Hua Hin, Thailand
Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Spa retreat on the beach
What it is
Tranquil resort edging a culturally rich city on the Gulf of Thailand.
What it isn't
A lone resort on a virgin white sand beach (that is, what many travelers might think of when envisioning a Thai beach vacation).
What we think
Hua Hin allows travelers to throw down a towel on the Gulf of Siam without getting on another plane to Ko Tao or Ko Samui. The cosmopolitan beach a few hours outside of Bangkok is where Thai royals originally built their beachfront leisure residences, and it still attracts affluent Bangkok residents with its cosmopolitan beachfront vibe. The resort sits on 14 waterfront acres with low-rise buildings housing the resort’s 187 modern rooms. All are dressed with Thai silks and have floor to ceiling windows, overlooking jungle gardens and reflecting pools designed by landscape architect Bill Bensley. Lounges line the white-sand beach and the beachside swimming pool; activities range from Hua Hin market tours and fruit-carving classes to language and Thai boxing lessons.
You're here because
You want to pair your Thai beach vacation with a city that, unlike much of Phuket, has a life beyond tourism.
Walking barefoot along the resort’s foot reflexology-focused paths, flanked by palm and heliconia gardens, to the Anantara Spa for an indulgent four-hands body treatment or active Thai massage.
Restaurants & Bars
Baan Thalia - Italian cuisine in a rustic setting
Issara Café - Breakfast buffet on the terrace
Sai Thong - Beachside restaurant with sandwiches and other fresh meals
Loy Nam - Swim-up bar
Lagoon Pool Bar - Freshly squeezed juices, detoxifying drinks, healthy spa cuisine and cocktails
Five minutes outside of the town of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Siam. Bangkok is a 2.5-hour drive.