Favoured by Thai Royalty. Thai aristocracy flocked to the newly discovered seaside resort. 167 . which was soon followed by the establishment of the Railway Hotel and the Royal Hua Hin Golf Course. For long a cherished secret of Bangkokians who retreated to it on the weekends. Hua Hin and its twin Chaam have endeavoured to preserve their old world charm and casual elegance. the Klai Kangwon Palace.Hua Hin Thailand’s oldest beach resort town. by King Rama VII in 1926 (The palace is today the permanent residence of Thailand’s ruling monarch His Majesty King Bhumibol). the town owes its existence to King Prajadhipok’s (Rama VII) decision to build a summer palace here. despite its growing popularity Hua Hin has retained its provincial charm. Ever since it has been on the tourist trail. Yet it must be said. meaning ‘far from worries’. Once Hua Hin became the official Royal Retreat. building summer homes in its bucolic surroundings. What set Hua Hin on the road to prosperity was first the construction of the railway line during the reign of King Rama VI (1910-1925). Hua Hin today increasingly finds itself on the international tourist map thanks to the western tourists who stumbled on Hua Hin. But even more important was the construction of the summer palace.

sea. Whether undergoing spa treatment. Half-day and full-day trips are available. Additionally. Hua Hin is also blessed with a variety of satellite attractions ranging from national parks and temples to water parks and vineyards. sun. EAT & DRINK The central market sells fresh fruit and fish to locals as it’s been done for ages. and Khao Takiab. just a few steps from the beach. It has become world renowned as a superb place to rejuvenate at one of several internationally renowned spas in a great location. helping the town maintain its reputation as one of Thailand’s top seafood spots. with stunning views of the wine lands and elephant rides among the vines. and Hua Hin Hills Vineyard home of Monsoon Valley wines. if you’re curious about where the Thais are going for great daytime street food. a local market. Being a Royal beach resort. Popular destinations include: Pa-La-U Waterfall. horseback riding. enjoy delicious seafood. souvenirs. cabarets. Most restaurants and eateries especially those in the fivestar resorts are geared toward high-end gourmet level. with eight world-class courses and several driving ranges in the nearby area. And who doesn’t? WHAT TO SEE WHAT TO DO Hua Hin is certainly one of Thailand’s premier golfing destinations. Coastal cruises. local fishing excursions and night time deep-sea trips are all available from Hua Hin. but there are all kinds of cuisine available for all kinds of food lover – although we can’t mention them all in all fairness. stretching to the Burmese border.WHY GO Its greatest selling point is that the coastal town has retained an old world charm and has an air of timeless romance. lush limestone mountains and plenty of leisure activities. Kaeng Krachan National Park. lovely waterfalls. holistic therapy. or just relaxing and reading a good book. Hua Hin is the perfect place for those who love a more sedate holiday style in a gorgeous seaside resort. learning Thai massage. while freshwater fishing. By the way. and other nightspots are more regulated than normal and somewhat limited. a landscape of limestone peaks. Sam Roi Yot National Park. a 15-tier feature in the jungle 60 kms from town. This is where you go for long walks through the quiet winding streets. World-class shoppers need not worry either: With two night-markets. stunning five-km beach. fabrics. and food products. Thailand’s largest reserve. with the town’s fishing fleet delivering baskets of prawns and fish every day. play a round of golf on one of the several international standard courses or enjoy a sundowner at your beachfront hotel. which many will find refreshing. Gorgeous beaches and distinctive resorts offering the ultimate in Thai-style service make this resort town a charming getaway and perfect for a romantic wedding. Hua Hin has a famous. and abundant fresh seafood. a superb restaurant. but the locals arrive for the food. river cruises and eco-tours run along the waterways inland. especially those with families and couples hoping for some restful quality time surrounded by sand. cooking classes. fishing. discos. Hua Hin is an excellent place to shop for locally produced handicrafts. The night market is the ideal place to sample street food cooked fast and fresh. try going to Hua Hin 51. day trips around Monkey Island and Dolphin Bay. horseback riding. 168 . International travellers visit Hua Hin for the coastline and wonderfully natural hotels. taking advantage of the excellent medical services. and numerous boutique stores. diving and snorkelling are only a few of the other options for those with a more active disposition. a hill at the end of Hua Hin beach sprinkled with Buddhist shrines and well worth climbing for the panoramic view. hiking.

decide on the fare before the trip. However. Ticket costs approximately Bt200.000 and Bt3. By Train 169 . how to go by airplane You can also rent a car and drive all the way to Hua Hin. to hire a cab. as it can vary accordingly and is usually between Bt1. Train tickets can be reserved either in person or online. and tickets have to be booked at the bus station in person. Ticket costs about Bt160. Pinklao) from 4 am-10:20 pm. which ply the route every 15 minutes from 6 am-7 go by taxi pm.000. By Car You can either flag down a how to go by boat/ferry cab or approach a travel agency either directly or through your hotel.HOW TO GET THERE THAILAND Bangkok Hua Hin By Bus Services are available on an hourly basis from Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal. Prior reservations are how to go by bus required to secure seats. how to go by car By Minibus Minibuses. are much faster how thanto buses but have a limited seating capacity (11-12 seats). A safer and comfortable way to reach Hua Hin is from Bangkok’s Hua Lum Pong Railway Station. Minibuses start from Ratchawitee Hospital near the Victory Monument in how to go by train Bangkok.

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a separate bath and shower. and extras that include LCD TV & DVD. Six food and beverage outlets give guests an excellent variety of dining and entertainment options. Indulge in luxurious pampering and healing treatments in a soothing environment at the Devarana Spa. +66-3252-0009 dthh@dusit. leisure and recreation. meetings.dusit. has earned this award-winning hotel a reputation as the perfect venue for events. jacuzzi. rain shower and Club benefits. mini bar. satellite TV. horse riding. 1349 Petchakasem Road.100 Theatre with stage: 800 Other Function area (capacity) Garden: 1500 Restaurants: 300 In-house wedding planner: No Indian cuisine: No Outside catering allowed: Yes Beauty salon: Yes Spa: Yes Evening functions end: - Outdoor: 10 pm - Indoor: midnight ( extra charges per hour after midnight) Price range Rooms: US$216 International buffet: US$60 Dusit Thani Hua Hin Overview: Dusit Thani Hua Hin occupies a special place within a region known for its spectacular natural beauty along the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The Dusit Club cetegory offers a premium location with sea views overlooking the main pool or garden pool. superb tropical clismate and lush greenery provide the ideal resort atmosphere. gardens and lawns overlooking a beautiful lake and seascape. Other room categories are the Lanai located on the ground floor with an extra terrace area that gives direct access to either the main pool or garden pool. Cha-am. Petchburi 76120 Thailand. Venues: The Royal Dusit Hall with a panoramic view is a place for all occasions. with a full range of modern technical amenities and support. Accommodation: The architectural theme and decor resembles a Mediterranean villa retreat with subtle touches of Thai craftsmanship and hospitality.com dusitthanihuahin. Its fine sandy beach. conveniently located just 2. electronic safe. This hall is flanked by graceful corridors and stylish lobby lounges that open onto terraces. The Superior rooms are the starting category with lateral sea views from the balcony. where classic period features combine with an unmistakable yet subtle Thai interior design.com 171 .5 hours from Bangkok by car or 25 minutes by plane. while the 170-sqm Presidential Suite has two bedrooms. coffee making facilities. Facilities: The resort has much to offer including a variety of water sports. Its uniquely deluxe facilities include 296 well-appointed rooms with private balconies offering panoramic sea views. a Fitness Centre. two swimming pools. the Dusit and the Lanai.At A Glance No of rooms: 296 Ballroom Setup: Round Table with stage: 600 Cocktail with stage: 1. tennis and squash courts. The suites include the one-bedroom Dusit Grand. jogging and golf at several nearby championship-standard courses. The coastal town of Hua Hin retains the serence Thai charm that has made it a favoured summer for Thai royalty.

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a fitness centre. At A Glance No of rooms: 249 Ballroom setup Round table with stage: 200 Cocktail with stage: 250 Theatre with stage: 220 Other function area Garden: 200 Beachfront: 200 Poolside: 500 In-house wedding planner: Yes Indian cuisine: On request Outside catering allowed: Yes Beauty salon: Yes Spa: Yes Evening functions end: 10:00 p. a snooker room. High ceilings. with direct access to Hua Hin town. including the Club executive floor. Hua Hin. the Spa Cenvaree.th www. Price range Rooms: US$ 275 International buffet: US$55 Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Overview: Standing on 16 hectares of prime beachfront land amidst tropical gardens. The Club offers unrivalled levels of facilities and services with exclusive Club Lounge access. There are also two putting greens. each with its own private balcony overlooking the ocean or landscaped gardens. this fascinating colonial-style resort originally built in 1923 is one of the classic hotels of the East and a great local landmark.centarahotelsresorts. Accommodation: There are 207 luxurious appointed rooms and suites. hair dryer.Minimum : W2. along with its gracious ambience. periodstyle furniture and a décor that uses rich polished hardwood softened by the warm tones of Thai silk evoke the spirit of the 1920s.5 cm. The fully equipped function rooms can hold up to 250 people. two tennis courts. and high speed Internet access. All rooms feature flat screen TVs with international channels.co. Centara Hotels & Resorts acquired this beautiful property in 1985. Facilities: There are four restaurants and bars including the Museum for afternoon tea. four swimming pools. badminton. Venues: The hotel’s location. table tennis. the memorable setting enhancing every event. mini bar. incentives and conference groups. 1 Damnernkasem Rd.com 173 . Prachuab Khiri Khan 77110 Thailand +66 (0) 3251 2021-38 chbr@chr. The 42 villas set amongst the extensive gardens. make it ideal for meetings. in-room safe.m. and while fully retaining its old-world charm and elegance. The resort is just 190 kms south of Bangkok. offer privacy along with the ultimate in luxury. tea and coffee making facilities. including five daily meal presentations. with their spacious living accommodation and the option of their own pool. cocktails and concierge service. has also upgraded it. a children’s playground and plenty of other facilities to keep youngsters occupied. while garden functions for as many as 450 people are a speciality.

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hyatt. while garden-level rooms enjoy a cosy. The equipment in Club Olympus includes Life Fitness bicycles.com 175 . spacious bathrooms with a separate shower. a historical two-storey Thai beachfront wooden pavilion that can be transformed into an airy wedding dinner venue. including an inter-connecting free form swimming pools which include a 22 metre long and seven metre high water slide. Prachuap Khiri Khan. a Premier View Suite. is located adjacent to the hotel offering a path to well-being.huahin. 77110 +66-3252-1234 huahin. as well as fresh seafood specialties and tasty Asian noodles. It is suitable for hosting elegant and stylish events including wedding receptions. The guestrooms are fresh and airy with a private outdoor living area. the award-winning residential spa featuring eight exclusive residential spa suites and 18 treatment rooms. iron and ironing board. and cross-trainers as well as a range of free weights or alternatively enjoy the steam room or the outdoor flood-lit tennis court. All rooms feature individually controlled air-conditioning. while the other function rooms can be venues for smaller events such as engagement ceremonies and rehearsal dinners. THE BARAI. iPod docking station. The hotel also has a selection of outdoor spaces perfect for casual. radio. Accommodation: The 213 guestrooms included a three-bedroom Presidential Villa. Khao Takiap. relaxing events and wedding as well as McFarland House. two Regency Suites and 61 Regency Club rooms. an in-room safe and a minibar. three Premier Suites. a luxurious resort on a 250-metre stretch of white sandy beach includes 213 elegantly appointed guestrooms and offers a family-friendly environment that features the largest recreational facilities in Hua Hin. enclosed area. The pillarless ballroom offers a foyer with daylight and can accommodate up to 400 people. 91 Hua Hin. of rooms: 213 Ballroom Setup: Round Table with stage: 250 Cocktail with stage: 350 Theatre with stage: 350 Other function area (capacity) Poolside: 350 persons (without stage) Restaurants: - McFarland House: 70 - Talay Thai restaurant 120 In-house wedding planner: Yes Indian cuisine: No Outside catering allowed: Yes Beauty salon: Yes Spa: Yes Evening functions end: 10pm Price range Rooms: US$180++ International buffet: US$45++ Hyatt Regency Hua Hin Overview: Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.regency@hyatt. Club Olympus provides the ideal environment to keep or get fit during your stay. Venues: Hyatt Regency Hua Hin provides six versatile function rooms that have direct access from the hotel’s driveway adjacent to the lobby. treadmills. an IDD telephone.regency. eight Barai Suites. five Regency Executive Suites. and a unique beach pool. flat screen LCD TV. Hua Hin.com www.At A Glance No. Facilities: Four restaurants and bars provide home-style traditional Thai and Italian cuisine.

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Pirom features authentic Thai cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients. Other faciliites include a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and the InterContinental Club Lounge.com/ huahin 177 . a beautiful outdoor swimming pool. private bar and butler service. 77110 Thailand +66-3261-6999 nattapun. exceptional restaurants. and cohesive signature packages. Trattoria-style dining and wood-fired pizza are available at Felicita and the Azure Beach Grill offers all-day dining and fantastic rooftop views. ingredients sources by the His Majesty’s Royal Project in Hua-Hin. Hua Hin. experience a period beachfront house over two luxurious stories and 480sqm of space. The Lee La Bar serves up single malts.com www. a heavenly spa. of rooms: 119 Ballroom Setup: Round Table with stage: 10 Cocktail with stage: 120 Theatre with stage: 100 Other function areas (capacity) Garden: 200-300 Beachfront: 100-150 Restaurants: 40 In-house wedding planner: No Indian cuisine: On request Outside catering allowed: Yes Beauty salon: No Spa: Yes Evening functions end: 10pm InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Overview: Inspired by the Maruekhathaiyawan Summer Palace built by King Rama VI. The staff will also share their knowledge to ensure that our guests enjoy local experience and make the most of their visit to Hua Hin. Venues: InterContinental Hua Hin Resort offers a generously-sized banquet hall and our Lawn offers a wonderful space with the main building behind as backdrop for gala dinners. At La Residence.runyasewa@ihg. A fully-equipped fitness centre features the latest cardiovascular machines as well as resistance equipment and free weights. and includes three Oceanfront Pool Villas and La Residence Hua Hin. InterContinental Hua Hin Resort guest experience is made complete by the warm gracious Thai hospitality and impeccable service. An infinity pool sparkles outside. personally handling it from start to end. private garden and parking. Facilities: The resort offers exceptional food & beverage options.At A Glance No. Enjoy soulful saxophone sounds and signature cocktails overlooking Hua Hin Beach from The Fireside. A dedicated and experienced meeting and events team will tailor unique experiences for your event. with its own discreet private entrance. cigars and live jazz while the Pool Bar offers cocktails and light snacks pool side. inside two separate en-suite bedrooms have large marble bathrooms with lavish amenities. Accommodation: The resort features 119 luxurious guest rooms and suites with 24-hour personal butler service.intercontinental. Prachuabkhirikhan. Spa Intercontinetal blends blissful tranquility with inspiring techniques and treatments. and a banquet hall. Price range Rooms: US$332++ International buffet: US$70++ Indian buffet: US$ 70++ 33/33 Petchakasem Road. the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort occupies an enviable beachfront location and provides guests with luxurious rooms and suites. The distinctive resort combines inspiring elements of eastern and western design flair to create an elegant and relaxed environment for business and leisure travellers.

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satellite TV. An ideal escape with its secluded beach perfect for families with its two. with no walls separating them. luxurious bedding and spacious ‘designer’ bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower. The Promenade meeting room can accommodate more than 100 people in different styles and offers natural daylight.and three.com www. i-Pod player. of rooms: 55 Ballroom Setup: Round Table with stage: 100 Cocktail with stage: 150 Theatre with stage: 90 Other function areas (capacity) Garden: 100 Restaurants: 100 In-house wedding planner: On request Indian cuisine: On request Outside catering allowed: On request Beauty salon: Yes Spa: Yes Evening functions end: Midnight Nishaville Resort & Spa. the resort will also be opening an additional 15 apartments and 4 beachfront villas as part of an ongoing expansion plan. Baan Huay Yang. social events and more. Accommodation: The 36 well-appointed villas features a large outdoor terrace. living room and kitchen all share a common space. They also include full kitchens with dishwasher. The glass walls of the well-equipped fitness room allow you to meditate on the view while you work out. casuarinas trees. all villas have been stylishly designed with open plans to offer space and comfort together with luxury. the ocean on one side and a freshwater canal on the other. Facilities: In addtion to the signature Verandah Restaurant. or sip something stronger at the Pool Bar at sunset with family and friends. weddings. and more.com 179 . washing machine and dryer and front porch with swing seat. Price range (in US$) Rooms: US$90 includes breakfast. beachfront massage. Venues: From corporate meetings. team building programs. bring the total accommodations to 55 units. All villas have a free-flowing plan where the dining room. open plan living and dining areas. Planned for late 2012. gala dinners. Canal Villas with views of the freshwater canal.nishavilleresort. Thailand +66-3261-6333 reservation@nishavilleresort. Room categories include Sand Villas. Nishaville is geared to cater to any kind of function. service & tax 333 M 7. Surrounded by coconut palms. spa. The Clubhouse is the social center of the resort and the place to drink in the sparkling sea view from a lounger on the rooftop. Prachuab Khirikhan 77130. Amenities include iron and ironing board. in addition to outdoor venues including the gardens and even the beach which can be set up for any type of function either by day or night. Tub Sakae. Prachuab Khirikhan Overview: The Nishaville Resort is a luxurious villa hideaway on one of Thailand’s most pristine beaches in the coastal village of Huay Yang in the Prachuap Khiri Khan province.At A Glance No. sauna. boutique shop. electronic safe.bedroom villas. DVD player. the resort also features a a salt-water infinity pool. Sea Villas with panoramic views of the ocean and Breeze Villas with private pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. Sky Terrace.

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