If you are relatively new to Thailand chances are the seaside resort of Hua Hin may have passed you by; it’s not a loud and brash like a full moon party or hectic and cosmopolitan like Bangkok and the beaches, although good, are not as perfect as, say a Samui or Krabi, but its one of Thailands biggest secrets set to explode in 2018 – and the signals and clues are already here.
Take the newest 5 star resort, where I am now on the 26th floor rooftop, the holiday inn resort vana nava hua hin is 300 rooms designed for all travellers international to domestic but with close attention to families. Stay at this hotel and you get free access to their world class water park. Its yet another addition to Hua Hin that convinces me this region is about to explode into growth.
In the last couple of years we have seen the True Arena Tennis centre with courts on par with the Australian Open and their gym is the best I have seen anywhere in Thailand – and I have travelled a lot. And in the BluePoint shopping centre you have a shopping centre to match any others in Thailand – it boasts under its roof alone 100 eateries! How can it be even possible for such a relatively small region in this country?
You have the new ferry link to Pattaya, the local airport is being redeveloped and a new high speed train to Bangkok is well on the horizon.
With some of the freshest air in the country, wonderful villas homes, plenty of tourist attractions from night markets to iconic railway station; and its clear this area will be the place to holiday and live for those in the know in Thailand.