Hua Hin is a fabulous beach destination located south of Bangkok, offering a fantastic corporate event location for all types of MICE groups. With an ever developing infrastructure, featuring classy shopping malls, established and new world class hotels and resorts offering an abundance of meeting facilities, a choice of wonderful beaches and inland attractions as well as outdoor al fresco seafood evening dining, Hua Hin is suitable for all types and size of team building clientele.
Hua Hin has been a long time popular destination for domestic and corporate group travel due to its proximity to Bangkok and its historical Royal family connections. Today it is a well-established international MICE destination with over 11,000 hotel rooms accommodating more than 5,000 guests, major chain hotels and resorts and an exciting range of outdoor attractions , Hua Hin is an ideal team building event and incentive trip destination.
Hua Hin is a great beachside retreat town for your next incentive or team building trip. From your base at one our excellent partner hotels, you will have access to everything Hua Hin has to offer. The beachside town is easily reached from Bangkok and is equipped for a wide range of exciting adventure, indoor, outdoor team building activities as well as CSR opportunities.
Our adventure and outdoor activities are both challenging and sure to build confidence and better communication among your staff. The Jungle Adventure team building activity can be staged in the nearby majestic national parks of Kaeng Krachan, Khao Sam Roi Yot, or Kui Buri. These areas are some of the most biodiverse areas in Thailand and are teeming with wildlife and plant life as well as other points of local geographical, cultural, or historical interest. The Water Regatta and Outdoor Olympics are two of the most popular team building activities as they are real physical occasions and aim to improve team dynamics through team and individual sporting challenges.
Indoor team building activities in Hua Hin are just as productive towards building team spirit in your company. Among our most popular indoor team building activities are the Top Chef and Cocktail Shakers challenges. Your staff will learn about the local southern Thai cuisine and then compete in team cook-offs and cocktail mixing challenges to recreate classic southern Thai dishes like massaman curry or Muay Thai punch cocktail.
Once you’ve spent some time team building, you can also give back to the local community through team projects for local charities. Teams learn about local environmental and community issues from charities and work together to create CSR projects. One of our more unique communal CSR projects is the Build a Bike initiative. Teams learn about corporate social responsibility and are sent on various related CSR team building activities before heading off to build bikes and at the end donating them to the local orphanages.
Central Hua Hin is home to the local fishing port and has built up over the years to be the main tourist center with well-established hotels in the area including Centara Grand Beach Resort and Hilton Hua Hin which are both situated on the beach, with the infamous night market and evening walking street nightlife both close by the city center are is perfect for MICE groups looking for convenience and a lively area at night.
South of the city center towards Khao Takieb is a wonderful stretch a coastline, with great beach space it is home to numerous hotels and classy resorts including the recently opened Hua Hin Marriot with extensive conference facilities now rivaling the more established Intercontinental Hua Hin which has recently built a new wing adjacent to the Bluport shopping mall, a high-end resort mall concept for those who like the best of shopping and being by the sea. Both afford 5-star luxury and extensive facilities and are an ideal selection for large and high end groups.
Khao Takieb. 5 kilometers from the city center is different and a more relaxed environment for your corporate stay. Choose a boutique resort for a more intimate visit such as Ananatasila by the sea, or the excellent 4* Amari Hua Hin, both located on great beaches and nearby to restaurants and evening life including the fabulous Cicada weekend market packed full of food vendors, artists and souvenir sellers. Ibis Hua Hin is a great base for budget groups looking for quality accommodation and is nearby to the beach and main attractions
Nearby Cha am offers a more laid back and local Thai experience from Hua Hin, with an excellent beach for outdoor activities and great choice of corporate resort venues including the newly opened So Sofitel Hua Hin and establish MICE resorts including Novotel Hua Hin/ Cha- am and Regent Beach Resort Cha-am.
The areas on the North-West coast of Phuket offer a whole different experience compared to the rest of the island, where the South and center is touristic and vibrant, the North-West offers nature and tranquility. Bangtao beach together with the Laguna complex of well-established four-and five star resorts set the scene for wide-open beaches, an 18-hole golf-course, local restaurants, spas, art & handicraft but are still near enough to places like Patong and Phuket Town for a great evening out. Further North are Layan and Naiyang beach which are less touristic but still offer a variety of quality options on accommodation. Maikhao beach is furthest North and a great escape for a company retreat with a great choice of resorts.The benefits of the North-West are the proximity to the airport, privacy and space. Recommended team building options are Hotel Survivor, Beach Olympics and CSR activities.
North of Hua Hin City Center heading towards neighboring Cha am there are many choices of excellent self-contained corporate resorts, all located by the sea, each property affords an away from the city yet close to the main attractions experience. Anantara Hua Hin is situated in its own landscaped gardens, Sheraton Hua Hin has its own purpose built meeting center on site, Dusit Thani Hua Hin features the largest outdoor grounds space and banquet hall in the area and with the new Ananda Resort due to open in 2017 bring more competition and capacity for mice groups to consider.
The surrounding area boasts many outdoor attractions to visit during your corporate incentive group stay. Kaeng Krachan and Khao Sam Roi Yod national parks both afford stunning mountainous scenery, waterfalls and river and are ideal locations for outdoor adventure team building programs including Jungle Adventure. In the city and nearby, attractions including Plearnwan Thai cultural market, Sampran floating market are locations that may feature on our Amazing Chase or Cultural Discovery events or as part of your market barter challenge and Khao Takieb temple at the far end of Hua Hin has stunning views of the full coastline of Hua Hin and plenty of monkeys to greet you. You only need to climb and count the steps to receive this view. Optional tours to these locations and more can be arranged in-conjunction with your team building in Hua Hin program.
Hua Hin, ‘Stone Head’ in Thai, is situated within Prachuap Khiri Khan province in the northern part of the Malay Peninsula in Thailand. The district has a small population of about 70000 people and an area of 350 square miles. It is 124 miles from the capital city Bangkok.
Hua Hin is also in the middle of a stretch of coastline between Phetchaburi and Chumphon that the Thai government is promoting as the ‘Thai Riviera’. It is the oldest island resort in the Kingdom of Thailand.
The borders of Hua Hin are not well-defined because it is adjacent to small areas, the most popular of which are the beaches of Khao Tao and Khao Takiab.
The small city has a typical Thai geography in that it has many incredible beaches, mountains, viewpoints, and temples scattered across it.
There are no direct flights from the UK to Hua Hin. Fortunately, it is very close to Bangkok and easily accessible by train from the capital city.
There are direct flights to Bangkok from the UK and Europe.
|Direct Flights (Departure City)
|Four times a day
|11 hours 30 minutes
|Seasonal (winter and spring)
|12 hours 30 minutes
|Tuesday – Sunday at least once daily (BKK)
|10 hours 40 minutes (BKK);
|11 hours 10 minutes (BKK)
There is also a range of daily indirect flights from:
● Glasgow (GLA)
● Newcastle (NCL)
● Manchester (MAN)
● Birmingham (BHX)
● Paris (CDG)
● Zurich (ZUR)
There are no direct flights from the United States into Thailand. However, there are many daily flights with one stop from the New York area airports (JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Chicago (ORD). The flight time between the US and Bangkok varies from about 15 hours to 21 hours.
There is a train service which travels the 90 mile journey from Bangkok to Hua Hin. It is operated by the State Railway of Thailand and runs from Bang Sue Junction to Hua Hin Station. There are typically 21 services every week, though the weekend and holiday schedules can affect this.
There is also a dedicated bus service with modern 24-seat coaches that take you straight from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Hua Hin. These are available at the airport and can be found at their service counter on the ground floor near Gate 8.
Hua Hin has a tropical savanna climate like much of the rest of Thailand. It is divided into two seasons, hot and rainy, with a transitional period between the two.
It is hot year-round in Hua Hin, with the average temperature never dropping below 27 degrees Celsius (81 Fahrenheit). The year-round average is over 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit).
The dry season runs roughly from December to mid-March. During this time the air is very dry and there is little precipitation, and it is less humid – though still over 60 percent on average. There is lots of sunshine in this season.
These are the best times to visit as a tourist, as not only is there less rain and more sun but the cooler air also brings a refreshing breeze with it.
There is a transitional period between the seasons. This is in March and April and it brings with it the most sunshine and the most humidity.
The rainy season is caused by the southwest monsoon and runs from June to October. During these months it will rain almost every day, usually heavily in the afternoon and evening, and thunderstorms and hurricanes are common.
Towards the end of the southeast monsoon season, in roughly October and November, the amount of rainfall is at its greatest.
The best time to visit is between November and February
Hua Hin is a more peaceful location than many others in Thailand. Many Thai people see Hua Hin as a romantic and elegant holiday destination, a perception that was made over 100 years ago when the Royal Family and other members of high society would spend their summers there.
As a result, there are many seaside resorts, beach houses and villas, and a few vintage summer palaces. These are popular attractions but the small city has diversified recently and there are new, purpose-built shopping and sightseeing villages, so there is plenty to do.
Here are some of the best things to do:
● Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. About one hour drive from Hua Hin, this area, which translates as ‘the mountain of three hundred peaks’, is a place that is sure to inspire awe. A mix of caves, caverns, peaks, greenery, and amazing viewpoints, this is the perfect place to spend a day exploring beaches, desolate islands, and caverns.
● Seenspace Hua Hin. A stylish beachfront mall where you might even spot a celebrity. It is complete with many quirky places to eat and drink on the beachfront. You can also shop here – there are many designer boutiques.
● The Cicada Market. This is an open-air market all about art and handmade crafts. It has sections for fashion, arts, events and entertainment, and dining. It is only open on weekends and evenings. Hua Hin Night Market is a more traditional Thai market with a great selection of seafood stalls.