Anantara Hua Hin Resort
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Swimming in one of two freeform infinity pools overlooking the sea
- Wealth of activities, from kayaking to yoga classes
- Child-friendly, with a kids pool and playground
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Located on the beach, about three miles north of downtown Hua Hin
- Transfers by Mercedes-Benz cost $198 per car, each way (taxis cost about $85 per car, each way)
- Free WiFi available only in the lobby
- On December 31 2015, there is a compulsory New Year's Eve Gala Dinner. Please see the details section for more information.
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Spread across 14 acres, the burnt umber of the teak pavilions at Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa contrasts with the green-blue lily ponds, the fuchsia bushes and the blue Gulf of Thailand beyond the white sand beach. The alfresco lobby features a colorful tapestry, ornately carved teak lanterns, polished wood floors and oversize furniture. After dark, tiki torches light up the walkways connecting the lagoon area and pavilions to the seven on-site lounges and six restaurants, which range from classic Italian to contemporary Thai.
Bed and Bath
The sleek template of the public spaces extends to the 187 rooms, which feature sweet teak and reed furnishings, high ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling sliding windows opening onto a private patio. Traditional Thai silk adds pops of color to an otherwise soothing nude palette. Premium Sea View Rooms have the bonus of jetted outdoor tubs, and the enormous Anantara Suites have arched teak ceilings, dining areas and double-size verandas overlooking the lush gardens or the Gulf of Thailand. Bathrooms are done in dark wood and chunky stone, and some feature giant stand-alone tubs.
The resort is surrounded by five distinctive gardens created by renowned landscape architect Bill Bensley, and they provide the right mix of exotic flair and natural privacy. The beach is just steps from the resort, but it’s worth noting that Thailand’s mainland beaches lack the postcard-perfect wow factor of tropical islands such as Koh Samui and Phuket. Anantara resorts, however, are about more than just beach time, and the Hua Hin offers a long menu of activities, from instruction in Muay Thai to group elephant polo lessons. The spa offers traditional Thai treatments in an open-air pavilion.