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#1 Watch the sunrise along Hua Hin beach
You’ve got to do this at least once during your trip to Hua Hin. The sun rises over the ocean and it’s beautiful. It’s a great way to kick off the day before you have coffee or breakfast. Hua Hin has some great coffee spots too.
#2 Take a kitesurfing lesson at Hua Hin beach
The wind conditions in Hua Hin are perfect for kitesurfing. People travel to Hua Hin from Bangkok just to have kitesurfing lessons. There are two kitesurfing schools in Hua Hin that are great, reliable and cater for kids too.
#3 Visit the royal summer palace just next to Hua Hin
Mrigadayavan Palace is the one that is open to the public and a must-see destination in Hua Hin. It’s no longer used by the royal family and instead is like a museum where you can learn about the royal family and history of Hua Hin and walk the grounds and hallways of this stunning teak palace by the sea.
#4 Go to the Cicada Night Market in Hua Hin
There are lots of night markets to choose from in Hua Hin. Cicada Market has some great food options, local products and an open-air art gallery. It’s great for families after a day by the pool or at the kids club.
#5 Drink a cocktail at Vana Nava Sky Bar in Hua Hin
A relatively new addition to the skyline of Hua Hin is Vana Nava Sky Bar at the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin Resort. The views are incredible. The cocktails are unique. The food is great. See all Hua Hin has to offer from this destination bar. You can have an early dinner here with the family before 8:00PM. It’s also a great spot for a date night in Hua Hin or a girl’s night out.
#6 Visit Phraya Nakhon Cave — a day trip from Hua Hin
This is an excellent and exhilarating day-trip from Hua Hin for families and couples. Arrive in the morning to see the sun streaming into the cave for a spiritual moment in Thailand in a setting out of an Indiana Jones movie.
#7 See the elephants at Hatsudin Elephant Sanctuary in Hua Hin
See, meet, feed and walk with the elephants during your stay in Hua Hin. At this sanctuary, the elephants have limited space, but the volunteers do their best to make sure that they elephants are comfortable and well cared for.
#8 Take a sailing lesson in the Gulf of Thailand
Hua Hin has one sailing club and its located right on the beach. If you want to learn a new skill while you’re in Hua Hin or are looking for something for your kids to do, a sailing lesson might be the answer. After your lesson, there’s an outdoor cafe and bar at the club that’s great for a beer and a curry.
#9 Feed the monkeys at Chopstick Hill in Hua Hin
The monkeys at this temple complex probably don’t need to be fed, as they are perfectly capable of and experienced in taking food from unsuspecting tourists.
#10 Eat some great Hua Hin Chinese food with views to match
There are some great Chinese restaurants in Hun Hin if you’re looking for some different cuisine while staying in Hua Hin. White Lotus has some of the best dim sim in Hua Hin plus views to match.
#11 Visit Asia’s first water jungle
Vana Nava Water Jungle is the newest waterpark in Hua Hin and definitely worth checking out if you’ve got kids. It’s safe, fun and if you’re staying at the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin or the InterContinental Hua Hin it’s free!
#12 Do yoga on a glass observation deck
Located on the 27th floor of the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Resort you’ll find the only glass observation deck in Hua Hin. Take some fun pics, enjoy the view and do a yoga stretch or two as you gaze out to the panoramic ocean views of Hua Hin.
#13 Have high tea at one of the oldest resort’s in Hua Hin
Hua Hin has an interesting history and owes it’s resort-town feel to the Thai Royal Family. They called Hua Hin home for the summer and as a result others wanted to follow, which meant they needed places to stay. The Grand Centara Resort is one of the oldest in Hua Hin and serves a classically delicious high tea every day.
#14 Visit a beach bar and drink Chang with ice as the sunsets in Hua Hin
Beach bars pop up along the coast in Hua Hin as the sun sets each day. Drink a cocktail or sip ice cold beer at Hippie Bar on the Beach for a super casual and chilled bar experience in Hua Hin.
#15 Eat coconut ice-cream at the Cicada Markets at night in Hua Hin
The Cicada Markets are known for locally made designer and art goods, but they also serve up some of the best food in Hua Hin. Go on an empty stomach and after you’ve eaten your main, get some coconut ice-cream and some banana fritters on the side with chocolate sauce.
#16 Go on an ATV jungle tour through Hua Hin
Try something different in Hua Hin and get on an ATV and roll through the jungle of Hua Hin. It’s fun and full of adventure. A great one for teenagers and adventure seekers.
#17 Watch the kite surfers at Hua Hin Beach
If kitesurfing is not your thing, then maybe just watching them is. The arched kites against the open blue sky of Hua Hin is quite a sight and makes for some great pics. Head to Azure Restaurant for one of the best views of the kites and food to match.
#18 Drink the best coffee in Hua Hin
There’s a coffee culture sprouting in Hua Hin and its really good. Check out some of the best coffee spots in town and by the sea. Support local businesses making some of the best brews in Hua Hin. Our top picks: Ronin Capsule Cafe, Osot Cafe and Eureka Beach Cafe.
#19 Go to Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin
It’s family orientated with lots of rides and things to do for little ones plus a pool with a swim-up bar. If you are looking for more thrills and heart pumping experiences Vana Nava Water Jungle is a better option.
#20 Visit Whaley Port in Hun Hin with little ones
Whaley Port is ideal for families that are looking for some time out of the sun. Located at the Bluport Shopping Resort Mall, there is an adventure zone and interactive zone for toddlers and little kids plus a gaming zone for the older kids.
#21 Take a cooking class in Hua Hin
This is a classic one that pops up on all things to do in Thailand lists, but learning how to cook the local cuisine from a local is an amazing experience. We recommend going to a cooking school rather than a hotel. You’ll get a lot more out of the experience.
#22 Do yoga on the lawn at InterContinental in Hua Hin
Wander up to the immaculate law framed by frangipanis at the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort for a daily yoga class. Stretch, breathe and welcome the day by the sea before enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast.
#23 Go to a 4D art exhibition at For Arts Sake in Hua Hin
This art gallery is not your typical one. It’s interactive, fun and a great way to spend a rare rainy day in Hua Hin. For Arts Sake has 4D art where you can take pictures of yourself interacting with the art and becoming part of the art.
#25 See the golden buddha on Chopstick Hill in Hua Hin
Chopstick Hill is located on a small headland at the southern end of Hua Hin beach. You can access the temple complex from the beach or the street and when you’re there, check out the golden buddha standing against the rock face looking out to the ocean. This is is the home of the cheeky monkeys in #9 of the top things to do in Hua Hin.
#26 Visit Hua Hin train station
Hua Hin train station is known for its history and architecture. You can see the royal waiting room that was specially built for the king when you visit this quaint and cultural station. It’s a great place to take some pictures at and is within walking distance to the night market.
#27 Play golf in one of the first golf courses in Thailand
The Royal Hua Hin Golf Course is one of the first golf courses in Thailand. It is near the railway station and as you play you will be surrounded by hills and lush foliage and might see a monkey or two darting across the greens.
#28 Try Go Karting in Hua Hin
There’s one go karting track in Hua Hin. It’s a setup basic but fun. If you’re really into go karting, this is the place for you, but if you’re not the entry feee might turn you off. It’s a little on the expensive side for what it is.
#29 Go back in time and experience a 50s style Thai market in Hua Hin
Plearnwan is themed shopping and entertainment village. It mimics the 1950s style of market that will have older Thai people reminiscing about. You can checkout the whole area in about an hour and stop for a snack, coffee or cold drink.
#30 Buy some art at the Cicada Markets in Hua Hin
The Cicada Markets is known for supporting the local art community. There’s an open-air gallery where Thai artists have set up their work for sale. You can buy modern, abstract and illustrative art plus landscapes. Grab a beer and spend some time wandering through the walls of art.
#31 Eat a seafood dinner after you visit the Hua Hin Night Markets
There are some great and varied markets in Hua Hin. At the Hua Hin night market you’ll finds some of the best seafood in Hua Hin. You can see the fresh seafood chilled on ice with a flaming grill ready to cook your order.
#32 Visit Santorini Park
The Greek Islands have come to Hua Hin in the form of the themed shopping and amusement park called Santorini. It’s a fun spot to take kids and spend the day and check out Miffy’s Garden, garden sculptures and the water park.
#33 Swim in the ultimate infinity pool at Holiday Inn
There are infinity pools and then there’s the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin Resort’s swimming pool. Located on the 27th floor with sweeping views of the ocean and Hua Hin, this infinity pool is a destination in itself. There’s a glass observation deck, plus an incredible bar with the nest night views in Hua Hin.
#34 Kill zombies and learn some military tactics in Hua Hin
The ATV tour company, Siam Milsim, also offers some unique activities where you’ll learn how to fire an air gun, pick up some military tactics and kill some zombies in the process. The team is friendly, professional and super enthusiastic. Enjoy a family day out doing this unique activity in Hua Hin.
#35 Visit an spa in Hua Hin that’s out of this world
The Barai is a bucket-list spa destination. It’s nestled in the Hyatt behind tall rendered walls that perfectly frame the ocean view and long rectangular reflection pools dotted with palm trees.
#36 Stay in a pool villa in Hua Hin that comes with a floating breakfast tray
The InterContinental’s pool villas are limited, secluded and luxurious. There’s only three to choose from. Set right on the beach surrounded by lush tropical gardens and access to the Club InterContinental experience, this is the place in Hua Hin to spend a luxe weekend away. Begin your morning with a floating breakfast tray on your private pool, sip espresso read the latest travel magazine and start working on your summer tan.
#37 Watch professional world-class tennis tournaments in Hua Hin
Hua Hin has hosted some of the best in tennis. From Serena to Thai champion Paradorn Srichaphan– who now runs a tennis academy at True Arena. The WTA Thailand Open will be hosted for the next four years at True Arena in Hua Hin. Held annually around the end of January and off the back of the Australian Tennis open, this tournament is not to be missed.
#38 Watch a movie in a pool at Hua Hin’s water jungle
Spend a shot balmy evening in Hua Hin floating at Coconut Beach at Vana Nava Water Jungle as you watch a movie with popcorn and cola included in the cost. Held from Jan to March on the last Saturday of each month.
#39 See giant beached jellyfish along the shore in Hua Hin
Hua Hin beach is popular for walking or jogging along. Kids can paddle in the shallow water as the gentle waves roll in. During the rainy season, you’ll see large translucent jelly fish washed up on the shore. Spend the morning seeing how many you can count with the kids.
#40 Attend the coolest and chilled jazz festival by the sea in Hua Hin
Every year the Hua Hin Jazz Festival makes its way to the shores of Hua Hin beach. Held every year in June. It’s a great excuse to grab a few drinks, eat some delicious food, sink into comfy bean bags on the beach and watch some of the best local and international jazz and jazz-fusion acts. This year, it’s being held from June 7- June 8.
#41 Drink fresh smoothies by the sea at McFarland House in Hua Hin
Health and beach living are synonymous. If you are in need of a vitamin kick during your stay in Hua Hin, head to McFarland House at the Hyatt and order some of their creative and healthy smoothies and juices made-to-order. It’s one of the best spots in Hua Hin to sit and have a drink.
#42 Watch a movie in luxe and comfy cinemas in Hua Hin
Thailand has some incredible cinematic experiences at reasonable prices. Taking the whole family to see a movie will not send you bankrupt. In Hua Hin, the best place to catch a movie is BluPort Mall. They have the newest cinemas in Hua Hin and offer all the latest releases. Do some shopping while you’re there and check out Whaley Port– a fun, futuristic and interactive playground for kids.
#43 Visit a winery and experience new latitude wines in Hua Hin
Monsoon Valley Vineyard is a great place to spend a day drinking and eating overlooking the vineyards and the rolling hills in the distance. They have some excellent sparkling wines, a classic rosé that pairs perfectly with pad thai and a crisp classic white wine that’s an ideal pairing with Thai favourites, Som Tum and Thom Kha Gai.
#44 Hire a scooter and explore Hua Hin
Scooters are synonymous with Thailand. They are on every street, path and corner. They are cheap to rent with the added advantage of being able to stop whenever you want as you explore Hua Hin.
#45 Visit the German Bakery in Hua Hin
Before a day of sightseeing, stop by the German Bakery, order the big breakfast with coffee and grab a pretzel to go. It’s hearty, delicious and you probably won’t need to eat again till dinner.
#46 Watch live theatrical performances at Cicada Markets in Hua Hin
In addition to having great food, awesome art, and creative goods, you can also catch live performances for free at the Cicada Markets. Usually starting around 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm you can catch a show and see some local talent.
#47 Go rock climbing at a water park in Hua Hin
Vana Nava Water Jungle is not all about the water. It has some water-free activities too. You can go rock climbing and experience an obstacle course. It’s ideal for kids and teens who want to try something a bit more physically challenging while in Hua Hin.
#48 Enjoy a friendly game of tennis in Hua Hin where Serena Willmas has played
True Arena is a great place to visit if you have a family that’s active and wants to exercise. If you’re staying at the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort or Holiday Inn Vana Nava Resort, entry to the gym is free and you can also get a free shuttle service to and from the resorts. They also have world-class tennis facilities, where they host WTA tennis tournaments. Spend an afternoon playing tennis on the best courts in Hua Hin.
#49 Indulge in High Tea by the sea in Hua Hin
There are some great places to have high tea in Hua Hin. One of the best and most cultural experiences is at Mrigadayavan Palace where you’ll find a tearoom located within the grounds of the palace. Sit on wicker chairs, as you look out over manicured lawns that roll into the sand and then the sea. Sip tea, drink coffee and eat a Thai-inspired high tea at Mrigadayavan Palace Tearoom open from 10AM – 4PM.
#50 Go on a coffee tour of Hua Hin
Maybe we should have put this one first, as it’s best to start any tour or Hua Hin with the right cup of coffee served in the right atmosphere. Or maybe you’ll need a coffee after reading this list! There is an incredibly good coffee culture in Hua Hin with a diverse set of cafes serving up all different blends of coffee. Design your own coffee tour of Hua Hin with our coffee guide.