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About Hua Hin

Situated in the South-East of Thailand, Hua Hin is a former fishing village turned seaside resort. After the Thai royal family built summer palaces in the area it became a popular and fashionable retreat for Bangkok residents. The long beaches are great for water sports, particularly kite surfing, and are lined with high-end hotels and great seafood restaurants. Our pick of the best places to stay in Hua Hin is a luxury property that won't break the bank.

The area is hot year round but to avoid the rainy season, aim to visit between November and April.

What not to miss:

Hua Hin Beach - Great for families, the beach is clean and the sea is warm! Take a pony ride along its length for a relaxing way to see the area.

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard - Nestled in the hills and not far from the Huay Mongkol Temple, the vineyard is stunning and renowned for its great wine.

Hutsadin Elephant Foundation - Trek through the forest on these friendly elephants before cooling down the babies with a shower! The foundation also offers talks on the backgrounds of the rescued elephants under their care.

Cicada Market - A great place to pick up a trinket, visit this market in the day or night time to soak up the atmosphere and indulge in some traditional food and drink.

And for the best places to stay in Hua Hin we recommend:

For Beachfront tropical beauty

  • Visit Putahracsa and its lush grounds for spacious luxury and the option to stay in one of the suites with a private pool.

Still undecided?

Best Hotels in Hua Hin

  • Putahracsa 67 rooms from $113

    Hua Hin

    This weekend oasis, three hours from Bangkok, soothes the soul. The airy rooms, lush grounds and beachfront location aptly showcase Thailand’s tropical beauty while the Oceanside beach club and restaurant keep things lively at night. Spacious suites with private pools are a welcome luxury.

    Romantic Break  -  Private pools, beach location and chic suites make Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort popular with couples
    Total relaxation  -  Away from Thailand's hustle and bustle - sea views, fine dining and a spa
    Local markets  -  Hua Hin Night Market is just a five minute drive
    Private Hot Tub  -  Oceanbed suites come with jacuzzi baths
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • Chiva-Som 54 rooms from $547

    Hua Hin (Prachuap Khiri Khan)

    Super-luxe meets super healthy at Chiva-Som, an award-winning wellness retreat three hours south of Bangkok. With a seriously impressive array of world-class treatments catering to the mind, body and soul, guests are guaranteed to emerge feeling – and looking – years younger.

    Spa breaks  -  An award winning spa resort offering exclusive packages to change clients lifestyle.
    Local markets  -  Pick up local artecrafts at the nearby Cicada Market.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a walk to the striking Wat Khao Krailas Temple.
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 16 years
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