In recent years, there has an explosion of spas mushrooming across many cities and countryside around the world. Many now have a differentiated offer: destination spa, health spa, resort spa, day spa, men’s spa, the list goes on.
A truly unique and original spa is few and far between. At The Barai, one finds a true original, a masterpiece of design and beauty.
The Barai Spa is located at The Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, set over 4.5 acres of beachfront land. First opened in 2007, it also has eight exclusive and luxurious residential spa suites, in addition to comprehensive spa treatment menus.
The architecture of The Barai is exquisitely, a stunning beauty. The famed Thai architect, Lec Bunnag designed the spa, drawing inspiration from ancient Thai and Khmer architecture.
The moment you step into The Barai, you are transported into another world. The key design element of this spa is ‘light’. The journey begins with a ‘Spiritual Walk’ where you pass through a dark and long passageway, almost devoid of sunlight. This is designed to shock the senses, and leave the hurried world behind. From here, you enter ‘The Gallery of a million stars’, where light pierces through a star-studded wall, casting a soft and blurry effect on the opposite wall. Then, you turn left into another narrow corridor, and what you see next will absolutely leave you breathless: an absolutely stunning reflective pond called the Salarai. Here, the pond is red and a perfect square, and the ceiling is the bright blue sky. You see the reflection; you feel the light.
You will then be welcomed to the reception and consultation area. The spa treatment menu is comprehensive. It is inspired by the rich history of ancient thai health rituals, and focuses on the elements of water, earth, fire and air. The Barai Blend massage is worth a try. It is a 90-minute treatment that can be tailor-made to remedy your individual needs. If you liked the products, they are available for sale at the end of your treatment. When it is all over, you will be taken to McFarland House along the beach for some light refreshments, and to relive the glorious experience you just had, at The Barai.
This is one spa destination not to be missed. You will find absolutely peace and serenity, in a quiet beautiful repose.The Barai Spa Hyatt regency Hua Hin Thailand. Tel: +663 2521234 www.thebarai.com
- Shahrom Rashid