Before you compare prices on Hua Hin holidays with TravelSupermarket, find out more about this sensational city by the sea…
Hua Hin is located in the south of Thailand, where the country appears to drip down into the Malay Peninsula. Kissed by the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand and around three hours from the hubbub of bustling Bangkok, it’s not hard to see why the Thai royal family of the 1920s decided to set up holiday homes in Hua Hin. Here, they could lounge by the edge of the water on pristine sands, enjoy the pleasant climate, and take a break from the frenetic pace of the capital. In fact, they still can. Even now, the family generally summers in the Klai Kangwon Palace of Hua Hin.
The palace is off limits to visitors when the royals are in residence, but you can enjoy your own palatial stay by the beach when you book package holidays to Hua Hin with TravelSupermarket. Sprawling resorts that ooze elegance and romance are the norm here, with many featuring sumptuous spa facilities that take care of any post-flight aches. Hua Hin is a good-value destination, so you might be able to add an extra star to your usual hotel choice, ramping up the luxury levels for your dream break in the sun.
Finding cheap holidays to Hua Hin is easy. Simply tell us when you want to go (use our guide, below, if you need to know more about Hua Hin’s climate) and we’ll compare holiday deals for you. All you have to do is choose and book.
When it comes to sunshine holidays, Hua Hin dazzles throughout the year…
Tropical Hua Hin is hot, hot, hot all year long. A popular time to travel here is between November and February, when the area experiences lower levels of humidity and a lower chance of rainfall. The most comfortable weather usually comes hand in hand with higher holiday prices though, as this is peak season for travel. It’s hottest in Hua Hin between March and June, while the rainiest period arrives in June and lasts until October. That said, warm tropical rain tends to arrive and depart quickly here, so you don’t need to worry about long, drizzle-filled days.
There is a varied calendar of events in Hua Hin; here are just three of the best annual festivals…
Hua Hin International Kite Festival; March: A breeze off the Gulf of Thailand makes this spectacular festival possible. Kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky and electrifying kite battles take place, while visitors can also peruse market stalls.
Honda Summer Festival; May: The beach of Hua Hin is transformed into a stage for this popular event. Water sports, live music, films and fashion are the four elements of the summer fest.
Hua Hin Horse Festival; July: Horse racing on the sands is the main event of this festival. Sideshows include polo and show jumping. Horses are available to ride on the beach throughout the year, so you need not miss the equestrian action if you are not in Hua Hin in July.
There is an unforgettable experience waiting for you in Hua Hin, whatever you are into…
Kids and teens: Hua Hin is a great destination for families as well as couples. The Black Mountain Waterpark is just one of many attractions for kids of all ages.
Grown-up families: Quite possibly the prettiest railway station in all of Thailand (built for royal arrivals of course), Hua Hin Railway Station will have you reaching for your camera.
Relaxing: The white sands of Hua Hin’s beaches run for around four kilometres in front of the resort. Overcrowding is not an issue on this sublime slice of the coast, so pick a pleasant spot, get out a book, take a deep breath and… relax.
Shopping: The city streets of Hua Hin are packed with unique shopping opportunities. Places not to miss include the Hua Hin Market Village, which is actually a swish shopping mall, the Cicada Market, where original works of art can be snapped up, the Chat Chai Day Market and the Hua Hin Night Market.
Nightlife: You might have heard about the wild parties of Patong and Pattaya, but Hua Hin is a bit of a stay-at-home-in-pyjamas kind of place in comparison. There are some Thai discos and live music, particularly around Soi Bintabaht, but mostly you’ll stumble upon friendly bars – if you even leave the comfort of your hotel lounge.