Hua Hin is a relaxing beach town, perfect for couples wanting a romantic honeymoon in Thailand. It’s located just three hours from Bangkok near the Cha Am region and is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. Unlike other beach towns near Bangkok, there’s still a quiet and relaxed atmosphere here on the Hua Hin beaches.
If you’re not looking to travel too far from Bangkok, definitely consider having a Hua Hin honeymoon! There’s lush Thailand nature with Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park nearby and, many beautiful Hua Hin beaches. Have a relaxing Hua Hin honeymoon and unwind with your lover at one of the many rooftop bars or with a game of golf.
What to do in Hua Hin Thailand?
There are many things to do in Hua Hin Thailand on your honeymoon. Experience the lush Thailand jungle in Kaeng Krachan National Park while navigating the water rafting of the Phetchaburi River. Stroll through the Hua Hin nightmarket, visit Wat Ampharam temple. Perhaps you’d rather enjoy a drink with your lover overlooking the Hua Hin beaches on your Thailand honeymoon. Our Hua Hin guide has all the best things to do in Hua Hin for honeymooning couples:
1. Wat Ampharam
Wat Ampharam is a beautiful small Buddhist temple located in the city centre of Hua Hin. Although it’s nowhere near as impressive as other temples in Thailand, it’s got a charm and is a central meeting point for your Hua Hin honeymoon.
2. Hua Hin Nightmarket
The nightmarket is one of the more popular Hua Hin Thailand attractions. Selling everything from clothing to accessories, footwear, food, fresh seafood and more! Be prepared to haggle for a bargain, as the prices are usually quite inflated. Convert back into your local currency to ensure you’re getting your bang for your buck on your Hua Hin honeymoon.
3. Locals Only Food Tour
Venture off the beaten path Thailand style, with a locals-only food tour of Hua Hin. We always eat at restaurants packed with locals, because that’s where the best food is. This tour showcases the local food heroes in Hua Hin where you can taste some of the best food on your Thailand honeymoon.
4. Plearn Wan Retro Markets
Plearn Wan is a retro-themed market with vintage furniture and charming stalls. It’s one of the best Hua Hin Thailand attractions for honeymooning couples. The Plearn Wan market resembles old shophouses you see in Bangkok and has many idyllic spots to snap some rad photos on your Hua Hin honeymoon.
5. Snorkelling Talu Island
Go snorkelling at Talu Island on your Hua Hin honeymoon! Take a speedboat to the tiny island of Koh Talu and discover beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish. You’ll get to snorkel two different reefs, before indulging in a buffet lunch. Afterwards, you have the option to go kayaking, squid fishing, nature trekking or to visit the turtle sanctuary. If you’re looking for an awesome day trip from Hua Hin, take this snorkelling tour of Talu Island.
6. Sam Phan Nam Floating Market
The Hua Hin Sam Phan Nam Floating Market is more of a retro shopping complex than an actual floating market. There are over 200 shops sprawled alongside a man-made lake, with the option to take a boat tour. This floating city was designed specifically for tourists and has many shops selling souvenirs. If you’re after a more authentic floating market, check out the Amphawa Floating Market
The Best Hua Hin Beaches
There are so many incredible beaches in Hua Hin for those searching for a romantic getaway in Thailand. The best Hua Hin beaches have incredible views, crystal clear water and sandy shorelines. Thailand is home to many incredible beaches! Especially in the south at places like Krabi and Similan Islands near Khao Lak. However, we loved the fact that this Thailand beach destination is so close to Bangkok. These are our favourite Hua Hin beaches
1. Hua Hin Beach
Hua Hin Beach runs along the eastern edge of the city with beautiful ocean views. Make sure you’ve packed your swimmers and all the other travel essentials for your Hua Hin honeymoon. There are many Hua Hin beach hotels scattered along the shoreline with chairs and umbrellas set up for honeymooners to enjoy. For a small fee, you can have your own daybed on the beach. Relax with a cocktail by the beach with your lover on your Hua Hin honeymoon.
2. Cha Am Hua Hin
Just north of Hua Hin is Cha Am, a popular locals holiday hotspot! Cha Am is a great alternative for couples wanting to stay on the beach away from Hua Hin town. This is a locals hotspot, so avoid the weekend as it tends to pack out on the surrounding Hua Hin beaches.
3. Khao Takiab Beach
Khao Takiab is one of the nicest Hua Hin Beaches, offering sensational panoramic views of Hua Hin Thailand. This is a sleepy little fishing village just 10km from the main Hua Hin beaches. Kho Takiab Beach kind of reminds me of the relaxed beaches in Koh Lipe, Thailand. Here you’ll find some the best places to stay in Hua Hin if you’re wanting to avoid the crowds and tourist traps.
4. Pranburi Beach
Pranburi Beach is located 30km south of the main Hua Hin beaches. Here you will find pristine Hua Hin beaches, clear ocean, charming villages and a few eco-friendly attractions. Some of the most incredible Hua Hin hotels on the beachfront perfect for honeymooners. You can find both luxury and budget accommodation option here at of the Hua Hin hotels near Pranburi Beach. If you’re wondering what to do in Hua Hin and would like to get away from the crowds, here you will find some tranquillity.
Best Hua Hin Nightlife
Hua Hin isn’t particularly renowned for its party scene, as it’s more of a couples, family and honeymoon destination. If you’re looking for crazy parties, you’ll be a little disappointed with the bars in Hua Hin Thailand. However, there are many awesome bars to enjoy a drink with a breathtaking view of the Hua Hin beaches. Hua Hin nightlife is still a lot of fun, just without the huge crowds you’d find in other Thailand honeymoon destinations.
1. White Lotus Skybar
If you’re looking for a classy drink with your lover, overlooking the whole city of Hua Hin, definitely head to the White Lotus Skybar. We had the most romantic evening here at the Hilton Hua Hin’s rooftop bar on our Thailand honeymoon. They have an extensive range of cocktails with a few tropical Thai twists to them.
2. Soi Bintabat
Soi Bintabat is where you’ll find the best Hua Hin nightlife with many great bars, restaurants & entertainment on this walking street. There is a bit of hustle and bustle, however, it’s nothing compared to Bangkok or Pattaya’s red light district as it’s not as seedy.
3. East Rooftop Bar & Lounge
On top of the Hua Hin Resort is the East Rooftop and Lounge boasting incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding area. We loved the vibes here with a great array of drinks and awesome live music. There are comfy sofas for you to get cosy with your lover, while the DJ plays some killer tunes!
4. Oceanside Beach Club
The Ocean Beach Club is the best Hua Hin nightlife with awesome vibes. Party into the night with cocktails by the pool or chill out in the cabanas for a little romance. There’s a DJ pumping the best tunes and they have awesome parties on the weekends.
The Best Hua Hin Hotels
There are many luxurious hotels and resorts, however, you can also find cheap accommodation in Hua Hin too! If you want to stay by the beach there are so many Hua Hin beach hotels to choose from. Book your Hua Hin accommodations early to avoid missing out on the best hotels and resorts in high season!
1. The Herbs Hotel Hua Hin
The Herbs Hotel is your best bet for cheap accommodation in Hua Hin, with privates starting from $30 USD a night. These Hua Hin hotels are located nearby shops, restaurants and are nicely maintained. Here at the Herbs Hotel the staff are super friendly, hospitable and go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The service here is great considering it’s one of the more cheap accommodations in Hua Hin.
2. Villa Baan Malinee
Villa Baan Malinee is one of the best Hua Hin accommodations for couples in search of their own little oasis on their Hua Hin honeymoon. You’re surrounded by temples and farm, however, the beach and the city aren’t too far away. You can rent motorbikes, bicycles and even a car from this awesome Hua hin accommodations. Rooms start from just $80 USD a night, which includes a delicious homemade European breakfast!
3. Whale Hua Hin
If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city, opt for this cheap accommodation in Hua Hin. Although it’s affordable in price, it’s also super luxurious with an epic rooftop pool! The Whale Hua Hin has huge spacious hotel rooms starting at $55 which are quite modern. If you’re looking for romance treat yourself to a Jacuzzi room on your Hua Hin honeymoon! They run a free shuttle into town every couple of hours or, rent a scooter to explore at your own pace.
4. Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort
Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort is one of the best Hua Hin beach hotels! You get the full five-star treatment here with immaculate facilities and great ambience. There are 3 pools scattered around this Hua Hin accommodation that’s right on the beach. Rooms start at $115 USD a night including an incredible buffet breakfast.
5. Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Hyatt Regency is a luxurious 5-star property with a tranquil tropical feel. This Hua Hin beach hotel has an infinity pool and restaurant overlooking the ocean. The property is in immaculate condition and the gardens are pristine. Rooms start at $120 USD a night and are worth every penny! For a romantic Hua hin honeymoon, stay at this beautiful Hua Hin beach hotel.
6. InterContinental Hua Hin Resort
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is perfect for couples wanting to splurge on their honeymoon in Thailand. These Hua Hin beach hotels rooms start at just $170. Make sure you stay in the beach wing for the best Hua Hin beach view! Have a romantic sunset stroll or a relaxing couples massage, with your lover on your Hua Hin honeymoon. This is one of the most romantic Hua Hin resorts, Thailand for couples.
Hua Hin Transport
Hua Hin from Bangkok
Transport from Bangkok Hua Hin is cheap, reliable and fairly consistent. You can catch a train, take a bus or minibus from Bangkok to Hua Hin from just $6.50! It takes around 4-5 hours to get from Hua Hin to Bangkok.
Taxis in Hua Hin
If you’re going to catch Taxis in Hua Hin, make sure you get a metered taxi or agree on the price before getting in. Thailand’s taxi drivers have a bit of a reputation for ripping off unsuspecting tourists. You can use Uber in Hua Hin depending on the time of year, we’re giving you $5 USD off each of your first 4 Uber rides.
An even better option than Uber is Grab! It’s cheaper than Uber and there are more drivers. We loved using Grab on our Hua Hin honeymoon, as you can’t get ripped off and don’t have to pay with cash (unless you want to). Here’s up to 100 THB off your first ride with Grab or use our referral code ‘GRABHBACKPACKERS’.
Hua Hin Transport Tips!
- Agree on a price before getting in or, take a metered Taxi.
- Know the conversion rate from your currency to Thai Baht.
- Have small change for the driver.
- Download Maps.me (offline maps) to track your movements and give directions.
Thailand Visa Information
Majority of nationalities are eligible for a free tourist visa upon arrival. Be sure to check your countries visa requirements prior to arrival at the Thai Embassy’s website. A visa on arrival is free of cost and is valid for 15-30 days. The length of time depends on how you arrive in Thailand and the time of the year you’re visiting. Border crossings generally give you a 15-day visa, whereas international flights give you 30 days for your Thailand honeymoon.
Money in Thailand
The local currency in Thailand is Thai Baht, $1 USD = 32 Baht (dependent on the current exchange rate). There are many international ATMs in Thailand however, they charge pretty insane withdrawal fees. Try to avoid all small ATM transactions in Thailand. If you are going to use the ATM, we’d recommend getting the maximum amount of cash out at once.
Bring a decent amount of USD (or whatever your local currency is) and exchange it when you get to Thailand to avoid the gnarly ATM fees. Some banks even offer foreign exchange cash packs, which means you don’t have to worry about exchanging money. Just be wary of walking around with loads of cash, as you will be a target especially in touristic areas like Khao San Road. If you need to transfer money internationally, use Transferwise, it’s the fastest and cheapest way to move money around when travelling.
Thailand Travel Insurance
You’d rather not think about all of the things that might go wrong on your Hua Hin honeymoon, but these things can and do happen. We like to think of travel insurance as a safety net, as it’s saved our butts big time on more than one occasion. We had our bags stolen, with passports, cameras and a decent chunk of money, and thanks to travel insurance we were able to replace these valuable items.
I fell ill in Cambodia and had to spend a week in a hospital, which racked up a huge bill. Without travel insurance, we would have been in thousands of dollars of debt. It’s not worth the risk to travel without insurance! Keep your mind of ease on your honeymoon in Thailand by travelling smarter and safer with World Nomads travel insurance. These guys are the best in the business with affordable coverage for you on your backpacking trip in Thailand.
Have your Thailand honeymoon at one of the many breathtaking Hua Hin beaches!
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