Holidays to Hua Hin and Cha Am
Hua Hin Beach runs the length of the island and is absolutely beautiful. Holidays in Hua Hin and Cha Am will tend to focus on the glorious beach locations. A large Buddhist temple dramatically interrupts the beach two miles down and provides an impressive focal point. The soft, white sand and clear waters are promoted as very good reasons to stay by the luxury resort hotels peppered along the beach.
Many holidays in Hua Hin and Cha Am will feature golf quite prominently because of the presence of several international level golf courses; one was designed by Jack Nicklaus. There are seven main, high quality courses – certainly more than you could master during a short holiday. Hua Hin and Cha Am holidays leave you spoiled when it comes to playing golf. If you do not want to bring your own equipment with you, you can hire it cheaply. Most areas also offer transportation to and from the golf courses.
After a long day by the beach or playing golf, you can relax at one of the many affordable, luxury spas. Modern spa and massage techniques are intermixed wonderfully with traditional Thai remedies; facilities in Hua Hin are market leaders in Thailand. Holidays to Hua Hin and Cha Am are perfect if you want to unwind; Reiki energy healing treatment is available at many spas, and the Chiva-Som International Health Resort boasts an enormous range of treatments, including diet and fitness programmes. For many, Hua Hin and Cha Am holidays are about restoration and revitalisation.
In addition to the wide range of spas, there is a royal massage parlour next to the Royal Palace; there, one can experience the remarkable blind masseuses, which is certainly a highlight of Hua Hin and Cha Am holidays.
Nearby Cha Am is not renowned for tourism, yet its connection to Hua Hin means that one can easily leave the resorts to experience a traditional fishing community. It is certainly easy to spend a couple of days immersed in the Thai way of life. The Eurasia Cha Am Lagoon is a popular resort with two large natural pools. This area is entirely free of charge to the public and allows you to experience one of the many local attractions in the area. Drinking is widely permitted in this area and alcohol can be purchased at reasonable prices.
Hua Hin and Cha Am holidays are also renowned for the beautiful summer Phrarachanivet Mrigadayavan palace that was built in 1922 for the King of Thailand; it is easy to find near the south of Cha Am. Although it is no longer used by the royal family, it is truly a stunning piece of architecture.
Holidays to Hua Hin and Cha-am are usually geared towards beach resorts and spas, but you can certainly experience a lot of Thai culture in between the gorgeous views and outstanding beaches.