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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

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 NZ$159 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

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
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is NZ$120 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (993 reviews)
Sea breeze

"Really great location for access to city. One can walk to so much. The hotel has a view from every room and rooms were very clean. We enjoyed food and drinks at beach bar...lovely shade trees and breeze"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2020

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
4.5 out of 5
129/129 Petchkasem Road, Nong Gae Dist, Prachuabkhirikhan, Hua Hin
The price is NZ$121 per night from 15 Feb. to 16 Feb.

This family-friendly Hua Hin hotel is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park, Cicada Market and Hua Hin Beach. Bangkok Hospital ...

4.4/5Excellent! (340 reviews)
Suitable for Family and Water Park lovers

"Room and bathroom are enough spacious. Nice infinity pool with ocean view, nice sky bar, convenient access to Nava Waterpark which is just opposite to the hotel. The overall service of staff is good , except a male receptionist on 9 Oct when we checked in at 15:00 hrs and the male staff at concierge ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava 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.

Holiday Rentals in Hua Hin

First Choice Suites
First Choice Suites
3.5 out of 5
The price is NZ$50 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.

Located in Nong Kae, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Mall and Hua Hin Beach. Cicada Market and Vana Nava Hua Hin ...

4.2/5Excellent! (305 reviews)

"ที่พักดีสะอาดใกล้ตลาด หาของกินง่าย เงียบและสงบดีครับ"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug. 2020

First Choice Suites
First Choice Grand Suites
First Choice Grand Suites
3 out of 5

Located in Nong Kae, this condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of Khao Ta Kiab Pier, Hua Hin Beach and Wat Khao Takiab. Cicada Market and Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
Hua Hin 2020

"Great location and very reasonable priced."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019

First Choice Grand Suites
The Energy Huahin by Jammy
The Energy Huahin by Jammy
3 out of 5
Thanon Phetkasem, Cha-am, Phetchaburi
The price is NZ$79 per night from 19 Jan. to 20 Jan.

This family-friendly Cha-am aparthotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of FN Factory Outlet and Mrigadayavan Palace. Cha-Am Beach South and Wat ...

3/5 (1 review)
the energy huahin

"เป็นคอนโดใหญ่มีห้องพักมาก สภาพของห้องดี สะอาด และการรับกุญแจสะดวก แต่จะต้องรู้ว่าตึกไหนตั้งอยู่ตรงไหนก่อน เพราะเป็นคอนโดที่มีหลายตึก แต่ไม่อยู่ติดกับทะเล และอยู่ห่างจากหัวหินประมาณครึ่งชั่วโมง อยู่ชะอำ ไม่มีอะไรรอบข้างน่าสนใจ และตอนกลางคืนเสียงดังมาก ไม่แน่ใจว่าเป็นเสียงเครื่องยนต์ของเครื่องปั่นไฟหรือเปล่า ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2018

The Energy Huahin by Jammy
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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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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