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Super luxurious way of Watching the jawai leopards
Superlative luxury and service ! Wonderful food and setting ! This is as good as it gets .... THE most glamorous wild life camp in Jawai ! They also let you be very close to the wild life with their smartly and glamorously designed tents ..... unlike the concrete blocks excessively loaded with unwanted clutter . The common areas and the pool too are top notch ! Expensive but worth it .....
Absolute Epitome Of Glamping
This place is absolutely magical. The staff are polite and attentive, and will try their best to go the extra mile for you. Special Mention : THAKUR - He's always there for us, and remembers all our little preferences; and VERDANT - He's the master of Leopards, and never fails to find us something interesting. Despite his eye injury, he pushed on with his duties. Salute. No words can do justice to Sujan Jawai. We went there for my birthday, and stayed in the Royal Tented Suite for 3 nights. We wanted to stay an extra night but that was not available and moved to a family tent for two of us. There IS a difference in the Royal Tented Suite - Royal. Personal Butler, Privacy, and you basically have your own holiday, regardless of what else and who else was in the resort. Even though we had to move, sadly on the last day to a Family Tent, the staff very kindly extended their hospitality towards our stay even though we had shifted out. Everything felt special. The drives, the private dinners, the special sundowner (with crocodiles in attendance), the extra private activities. The attentiveness of the staff, and the way they ensure that you are in no way inconvenienced, or disappointed. The food was amazing. My husband loved the Indian cuisine. I am rather particular about my diet and the source of the food, and I was amazed to see their garden where all the vegetables came from! The leopards were elusive and the staff tried their best to ensure that we were kept entertained during our drives. We had the customized Maruti-Suzuki jeep (which is crazy the way it eats up the terrain) to ourselves, and this made all the difference. I could stop anywhere, anytime, for my photographs, and the staff even helped to ask the Rabaris pose for shots. Every moment, every day felt special. Forget the price-point. You need to go there at least once to experience what SUPERLATIVE means. 6 Stars if I could give it!
Dishonest and overly expensive
We originally had booked a family tent in December for 2018. unfortunately my husband got ill, the travel agency informed them about my husband's illness and also send them the Doctor's letter from Apollo hospital. When my son and I arrived they took us to the family tent, we told them it just two of us we are happy to stay in the double tent. The butler was generous to say we can stay in the family tent because we are the only guests in the resort. We thanked them for their generosity.In the evening after the game drive we were offered cocktails but the waiter did not show us the menu so we thought the drinks were included the room rate of $2500 per night. The second day of our stay after eating breakfast ( chicken sausage) my son got very ill and spend the second day in the tent. The manager brought some kind of ginger drink in the tent for my son, he did not like the taste so he never drunk it. I received the bill they had charged $25 for the ginger juice which we never had ordered and $110 for four cocktails also over charged us on the tip we left for the staff. I told the staff member to charge my visa $120 for the tip which is quite a lot for Indian standard tipping but my credit card was charged $40 extra. No wonder the place was totally empty during the holidays. I shall dispute the tent charges with my credit card company.Since we did not pay Sujan directly they want the travel agency to take the loss. I will not recommend staying in any Sujan places. We stayed in two Sujan and we had a bad experience.
Simply amazing! Royal Tented Suite
We don’t ever want to leave! I am writing this sitting on a sunbed looking out over our own private swimming pool having just given our lunch order to our amazing butler, Virender, which will get delivered to out tent shortly. Our driver dropped us off and we were picked in in a safari jeep by Suraj Pal Singh who has been our driver and guide for the last few days, we are here 3 nights. You are greeted at that point with a welcome drink and when you arrive at the lodge by a welcome committee and a glass of champagne! Our butler gave us a brief tour of the main camp then took us down to the Royal Tented Suite, which is on it’s own on one side of the camp. It is beyond beautiful with a huge lovely bed with nets at night, we have not needed them. Air con and heating at night which we have. The bathroom is enormous with a huge shower (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturiser etc all provided). There is a large ‘mini’ bar with complementary soft drinks and a decanter of whisky (I have never been a fan, I am more of a gin girl but it is really lovely). The wifi is really strong in our tent and the username and password made us laugh. Laundry is excellent and fast. Outside the tent is a private heated swimming pool and sun loungers as well as a dining area and writing desk. I have to say we have not really been in the main camp, there is a little safari shop that I got a lovely bracelet from. Before you go on morning safari there are hot drinks, cookies and cakes. We chose to have ours in our tent but not sure if they do that for every tent. Game drives leave at 6.45 in Feb and you have a drink and cookie/cake stop when you are out. Breakfast is served in the main area when you return but you can request a bush breakfast in advance, we had one this morning and I won’t spoil anything but it was breath-taking! Lunch again is served in the main area but with the Royal Tented Suite you can have it served there, not sure about other tents. Afternoon hot/cold drinks and cakes/cookies are available in the main area before you go out in the afternoon again we have mainly had ours in our tent (not sure about other tents). You meet for drinks at 3.45 and leave at 4pm. You can change for dinner or go straight to the camp fire for drinks, snacks then dinner. We requested private dining one night which was stunning with our own private camp fire. The first night we had dinner by the main pool and for our last night have requested private dining by our own pool. The Royal Tented Suite comes with private game drives, if you are looking for animals round every corner then this is not the place for you. If you are looking for the most beautiful setting, to find out more about the local people and culture, to experience the most amazing 4x4 off road driving (hubbie is an experienced off road driver and he is impressed at the rock faces you go up and down), see some beautiful birds and search for leopards, then this is for you! In 3 game drives to date we have seen leopards on 2 so far (3 in total) they are up on the rocks way above you but you get fantastic binoculars and apparently sometimes come closer if you are lucky. We have been completely spoiled with a range of other surprises in the last couple of days and I won’t ruin them for anyone else but all I can say is that we have stayed in some stunning lodges in the past and this is my favourite so far!
Got here late afternoon and was here for only two nights so only got to do two drives (and had to miss my last morning drive for a work call) Welcome from team was quite overwhelming the whole team came out ! The tents and interiors were gorgeous and immaculate. The stargazing was mesmerizing. Sujan thought of everything, ie hot water bottle tucked into bed, 3 heaters in the room ( it did get really cold !) Plus they provided eye mask, ear plugs, fieldguide, etc. Food was fantastic and service flawless. Despite a thriving population of leopards, during the drives, the guides have to work hard coz leopards are pretty elusive (we city folks all had to use our zoom cameras and binoculars when they were spotted, while our guide SP just used his bare eyes) (I also think the guides should be spared from joining us during dinner coz they already have such long hours) This was not a typical safari experience, I came with no expectations but managed to see a young female on the freezing evening drive and a cub in the morning. I thought the landscape/ fauna around (caves, dam with cranes, crocodiles, emerald parakeets, peacocks, and pink flamingos) was splendid enough even if no sightings were made. There are a few villages nearby and these cave dwelling leopards and villagers apparently coexist peacefully. Only issue: it got miserably cold during our 4 pm afternoon drive. I had on a base layer underneath my cashmere sweater, vest, and fleece blanket but was still freezing from the 3.5 hr drive. Unlike traditional safari drives, no drinks were offered towards end of the drives & I just kept on dreaming about hot tea & getting back to the camp & bonfire. As I was with 4 other guests on their 1st drive, going back early was not an option.
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