About Hua Hin, Thailand
Hua Hin is Thailand's oldest beach resort – first developed in 1922 as a getaway for Bangkok's elite (including the royal family) – and offers a 5km-long stretch of golden sand backed by numerous seafood restaurants and plentiful accommodation to suit all budgets.
Things to do and see
As one of Thailand's few mainland beach locations, Hua Hin is ideal for those who wish to relax on a beach without having to take another plane trip. It is also a peaceful and discerning alternative to the riotous, red-light arena of Pattaya.
Following royal tradition, Hua Hin is also a favourite destination of the King of Thailand, who now lives there most of the year; the presence of Royal Thai navy and police security teams make this one of the safest places in Thailand for foreigners and locals alike.
Hua Hin offers a wide range of beachside activities such as horseback riding, kite surfing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and jet skiing. You can also enjoy sightseeing at stunning temples, play a round of golf and go hiking and elephant trekking.
Relax on the white-sand beach, enjoy a seafood snack at a beachside food stall, admire coastal vistas from the promontory of Khao Takiab, wander the old squid-piers of Hua Hin and explore nearby Kaeng Krachan National Park on foot or by elephant.
Tee-off from the famous 72-par 18-hole Royal Hua Hin Golf Course (established in 1924) or be pampered at one of Hua Hin’s world famous spas: try the incomparable Chiva-Som on Petchkasem Road or be pampered at the luxury Evason Resort and Spa, located opposite Paknampran Beach about 30 minutes drive south of Hua Hin.
Choose from a wide range of three-, four- and five-star resorts including the atmospheric Sofitel Centara Grand Resort (formerly the Hua Hin Railway Hotel), the Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa and the luxurious Six Senses Hideaway Hua Hin.