For many visitors to Hua Hin, the expectation is of relax days spent beside a pool or on the beach, maybe a bit of swimming with the evenings spent dining out on good food with a few drinks. There is also a remarkable range of activities catering to almost every market segment in Hua Hin.
It has plenty of family friendly activities, and children are never bored when holidaying here. For young couples and singles, Hua Hin is considered one of the culinary capitals of Thailand that offers an exciting and diverse nightlife.
This is also a world-class shopping venue for shopaholics. Overall, the emphasis is on relaxation and fun. Even though Hua Hin is quiet little seaside town, you can where you can find a kaleidoscope of activities for every inspiration and motivation whether it is land based or waterborne activities and relaxing, strenuous and sportive ones.
All activities can be found on the beach and inland at reasonable fees. The stunning landscape of Hua Hin areas allows abundance of activities that can be done in the natural resources such as sailing, fishing, eco-cruising, snorkeling, scuba diving, fitness, kite-boarding, elephant camping, trekking, Thai massage, spa, visiting safari and Adventure Park, horse riding on the beach, hit the track with Go-Kart, wage a war in a paintball field, put away the stress in a standard golf course.
Relaxing and educational activities are also available. Some foreign tourists come to Hua Hin and learn something like Thai boxing or Thai cooking. Golf is also becoming especially popular, with Hua Hin increasingly being recognized as one of Thailand’s premier golfing destinations.
There are a number of first class courses in easy reach include Black Mountain course, Banyan, Royal Hua Hin , Majestic Creek, Palm Hills, Lake View and Springfield. There are also several driving ranges. The many markets sell various goods from souvenirs and fashion accessories to CDs and DVDs, conveniently open day and night.
Hua Hin is a popular place for shopping including hand-woven printed cotton, contemporary art handicrafts, silk fabric silk weaving, basket making, wood carving, embroidery, pottery, gemstones and jewelry. There is also a large shopping mall called Market Village.
The pace of nightlife is much slower than in the larger western-oriented towns of Patong and Pattaya. Most foreign-oriented nightlife is centered on Soi Selakam and Soi Bintabaht, where many typical beer bars are found. There are also the usual discothèques, live music venues, karaoke bars, hotel bars and even a lady-boy cabaret.