Khao Lak, Thailand, March 14, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Reimagined beach front retreat pioneers a new style of travel, based around a collection of warm, intentional, natural and uplifting experiences. The intimate dining experience on the beach at sunset is one of a host of experiences offered to guests at the resort. JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, the pioneering beachfront retreat in southern Thailand, have unveiled 21 signature experiences for 2023 that will enable every guest to explore the authentic heart and soul of their destination and elevate their vacation. Designed for a new generation of experience-seeking globetrotters, including curious couples, fun-seeking families and friends with a passion for discovery, these engaging activities will ignite every visitor’s appetite for adventure.
Whether you want to experience the Warm, Intentional, Uplifting or Natural, simply pick from any of these enlivening activities, each of which has been carefully crafted by the resort’s team of experts.
Let us help you take care of the most important people in your life. We can arrange a beachside Family Picnic, complete with a tipi, picnic basket, blanket and so much more, or gather your loved ones for a Family BBQ, crafted by a private chef in the JW Garden and filled with fresh ingredients, local seafood and prime meats. For romantic couples, our culinary team can serve a Romantic Dinner at a candlelit table for two in any location you desire. If you care about nature, head down to the JW Garden, where you can learn about our three signature ingredients: rosella, Thai basil and lemongrass, which can be seen all around our resort.
Discover the rich culture of Khao Lak with a Beachfront Sunday Market – an invigorating and immersive encounter that will stimulate the senses with exotic sights, sounds and smells. For a more soothing activity, our Coconut Workshops will teach you how to make traditional southern Thai coconut oils and soaps by hand, while our spa packages are full of organic scrubs and therapies. Alternatively, simply grab ice-cold coconuts from our Coconut Boat as you relax in the lagoon pool or on the terrace with your loved ones. Finally, Movie Night is Khao Lak’s first open air beachfront cinematic experience – a wonderful way to unwind.
What could be better than learning a new skill on your vacation? Our experts are ready to show you their skills and teach you the tricks you need to be a master crafter. Led by our resident mixologists, our Mixology Master Class will reveal how to blend the perfect cocktail using fresh produce from the JW Garden, while the Culinary Master Classes let you recreate some of the resort’s most amazing dishes, include handmade pasta with Chef Enzo, Indian spices with Chef Mohan or Thai cookery with Chef Sa. Wellness seekers can also join our organic Bath Bomb Workshop, using ingredients from the JW Garden.
For children, family vacations are when many of life’s most magical memories are made. Treat your kids to an array of inspiring experiences and activities, including the chance to watch a Magician perform tricks before their eyes, or take part in Kids’ Daily Rituals at Sala, the casual poolside restaurant, such as sea boxing, games, cookie decorating, mocktail making and more. Unleash your children’s creativity with Wall Painting sessions, as they swap paper and pens for a vast canvas, or uncover arts & crafts, aquatic adventures and discovery walks with our daily Kids’ Club Activities. Then, at the end of the day, gather round a fire pit on the beach for Marshmallow Toasting.
If you’re passionate about sustainability, our innovative Art of Trash workshops combine creativity with sustainability as we take debris and driftwood from the shore and turn it into stunning sculptures. From Q2 2023, we’ll also be delighted to invite you to our Shark Nursery, a dedicated marine sanctuary that connects all ages with the Andaman Sea’s threatened bamboo sharks. Join our fully trained team of conservationists and find out how they nurture the sharks, from the incubation of eggs to the time of release.
Find physical fulfilment on your vacation with our active experiences. Join our Muay Thai instructor and learn the art of Thai boxing, a colourful martial art that is steeped in tradition. Alternatively, a Bike Tour can reveal the many wonders of Khao Lak, including local villages, Chong Fah Waterfall, Bang Niang Market and even the chance to present alms to Buddhist monks at the nearby temple. Mindfulness can also be achieved with a Floating Yoga class, as you stretch your body and achieve physical and spiritual equilibrium on our purpose-built floating yoga platforms.
“Today’s travellers do not only want to see a new destination – they want to live it, breathe it and feel it. That’s why we’ve curated a comprehensive collection of experiences that encompass every aspect of our resort and every type of guest. Following the completion of our transformative renovation, we are proud to unveil a new way of travelling that will connect our clientele with the spirit of southern Thailand,” said Abhimanyu Singh, General Manager, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites.
Following its recent transformation, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites have become the ultimate destination for experience-seeking travellers. With an intuitive collection of rooms, suites and villas to suit every style of vacation, from couples’ breaks to family escapes with young kids and teens, plus world-class restaurants, a stunning spa, fitness centre, kids’ club, and a 2.4 km-long lagoon pool – the longest in Southeast Asia – including an Aqua Play Zone, all nestled among landscaped tropical gardens just moments from the shore, this is an unparalleled beachfront retreat.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “J.W.” Marriott, who prioritized his own well-being so that he could take better care of others. Inspired by his approach to life and rooted in holistic well-being, JW Marriott properties offer a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every momfunent to the fullest. Today there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition.
About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. From The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis to W Hotels and more, Marriott Bonvoy has more luxury offerings than any other travel program. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques.