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Hua HinThailand

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.

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Top hotels in Hua Hin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ibis Hua Hin
ibis Hua Hin
3 out of 5
The price is AU$46 per night

Located in Nong Kae, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hua Hin Beach, Cicada Market and Tamarind Night Market. BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Mall and Vana ...

3.9/5Good! (613 reviews)
al excellent sericr

"Difficult time as the cot if virus shut down was taking effect but they didn’t let it bother them and the standards were impeccably high."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

ibis Hua Hin
Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
5 out of 5
91 Hua Hin Khao Takiap Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
The price is AU$234 per night

Located in Nong Kae, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Cicada Market and Tamarind Night Market. BlúPort Hua Hin Resort ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (403 reviews)

"The entire place is amazing, especially if one likes decent ancient Thai Style. Breakfast in the Club Areas is so so, nothing special. Anyway, we will come back as the place is really nice!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa
Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
107/1 Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin
The price is AU$212 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Hua Hin hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hua Hin Beach and Hua Hin Market Village. Hua Hin Railway Station and Royal Hua Hin Golf ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (638 reviews)

"Service and Staffs is fantastic. Clean and suitable to stay during holiday"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jun. 2020

Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa

Popular places to visit in Hua Hin

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

4/5(11 reviews)

Wooded mountain peaks rise over sandy beaches and mangrove swamps that are home to many rare bird species at this spectacular coastal reserve.

Top activities in Hua Hin

Hua Hin City Tour and Transfer from Bangkok
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Hua Hin City Tour and Transfer from Bangkok

AU$497
Per adult
Private Phetchaburi Morning Tour with Visit to Khmer Temple
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Private Phetchaburi Morning Tour with Visit to Khmer Temple

AU$269
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Private Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Full-Day Excursion
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Private Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Full-Day Excursion

AU$287
Per adult
Hotspots of Hua Hin & Hua Hin Hills Winery
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Hotspots of Hua Hin & Hua Hin Hills Winery

AU$155
Per adult
Eat Like A Local Tour
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Eat Like A Local Tour

AU$66
Per adult
Skip the Line: Santorin Park Cha-am Entrance Tickets
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Skip the Line: Santorin Park Cha-am Entrance Tickets

AU$10
Per adult

Reviews of Hua Hin

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

KJWALKER

2 Feb. 2020

Great beaches and golf courses

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Dec. 2019

It’s a great place to holiday especially further up the coast towards dolphin bay

5/5 - Excellent

Sarah

9 Dec. 2019

Highly recommend a visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Nov. 2019

Nice little short stay place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Oct. 2019

Nice beach, friendly locals, infrastructure on par with what is expected for a small Asian city/large town. Relatively cheap holiday and good access to other attractions in the region.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Oct. 2019

Great small town, nice and peaceful

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