Hua Hin in Thailand has a huuuge expat community. It is along the coast so the beaches are quite nice and the nightlife is always great.
Hua Hin in Thailand is a district heading toward the south in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
My coworker, Christina, our other friend, Indria, and I went to Hua Hin in Thailand one weekend.
For Indria’s birthday in 2019, she decided to go to Hua Hin in Thailand.
Indria taught at a different school than I did but we became friends throughout our time in our fish town of Samut Sakhon.
The van stops in Mahachai were convenient and cheap. We decided to take the van that went straight from Mahachai to Hua Hin. It only took about two hours and some change for us to get there. The one-way ticket was less than USD 5.
From the van stop, we took a tuk-tuk to our hostel. We stayed at Baan Rajdamnern Hua Hin Resort, which Google says is closed now.
The hostel was interesting. It was right near Market Village Hua Hin. The room had three beds but the bathroom was in a separate part of the building so we had to walk outside to go there.
We went to the famous Hua Hin Soi Bintabaht Walking Street.
Christina and I went there one night during our orientation with Greenheart. Ohhh, the memz.
We ended up going to Blue Monkey but there wasn’t too much going on so we decided to walk some more.
Along our stroll, we came across this place called Ibiza. We became friends with the owner, met random peeps, and played pool.
The DJ was great too. We requested some Britney Spears, J Biebs, and a few of our other favorites then we got to jam out to them.
After it closed, the owner and some of his friends took us to this restaurant where we drank some more and ate some peanuts. We mingled and drank for a bit before going back to our hostel.
The next day, we had a beach day.
Before we beached it, Indria and I found an Au Bon Pain because bagels. Au Bon Pain was always on my mind when we went to Bangkok or a touristy area because I was deprived of bagels while living in Thailand. The chain is located throughout Bangkok. I always found an Au Bon Pain wherever or whenever we were outside of Mahachai. Usually, they were in hospitals. Not sure why.
We stayed at the beach for a big and swam. I rarely like going to the beach because I’m just not a huge fan of sand and saltwater but the ocean was beautiful and not too cold. It felt great after a night of drinking.
After beaching it, we went to a restaurant on the beach and it was cute.
Our second night was just as entertaining. We tried to go to this Jamaican bar but it ended up being dead so we just stayed on the tuk-tuk and went back to what we knew: Ibiza.
Every single time we tried to venture off and try something new in Thailand, we were reminded why we stuck to what we knew.
We hung out with the owner again and met this group of bikers from I think Scotland? They were chill. We also got to request some more of our favorite songs because the DJ was awesome.
When we got back to our hostel, there was this kitten that followed us upstairs. We sat outside on the bench and talked while I played with her 💕
The night of her actual birthday, which was a Monday, we went to Mahachai Jaidee and then Whaz. The performer who was singing that night sang happy birthday and we got a cake. It was a nice lil celebration.
Hua Hin in Thailand is usually on the radar when people think of Thailand. It is a beautiful area of Thailand that should be on your list, too!