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Hua Hin
Travel Guide

Cosmopolitan city meets fashionable beachside retreat at Thailand‘s oldest and most traditional resort, long associated with the Thai royal family.

Hua Hin is a popular weekend getaway spot for well-heeled Bangkok residents. The beach resort has been a favorite holiday destination for Thai nobility and the upper classes since the 1920s, when King Prajadhipok transformed it from a quiet fishing village to a royal resort. The town is still widely associated with the Thai royal family. It also remains a working fishing port that has retained plenty of its charm and character.

Hua Hin has developed slowly over the centuries, and life moves at a slower pace here. Many Thai tourists visit this resort town, so you’ll find authentic local cuisine and plenty of good shopping. Take a stroll down the village’s winding streets in the evening. Shops and night markets sell jewelry, silks and handmade gifts until late. Enjoy freshly caught seafood in the restaurants built on stilts sitting in the water off the beach.

The beach of Hua Hin stretches for several miles south toward the hill of Khao Takiab and offers fine white sand, and good swimming and snorkeling. Rent snorkels from vendors along the beach.

If you want to sight-see in the village itself, visit the Hua Hin Railway Station, said to be Thailand‘s most beautiful rail station.

The surrounding countryside is rich in natural beauty. Climb Khao Hin Lek Fai, or Flint Mountain, which is less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Hua Hin. At the top of the mountain you’ll find a public park and plenty of spots to enjoy the view over Hua Hin. There are also several picturesque nature reserves and natural beauty spots, including the Sam Roi Yot National Park.

Activities available in the resort range from water sports to golf. Hua Hin is home to the largest number of world-class greens in Thailand, with low fees and excellent maintenance.

Hua Hin is a 2.5-hour drive from Bangkok. Trains run between Hua Hin and Bangkok numerous times a day. Once in the village, you can get around by bus, taxi or tuk-tuk.

Where to stay in Hua Hin

Vala Hua Hin - Nu Chapter Hotels
Vala Hua Hin - Nu Chapter Hotels
4.5 out of 5
849/21 Phetchkasem Road, Cha-am, Phetchaburi
The price is Rs7,941 per night from 18 Mar to 19 Mar

This Cha-am hotel is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Cha-Am Beach South, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cha-am Beach and Cha-am Forest Park. Mrigadayavan Palace ...

Vala Hua Hin - Nu Chapter Hotels
Seapine Recreation Centre
Seapine Recreation Centre
The price is Rs1,764 per night from 21 Mar to 22 Mar

Located in Nong Kae, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Khao Takiab Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hua Hin Beach and Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park. Suan Son ...

4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)

"ที่พักดี ใกล้ทะเล มีความเป็นส่วนตัว สะอาด เตียงนอนสบาย พนักงานบริการดีมาก สุภาพมาก ราคาไม่แพง ประทับใจ จะมาอีก แต่เสียอย่างเดียว ห้องน้ำ น้ำระบายช้ามากๆ อาบน้ำน้ำท่วมเกือบถึงตาตุ่ม"…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2021

Seapine Recreation Centre
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,230 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Located in Hua Hin, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Soi Bintabaht - Hua Hin Walking Street and Hua Hin Beach. Hua Hin ...

4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
Hotel Promotions

"My stay overall was good; however, when promotion of Buffet dinner requires a notification at the front desk to attend - there should a statement from marketing to suggest this requirement. Arriving at dinner location just after prescribed time (fully booked) This required family plans to be modified ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Golden Sea Hua Hin
Golden Sea Hua Hin
3.5 out of 5
The price is Rs4,050 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

Situated near the beach, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from SeenSpace and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hua Hin Railway Station and Hua Hin Beach. Hua Hin Night Market ...

Golden Sea Hua Hin
Banyan The Resort Hua Hin
Banyan The Resort Hua Hin
3.5 out of 5
MOOBAN HUA NA,TAMBOL NONG GAE,, PRACHUABKIRIKHAN, 68/223, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan (province)

Located in Nong Kae, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sea Pines Golf Course and Hua Hin Beach. Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and Wat Khao Takiab ...

4.2/5Excellent! (462 reviews)

"Stay was great. Very few guests though. Booked villa did not have working wifi, I requested for change. They were able to accomodate."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

Banyan The Resort Hua Hin
PRAN-A-LUXE Exclusive Pool Villa
PRAN-A-LUXE Exclusive Pool Villa
4 out of 5
454/59-60 Moo.2, Tambol Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan
The price is Rs14,247 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Located in Pak Nam Pran, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Pak Nam Pran Beach and RakTaLay Graden Beach. Khao Kalok is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

3.8/5Good! (11 reviews)
Family Villa

"The hotel has less housekeeper. And there is no TV in Bedroom. The swimming pool of pool villa has not much clean."…"

Reviewed on 24 May 2016

PRAN-A-LUXE Exclusive Pool Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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