If you follow me on Instagram then you know it’s no secret that Hua Hin holds a special place in my heart. It has been my home-away-from-home twice now. And I have to say, I love it even more than Atlanta!
To sum up the town of Hua Hin: it is a low-key, family beach town about 3 hours south of Bangkok. It houses one of the Royal family’s vaction homes, hundreds (if not thousands) of delicious seafood restaurants, beautiful beaches, mountains, and themed parks (for the kids).
No, there are no beach-side cliffs and emerald waters like you’ll see in Phuket or Krabi, but what you get in Hua Hin (that you won’t in Phuket) is a sense of community. Everyone, both Thai locals and foreign expats, in Hua Hin is friendly and treats you more like one-of-their-own, instead of a money-spending tourist.
The prices here are VERY reasonable and are not inflated just because you are a frarang (foreigner).
Whether you like to hike, lay out on the beach, or party at the bars, Hua Hin offers something for EVERYONE!
Ok, I know what you’re thinking: “Did Hua Hin Tourism pay her to say this?” And no, I wish! Haha. I just feel like it is a town that truly gives you a well-rounded experience of Thailand: culture, great food, and beaches.
So, if you do decide to visit, here are a few of my FAVORITES by category:
Places to eat
If you are visiting Thailand, I seriously suggest stopping by Hua Hin. I promise, you will fall in love!