Have you already been to Bangkok, Phuket, and Pattaya? If you’re searching for a new “WOW” experience in Thailand – look no further than Hua Hin and Petchaburi province, a mere 3-hour drive from Bangkok!
Famed for being the Royal getaway for Thai Royalty, you can have as luxurious, exclusive, and tranquil accommodation just like the Royals.
Take a peek at these 12 unique hotels and resorts – there is something for everyone in and around Hua Hin!
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking. All prices are reflected in Thai Baht and USD.
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1. Mediterranean charm amidst tropical bliss – Santorini Park Stay
“Stay and Play” at this bed and breakfast which features Mediterranean designs and inspired by one of Greece’s most acclaimed islands – the island of Santorini.
Travelling with a friend? Why not get a bunk bed room – complete with unique “sun dial” style lighting.
Feel like a kid again at the Santorini Park Village always nearby. Enjoy an espresso or explore the whitewashed shops, cobblestone walkways, and entertainment venues!
2. Rub the Genie’s lamp and arrive in Arabia – Villa Maroc Resort, Pranburi
An enchanting resort, Villa Maroc offers the best of Arabian culture right at your fingertips – with many gorgeous photo-worthy spots around the property, including a rooftop plunge pool providing an incredible view.
The unique rooms of Villa Maroc are dipped in designs and themes inspired by traditional spices and herbs of the Maghreb region of the Arab world – whisking you away into an exotic paradise.
And at the resort’s aptly named restaurant Casablanca, you’ll also get to experience Arabian hospitality and cuisine. There even is a Shisha Bar for those looking to enjoy something exotically Arabian!
If you’re looking to pamper yourself, Villa Maroc provides the best in Thai massage therapy, with the added elegance of Arabian furnishings. Release your stresses in a massage under an Arabian cabana on the beach.
For a bit of diversion during your stay, don’t forget to take a leisurely morning or late afternoon walk along Pak Nam Pran road just behind Villa Maroc. There are plenty of cosy cafes such as Ley Café, Blue Butterfly Café, and more to explore!
3. A hidden gem within a hidden gem – The Sea-Cret Garden Hotel
A favourite among fashionable ladies, the Sea-Cret Garden resort features gleaming hues akin to a life-size dollhouse.
It’s so picturesque and Instagram-worthy, you’ll hardly be able to believe it.
Bright white, vibrant pink and purple tones echo throughout the classic and modern room designs of this facility.
Slip into the pool from the footsteps of your room, whenever you want! There’s even a secret garden for that perfectly peaceful stroll after lunch at Sea-Cret Garden’s in-house restaurant.
The entire property is selfie-friendly – indulge yourself!
4. Super unique marine-themed resort – Kaengkrachan Boathouse Paradise (1.5 hour drive from Hua Hin)
We had to include this in the list. It’s super unique with boathouses you can actually stay in!
Luxury accommodation located within Aium Chun boats, it’s interesting to think that these were actual boats locals used to use for not just transportation, but as their homes too.
Located near Kaeng Krachan National Park Kaeng Krachan Dam, these floating stays boast unexpectedly elegant interiors.
There’s one for the honeymooners (Honeymoon Suite Boat), and one for families (Family Suite Boat), and more options depending on what you’re looking for.
Single storey or double storey, the choice is yours. We’ve even seen a grand tub for 2 in one of the boathouses!
If you finally manage to pry yourself off the boat, there’s the resort swimming pool you can head to for afternoon dips.
Otherwise, feel free to rent the free bicycles and kayaks for some casual fun!
When you’re finally tired and hungry from your day’s activities, check out the in-house Khoongnam and Baanrua Restaurant for a well-deserved meal.
Sounds fun? It sure does to us.
5. Ever wanted to stay in a tree house? – Kor Sor Resort (Permanently closed)
Situated by the lake, Kor Sor Resort provides a variety of accommodation suitable for any type of holidaying travellers. Whether you’re looking for a private villa for your honeymoon, or a huge villa for the long-awaited family vacation – Kor Sor Resort has it all.
More importantly, if you’ve ever wanted to sleep in a tree house, Kor Sor Resort lets your inner kid surface with their wonderful lakeside treehouse stay – complete with a huge swimming pool!
The airy lobby welcomes you to this nature lover’s escape.
Featuring its own lake and bounded by gentle mountains, Kor Sor Resort lets you stay in a treehouse wrapped in nature’s own shade.
For food, look no further than Hua Hin Restaurant, the in-house Euro-Thai Restaurant with a professional chef whipping up delicious meals for you.
And of course, no outdoor experience would be complete without riding a bike. Rent a bicycle and tour the scenic countryside just outside the resort!
6. Arabian chic on the Gulf of Thailand – Marrakesh Resort and Spa
Marrakesh picks up where Villa Maroc left off.
A stunning Arabic-themed paradise of pleasure, with beautiful shapes and textures that fill the place with a sense of adventure – Marrakesh provides the perfect settings for you to receive old world service amidst new world facilities.
There’s much to do at Marrakesh, you’ll be as surprised as we are!
1. Selfies. Need we say more? With such beautiful architecture and furnishings, the place provide backdrops for the best pictures.
2. Romantic midnight swims at the resort’s 24h swimming facilities!
3. High tea with exotic desserts and Moroccan Mint Tea.
4. Gorgeous desert-styled dining by the beach.
5. CineMarrakesh by the Beach (YES. An open-air beach cinema perfect for cuddling up to your sweetheart or family fun.)
6. Cocktails at Al Bahr, the lush garden bar – on the lawn with beanbags, colourful lights and live music.
7. Suites with glorious views and a terrace with a pool/jacuzzi for two. *swoons*
8. It’s where the rich and famous come to holiday. Get to rub shoulders with the celebrities here!
9. An ancient and authentic multi-step bathing ritual called Hammam Spa, from Morocco, that’s available at the in-house Noora Spa.
Other than those, transport yourself instantly to a place of sandy strolls as this resort has direct access to Hua Hin beach.
Lastly, don’t forget to roam up and down at Phetkasem Road that’s just down the road for a taste of local Thai cuisine, and for cheap too!
7. The Royal vacation home – Green Gallery Bed and Breakfast
Trivia: It was once the vacation home of Princess Raohinavadi Dissakul, a daughter of Prince Damrong Rajanubhab and Saeng Satarat.
Knowing that bit of trivia would already make you feel like royalty upon stepping into this boutique beachfront hotel.
Featuring individually designed rooms with vintage furnishings, step back in time with texture that blends traditional Thai design with colonial stylings – and allow yourself to be inspired by the creative layout and artistic décor.
There are even different themed rooms that allow you to choose according to your mood, preference or needs.
If you’re a group or family, you might want to stay at the Green and Lighthouse Suites that come complete with convenient connecting rooms.
If not, the Courtyard Zone offers rooms with access to decks by the pool.
Last but not least, the Beachside Zone is what you’ll want if you’re looking for glorious views of the ocean from a private roof terrace.
With options suitable for anyone, Green Gallery specialises in laid-back and casual comfort. All you need to do here? Start your day off right with breakfast on the beach, and end it with a jazzy dinner at Living Room Bistro and Wine Bar!
8. Feel alive together with nature – La A Natu Bed and Bakery Resort
Surrounded by Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, La A Natu provides a canvas rich with the greens and earthen tones of rice fields and hills – where you can experience nature in tandem with the comforts of home.
Ever wondered what it would be like to live like a local? Now you can, at La A Natu’s Tropical Village/Cottage. The Tropical Village is designed like the traditional homes of locals, only with the added comforts of modern amenities.
The Tropical Cottage on the other hand, is something like a fisherman’s house, only with the outstanding feature of an open-air bathtub out on the verandah at the back.
And if you require something a little more comfortable, look to the 2-storey Loft Suites. They come with two bathrooms, a living area, Jacuzzi, and bedrooms on the upper level with gorgeous views of the sea.
(The Vanilla Suite also comes with a special indoor pool!)
But if you haven’t booked that suite, not to fear, there’s also an unmissable pool for all guests, and their bakery is amazing too.
Longing for some sand between your toes? Discover the ever so tranquil Pranburi beach; it is just a few steps away!
9. Retro is ‘in’ and back with a bang – Restro Hotel
Travel back in time with the retro furnishings and noir memorabilia! We absolutely adore the retro-styled lightbulb-dotted ceiling in the main lounge, and it definitely sets the tone for a truly funky holiday.
The rooms here are comfortable, stylish and inviting without being over the top. Featuring lovely Industrial-styled interiors with brick walls, sleek black lines, bare bulbs, and colourful circular rugs – the rooms come together to make you feel comfortably at home.
(For those looking out for interior inspiration to bring back home, this might just be the perfect place to get some!)
And if you’re hungry, do note that apart from eating at Restro’s Restaurant, you’ll also be able to have a lovely night of BBQ fun at their intimate BBQ set-up, complete with comfy beanbag chairs tucked away in the garden. (Do check with management to see if food is provided)
Restro is also located near Khao Takkiab Beach, so feel free to wander out for a beach day!
Past, present, and future criss-cross at this boutique establishment. With just nine rooms, you will be immediately pampered and attended to by the hotel management and staff.
10. Celebrity-friendly and keen on green – Aleenta Resort and Spa
Aleenta gives you the choice of either beachside bungalows or romantic sunrise suites. Try the Chaba Villa – it’s the villa of choice for celebrities (the Beckhams, Ryan Gosling, and more).
Enjoy the magnificent Hua Hin sunrise and sunset from the privacy of your room and better yet, take the plunge!
Get a bungalow with your own plunge pool for those early morning or end of the day dips.
Soak in the ambience of nature-inspired furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows, and sample the “carbon-free” cooking of Aleenta’s masterful chefs!
This will be the stay to recharge and reset your mind, body, and soul in a sustainable environment. Aleenta gives you the space and quiet attention to do just that!
11. Stargazing and moon-viewing, what a combo! – Let’s Sea Al Fresco Resort
With a lagoon pool stretching 120m through the resort, you know you’re in for quite the refreshing escape. Cool off with a refreshing dip… and dive in straight from your doorstep!
Otherwise, get your tan on, on the rooftop terrace, that doubles as a moondeck for some nightly stargazing.
The resort offers elegance and design in spades with nicely done up spaces that will make you feel relaxed and carefree.
Those who’re serious about only having delicious food will also be pleased to know that Let’s Sea Hua Hin Beach Restaurant is accordingly, a “famed dining destination”.
The local and International fusion cuisine available will delight your tastebuds as you dig in daily.
If you’ve had enough of staying in, venture out and explore Hua Hin’s surroundings. Let’s Sea is conveniently located near local areas like Hua Hin Beach and Pa-La-U Waterfall.
12. A place that will make you say WOW – Putahracsa Resort
Fabulous is how most guests describe Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort. And for good reason. Here’s why!
This minimalist, 60s’ style “motel” architecture creates an instantly cosy and unpretentious vibe. From your normal pool view deluxe rooms, to oceanbed jacuzzi villas, it’s easy to choose the best stay that suits your needs.
The availability of Mediterranean cuisine, and dominance of soft beige and striking white tones give it an Ibiza-like sparkle, so you don’t ever need to head down to Ibiza for your party fix.
Better yet the facilities here are pretty comprehensive with a day spa available, at least four in-house dining and bar locations, plus a pool, library, boutique and a gym (complete with a personal trainer should you want one).