Old Apr 18, 16, 12:22 am
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Originally Posted by stallion114 View Post
That's what I was afraid of.
I do like the idea of using my 7 night 1-5 without having to bump up, and like that hua hin is quiet I just hate to stay in a less scenic area in the name of maximizing value on the cert!
We burnt our nights from the Marriott hotel+air redemption at the Marriott Sukhumvit in Bangkok - well worth it especially if you have lounge access. To answer your question, it all depends on you and your style of travel.

Hua Hin has some of the best uninterrupted sandy beaches in Thailand but no dramatic looking island protruding out of the sea. There are plenty of bars and restaurants but the adult entertainment venues are kept to minimum (understandably so) because the King resides in Hua Hin. We have been here 3 times, and, IMO, Hua Hin is great for families and couples alike and it has (and nearby) so many things to see and do:

- Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park & Phraya Nakhon Caves: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...57667209127326

- Pala -U (pronounced Pala Au - currently no raging waters as Thailand experiencing the worst drought in years): https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...57667149435315

- Monkey Mount & Wat Khao Takiab: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...57644026426953

- Maruekhathaiyawan Royal Palace & Grounds: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...57644657996906

- Hua Hin Train Station: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...57644658115336

- Seven Kings of Siam: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...57664794737304

- The Historic Centara Grande Hotel & Grounds (featured in many Hollywood movies such as "The Killing Fields"): https://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz...57623540386374

Miles of uninterrupted sandy beaches - beachside InterContinental Hua Hin Resort & Spa
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