Mention a magnetic holiday town and Hua Hin comes on the top of the list and numerous alternatives for a cosy and pleasant stay are offered: some are hideaways whereas others exist in prime spots. Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa takes the latter category and it owns far beyond a good location. With lavish accommodation and sincere service, everyone’s next destination had better point here.
Featuring 322 rooms that combine modern design and Thai Colonial features, the renowned brand hospitality is instantly felt as I entered the spacious room. I chose the deluxe rooms which boast sweeping views of the sea and direct access to the pool – one of the spectacular highlights of the resort.
Swimming is possible in multiple pools: adults-only, family pool, kids’ pool, teen pool, whirl pool and the remarkable lagoon-shaped one looped around the resort. The private-like beach is another choice if anyone prefers salt water with smooth waves and a cool breeze. Extensive kids’ activities are offered at the beachfront Kid’s Club, water slide and tree house.
For parents, I would suggest a pampering moment at Quan Spa, offering a vast selection of massages and touch therapy treatments. Otherwise, the 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre is practical for enthusiasts.
I would say it is the resort’s indulgence for providing guests with five dining outlets offering a myriad of local and international cuisine, even though I do love them all. Upon my arrival, the Lobby Lounge greeted me with a refreshing welcome drink and an inviting ambience. I immediately spotted the perfect area to unwind, overlooking the seascape while sipping a daytime coffee or evening cocktails. Most of my relaxing afternoon was spent at the Pool Bar, boasting a 180-degree ocean view and one-of-a-kind cocktails.
Then Big Fish & Bar became the next move on my culinary holiday, thanks to its location by the beach with stunning views. Fresh, sumptuous seafood was served accompanied by a unique wine selection. The dinner became much more fantastic when the sunset scene painted the horizon with vivid colours.
A fulfilling night had gone and a lovely morning came with a boundless array of breakfast items at the Amber Kitchen, from local Thai dishes to international cuisine. The variety of fresh fruit and a wide range of desserts truly got me. This elegant yet casual restaurant – with indoor and outdoor space – is open for lunch or dinner as well.
And before I left, I did not miss visiting Siam Bakery, a classic pastry shop just in the front of the resort. It looked appealing with an interactive open working space with unique coffee concept, serving fresh juices and fresh baked products.
HUA HIN MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA
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