Hua Hin: An Introduction
Hua Hin, the oldest and most traditional of Thai resorts, combines the attractions of a modern holiday destination with the charm of an active fishing port. Just three hours drive from Bangkok and with over 5 miles of white sand it is not hard to see why the resort has remained popular for over 70 years, since King Rama VII made it his resort of choice. The royal palace, Klai Kangwon, is still used as a royal residence today and in recent years due to the Kings declining health it has become his full-time residence.
Besides sun-filled days on the mile-long beach there are a range of leisure activities suitable for families ranging from water sports to golf. Away from the town centre you can explore fabulous parks, peaks, caves and waterfalls. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining with everything ranging from street food to internationally acclaimed restaurants.
Rainfall and beaches
This region of Thailand typically receives very little rainfall all-year making it an excellent year-round beach option. However, during 'winter' months (November - February) much of the beach in/around Hua Hin and Cha Am can be lost to the sea due to high waters. Pranburi has year round beach.