Do we go to our favourite restaurant and bars and pay double the price, or do we have a house party and worry about clearing up the next day? Well last year, I decided to say absolutely not to all of that and jumped on a plane out of here!!
If you have ever jetted away for New Year you will know it is the most relaxing and fun way to see in midnight. Last year, I flew out to Thailand and landed in the most amazing hotel, just outside of Phuket, The Sarojin Hotel in Khoa Lak. After travelling for nearly 20 hours and being on two flights, the long trip was well worth the wait! The hotel really has that ‘wow factor’ and you instantly feel calm and relaxed.
The rooms are stunning and most are on the ground floor with your own private terrace.
The décor is beautiful, with that added luxe you get in Thai hotels – plus, there was an incredible free standing stone bath that I feel in love with!
Breakfast is included & is officially the best breakfast I have ever had! You have a huge menu to choose from, every fresh fruit juice you can imagine & champagne too, after all, what would New Year be without a drop of bubbles?!
The hotel offers two restaurants or you can have a candle lit private dining experience on the beach, private bay or in the jungle! There is a really relaxed and romantic atmosphere here so absolutely perfect for couples.
As the hotel is very secluded they offer lots of day trips to explore the surrounding area! While I was there I did one of the full day boat trips. It was so beautiful to see Thailand from a different perspective. The trip includes a private car to the boat, a full day on your own boat with champagne and nibbles, canoeing & lunch on a floating town! (Yes, that’s right, a floating town!!)
As I went for NYE the hotel was even more special. They decorated everywhere with thousands of fairy lights which looked so magical! To celebrate, they hosted a huge buffet around the pool, which is honestly the poshest buffet I have ever seen in my life!! Fresh lobster, oysters, steak, sushi – you name it, they had it! Plus, there was a great singer on a stage by the pool while we all ate. Then you move to the beach for a party with a DJ & your own private table complete with champagne! At midnight, there was a beautiful firework display & you set off lanterns. Overall, an amazing experience and much better than being packed into a hot nightclub!
If you book with Mr & Mrs Smith you also get a free 60 minute Thai Massage as part of their perks package.
What has your experience of Thailand been? Let me know!