Long swaths of beach and the town’s proximity to Bangkok (2-3 hours by car) make Cha Am and Hua Hin the perfect weekend escape for city dwellers and travellers alike.
The pretty fishing town of Cha Am, predominately an area for Thai’s to holiday, offers an authentic experience and fresh local seafood restaurants to dine in. One of Thailand’s biggest night markets is held on a Wednesday and is the ideal place to find the perfect gift or to get simply get swept up in the lively atmosphere.
Thirty miles south, set on a sandy five mile stretch of beach, is the busier town of Hua Hin. Popular with both tourists and Thais alike, it is an active fishing port and atmospheric stilted seafood restaurants line the water’s edge. Also home to a number of bustling night markets and retaining much of its Old World charm, the town of Hua Hin is a pleasant place to explore on foot.
There are many national parks in this area of Thailand and Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is one of the most beautiful in Thailand. Within close proximity to the hotels that we recommend here, we can arrange a guide to take you to all the most picturesque spots; to protected beaches, the best views of the limestone mountainous plinths and to fascinating underground caves.
When to go
Despite being on the Gulf of Thailand coastline, Hua Hin and Cha Am have slightly different rain patterns with serious rainfall only occuring in September and October. It tends to be cooler from November to February then very hot during March and May. June and July are typically sunny and a great time to go.
What to do
- Enjoy relatively secluded beaches, bustling local markets and the opportunity to explore many national parks.