See it all. Do it all.
Experience Hua Hin with the family. Find something to do every day of your stay from morning to night.
Between spending time at the beach and by the pool, here’s a guide of things to see and do during a 5-day stay in Hua Hin Thailand for families.
Day 1 in Hua Hin: Sightsee and get to know Hua Hin
Immerse yourselves in the history of Hua Hin.
Visit Hua Hin train station. It’s a great place to start sightseeing in Hua Hin. It’s one of the oldest stations in Thailand and has a special Thai-style pavilion that was built to receive the king. If you want to take the train back to Bangkok, find out about what it’s like here.
Head to the coast to Maruekatayawan Palace. If you’re into history, architecture and gardens, you’ll love this destination in Hua Hin. Get a glimpse into royal life. See how the royal family lived in their summer palace. It’s easy to imagine as not much has changed. There’s lots of open space, so kids can explore the grounds. It’s along the beach in Cha-Am, just north of Hua Hin, so you can go for a walk afterward. There’s a cafe at the palace with views of the sea. You can get lunch and a Thai-style afternoon tea set.
Don’t confuse with Klaikangwon Palace, this one is closed to the public and is located slightly inland in Hua Hin. Maruekatayawan Palace is located on the coast line.
Enjoy drinks and dinner at the night markets. Head back to your hotel, freshen up and get ready for an evening at the night markets. There are a few to choose from, so read the night market guide to find the one that fits what you’re looking for. At all of the night markets, you’ll find some great food options.
Day 2 in Hua Hin: Elephants and temples
Visit the elephants at Hutsadin Elephant Foundation. Take the family to shower, feed, pet and take a selfie with the elephants. Spend some time with these gentle souls who have been rescued from less than ideal situations. Keep in mind, when you visit they are not a sanctuary, they are a foundation with limited funds and land. Kids of all ages will enjoy it here.
Stop by some of Hua Hin’s temples and mix some local culture into your day. There’s a few to choose from, you can read Hua Hin’s temple guide and find one that your family might be interested in.
Have drinks and dinner at White Lotus. Enjoy great sunset views of Hua Hin and the coastline as you drink and dine at White Lotus at the Hilton– one of the best Chinese restaurants in Hua Hin. Go early for happy hour and take in the incredible views.
Day 3 in Hua Hin: Take the family on a day trip and experience a natural wonder
Take a day trip to Phraya Nakhon Cave and see a true natural wonder of Thailand. It’s lush, serene and mystical. After an initial hike, a stroll along a secluded beach and one final hike, you’ll arrive at the cave, most people say, looks straight out of an Indiana Jones film. You can take a boat to make your trip shorter, especially if you have little ones. But the hike can be quite challenging at times.
After a day of hiking eat a buffet dinner at Amber Kitchen, voted the best buffet in Hua Hin. Enjoy a fabulous array of seafood, lots of options for kids, great setting surrounded by tropical gardens.
Day 4 in Hua Hin: Enjoy a break from the sun
Experience two indoor activities in Hua Hin that are great for families.
For Arts Sake is a 4D art museum that is designed for you to become part of the art. It’s fun, it’s out of the sun and kids will love it. Make sure you have lots of storage on your phone as you’ll want to take so many pics here.
Bluport Mall is a great place to spend a few hours with the family. It’s across the road from the beach and the design of the mall is an extension of the beach. It’s open bright and has some indoor gushing water features. There’s a cinema and an interactive zone for kids called Whaley Port, which you can take toddlers to as well.
Cross the road for dinner and drinks at Azure Bar and Restaurant. Eat and drink by the beach with sea-and-paddock-to-plate platters. Choose from freshly caught seafood that’s then grilled to order. Drink creative signature cocktails at the bar on level two while the kids play video games on comfy lounge beds.
Day 5 in Hua Hin: Spend the day at Asia’s first water jungle
Head to Vana Nava Water Jungle for a day of adventure. It’s one of the newest water parks in Hua Hin and has something for all ages and all levels of risk takers. The Abyss and Boomerango are for people who lack fear. Coconut beach is a great place to grab a cabana and watch the undulating ripples of the wave pool. There’s also an infinity pool with a swim-up bar for sneaky midday cocktails.
Head up to the sky for dinner and drinks at Vana Nava Sky Bar. Located on level 26 enjoy the bets sunset and night view from the highest bar and restaurant in Hua Hin. Spend your last evening in Hua Hin doing something special. Drink some cocktails and eat an early dinner at this sophisticated and chic bar while the kids explore the glass observation deck.