The Barai is one of the premier luxury spas in Thailand set over 4.5 acres 18,500 square meters] of beachfront land offering you a journey of the mind, body and spirit, where the art of the architecture is your guide. To provide the path to inner tranquility, through stunning surroundings and architecture, through the luxury Barai Suites designed as sanctuaries to rejuvenate and rest, through the Barai Spa offering customized authentic therapies and signature massages that are inspired by the traditions of ancient Thai health rituals combined with the best of Western therapies and through healthy dining and balancing lifestyle options such as Yoga and Tai Chi. It is not apparent from the first stepping-stones that you are about to experience an astonishing journey of mind/body/spirit, with unique architecture as a guide. The world is left behind on entering the mysterious dark and shadowy Entrance Gallery. There isan immediate sense of emotional calmness and a slowing of pace whils comprehending the feeling of peace and tranquility from deep within.
Throughout The Barai, the single colour of traditional Thai ochrered permeates, allowing the eye to absorb the architectural flow, whilst the body and mind sink even deeper into relaxation. After being met at the Salarai water court, you are welcomed into the reception area where preparations are made for the next step of the journey. With its holistic approach to wellness, a custom-designed treatment plan suited to your own requirements, is prepared. The Barai offers an intuitive selection of treatments based on the Thai belief of maintaining the vitality and balance of the four elements: water for relaxation and indulgence ; earth for balancing and cleansing; air for purification and beautification; and fire for energizing and replenishing. Every aspect of your chosen element flows through the treatment sequence from the music accompanying your selected massage, the sensual aromas and the creative and flavor some food. A personal spa butler guides you to one of the 18 exotic treatment rooms through sand floored corridors, past intriguing glimpses of sculptures and rippled walls that lure your gaze to the open sky. Couples can also enjoy this experience together in the privacy of one of the double rooms, three of which offer deluxe hydrotherapy treatments, a Vichy treatment room and steam room.
Within the treatment room, the kaleidoscopic colours of the four elements play with the light, the essential oils of the chosen element tantalize the olfactory senses whilst you are gently caressed with the dulcet tones of the harmonizing music. Here the sensory journey continues as you are left alone to enjoy the steam room and milk bath. The massage therapist then takes you further down the sensual pathway of your Barai experience. If you choose the Compress Massage, each compress used is freshly prepared with fresh herbs and flowers, in conjunction with your selected element oils. The opulence of The Barai is in the monochrome décor, the feather-mattressed massage beds, soaring ceilings, space enhancing mirrors, treasures behind the sliding doors and the knowledge that there is little intrusion into the dignity of your deeply personal journey.
It is not possible to immediately face the realities of the outside world after indulging in a Barai treatment experience. The Barai recognizes time is needed to recalibrate, so Tranquility Court with its shady, stone and sand courtyard and lap pool offers tantalizing glimpses of the sea, whilst still enveloped in the sanctuary of serenity – a perfect location for contemplation and transition. The Barai is set on 4.5 acres of serene beachfront property adjoining the Hyatt.
For the absolute indulgent experience, you can stay in one of the eight residential spa suites, fully equipped with steam room, soaking tub, Thai massage bed area, and other exclusive tailormade furniture including the unique 3x2m bed. Historic McFarland House, a beachfront two-storey pavilion with its vast sea panorama, is the last stop on your voyage of personal discovery. Each meal served is delicious and flavor some and is integral to each element’s individuality Once you have experienced The Barai, a haven of rest and rejuvenation for the mind, body and spirit, there will be no doubt in your mind that this is definitely Hua Hin’s Jewel in the Crown.