Hua Hin Beach Shopping
Where to Shop and What to Buy in Hua Hin Beach
Hua Hin and its surroundings have wonderful places to shop for virtually all of Thailand's traditional handicrafts. In addition, the town itself has become a centre for contemporary art with several small galleries featuring works by local artists. If you’re looking for a suit or dress, there are legions of tailors in hotels and other locations that will craft one to your specifications.
There are also numerous opportunities to purchase reasonably priced handbags, sunglasses, costume jewelry, prescription glasses, or ready-made clothing. As elsewhere in Thailand, bartering and haggling is the norm, and you will achieve the best prices by doing so with a friendly approach and a warm smile.
Although not considered as a shopping destination, shopping is always a fun component of the recipe for a perfect holiday, and you won’t be short on opportunities. A highlight of shopping in Hua Hin is that it is much more of a ‘local’ experience, with lots of small shops selling a wide variety of things, making a shopping excursion more of a ‘discovery’. Head over to the day and night markets for a great experience bartering on all kinds of things with the friendly locals.
All Shopping in Hua Hin
Swaying towards the more stylish end of Hua Hin's shopping spectrum, AKA deals in impeccably designed homeware objects. Part of the AKA Resort brand, the shop has an incredible awareness of space and the way in which it displays objects within it is exuberating; an almost gallery like ambience.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-20:00
- Address: Petchakasem Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 32-618900
Antique Furniture Supply
A really cool shop that at the time of viewing had a huge unicycle outside. The flea market style shop specializes in antiques, with everything from home furnishings to record players to unique forms of transport. You will be able to spend a good hour rummaging through this treasure trove of bygone gems.
- Opening Hours: 12:00-20:00
- Address: 6 Naresdamri Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 32- 515797
This shop sells everything from cutlery to cabinets. Baipoo will sort out all shipping queries and technicalities so don’t worry about the looming threat of excess baggage.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-21:30
- Address: 20 Dachanuchid Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 81 3072352
Beachside shopping in Hua Hin is geared towards locals more than anything. Sarongs and beach hats can be found in abundance as can shell-based home and fashion accessories.
Anyone looking for unique homeware should make Chang Thai a priority when shopping in Hua Hin. All the cutlery and tableware for sale here is handmade with stainless steel that is dishwasher safe. Both elegant and modern, it will definitely attract some admiring glances.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
- Address: 20 Dechanuchit Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 17638859
Fly Now, a leading Thai fashion brand established back in 1983, has its factory outlets located in major tourist destinations. Offering more than just clothing and fashion accessories, each outlet also has Fly Now’s furniture line, home accessories and, in the plaza zone, gift shops and casual eateries. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00-20:00
- Location: Close to Hua Hin Airport (221km post), opposite Sheraton Hua Hin and Spa
- Tel: +66 (0)32 406 222-4
Gaw Gai Shop
Near the entrance to the Chaolay Seafood Restaurant, this shop offers ceramics, wooden bric-a-brac and lamps made from Thai pottery. The owners travel all over Thailand picking up beautiful examples of Thai pottery which they then make into lamps.
- Address: 2/1 Dechanuchit Road, Hua Hin
Hua Hin Arts & Crafts Centre
Situated in a typical old-style house on Naepkhehat Road, the centre features a private collection of contemporary works of many Thai artists, from paintings, sculptures and local handicrafts to beautifully restored antique furniture and historical pictures of Hua Hin’s glorious past.
- Address: Soi Mooban Noi, Nongplub Road
Hua Hin Cheese Factory
The many five-star resorts in Hua Hin have to get their cheese from somewhere nearby, and that place would be on Soi 10. The brainchild of Max Mazzalai, an Italian cheese expert who acquired his knowledge of cheese producing through generations of his family, Del Casaro is the only cheese factory in town. All of the cheese is made with low-fat milk which of course makes all the difference to those who suffer a guilty conscience after a cheese feast.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
- Address: Hua Hin Soi 10
- Tel: +66 (0) 32-522749
Hua Hin Floating Market offers a delightful alternative to the Night Market or Chat Chai Morning Market. It features a large man-made lake, surrounded by picturesque countryside. Shops are fashioned in the style of 1920s Hua Hin, offering a broad range of merchandise ranging from artsy handmade crafts to yummy snacks. Located on Soi 112, about 6km south of town centre, Hua Hin Floating Market is one of the two floating markets found on the same street. The other market, Sam Pan Nam Floating Market, is about 1km deeper in. Comparing the two markets, Hua Hin Floating Market has a distinct retro theme, while Sam Pan Nam offers a wider range of activities and goods. Both have daily cultural shows, boat tours and boat vendors selling all kinds of mouthwatering treats. Read More...
Hua Hin Gallery Orient
Thai handicrafts, wood products and numerous antiques.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-23:00
- Address: 7/14 Sra-Song Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 32-530652
Hua Hin Grand Night Market is popular among locals. It features typical flea-market merchandise, including clothing, fashion accessories, DVDs and street food, plus a few unique gifts and handmade crafts. Always alive, it is particularly vibrant with families and couples enjoying good times together. Although you might not be wowed by the stuff on offer, it’s still a good way to gain insight into Thailand’s market phenomenon. Located on a street that cuts between Hotel Grand and San Paulo Hua Hin Hospital, the market is accessible from Phetchkasem Road and extends all the way to the dead end. Read More...
Market Village features an outdoor plaza and three levels of shops, restaurants, a food court, entertainment outlets and a multi-screen Major Cineplex. The selection of shops covers both brand names and independent labels. Its bright, airy interiors, with wide aisles and large skylight, ensure a pleasant stroll. Read More...
One of the area’s premier attractions is the Night Bazaar that takes place every evening from 18:30 onwards. Although primarily thought of as a place to eat, Hua Hin's Night Market and the adjoining Night Plaza (located in the centre of town adjacent to Dechanuchit Road, just west of Phetkasem Road) is always a great place to shop with the locals.
For local handicrafts, there are hundreds of items in the shops, from shells and wood carvings to dried fish. There is something for everyone here, including handicrafts, traditional Thai food and numerous vendors several selling seafood much cheaper than you would find it in a standard restaurant Read More...
Khomapastr, founded in 1948 along with Jim Thompson’s company, is one of Thailand’s most cherished and highly regarded brands. Largely featuring cotton products, the brand specializes in hand-printing designs and classical patterns, especially on ‘pha kiao’, the fabric adorning royal palanquins. Tucked inside Hua Hin Soi 84, this branch was the first to open and today remains the company’s headquarters and main showroom, run by third-generation owners. The design has been modernized to meet the demands of today’s consumers, although you will also find the traditional patterns dating back to the company’s early days. Read More...
Sam Pan Nam Floating Market is a large scale market fashioned in the style of middle Rattanakosin Period (King Rama VI). The market’s vast landscaped grounds encompass a large manmade lake, show islands, mini train track, over 200 shops and 40 boat vendors offering all kinds of food and snacks. Tucked in Soi 112, about 6km south of town centre, Sam Pan Nam is one of the two floating markets found on the same street. Read More...
This market is held on Tuesdays and can be found near the driving range at Royal Hua Hin Golf Club. Here you can watch locals shop for just about anything that can be transported to a once-a-week marketplace. It's great fun and offers a slice of Thai life sometimes missed by visitors. Excellent for Thai trinkets and handicrafts.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 22:00
- Address: End of Canal Road
A large shop with virtually all types of handicrafts represented. A good place for ‘kom ma phat’, a beautiful local cotton printed cloth.
- Address: 56/1-4 Dechanuchit Road, Hua Hin
Specializing in unique handcrafted jewelry made from anything up to 18 K gold to 925 sterling silver, Saphira is Hua Hin’s primary jewelry shop. Here you are guaranteed top-notch pieces, validated by warranties and the stones a certificate of authenticity. If you are interested to see how a piece of jewelry is made then you can actually watch your order in production.
- Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
- Address: 182/8 Soi Hua Hin 82, Petchakasem Road.
- Tel: +66 (0)32 515 911-3
Part of the Raintree Spa, Sistema deals in silver jewelry from Karen Hilltribes. Opened in 1995 by a Japanese businessman, Sistema is now a well recognized jewelry distributor around Thailand and it is easy to see why. Pieces are timeless and inherently tasteful and it’s always worth buying jewelry that won’t date.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00
- Address: 48 Selakam Road
- Tel: + 66 (0) 32-530124
The Grand Market
Popular with Thais, you might not be wowed by the stuff on offer but it’s a good way to gain insight into Thailand’s market phenomenon. Vendors deal in accessories, clothes, DVD’s and street food. Always bursting, it is particularly vibrant with families and couples enjoying some eating and shopping time together.
- Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00
- Address: In between the Grand hotel and Sao Paulo Hospital on Petchakasem Road
The House of June
One of the few fashion stores in Hua Hin, this independently owned boutique sells high-fashion accessories and clothes. One side of the store is dedicated to dresses, tops and skirts while the other is occupied by accessories, all pretty tasteful and cool.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
- Address: Petchakasem Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 2758 0137
Thai Wood Décor
A great place to pick up woodcarvings and home furnishings that demonstrate the utmost quality, and all at reasonable prices.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
- Address: 2-128 Petchkasem Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 32-514142