Hua Hin

A Royal Retreat

Hua Hin has long maintained its legacy for being the official Royal Beach resort and has been a resort town mainstay for the Thai people since the 1920s. Being the oldest and most traditional holiday enclave, remnants of old-world charm co-exist with all the attractions of a modern holiday destination.

Today Hua Hin has become a well-established luxury and spa destination offering a wonderful respite and holistic alternative to the frenetic pace of other throbbing resort towns

Hua Hin in its infancy was the official holiday residence of King Rama VII. Its convenient location close to the capital proved a refreshing getaway from the oppressive heat of metropolitan Bangkok. The official royal stamp was sealed on the formerly sleeping village when the king built his Klai Kangworn (Far From Worries) Palace which remains today as the legitimate holiday residence of the royal family and is open to the public for viewing. Bangkok's moneyed and elite soon followed this gently curving bay.

Take an adventurous drive and trek through evergreen forest, more than a thousand years old, to the spectacular Pala-U Waterfall. there are 14 different stages of the waterfall which you can climb to the top or take a leisurely stroll to the third station and take a dip in the cool crystal-clear waters.

Insiders' Tips

  • Night Markets: Renowned as the biggest and most beautiful in Thailand is the Hua Hin night markets. Get in amongst the energy and excitement and explore the uniqueness and vibrancy of the market stalls, boasting everything from souvenirs to exotic foods.
  • Hua Hin Vineyard: Learn about viticulture on a picturesque vineyard and, if the mood strikes, there is also a petanque course, mountain-biking trails and elephant riding.
  • Sam Roi Yot National Park: Just 50km from Hua Hin you can explore the limestone mountains, beaches and wildlife in this National Park. Visit close-by caves and explore the abundance of stalacities and stalagmites using oil lamps from the local villiage.
  • Health. Health. Health: Detox, buff and scrub your way into glowing good health at one of the many spas, such as the Evason Six Senses or the Hilton Hua Hin Resort and Spa.

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