We spent a week at the gorgeous Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa, situated just about 5 kms. from Hua Hin city centre.
You can read more about this amazing hotel here; http://annaogbrian.blogspot.dk/2013/11/anantara-hua-hin-resort-and-spa.html
Hua Hin is an old royal town and has grown quite big during the years.
The good thing about Hua Hin is that it’s situated a relatively short distance from Bangkok, only about 3 hrs by road (traffic depending).
It has a number of sights that should not be missed and I can recommend a visit to the local railway station, which is about 100 years old and beautifully built.
The old nearby Railway hotel (Centara Grand hotel) has a nice colonial ambience.
The Royal palace can also be visited but unfortunately we missed this as it was closed the day we had planned our visit.
There’s a Night Market as well that opens around 6 pm every evening and here you can find food markets as well as the typical Thai tourist market.
There’s a shopping mall called Market Village just south of town, which is good.
If you want to buy gold and/or diamonds, we can highly recommend Saphira jewelry.
Thailand is famous for its’ tailor shops and there are hundreds and thousands of them….We can highly recommend SAGA tailor with the perfect location by the Clock tower.
Good quality and great service….I’ve known them since 1994 and still as good 🙂
Unfortunately we missed the Hutsadin Elephant Foundation… http://www.tripadvisor.dk/ShowUserReviews-g297922-d2038063-r123429187-Hutsadin_Elephant_Foundation-Hua_Hin_Prachuap_Khiri_Khan_Province.html
We only heard good things about it and will visit next time!
We ended (by mistake) at the Hua Hin Safari & Adventure Park, which was a HUGE mistake as this place was awful – and daylight robbery! NEVER go there.
There are several good restaurants in Hua Hin but being seafood lovers, we ended up at KETSARIN seafood several times during our stay and it was fantastic every time.
Fresh seafood at its’ very best and with very good service as well.
Getting around Hua Hin is easy by taxi and very cheap.
Our hotel was situated approximately 5 km. from the city centre and a taxi costs 150,- baht. (4,50 usd. or 30 Danish kr.).
Prices are fixed and nobody will cheat you.