Just over two hours away from central Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi International Airport is the seaside resort area of Hua Hin beach. Popularised by Thai royalty, it became Thailand’s first beach resort area. Now, its proximity to Bangkok and great variety of accommodation, attractions and beaches make bangkok to hua hin beach a perfect spot for a quick but relaxing weekend getaway in Thailand.
Accommodation in the area can fit any budget range. From the simplest guest house to the most luxurious Hua Hin beach resort, there is something for everyone here. Recently, boutique-style resorts have become very popular with both Thai and international tourists. This kind of beach resort generally has many of the amenities of the bigger international chains as well as local design details and charm in an intimate setting. For example, the Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa is modelled after a traditional Thai village, while still containing a luxurious spa and two infinity-edge pools. Even though the beach area is so close to Bangkok, in places like Anantara, it is easy to feel that you have left the city behind you.
Apart from the shoreline in front of your beach resort, there are many beaches to explore in the area. The namesake beach boasts intriguing rock formations that give its name (“hua hin” means “head stone”), as well as the best sunrises for miles around. Neighboring Khao Takiab, seven kilometres to the south, includes a sea-facing 20-metre high Buddha statue, showing the way to a picturesque view of the bay and surrounding area. Just a bit further south of Khao Takiab is Suan Son, a Hua Hin beach known for its thickets of casuarina pine trees that line the shore’s sand. Further afield – but worth the trip – are Pranburi and Cha-am, two resort areas known for stylish accommodation and quieter beaches: perfect for a weekend getaway.