Cha-Am, located just before you reach Hua Hin from Bangkok, remains a living image of what Hua Hin used to be like: a quiet and charming seaside location that caters to locals. The beach is long and peaceful, and it’s easy to find a little plot to call your own for the day. Most of the resorts here are along the sparsely populated stretch of coastline ideally located between Cha-Am and Hua Hin, and perfectly suited to rest and recreation.
In fact, there’s not much else to do in Cha-Am than to rejuvenate, drink in the sun and enjoy peace and idyllic tranquillity. Hotels here mostly come packaged as resorts, with seafront locations, freeform pools, good restaurants, and all kinds of facilities and services dedicated entirely to pampering you. Some are the perfect romantic retreats for couples; others pack in features that make them ideal for families. You can find luxury and boutique-style resorts here, but there are also a number of places that are affordable.
Hotel de la Paix Cha-Am Beach - Hua Hin
Five-Star | Design Hotel | Beachfront | Luxurious Spa | Rooftop Dining
This beachfront sanctuary showcases a sophisticated edge and a large, reflective pool that’s become its signature architectural feature. The design intelligently fuses indoor and outdoor spaces to create a sense of harmony with surrounding nature as well as capturing dramatic sea views at every turn. Facilities are world class, with an atmospheric chilled out pool and Red Bar, ocean-view pool, thermal mineral pool, a library, alfresco Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, souvenir boutique and fitness centre. The Hotel Cha-Am is more than a design resort but a lifestyle to be savoured and enjoyed while on holiday.
Springfield Village Golf and Spa
4-Star | Jack Nicklaus-designed Golf Course | Lagoon Pool | Spa
With golf, tennis, fitness and cooking classes, a world-class spa and two refreshing onsite swimming pools, there’s little reason to venture outside the grounds of this resort. The 97 Rooms, Suites, and Cottages are fitted out with luxurious Thai-style décor and are refreshingly modern. The international-standard golf course (Springfield Royal Country Club) was designed by Jack Nicklaus and features a pro shop and golf school. The spa offers traditional Thai massage and a range of reinvigorating treatments.
Veranda Resort and Spa
5-Star | Design Hotel | Beachfront | Infinity Pool | Luxurious Spa
Overlooking a picturesque stretch of Cha Am Beach, Veranda offers 13 Pool Villa Suites and 84 rooms decked out in a tropical contemporary style. The Veranda Sky Pool Villas come with an outdoor Jacuzzi, a rooftop infinity pool, or a plunge pool with an en-suite spa treatment room, all overlooking the ocean. For recreation, there’s a large sea-facing infinity pool, sundeck with comfortable sun loungers, a spa with luxurious treatments, Kid’s Club, fitness room and internet room. Apart from the main open-air restaurant and lobby bar, the beachfront bar is ideal for lounging and enjoying the ocean sunset.
YaiYa Hua Hin
5-Star | Beachfront | Beachside BBQ | Bar with Live Music | Wellness Spa
This intimate boutique resort set right on a tranquil stretch of Hua Hin Beach is cherished for its service excellence and warm, personalised atmosphere. It offers 11 Pool Villas (110-375sqm) and 23 Deluxe rooms (65sqm), all with a fully decked out balcony or terrace. Blending the indoors and outdoors, the design fuses crisp, contemporary lines with a delicate touch of handmade Asian crafts, with lots of open spaces for relaxation and capturing the cool sea breezes.