Hua Hin certainly isn’t short of fabulous resorts and breathtaking beachfront hotels but when it comes to a place to unwind, inspire, and indulge in the best of what this carefree coastal getaway has to offer, nowhere quite compares to the Asara Villa & Suites.
Located in the popular coastal town of Hua Hin, just a short 2 hour drive from central Bangkok, the beach resort of Asara Villa & Suites promises a holiday you won’t be forgetting in a while. With landscaped pools and tropical gardens, luxury accommodation and first class facilities, friendly staff and a lovely stretch of private beach, the only disappointment will be when it comes time to leave.
Beach front living
Every single room and suite at the Asara comes with five-star amenities and excellent in-room facilities, with no expense spared with regards to comfort and decor. Each of the 46 one-bedroom pool villas has a spacious 150 square meters, with separate bedroom and living room, an a snug day bed perfect for that afternoon snooze when you need to recharge your batteries before a night out on the town. There are also 4 two-bedroom pool villas which offer a huge 200 square-meters and an additional private exotic garden with outdoor rain-shower. Both the one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas come with a private plunge pool, which you’ll be itching to dip into.
If you want to go all out VIP vacation, the star suite here is the Presidential Villa, a fancy pantsy, one-of-a-kind, super villa offering uninterrupted views of Hua Hin beach. This really is something special and even has its own private beach with floating daybeds. You’ll feel like a Hollywood movies star, enjoying three spacious pavilion room, including a spectacular master bedroom and stunning open-air living room and dining pavilion. You’ll also get to enjoy the villas large leisure whirlpool and steam-sauna, with the property offering total privacy, being surrounded by a flourishing tropical landscape.
So much to do
The villas at the Asara really are something special but as with any five-star resort, it’s the facilities which separate the great from the truly spectacular, and the Asara doesn’t fail to exceed all expectations.
Hua Hin is known for its luxury spas and many massage shops, and the on-site Asara Spa is about as good as it gets when it comes to perfect pampering. Set among a tropical calm of gardens and whirlpools, the experienced staff offer a wide range of signature spa treatments and therapies, from tradition Thai massages to intense deep tissue treatments, beauty baths, scrubs, steams, and facials.
In addition to a first class spa, the Asara is also home to a popular beauty salon offering professional hair and beauty treatments for both men and women. The salon staff are well skilled in hairdressing, manicures, pedicures, and other hair, face, and scalp treatments.
Other fantastic facilities at the Asara include several oasis swimming areas and secret tropical lagoons, with two main pools offering air-jets, children’s splash zones, and poolside bar and restaurant services. If you went to stimulate your brain or indulge in some fiction, you’ll find a well stocked library with lots of books, magazine, DVDs, and several communal computers to catch up on your emails and share your adventures with your Facebook friends. If you find yourself over indulging in the finer things, then head to the fitness room to hit the exercise bike and pump some free-weights.
So much to experience
The great thing about Asara is how much care, effort, and creativity they invest in entertaining and educating their guests, making sure everyone takes away more than just a few simple memories and moments.
Among the many regular classes, workshops, and events the resort offers its guests is Yoga on the beach, an early morning class tailored specifically to the beautiful surroundings and fresh sea breeze; what better way to start your perfect day?
A lot of the activities and classes on offer are there to teach you local skills and crafts; The Thai cooking class is a very popular and a great opportunity to learn the skills and secrets of your favourite Thai dishes; this is one new talent which will be sure to impress your friends and family back home. You can also learn the age old art of Thai massage, gaining insight into skills and techniques required to master this age-old therapy.
For those with a flare or passion for art, there are several arts and craft classes available, such as fruit carving; the talent of turning your delicious fruit into a feast for the eyes as well as the belly. The flower design workshop will give you amazing floral tips and techniques, helping you create stunning bouquets and flower arrangements, while teaching you about the meaning and importance of Thailand’s ceremonial flower displays. Or alternatively, why not learn some origami skills, crafting amazing birds, fish, and animals through simple paper-folding.
So much to eat!
No true Thai experience is complete without some amazing food and culinary experiences, and Asara delivers on this in several ways. At the Asara Villa & Suites you’ll find three stunning signature restaurants: Kampu by Design, Kampu by Choice, and the Asara Thai Bistro..
Kampu by Design is where you head for the perfect champagne breakfast, served at the beachfront dining terrace, surrounded by tropical gardens and the lapping waves of the Ocean. The restaurant also offers yummy themed buffet dinners and set menus, but if you’re looking for something more hearty then Kampu by Choice is the hotel’s specialty bar and grill. A unique dining experience, at the Kampu by Choice you get to select your own menu, giving the chef unique and specific dishes and cooking instructions. To complete the trio of eateries, the Asara Thai Bistro specializes in light meals and refreshing snacks, based around popular local and national Thai dishes.
The Asara Villa & Suite is located a 2 hour driver south of Suvarnabhumi Airport and Bangkok city, set in the popular seaside town of Hua Hin. This is a resort extremely popular with Thais, expats, and in-the-know travellers, loved for its beautiful beaches and natural surroundings, high class golf courses and local leisure activities, and some fun bars and discos where everyone is more than welcome.