Thailand’s luxurious 56-roomed boutique residence, The Sarojin, is playing cupid this Valentine’s Day with an assortment of magical experiences guaranteed to impress at the most romantic time of the year. From private dining beside a jungle waterfall beneath the stars to sharing a little love with the local community and a Buddhist Blessing of Love, The Sarojin has revealed its ultimate ‘just for two’ experiences to enjoy in the month of romance…
Pick the table of your dreams and let The Sarojin create the magic…
Having just been featured in the highly-respected MICHELIN Guide 2020*, The Sarojin guarantees an unforgettable dining experience this Valentine’s Day where couples can pick the table of their dreams to create the perfect personalised dinner. Couples can indulge in exquisite dishes, created by Executive Chef Gogh and his team, in a choice of stunning locations from banqueting under the stars on a secluded stretch of white sand beach to dining on a picturesque private sand isle accessible only by boat. Guests can also opt to dine by The Sarojin’s pool illuminated by twinkling lights in a private pavilion, or for a truly memorable setting dinner can be served in front of a stunning candlelit jungle waterfall – the ideal spot for popping the big question.
Private dining options for two start from THB 8,004 (approx. £197) on Valentine’s Day.
Set sail for romance aboard the Lady Sarojin…
With exclusive use of the Lady Sarojin yacht, guests can treat loved ones to the ultimate day of romance at sea. Cruise, swim and snorkel off the coast of the Similan and Surin Islands, renowned for their underwater beauty, marine life and coral, or simply just enjoy an afternoon on the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea while relaxing on deck. In the evening, couples cruise the beautiful mangrove “Everglades” and admire the mesmerising sunsets of Pakarang Bay aboard the private charter, with freshly made cocktails and canapés.
Private yacht charter experiences aboard the Lady Sarojin start from THB 16,000 (approx. £395).
Share a little love and it comes back to you…
Guests are invited to share a little love this Valentine’s Day with a couple’s cooking class at the local Camillian Social Centre, which cares for disabled children in the community. The Sarojin’s ‘Street Food, Cook for Kids’ activity, which is part of the resort’s ‘The Sarojin Cares’ initiative, offers couples the chance to work together to create a special Thai feast for the children. Under the expert guidance of The Sarojin’s Executive Chef Gogh, couples visit a local market to collect the ingredients needed to create a truly heart-warming menu before visiting the centre to cook for and meet the children.
For those looking to cook their way to their loved one’s heart this Valentine’s Day, The Sarojin also offers a variety of other couples’ cooking classes to choose from, showcasing the very best of Thai cuisine, culture and local produce. From beginners to advanced, the experience can be tailored to every ability and classes can be held at idyllic locations around Khao Lak and the resort, including the scenic beach front and at the site of a spectacular jungle waterfall, for an added touch of romance.
Couples’ cooking classes start from THB 11,900 (approx. £293).
Tender loving care for the soul…
This Valentine’s Day, couples can opt for a Buddhist Blessing of Love to truly indulge the mind and soul with a memorable blessing from a Thai Buddhist monk at a local temple. This truly special and intimate experience is designed to bring couples closer to Thai custom and culture, and to each other, as the monk gently pours holy water over them while chanting ancient mantras to honour their love with his spiritual blessing.
Buddhist Blessing of Love experience for two starts from THB 2,200 (approx. £54).
On returning to The Sarojin, those wanting a truly relaxing day can indulge in a couple’s spa package at the residence’s Pathways Spa. A secluded haven surrounded by coconut groves and lush greenery, guests can enjoy a couple’s massage in one of the spa’s open-air treatment pavilions while taking in the sounds and smells of the natural surroundings. To end the experience, the spa team can organise a romantic couple’s bath complete with petals and refreshments, or guests can enjoy a late breakfast* served with sparking wine until 6pm beside the pool or under the shade of The Sarojin’s majestic ficus tree.
Spa packages for two start from THB 4,944 (approx. £122) based on one 60-minute Thai or Aroma massage per person.
Dinner by moonlight…
For a truly romantic end to Valentine’s Day this year, The Sarojin is also offering a beach-front four-course Valentine’s Day dinner, where couples will be treated to a gourmet menu of internationally inspired cuisine. From beautifully pan seared foie gras and smoked salmon to Andaman lobster and beef tenderloin on the BBQ, there’s plenty for couples to enjoy. Those with a sweet tooth will love the amaretto brûlée, banoffee tart and chocolate brownie. Throughout the meal couples will be serenaded by a live band, playing music to bring this secluded setting to the epitome of romance and at the end of the evening guests will be invited to release a special spirit lantern into the sky – making a wish for the year ahead.
The Sarojin’s Valentine’s Dinner on the Beach costs THB 2,450++ per person (approx. £60++) and is subject to a 10% service charge and 7% VAT.
Room rates for February 2020 from THB 16,849 (approx. £415 per night*) for 2 persons sharing a luxurious Garden Residence, inclusive of all day a la carte breakfast* with sparkling wine (served until 6pm for 2 persons) and all taxes. For an extra special stay, guests can upgrade to The Sarojin’s new Jacuzzi Pool Suites for an additional THB 10,497 per night (approx. £259).
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 2020*. 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 was voted second in Conde Nast Traveller’s Top 20 Resorts in Thailand: Readers’ Choice Awards 2019.