By Kupluthai Pungkanon
The Nation Weekend
TUCKED AWAY in the small fishing district of Hua Hin, boutique hotel Resort de Paskani offers the perfect escape to urban dwellers eager to recharge their batteries after a long working week.
A two- to three-hour drive from Bangkok, the resort has 30 rooms fronting on to Khao Takiab beach and has been designed according to what Agaligo Studio’s calls an “Coastal Ethnic Chic” approach. Giving off a distinct Mediterranean vibe in white and blue, Panithi Jaovisidha, managing director of JAO Management, Resort de Paskani’s developer, takes that a step further and describes the resort as a “White Village by the Sea”.
The exterior palette of white and blue is set off by the use of washed-out wood and enhanced with pops of red, orange, and yellow for a lively vibe. The rooms are on the small side but feel larger thanks to the high ceilings and size-appropriate furnishings.
The pool connects to the sea while split-level walkways allow for guests to take in the sights of the beach. Natural materials and local handiwork including wickerwork, hand-woven textiles, seashells, coral, tree branches and twigs add to the Greek island feel.
The resort is eco-friendly too with the power coming from the solar panels reducing the need for electricity from the grid and a waste-sorting system that not only help protect the environment but encourages the surrounding community to do the same. Guests are invited to take part in beach walks and collect what the sea washes up for donation of the local artists supported by the hotel.
All accommodation comes with a sea view and private balconies. Accommodation is divided into six types, namely Deluxe Room Terrace, Pool Side, Pool View, Pool Access, Ocean View and Suites, each generously designed for comfort and equipped with wireless internet, minibar, TV and secure in-room safe.
Restaurant and cafe combo Saloon de Paskani serves home-style food including the American breakfast stable Eggs Benedict paired with the resort’s chef special dressing and leafy greens from the local organic farm along with Linguine Roasted Curry Crab with Seablite.
AT A GLANCE
High point: The space, while small, is cleverly designed with great attention to detail. Service is efficient and friendly.
Low point: Though attractively designed, the restaurant is too small for all the guests to enjoy breakfast at the same time.
Pay for it: Check out the best room rates on the website.
Find it: 33/2 Soi Moobaan Takiab, Hua Hin, 77110
Call it: (032) 655 229
Browse it: www.Paskani.com/th, Facebook/paskanihuahin