This wonderfully relaxing resort, boasting several luxury hotels and a huge stretch of beach, is about 150 miles south-west of Bangkok, Thailand, and a big favourite with Thai families, all no doubt eager to 'live like royalty' for at least a couple of weeks.
Just under three hours' drive from Bangkok airport, a package holiday or all inclusive holiday offers the chance to escape the hurly-burly of the Thai capital, Bangkok, and simply enjoy an experience of Thai life which is more relaxed.
Overseas visitors, whether couples, families or independent travellers, are made very welcome, and on arrival in Hua Hin get to sample a break which offers a glimpse into a time well before the long-distance holiday was invented.
Hua Hin's original grand hotels of the 1920s are still in place, along with much of the ephemera of the original fishing port, which is still in operation, and lands catch which is served up fresh in the resort's daily.
The resort's beaches stretch for nearly five miles around the bay, and are the base for several water sports including banana boat riding, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing and kite boarding.
Hua Hin - bringing together the best of old and new.
Hua Hin offers holidaymakers a taste of bygone times, alongside all the convenience and comfort of newly built accommodation. The resort is relatively small and peaceful, compared to some of the larger towns such as Pattaya, on the other side of the Gulf.
Here the most common pastime is beach relaxation, enjoying good food, and generally relaxing. There are water sports on offer, tennis courts and half a dozen golf courses just outside Hua Hin.
Luxury hotels enjoy some of the best beach-side locations, and have pools and lush, exotic gardens to explore. Among accommodation options for those on a slightly more restricted budget there are some good quality budget hotels, and beach bungalows to rent.
Food-lovers will not be disappointed in Hua Hin, where you'll find excellent, freshly-caught seafood, traditional Thai dishes and international cuisine. For the ultimate eating out experience in Hua Hin, take a meal in one of the beachfront restaurant which sit on stilts.
At night Hua Hin has plenty of bars and shows to choose from, as well as a night market selling clothes and handicrafts.
The coast around Hua Hin is well worth exploring if you tire of the beach. Hua Hin's sister resort Cha Am is a ten minute drive north and is as well-established and relaxed as Hua Hin. Travelling south from Hua Hin there are many fishing villages and secluded coves. Prachuap Khiri Khan is a provincial capital to the south, with a fascinating fishing port and a scenic bay. Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, with its waterfalls and mangroves is also south of Hua Hin.
A Hua Hin holiday is a chance to experience a resort which is pure Thailand, with very few of the outside influences found in other hotspots. So if it's the unadulterated Thailand you're after, you'll find it here.
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