These esteemed awards were presented to representatives of The Sarojin by Her Royal Highness Princess of Thailand Ubolratana, in recognition of the resort’s outstanding conservation efforts and contribution to growing
In celebration of these latest accolades, The Sarojin has launched a special “Taste of Thailand” package, offering guests a unique opportunity observe local Thai life and experience a taste of Thailand culture and way of life that cannot be found elsewhere. The newly created package allows guests to mix a five-star level of comfort with an interest in the local culture and the environment. It offers a range of exclusive tours to some of
A full-day Thai cooking class with Chef at the local Takuapa riverbank preceded by a trip to a nearby food market to shop for authentic produce. Travel will be via traditional pleat boat giving passengers a rare opportunity to observe rural Thai life within these waterways.
A full-day ‘Glimpse of Local Life’ tour taking guests off the tourist trail to gain an authentic insight into daily life, culture, history and a variety of local industries. Memorable local industry tours include visits to a freshwater prawn farm, swallow nest farm and cashew nut plantation to see how local produce is created for human consumption.
A full-day journey by traditional fishing boat to explore the Klong Teaw Estuary and experience an extraordinary insight into the local fish farming industry and this fascinating water ecosystem. The trip will include a kayak excursion, a visit to a fish farming centre, a trek through the spectacular
A half-day visit for guests to interact with local children at the Baan Tharn Namchai and Hands Across the Water Orphanage. The orphanage is home to more than 60 children, most of whom are victims of the Asian Tsunami in Khao Lak, and is testament to the power of the human spirit.
The Sarojin’s “Taste of Thailand” package starts from THB 114,200 (approximately GBP 2,155) for two people. The price includes six nights’ accommodation in a luxurious Garden Residence, all day à la carte breakfast with sparkling wine and private airport transfers to and from
One of the finest resort properties in
The Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund was launched in December 2004 and has benefited a number of communities in the local area, as well as further afield. Projects have included assisting with the recovery of the Pakarang boatyard and restoring local livelihoods; working with Red Cross to support provision for prosthetic limbs; helping to develop new school buildings and children’s play and education equipment; sponsoring a full-time veterinary animal surgeon in Khao Lak; ongoing charity work for local orphanages; and much more.
“The Sarojin provides a brilliant example of a luxury resort remaining true to its local community,” said Justin Francis, Managing Director of responsibletravel.com and organiser of the Thailand Green Awards judging process. “Guests can either relax in absolute luxury, safe in the knowledge that the resort is doing its bit for the community, or they can go out and engage with the locals through the “Glimpse of Local Life” excursions. The fact that responsible travel is built into the product makes The Sarojin even more magical.”
“We are extremely honoured and proud to have won the Thailand Green Awards 2010,” comments Kate Kemp, co-owner of The Sarojin. “It is a key company priority to create environments where guests can engage with the local community and really touch and feel