Hua Hin Beach – Image courtesy of Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Introducing Hua Hin
As one of Thailand's few mainland beach destinations, Hua Hin is ideal for honeymoon couples 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 a favourite destination of the King of Thailand, who onced lived here for much 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.
What to do and see in Hua Hin
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 the temple complex at Khao Tao (above photo) near 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.
Where to stay in Hua Hin
Hua Hin and nearby Cha Am offer an excellent choice of accommodation options, including the following 5-star resorts…
Cape Nidhra Hotel
Location: Prachuap Khiri Khan, Hua Hin
Prices: from AUD261 per room
Description: This property is a 4-minute walk from the beach. Located along Hua Hin Beach, Cape Nidhra Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Hua Hin Train Station. It features luxurious beachfront accommodations with a spa and a fitness center. Hotel Cape Nidhra is a 15-minute walk from Chatchai, the Hua Hin night markets. Both Hua Hin Temple and Villa Market are a short walk from the hotel. Each modern room at Cape Nidhra comes with its own private pool. A 32-inch LCD TV and a minibar are provided in all rooms. Guests can enjoy traditional Thai massages and spa treatments at the Cape Spa. Free parking and free Wi-Fi are provided at Cape Nidhra Hotel. The hotel’s restaurant serves local cuisine and seafood. For drinks and remarkable views of Gulf of Thailand, visit On the Rocks Bar.
Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort
Location: Naeb Kaehat Road, Hua Hin
Prices: from AUD200 per room
Description: This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. A 5-minute drive from Hua Hin Night Market, Putahracsa provides individually designed units with minimalist themes, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. It features a spa, infinity pool and 2 restaurants. Minimalist-themed accommodations at Putahracsa Hua Hin features unique layouts and neutral colors. They have a private terrace area with outdoor seating and views of greenery or the pool. Guests can indulge with relaxing massages at Putahracsa’s day spa or enjoy quiet moments in the resort’s library. Other recreational activities include hiking and golf at a nearby course. Hua Hin Putahracsa also provides free private parking. The sound of waves and cool sea breezes accompany grilled dishes at Oceanside beachfront restaurant. Sala Monsoon provides breakfast buffet and all-day dining, with a spread of Thai and international dishes.
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin
Location: Damnoenkasem Road, Hua Hin
Prices: from AUD196 per room
Description: This property is a 4-minute walk from the beach. Featuring 4 outdoor pools in beautifully landscaped grounds, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villa Hua Hin is a 5-minute walk from the Night Market and Fishing Pier. It has a spa and 4 restaurants. Occupying a prime beachfront location, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villa Hua Hin is a 5-minute walk from the numerous shopping and dining options in Hua Hin’s centre. It is a 7 km from Hua Hin Airport. The colonial-style rooms offer the comfort of classic wood furnishings and spacious bathrooms with a bathtub. Wood-paned glass doors open out to private balconies, letting in plenty of light and air. For those looking to exercise, tennis courts and a well-equipped fitness centre are available. Alternatively, guests can enjoy relaxing treatments at Cenvaree Spa. Coast Beach Bar & Grill serves cocktails, grilled meats and seafood dishes. Other dining options include Suan Bua Restaurant and Hagi Japanese Restaurant.
Devasom Hua Hin Resort
Location: Cha Am, Hua Hin
Prices: from AUD181 per person
Description: On a private beach, Devasom features luxurious accommodations with sea view, a private balcony, free Wi-Fi and a free in-room non-alcohol minibar. The award-winning hotel also features a deck by infinity pools. Devasom Hua Hin Resort is about a 5-minute drive from Hua Hin Airport and Maruekhathaiyawan Palace. The Hua Hin City Market is just 10 minutes away via the resort’s free shuttle service. Rooms at Devasom are spacious and feature a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and Bluetooth speakers. Each has full or partial sea view and features classic decor, an open concept bathroom with a standalone bathtub and a rain shower. Guests of Devasom Hua Hin Resort may laze by the beach, relax with traditional Thai massage or enjoy day trips and activities. Thai cooking classes are also available. Overlooking the sea and the resort pool, Resort Devasom Hua Hin’s restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a variety of Asian and Western dishes. Wine and other beverages are also available.
Dusit Thani Hua Hin
Location: Cha Am
Prices: from AUD134 per person
Description: Overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, the Dusit Thani Hua Hin sits on Thailand’s western coast, steps from a private beachfront. It features a large outdoor pool, spa and fitness facilities. Opening out to sea or tropical views, these rooms are tastefully furnished with classic cane and wood fittings. They feature free wired internet, cable TV and separate bathtub and shower areas. Guests can enjoy pampering massages at Devarana Spa after active workouts at the tennis and racquetball courts. Other recreation options include sightseeing tours. Featuring 7 dining options, highlights include fine dining at the beachfront Rim Talay Bar and Grill. International meals are available at The Restaurant, which features 3 open kitchens and scenic garden views. Dusit Thani Hua Hin is 6 miles from the center of Hua Hin, where the popular night market and train station is. The property is a 2.5-hour drive from Bangkok city.
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Best time to honeymoon in Hua Hin
Anytime. Hua Hin enjoys three seasons, with the ‘cool’ season from November to May offering the most sunshine and least rain, with an average daytime temperature of 26°C (79°F).
For more climate info: Hua Hin Weather Guide…
Getting to Hua Hin
Hua Hin is located just 195km from Thailand’s capital of Bangkok (less than three hours by car and around four hours by train).
More information on how to get to Hua Hin…
Latest update Hua Hin honeymoon destination:
16 February, 2017
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