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Hua Hin
Travel Guide

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.

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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$177 per night from 6 May to 7 May
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Small Luxury Hotels means small amount of luxury
"Long, hot walk to room. Golf carts there but not offered. No help with bags. Crazy room with outside large bathtub but NO privacy - unusable. Asked them to greet Wife on birthday, a nice note, card, flowers, something? Got a small piece of cake. Really NOT a luxury hotel in terms of facilities or ..."

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2021

Vala Hua Hin - Nu Chapter Hotels
Dusit Thani Hua Hin
Dusit Thani Hua Hin
5 out of 5
1349 Petchkasem Road, Cha-am, Phetchaburi
The price is NZ$146 per night from 23 Apr. to 24 Apr.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Cha-am hotel is next to a golf course, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from FN Factory Outlet, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Royal Queen's ...
4.4/5Excellent! (500 reviews)
"Very comfortable room with excellent beds. If you want a good beach and pool, this is a great place to stay. Both the seafood dinner and buffet breakfast were excellent. The staff too were all extremely friendly and polite."

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2021

Dusit Thani Hua Hin
Seapine Recreation Centre
Seapine Recreation Centre
The price is NZ$38 per night from 25 Apr. to 26 Apr.
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 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"ที่พักดี ใกล้ทะเล มีความเป็นส่วนตัว สะอาด เตียงนอนสบาย พนักงานบริการดีมาก สุภาพมาก ราคาไม่แพง ประทับใจ จะมาอีก แต่เสียอย่างเดียว ห้องน้ำ น้ำระบายช้ามากๆ อาบน้ำน้ำท่วมเกือบถึงตาตุ่ม"

Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2021

Seapine Recreation Centre
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
The price is NZ$53 per night from 28 Apr. to 29 Apr.
Situated in Hua Hin, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bangkok Hospital, Hua Hin Market Village and Hua Hin Railway Station. Hua Hin Beach and BlúPort ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

Reviewed on 26 Dec. 2020

Seamira House Huahin
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! (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
Chaum Haus Pool Villa
Chaum Haus Pool Villa
3.5 out of 5
45/9 Krongtean Road, Cha-am, Phetchaburi
The price is NZ$421 per night from 26 Apr. to 27 Apr.
Situated in Cha-am, this villa is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Cha Am Hospital and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Cha-am Beach. Santorini Park and Santorini Park Waterventures are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2019

Chaum Haus 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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2 Feb. 2020

Great beaches and golf courses

5/5 - Excellent

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28 Dec. 2019

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

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9 Dec. 2019

Highly recommend a visit

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1 Nov. 2019

Nice little short stay place

4/5 - Good

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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

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29 Oct. 2019

Great small town, nice and peaceful

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