With all the rich food and other indulgences around Hua Hin, you’ll want to treat your body to a little rest and relaxation—or, perhaps, recovery. There’s no shortage of stellar spas in town. To guide you on your way, we’ve included a snapshot of the some of the best.
Starting with its first branch in Chiang Mai nearly two decades ago, Let’s Relax has widely expanded over the years. Now, there are outlets across Thailand. The day spa in Hua Hin abides by the credo “Lavish Indulgence” and is located at the trendy Market Village. Its signature treatment, the Aromatic Hot Stone Massage, uses heated volcanic stones and warm oils to take massages to another level. Other popular treatments include all the classics—Thai massage, aromatherapy, foot massage, facials, and a floral bath—as well as reflexology and a special “4 hands” massage. It’s a fine place to unwind after a day on the sands or at the shop.
After 20 years, Chiva-Som remains at the forefront of wellness in Thailand. Located on Hua Hin’s beachfront, the resort counts 58 rooms and a staggering 70 treatment rooms—including a kinesis studio, a kneipp bath, and a sauna—among its reinvigorating comforts. The resort offers extensive physiotherapy, fitness, spa, and holistic health facilities, where ancient therapies of the East come together with new Western techniques. Customers usually start with a consultation to determine recommended programmes and activities. And there are many activities. Over 150, in fact, from Tai Chi to Pilates to medical services. The cherry on top, Chiva-Som also offers award-winning cuisine using fruits and vegetables organically grown in its own garden.
Adjacent to the Hyatt Regency, The Barai spa offers luxury residential accommodation, extensive treatments, signature massages, yoga sessions, and fitness and lifestyle programmes. The spa’s concept is based on a balance of the four elements (water, earth, air, and fire). Customers choose their experience from a range of multi-treatment rituals and individual therapies by letting the elements guide their personal needs and desired results—from stress relief, balance restoration, and beauty treatments to increasing energy. The Barai also offers facials, massages, body wraps, beauty treatments, yoga, and even cooking classes.
Meaning “illumination” in Arabic, Noora offers spa experiences curated from North African and Indian heritages. Part of the Marrakesh Resort and Spa, the spa is accordingly 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 soft and aglow.
Offering a mix of traditional and contemporary treatments, V Spa ups the ante by giving guests the option to enjoy their treatment in the privacy of their villa. The signature V Balancing Massage uses a combination of shiatsu and Thai massage techniques, as well as reflexology and soothing aromatic herbal oils, to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles, and improve well-being on the whole. Other intriguing treatments include the Apple Stem Cell Anti-Aging Facial Therapy and the many kinds of fruit scrubs. For a more active way to heal, the resort and spa offers yoga, Tai Chi, and Thai boxing classes each day.