One of the older beach resorts in Thailand and popular with both locals and tourists alike due to its proximity to the capital Bangkok, Hua Hin has a lovely stretch of beach, a great selection of street food restaurants to choose from along the main strip and some beautiful hotels scattered along the coastline.
If you’re looking for a beach destination away from the hustle and bustle of the city which offers enough to do to keep you busy but is still relatively quiet, the former fishing village of Hua Hin could be a perfect holiday destination for you. Ideally reached by road, approximately 3 hours from Bangkok (depending on the traffic), it’s a great choice for those wishing to avoid an additional flight or a lengthy boat transfer to the one of outer islands.
With a wide stretch of sandy beach, it’s not surprising that Hua Hin offers many exciting watersports. Windsurfing, kite boarding and parasailing are a particular favourite as the easterly winds’ aide these sports perfectly. Water-skiing and jet skiing are also popular as are the more family-friendly banana boats and donut rides. If land-based activities are more your cup of tea, then a high speed go-karting track can be found just outside the city and horse-riding on the beach has become very popular with both beginners and the more experienced riders.
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