Hua Hin

Travel Guide
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
3.5 out of 5
Petchakasem Road, Tumbol Nongkae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110
The price is ¥3,762 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
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 Excellent! (57 reviews)
Highlight of my trip to Hua Hin
"The Seapine Recreation Centre is an absolute gem! I especially enjoyed staying in the Seapine Wing. The location is incredible, the service outstanding, and the breakfast is wonderful. I cannot say enough great things about this hotel. I'd live there is I could!"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 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 ¥9,285 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
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 our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
Great place for a relaxing vacation
"We really enjoyed our stay at the Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa. The location on the beach was very good with a great view of the ocean from the room. The staff throughout the resort were friendly and constantly attentive to guest needs. The gym, pool and other common areas were all in excellent condition. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2022

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
5 out of 5
1 Damnernkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110
The price is ¥10,883 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
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 our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (563 reviews)
Good for central Hua Hin.
"Overall, a nice stay. An old hotel that on some places shows its age. The room was very well appointed with patio access to a quiet pool. The breakfasts were ok, not up to the same standard we had in Bangkok. I would stay there again especially because of the staff. There was a guy who greeted everytime ..."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas 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.
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, 77110
The price is ¥3,565 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Hua Hin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the convenient ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (315 reviews)
Nice family place
"We enjoyed our stay at the First Choice. It is a calm and relaxing 2 bed & 2 baths apt. Always pleasant. Walking distance to eatery and not too far from the beach."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

First Choice Suites
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 ¥4,791 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
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! (9 reviews)
Grear property. Managed without care
"Great hotel. Poorly managed. Yes its a pandemic. Staffing is difficult. However you still have to do the basics. Staff at front desk, staff on the floor during breakfast. Whoever is managing this place needs to be more guest oriented. Has the feel of someone that doesnt care."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Seamira House Huahin
First Choice Grand Suites
First Choice Grand Suites
3 out of 5
Baan View Viman Condominium, 85 Soi Moobaan Huadon, Nong Kae, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110
The price is ¥3,808 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
Stay at this 3-star condo in Hua Hin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the convenient parking in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (48 reviews)
"Awesome pool 25m"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

First Choice Grand Suites
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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