The romance of Hua Hin's age old royal grace and authentic charm, interesting sights to be explored, exiting things to do and 5 star accommodation right on the beach on par with international standards has made this destination a hit among families, romantic couples and single travelers alike. It has bustling markets, superb beaches, an endless variety of restaurants, quaint nightlife and many sightseeing opportunities.
The Hua Hin Town Center spills straight onto a fine white, several kilometer long ribbon of sand, separated only by resorts and ocean-side restaurants. Right in the centre of Hua Hin the location of beachfront accommodation at the Centara Grand Beach Resort and The Hilton as well as hotels with private pools like the very popular Cape Nidhra villasis unbeatable. To the south it runs for 8 kilometers where it terminates against a rocky outcrop in Takiab Hill. Further on and around Takiab Hill is army beach and another 10 kilometers further is Khao Tao where you are also likely to encounter less tourists.
If you feel like exploring even further, you could take the road which runs all along the coast until you reach Pak Nam Pran, Dolphin Beach and even Sam Roi Yod, a national park bordering a pristine beach. It is easy to make this a day trip, but inside Sam Roy Yod you will find comfortable accommodation to allow you enough time to properly explore the area and park in particular.
To Hua Hin's other end the beach stretches for 25 kilometers all the way to sister town Cha-am. it is on this stretch of coast where The Sheraton is located approximately 5 kilometers outside the town centre.
Hua Hin has countless markets and the most important ones to visit for any tourist includes The Grand Market and famous night market. Both are easy to locate as they are situated on the main road in the centre of town and only a kilometer apart. Though the Grand Market sees many foreign tourists it is more visited by locals than the Night Market which is visibly a tourist hang-out. No matter which one you find your self at, it is where you will find flavourful meals of fresh seafood including lobster, giant prawn, crab and fish grilled to perfection right in front of your eyes. There is also a selection of Oriental food restaurants and several which offer western favorites. Both markets has endless stalls selling hand crafts, clothes, shoes, memorabilia and everything else you can think of. Cicada market, located to the lower end of Petkasem Road in Takiab is a total different experience. It is quint, arty, has food stalls set in a relaxing atmosphere under the trees and patrons are often treated to shows by locals talent strutting their stuff on a large stage.
Family Friendly Fun
Hua Hin is a family friendly destination like few other and has the goods to thrill and delight young and old. The town's main beach stretching past hotels like Centara Grand Beach Resort and The Hilton offers pony rides for the kids and banana boat rides in the surf. The area also has two elephant camps and several world golf courses in and around Hua Hin has seen it become a premier destination for golf enthusiasts.
A few kilometers outside the town set among the area's signature green hills is the new Black Mountain Water Park featuring slides, pools, rivers, artificial beach and wave maker and even cable wake boarding. If you enjoy a scenic drive, head along the coast to Sam Roi Yot national park for a day of exploration. Hua Hin also has two floating markets located a few hundred meters from one another and being a wine producing region you should not miss a visit to Hua Hin Vineyards for a delectable meal and good wine. Depending on the time of year you could also mount an elephant and take off to go do some grape picking.