Baba Beach Club in Thailand Gears Up For High Season With Asia’s Most Powerful Funktion-One Sound System

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
August 23, 2018

Baba Beach Club in Thailand Gears Up For High Season With Asia’s Most Powerful Funktion-One Sound System

A small slice of Ibiza arrived on the sunny shores of southern Thailand with the opening of Baba Beach Club in October of last year, a luxury lifestyle hotel for music lovers created by the owners of renowned luxury resort Sri panwa and powered by an impressive Funktion-One sound system, making it the most powerful in all of Asia. The beach club is just 20 minutes north of the Phuket International Airport and offers direct access to the unspoiled white sand Natai Beach thus boasting sublime sunsets and spectacular views of the Andaman Sea.

The owner, inspired by summers spent in the Mediterranean, created an opulent and open concept beach club where palatial villas and ­­suites surround the pool area and its occupants become one with the beach club vibe. The line-up has so far seen names like Nicole Moudaber together with, Be Svendon, Maxxi Soundsystem, Shaded and Yokoo as well as collectives like Colours of Love, Neverest, and Die Empathie as well as Wonderfruit Decompression.

Sister hotel Sri panwa has also hosted talent like Rita Ora, Sasha, Skrillex, Diplo, Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, Soul Clap, Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus and and even set up shop atop of Baba Nest, Sri panwa’s award-winning rooftop bar that commands 360° panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, for ultra-exclusive DJ events.

“If we had built a traditional hotel, it would have been boring but a luxury Ibiza-style beach-club themed hotel is a totally different experience and exciting for Thailand. We are essentially trying to create product that is fun and challenges the norm,” says Baba’s managing director and owner, Vorasit ‘Wan’ Issara. “We don’t want a spa getaway or a place to chill out, Thailand already has plenty of those. We wanted a theme that was upbeat and centered around music.”

“We aim to provide our guests with poolside luxury beach club experiences like no other. I want to create a perfect balance between design, architecture, service, good music and good vibe. At Baba Beach Club, you’ll find all those elements working together in syncopated harmony.”

As high season approaches, the Baba team is hard at work carefully curating its winter program which includes partnerships with Balearic beach clubs, world famous house and techno talents, global livestreaming platforms and regional clubs and festivals to offer week after week of unique parties, events and decompressions. Interested parties are invited to reach out Jukebox with offers. In the meantime, daytime pool parties called Casual Saturdays are in full swing with local and international talents.

What has been dubbed the best in Asia by Mixmag, Baba Beach Club’s pool area boasts an impressive sound system powered by Funktion-One with rooms and its villas are outfitted with by either a Bose or Marshall Audio sound system. Sergei Smykalov, Baba’s music director, carefully curates the beach club’s extensive playlist for every mood on iPods and iPads that are found in every room throughout the hotel as well as the beach clubs SoundCloud and Spotify accounts.

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