Relaxing spa packages and wellness treatments in Hua Hin
Although overnight stays in one of the eight über-luxurious rooms at Hua Hin’s renowned Barai Suites feature such extravagances as daily massages, and aromatherapy steams and milk baths in your suite, you can also simply visit the Barai Spa (91 Hua Hin-Khao Takiab Rd) itself and experience all that this iconic facility has to offer. Located within the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin resort, this spectacular beachfront retreat provides a truly unforgettable spa experience. Lofty domed ceilings inset with star shaped skylights invoke memories of the hammam, while each treatment room comes with an outer pool courtyard for showering and relaxing.
Sessions start with a Healthy Lifestyle Consultation, including body composition analysis, followed by the treatment of your choice. There is an extensive menu of options, starting at B1,200, as well as spa packages ranging from two to four hours. In addition, all guests to the spa and suites can use the elegant day spa with sauna, steam, healthy drinks and snacks, and luxury amenities. Spa is open daily from 10am till 9pm.
Since opening its first branch in Chiang Mai almost 20 years ago, Let’s Relax has expanded widely, and now has outlets across Thailand. In Hua Hin they are located at 234/1 Phetkasem Road, and their signature treatment, the Aromatic Hot Stone Massage, uses heated volcanic stones and warm oils to take your massage to another level. Other popular treatments include the classics—Thai massage, aromatherapy, foot massage, facials, and a floral bath—but they also offer reflexology and a special “4 hands” massage Open daily from 10am to midnight.
Offering a mix of traditional and contemporary treatments—including the signature V Balancing Massage which combines shiatsu and Thai massage techniques—the V Spa (63/39 Petchkasem Rd) is a must-visit destination if you want to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles, and improve your overall well-being. Other intriguing treatments include the Apple Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Therapy, as well as many kinds of fruit scrubs. The spa is part of the Sofitel M Gallery V Villas Hua Hin. Open daily from 10am till 8pm.
Meaning “illumination” in Arabic, Noora Spa (63/411 Moo Baan Nong Kae) fittingly offers treatments culled from North African and Indian heritages, as it is part of the Marrakesh Resort. The spa is designed in contemporary Moroccan style, filled out with seven treatment rooms including Jacuzzi and steam options. Highlights are the Moroccan Hammam Bath experience, featuring Arabian beauty rituals using Argan oil, and the Radiant Massage, in which fragrance-infused candles and natural gold powder are slowly melted together, leaving the skin aglow. Open daily from 9am till 8pm.
Located in a three-storeyed teak wood house known as ‘Baan Satukarn’, the Raintree Spa (48 Salakham Rd), which also has three branches in Bangkok, opened in Hua Hin in 2008. They offer a variety of tantalizing treatments of varying lengths—the longest of which is the three-hour and 45-minute Royal Prelude Package which combines foot soak and scrub, aromatic steam, mineral bath, Thai herbal body scrub/wrap, aromatherapy massage, and a super moisturizing facial. Open daily from 11am to 11pm.
First opened in 1995, the Chiva-Som luxury health resort remains the epitome of first-class wellness treatment in Thailand, offering a huge array of holistic treatments, lifestyle programmes, medical services, healing massages, and fitness regimes, as well as 54 luxurious accommodation units, superb health-conscious dining options, and a stunning beachfront location.
The atmosphere is a mix of friendly Thai aesthetics and high-end, clinical-grade facilities—from the outdoor wooden Yoga Pavillion, to the indoor Water Therapy Suites (separate for men and women) which are full of gleaming tiles and chrome faucets, and the Watsu therapy pool (pictured), which gently stretches and relaxes the body. But these divergent elements simply contribute to an overall whole that literally takes care of all your wellness needs. In addition, the on-site Niranlada Medi-Spa complements the traditional approach with the latest developments in modern aesthetic treatments and micro-invasive cosmetic surgery.
The price and duration depends on the room size and retreat package you choose—over a dozen are listed on the website—and although each package includes meals, the treatments guests receive differ, as they are customized according to your initial health consultation which guests go through upon arrival. A minimum three-night stay is required for almost all guests, but some programs can extend to a full 14 days.