Once a summer retreat for the Thai royal family, Hua Hin is now one of the country’s most luxurious holiday destinations.
Geographically, Hua Hin is located a few hours southwest from Bangkok on Thailand’s east coast. The area focuses around a pristine three-mile stretch beach and coastline, where blonde sands meet azure waters.
Hua Hin is perfect for holidaymakers that are looking to enjoy one of Thailand’s more fashionable regions. That being said, the area still retains much of its cultural charm and rich heritage.
Holidays to Hua Hin are perfect for all holiday types, including romantic escapes and activity-filled family breaks. Visitors will find it hard to believe that this bustling seaside resort was once a quiet fishing village.
The resort focuses around Hua Hin Beach, where a wide selection of restaurants, bars, spas and shops can be found. The beach is also the best place to catch a marine tour or boat ride.
Adventurous holidaymakers may even want to take up scuba diving lessons at one of the area’s many dive centres. Various water sports, including kiteboarding, are also available to those wanting to test their nerve on the waves!
One of Hua Hin’s most famed attractions is the night market – a bustling myriad of sounds, sights and smells. The market is a great for local souvenirs and is a brilliant place to sample local street food specialities, including steamed crab.
Hua Hin is home to a number of theme parks, including the Black Mountain Water Park or jungle-themed Vana Nava Park!
A visit to this part of Thailand is not complete without a tour of the area’s many historical landmarks and ancient sites. Most famous of these is the splendid Hua Hin Railway Station. The station was built in the 1920s and is still in use today.
Those hoping to see one of Thailand’s iconic Big Buddha statutes will want to head 10km west of Hua Hin to the Wat Huay Mongkol Temple. The iconic religious site boasts the world’s biggest statue of Buddhist monk Luang Phor Thuad and is a well- known pilgrimage site.
Hua Hin enjoys consistently warm weather all year round; with temperatures ranging from the mid twenties to low thirties. As Hua Hin has a tropical climate, the resort is subject to a rainy season, which usually lasts from July to October. The months between November and March enjoy drier conditions. April May and June are Hua Hin’s hottest months.
If you’re hoping for a luxury-laden stay in one of Thailand’s oldest seaside resorts, Hua Hin is for you.