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Would it recommeded to stay at Cha am or Hua Hin?

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Would it recommeded to stay at Cha am or Hua Hin?


I'm traveling to Bangkok in coming mid of July 2013, and want to visit Cha am's attraction place which is the Santorini Park & the Swiss Sheep Farm, and want to shop at Hua Hin as else. So would it be better i stay at Cha am or Hua Hin? Could someone please do recommend and give some suggestion?

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1. Re: Would it recommeded to stay at Cha am or Hua Hin?

Hua Hin is a lot bigger than Cha Am, more resaurants, just much busier and more busy.

Santorini and the Sheep Farm are close to Cha Am but still easily reachable from Hua hin also, best to do Santorini first as that is on the left heading north and then do sheep farm on the way back.

A reminder as I mentioned on anothe post of yours is that Berjaya fly non stop from Kuala Lumpur Subang Airport to Hua Hin airport which is right next to Cha Am also

Edited: 30 May 2013, 12:06
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2. Re: Would it recommeded to stay at Cha am or Hua Hin?

I would recommend that you stay in hua hin as the guest houses are dirty and not looked after in chaam, plus locals from bangkok come to chaam at weekends and do karaoke until the early hours in rented rooms. Motorbikes with no exhausts race down the small streets, its like a mad house. Huavhin has clean beaches and no problem with starving dogs on the beach.

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I would suggest staying in Hua Hin and doing whatever attractions you want to do as trips out, taxis and car rental are easy to arrange and comparatively cheap.

There is a much better selection of restaurants/bars etc in Hua Hin and a great (though very crowded) night market. The beach and sea in Hua Hin are fine particularly if you walk along a little from the town center where it is quieter.

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Definitely stay in Hua Hin .........stretches of beach are more "private" and in general Hua Hin is less noisy and less blemished by motorcycles and loud crowds. 180 degree views and stretches of sand. Make sure to have the coconut mango sweet rice here.....it's the best ever ! Great market as well. Got new luggage here for a song.

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During the week Cha-Am is a great place to be. People are very nice and open. Beach is nice, cleaned every wednesday. Hua Hin is good if you want to be in a 100% tourist place. Meaning loads of people trying to sell you stuff etc... Cha- Am has a few very good restaurants with good food and honest friendly people running things. Cha-Am has a very good Thaiboxing Gym if you are in to the sport. Run by Rosalie Berghuis and her husband Sompod Thotla. It's also an oitdoor fitness facility and a very relaxing place to be at and do some excercice. Birds sounds are never far away. Both Rosalie & Sompod are World Class Thaiboxing experts and will train everybody from beginner to pro-fighters. Rosalie is also working for Fox Travel Agency and is a big plus if you want to travel around and want to know all the in & outs. Also she will be happy to explain to you how to travel and dont spend more money then needed. She nows every good restaurant and hotel around and will just make your stay more valuable. Just ask her to ad her on facebook.

So, for me Cha-Am over Hua Hin !!

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6. Re: Would it recommeded to stay at Cha am or Hua Hin?

We staying in Cha am right now and we love it!

I know it is the "quiet" season but it is SO peaceful and relaxing. We are in the Regent beach Cha am, right next to a small village with a 7 eleven, several bars and restaurants, massage salons etc.

We have also been down to Hua hin a few times to the night market, the piers etc and enjoy that as well!

It is busier but still comfortable. We pay 600 baht return about £12 which is very reasonable ( the driver even waits and brings you home, 3/4 hours later (no extra cost!)

So it's personal preference really, what accommodation you want? how many times do you want to visit the night markets etc?

Whatever you choose I'm sure you will have a GREAT time!!

Oh well time to go out and eat in Cha Am this evening at the Bow Tie restaurant right next to the Regent beach, absolutely superb food at a great price!!!

Happy holidays......

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8. Re: Would it recommeded to stay at Cha am or Hua Hin?

a vote for cha am, unless you want more western tourist around you with higher priced everything geared to them. both get local weekenders from bkk.

i would pass on both attractions you mention, unless having very small children, as they are crap.

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9. Re: Would it recommeded to stay at Cha am or Hua Hin?

Have to say we prefer staying in Cha am as well, there are quite a few very nice hotels and not dirty at all. We have stayed at Nirundorn Resort a couple of times now and really enjoy it there. Plenty of things to see in and do in the area, including the places on your list and your not far from Hua Hin for shopping.


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10. Re: Would it recommeded to stay at Cha am or Hua Hin?

has to be cha am every time

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