Hua Hin

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Hua Hin featuring a coastal town, landscape views and general coastal views

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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Where to stay in Hua Hin

Seapine Recreation Centre
Seapine Recreation Centre
Petchakasem Road, Tumbol Nongkae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
The price is $51 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Nong Kae, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Khao Takiab Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hua Hin Beach and Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park. Suan Son ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
"We highly recommend Seapine Recreation Center. It was quite, clean and on a wonderful stretch of beach!"

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

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
The price is $60 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Hua Hin, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Soi Bintabaht - Hua Hin Walking Street and Hua Hin Beach. Hua Hin ...
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
Good value at the current price
"A clean, newly renovated room, hardly any guests (due to Covid) - What more could I want? Well maybe a functional swimming pool and gym, but this is not Hilton's fault, but government regulation, however spurious. Great value for 5 star hotel and very good breakfast available."

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa
Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
107/1 Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin
The price is $105 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (676 reviews)
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Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Hua Hin Marriott 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.
First Choice Suites
First Choice Suites
3.5 out of 5
Baan Kunkoey/Baan Kookieng Condominium, Petchkasem Road, Nong Kae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
The price is $27 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
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 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (308 reviews)
Pleasant
"It was very nice staying. Good apartment. Clean and comfortable. Although has no daily cleaning or toiletries renew. It is manageable. Good place for family"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

First Choice Suites
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 mi (2 km) of Sea Pines Golf Course and Hua Hin Beach. Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and Wat Khao Takiab are ...
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 Dec 30, 2019

Banyan The Resort Hua Hin
T Villas Huahin
T Villas Huahin
4 out of 5
Soi Moo Baan Kao Tao, Nongkae, Hua Hin District, Hua Hin
The price is $64 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Nestled on the beach, this Hua Hin villa is within a 10-minute walk of Sanae Beach and Khao Tao Reservoir. Khao Tao Beach and Khao Takiab Beach are also within ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Nice, quite place and very closed by the beach. Friendly staff. The room is very clean. Nice place to stay!"

Reviewed on May 4, 2019

T Villas Huahin
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