We're a mid-20's couple planning a 8-day trip in early May. A friend advised us that Hua Hin was a nice, low key place for a beach holiday, but I have been reading reviews saying the quality of the beach is only so-so. If we're looking for a place where the beaches are nice for swimming (pretty clear water, clean sand, not too rough of waves) and a little snorkeling, would we be better off choosing someplace else, like Phuket?
The hotels I have been looking at in Hua Hin appear to be great (and quite reasonable in cost), but at the same time, I'd be disappointed if we arrived to discover it was better to sit by the pool than on the beach. Night life is not a huge concern - we're going to relax, not party. Thanks in advance for helping point us in right direction!