Destination Hua Hin

DASIRI currently serves following destinations in Thailand: Bangkok, Pattaya, Jomtien, Hua Hin & Ko Samui.

Details about everything related to your trip and property is found at our FAQ pages. Information to the destination, surroundings, things to do you will find within this section.

Around the clock check-in is ready to serve you regardless of your arrival time. Our staff welcomes you with a warm inviting atmosphere and highly experienced and professional service.

We are available for our guest 7 days a week from 08.00 -20.00h with own office and staff on location.

Villa location and where to shop and eat

The Villa is nestled at a private development surrounding a lake in the southern part of Hua Hin in Soi 97, next to the small fisherman Village 'Khao Takiap', which means in Thai 'Chopstick Mountain'.

There are amenities in the vicinity of the Villa, such as small restaurants, convenient stores such as Family Mart, 7/11 or local mum and pop stores. These locations can easily be reached by foot as not further than 1km.

The Villa has a number of bicycles and a Vespa Motorroller available which can be used to do the daily shopping or cruise to the beach, which is about 1.2km near, the town centre is about 7 km away and is best reached by a car or taxi, available at a nominal fee at the Villa. Alternatively, our housekeeper will be happy to assist in calling a pick-up to anywhere in Hua Hin.

The biggest shopping complex is ' Market Village', a 5 storey centre on the main road back to Hua Hin and about 5km away with anything required form Banks, to Fastfood, Cinema or grocery shopping (Tesco Lotus) as well as hairdresser or local crafts and IT requirements. For imported food stuff, 'Villa Market' is the best place to find anything you have at home as well, just about 1.5km further of 'Market Village'. The nearest Hospital, and the best in Hua Hin, is the 'Bangkok Hospital', and about 4Km away and the same main road as the shopping opportunities towards town centre.

The next golfing opportunity is the military gold course 'Sea Pine', which is about 5km and right at the sea.

Our recommendations for eating out would be the following places, displayed in order of distance to the Villa:

1. Banyan Golfclub Restaurant - International & Breakfast

2. The Sea Market - Seafood

3. Anantasila Hotel - International/ Thai

4. Suppatra by the Sea - Seafood/ Thai

5 .Seafood Village - many small Seafood restaurants local style

6. Papa John - Thai/ International

7. Village Market (McDonalds, KFC, Starbucks, Fuji, Pizza Company, Sizzler ect.)

8. Night Market - Thai local stalls and plenty of restaurants

9. Hua Hin Downtown - La Grappa (Italian Food) and in the same street many restaurants


SHOPPING Hua Hin - Where can I find the next grocery store?

Villa: The nearest shopping for groceries is always the convince store 7/11 or Family Mart, both shops are in proximity from the Villa.
The nearest Family Mart is about 700 meters near towards the beach, leaving the property to the left, following the street to the next junction and there on the right side.
The nearest 7/11 is towards Hua Hin on the main road and about 1.2 km near, leaving the property to the right and at the main radon right again, after 1km you will find the 7/11 on your left

Top 10 local Attractions in Hua Hin


Things to do in Hua Hin

1.FISHING VILLAGE, NATIONAL PARK & CAVE

Depart for the Sam Roi Yod (Three Hundred Peaks National Park), 45 kms south of Hua Hin. See the local rice fields, sugar palms, pineapple plantations and prawn farms, and visit Wang Daeng, an unspoilt fishing village. A steep 30-minute climb nearby brings you to a hidden large, beautiful cave with a magnificent gabled pavilion inside, built by King Chulalongkorn in 1890

2.PHETCHABURI TOUR

Tour the provincial capital of Phetchaburi, 60 kms north of Hua Hin. The tour takes you to one of Thailand’s oldest provinces. It starts with a visit to the Petchburi’s center, where the unmistakable Prang (Khmer-style tower monument) of Wat Mahathat, stands proud and tall. It’s nonetheless stylistically influenced by the Ayuthaya period and its architectural interest belies its comparative lack of years .The towering central Prang rises from the middle of a cloister lined with Buddha images, and is surrounded by smaller Prangs each with a small chapel. From there, we’ll visit a stucco-art-decorated temple.

Then our journey continues to Khao Luang Cave, which houses not less than 170 Buddha Images. At Phara Nakhonkhiri we continue our journey by cable car to the beautiful summer palace of King Rama IV, also the setting of the famous movie “The King and I”. We see the Royal Heritage in the palace museum and admire the spectacular view from the observatory.

3.CHA-AM/HUA HIN DISCOVERY

Discover the fishing village “Cha-Am” and royal resort “Hua Hin”. Visit Phra Ratchaniwes Marukkhathaywan, the Summer Palace of King Rama VI, one of the largest teakwood dwellings in Thailand. From Cha-Am, journey back to Hua Hin and continue southwards to Khao Takiab (chopstick hill). This lonely hill, also called the “Monkey Mountain” as it shelters a troop of wild monkeys, is home to Khao Takiab Temple and Khao Krailas Temple. Atop the hill, you can get a bird’s eye view of the entire northern and southern stretches of Khao Takiab Beach.

4.PALA-U WATERFALL & ELEPHANT RIDING

The journey to the jungle west of Hua Hin, takes you through a region of uninhabited peaks and valleys to the Pala- U Waterfall, where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found. The waterfall has 11 tiers of rocks, some of which can be reached along a trekking trail parallel to the stream.

5.RATCHABURI TOUR

Tour of Ratchaburi, 140 kilometers north of Hua Hin. Visit Wat Mahathat temple in Ratchaburi town, with a Khmer-style pagoda copied from Angkor Wat. Then proceed about 5 km to Tham Reusi Khao Ngoo (Hermit Snake Mountain Cave) containing a Buddha image dating from the Dvaravati Period (1st-2nd century A.D.). Later, outside another cave not far away known as Tham Khang Khao, watch more than a million bats which fly out every evening to feed at sunset in a long, winding trail like a wisp of dark cloud.

6. Kaeng Krachan National Park

A journey to a local beauty spot, a 45-square-kilometre artificial lake located approximately 75 kms northwest of Hua Hin in Kaeng Krajarn National Park, one of the most scenically beautiful in Thailand, including a short boat trip on the lake. The journey begins at the Kao Sam Yod ranger station, where the road runs through primary forests and offers spectacular mountain views and wildlife. Along the way, you’ll have several opportunities to spot wild animals, primates, birds and other wildlife, as well as the stunning scenery.
After lunch at Ban Krang station, trek along the jungle track back to Kaeng Krachan reservoir and set sail into the lake

7.HUA HIN BY NIGHT

The special evening excursion will be impressive you with a wonderful memories. Starting from the town with a rickshaw around the city, stop by the railway station, the most beautiful in Thailand visit a way of life of people here. Proceed to the might market every night open thoroughly the colorful and lively with a charming of food, fruit and souvenir. The Fishing pier and followed by seafood dinner in a restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

8. Thai Cooking Classes

Thai Cooking Classes offers full excitement in hands-on learning of Thai cooking experience, where you can explore the real touch Thai cooking methods that Thai people have passed on for more than centuries and apply to your 4 dishes. In the morning class, the qualified instructors will provide you some background of Thai cuisines in your classroom, which surrounded by the traditional
herbal garden along with Thai spices. Youcan enjoy picking your own fresh organic ingredient of your dish to ensure that your cooking will be full of refreshing herbal aroma and spices, which also it of freshness that we provide for you. Then, you can enjoy your own cooking at the end during lunch time.

9. Snorkeling at Talu Island Tour

Departing from Hua Hin and heading southwards approx. 2 hours away to a quiet fishing town called Bangsaphan Noi. Then, embark a 15-20 minute boat journey to Talu Island, renowned for its sparkling clear waters and abundant coral reefs. A great place for diving, fishing and relaxing far from the crowds. Once on the island, you are free to snorkel and on the beach where a picnic lunch is served. After lunch, continue by boat to Singha Island and dive in to greet the reefs and fish, before returning to the boat and the mainland at Bangsaphan at about 15:00 hrs. Transfer to a minibus for the journey back to Hua Hin. Explore the lovely clear waters and corals around the island, then relax.

10.Kayaking at Khao Daeng

Travel down south to Sam Roi Yod National Park. First visit at a seaside village “Khung Tanod” to see scenery from the world famous film “The Killing Fields” and take about 25 minutes to “Sai Cave”.
These ancient caverns have petrified waterfall and monstrous limestone domes with dangling stone tentacles. The climb to the cave is quite rigorous. Then visit the National Park Headquarters and continue to the kayak camp for a picnic lunch before embarking on a kayak tour. The kayak route is on the “Khao Daeng” trial and the mangrove nature trails are excellent opportunities to view a variety of habitats and wildlife.

11 . Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Start the trip from Hua Hin early morning, first stop at Thai house where you can observe the local life and learn how easy they are. Move on to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market the most important tourist attractions in Ratchaburi province. After the floating market, the trip set off to the King Rama II Memorial Park with our knowledgeable tour guide who will provide some interesting facts and details. Along both side of the canal from the Memorial Park will give you an opportunity to observe the unseen life of the local and the warm atmosphere include Thai houses coconut plantation and orchards (assorted kinds of tropical fruits). The boat trip takes approximately 45 minutes before departing at the local restaurant.
After the superb lunch, a boat trip will take you to the highlight of the evening – Amphawa Floating Market. Right in the evening market, you can strongly feel the difference between the floating market and this market with a chance to try cheap and assorted Thai desserts, ancient coffee, various kinds of seasonal fruits and other things domestically produced in the community before heading back to Hua Hin.

12 .Huai Yang Waterfall

This trip takes about 1 hour and a half. We drive though a lush tropical landscape. By the beautiful waterfall, you will enjoy the scenery and the magnificent view, but you might prefer a refreshing swim or a walk along the waterfall peacefully for a while. We meet up before lunch and then we drive you to the small but very picturesque town of Prachuab Khiri khan. At the local market you will find lots of great and cheap stuff. Then our meeting point will be our private bus. We then, will drive through the open military base in Aow Manao along the stunning coastline. Here we’ll get the opportunity to feed some wild leaf monkeys. Note that even though they might look as friendly and cuddly as toys, they are nevertheless wild animals and you should never try to attract or touch them, as they could be dangerous and unpredictable. Later on, in the afternoon the bus drives us back to your hotel. An exciting and relaxing trip for the family. Remember to bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, comfy shoes and your camera.

13. Samroi Yod National Park

The journey starts with a visit to a pineapple plantation and a coconut farm, where we see trained monkeys picking coconuts from trees. We travel on to Bang-Pu fishing village, where we take a boat ride out through the village to the open sea. (Subject to sea conditions). Take in Bang-Pu’s thriving fishing industry, preparing for the day’s catch. Our 20 minutes boat trip concludes at a beautiful stretch of beach below the Pra-Ya-Nakon Cave. Good walking shoes are recommended as we then walk 430 meter up to the cave dome. Once inside we can see the dripping stalagmites around the pavilion built by King Rama V. After lunch we have time to relax and swim in the warm