The Sarojin is preparing to celebrate Thailand’s well-known annual Songkran Festival (13th to 15th April), with a host of complimentary activities being offered to guests who visit the property during the festival period.
In addition to the activities, the luxury boutique resort is offering some enticing packages via its tour operator partners with prices lower than the higher peak season months, making it the ideal time to visit the award-winning property.
The Songkran Festival celebrates Thailand’s New Year and usually sees three days of vibrant celebrations taking place across the country, including parades, performances, pageants and parties. However, it is the festival’s connections to water that are most well-known.
Songkran Day officially falls on Saturday, 13th April 2024, although celebrations traditionally take place across the country between 12th-15th April and sometimes even longer.
Both The Sarojin and Khao Lak, the resort in which the property is based, will be marking this very special Thai Buddhist Holiday with a series of events for guests to enjoy.
The Sarojin’s main celebrations will take place on Friday 12th April, and the morning’s activities start at 9 am in The Sarojin’s lush garden beside the main swimming pool, where local monks convene to collect alms and give blessings – a very spiritual experience which is always extremely popular with guests.
After this very auspicious occasion, guests will enjoy traditional Thai music, dance and natural art, as well as some fantastic desserts prepared by The Sarojin’s highly-respected Executive Chef Gogh.
After the morning’s activities, water celebrations, which are symbolic of the Songkran Festival, will take place around The Sarojin’s swimming pool and in the evening, from 7 pm, guests will be treated to ‘The Sarojin’s 4 regions of Thai cuisine’ gastronomic experience at the property’s beachfront Edge restaurant, tasting delicious specialities from all over Thailand.
Guests can then sit back and relax as they watch local musicians and dancers perform traditional Thai entertainment.
The Sarojn’s owner, Kate Kemp, remarks: “Songkran is always a joyous occasion across Thailand, and we love to give our guests a flavour of the celebrations that are typical at this time of year. It is an excellent time to come to the property as rates are lower than the peak season months, and guests have the chance to gain a really unique insight into Thailand’s incredible culture.”
As well as the celebrations taking place at The Sarojin, guests are advised to visit Khao Lak and The Sarojin’s nearest town, Takuapa Old Town, where Songkran is marked with symbolic traditions including morning merit-making, visiting local temples, offering food to the Buddhist monks and pouring water on Buddha statues, a traditional ritual representing purification and the washing away of one’s sins and bad luck.
Some sample packages being offered to The Sarojin to celebrate Songkran can be seen below:
Best At Travel
- Return Flights from London Heathrow on EVA Air and Bangkok Airways, including all airport taxes
- Return Private Airport Transfers
- 10 nights at The Sarojin, staying in a Garden Residence room on a bed-and-breakfast basis
- Price: £2,549 per person (based on 2 travelling)
- For departures 08th-12th April 2024
- Price Includes discount of 10% when booked before 23rd February 2024
For more information or to book: www.bestattravel.co.uk or call 020 3993 4098
- Return Flights from London Stansted on Emirates, including all airport taxes
- Seven nights at The Sarojin, staying in a Garden Residence room on a bed-and-breakfast basis
- Price: From £2,399 per person (Save up to £415 per couple)
- For departures 9th April 2024
For more information or to book: www.kuoni.co.uk or call 0800 088 5143 or visit a Kuoni store.