The second most beautiful resort I’ve ever been to, the Hyatt Hua Hin is lovely. The lobby is open air and overlooks and enormous elephant statue and the sea. Meandering pools, a slide for the kiddies, and a secluded area for preferred Hyatt guests make it wonderful as well. After a small hiccup or two and a mild complaint by me (which I rarely do), I was upgraded to a two room suite. Lucky girl I am!
The spa, called Barai, is also extraordinary. It does’t surpass my beloved Grove Park Inn Spa in Asheville, NC (due to its stunning views, very comfortable relaxation areas, unmatched stone pool, and fantastic sauna/steam/plunge pool) but it does have the most beautiful architecture and treatment rooms. After walking through the tranquility court, you enter the spa reception. Even the hallways, locker room, and shower areas are interesting from an artistic perspective. Snapping photos all the way, my breath was taken away when I entered my treatment room. I was to have a traditional Thai massage after a milk bath. The pictures don’t begin to even describe how sensational this place was….niches backlit, mosaic mirrors, enormous tub floating in water, stained glass, 20 ft. tall wood doors, even the skylight was art. I’ve been fortunate enough to see many beautiful things in my travels, but I fell in love.
Finally, my last night in Thailand happened to be Valentines. Ooof. I went to dinner for a last hurrah at the McFarland House on site at the Hyatt. Located right on the ocean with beautifully lit columns, tables, jazz music, the sound of the sea was what I wanted. Unfortunately, I was reminded or asked five times by the staff that I was alone on this holiday for lovers…YES, I get it….NO, it did not escape my consciousness.
That being said, my stay was wonderful. The people were kind and accommodating in a way that is rarely experienced elsewhere. I’d love to come back here….just not on the day of love!
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Location:Hua Hin, Thailand