Hotels Hua hin, dining in Hua hin
Accommodation in Hua hin is mainly provided by hotels, guesthouses here are not very many. Moreover, it is believed that the prices here are slightly higher than at other beach resorts of Thailand for the same quality. Maybe so, but the price difference is almost not noticeable. If you want, here you can quite easily find a room with kondicioneram from 500 baht.
Most guesthouses are concentrated in the tourist district near the city's main Wat Ampharam along the streets of Soi Selakam, Nares Damri and others in the area (tourist area on map Hua hin). This area is just chock full of bars and night clubs, cheap hostels and adult entertainment. If you are looking for party and cheap accommodation, then head straight here. However, at night the street is sometimes so noisy that to sleep here is unlikely. But if you move just a hundred meters, it becomes quiet.
The bulk of hotels for a beach holiday is located along the coastline. Their hotels do not have beaches, but go directly to the sea. There are also a number of hotels, separated from the water at a respectful distance, on the other side from the main road. If you are visiting Hua hin for a beach vacation, it is better to live on the other side of the road, it will be too far. On the other hand, you only move from the beach 200-300 metres, as accommodation prices are plummeting.
Well, we should also mention rental accommodations in Hua hin, because this place is quite popular for the winter. Rent a home in Hua hin without any problems. This can be done via Internet while still at home (Yes, including, and Russian-language websites of real estate agencies in Hua hin) or arriving in Hua hin and offer to start at the hotel. The second option will be cheaper and housing to pick up, having seen it with my own eyes, the first is more convenient. To rent for long term room, apartment or house (Villa). Apartments or rooms can be found in the same areas where there are hotels. But with houses it's a little complicated: in the heart of Hua hin houses for rent near the beach is almost none. They either are far away from the beach, or on the coast far from the city.
The beaches of Hua hin, areas
The beaches in Hua hin are excellent. Objectively, they are certainly not as good as on the southern Islands , but definitely cleaner than in Pattaya. This, incidentally, is one of the main reasons that Hua hin is increasingly becoming a alternative to Pattaya for Russian tourists. Not all the beaches are developed and undeveloped, that even good. The most developed and crowded beach – Central city. The farther away from it, the less hectic and cleaner. There are also quite a few areas outside the city, where hotels themselves are setting up and caring for the beach.
Here's a list of the areas and the beaches of Hua hin where you can choose accommodation according to your taste:
Center, tourist area
This is the most happening and progressive place. If you want to lie on the beach, but at least a little fun, I advise you to settle here (the center of Hua hin on the map).
In the heart can be divided and tourist district, bars and Nightclubs, girls and boys for sale. This place is on the scale of entertainment, of course, much more modest Walking street in Pattaya or Bangla Road in Phuket, but all you need for a night out there. The most hilarious street – Soi Selakam, Bintabaht, Poon Suk. Surprisingly, this slutty area almost adjoins the main urban temple.
But not only fans of "the hang out" night interesting center. If you walk down the street Nares Damri Alley to the Wharf, where you can find excellent restaurants overlooking the Bay. But if you go through the Thanon Phetkasem road (the main road through town), you can get at the night market. The district is also advantageous in that there is transport: close to train station, office Lompraya catamaran (to get on the island Koh Tao, Phangan or Samui), and from the clock tower go minivans to Bangkok.
As for the quality of beaches, here it's worst all over the beach. But what to do, because it is the center and most crowded place in the city.
City beach Hua hin
From Hua hin beach stretches along the town coast Hua hin (a beach town Hua hin on the map). This is a huge area (the beach has a length of almost 6 kilometers), which is always a lot of tourists, especially closer to the center. The main entrance to the beach is considered a road soi 61. This is the most developed and full of tourists part. In this place on the way to the beach stretches the entire outdoor market, which has everything to relax on the beach since the swimwear in different sizes, ending with inflatable circles. There is also a tourist police office.
Since this is the Central beach, there is a huge number of people, so Russian tourists can easily find compatriots. There are many activities such as banana boat ride(cost 150 baht) jet-skiing or parasailing. There is horseback riding. In General, bored you will not be there. Once you get here, you immediately offer to rent sun beds, umbrellas and chairs. There is a cafe on the beach go makashnits with food, massages.
As for the hotels in this area, there are a huge number. If you have no special preference for solitary activities, then stay in a hotel in the urban area of Hua hin is the best option. Moreover, the closer to tnero and tourist areas you are, the more fun it will be. As you move farther from the center to the South (toward the mountain Khao Takiab) is becoming Wilder and calmer.
If we move from the center further to the North towards Cha-am and Bangkok, the chain of hotels along the beach is not interrupted until the Cha-am. Hotels are more comfortable and expensive, with their territory and beaches. But with the distance from the center decreases and infrastructure, and the amount of entertainment outside the hotel grounds.
The Beach Khao Takiab Beach (Khao Takiab)
The beach Khao Takiab beach is located South of Takiab mountain (also called "Monkey mountain", Khao Takiab) (beach, Khao Takiab on the map). The size of the beach is not too big, about 2 kilometers. But after two kilometres it ends and goes into the military Suan son beach (Suan Son), which is also open to the public. The atmosphere here is much quieter and remote than at the beach.
Walking along the beach in the evening, in the Sands it is possible to find little crabs. On the beach a lot of shells, a Paradise for young children. The sand feels scratchy in the sun it becomes white. Directly on the beach are two restaurants and a cafe. Sometimes swims up to the shore a small boat and unload freshly caught fish on the shore, on the spot to buy fish. There is the possibility of horse riding. Attractions include 19 metre high Golden Buddha statue. This is a very beautiful building. Access to the beach is possible by bus, which is next to the beach very much. The price for a single ticket is 20 baht (Thailand currency, exchange rate). On the beach you will be offered to buy sun beds, umbrellas, tables, in General, every whim for your money.
Along the coastal line, near the mountains, there are several beautiful hotels. If you stay here, you will be at the same time and not too far from the city (to get to the city center from here, you will be on a share taxi for 20 baht), and in a fairly secluded and quiet location. In the evenings outside of the hotels in this place have nothing to do. And the day apart from a beach holiday here you will not find anything.
Cha Am (Cha-am)
26 kilometres North of Hua hin is a small town of Cha-Am (beach Cha Am on the map). Although Cha-Am is an independent resort, it is often considered part of Hua hin. Here, too, has its own beach, and a very good and extensive.
This is a great place for a beach holiday in a fairly quiet and calm atmosphere. There are a lot of jungle, beautiful sand. This beach is very popular among Thai youth. Foreign tourists is almost unheard of. At the same time, the beach Cha-Am than Hua Hin, offers a slightly more budget accommodation, so this place is popular with foreign backpackers who prefer a pure beach holiday. On entertainment, fun and shopping here should not count much in the evening except going to the cafes or restaurants here have nothing to do.
The attraction of the beach is a large 35-meter high trees called casaurina (coniferous). The sea is very shallow, just perfect for young children. There are traditional beach activities, so especially boring you will not be there. Here is a very good and inexpensive food. Basically this is a purely Thai beach, and it may seem boring, but having been there, you will understand that it is not so.
The Khao Tao Beach (Khao Tao)
Khao Tao is a small village South of Hua hin with beautiful sights not only interesting for foreign tourists and revered by locals. Of course, there is a beach. The Khao Tao beach on the map.
The village is located just two beach Haad Haad Sai Noi and Sai Yai. These beaches are quite small, quiet and ideal for those who appreciate peace. There are many fish restaurants and all the entertainment this place exhausted. The main attraction is the temple complex of Wat Khao Tao.
On the Khao Tao beach has some great hotels at reasonable prices. This place is ideal for a quiet family holiday and recommend it to active travelers wanting to be close to the thick of things, not worth it.
Pranburi (Sam ROI Yot)
Pranburi is a very quiet area, which is located at a distance of thirty kilometers South of Hua hin (Pranburi on the map). The beach in this area is perfect for anyone who loves to relax on the beach. Beautiful smooth sand, bright sun, green forests, clean sea. If you are bored on the beach you can practice sports, such as Canoeing or snorkeling. You can play football or volleyball, take a ride on the boat. But foreign tourists are very small. Most of all, this place is popular with local residents.
In General it is a quiet, calm place that is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Hotels in Pranburi abound, and almost all of them are situated on the coast a few steps from the water. Besides beaches there's nothing to do.