The multihued blue mosaic is the first allure—followed by its seductive hour-glass curves. The style of this swimming oasis could be called ancient Marmara Sea gone Mod. Except that this is a transatlantic ocean liner chic themed resort. In Thailand. The pool of beautiful blue tiles framed with white buildings is just one of the many draws of the newly christened Hotel Baraquda Pattaya.
It hosts 60 deluxe rooms, eight “Baraquda Suites”, and four “Grand Baraquda Suites.” All are flush with sand tones, stark walls, and ship inspired decorations. Boasting a boutique touch, it has a bar at the pool for refreshing cocktails and ales, a Nauti Café for cakes and Lavazza coffee, and a Sea Restaurant with catches of the day. This is Pattaya, so one can count there will be a bar on the roof—and there is.
A luxury spa is on property with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, plus a kids club. It has an open courtyard fashioned like ship’s deck that can hold 80 people—for parties, weddings, or business events. There is also a White Lounge space area with high-tech audio and visual equipment, and wifi. It can hold upwards of 50 guests.
The location is downtown within walking distance to shopping, entertainment, and bars. It is like a ship that is permanently anchored in the midst of a serious beach party town.
Room packages start at THB 2,925 through December 25, 2016.