HUA HIN DESTINATION } THE PERFECT SLOW-LIFE ESCAPE
For over a century, Thailand’s royals have been zipping off to Hua Hin to get away from it all. Knowledgeable Bangkokians soon followed in their footsteps, drawn to the surrounding natural parks, serene beach life and some of the country’s best seaside restaurants. From world-class golf courses and elegant palaces to crystalline waterfalls and jungle-clad mountains, Hua Hin’s surroundings can take weeks to explore.
Travel to Hua Hin is now easier and more economical via Suvarnabhumi Airport – Hua Hin hotels shuttle bus: www.airporthuahinbus.com
NEARBY SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS
Hua Hin BeachThe peaceful, Five km. long beach is perfectly suited to long jogs, romantic walks, horse riding and kitesurfing during the day. At night, visitors should make sure to watch the moon rise, an unforgettable Hua Hin experience. The hotel is located just 100 m. from the beach. Beach access is via a quiet private road belonging to the resort.
Klai Kang Won Palace“Klai Kang Won” means ‘far from worries’. The seaside retreat was built in a European architectural style in the 1920s by King Rama VII. It is still used by the present monarch.
Marukhathaiyawan PalaceThis beachside palace was formerly used as a summer residence by King Rama VI. Designed by an Italian architect and built of golden teak, it is both charming and perfectly suited to beachside living thanks to its use of natural ventilation and elevated pavilions.
Khao TakiabLocated at the southern end of Hua Hin Beach, the temple-topped hill of Khao Takiab is well worth climbing for its scattering of Buddhist shrines and panoramic views.
Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park“Khao Sam Roi Yod” translates to “The Mountain with 300 Peaks,” an apt description for the jagged, jungle-clad outcrops running through the park’s 24,500 acres of marshlands. The waterways are home to a large variety of waterfowl, while the limestone masses contain three popular caves: Phraya Nakhon, Kaeo and Sai. Phraya Nakhon Cave is the most dramatic as it contains a pavilion, built in 1890 by King Rama V, which is showered with light from a small crevice, tens of meters above it.
Pa-La-U WaterfallThis beautiful, 16-tier waterfall is in the middle of a rich and fertile virgin forest, located about 60 km. west of Hua Hin’s town center. Cool off in one of its many pools and listen to the Gibbons hiding in the 1,000-year-old trees around you.
Kaeng Krachan National Park.Thailand's largest national park is located approximately 60 km north west of Hua Hin. The park, which extends towards the Burmese border to the west, is characterized by forested hills and pristine waterways. The major focal point is the Kaeng Krachan Dam, a 58-metre-high and 760-metre-long structure that dominates a scenic reservoir.
Royal Hua Hin Golf CourseThe first golf course in Thailand, built in 1924, is set among Hua Hin’s rolling coastal hills. The renowned 14th hole offers an exotic glimpse of a Buddhist temple halfway up a densely wooded slope.
Hua Hin Night MarketThis bustling market is chockablock with street food, souvenirs, clothing and general goods. Beyond the shopping, the lively atmosphere alone makes it well worth a visit.
Cicada MarketCicada Market was created to connect artists, creators and designers with tourists, students and the wider community, bringing together culture, arts and lifestyles. Cicada offers visitors the chance to explore local contemporary art, including handmade decorative items, fashionable garments, collectable second-hand items and a few offerings from small, local manufacturers. Visitors can also enjoy live activities, workshops and exhibitions, as well as drama, dance, music, and fine arts from universities, community theatres and various individual artists.
Open Fridays and Saturdays: 16:00 hrs. - 23:00 hrs.
Sunday: 16:00 hrs. to 22:00 hrs.
Golf CoursesHua Hin is home to six world-class golf courses, all within a 15 to 30 minutes' drive from Loligo Resort Hua Hin.
- Springfield Royal Country Club
- Palm Hills Golf Club
- Majestic Creek Country Club
- Imperial Lake View Golf Club
- Royal Hua Hin Golf Course
- Milford Golf Club
- Black Mountain
- Banyan Golf Club
- Beach walks and jogging
- Horse riding on the beach
- Elephant trekking
- Kitesurfing (seasonal)
- Thai cooking classes in the garden
- Thai massage classes for couples