Hua Hin Information

Hua Hin Information

Below you can find useful Hua Hin information, along with an overview of the most famous surrounding beaches in the Hua Hin area.

Manora Village Resort welcomes you to Thailand with tropical sand, sea and sunshine. Have a look at the the oldest and most traditional Thai resorts, which combine the attractions of a modern holiday destination with the charm and fascination of a still active fishing port.

Hua Hin has already been the favorite Thai resort for over 70 years. The resort was discovered in the early 1920s by King Rama VII. The tranquil fishing village was turned into the Royal Resort and became popular among Siam’s nobility and upper-class. The beautiful colonial style Railway Hotel, today’s Sofitel Central Hua Hin, was built in 1923 by the State Railway Authority, which also built Thailand’s first public golf course in Hua Hin in 1924.

Two years later, King Rama VII built the Klai Kangwon Palace (Far From Worries) on the beach and this place is still frequently used by the Royal Family. Many of Bangkok’s rich and famous built their own beachfront summer homes to the north and south along the beautiful sandy bay, enjoying leisurely family weekends in a resort which has maintained its unique identity. 

Hua Hin – From a fishing village to a tropical paradise!

Today, Hua Hin and Cha-Am are two of Thailand’s most popular seaside resorts for foreign and Thai visitors.

Hua Hin in Prachuabkirikhan Province and Cha-Am in Phetchaburi Province are located 200 km south of Bangkok on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Travel by car takes less than three hours. The beach resorts may also be reached by train, bus, taxi or daily flights from Bangkok. Despite their locations in different provinces, it takes about twenty minutes’ drive to travel between them.

There are more than one hundred 3- and 4-star hotels and several 5-star luxury resorts like Hilton Hotel Hua Hin, Sofitel Central Hua Hin, Anantara Resort & Spa Hua Hin, Evason Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin, Chiva-Som Health Resort Hua Hin, Marriott, but also many smaller guesthouses in and around Hua Hin and Cha-Am with over 3,000 rooms.

Hua Hin and Cha-Am also offer modern pharmacies, clinics, hospitals and international schools.

Hua Hin Beach

The name Hua Hin “Rocky Head” in Thai, is derived from the rocks that can be seen on the beach in front of the Sofitel Central Hotel. It has a 6-kilometre beach lined with a variety of private luxury beach houses, hotels and 5 star resorts.

The beach stretches some 7 kilometers from the hill in the south called Khao Takiap, where the famous temple Wat Khao Takiap is located. The beach is wide and long with white sand and scattering rocks in some area. Some parts of the beach can be tranquil but activities such as horse riding, kite boarding, and water sports can also be found here.

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Khao Takiab Beach

Khao Takiab “Chopstick Hill” beach is 7 kilometres south of Hua Hin. The hill is famous for its hilltop temple and monkeys that live near temples. The best spot of this beach is located behind the hill where there are big expanses of beach and calm shallow waters ideal for children. You can take motorcycle taxi or local bus to Khao Takiab from town centre.

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Suan Son Pradiphat Beach

Protected by the Army Welfare Office, Suan Son Pradiphat is at Kilometre 241, some 8 kilometres south of town center. This is a serene and relaxing place to visit with various restaurants and accommodations, a hotel, guesthouses and self-catering bungalows. Suan Son Beach is open to the public every day.

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Khao Tao Beach

Which has a long stretch of beautiful beach at the foot of Khao Tao Hill lies about 14 kilometers south of Hua Hin. The beach is fringed with pine trees and more peaceful than Hua Hin beach. Perhaps the landmark of this beach is a large Buddha statue that is looking out to the sea, a newly opened Holiday Resort and small local restaurants are available by the beach. Khao Tao Beach is located only 2 km from Manora Village Resorts.

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Had Sai Noi Beach

Had Sai Noi Beach a small sandy beach from the beach you can see two small islands, Ko Singto (lion island and Ko Tao (turtle island) Hat Sai Noi Beach is located within walking distance to our project Manora Village Holiday Resort located in Khao Tao.

Had Sai Noi Beach is a charming little bay hemmed in by two large rocky headlands. The beach is no more than a few hundred metres long. Had Sai Noi Beach is located only 2 km from Manora Village Resorts and next to the famous Queen’s Palace in Khao Tao.

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Pranburi Beach

Pranburi, a haven of Boutique Resorts is some 25 km – 30 km south of Hua Hin. The beach itself may not be spectacular but its peaceful environment infuses a sense of privacy and exclusivity. It was never a popular weekend destination among travelers.

In the past, holidaymakers preferred to stay in city center and drive to Pranburi for a one day trip. However, this is not the case, today, since it becomes a popular getaway among travelers from Bangkok who seek to relax in style. That contributes to the increase in the number of chic and boutique resorts.

The trend started in 2002 when Evason Hotel Resort opened its first Boutique Resort in Pranburi. The resort was a huge success, luring local and foreign investors to follow its footstep. Yet it maintains its serenity. Some resorts in Pranburi offer a shuttle van service for their customers who want to go to Hua Hin for a night out.

Nowadays, Pranburi is a tourist attraction by its own. An interesting attraction nearby Pranburi and Khao Tao is the Pranburi Forest Park, which occupies a large area with a one kilometre pine-fringed beach and mangrove nature trails.

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