About Kirsty S
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Feb 2015
I have travelled extensively through Southeast Asia. I know Thailand and Malaysia particularly well, but also love Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore. I travel to this part of the world whenever I can, sometimes on a short trip while on route to Australia, and sometimes for extended periods of time so that I can really get beneath the skin of a particular area – whether I’ve been to that spot before or not. I've spent a lot of time in Bangkok – it's a fascinating melting pot of a city where there's always something new to explore. I also love Hanoi and have explored it both independently and as part of an organised tour. More than anything, I love discovering something new while travelling and sharing it with those who have the same passion for travel as I do. I’m a bit of a foodie and never get bored of the beach.
Sightseeing Tours, Equipment Hire, Bike Tours
4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
This is what most people come to Hua Hin for. There are a few beaches in the area but the main Hua Hin Beach delivers in terms of convenience, facilities and aesthetics. It’s a great place for all the usual beach activities, and the water is shallow enough to make it suitable for small kids to have a splash around.
An art gallery that the kids will actually enjoy! For Art’s Sake is a fun and interactive way to spend a few hours. Here, the whole family can unleash their imaginations and interact with the 4-D artwork and sculptures, which have been created by Thai artists and divided into five different themes. Just don’t forget your camera!
A firm family favorite in Hua Hin, the Black Mountain Water Park sits just 15 minutes’ from Hua Hin town. It features such delights as a 17-meter tower with nine different slides, a wave pool, a more gentle lazy river, and a beach complete with infinity pool. There’s also plenty of shade and a strong emphasis on safety. Kids of all ages will love it.
If your kids are confident on bikes, taking a trip with Hua Hin Bike Tours is a great way for the whole family to see some more of Hua Hin and its popular sights and attractions. This company provide high standard bike tours and don’t mind customizing to suit different groups' interests.
If you’ve got older children or teenagers (or are a big kid yourself!) the Cha-am ATV Park is a good bet. Everyone can let off some steam on the ATVs for an hour or so, taking in the rugged scenery as you go. There are also other activities at the park if this doesn’t appeal though, including horse riding, paintballing, and archery.
This unique, picturesque train station was built during King Rama VI’s reign and is only a short distance from the center of town. The bright wooden buildings are undeniably Thai in style and design and the kids will love taking a wander around while you enjoy the photo opportunities.
Another royal visit of interest in Hua Hin is the Mrigadayavan Palace. It was built during the same period as the train station, so is similar in style, and was where the royal family used to stay when they wished to be beside the sea. It’s been set up as a museum now, with various artifacts and photography on show, and is well worth a quick look around.
The Pranburi Forest Park spans a huge protected area right at the mouth of the Pranburi River. It features two nature trails that will take you and the family through some incredible scenery. One leads inland through dense mangrove forest, and one hugs the coast with views of the sea. On both routes, keep your eyes peeled for the animals and other wildlife that call the park home. There is shade from the trees along the routes and kids will find it easy to walk.
The Cicada Market is a relaxed night market with an emphasis on art and music. There’s a huge crafts market selling work by local artists, and there are live music and dance performances here too.