Offering a heady cocktail of sea and sun, Hua Hin is Thailand’s original beach resort, with miles of soft sandy shore and chic resorts. Hua Hin holidays are bound to find an activity just for you - whether you’re a keen golfer, a sun worshipper or a culture lover, there’s plenty in this district.
This secluded corner of Thailand’s gulf coast has long been the choice of the Thai royal family for holidays during the warmer months, because you can drive from the heart of Bangkok to Hua Hin in just a few hours.
If you wish to take day trips from Hua Hin then you can indulge in the wide variety of sophisticated attractions and activities nearby.
Find your sense of adventure on Hua Hin holidays
Alongside the many Hua Hin beaches such as Khao Takiab, where swimming and sunbathing are the order of the day, the local town itself is fun to explore. There are lively markets where you can taste delicious street food and browse local art galleries. Visit the opulent royal summer palace of Klai Kangwon and Hua Hin Railway Station with its intricate wooden architecture.
The region boasts some of the best championship golf courses in Asia, so plan to tee off at the Royal Hua Hin golf course, or follow a round of golf with dinner at the Black Mountain Golf Club. Horse riding is also popular with guided trail rides available from quality stables, including riding on the beach, for all levels of rider.
You can head to Monsoon Valley Vineyard located a 45 minute drive away for a unique Thai wine tasting experience in gorgeous natural beauty. You could go on a guided tour, create your own wine label, go mountain biking or simply enjoy lunch or a glass of wine with a panoramic view. This is one of the first vineyards in Thailand and the breeze from the sea air and sandy soil that is enriched with shells and fossils offers a unique freshness to the wine.
If you’re bringing younger members of your family then you might wish to enjoy nearby water parks, such as Vana Nava Water Jungle.
Or for a more natural adventure, take a scenic drive out to the gorgeous natural Pala-U Waterfall, Kaeng Krachan National Park, located 37 miles from Hua Hin close to the neighbouring country of Myanmar. This makes for an amazing day trip as you go swimming in fish-filled pools, and the 1,000 year old forest which is home to rare birdlife and wildlife.
If you’re feeling fit, you can climb the 16 steep steps to witness views stretching from Thailand into Myanmar.
As well as a Bangkok to Hua Hin twin centre holiday, hop further down the Thai isthmus and visit one of the many beautiful islands such as Koh Samui or Koh Lanta.
Great sample itineraries
Our destination experts can create a bespoke holiday in Hua Hin, tailored to include your dream experiences, visits and must-sees. Almost anything is possible, so please call to discuss all your options.
Pattaya, Hua Hin and Bangkok Multi Centre
Our favorite hotels
Whether you are seeking a luxurious resort such as Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa or a family-friendly experience at Centara Hua Hin, staying at the right hotel can make all the difference to your Hua Hin holidays. Browse our favourite hotels and talk to our Destination Specialists to make sure you have the pick of hotels in Hua Hin Thailand.
Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin
Explore Hua Hin
Whether travelling as a family, couple or flying solo – Hua Hin is much more than just a beach destination – there really is something for everyone. The latest trend in the area is for kite boarding. The beaches in Hua Hin are long and broad – perfect for this activity. There is a flourishing art scene here, and we would recommend a visit to the Baan Sillapin Artists Village if looking for a unique souvenir. The night market in Hua Hin is a particularly good one – open each evening from 6pm- 11pm. For families – there is a choice of exciting waterparks in the area – The Black Mountain Water Park being the most popular. It’s really easy to get to, just fifteen minutes away from the centre of Hua Hin. And if you are looking for something a little different – The Hua Hin Hill Vineyard offers tours and tasting, and produces the delicious Monsoon Valley wine.
Hua Hin has been regarded as one of the best golfing locations in Thailand for many years. There are 8 top quality courses all within a 30 minute drive of the town centre. There are others located slightly further afield, but are still reachable easily enough for a day's play. Probably the most famous one is Springfield Royal Country Club which has been the venue for many major championships, including The Thai Open. The best time for playing golf in Hua Hin is between November and February, which is known as the cool season.
Snorkelling in Koh Talu
Fabulous opportunity to enjoy swimming and snorkeling at Yai bay
Hua Hin's Beautiful temples
Hua Hin is home to some stunning temples and is a must for anyone visiting this peaceful destination.
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"A visit to Phraya Nakhon Cave is a must during your Hua Hin holidays. If you can, make sure you are there for 10am, as this is when the sun’s rays highlight the hidden pavilion - an amazing photo opportunity."
“Vana Nava Water Jungle is Thailand's biggest waterpark - and it just a few minutes from Hua Hin. It's a fun day out for kids of all ages. Don't take a picnic with you - as no food and drink is allowed to be brought in but prices are very reasonable.”
"Cicanda night market is on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. There is every type of food you can imagine - music, dancing and theatre shows, and a really varied selection of stalls and art exhibitions."
Events & Festivals
Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Hua Hin holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.
Plan your Hua Hin holidays to coincide with exuberant Songkran Festival celebrating the Thai New Year - you can expect to be splashed with water at every turn.
Release a candle-lit basket to float away on the sea during the festival of Loy Krathong. There will be festivities both at your Hua Hin resort and at local temples.
Hua Hin Regatta
In August the place is buzzing with the glamorous Hua Hin Regatta, an annual sailing event.
Hua Hin Jazz Festival
Using during the end of May or early June there is an annual jazz festival in Hua Hin, over two days you can enjoy an international line-up of musicians and jazz in this beautiful beachside setting.
Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Hua Hin holiday. The range of dining options in Hua Hin is extensive, including relaxed beachside eats and buzzing Hua Hin nightlife.
Som Tam Pu Ma
Make sure you try Som Tam Pu Ma, the fermented blue crab papaya salad, which is popular in seafood restaurants and is absolutely delicious!
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