Hi Everyone, just a short JBR on Hua Hin.
We were picked up from Suvarnabhumi Airport by Ms Na on the 30th January 2018, all went to plan. Her driver was waiting for us and we had a smooth ride with a coffee break.
Arrived safely at our hotel VI.SA Hotel Hua Hin. This hotel is still good value and in a good location.
Found Hua Hin not so busy this trip and a few places either closed or changed owners.
Soi 80 is very different but we were happy two of our favourite restaurants ie Angies and the Pizza restaurant are still going strong.
We spent a few evenings eating out at the food court in Soi 88 (across the railway line) and Soi 94. In Soi 94 there is an area called The Circle which has a lot of bars made from old containers. Very trendy area with some music and popular with the Thais. Across from here we ate a few meals mostly Thai and good value.
Khao Takiab beach still had the sunbeds apart from Wednesdays. It was very busy, this area seems to be getting more popular each time we visit. Sometimes too much for me so we changed beaches lol.
I didn't buy much as the baht was very strong against the AUD.
Went to a Trivia Quiz night at the High Five Bar (thru FB Hua Hin forum) which was fun..Our team came 2nd last lol but we enjoyed ourselves and met Leigh (hi Leigh).
We spent a day with the Thai Cooking Course Hua Hin which always an excellent experience.
We drove up to Pala-u Waterfall. As there hadn't been much rain there wasn't much happening with the waterfall but we still enjoyed the drive and walking across the bamboo bridge.
Chinese New Year we arranged to meet Moliner and we watched the parade staring off from the Thai Boxer statue and make their way through town. Very colourful and this year there was more activity with the older children.
We went for a three night road trip, staying at the Hadthong Hotel PKK for one night. We are pretty lucky at picking our times as there was some festival on. We stayed 23rd February and had a look around the floral displays and market. We had dinner that night at the Ma-Prow restaurant and got to see the fireworks. Thoroughly enjoyed our short time here.
Drove further down to Ban Krut staying at the Suan Bankrut Beach Resort. Ban Krut is a perfect place if you are looking for a very quiet laid back break. Fantastic seafood and never crowded.
Came back from down south and spent a day with Moliner checking out some of the other areas away from Hua Hin.
We left Hua Hin on the 2nd March 2018 and used Ms Na's driver again to take us back to Bangkok.
I've done some reviews today which will probably be up in a couple of days.
Loki if you could help me with the details of what the festival in PKK was for i'd be very grateful.
The weather in Hua Hin the period of when we arrived and left was a mixture of sunny, bit of rain, couple of cold days and getting hotter when we left.
The ocean after the cold and rain passed was clear and flat and I only saw two jelly fish washed up on the sand when I was doing my daily walks. Swam most days in the ocean also.
Hope this helps CJ