Hua Hin

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Hua Hin featuring landscape views, skyline and a coastal town

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

Seapine Recreation Centre
Seapine Recreation Centre
3.5 out of 5
Petchakasem Road, Tumbol Nongkae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110
The price is AU$56 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Hua Hin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and Cicada ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (47 reviews)
"Sea Pine is a very nice resort. Excellent breakfast. Beautiful setting."

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2022

Seapine Recreation Centre
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
33 Naresdamri Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110
The price is AU$105 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Hua Hin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Excellent location. Staff very attentive. Food good. Cannot fault"

Reviewed on 6 May 2022

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin - SHA Extra Plus
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin - SHA Extra Plus
5 out of 5
1 Damnernkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110
The price is AU$144 per night from 27 May to 28 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Hua Hin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (544 reviews)
"Nice colo ialstyle Hotel wirh a huge and beautiful park. My room.war rather dark but the balcony very comfortable"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin - SHA Extra Plus
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.
Seamira House Huahin
Seamira House Huahin
3.5 out of 5
8/8 Hua Hin 94, Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110
The price is AU$58 per night from 21 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Hua Hin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Hua Hin Beach and Hua Hin Railway ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
Amazing place
"This place is amazing, confortable, very clean, good situation and with a very kind and helpful staff."

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2021

Seamira House Huahin
Baan LonSai Beachfront Condominium
Baan LonSai Beachfront Condominium
3 out of 5
Moobaantakiab Rd, Nongkhae, Hua Hin, 77110
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Hua Hin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Popular attractions Cicada Market and Vana Nava Hua Hin Water ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Отдых на вилле
"Отдыхали с детьми с 1 января по 18 января. Место расположения виллы замечательное: море и бассейн в шаговой доступности. Очень чистая и ухоженная территория. Расположение комнат для семьи с детьми отличное. Все вопросы по встречи и вилле решались быстро. Очень благодарны хозяину виллы за отличный ..."

Reviewed on 6 Feb. 2020

Baan LonSai Beachfront Condominium
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, 77110
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Hua Hin. Enjoy a full-service spa, breakfast and WiFi. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (461 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
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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