Hua Hin Beach Activities

What to Do in Hua Hin Beach

Hua Hin has lots of fun activities on offer apart from spending lazy days on the beach resting and recuperating, and visiting its attractions. Shopping is always a winner, and Hua Hin’s markets are the perfect places to shop for souvenirs and the beautifully made crafts Thai people are so famous for. The seaside town also plays host to a number of big events throughout the year, like the Hua Hin Jazz Festival, and water sport enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with a wide variety of activities. It’s also one of the few places in Thailand where you can go horse riding along the beach.


Bicycling

Hua Hin's maze of sub-streets and narrow sois are best explored on two wheels, either bicycle or motorcycle. T&D Bike Rentals on Naebkaruehardt Road (Tel: +66 (0)89 914 1636, +66 (0)85 425 8797) offers a wide range of bicycles and motorcycles for rent. Don't forget to bring your passport or ID.


 

Elephant Polo

Adapted from equestrian polo, this amusing sport was founded in 1982 in Nepal, coming to Thailand in 2001 much to the joy of residents and visitors. It is now an annual event (usually in September) and if you are in Hua Hin at that time of year you must try to see it. Each Elephant carries a polo player and a mahout.

The mahout directs the Elephant using his voice, hands, feet or a goad. The umpire of the game oversees the play from a wooden howdah on the back of the large

Elephant Trekking

For some Indiana Jones-style adventure, elephant trekking is a fun pursuit in Thailand. Used for centuries as a means of transportation and survival and still to the present day, for Elephants can traverse just about any terrain regardless of how steep or treacherous, it is.

Visitors should bear in mind that routes have been planned with simplicity and scenery in mind. A broad wooden bench is put over the elephant’s back, on which you sit while the mahout (elephant trainer) sits on the neck and guides the trail. A good route is up in the mountains overlooking Hua Huin where you meet sensational views.

Tour Available: Pa La-U Waterfall & Hill Tribe Tour

Golf

Hua Hin’s world-class golf courses have all the makings of any golfer’s dream experience. Set amongst spectacular scenery, designed by legends like Jack Nicklaus and often offering a real challenge to golfing skills, a round at any of these specially-selected courses will be a reminder of all the reasons why you took up golf in the first place.

Tour Available: Hua Hin Golf Packages

Horse Rides

There’s something terribly exciting about riding a horse on a beach, and it’s probably got something to do with the fact that there are so few beaches around on which you’re allowed to do so. For little people there are ponies at both Hua Hin and Cha-Am’s beaches, as well as proper horses. These are not wild horses that will gallop off at terrifying speeds leaving clouds of dust behind – they’re very tame and well trained to offer visitors an enjoyable experience.

Kitesurfing

Hua Hin is Thailand’s best destination for kitesurfing. A fortuitous combination of wind from nearby islands and flat, shallow water make it a great place to both learn and to enjoy the sport. For those who are new to the sport there are numerous schools that offer introduction classes, most lasting three days.

Spa

Pampering and revitalizing oneself at a spa is high on the agenda of many visitors to Thailand. All spas provide revitalizing treatments that can include massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, acupressure, body wraps, re-contouring and a variety of specialized treatments for hair, skin and face.

Many spas also have restaurants attached with 'spa cuisine' menus designed to control weight and to provide a healthy diet that is balanced and nutritious. Most of the spas around Hua Hin are connected to hotels and resorts, but there are a few 'stand alone' places without accommodation.

Tour Available: Hua Hin Spas and Health

Watersports

For kids, banana boat rides offer hours of fun and shrieks, while grown-ups can enjoy water sport activities like water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and parasailing. With the beaches here being so wide an open – and almost never really crowded – how about a game of Frisbee or beach volleyball? There’s also snorkeling, kayaking (at a nearby national park) and diving excursions can be arranged. If these sound like all the ingredients of a perfect beach break, you’re absolutely right! We do not, however, recommend the use of jet-skis because of their environmental toll and the several scams that are perpetrated by the owners.

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