KHAO LAK Travel Guide
After opening up not long after the 2005 tsunami, Phuket's The Sarojin has rocketed to the top of the TripAdvisor charts as the number one luxury spot to stay in the area. It's also won prizes as Asia's Leading Boutique Hotel and as the World Luxury Romantic Hotel.
Many of its 56 rooms have their own plunge pool; they also have stylish timber floors, king-size beds, couples' baths and free Wifi. The resort's motto is "relaxation, freedom, inspiration" and the surroundings would certainly provide this for most people, especially the infinity pool and the nearby beaches.
Recently the Sarojin's started offering Elephant Safari Packages which include airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast and half-day treks into the rainforests of Khao Lak. The ride takes guests through jungle scenery and to high waterfalls fromt he comfort of the back of an elephant. Okay, maybe more a bumpy ride than comfortable, but you get back to the comfort of the resort afterwards.