Hua Hin Holidays

With three miles of pristine sand and swaying palms to enjoy, holidaymakers tend to spend their days along the city’s waterfront. Our handpicked hotels vary greatly in shape and size and are all situated on the beach. 

Live like a king In elegant Hua Hin. From the earliest days of the 20th century, when word spread about the beyond-sublime sweep of soft white sand at the end of the new train line from Bangkok, members of Thailand’s royal family began to spend every summer in this balmy retreat. They built ornate palaces and stylish villas set in the tropical forest, sponsored a golf course and super-smart hotel, and generally helped to create an atmosphere of old-world sophistication that still distinguishes Hua Hin from other seaside playgrounds.

Sojourns here are about leisured ease. You can spend all day on a sun lounger with pool service as standard, curl your toes into the sand between dips in a sparkling sea or perfect your putt on manicured greens. Perhaps you’d like to step back in time with a visit to a 100-year-old Royal palace built entirely from wood or discover a newer aspect of Hua Hin in the vineyards of a boutique winery. After dark, the focus moves to grown-up dining in waterfront restaurants or browsing the stalls of lantern-lit night markets in search of exquisite handicrafts or the perfect plate of grilled lobster.

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Hua Hin Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Hua Hin

Cape Nidhra Hotel

This hidden gem is one of Hua Hin’s most intimate and beautifully appointed hotels.

Anantara Hua Hin

This beachfront resort is styled as a Thai village with opulent details and lagoon-filled gardens...

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

This restored 1920s gem oozes old-world charm on Hua Hin Beach.

Devasom Hua Hin

A serene ambience complements a peaceful location to the north of Hua Hin.

Highlights of Petchburi

Explore must-see locations in the provincial capital of Petchburi province, visiting the hilltop summer palace of King Rama IV and the ancient temple Wat Mahathat . The second part of the tour explores the magical atmosphere within the Khao Luang Cave, scented with incense and filled with 170 illuminated golden Buddha images, several chedis, and stalactites.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 8.30am to 4pm
• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Jungle Waterfall Trek

Embark on an exciting journey through pineapple plantations and trek to Pala-U Waterfall, located in the jungle of the Kaeng Krachan National Park near the Myanmar border. The waterfall has 14 different tiers, and you can either take a stroll to the third station or climb to the top for a more challenging experience. Later, you’ll stop at the Wat Huay Mongkul temple, famous for its colossal 12-meter statue of one of Thailand's most renowned monks, Luang Pu Thuat.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 8.30 to 4pm
• Daily departures
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Discover Bangkok from Hua Hin

Discover one of the world's most vibrant cities, Bangkok. During your visit, explore the city's cultural highlights, including the Grand Palace and Royal Palace, as well as Wat Pho, home to a 46-meter-long reclining Buddha. Afterwards, continue your exploration by taking a cruise down the Chao Phraya River and witnessing the local way of life on both banks. Enjoy a delicious lunch before strolling through Chinatown to visit the Golden Buddha temple, Wat Trimit. This temple is home to the most significant golden Buddha in the world. Finally, take a stroll through the famous flower market.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 7am to 7pm
• Departs on Sunday
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Floating Market & the River Kwai Discovery

Visit one of Thailand's famous floating markets, Damnoern Saduak. Watch as lively vendors on small boats chat with the shoppers on the banks before boarding a traditional long-tail boat and cruising through the small canals. Afterwards, you will take a journey on the Death Railway through the beautiful landscape. After lunch, you’ll visit the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai, followed by a visit to the Jeath War Museum and War Cemetery.

• Duration: 3½ hours
• Departs on Thursday
• Operates year-round
• Private experience

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Get to know Hua Hin and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.

Capital
TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT +7 hours

CURRENCY

Thai Bhat

FLYING TIME TO DESTINATION

Bangkok 11½ hours

RELIGION

The most common religion in Thailand is Buddhism

LANGUAGE

Thai; over 73 languages are spoken throughout Thailand

Where is Hua Hin?
Hua Hin lies on the north-western shores of the Gulf of Thailand, around three hours by road from Bangkok, making it popular with local urbanites and foreign visitors alike. This proximity to the capital means you’re unlikely to use its small airport unless you’re catching the once-daily flights to and from Chiang Mai – a handy option if you want to head straight for the beach after an adventure in the north.

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Beaches
Hua Hin is known to have some of Thailand’s more traditional and peaceful beaches and, from the moment you arrive, you’ll notice a real love of the sea from the locals – particularly in the resort’s local cuisine, as a host of seafood restaurants line the golden beachfront. The main beach stretches over three miles from the rocky headland at the centre of town and finishes in Khao Takiab, famous for its stunning Buddhist temple. Found on a platform facing the sea, this extremely colourful Chinese temple is an absolute must-see.

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Royal and railway history
For a taste of Hua Hin’s royal history, visit the Maruekatayawan Palace, designed by King Rama VI in 1923 and set among beautiful oceanfront grounds. An intricate example of traditional raised Thai architecture and crafted purely from teak wood, the palace takes pride in its status as the longest golden teak palace in the world. Centara Grand, which was once Hua Hin’s famous Railway Hotel, serviced the Hua Hin Railway Station. The station offered the first direct link to the seaside from Bangkok – a new and exciting way to spend the weekends away from the heat of the city.

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Food & drink
If you really want to be immersed in Thailand’s culture and savour traditional local dishes, head down to The Pier to sample a taste of the local delicacy – steamed crab. Alternatively, explore the colourful Hua Hin Night Market where you can try a number of spices and flavours from a multitude of food stalls. Wine enthusiasts should take the time to visit Hua Hin’s Hills vineyard, Moon Valley Wines, located 25 miles west in a scenic, vine-covered mountain valley. 

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