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.

Top hotels in Hua Hin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
SG$142
per night
3 Dec-4 Dec

Located in Hua Hin, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Jao Mae Tubtim Shrine and Hua Hin Beach. Hua Hin Railway Station ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,323 reviews)

"Excellent property centrally located to most thing"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct,2019

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
ibis Hua Hin
ibis Hua Hin
3 out of 5
SG$38
per night
3 Dec-4 Dec

Located in Nong Kae, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hua Hin Beach and Cicada Market. Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and BlúPort Hua Hin Resort Mall are ...

3.9/5Good! (535 reviews)

"everything is good."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov,2019

ibis Hua Hin
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin
4.5 out of 5
129/129 Petchkasem Road, Nong Gae Dist, Prachuabkhirikhan, Hua Hin
SG$112
per night
9 Dec-10 Dec

This family-friendly Hua Hin hotel is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park, Cicada Market and Hua Hin Beach. Bangkok Hospital ...

4.4/5Excellent! (268 reviews)

"water park was the best for kids and family and in huahin the best thing was the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep,2019

Holiday Inn Resort Vana Nava Hua Hin

Popular things to do in Hua Hin

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

4.5/5(20 reviews)

Wooded mountain peaks rise over sandy beaches and mangrove swamps that are home to many rare bird species at this spectacular coastal reserve.

Top activities in Hua Hin

Your Introduction to the Thai Kitchen
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Your Introduction to the Thai Kitchen

SG$67

Learn to cook authentic Thai cuisine and immerse yourself in Thai food culture during this 4.5 hour unforgettable experience. You will visit the famous seaside town of Hua Hin's 100-year-old fresh food market - Talad Chat Chai.

4 Corners of Thailand: A Taste Sensation Tour
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4 Corners of Thailand: A Taste Sensation Tour

SG$83

Thailand has 4 very distinct culinary regions; we delve into each of them at 4 very different dining establishments. This tour is about showcasing the huge flavour and spice variations of the 4 culinary regions of Thailand.

Eat Like A Local Tour
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Eat Like A Local Tour

SG$61

This tour is about showcasing local food heroes; where local Thais love to go and eat. On this 3.5 hour tour, your guide takes you off the beaten track to try some amazing tasting Thai food in humble surrounds.

Hua Hin to Koh Phangan by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran
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Hua Hin to Koh Phangan by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran

SG$60

Travel from Hua Hin to Koh Phangan via Chumphon with 2 daily departures by Lomprayah coach and catamaran with convenient meeting point at Lomprayah office in Hua Hin. Meet the boat crew at Lomprayah office in Hua Hin at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

Koh Samui to Hua Hin by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Coach
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Koh Samui to Hua Hin by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Coach

SG$74

Travel from Koh Samui to Hua Hin with 2 daily departures by Lomprayah high speed catamaran and coach via Chumphon. Start the trip with a pickup service from your hotel on Koh Samui by shared minivan. The exact pickup time will be indicated at time of confirmation.

Full Day Golden Highlight of Hua Hin
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Full Day Golden Highlight of Hua Hin

SG$221

Sawasdee! Meet with our Guide at your hotel for a day discovering Hua Hin.Arriving at Wat Khao Takiab is a beautiful temple. There is also a sacred sanctuary where you can see the beach and the downtown of Hua Hin.

Reviews of Hua Hin

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 40%
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 13.333333333333334%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

5 Nov 2019

Hua Hin is lovely shame the apartment was so poor

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Nov 2019

Beautiful Place People friendly & spotless clean

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

3 Nov 2019

Boring town Beach Not nice and dirty No fun Too much traffic in town Terrible

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Oct 2019

Nice to get fresh air out of Bangkok just the traffic as it was a long week end

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Oct 2019

Become like Bangkok more and more for the expensive living cost in the city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Oct 2019

A pleasant place but it does sprawl over several miles of coastline. If you want to explore be prepared for a lot of walking in the heat or become familiar with the local transport options. Beach is good but much of it disappears at high tide.

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