailand’s removal from the UK’s travel ‘red list’, luxurious boutique residence The Sarojin has launched a brand new ‘Sarojin Cares Sport’ package designed for travellers seeking a sense of adventure and challenge, whilst still wanting to give back to the local community and care for the environment during their stay. Following the success of previous packages under the ‘Sarojin Cares’ theme, the sporting escape includes a range of adrenaline inducing activities, such as rock climbing, zip lining, and bamboo river rafting as well as the opportunity to enjoy yoga, cycling, running and water sports around the resort alongside the opportunity to learn about and participate in various conservation projects protecting and caring for this area of outstanding natural beauty.
From just THB 76,226 (approx. £1,665) two guests can enjoy 7-nights in a Garden Residence, all day a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine, private transfers to/from Phuket International Airport, a ‘Zip Lining and Bamboo Rafting‘ excursion in the Khao Lak Lamru National Park, a guided ‘Rural Cycle Glimpse of Local Life‘ tour on Koh Kho Khao island including transport by longtail boat, an ‘Extreme Adventures Phang Nga Bay Rock Climbing‘ experience including a village tour and traditional Thai lunch and a blissful 90-minute yoga and meditation class back at The Sarojin. As part of the package guests can also take part in the resort’s ongoing volunteer projects in the local community, such as mangrove planting and beach cleaning initiatives to help protect the landscapes that provide such an amazing backdrop for sport in Khao Lak. The package is available for stays until 31 Oct 2022.
Guests can begin their stay with an exhilarating zip lining experience, right in the heart of the Khao Lak Lamru National Park. Home to impressive mountains and lush tropical evergreen montane forests, here guests can swing between the trees and take in the views of the jungle floors below while getting their heart rates pumping. After the energetic jungle encounter, the experience ends with a drift along the park’s rivers on a traditional bamboo raft.
Also included in the package is the opportunity to discover Koh Kho Khao on two wheels with a guided morning cycling tour of the small local island, which can be seen to the north of The Sarojin beach. The flat terrain here is best explored by bike and guests can expect to encounter quiet beaches, vast fields, a variety of birds and even herds of water buffalo – it’s the perfect experience for those wanting to combine a love of cycling with nature. Transportation to the island by longtail boat is included.
For extreme adventure, guests can then head to Phang Nga Bay for an unforgettable rock-climbing experience. The area is renowned for its dramatic limestone cliffs that emerge from the emerald-green water and is also home to the remarkable Koh Panyee, a sea gypsy village which is primarily built on stilts appearing to float. It’s here where guests can attempt to climb a 20-metre rock formation that offers breathtaking views of the settlement below. Once descended, a guided stroll around the village to meet residents and independent businesses provides valuable insight into the local way of life before lunch and then the final climb of the day which is tailor-made for each guest.
Back at the resort, the package concludes with a 90-minute yoga and meditation class held in The Sarojin’s idyllic tropical gardens or by the pool, with a gentle session of Vinyasa Yoga followed by restorative mindful meditation.
There’s also plenty more for sporting enthusiasts to enjoy in and around the resort, from the use of complimentary mountain bikes to explore nearby towns and jungle paths on land to sailing catamarans, sail boats, sea kayaks and windsurfing boards for those more tempted by the water. The resort’s infinity pool provides the perfect spot for a refreshing swim or for surfers, neighbouring beaches such as Nangthong, Bang Niang and Pakarang have waves between 1-3 metres. The secluded 11km stretch of white sand beach on The Sarojin’s doorstep is ideal for running and walking and guests strolling the sands can take part in the resort’s ongoing beach cleaning activities by collecting any litter or recycling they see on route and returning it to be processed – canvas collection bags decorated by the local Camillian Centre, a day care facility for children with disabilities which is supported by the resort, are available at the beach hut.
Those wanting to help protect the stunning landscapes around the resort and enjoy a rewarding end to their sporting adventure can join The Sarojin team on one of their regular volunteer days in the community, such as supporting the Baan Nam Kem Mangrove Forest Planting Project which was set up by local fishermen following the 2004 tsunami. Here, guests can help plant new trees and restore the vital mangrove ecosystem which was damaged by the disaster.
The activities within this package are designed to showcase The Sarojin’s local area and give back to businesses and communities that are vital to Khao Lak. The ‘Sarojin Cares Sport’ package is based on a rate for two adults sharing a Garden Residence for seven nights for stays until 31 October 2022, inclusive of activities listed. Prices vary depending on the date of stay. Upgrades to a Pool Residence or Jacuzzi Pool Suite are available at an additional cost.
About The Sarojin
The Sarojin is beautifully set on an 11km stretch of secluded white sand beach in Khao Lak, just a 55-minute drive north of Phuket Airport, and is surrounded by five spectacular national parks and the world-famous dive sites of the Similan and Surin Islands. Designed in a contemporary Asian style, the five-star resort’s 56 deluxe residences are nestled within ten acres of tropical grounds leading directly onto the beachfront. Each guest room features its own private garden and “sala” sundeck, couples’ baths with waterfall showers, and plunge and relaxation pools that blend into the natural habitat. Other facilities include an attentive “Imagineer” who can create tailor-made experiences for hotel guests and complimentary use of a fully equipped fitness centre, mountain bikes, sailing catamarans, sail boats, sea kayaks and windsurfing boards. Tranquility is guaranteed as no children under the age of 10 are permitted to stay at The Sarojin.
The Sarojin has been recognised for its fine dining offering by The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, Phuket, and Phang-nga 2021. The highly-regarded restaurant guide honours those that consistently provide diners with high quality products, a ‘mastery of flavour and cooking techniques’ and value for money, as well as demonstrating the chef’s personality within the cuisine.
The Sarojin has been voted consistently in Conde Nast Traveller’s Top Resorts in Thailand: Readers’ Choice Awards 2013-2021
The Sarojin Community Care Fund
Established in December 2004 The Sarojin Community Care Fund, which was initially set up to help rebuild the communities surrounding our resort in the wake of the devastating 26 December tsunami, continues to contribute to a number of worthy local projects in Khao Lak. From providing medical provision for prosthetic limbs and supporting local orphanages with childcare, to building school classrooms, roads and covering the cost of a full-time veterinary surgeon to care for the local wildlife, there’s such a huge variety of ways our fund gives back to those closest to us. Guests are encouraged to donate to the fund during their stay, with 100% of the money raised distributed to local community projects.