Located on the west coast of the Gulf of Siam, just over 2 hours drive south of Bangkok. For years they have been the aspirational centre for affluent Thai families who have holiday homes in the area. The two resorts run into each other along the coast, with Hua Hin the more developed with many hotels and in particular high rise condominiums.
With a total diversity of scenery and cultures, depending, on the region, multi centre touring options within Thailand are popular. There are excellent air links between most of the major cities, as well as good roads. The following are just a few Tour ideas for Thailand and each can be easily modified to suit your personal requirements.
Aleenta Pranburi is one of the very first genuinely boutique hotels in the region, located about 35 minutes drive out of Hua Hin, in a quiet secluded area, just under 3 hours drive from Bangkok Airport. The style here is elegantly casual, with the emphasis on simple relaxation.
The Cape Nidhra Hotel is a stylish contemporary all pool suite boutique resort. Located just a short walk from the centre of Hua Hin, just over 2 hours drive from Bangkok.
Wonderfully stylish, totally cool and chic. Romantic, mainly couples focused – children are accepted, although apart from the pool section there are no specific facilities.
The Chiva-Som International Health Resort is an award winning and adult only resort. Traditional Thai hospitality combined with the very best and innovative health and wellbeing. Located just south of Hua Hin, 3 hours from Bangkok Airport.
Frequently imitated, but rarely surpassed. Chiva-Som International Health Resort is wonderfully calm and serene.
Le Vimarn Cottages Resort and Spa is simple, charming and friendly. It is not deluxe, but a more first class authentic tropical flavoured (and a lower priced) option to its sister property, The Paradee.
The Paradee Resort is an attractive little resort, maybe more ‘Maldivian’ in style than Thai, with three rows of thatched roofed cottages. The island of Koh Samet is one of the closest to Bangkok, just a short 2 hours drive south, followed by a 20 minute speedboat ride.
Formerly known as De La Paix, So Sofitel have brought new innovations to this attractive resort hotel. The style is minimalist and modern, with some rather delightful quirky touches, which is the signature of the So Sofitel brand.
It is actually located located on a quiet beach at Cha Am rather than in Hua Hin, about three hours drive south of Bangkok (maybe longer if you travel weekends). Cha Am village is about 5 minutes drive, and neighbouring Hua Hin about 25 minutes drive away.
Soneva Kiri Koh Kood offers Chic stripped down luxury. The island is famous for its waterfalls, beaches and traditional village life – Soneva Kiri embraces all of these but adds their own special ingredient of barefoot elegance and jet set style. The island is located on the eastern side of the Gulf of Siam, close to the border with Cambodia.