Senior Travel in Hua HinEdit This
If you want to enjoy the beauty of Thailand without the non-stop hustle and bustle of Bangkok, the capital city and most well known tourist destination, Hua Hin is a great place to go. Hua Hin makes a great travel spot for seniors because it is geared specifically towards tourists, with comfort and peace and quiet at a premium. Hua Hin first turned from peaceful fishing village to a resort area in the early part of the 20th century, when the ruling king of Thailand turned it into a royal resort. Now open to everyone, Hua Hin is a great place to go to enjoy golf, spas, sunbathing, and just relaxing by the pool.
Thailand is definitely a tropical country, and as such Hua Hin enjoys warm weather all year. Hua Hin does get rain, typically from late June until October. The best time to visit Hua Hin is during the winter in the northern hemisphere, or from approximately November until February or March. This makes Hua Hin a great place for seniors to get away from the dreary winters common further north. If you like it hot, come during the spring months of April and May, but be warned it can be very humid.
One important concern to seniors is the safety of the places they visit. While Thailand as a whole is fairly average, Hua Hin as an upscale community, and particularly as home to one of the royal palaces, is a very safe place to stay. If you have any fears about medical issues, Hua Hin has a number of small and high quality medical centers, although serious concerns will probably be sent to one of the larger cities nearby. As is common in this part of the world, it is important to bring prescriptions for any pills you may have with you. Drug laws in Thailand are very strict, and although the law enforcement is not unreasonable, it is definitely better to just play it safe.
ActivitiesHua Hin has a number of excellent golf courses, including the Dragon Hills Golf and Country Club, the Imperial Lake View Hotel and Golf Club. If you are coming during the rainy season, be wary: rain in Thailand tends to come in short, sharp bursts that will catch you unaware and leave you soaking wet if you are too far away from shelter. Hua Hin also has some great shopping in open air markets where you can buy souvenirs for yourself or grandchildren, and some great massage parlors and spas.