Thailand, fun in Hua Hin

by Imogen Skipper on 01 October 2015, 17:10PM

Imogen Skipper, who attended the recent Travelbag Apprentice trip to Thailand reports back on their first day in Hua Hin

Yesterday was best described as a day of planes, trains and automobiles - ok, not quite but after catching a flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and embarking on our three hour transfer down to Hua Hin need I say we were all a little travelled out! When I say three hours you may think this sounds like a tedious journey but the drive down to Hua Hin was rather comfortable in our air conditioned mini bus and endlessly enlivened by the sights, sounds and smells of Thailand.

We awoke in our spacious room at the Hilton Hua Hin and I couldn't help but notice the picture perfect beach peaking through the window, which was even more noticeable out on our balcony.

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Visiting the Amari Hua Hin was on our schedule for today and as I arrived I found myself looking out at the endless horizon of the pool and ocean from the hotel. The hotel really is lovely. They aim to host BBQ’s for the peak season which falls between November to February in Hua Hin.

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Hua Hin is a oasis for golfers, if you’re keen and are looking to improve your swing within beautiful surroundings, then this beach resort is the one for you, with 11 golf courselocated within the area.

What I Ioved about Hua Hin is that although it is a thriving tourist area, it is still authentic Thailand; so much so that many locals spend their weekends there. 

The Anantara is the ideal place if you are looking to experience Thai lifestyle, the wooden architecture mixed with plants and greenery really compliment each other to make you feel at peace. It was here that we stopped for lunch and they treated us really well, with lots of local dishes and delicacies such as mango and sticky rice (yum!).

When staying here you can even take part in their cookery school called Spice Spoon whereby you go out to the local markets to get produce then bring it back to the hotel and cook it all up with your personal chef. This class would set you back around 4,500 thai baht - around £80.

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The next stop was The Evason at Pranburi, south of Hua Hin. This 20 acre property screams out luxury and the Six Senses resort is especially appealing with its eco credentials, there's absolutely no plastic in sight! The Spa has been positioned in such a way as it looks as if it is floating in the pond and we had to walk over stepping stones to access the treatment rooms- very inventive.

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We enjoyed a fantastic dinner and I left wanting to book up a pool villa for myself to return to! After dinner we decided to ‘hit the town’. Hua Hin’s night-life is a lot quieter than the likes of Bangkok, Phuket's Patong and Pattaya but we were still able to enjoy a couple of Thai-style discos and a few bars with live music.

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 If you are looking to book a holiday to Thailand do give me a call, I can be reached on 0207 001 5408

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