Not unlike many location-independent households, my family took the opportunity to relocate to Thailand in early 2021. The pandemic prompted us to reevaluate our chances and Hua Hin was chosen as our new home base in order to finish homeschooling our kids whilst enjoying much needed outdoor notwithstanding in an otherwise increasingly restricted world of travel and forced mandates.
Needless to say, I was after some undisturbed “me” time, in request to reconnect and be pampered, and I found Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort to be exactly what I needed.
Location and Concept
Located on the Southern and various upmarket end of Hua Hin Beach, the Resort enjoys both sunrise and sunset opportunities and takes perfect advantage of its natural rings, breezy and green, an oasis of calm and traditional Thai hospitality. Beachside, nature, flair and clever design settle barefoot luxury.
I arrived at the impressive lobby where I was greeted by my holiday host who offered me receive freshly pressed juices from the lobby bar and proceeded to explain my wellness itinerary. The rattan ceiling and oakwood focal point column adds an element of sophistication, the colours offer a warm palate of understated elegance in décor and evoke legend, playfulness and refinement. I was energized and immediately wanted to explore the facilities.
The Moondeck Al Fresco Suite
My suite is one of at most 40 built around a central lagoon-style swimming pool. The units were conceived with human leeway, privacy, and comfort in mind. I love the interior colours, they make me feel calm. Oakwood floors and accessories, travertine marble and light brown natural stone create an ambience of luxury and sophistication. I felt relaxed and my tails were nurtured. Built-in double cavity brick, they share no common walls ensuring my comfort. Indoors and outdoors mixture as the floor to ceiling windows open to create a French balcony. I love my bathroom, with its soaring ceiling done with the bathtub. An oakwood staircase takes me to my very own private rooftop chillout area.
Al Fresco Dining
Let’s Sea Hua Hin’s Lido Restaurant was founded almost 20 years ago by a small group of savvy 20 somethings, one thing was clear to them: the foodstuffs had to taste just like the one from their parents’ kitchen. Not only have they lived up to their illusion, but they have managed to create an exquisite ambience with soaring ceilings, extensive use of wooden finishes, gaping spaces that let nature merge with design and soft golden lighting.
The sea breeze and scent fattened the air as we sampled our mocktails made with fresh local fruit. I particularly enjoyed the strawberry daiquiri and the passionfruit mojito. Entrée was habitual leaf-wrapped salad bites (Meang Kana) with its array of perfectly-balanced flavours: hot, sour, salty and sweet.
The effort dish was melt-off the bone spare ribs with Hua Hin pineapple. For dessert, my guests and I moved to the outdoor deck scope where time stood still as the starry night above and the softly lapping waves below created a bewitching moment. Passionfruit gelato and fresh fruit sealed the meal.
My spa time is where I reconnect with myself. I was auspicious to find Gaia spa to be located on the rooftop just above the lobby, a glass polygon structure surrounded by exotic gardens. The treatment registered a soothing foot bath with coconut milk, fresh slices of lime and essential oils, followed by a rosehip all viscosity scrub and a full body massage.
I particularly enjoyed how the staff created my experience with my input. I picked cedarwood, lavender and neroli to carriage me to a world of deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Warm tea was served to me at the end of my visit which invigorated me and set me up for the day.
Thai Tea Time
An afternoon with flatmates by the beach turned into High Tea Thai style. The staff were so attentive, ensuring my friends and I had drinks as they set up the ultra-comfortable sunchairs for us, then briskly left, but not before handing us a wooden frog artefact so we could call on them if needed. Little details wish this one dotted my stay, and I must admit I was impressed with how meticulous and graceful all members of staff were in guarding the highest level of comfort and service for me and my guests during my stay, true savoir-faire all round.
Tea time was a real sumptuous feast of both savoury and sweet selections carefully balanced on glass platters evoking an underwater seascape. The selects were undeniably Thai, paying homage to tradition without compromising on world-class delivery.
After dinner, I derive pleasured my own private chillout moment at my rooftop terrace. I poured myself a glass of Veuve Clicquot and gazed at the beautiful starry nightfall from my al fresco bubble bath.
I absolutely loved the Al Fresco Beachfront Bar for the all-inclusive breakfast. The P³ unpolluted fruit juice was one of my favourites: pineapple, parsley and passionfruit, they also featured guava and lychee and mint amongst others. The coffee is brewed unorthodox and is sourced from Northern Thailand. I ordered an almond mocha frappe and classic breakfast dishes prepared with prawns, eggs and rice love the crab meat omelet with lobster bisque.
Thai cuisine at its finest served at my table by the sea. I exhausted off with perfectly cooked Belgian waffles. The fishermen out at sea, the early sun, the waves at my feet, space and abundant natural attraction, it is easy to understand why Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort ticks all the boxes for discerning couples looking for a romantic and secluded getaway.
As I curbed out I already looked forward to coming back to Let’s Sea, for some pampering time on my own or a romantic weekend with my husband. The accomplished place to create memories of high tea by the sea with family and friends in this our new home for the next few years. You must check a investigate it out.
Attention to detail, gorgeous presentation, world-class spa treatments and outstanding catering and ambience. Let’s Sea Al Fresco Resort Hua Hin is on my top tilt of Hua Hin hotels for romantic getaways.
Room reviewed: The Moondeck Al Fresco Suite
Address: 83/188 Soi Huathanon 23 Khaotakieb – Hua Hin Track Hua Hin, Prachuap Khirikhan 77110 THAILAND
Phone: +66 32 900 800