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THE BARAI is one of the premier luxury spas in Thailand set over 4.5 acres (18,500 square metres) of Hua Hin beachfront land. It offers luxury residential spa accommodation, extensive spa treatments, signature massages, as well as Yoga, Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle programmes.

THE BARAI was designed by renowned Thai architect Khun Lek Bunnag, who was first inspired to create this project when he visited the Baton Temple in Cambodia’s Angkor.  THE BARAI is named after ‘Barays’, the large man-made reservoirs created by the Khmers to channel irrigated water for their daily use, believed to be the life arteries of the empire and a source of life, wellbeing and healing.

THE BARAI is a journey of the mind, body and spirit, with the architecture as the guide. The goal of the journey is a delightful feeling of peace and tranquility deep within your inner self. Art is the defining aspect of the architecture, which has been designed to create moods and elicit an emotional impact. THE BARAI exudes a holistic approach to wellness to provide the path to inner tranquility. Custom-designed treatments echoing your personal needs and desires allow you to create the journey that is best suited to your own body, mind and spirit.


The original meaning of spa is “healing by water”. Centered around water, the spa is designed to emphasise this essential element and it plays a significant role in THE BARAI experience. The water symbolises the source of life, a place to replenish, to rejuvenate and to heal.

Our essential offerings are customised authentic therapies and signature massages that are inspired by the traditions of ancient Thai health rituals combined with the best of Western therapies, Healthy dining and balancing Lifestyle options such as Yoga and Tai Chi.


  • Best for Luxury Value-  Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2018
  • Outstanding Performance for Health & Wellness Tourism – Thailand Tourism Awards 2017
  • Best Spa ‘Silver Award’ – Exotiq Best of the Best Award 2017
  • Luxury Hotel & Spa of the Year – The Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017
  • Award for “Best for WOW factor” – SpaFinder Wellness Travel Awards 2016
  • Award of Outstanding Performance for Resort Spa in Thailand – Thailand Tourism Awards 2015
  • Award of Outstanding Performance for Resort Spa in Thailand – Thailand Tourism Awards 2013
  • Top Ten Pool Villas in Thailand – Wallpaper Magazine 2012
  • Award of Excellence for Resort Spa in Thailand – Thailand Tourism Awards 2010
  • Best Resort Spa – Spa Asia Crystal Awards 2009
  • Best Resort Spa 2009 – Asia Spa & Wellness Festival 2009
  • Best Spa Ambience – Asia Spa & Wellness Festival 2009
  • 30 Most Fascinating Resorts & Hotels – GM Style Magazine 2008
  • Spa Design of the Year – Asia Spa Awards 2008
  • 50 of Asia’s Best – Luxury Travel Magazine Australia
  • Best New Spa – TTG Travel Awards 2007
  • Best Resort Spa – Spa Asia Crystal Awards 2007
  • 30 Best Resort in Asia 2007 – Weekend Weekly Magazine Hong Kong
  • IT LIST 2007 – Travel + Leisure Magazine
  • HOT LIST 2007 – Conde Nast Traveler Magazine


  • Kiwi Collection
  • Conde Nast Johansens
  • The Luxury Spa Edit
  • Quintessentially
  • Fit Reisen Premium Quality Hotel/ Spa Deluxe