Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort & Spa
Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort & Spa is Thailand’s original boutique beachfront resort and the pioneering property in AHMS The Collection’s barefoot luxury offerings at secret beach locations in Thailand.
Nestled on a stretch of pristine golden sand overlooking the Gulf of Thailand at serene Pak Nampran Bay, Aleenta Hua Hin was founded on a philosophy of organic healthy living, wellness and sustainability.
Aleenta Hua Hin’s team adheres to the axiom that suggests ‘you reap what you sow’. Where possible it attempts to reduce its carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet, while heightening people’s awareness to the current environmental issues worldwide through educating locals and tourists alike.
Along with attention to detail, unique experiences and highly personalised service, it is a core belief that has been recognised internationally. Last year the resort enhanced its sustainability credentials with the launch of ‘Carbon Free Cooking’, an industry-leading initiative where produce is sourced from the property’s organic farm, prepared by skilled chefs and served as the finest gourmet cuisine.
Subsequently, the resort was named Best Sustainable Hotel (Thailand) at the prestigious International Hotel Awards.
Carbon Free Cooking is the result of visionary AHMS Managing Director and founder Anchalika Kijkanakorn’s long-standing, unshakable commitment to sustainability. At Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort & Spa chefs oversee celebrated gourmet menus featuring the freshest locally sourced ingredients and produce.
“This food underpins Aleenta Hua Hin’s The Cellar restaurant,” Ms Kijkanakorn said. “What we do is use solar ovens, smoke houses and honed molecular-cooking methods to prepare sumptuous and pure organic food while making sure our carbon footprint stays a minimum.
“As you’ve probably already worked out we don’t take our commitment to the environment lightly. We never have and never win. AHMS The Collection was borne out of a desire to conflate the best in barefoot boutique luxury with the best sustainability practices, which we believe we’ve been able to do.”
Almost all the produce used at the resort, which is close to 90% sustainable, is procured from its organic farm. That includes a community garden where locals can take what they like and pay it forward via replanting, an honour system that is a matter of community pride.
Chicken, beef, pork, fruit and vegetables are farmed and transferred to Aleenta’s kitchens by bicycle. The menu includes solar-baked lime and honey cake cooked in a wooden box lined with foil, sand-baked clams and steamed seawater seaweed, and clay pots buried in the beach.
Located on the serene Pak Nampran Bay, Aleenta Hua Hin features 22 unique residences, most of which have a private pool. All suites offer commanding views of a stunning Gulf of Thailand sunset.
The resort is a three-hour drive south of Bangkok. Private transfer in a well-appointed limousine, complete with a personal entertainment system, can be arranged directly through the resort’s reservation. The property is a short distance away from Hua Hin’s arrays of international-standard golf courses and the town of Hua Hin.
With its beautiful and private setting, Aleenta Hua Hin is the perfect location for a romantic beach wedding and honeymoon. An onsite wedding planner is available to help create the most magical celebration.
A calm, azure ocean is the permanent view of the world, with the wellness experience continuing at the resort’s Earth Purification Detox Retreat, a spa that adopts a balanced approach to restoration through healthy nutrition and activity.