Hua Hin beach is the highlight

I Wish I Was There Instead...Hua Hin, Thailand

IWantSun.co.uk chats with Sarah Gibbons about one of her favourite destinations for a holiday in the sun, Hua Hin in Thailand.

So where would you rather be?
Hua Hin, Thailand

What’s all the fuss about?
Hua Hin is where the Thais themselves holiday and the once small fishing resort was the very first holiday resort in the country. The area, although home to many high-end hotels, is still a world away from the backpacker-packed shores of Koh Samui and Phuket and has a real authentic Thai feel. The main Hua Hin beach is a perfect crescent of golden sand gently sloping into the most turqouise sea I have ever laid eyes on. In the distance you can see the golden Buddha statue peaking through the foliage, high atop a hill - one of the many scattered around the area.

Keep talking...
Aside from relaxing on the beach, one of my highlights was the seafood. It really blew me away. I visited a local fish restaurant overlooking the sea in the harbour - Choa Lay. it has to be some of the best seafood I have ever tasted; the prawns were the size of my forearm! One of my most memorable moments is sitting on the beach at night with a cocktail in hand watching an absolutely spectacular electrical storm - the whole sky was filled with dramatic fork lightning. It was like a light show; an epic storm without the rain! Most nights the sea itself is lit with pockets of green fluorescent light, beamed from fishing boats in a bid to attract squid.

If you could describe the place in three words, what would they be?
More prawns please!

If there’s only one thing I should do while I’m there, what would it be?
Visit the old train station – built in the reign of King Rama VI – and one of the most beautiful in the whole of Thailand. Stepping on it’s platform, with the old pagoda-style waiting room is almost like stepping back in time.

 


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I Wish I Was There Instead...Hua Hin, Thailand

Hua Hin beach is the highlight

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