DESTINATION: HUA HIN - PRANBURI
For years scores of Bangkokians have travelled the two hours south to Hua Hin to salve blistered minds. Now, an increasing number of foreigners are discovering the healing powers of this scenic wonderland.
Beautiful beaches, a pristine landscape starring Sam Roi Yod National Park, outstanding restaurants, many of which offer the freshest seafood, excellent shopping – bustling night markets and chic boutiques included – a nightlife and friendly visages are among the destination’s highlights. It long ago received the royal seal of approval when Thailand’s revered Royal family established a holiday palace there.
A trip to the beach can include a jet ski or kite surfing rush, or you can retreat within yourself on white sand next to the Gulf of Thailand, winking and inviting you to saver its warm calmness. Golf enthusiasts can discover a host of world-class golf courses that are as visually succulent as they challenging. The area also features several Buddhist temples, excellent spa and massage options and historical attractions like the Rama VI Summer Palace and the architectural gem that is the 1902s era train station.
A rich art scene and culture prevails, with numerous festivals, stage shows and exhibitions held annually. Art galleries abound. So does food so good it is deserving of palates plated with God’s taste buds. And if you crave an even more laidback environment, Pranburi – a quiet beach town south of Hua Hin near the national park – provides that with bicycle rides and close proximity to Sam Roi Yot key attractions - as well as a pace of life that is both tranquil and relaxed.
HUA HIN RESORT & SPA
Aleenta Hua Hin - Pranburi Resort and Spa is the original award winning boutique luxury resort upon which Aleenta started. This special boutique luxury resort and spa features 22 unique residence, most with a private pool. Each suite is located within steps of the beach and offers commanding views of the stunning sunset sea view of the Gulf of Thailand.