Located on the coast of the Malay peninsula, Hua Hin is a mix of modern luxury and old world charm. The Royal Beach Resort in Hua Hin is the oldest in all of Thailand. In contrast to other resorts that you could visit when holidaying in Thailand, it attracts both foreigners and local Thais. Hua Hin offers a wide variety of restaurants and shops, sitting on stilts, with views of the white sandy beaches. There are attractions for families, couples, adventure seekers and history buffs. It’s really easy for Aussies to get to with flights to Thailand leaving several times a day from the major cities
There are a myriad of upscale hotels available at the resort. One such hotel is the Sofitel Grand Resort & Villas. It is surrounded by tropical gardens, a golf course and Sam Roi Yot National Park. Luckily, any hotel that you choose in Hua Hin, Thailand is close in proximity to the glorious beaches.
The night market is the perfect place to experience local flavor. As the sun goes down, the stalls go up. The night market is filled with crafts, art, handcrafted jewelry,, clothing and some of the best seafood that you could ever find. Stroll through and experience incredible sensory delights. Soak up some of the live entertainment and music as well.
History buffs should spend some time off of the Royal Beach Resort grounds and visit the Maruekathaiyawan Palace. Set on Cha Am Beach, it’s a palace built during the time of King Rama VI. As it is a royal facility, you must dress modestly and only take photographs in designated areas. The royal halls have been preserved so that it is museum-like, containing royal artifacts.
Hua Hin, Thailand is considered a golfer’s dream. The Royal Hua Hin Golf Course is the oldest in Thailand. It is unique in that it is wooded, rather than a resort style course. For some variety, venture off to other golf courses, such as the Black Mountain Golf Club. With views of the Black Mountain ranges, and an ideally designed course, expect to have a lovely time.
When holidaying in Thailand, it’s crucial to take advantage of the unique beaches and the Gulf of Thailand. Enjoy water sports, such as water skiing and jet skiing. Come back to the beach, enjoy a cocktail and some fresh seafood. Hua Hin has a slower pace than many other areas of Thailand. Prepare to feel rejuvenated after your holiday.
On a practical note make sure you get your Thai visa before leaving to save yourself time and stress at the airport.