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The Barai Residential Spa

With a sublime maze of pools, 18 chamber-style treatment rooms and dimly lit corridors doused in ochre red, The Barai pays homage to the Khmer temples of Angkor, but with hints of a Japanese garden and Arabian harem.
ADDRESS
Hyatt Regency Hua Hin 91 Hua Hin–Khao Takiap Rd., Hua Hin, Thailand

The Overview

With a sublime maze of pools, 18 chamber-style treatment rooms and dimly lit corridors doused in ochre red, The Barai pays homage to the Khmer temples of Angkor, but with hints of a Japanese garden and Arabian harem. Set over 2 hectares, it's easy to get lost, but eventually all paths lead to the Tranquility Court, a serene courtyard dotted with 100-year-old tamarind trees and a 30-meter lap pool. Designed by local architect Lek Bunnag (who worked with Bill Bensley on the Four Season's Chiang Mai and Langkawi), The Barai raised the bar for spa design in Thailand.

More indulgent than inventive, the eight guest suites attached to The Barai each take in a huge 126 square meters, with terrazzo floors, rich wood trimmings and a roof in the shape of ocean waves. Just as remarkable are the villa butlers.

Tel:
+66 32 521 234

Website:
thebarai.com

 

 

Published on Oct 13, 2009

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