Activities

 
 

Beach Horse-riding • Hua Hin

Visiting Hua Hin beach without galloping around on the back of a horse is almost impossible. Horse-riding along the beach is one of the most famous mustdo activities in this sophisticated resort town. While other beaches offer more adrenaline-pumping ways of getting around like on an ATV, Hua Hin beach keeps its serene scene with the more graceful option. Just like how bikes are available at almost every shophouse on Cha-am beach, there are numerous horse-riding services on offer by local residents on this sandy strip. But for those new to the activity, the service by Sofitel Central Hua Hin Hotel is popular among first-timer tourists.

Beach Horse Riding

Beach Horse riding  
 

Hua Hin Safari and Adventure Park • Hua Hin

 
 
Hua Hin Safari and Adventure Park

Hua Hin Safari is where nature and animal lovers can come together and be a part of a selection of fun adventurous activities. This adventure park truly lives up to its name thanks to its array of exciting ventures such elephant trekking, horseback riding, or speeding around the rough terrains on a monstrous ATV. The park itself is beautifully landscaped, perfect for a trip on the back of a trusty elephant where visitors will be able to get the best view of Hua Hin’s picturesque mountainous backdrop. Not feeling the adrenalin rush? Take a seat on one of their wooden benches for the best entertainment in town where cleverly lovely pachyderms take the stage entertaining curious audiences with dance numbers and stunt shows. For those who have a problem getting there, a call and the helpful staff will take you to the park for free.

Hua Hin Safari and Adventure Park Hua Hin Safari and Adventure Park


Hua Hin Soi 95, Phetkasem Rd.
Tel: +66 (0) 8 9810 1351, +66 (0) 8 1575 7554, +66 (0) 8 1441 1627
www.huahinsafari.com

 
 

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard • Hua Hin

 
 

Wine and Hua Hin, who said they do not belong together? Not Siam Winery, who years ago set up the first vineyard amid the green hills of this resort town. Though it takes quite a determination for one to get to the vinery, once there vino lovers will be greeted with not only the true charming hospitality of the Hua Hin Hills staff, but also with the picturesque scenery of the uneven slopes that encase this secret sanctuary within its mountainous walls. Within Hua Hin Hills also sits The Sala, the vineyard’s fine dining spot that serves up Thai fusion dishes designed specifically to match their selections of wine.

Hua Hin Hills VineyardA visit to a vineyard would not be complete without a first-hand experience of the harvest, which starts from February to March, when Siam Winery’s specialist vintners pick the best of Shiraz, Colombard and Muscat. Want to see more of the vineyard, from the top of the hills or down in the creeks? Trusty elephants are available to take guests on a scenic tour. For those having problems getting to the vineyard, a free shuttle service is available at Hua Hin Hills Wine Cellar at Market Village in the center of Hua Hin town.

204 Moo 9, Baan Khork Chang Patana, Nong Plup,
Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri han
Tel: +66 (0) 8 1701 8874
www.huahinhillsvineyard.com

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard
 
 
Had Takiab Water Sports
Had Takiab Water Sports

Had Takiab Water Sports • Hua Hin

For the ultimate beachside activities in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, look no further than at Had Takiab or Takiab Beach. This vast stretch of sandy beach is soon becoming a popular relaxing spot for those looking to have some fun while staying at this rather quiet side of Hua Hin town. Had Takiab is a beach facing the Ao Thai Bay looking out to the Singtoh Island visible from the shore. Aside from a large number of resorts and seaside restaurants that are lining the beach, Had Takiab is also generous in terms of fun activities from a relaxing horse-riding session along the beach to more adventurous options of jet-skiing and banana boat rides. Snorkelers don’t fret, speedboats are also available to take swimmers and divers to the nearby Singtoh Island for its gorgeous under-the-sea scenery.

Tel: +66 (0) 8 9810 1351 +66 (0) 8 1441 1627
www.huahinwatersports.com
 
 

Thai Boxing • Hua Hin

 
 

Did you know that the first Thai boxer to win a world title was from Hua Hin? Here’s a chance for Muay Thai fans to see how it all began. Hua Hin is home to two major boxing arenas where fights are regularly held weekly. Grand Sports Arena is a recreation hall that holds many sports tournaments including Thai boxing, which occurs at 9pm every Wednesday and Friday. They also offer martial arts lessons to those who would like to try everything from Thai boxing to Aikido. Another place to witness an authentic Thai fight is at Thai Boxing Garden, which holds fights at 9pm on every Tuesday and Saturday. They also offer Thai boxing lessons for both recreation and professional training.

Grand Sports Arena
Hua-Hin Grand Plaza Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin
Prachuap Khiri Khan
Tel: +66 (0) 8 9754 7801
www.huahingrandsport.com

Thai Boxing Garden
Poolsuk Road Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Tel: +66 (0) 3251 5269
www.thaiboxing-garden.com

Thai Boxing
 
 

Baan Sillapin Happy Gallery • Hua Hin

 
 
Baan Sillapin Happy Gallery

Featuring magnificent works from local artists, Baan Sillapin is an intriguing gallery full of masterpieces. Hua Hin has long been a hotbed for artists and the creations at Baan Sillapin reflect that distinctive attribute. Ranging from stunning works of realism to inspiring modern pieces, this unique gallery also houses a large collection of amazing antiques. Traditional Japanese prints, classical Thai sculptures and a cornucopia of items from around the world can be found in the cozy antique area. But the true gem of Baan Sillapin is the main gallery that houses the works of talented artists from all over Thailand. The resident artist, an accomplished and well known painter in his own right, Tawee Kesa-Ngam, conceived Baan Sillapin as a burgeoning collective of creative energy, and the quote that greets visitors upon arrival demonstrates this fact; “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein. Baan Sillapin is a must visit destination for anyone who appreciates fine works of art.

123/34 Soi Nongkae Village, Takiab Road,
Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Tel: +66 (0) 3251 3931, +66 (0) 8 6167 4918 www.happygallery.org
 
 

ATV Park • Cha-am

Sometimes fighting for the perfect spot on Cha-am beach is enough of an adrenaline rush for some people. If that is not exciting enough for fans of the extreme life, head to Cha-am ATV Park for some off-road thrills. This place is literally no walk in the park, as adventurers are greeted by an array of sweat inducing activities from ATV (all terrain vehicle) riding around their specifically designed dirt roads to a full-scale paintball battlefield. There’s also a horse-riding school for children where they can learn the basics as well as get acquainted with Hua Hin’s emblematic creatures.

760/7 Soi Borkam, Phetkasem Road, Cha-am,
Tel: +66 (0) 8 9206 9020
www.cha-amatvpark.net

ATV Park  
 

Kiteboarding Asia & Kite Zone • Cha-am

 
 
Kiteboarding Asia & Kite Zone

Ride the wind at these exciting extreme sporting venues where a kite is your craft and the sea your playground. Kite Zone and Kiteboarding Asia offer novices with no experience fully inclusive courses in which basic to advanced skills are taught. Additionally, more experienced kite boarders can peruse a large inventory of gear, chat with the locals, and enjoy the perfect location on the scenic beach in Pranburi or Hua Hin. Visitors in Pranburi should check out Kite Zone, while those in Hua Hin should stop by Kiteboarding Asia (143/8 Soi Na Ranong Phetkasem Rd., Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Tel: +66 (0) 8 1591 4593). The best winds usually kick up during the thermal seasoning, around March – April, and remain steady until the evening hours.

 
 

Sailing the Pranburi River • Pranburi

 
 
Sailing the Pranburi River

Set sail upon the placid waters of the Pranburi River and explore a maze of mangrove forests, old fishing villages and the distinctive coastal culture. The Pranburi River offers an insightful glimpse into a region that is often overlooked. A deluge of exotic fauna also calls this area home and travelers are likely to catch mangrove crabs, mudskippers, and curious monkeys in action. Prepare appropriate attire for your river expedition, as the sweltering heat of the afternoon can take its toll on unheeding visitors.

 
 

Siam Pearl Boat Tours • Pranburi

 
 
Siam Pearl Boat Tours

The boat tours by Siam Pearl provide a fullfeatured boating excursion for those looking for something different in Hua Hin. The service is available for visitors of Hua Hin, Pranburi and Cha-am where a free shuttle bus will take them from their hotels to the pier early in the morning for the start of their Gulf of Thailand tour. The boat service, which can board about 70 passengers, makes stops at the Dolphin Bay for some dolphin spotting, Monkey Island, and Sam Roi Yod beach for snorkeling and fishing sessions. The one-day cruise package is all-inclusive, which comes with a lunch on its signature wooden boat.

Tel: +66 (0) 8 9254 1639
Fees: B1,950 for adults,
B1,200 for children aged 12 or younger
 
 

Saling Along Khao Daeng Canal • Sam Roi Yod

 
 

For those looking to get more out of a trip to Sam Roi Yod, the option of a relaxing kayaking trip along the canal of Khao Daeng will make a great adventure. The Khao Daeng canal is known for its rich wildlife community along the banks so it is a guarantee that visitors will get a glimpse into the life of the flora and the fauna that make Sam Roi Yod an amazing place. A boat can be rented at the Khao Daeng village where knowledgable guides and experts are ready to take visitors along the ride. For those who are courageous enough can also rent an individual kayak and embark on their own personal journey through the life rich canal. (Tel: +66 (0) 3282 1568)

Saling Along Khao Daeng Canal
 
 

King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology at Waghor
• Prachuap Khiri Khan

 
 
King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology at Waghor

King Mongkut (or Rama IV) is revered by Thais as their “Father of Science and Technology”. To celebrate his legacy, the Ministry of Education founded a science park to honor his work at Waghor district in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Over the ensuing two decades, the center has become a monumental resource that continuously supports Thailand’s education with a wide range of activities and well-equipped facilities. Here at the science park there are a total of five separate buildings, each focusing on different topics concerning science and nature studies. Waghor Aquarium is where visitors learn about marine ecology through both interactive media and live fish and marine creatures in state-of-theart tanks and facilities. Astronomy enthusiasts can head to the nearby planetarium which showcases exhibitions on space technology, while nature lovers will find a treat in the tranquil butterfly park. Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm.

Moo 4, Klongwan, Muang District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Tel: +66 (0) 3266 1104
www.nfe.go.th/waghor/

 
 

Diving and Squid Fishing at, Koh Sung and Koh Singha • Koh Thalu

 
 
Diving and Squid Fishing at, Koh Sung and Koh Singha

This cluster of three islands are famous among professional divers and amateur snorkelers alike thanks to its picturesque underwater environment. And since Koh Thalu is privately owned, visitors can be assured that the beaches and waters will not be overcrowded with tourists. There are comprehensive dive and fishing tour services available, enabling visitors to have a full-featured visit on the islands. With white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, these islands are the ultimate getaway for beach lovers who seek a little of their own private paradise.

Koh Talu Island Resort
Tel: +66 (0) 3244 2636
Email: pow@taluisland.com

 
 

Gold Village • Bang Saphan

 
 
Step back into what seems like the Wild West, Thai style of course, at this fascinating gold camp where skilled prospectors sift through the earth to find gold nuggets. And while you’re there, get in on the action and try your luck at finding that elusive mineral. Tour through a vast expanse of mines, nature trails, historical landmarks and discover more about this intriguing practice. Be sure to check out the Shining collection of gold bits that have been collected over the years. The gold camp is great for a day of stimulating fun in the ambience of a tropical forest. Gold Village - Bang Saphan
 
 

Banyan Golf Club • Prachuap Khiri Khan

 
 
Situated just south of Hua Hin’s town center, the Banyan Golf Club is delightfully tucked between two impressive mountain ranges on the grounds of an old pineapple plantation. Designed by Phil Ryan, this 7,321 yard par-72 course is encapsulated by panoramic vistas of the sea and features a large Thai style teakwood clubhouse with five star international restaurant and pro-shop. The course itself is magnificently maintained and seamlessly combines with the natural surroundings to promote a serene ambience. The course offers four different tees, ideally suited for the novice and pro alike. This is truly one of the must play courses in Thailand due to its idealistic location, professional design, and luxurious clubhouse.
 
Banyan Golf Club

68/34 Hua Na Village,
Nong Kae Sub-district, Hua Hin
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Tel: +66 (0) 3253 8811 Fax: +66 (0) 3253 8800
Email: sales@banyanestatehuahin.com
reservations@banyanestatehuahin.com
www.banyanestatehuahin.com

 
 

Palm Hills Golf Club & Residence • Petchburi

 
 
Palm Hills Golf Club & Residence
1444 Phetkasem Rd., Cha-am, Petchburi 76120
Tel: +66 (0) 3252 0801-9 Fax: +66 (0) 3252 0820
Email: info@palmhills-golf.com
www.palmhills-golf.com

A unique combination of environmental sensitivity and spectacular shore side scenery makes this course one of the finest in Hua Hin. The course was designed to challenge amateur and pros alike, with undulating fairways, pristine greens, and breathtaking landscape. Encapsulated by spectacular mountains, tranquil lakes and sea vistas, Palm Hills boasts 18- holes of championship level play. Designed by the renowned Max Wexler to fuse nature with sport, the course offers strategically placed hazards and magnificent panoramas of the surrounding seascape. Additionally, the course features upscale amenities, such as a lavish clubhouse, fine dining venue, and a state-of-the-art sports club with pro-shop. A location just eight minutes from the city center and adjacent to the airport make it even more convenient for visitors.

 
 

Black Mountain Golf Club • Prachuap Khiri Khan

 
 
Black Mountain quickly earned recognition and was declared the best new course in Asia after its opening in April of 2007. The two courses, the East Course which is 7,343 yards of challenges and the resort style 7,064 yard West Course, were both designed by the renowned Pacific Coast Design firm. The course concept aimed to create an authentic feel by using the natural terrain and beauty of the area to guide the flow of play. Natural creeks and large black rocks in addition to exotic trees frame each of the holes promoting challenges for the amateur and seasoned veteran alike. All of the holes feature a safe route as well as a higher risk route with the potential for greater reward. The fairways are long and wide, perfectly complementing the greens, which utilize hybrid bermuda grass. The clubhouse furthers the luxury feel of the golf club with panoramas of the entire course, a fine dining venue, and chic locker rooms.
Black Mountain Golf Club 12/16 Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin
Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
Pro-Shop: +66 (0) 32 618 666-7
Fax: +66 (0) 3251 4522
www.bmghuahin.com