Hua Hin is the perfect escape for people whose idea of a dream beach vacation is some peace and quiet on the shore, not parties and nightlife. As the world starts to move to the new normal, there’s no better time to get ahead of the crowd and visit this holiday destination fronting the Gulf of Thailand.
Strolling on the shores of Hua Hin beach by your hotel is always a lovely idea. However, there are still so many things you can do in this part of Thailand. Here are some more wonderful things that we recommend you experience while you’re in Hua Hin.
Get a taste of local cuisine
Eating local food is always going to be a remarkable experience, especially when you try the best dishes in the right places. Roti is a well-known flaky, buttery flatbread which servers prepare in different ways. For some of the best roti, visit Than Roti Mataba.
In the mood for something simple? Order some rotis drizzled with sweet, condensed milk. For something more savory, opt for rotis stuffed with potatoes and served with a dipping sauce called ar-jard. Than Roti Mataba also serves their famous specialty chicken curry, but only within a limited time in the afternoon on Saturdays.
If you’re more of a coffee fan, head over to Jek Pea for a cup prepared in the traditional Thai way. This 70-year-old café brews their coffee using tea filters. Pair their coffee with crispy fried dough or their delicious rice porridge for breakfast. Jek Pea also serves a variety of best-selling dishes for dinner, like stir-fried crabs or crayfish with garlic or a Thai hot pot of assorted meat, seafood, and fresh vegetables.
Experience the heart of Hua Hin
If you prefer to go on a cultural excursion, there are a couple of sites you can visit around Hua Hin. You can step back in time and have a glimpse of the old Hua Hin at Raruk, a famous spot for both locals and tourists. The once-empty area at the heart of the city has been transformed to give visitors a nostalgic trip.
You can walk around the neighborhood and step inside makeshift houses to experience what life was like before. There are nearby shops to go to for affordable souvenirs and snacks when you take a break.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, brave a mountain biking tour through Monsoon Valley. This experience will take you through breath-taking views of Hua Hin’s vineyards and hills. Upon your return, you can relax at wine tasting or wine bottle painting sessions, or head back to your hotel for a relaxing spa afternoon.
Lastly, if you want to take a dip, instead of the beach, head on over to Kaeng Krachan National Park and dive into the waters of Pa La-U waterfall. The park is open from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. daily and offers other activities like trekking and camping.
A trip to Hua Hin is an incredible way of spending a weekend, especially if you had not been to the beach in a while and would like to relish a trip somewhere idyllic and quiet. During your holiday, enjoy local culture while staying at a luxurious hotel to get the best of both worlds.
Book a stay at Devasom Hua Hin and fall in love with what this area has to offer. Our quiet beachfront escape is perfect for guests looking for top-notch service wrapped in nostalgia. Check our available rooms and dates today, or contact us for more information.